Environmental Management Books

  • The Biology of Biodiversity

    When the 1998 International Prize for Biology was awarded for outstanding research in the biology of biodiversity, the honor went to Harvard University Professor Otto T. Solbrig, one of the authors of this volume. As the world becomes increasingly aware of the crisis and urgency of conservation in biodiversity, this book could not be more timely. ...

  • Wastewater Biology: The Life Processes

    Easy to understand guide in the Wastewater Biology Series. For operators and technicians involved in the biological aspects of wastewater treatment. Reviews bacteria and metabolic/life processes involved in wastewater and sludge stabilization, environmental conditions/ concerns, operational measures needed to monitor, correct or enhance the life ...

  • Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change

    For the very first time, this book provides updated, integrated and organized, theoretical and methodological information on regional climate change and the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts on a regional scale. The most recent findings in the field of long-term climate change, which improve our understanding of the global ...

  • Sustainable Energy Consumption and Society

    What drives developed countries' high rates of energy and resource consumption? How important are individual efforts versus technological or social innovations for environmental sustainability?A multidisciplinary study combining social science, energy analysis, and risk communication, this work occupies a unique niche in the literature. Few ...

  • Report of the tenth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Nicosia, Cyprus, 22-26 October 2007 (CGFM) - Rapport de la dixième session du Comité

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Committee appraised the activities of its subsidiary bodies and those of the regional projects supporting the Commission. It acknowledged the strengthening of the stock assessment process through joint assessment by experts. It favoured the use of the data from trawl survey and requested to pay special attention to ...

  • Report of the Regional Workshop on Safety at Sea in Artisanal and Small-scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Paita, Peru, 2-4 July 2007

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsDuring the workshop, the results of the 'study on safety at sea in artisanal and small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean' were presented, as well as other presentations on different aspects of safety at sea. In addition, experts from participating countries made presentations on the situation of safety ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management (Arabic)

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Managing wetlands in arid regions : lessons learned

    At the close of a 15-year regional programme to build institutional capacity for wetland resources management in West Africa, it was deemed essential to extract and review the lessons learned through this experience.This publication stems from the findings of a study carried out to analyse the experience as a whole and shed light on the successes, ...

  • Opportunities for Antarctic environmental education and training : proceedings of the SCAR/IUCN workshop on environmental education and training

    Examines the educational and training needs arising from relevant legal instruments; covers education and training currently undertaken by national programmes; and, by considering the range of tools available, identifies initiatives for improving the environmental education of scientists, support staff and tourists to the ...

  • Institutional Controls in Use Report

    This report anticipates amendments to Superfund and describes in concrete terms how institutional controls have been used at Superfund sites and in similar situations in the past. Experience with past use of institutional controls provides Superfund policymakers with valuable examples and knowledge about how best to use these tools to protect ...

  • Wastewater Hydraulics

    The second, enlarged edition of this established reference integrates many new insights into wastewater hydraulics. This work serves as a reference for researchers but also is a basis for practicing engineers. It can be used as a text book for graduate students, although it has the characteristics of a reference book. It addresses mainly the sewer ...

  • The Upper Guinea heritage : nature conservation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    The two neighbouring countries, Libera and Sierra Leone, are situated in the heart of the Upper Guinea forest region. This region is one of the earth's most biologically diverse and was originally covered by a continuous block of dense tropical rainforest, ranging from Guinea south through Sierra Leone, and Liberia to Ivory Coast and Ghana. Much ...

  • An Analysis of State Superfund Programs: 50-State Study 1998 Update Report

    This report examines the Superfund cleanup programs of all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The Study provides a snapshot of state statutes, program organizations, staffing, funding, expenditures, cleanup standards and cleanup ...

  • Sustainability in Manufacturing

    Population growth and increasing resource consumption are global challenges which have to be coped by sustainable development. Increasing the use productivity of resources by new cycle economical concepts supported by innovative technologies is significantly contributing to this ambitious goal. These challenges were accepted by several research ...

  • ELI Research Brief #2 - Reauthorizing Superfund: Lessons from the States Report

    Forty-nine U.S. states have individual 'Superfund Laws' providing for the cleanup of hazardous sites through combinations of liability and public funding. The conclusion of this research brief is that as Congress considers amendments to the federal Superfund law, it should draw on the experiences of the states. Reauthorizing Superfund discusses ...

  • A Guidebook for Brownfield Property Owners Report

    This report explains the process, problems, and rewards of redeveloping brown-fields. Chapter 1 answers key questions about brownfields and discusses some of the reasons that property owners should consider cleaning up and redeveloping their brownfield proper-ties. The following chapters of the guidebook explain the brownfield cleanup and ...

  • Habitat Conservation Opportunities in Natural Hazard Areas

    The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment (IE) have released a report identifying opportunities to coordinate habitat conservation and hazard mitigation planning in areas at risk of flooding and other natural hazards. The report provides recommendations for improving implementation of ...

  • Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environment

    Amazonia is never quite what it seems. Despite regular attention in the media and numerous academic studies the Brazilian Amazon is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. Often left invisible are the families who are making a living from the rivers and forests of the region. Broadly characterizing these ...

  • Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale

    Enclosed ecosystem experiments have gained in popularity as research tools in ecological science, particularly in the study of coastal aquatic environments. These systems provide scientists with a degree of experimental control that is not achievable through field experiments. Yet to date, techniques for systematically extrapolating results from ...

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