Monitoring & Testing Books

  • 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 ...

  • Checklist of the parasites of fish of Latvia - vol 3 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis checklist summarizes information on the parasites of Latvia fishes contained in the world literature dating to the end of 2005. Information is presented in the form of parasite-host and host-parasite lists and includes 305 named species of parasites. Also included are many records of parasites not ...

  • Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis

    This book incorporates developments in chronostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and sedimentation and tectonics that have taken place during the last decade. In particular, the wealth of case studies that have appeared since the late 1980s, focusing on sequence architecture and the relationships between sedimentation and tectonics, have required ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Economics of Natural Gas Storage

    Within the context of an evolving global market for natural gas and restructuring efforts in the European market, gas storage is an important element. Providing additional flexibility, promoting competition, and enhancing supply security are crucial factors for natural gas sector liberalization. Storage in Europe has come to the center of the ...

  • Guiding Principles for Spatial Development in Germany

    As an annual of the five leading German institutes working in the field of the analysis of spatial development and policies, this book will present discussions about the guiding principles for spatial development being a virulent new approach to the future development of Germany in spatial differentiation. The papers will discuss these guiding ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fighting for survival : insecurity, people and the environment in the Horn of Africa

    A combination of violence and drought has had a pervasive and highly damaging effect on the societies and production systems of this region. This powerful document presents a wide range of social, economic, ecological and historical information and – most importantly – an expert analysis of the interlinkages. Featuring an impressive array 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, ...

  • Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy

    This book analyzes the social capital of the growing knowledge economy. The theoretical part discusses social capital as an economic concept, its relation to traditional capital theory and its role as a spatial externality. A theory of the social capital of the enterprise is developed and social capital's importance for entrepreneurship, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Food quality and safety systems - A training manual on food hygiene and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HACCP) system (Russian version

    Series: Non-series TitlesOne important element of FAO's work is building the capacity of food control personnel, including government authorities and food industry personnel carrying out food quality and safety assurance programmes. Such programmes should include specific food risk control procedures such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical ...

  • 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 ...

  • Economic Impact of the Container Traffic at the Port of Algeciras Bay

    In this book we study the economic impact of the container traffic at one of the most important port in the Mediterranean: the Port of Algeciras Bay (PAB). In order to meet this general objective we analyse in detail the global framework of the containerisation business and the characteristics that currently condition this process. In a second ...

  • 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 ...

  • Multimedia Cartography

    Multimedia Cartography provides a contemporary overview of the issues related to multimedia cartography and the design and production elements that are unique to this area of mapping. The book has been written for professional cartographers interested in moving into multimedia mapping, for cartographers already involved in producing multimedia ...

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