built environment Books

  • Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment

    Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment covers elements of water engineering and policy making in the sustainable construction of buildings with a focus on case studies from Panama and Kenya.  It provides comprehensive information based on case studies, experimental data, interviews, and in-depth research. The book focuses on the ...

  • Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment

    Successful water management programs result in healthier building occupants and reduced cost to business and society. Water management programs for the built environment must be comprehensive and sustainable. Water safety in buildings is not practical unless also the operational efficiency of building water systems is well managed. Owners and ...

  • Biotic Regulation of the Environment

    It is not possible to understand the apparent stability of the Earth's climate and environment unless we can fully understand how the best possible environmental conditions may be maintained for life to exist. Human colonization of areas with natural biota, for industrial or agricultural activities, will lead to degradation of those natural ...

  • Metals in Society and in the Environment

    In 2002, the Swedish Metal Information Task Force (MITF) engaged the Environmental Research Group (MFG) to update previous monographs on copper, zinc and major alloying metals (such as chromium, nickel and molybdenum) in society and in the environment. This book presents new results on metal fluxes from society to the environment, on metal ...

  • Water and Sanitation Environment and Urbanization 15.2

    This issue of Environment and Urbanization includes three papers on community provision: the community-designed, built and managed toilet blocks in Indian cities; the WaterAid water and sanitation programme in Dhaka and Chittagong; and community tanks in Orangi, Karachi. It also has a review of experience to date with water privatization, and ...

  • The Modern Problems of Electrostatics with Applications in Environment Protection

    Among the many technological and legal efforts being made to restore our environment, electrostatic technologies may well hold the solution to the cleaning of air, water and soil. Such technologies include non-thermal plasma processing - electron beam irradiation, electrical discharge, hybrid plasma systems. The book also contains ...

  • The Modern Problems of Electrostatics with Applications in Environment Protection

    Among the many technological and legal efforts being made to restore our environment, electrostatic technologies may well hold the solution to the cleaning of air, water and soil. Such technologies include non-thermal plasma processing - electron beam irradiation, electrical discharge, hybrid plasma systems. The book also contains ...

  • Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans

    The Earth's biological, chemical, and physical systems are increasingly shaped by the activities of one species-ours. In our decisions about everything from manufacturing technologies to restaurant menus, the health of the planet has become a product of human choice. Environmentalism, however, has largely failed to adapt to this new ...

  • The Internet Reporting Report: The network economy is founded on technology, but it can only be built on relationships. It starts with chips and ends

    The Internet Reporting Report is not simply a survey of corporate reporting over the Internet. It begins to explore some of the ways in which virtuality will drive - or impede - the sustainability transition. But the central question addressed is whether the Internet will spur new forms of accountability. Some reporting companies have experimented ...

  • Water in Exterior Building Walls: Problems and Solutions

    Nothing in our known universe is at once as constructive and destructive as water. It supports life while it turns stone to sand. It provides energy and delivers essential services to our built environment, while simultaneously degrading the materials in that built environment by corrosion, erosion, dissolution, decay, and expansion due to ...

  • Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management

    The overall objective of Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management is to present the environmental and anthropogenic factors associated with the process of eutrophication and algal blooms in the Rio Verde reservoir and propose lake use and management technologies in order to minimize the problem. Eutrophication process in Rio Verde reservoir ...

  • Quasi 3D Modeling Flow and Contaminant Transport in Shallow Waters --- Using Multiple Depth-Averaged Two-Equation Closure Turbulence Models, CFD Software

    The ‘standard’ two-equation turbulence models, used widely in industry, cannot be directly used in depth-averaged modeling. Till now, the vast majority of quasi 3D numerical tools just can provide one depth-averaged 2-eq. k-ε model for modeling side-charge problem on single-level grid. Due to the absence of one ...

  • Emerging Engineering Tools for Risk Management of Environmental Contamination

    The environment is a complex and dynamic system, encompassing both nature and built elements, incorporating people as its key actors. Environmental protection is a science- and engineering-based management practice. However, even current best-management practices are insufficient to achieve the complex and challenging goals of environmental ...

  • Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfall Extremes and Urban Drainage Systems

    Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfall Extremes and Urban Drainage Systems provides a state-of-the-art overview of existing methodologies and relevant results related to the assessment of the climate change impacts on urban rainfall extremes as well as on urban hydrology and hydraulics. This overview focuses mainly on several difficulties and ...

  • Climate Action 2009/2010

    This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond.Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and ...

  • Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia

    Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia presents the major achievements in the scientific fields of water supply technologies and management throughout the millennia. It provides valuable insights into ancient water supply technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. A ...

  • Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters

    This book brings together a collection of innovative papers on strategies for analyzing the spatial and economic impacts of disasters. Natural and human-induced disasters pose several challenges for conventional modeling. For example, disasters entail complex linkages between the natural, built, and socio-economic environments. They often create ...

  • Disturbance and Recovery in Arctic Lands:

    Disturbance is no new feature in the Arctic environment. The factors that create the Arctic habitat include marked climatic oscillations, physical disturbance and fluctuations in herbivore populations. The combination of environmental stress and disturbance due to habitat instability and the possibility of periods of intense grazing impose a ...

  • Modelling of Environmental Chemical Exposure and Risk

    Mathematical models are being increasingly used to estimate the concentrations of a wide range of substances in the environment for a variety of reasons, including government control and legislation, and risk and hazard estimation. Exposure assessment has to be performed for many types of substances, including pesticides, industrial ...

  • Modelling of Environmental Chemical Exposure and Risk

    Mathematical models are being increasingly used to estimate the concentrations of a wide range of substances in the environment for a variety of reasons, including government control and legislation, and risk and hazard estimation. Exposure assessment has to be performed for many types of substances, including pesticides, industrial ...

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