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On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

by Springer  (Feb. 1, 2006)

We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for ...

Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 5, 2006)

Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of ...

A Natural-Resource-Based View of the Firm

Over the next decade, businesses will be challenged to create new concepts of strategy, and it seems likely that the basis for gaining competitive advantage in the coming years will be rooted increasingly in a set of emerging capabilities such as waste minimization, green product design, and technology cooperation in the developing world. ...

House of commons committee on natural resources

by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on ...

New study assesses the global volume and distribution of “modern” groundwater

by Ensia  (Nov. 16, 2015)

Groundwater has long been an important resource for spraying, drinking water, energy production and more, but getting a clear picture of how much is available and being recharged over time has been a challenge. Now an international group of hydrologists led by Tom Gleeson, engineering professor at the ...

Constructed Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and its Reuse in Irrigation

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 8, 2015)

Introduction This project focuses on South Europe, the region important for tourism and agricultural production, both activities with high water demand. Mentioned region is already experiencing problems with water scarcity and the situation is expected to worsen according to the international prognosis (Angelakis et al, 1999). Climate change could ...

Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

by Geotech  (Nov. 24, 2015)

Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and ...

Can Nigeria expect an investment boom in its mining sector?

by Clarion Events Ltd  (Nov. 5, 2015)

“Nigeria has all the prerequisites to enjoy the benefits of building a mining industry” “Nigeria is perhaps the last remaining frontier for mineral investment in the region. With the wide occurrence of minerals and a history of mineral production, Nigeria presents a rare opportunity for serious investors and that opportunity is ...

GPR to uncover Connecticut`s past

by Geomorph Instruments  (Nov. 26, 2015)

Crouched beside one of the many stone walls that crisscross Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, Brian Jones held one end of a rope threaded into a single-wheeled contraption that resembled a high-tech scooter attached to a computer screen. While Debbie Surabian, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, tracked grainy ...

Developing Decentralised Distributed Generation in Africa

by Clarke Energy  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Many countries in the developed world created power generation networks based upon large centralised power generation stations with significant investment in power transmission and distribution networks. From the African context this has not happened yet there is a huge need to increase power generation capacity. The thought of addressing this ...

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