Mapping Tools Books

  • Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance

    This report assesses the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector. It builds on empirical data collected through an extensive survey across 215 stakeholders, within and outside the water sector, and 69 case studies collected worldwide. It highlights the increasing ...

  • Arsenic Contamination in the World

    Arsenic Contamination in the World: an International Sourcebook provides a global compendium of cited arsenic occurrences in the world as they affect public health. This book details arsenic contamination by source, region and arsenic-affected country. Arsenic is identified in 105 countries and territories, representing a larger database than any ...

  • Risk Assessment and Environmental Management - A Case Study in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Soil contamination can create unacceptable ecological or human health risks. Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry and computer modeling ...

  • Water Governance in OECD Countries

    Water Governance in OECD Countries: A Multilevel Approach addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at subnational level. Based on a methodological framework, it assesses the main ...

  • Geostatistics: Spatial Information Modeling and Mapping for Natural Resources, Ecological and Environmental Applicationss

    Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Geostatistics reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, GIS and GPS, as well as their integration into landscape scale geospatial statistical ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Machine Learning Algorithms for Spatial Data Analysis and Modelling

    This book discusses machine learning algorithms, such as artificial neural networks of different architectures, statistical learning theory, and Support Vector Machines used for the classification and mapping of spatially distributed data. It presents basic geostatistical algorithms as well. The authors describe new trends in machine learning and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Water Tool

    This flyer gives an overview of the WBCSD's Global Water Tool, a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply ...

  • The Salt Marshes of Cornwall (the environment of the Camel, Fal, Gannel and Hayle)

    Cornwall is a land defined by it's coastline and the mining industry that supported it's people for so long. As such, the estuaries of Cornwall have become highly contaminated, resulting in an ecology specialised to metal enriched environments. In this edition, we look at the environment of the Camel, Fal, Gannel and Hayle estuaries, focussing on ...

  • Green-Steam Mapping: Using Lean Techniques to Go Green

    Green-Steam Mapping is a systematic process or road map that employs lean techniques for achieving environmental sustainability in a way that improves an organziation’s bottom line as well as its overall health and sustainability. Based on the highly successfully lean philosophy and framework, going green can be applied to any organization, in any ...

  • ISO 14001 Documentation System (EMS Manual)

    This set of documentation (in MS Word) has been carefully designed to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. The set of 21 procedures and 24 forms are ready for you to customize and will work in any type of organization. You can use them as a template, a road map and a resource as you evaluate and document your processes. The documents are all ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Arabic)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Lessons from Karachi: The Role of Demonstration, Documentation, Mapping and Relationship Building in Advocacy for Improved Urban Sanitation and Water

    The aim of this study report is to highlight the importance of mapping and documentation, for effective relationship building and advocacy. The report discusses how demonstration of solutions and the documentation and mapping, which are at the heart of the Orangi Pilot Project- Research and Training Institute’s (OPP-RTI’s) work, established the ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Chinese)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications

    Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable detection and identification. Presenting the ...

  • Standardizing land cover mapping for tsetse and trypanosomiasis decision making (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe habitat of tsetse fly depends upon climatic conditions, host availability and land cover characteristics. In this paper, the Land Cover Classification System, developed by FAO and UNEP, is proposed as a tool for harmonizing cover mapping to support tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention, research ...

  • Map Technical Report Series 168 Water Demand Management

    Proceedings of the 3rd Regional Workshop on Water and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Zaragoza, Spain 19-21 March ...

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