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    M60 Drought Preparedness and Response, Second Edition

    Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration, and preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. A Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) enables a water supplier to assess the risks and reduce the vulnerability of a community to drought impacts ...

  • Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

    Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an ecosystem, putting a dollar value on those benefits is ...

  • Economics for Environmental Professionals

    Environmental professionals are often called upon to find solutions to environmental degradation problems or to lead the way in planning to prevent them. Because they come mainly from the environmental and science disciplines, most environmental professionals have limited training in the fundamentals of economics. This book is designed to provide ...

  • Topics in Environmental Economics

    Topics in Environmental Economics brings together in one volume a selection of research reports on five priority areas of environmental economics: policy instruments, cost-benefit analysis, cost efficiency, contingent valuation, and experimental economics. The contributions are written by a select group of scholars of international repute. ...

  • Environmental Economics & the Mining Industry

    This book examines the impact of environmental concerns and their related legislation on the mining industry. Specifically, the book focuses on two important issues facing the mining industry - Superfund liability and global warming. The first issue has a tremendous impact on the sale of properties, insuring operations, developing new ...

  • Applied Research in Environmental Economics

    Sustainable development, climate policy, and biodiversity conservation are examples of issues on the current political agenda in many countries. These themes are also subject to economic research, and economic insights are increasingly finding their way into the design of environmental policy. Still, the reception of academic findings by policy ...

  • Environmental Economics and the International Economy

    Thirteen papers addressing current issues in international environmental economics. They analyze the relationship between trade liberalization and environmental policy; the impact of trade liberalization on environmental quality; investigate problems of commitment faced by regulating authorities; provide new insights into the Porter hypothesis; ...

  • Ecological Economics

    43.1 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: Partnering with the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) and led by guest editors Katie Kish, Brett Dolter and Andreas Link, this issue seeks to help us understand how to balance environmental protection with ...

  • Wildlife Watching and Tourism : A Study on the benefits and risks of a fast growing tourism activity and its impacts on species

    Wildlife watching is fast becoming a multi-million dollar industry with the potential to fight poverty by pumping vital income into local communities and conservation initiatives. The report commissioned by the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) and produced in collaboration with the tourism group TUI, focuses on 12 case ...

  • Pricing Nature: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy

    Cost–Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most useful tools of applied economics for the social appraisal of public projects and government policies. Nick Hanley and Edward Barbier show how CBA can be applied to environmental policy choice and environmental resource management. They cover the conceptual underpinnings of CBA, practical methods for ...

  • Business & Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action (With CD Rom)

    The handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, corporate biodiversity strategies and key biodiversity resources. This report argues that biodiversity can be associated with good environmental, economic, and social performance. These elements are consistent with the ...

  • The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of ...

  • Business and Biodiversity: A Handbook for Corporate Action

    The handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, corporate biodiversity strategies and key biodiversity resources. This report argues that biodiversity can be associated with good environmental, economic, and social performance. These elements are consistent with the ...

  • Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change

    The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group III volume is a state-of-the-art assessment of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and social aspects of ...

  • Effects of Trade Liberalization on Agriculture in Lebanon

    This study determines the environmental impacts of Lebanon's trade in greenhouse agricultural products using methyl bromide and assesses the potential impacts ( environmental, economic, health and social ) that would result from phasing ...

  • Governing the Environment

    Environmental policy, focusing on the control of pollution and on over-exploitation, easily overlooks the extensive range of interconnections between economic activities and natural systems. In this timely book, a number of specialists examine how crucial aspects of complex environmental problems and policy can be dealt with in decentralized ...

  • Changing Climate, Changing Economy

    How did climate change become an economic issue ? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change ? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates ? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified ...

  • COMMON GROUND, CONSENSUS BUILDING, and CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT: International Standards and Sustainable Building

    Thirteen peer-reviewed papers examine current and developing sustainable building and product standards for manufacturers, designers, retailers, the general public, and government regulators. The key objectives for a high performance building include: accessibility, aesthetics, cost effectiveness, functionality, historic preservation, security, ...

  • Fishing for a living : the ecology and economics of fishponds in Central Europe

    The ecology and economics of fishponds in Central EuropeFishponds represent a rich natural and cultural heritage of tremendous importance and are of great economic value to the regions in which they are found. This is particularly true of the fishponds found in Central and Eastern Europe, some of which were established 5 and 600 years ago. ...

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Our challenge is to think globally and develop policies to counteract environmental decline and economic collapse. The question is: Can we change direction before we go over the edge?Lester Brown looks at our economic future through an environmental lens to develop a ...

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