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Microalgae as a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Thanks to the threats posed to human health and the environment, and the economic costs of its treatment, wastewater from domestic, industrial and agricultural processes has been considered a serious problem for a long time. However, a paradigm shift in the past few years has led to a new concept of wastewater, not as a problem but as a source of ...

Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management ...

Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 8, 2016)

With an increasing awareness of the importance of safety, we are seeing a growing trend of zero accident goals. Inherently, this is a laudable moral goal and if we truly value people in organizations, then our intentions should indeed point to a goal of not harming people during operational work. Protecting people is a good thing, but one of the ...

Models of sustainability and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 3, 2004)

This paper proposes a general model of sustainability, which offers a comprehensive theoretical framework integrating ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The model exhibits the underlying ethical principles, broad goals and measurable objectives. It contains as special cases the more limited models of the "Natural ...

European Union RoHS Directive: Understanding Exemptions - White Paper

by Assent Compliance Inc.  (Jul. 22, 2016)

Exemptions play a significant role in complying with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. In order to meet their requirements, companies must understand how exemptions work within the directive and how to apply them to their own programs. Assent Compliance’s materials compliance Subject Matter ...

E-business and Sustainable Development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 15, 2006)

E-business and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are growing at an exponential rate and playing a more and more important role in our life today. The whole world is racing to promote business, politics, entertainment, etc. online. But how sustainable is this growth? In this paper, the economic, social and environmental impacts of ...

Pricing sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 29, 2004)

One of the difficulties in sustainable management is pricing non-market elements of a management strategy so that they can be weighted and prioritised correctly. Contingent valuation appears to be one approach to solving this problem. The Contingent Valuation Method is based on consumers' direct revelation in contingent scenario situations. This ...

Sustainable development of the Prefecture of Kephalonia

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 2, 2006)

An optimisation methodology is applied on the islands of Kephalonia and Ithaca (Prefecture of Kephalonia) in Greece, where various Renewable Energy Sources (RES) can be found and could be exploited to satisfy part of their energy needs. These resources are examined and a case study is performed for Kephalonia that involves an application of ...

Sustainable development: paradigm or paranoia?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

Sustainable development is the globally embraced paradigm for integrating environment and development policies. Agreement ends with attempts at quantifying the elusive notion of sustainability. A contentious debate among "environmentalists" and "environmental economists" has brought about a confusing proliferation of indicators ...

Water - a key to sustainable development

by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  (Jan. 1, 2007)

The catchment area of the Lower Mekong River includes parts of the riparian countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. It encompasses an area of 666,000 km2 and a population of 60 million people, who use the Mekong River itself and its water resources in a multitude of ways. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by ...

The idea of sustainable development

by Springer  (Mar. 13, 2007)

Abstract In this lecture, I demonstrate how very different macroeconomic history begins to look if Nature is included as a capital asset in production activities. The tentative conclusions I draw from the evidence are: (1) high population growth in the world’s poorest regions (South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa) has been an obstacle to the ...

Development and sustainability in contemporary Brazil

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 16, 2010)

In the current global crisis, the Brazilian 'pre-salt oil-fields' agenda, under the control of the state, could be considered a solution which supports the development pattern. Our purpose is to highlight the investment trends in the natural resources sector and the challenges to sustainability in contemporary Brazil. The article suggests that the ...

The need for environmentally-sustainable developments

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 12, 2004)

A succinct, rigorous definition of the term sustainable development needs to be agreed and the concept implemented worldwide. Society needs to improve the way it behaves towards its environment, if environmental sustainability is going to be achieved. What is clear is that the journey towards this goal is incredibly complex, will impact on all ...

Revealing the value of sustainable development

by AHC Group  (Jul. 1, 2009)

Arguing the premise that there is really only one bottom line, the author examines new valuation techniques to measure the business consequences of socially responsible business behavior and strategy. DEVELOPING A BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Development (SD) is an emerging strategic issue in both U.S. and global ...

Entrepreneurship, management, and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 16, 2005)

Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of globalisation. An entrepreneurial approach is seen by many scholars and policy makers as a major option to enhance organisational performance in this era. The concept of entrepreneurship is ...

Leapfrogging into the future: developing for sustainability

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 18, 2005)

It has become almost a platitude that radical and sustainable improvement of need-fulfillment has to be reached in one generation to prevent the possibility that Nature will break down under the combined pressure of population growth and growth in wealth per capita This requires 'radical' or 'system' innovations. In this respect, there is an ...

LCA Developments for Promoting Sustainability

by 2.-0 LCA consultants  (Jan. 1, 2000)

 1. INTRODUCTION Promoting sustainability means changing the future. Recent developments in the methodology of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) have been connected to the understanding of LCA as a tool for decision making – as a prospective assessment of the consequences of a choice between several substitutable product alternatives. This ...

Partnership for biodiversity and sustainable development

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 9, 2013)

Partnership with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a global program that since 2000 has provided grants to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations to help protect the world's biodiversity hotspots, enhanced synergies between the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development (BCSD) project's aims ...

Developing a global sustainability strategy

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assisted a nutritionals business of a global health care and medical research company to establish its global sustainability strategy. We worked with our client to outline a sustainability strategy and associated benefits to be presented to senior management for approval. Solution: An ...

Energy efficiency and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 12, 2004)

The role of increased energy efficiency in achieving sustainable development is investigated. Specifically, the relations are examined between energy (and energy efficiency) and sustainable development. Also, the linkages are discussed between energy efficiency and environmental impact, and the theoretical and practical limitations on increased ...

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