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Environmental management

See below for a selection of the latest books from Environmental management category. Presented with a red border are the Environmental management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Environmental management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Land Reform in Scotland History, Law and Policy

Land Reform in Scotland History, Law and Policy

Author: Malcolm Combe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Land Reform in Scotland History, Law and Policy

Land Reform in Scotland History, Law and Policy

Author: Malcolm Combe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Evolution and Water Resources Utilization of the Yangtze River

Evolution and Water Resources Utilization of the Yangtze River

Author: Jin Chen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Yangtze River system and its water resources development and management. From the perspectives of geology, hydrology, zoology, ecology, it discusses the Yangtze River's geological history and aquatic environments, analyses the endangered species along the river basin, and reviews the effects of human hydrolytic activities on its ecosystem. By studying the history of Yangtze River system and its water resources development, it provides insights into the effects of evolution and human activities on the ecosystem of its basin, and offers strategic thoughts on conservation and sustainable development of the Yangtze River. Written by an author with extensive experience in the field, this book is an invaluable reference resource for researchers interested in the Yangtze River.

Public Private Partnership for Desertification Control in Inner Mongolia

Public Private Partnership for Desertification Control in Inner Mongolia

Author: Zhongju Meng, Xiaohong Dang, Yong Gao Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

In terms of China's current situation, the prevention and control of land degradation and the development of innovative sustainable land management activities lie within the purview of public works. Further, public-private partnerships (PPPs) hold considerable potential for application in this field. Inner Mongolia is one of the Chinese provinces hardest hit by land degradation. Fortunately, after years of dedicated efforts, meaningful achievements have been made: the increasing participation of the people as a whole, combined with growing investments in land degradation prevention and ecological construction on the part of private enterprises, has to some extent compensated for the lack of government involvement. Further, Inner Mongolia has been a pioneer in the use of PPPs for the prevention and control of land degradation, which has yielded numerous ecological, social and economic benefits. To better promote the development of ecological construction and expand the participation in land degradation control, this book systematically studies the use of PPPs in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, drawing on field investigations and case analyses to do so. Its main goal is to explore a public-private partnership model that can effectively expand the scale of investment in land degradation prevention and sustainable land management.

Environmental Contaminants: Ecological Implications and Management

Environmental Contaminants: Ecological Implications and Management

Author: Ram Naresh Bharagava Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

As we know, rapid industrialization is a serious concern in the context of a healthy environment. Various physico-chemical and biological approaches for the removal of toxic pollutants are available, but unfortunately these are not very effective. Biological approaches using microorganisms (bacterial/fungi/algae), green plants or their enzymes to degrade/detoxify environmental contaminants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals, toxic metals, pesticides, dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds are eco-friendly and low cost. This book provides a much-needed, comprehensive overview of the various types of contaminants, their toxicological effects on the environment, humans, animals and plants as well as various eco-friendly approaches for their management (degradation/detoxification). As such it is a valuable resource for a wide range of students, scientists and researchers in microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences.

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

Author: Atul Kumar Upadhyay Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

The risks and consequences of environmental change are increasing, leading to massive losses in terms of ecosystems and having a huge impact on human populations. As such, global thinkers, environmentalists, scientists and policy makers are focusing on finding solutions and ways to sustain life on Earth. Anthropogenic impacts on the climate system can only be mitigated by the restoration of existing natural resources and the sustainable development of the environment and society. This book discusses the potential of green technology in waste management, wetland restoration, presenting the latest developments in the field of bioenergy, green ecology, bioremediation and microbial management. Wetlands are one of Earth's most important ecosystems, and they provide valuable services to human societies, such as minimizing the impacts of floods, acting as a carbon sink, and offering water purification as well as recreational opportunities. Wetlands may be natural or constructed, and the effectiveness of wetland services largely depends on the diversity of macrophytes affecting the algal production, plant biomass and nutrient status of the system. In addition, they are one of the richest microbial ecosystems on earth: the rhizosphere, soil and water interface enhances wetland services with implications ranging from phytoremediation to microbial bioprospection. However, in order to function properly, they need to be effectively redesigned, reengineered, protected and maintained. The book addresses the dynamic relation between three global concerns: environmental pollution, resource exploitation and sustainability. It describes the utilization of resources like wastes (municipal, industrial, agricultural, mine drainage, tannery, solid, and e waste), plants, algae and microbes for production of renewable biofuel, biofertilizers and other value added products to achieve the goal of sustainable development. The book also discusses the current and future trends in employing wetlands in improving water quality. In addition it presents the latest international research in the fields of wetland science, waste management, carbon sequestration and bioremediation. Highlighting a broad spectrum of topics and strategies for achieving a sustainable environment, the book offers researchers, students and academics insights into utilizing resources in a sustainable way.

Expertise Under Scrutiny 21st Century Decision Making for Environmental Health and Safety

Expertise Under Scrutiny 21st Century Decision Making for Environmental Health and Safety

Author: Myriam Merad, Benjamin D. Trump Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

This book explores the challenges that confront leaders in government and industry when making decisions in the areas of environmental health and safety. Today, decision making demands transparency, robustness, and resiliency. However thoughtfully they are devised, decisions made by governments and enterprises can often trigger immediate, passionate public response. Expertise Under Scrutiny shows how leaders can establish organizational decision making processes that yield valid, workable choices even in fast-changing and uncertain conditions. The first part of the book examines the organizational decision making process, describing the often-contentious environment in which important environmental health and safety decisions are made, and received. The authors review the roles of actors and experts in the decision making process. The book goes on to address such topics as: * The roles of actors and experts in the decision making process * Ethics and analytics as drivers of good decisions * Why managing problems in safety, security, environment, and health Part II offers an outline for adopting a formal decision support structure, including the use of decision support tools. It includes a chapter devoted to ELECTRE (ELimination and Choice Expressing Reality), a multi-criteria decision analysis system. The book concludes with an insightful appraisal and analysis of the expertise, structure and resources needed for navigating well-supported, risk-informed decisions in our 21st Century world. Expertise Under Scrutiny benefits a broad audience of students, academics, researchers, and working professionals in management and related disciplines, especially in the field of environmental health and safety.

Addressing the Uneven Distribution of Water Quantity and Quality Endowment Physical and Virtual Water Transfer within China

Addressing the Uneven Distribution of Water Quantity and Quality Endowment Physical and Virtual Water Transfer within China

Author: Yiping Li, Harold Lyonel Feukam Nzudie, Xu Zhao, Hua Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

This book presents a selected literature review and case studies for both physical and virtual water transfer. It offers an overview to showcase the interprovincial physical and virtual water transfer within China, and then demonstrates the effects of both approaches in dealing with regional water scarcity; the three cases presented in the Yangtze River Basin demonstrate the role of physical water transfer in improving water quality and restoring water ecosystems; while a Shanghai case highlights the impact of Shanghai's virtual water import on water quantity and quality stress to other regions. This book promotes systematic approaches combining both virtual and physical water transfer solutions to deal with water quantity and quality issues. The book is intended for senior undergraduates, graduate students, lecturers and researchers in water management.

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Building, Household, and Agricultural Sectors

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Building, Household, and Agricultural Sectors

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book addresses carbon footprint calculation and mitigation in various industrial sectors. There are numerous sectors whose carbon footprints need to be calculated, and effective ways to mitigate the greenhouse-gas emissions from these sectors need to be found. This book highlights the carbon sequestration potential of the Western Ghats ecosystems, the carbon footprint of Spanish households and residential buildings, and agricultural products in Canada; it also includes a case study on urban carbon footprints.

Integrated Coastal Management in the Japanese Satoumi Restoring Estuaries and Bays

Integrated Coastal Management in the Japanese Satoumi Restoring Estuaries and Bays

Author: Tetsuo (Principal Investigator, International EMECS Center) Yanagi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Integrated Coastal Management in the Japanese Satoumi: Restoring Estuaries and Bays provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated costal management (ICM) used in the Japanese Satoumi. The lessons of Satoumi-coastal areas where biological productivity and biodiversity have increased through human interaction-are important for the rest of the world, given the political consensus reached in Japan to truly restore estuaries and bays. The book will discuss and explain how this method could be modified to apply to other cultures in the world. Integrated Coastal Management in the Japanese Satoumi: Restoring Estuaries and Bays presents chapters from experts in the relevant fields and includes chapters about each study field of the Satoumi, making it a valuable resource for researchers, field practitioners, and policymakers in coastal area management and development. This includes the Shizukawa Bay as an open coastal sea, the Seto Inland Sea as semi-enclosed coastal sea, and the Japan Sea. The book moves on to explore the economic evaluation of ecosystem services, a four-step management system, and the negotiation between marine protected areas and fisheries, and concludes with a full section covering a comparison of ICM with Europe and the United States, and how Japan's policies could be integrated.

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

Author: Andreas Neef Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Achieving global food security and providing universal access to water and energy without exceeding planetary boundaries and compromising ecosystem integrity is becoming ever more challenging. This book provides readers with a clear understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts emerging from the increasing interconnectedness of global and local food, water and energy supplies, and to introduce the major ethical debates surrounding the food, water and energy nexus. The book explores the various values and judgements that may inform societal choices and political decision-making with a view to balancing the competing demands through appropriate governance solutions. Topics coverered include animal and livestock farming, food waste and food aid, fisheries and aquaculture, religious and secular foundations in water governance and ethics, transboundary waters, biofuels and the consequences of extraction of energy resources. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of the ethical dilemmas which contribute to the governance of natural resources and proposes a holistic approach which makes the best of scientific and local knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable use of food, water and energy. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplinary fields and will be of great value to those with little background in philosophy, ethics and political sciences. All chapters include illustrative case studies, recommendations for further reading and questions for reflection and discussion.

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

Author: Andreas Neef Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Achieving global food security and providing universal access to water and energy without exceeding planetary boundaries and compromising ecosystem integrity is becoming ever more challenging. This book provides readers with a clear understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts emerging from the increasing interconnectedness of global and local food, water and energy supplies, and to introduce the major ethical debates surrounding the food, water and energy nexus. The book explores the various values and judgements that may inform societal choices and political decision-making with a view to balancing the competing demands through appropriate governance solutions. Topics coverered include animal and livestock farming, food waste and food aid, fisheries and aquaculture, religious and secular foundations in water governance and ethics, transboundary waters, biofuels and the consequences of extraction of energy resources. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of the ethical dilemmas which contribute to the governance of natural resources and proposes a holistic approach which makes the best of scientific and local knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable use of food, water and energy. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplinary fields and will be of great value to those with little background in philosophy, ethics and political sciences. All chapters include illustrative case studies, recommendations for further reading and questions for reflection and discussion.