environmental footprints Books

  • Alternative Water Supply Systems

    Owing to climate change related uncertainties and anticipated population growth, different parts of the developing and the developed world (particularly urban areas) are experiencing water shortages or flooding and security of fit-for-purpose supplies is becoming a major issue. The emphasis on decentralized alternative water supply systems has ...

  • Overview of State Energy Reduction Programs and Guidelines for the Wastewater Sector

    Approximately 35% of a wastewater treatment facilities’ total cost to provide wastewater service is for energy use.  Industry wide, about 0.6% of the electric energy produced in the United States is consumed by commercial sector wastewater treatment. Clearly, the wastewater sector and other wastewater treatment providers, such as industry and ...

  • Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints: The Environmental Impacts of Wildlife Tourism

    Reviewing a broad range of different wildlife-related tourism initiatives and approaches, this paper examines the environmental impacts associated with them. It clearly indicates that it is not possible to make generalisations about such environmental impacts, and argues that proposals for wildlife tourism projects need to be considered on a case ...

  • Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for ...

  • World Inc.: When It Comes to Solutions — Both Local and Global — Businesses Are Now More Powerful Than Government

    In a word, it is about change. And it is about change, and vision. It is about the far-reaching decisions made by the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the equally far-reaching decisions made by the individual consumer in the products he or she buys or does not buy, from groceries to household appliances to computer equipment to automobiles to ...

  • The Fourth Wave Environmental Revolution

    The author argues that creating a Green Economic Environment is the easiest and most cost-effective way of bringing results for the environment, of reducing greenhouse gases as well as contaminants and slowing down climate change. Most environmental problems directly result from the way economies are setup. The strategy proposed in the book would ...

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