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 ...

  • Regional Competition

    Many parts of the world are currently experiencing the outcome of processes of economic integration, globalization and transformation. Technological advances in telecommunications and in transport facilities have opened up new possibilities for contracts and exchanges among regions. External effects among regions have increased in importance. As a ...

  • Advances in Applied Bioremediation

    Bioremediation is a rapidly advancing field and the technology has been applied successfully to remediate many contaminated sites. The goal of every soil remediation method is to enhance the degradation, transformation, or detoxification of pollutants and to protect, maintain and sustain environmental quality.Advances in our understanding of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Geographical Information and Planning

    This book demonstrates the state of the art in the use of information systems and modelling methods in different spatial/geographical planning contexts. It provides a review of developments in the 1990s and detailed insights into the current application of geographical information technology in urban, physical, environmental and socio-economic ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Nepal-India Water Relationship: Challenges

    Unless they are torn apart by tectonic action, Nepal and India have to live and engage with each other in many spheres: social, economic and political. Of all the engagements the two countries have to deal with, the issue of water resources is the most important and at the same time a very sensitive issue, because water is the most important ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental Security and Public Safety

    Although the end of the Cold War has paved the way to a substantial demilitarisation and conversion, the leftovers of this process – such as former military installations, military training areas, and huge quantities of unserviceable ammunition and equipment – still pose a severe threat to the environment of both NATO and Partner countries.The ...

  • 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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