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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management

    The overall objective of Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management is to present the environmental and anthropogenic factors associated with the process of eutrophication and algal blooms in the Rio Verde reservoir and propose lake use and management technologies in order to minimize the problem. Eutrophication process in Rio Verde reservoir ...

  • Water Security for Better Lives

    This publication examines the critical issues surrounding water security (water shortage, water excess, inadequate water quality, the resilience of freshwater systems), providing a rationale for a risk-based approach and the management of trade-offs between water and other (sectoral and environmental) policies.   The report sets out a three-step ...

  • Soil and Water Contamination

    Soil and Water Contamination, 2nd Edition is the first textbook that treats soil and water pollution issues from a geographical/spatial perspective at point, local, regional, and catchment scales. It links up very well to recent environmental policy and legislation in the field of soil and water pollution, e.g. European Water Framework Directive. ...

  • Eco-innovation in Firms - A Methodological Guide for Corporate Environmental Sustainability

    Concerns about the global environment and sustainability are paramount and increase in magnitude every day. Historically there is a strong connection between environmental issues and technological solutions. Eco-innovation is a process of innovation that aims to benefit the environment as well as creating economic growth. Many businesses attempt ...

  • Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases

    Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases provides a definitive description, commentary and research needs of environmental aspects related to zoonotic diseases. There are many interrelated connections between the environment and zoonotic diseases such as: water, soil, air and agriculture. The book presents investigations of these connections, ...

  • Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition

    An engineering design classic, Water Treatment Plant Design is your total reference on water treatment plant upgrades or new ...

  • Strategic Risk Communications Process for Biosolids Land Application Programs

    The long-term viability and sustainability of biosolids land application is dependent on continuously earning stakeholder confidence, trust and support. This requires ongoing and effective engagement and communication with key stakeholders about the beneficial use of biosolids in their communities. The goal of the risk communications research was ...

  • Wastewater Sludge: Second Edition

    Following a successful first edition published in 2007, the follow-up 2011 edition of Wastewater Sludge - A Global Overview of the Current Status and Future Prospects will present an updated and expanded perspective on developments in relation to wastewater sludge around the world. Sludge arising from wastewater treatment represents a serious ...

  • Southeast Asian Water Environment 4

    This is the fourth volume in the series of books on the Southeast Asian water environment. The most important articles presented at the Sixth and Seventh International Symposiums on Southeast Asian Water Environment have been selected for this book. It covers water environment management, biological and physico-chemical processes in water and ...

  • Treatment of Micropollutants in Water and Wastewater

    Over the last few years there has been a growing concern over the increasing concentration of micropollutants originating from a great variety of sources including pharmaceutical, chemical engineering and personal care product industries in rivers, lakes, soil and groundwater. As most of the micropollutants are polar and persistent compounds, they ...

  • Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change

     Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change - AquaTerra has developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme that aims to provide the scientific basis for an improved river basin management through a better understanding of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Ecological Indicators for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Assessment: A User Guide

    Ecological indicators address ecosystems structure and/or function and are commonly used to provide synoptic information about their state. Through quantitative representations of either the forces that steer ecosystems, responses to forcing functions, or of previous, current, or future states of an ecosystem, indicators are expected to reveal ...

  • Elements of Environmental Engineering: Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Third Edition

    Revised, updated, and rewritten where necessary, this third edition contains new problems, an instructor’s solutions manual available from the web site, and new examples that better illustrate theory. New topics include green chemistry and engineering, pollution prevention, global climate change, and more. The author discusses the applications of ...

  • ISO 14001 Workbook and Presentation

    Build your ISO 14001 environmental management system The first step in your ISO 14001 project is to define and build an environmental management system (EMS) according to the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard.  Checklists and Exercises The ISO 14001 Workbook is a series of 30 detailed checklists, exercises and instructions that take ...

  • Is urbanization contributing to higher food prices?

    The recent spike in food prices has led to a renewal of interest in agricultural issues and in the long-term drivers of food prices. Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices. In this paper we examine some of the links through which urbanization is considered to be contributing to higher food prices and conclude ...

  • Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry

    Everyone is becoming more environmentally conscious and therefore, chemical processes are being developed with their environmental burden in mind. This also means that more traditional chemical methods are being replaced with new innovations and this includes new solvents. Solvents are everywhere, but how necessary are they? They are used in most ...

  • The challenges of environmental mainstreaming: Experiences of integrating environment into development institutions and decisions

    The Challenges of Environmental Mainstreaming’ is an initial synthesis of IIED’s work with partners in 13 developing countries. It reviews the rapidly changing context and challenges to environmental mainstreaming, discusses what it takes to achieve effective mainstreaming, and provides a roadmap for selecting operational methods and tools. It ...

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