Environmental Remediation Books

  • Prevention of land degradation, enhancement of carbon sequestration and conservation of biodiversity through land use change and sustainable land mana

    Series: World Soil Resouces ReportsThis publication contains the proceedings of an IFAD/FAO Consultation, held as part as the follow-up to UNCED Agenda 21. The objective of the consultation was to bring together international experts from research institutions, universities, the World Bank, IFAD and FAO in order to review the state-of-the-art ...

  • Carbon sequestration options under the clean development mechanism to address land degradation - vol 92 (En)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsCarbon sequestration can be defined as the capture and secure storage of carbon that would otherwise de emitted to or remain in the atmosphere. This publication contains the results of a study on the origin and background of the carbon sequestration options and the Clean Development Mechanism. The attitude and ...

  • Halophytes as a Resource for Livestock and for Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands

    This volume elucidates new aspects of the problems faced in utilization of salt tolerant plants as a resource for livestock. It also explores the roles of halophytes in the rehabilitation of degraded lands, especially in the world's drier regions. It aims to develop a better understanding of the role of halophytes and the measures that can be ...

  • Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural-Resource Use

    Reduction of poverty is a tremendous and persistent challenge for the global community. Given that the livelihood of millions is at stake, there is an urgent need to reconsider the causes of and the remedies for poverty. Poverty and its reduction are closely linked to the natural-resources base. The quality and bounty of the local environment ...

  • Emerging Environmental Technologies

    With increasing attention being paid to the changing environment and the underlining reasons from the change, scientists are working at a faster pace to invent technologies that could have a positive impact. This book exclusively focuses on the technologies that would be in the forefront in near to far future. Each and every article in the book is ...

  • Land Degradation

    This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September 1999. Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanisms responsible for the problem of land degradation but ...

  • In Situ Remediation Engineering

    In Situ Remediation Engineering provides a comprehensive guide to the design and implementation of reactive zone methods for treatment of all major classes of groundwater contamination, including hydrophobic and miscible organics, metals, and other high-solubility inorganics. It teaches the fundamentals that underlie development of cost-effective ...

  • Corporate Counsel`s Primers

    This series discusses a different corporate law topic in each issue. Topics covered include antitrust, environment, employment, commercial law, and intellectual property law. Each issue contains a detailed table of contents, executive legal summary, text, bibliography, and a table of primary authorities. At the end of the year, you will receive a ...

  • Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation

    Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation reports research results in sustainable land management and land degradation status and mitigation in 36 countries around the world. It includes background papers with continental and international perspectives dealing with land degradation and desertification studies. ...

  • Soil and Terrain Database, Land Degradation Status and Soil Vulnerability Assessment for Central and Eastern Europe (CD-ROM) FAO Land and Water Digita

    This CD-ROM presents the spatial and attribute databases and the technical reports produced during the execution of the Mapping of Soil and Terrain Vulnerability in Central and Eastern Europe (SOVEUR) project (GCP/RER/107/NET) between February 1997 and April 2000. The spatial and attribute databases contain : (i) a harmonized soil and terrain ...

  • Data sets, indicators and methods to assess land degradation in drylands (+CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsThis report summarizes the findings of an e-mail conference that took place from 9 October to 4 November 2002 and which was organized by the Land Degradation Assessmant in Drylands project (LADA). It contains exchanges of views on data sets and methods that may be used to assess land degradation and a discussion ...

  • Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural-Resource Use

    Reduction of poverty is a tremendous and persistent challenge for the global community. Given that the livelihood of millions is at stake, there is an urgent need to reconsider the causes of and the remedies for poverty. Poverty and its reduction are closely linked to the natural-resources base. The quality and bounty of the local environment ...

  • Reforesting Landscapes

    The 21st century has seen the beginnings of a great restoration effort towards the world’s forests, accompanied by the emergence of an increasing literature on reforestation, regeneration and regrowth of forest cover. Yet to date, there is no volume which synthesises current knowledge on the extent, trends, patterns and drivers of ...

  • Environmental Liability & the Emerging Art Form Of Transference

    This product provides a practical overview of the development of environmental law since 1970 and how it has impacted the redevelopment of contaminated properties for residential and commercial developments. It summarizes the development of liability transfer contracts offered by remediation firms, as well as how new, innovative contracts can ...

  • Environmental Catalysis

    The study of environmental interfaces and environmental catalysis is central to finding more effective solutions to air pollution and in understanding of how pollution impacts the natural environment. Encompassing concepts, techniques, and methods, Environmental Catalysis provides a mix of theory, computation, analysis, and synthesis to support ...

  • Water Scarcity, Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region

    This book is the outcome of an international workshop promoted and organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and by the Science for Peace and Security Programme of NATO. Its focus is the emerging issue of environment and security aspects in terms of water scarcity, land degradation and desertification in the ...

  • A Rehabilitated Estuarine Ecosystem

    The well documented history of pollution and recovery in the Thames Estuary has made the system one of the world's most famous case studies. However, the story is incomplete in terms of the status of the rehabilitated ecosystem resulting from the remedial management policies. What ecosystem might we expect to recover from a once lifeless ...

  • Climate and Land Degradation

    In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be ...

  • Interfacial Applications in Environmental Engineering

    Describing novel methods and catalytic strategies to conserve and maintain air, water, and soil quality, researchers from a range of disciplines discuss the role of interface science in environmental remediation. They detail approaches to separate, reuse, recover, and treat potentially valuable materials using techniques in ion exchange and ...

  • Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident and their Remediation: Twenty Years of Experience - Report of the UN Chernobyl Forum Expert Group `Environment`

    The explosion on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the consequent reactor fire resulted in an unprecedented release of radioactive material from a nuclear reactor and adverse consequences for the public and the environment. Controversy still surrounds the real impact of the disaster. Therefore the IAEA, in cooperation with ...

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