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The industrial ecology concepts and tools provide potential solutions towards the development of a more sustainable world. Material flow analysis, an industrial ecology tool, is used to evaluate losses during the material life cycle and to provide measures for the more efficient use of resources. This book describes the basic theory and concepts of the dynamic material flow analysis and their application in practical case studies. The case studies address environmental, waste, and resources management and cover the intentional and non-intentional use of materials. It explains how to use MATLAB and SIMULINK in the modeling and the implementation of the dynamic MFA case studies.
This book assesses the potential for delivering water management solutions through conserving or restoring the natural infrastructure of ecosystems and their interactions in the landscape.
This handbook consolidates the large and growing amount of knowledge and expertise in the field in the form of targeted contributions by leading experts. It will be of great interest to energy researchers across the world in a number of disciplines, as well as to museums, arts and environmental organisations, governments, and policymakers.
In recent years the term resilience has emerged as a powerful concept for the analysis of adaptation to the threats to society and environment. It is now widely adopted in policy circles as a key pillar of sustainable development. This comprehensive handbook examines key features of social and ecological resilience in the context of emerging trends such as population growth, urbanisation, environmental degradation and a globalised market. The book reviews the conceptual origins of resilience and the key theoretical framing of resilience. In an unpredictable world that consists of vulnerabilities and risks, many people remain poor, marginalized, discriminated against and dependent on powerful elites. Given these circumstances, chapters show how resilience can help us to better understand ways that societies and institutions can continue to develop under stress for the benefit of human as well as biophysical systems. In particular, given that societies' needs and ecological boundaries are often seen to be in conflict, it is explained how resilience be used as a key concept to reconcile these differences. It can thus help to reformulate thinking about ecological governance and management formulations that are narrow and lack innovation and trigger ideas for creative transformation in society and environmental management. Written by leading international authorities, the volume represents a definitive overview and systematic evaluation of resilience as both a suitable theoretical lens and an operational concept through which to rethink relationships between society and environment.
This book covers avionic sensor systems for researchers in industry and academia. It will be a key reference for industrial and academic researchers involved with aeronautical sensor systems and working in R&D in avionics, avionic sensors and systems, aerospace, and mechanical engineering, and more. In summary this book would serve as a key and unique reference for engineers in the aircraft industry, as well as engineers in defense and military industries and it will make a key reference in our Sensor series.
This Handbook is the first to offer a comprehensive discussion of Sustainability Science. It covers the major concepts and methodologies in sustainability science, the current practice of implementing them into academic programs, the process of institutionalization, and societal collaboration aimed at accelerating a shift to sustainability. The Handbook brings together experts from Sustainability Science academic programs around the world, such as the US, Germany, Japan, and Sweden, thus allowing comparisons of diverse experiences in different geographical, cultural, and historical contexts. Edited by one of the leading scholars in the field, the Handbook explores many challenges linked to the task of developing a new field, in particular asking new questions, creating new concepts, frameworks, theory and methodology (in parts two and three) but also in contributing to increased understandings of the causes and consequences of un-sustainability (parts four and five) and thus the need for major social transitions to sustainability (parts four and five). This unique contribution to a rapidly emerging field is an essential reference book for scholars and students of Sustainability Science.