environmental strategic planning Books

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment in Europe

    This book consists of papers and final recommendations on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), presented at the 4th European EIA Workshop which was held from 29 May to 1 June 1997 in Potsdam, Germany. The main objectives of this workshop were to specify current SEA-related methodologies and procedures, and to identify major deficiencies; ...

  • Environmental Planning and EIA CD-ROM 1993 - 2000

    On this CD Rom you will find full text of key publications of IIED's Strategies, Planning and Assessment Programme (SPA), and its predecessor, the Environmental Planning Group (1993-2002). Included are the full texts of all the reports in the Environmental Planning Issues series and other documents covering methods, approaches and policy ...

  • The Sustainable Penang Initiative: Creating State-Society Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Urban Environmental Action Plans & Local Agenda 21

    Urban development This working paper describes the Sustainable Penang Initiative (SPI), the first project in Malaysia – and perhaps the region – to address the challenge of sustainable development by organising popular consultations, creating community indicators, and channelling the inputs into the state’s strategic development planning. Central ...

  • GIS for Environmental Decision-Making

    Environmental applications have long been a core use of GIS. However, the effectiveness of GIS-based methods depends on the decision-making frameworks and contexts within which they are employed. GIS for Environmental Decision-Making takes an interdisciplinary look at the capacities of GIS to integrate, analyze, and display data on which decisions ...

  • Identifying, Defining, and Disclosing Environmental Liabilities

    This concise new publication examines three key standards relating to environmental liability issues:E 2137 Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters provides a guide for estimating costs and liabilities for environmental matters in the U.S.A. Many possible uses for estimates of costs and liabilities ...

  • New Ground: The Advent of Local Environmental Law

    Local governments have adopted a host of environmental laws that establish new standards governing the use of the land. These are found in traditional land use laws, including zoning and subdivision regulations, as well as in regulations that protect particular environmental features such as ridgelines, wetlands, watersheds, scenic viewsheds, and ...

  • Environmental, Logistics and Renewable Energy Blog - WIH Resource Group

    WIH Resource Group launched an industry blog about a wide range of issues relative to: The Environment Green Business Recycling Trends Waste to Energy Renewable Energy & Fuels Alternative Fuels Solid Waste Management Landfills & Landfill Gas (LFG) Transfer Stations Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) Global Economy Strategic Business Planning ...

  • Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

    The business world is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by tough new legislation, expanded market-based initiatives, a new President in the White House and a sharp increase in consumer awareness around environmental issues, businesses need to adapt: Period. Smart businesses understand that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting edge of ...

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    M5 Water Utility Management, Third Edition

    Increasing demands, changing technologies, uncertain costs, and aging systems complicate every utility manager’s role. M5 Water Utility Management was developed through the collaborative effort of leaders in the utility profession who have successfully met the challenges of managing a water utility. It is designed for both new and experienced ...

  • International Source Book on Environmentally Sound Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management: IECT Technical Publication Series 6

    This source book provides developing countries and countries with economies in transition and transition-economy countries with information sources and selected technologies relating to environmentally sound management of municipal solid waste (MSW) - separation at source, collection, transport, storage and treatment, disposal, management of ...

  • Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation

    The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and ...

  • A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

    Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. In the United States, for example, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 directs that the environmental consequences associated with proposed management of federal lands be fully disclosed to the general public through environmental ...

  • A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

    Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. In the United States, for example, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 directs that the environmental consequences associated with proposed management of federal lands be fully disclosed to the general public through environmental ...

  • Report of the thirty-third session of GESAMP. Rome, 5-9 May 2003 (En)

    Series: GESAMP Reports and StudiesThe Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) considered a number of major topics at this session, including the future of GESAMP and the completion of the Strategic Plan, which GESAMP and its supporting agencies are committed to implementing as soon as possible. ...

  • Oil Spill in the Kerch Strait : Ukriaine Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

    The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the ...

  • Environment Conscious Manufacturing

    Hotter temperatures, less arctic ice, loss of habitat—every other day, it seems, global warming and environmental issues make headlines. Consumer-driven environmental awareness combined with stricter recycling regulations have put the pressure on companies to produce and dispose of products in an environmentally responsible manner. Redefining ...

  • Handbook on Urban Sustainability

    Municipal authorities and agencies around the world are striving to place their cities on the road to sustainability. Cities, as very complex entities, offer a constant interaction between people, resources and the environment. This makes strategic planning demanding and difficult.This book, written by worldwide specialists from Canada, India, ...

  • Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Data Sets and Prospects

    The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. ...

  • Scientific and Technical Issues in the Management of Spent Fuel of Decommissioned Nuclear Submarines

    The book represents a collection of papers prepared for and presented by specialists of seven concerned countries in the fourth Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), Moscow, September 22-24, 2004, sponsored and organized within the framework of the NATO-Russia partnership.Similar to the three previous publications, which collected the materials of the ...

  • Filling the Gaps: Ten Strategies to Strengthen Invasive Species Management in Florida Report

    Filling the Gaps: Ten Strategies to Strengthen Invasive Species Management in Florida analyzes gaps and conflicts, as well as opportunities, in the federal and state legal framework for invasive species management in Florida. Report findings include prevention policies, control and management, research, education, outreach and public partnership, ...

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