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xv, 263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • 1 Qualitative Characterization of Household Greywater in Developing Countries: A Comprehensive Review - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 1.1 Introduction1.2 Definition of Greywater1.3 Sources and Quantity of Greywater in Developing Countries1.4 Qualitative Characteristics of Household Greywater1.4.1 General Composition1.4.2 Physical Characteristics1.4.3 Chemical Characteristics1.4.3.1 Heavy Metals1.4.3.2 Organic Micro-Pollutants (OMPs) in Greywater1.4.4 Microbiological Characteristics1.4.4.1 Indicator Bacteria1.5 Conclusion1.6 References 2 Consequences of Improper Disposal of Greywater - Efaq AN, Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RM, AbdulSamad Hazza'a, M.K. Amir Hashim 2.1 Introduction2.2 Microbial Risks2.3 Chemical Risks2.3.1 Xenobiotic Organic Compounds (XOCs)2.3.2 Eutrophication2.3.3 Heavy Metals2.4 Regulations for Discharge of Greywater2.5 Conclusion2.6 References 3 Determination of Pathogenic Organisms in Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Efaq AN, Mohamed RMSR, M.K. Amir Hashim 3.1 Introduction3.2 Culture Based Methods3.2.1 Dilution and Spread Plate Procedures3.2.2 Membrane Filtration (MF) Methods3.2.3 Enriched Method3.2.4 Direct Isolation of Pathogenic Bacteria on Selective Media3.3 Non-Culture Methods3.3.1 Microscopic Detection3.3.2 Molecular Methods3.4 Pathogen Growth Potential (PGP) of Inactivated Pathogens in Treated Greywater3.5 Conclusion3.6 References 4 A Reuse of Greywater for Irrigation Purposes - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 4.1 Introduction4.2 Adverse Effects of Heavy Metals on Plant Growth4.3 Microbial Aspects of Reuse of Greywater in Agriculture4.4 Regulations for Reuse of Greywater in Agriculture4.5 Conclusion4.6 References 5 A Potential Reuse of Greywater in Developed and Developing Countries - Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, M.K. Amir Hashim, Martin Anda, Stewart Dallas5.1 Introduction5.2 Weather of Perth, Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5.3 Residential Water Consumption in Perth5.4 Residential Water Consumption in Malaysia5.5 Water Scarcity5.5.1 Quantity Issues in Perth5.5.2 Quality Issues in Malaysia5.6 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice from a Global Perspective5.6.1 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice in Perth, Western Australia5.6.2 Greywater Treatment and Its Reuse Practice in Malaysia5.7 Greywater Treatment as a Means of Pollution Control5.8 Potential of Greywater Reuse in Malaysia5.9 Juggling the Differences in Adopting the Good Practice5.10 Institutional and Legal Issues5.11 Conclusion5.12 References 6 Management of Household Greywater (Storage and Treatment Technologies) - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 6.1 Introduction6.2 Storage of Greywater6.3 Treatment of Greywater6.3.1 Conventional Treatment Methods6.3.2 Constructed Wet Land System6.3.3 Membrane Reactor System6.3.4 Flocculation and Coagulation Process6.4 Conclusion6.5 References 7 Phycoremediation as a Green Technology for Removal of Nutrients from Greywater - Wurochekke AA, Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, Hauwa A, M.K. Amir Hashim 7.1 Introduction7.2 Phycoremediation Process7.2.1 Selection of Microalgae Species7.2.2 Factors Affecting Phycoremediation Process7.3 Removal Mechanism of Nutrients7.4 Advantages of Phycoremediation7.5 Microbiological Aspects of Phycoremediation7.6 Conclusino7.7 References 8 Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 8.1 Introduction8.2 Chemical Removal of Heavy Metals8.3 Biological Removal of Heavy Metals8.3.1 Selection of the Most Potent Microorganisms for Removal of Heavy Metals8.3.2 Factors Affecting Heavy Metals Removal8.3.3 Removal Mechanism of Heavy Metals by Microorganism8.4 Conclusion8.5 References 9 Disinfection Technologies for Household Greywater - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 9.1 Introduction9.2 Chemical Disinfection Methods9.2.1 Chlorination9.2.2 Ozonation9.2.3 Natural Compounds9.3 Physical and Mechanical Disinfection Methods9.3.1 Irradiation Disinfection9.3.2 Thermal Disinfection9.3.3 Filtration System9.3.4 Solar Disinfection (SODIS)9.4 Conclusion9.5 References 10 Centralized and Decentralized Treatment Systems for Household Greywater in Rural Regions - Dilaeleyana AS, Athirah A, Mohamed RMSR, Al-Gheethi AA, M.K. Amir Hashim 10.1 Introduction10.2 Centralized Treatment Systems10.3 Decentralized Treatment Systems10.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Centralized and Decentralized Systems10.5 Applicability of Decentralized Systems in Rural Regions10.6 Model Transport Simulation for Drainage Pollution10.6.1 Purpose of Model Transport10.6.2 Model Development of MATLAB/Simulink10.6.3 Advantages or Contribution of the Model Pollutant Transport10.7 Conclusion10.8 References 11 Recycling of Greywater for Production of Biomass and Bio-Products by Microalgae - Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 11.1 Introduction11.2 Potential of Greywater as a Production Medium11.3 Harvesting of Biomass Yield11.3.1 Chemical Methods11.3.2. Physical Methods11.4 Extraction of Lipids and Proteins from Biomass Yield11.5 Conclusion11.6 References 12 Nanotechnology Application in Greywater Treatment - Efaq AN, Al-Gheethi AA, Mohamed RMSR, M.K. Amir Hashim 12.1 Introduction12.2 Utilization of Nanotechnology in Greywater Treatment12.3 Role of Microorganisms Used in Nanotechnology12.4 Selection of Nanomaterials12.5 Bio-Carrier System for Treatment of Greywater12.6 Conclusion12.7 References 13 Further Application of Greywater - Al-Gheeti AA, Mohamed RMSR, Efaq AN, M.K. Amir Hashim 13.1 Introduction13.2 Utilization of Greywater in Building and Construction13.3 Role of Microorganisms in Greywater in Generating Bio-Concrete13.4 Washing of Contaminated Soil by Greywater13.5 Desert Reclamation by Greywater13.6 Groundwater Recharge by Greywater13.7 Conclusion13.8 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319902685 20180723
This book reviews the consequences of improper disposal of greywater into the environment and the most appropriate treatment technologies for developing countries, focusing on the potential to reuse greywater as a production medium for biomass and bio-products. It also describes the quantities and qualitative characteristics, as well as the common practice of discharging greywater in developing countries, and highlights the associated health risks. Further, it compares the management of greywater in developed and developing countries and explores the advantages and disadvantages of various treatment technologies, discussing the reuse of greywater for irrigation purposes in arid and sub-arid countries, especially in the Middle East. The book shows the benefits of greywater and introduces low-cost technologies based on the available local facilities can be used to discharge, reuse, and recycle it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319902685 20180723
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 174 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Setting the scene
  • Forms of EIA
  • Back to the beginning : EIA and the National Environmental Policy Act 1969 (US)
  • A brief reflection on the goals and purpose of EIA
  • EIA and decision-making
  • Screening and scoping
  • Prediction, assessment and mitigation
  • Review, approval decision and EIA follow-up
  • Spectrum of development and design considerations
  • Alternatives and mitigation
  • Representing environment
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Science, uncertainty and adaptive management in EIA
  • Cumulative impact assessment
  • Conclusions.
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. The Advanced Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment explores the unifying and universal principles at the heart of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) wherever it may be practiced worldwide. This overview of the field by Angus Morrison-Saunders emphasizes the big ideas upon which EIA was founded and which remain central to theory and practice today. In a nutshell, EIA is essentially about thinking before acting. Key Features include: * A reminder of the fundamental ideas promoted by the pioneers and early writers about EIA * Consideration of environment and development and how the two come together in EIA * A short and concise overview of international best practice EIA principles as they apply today * Reflections on the increasing need to adopt a holistic, sustainability-oriented approach to EIA. This book is relevant to all stakeholders involved in EIA including practitioners, researchers, and teachers. It will also appeal to university students studying engineering, environmental science, geography, sustainability, and policy studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785369698 20180917
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (711 pages)
  • A few words about Water-- UV/Hydrogen peroxide process-- Application of ozone in water and wastewater treatment-- Ozone/H2O2 and ozone/UV processes-- Vacuum UV radiation-driven processes-- Gamma-ray and electron beam-based AOPs-- Fenton, photo-Fenton and Fenton-like processes-- Photocatalysis as an effective advanced oxidation process-- UV/Chlorine process-- Sulfate radical ion - based AOPs-- Ultrasound wave-based AOPs-- Electrical discharge plasma for water treatment-- The role of photochemistry in the transformation of pollutants in surface waters-- Advanced treatment for potable water reuse-- Advanced treatment for drinking water production-- AOPs for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment-- Iron-based green technologies for water remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780407197 20180521
Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) rely on the efficient generation of reactive radical species and are increasingly attractive options for water remediation from a wide variety of organic micropollutants of human health and/or environmental concern. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment covers the key advanced oxidation processes developed for chemical contaminant destruction in polluted water sources, some of which have been implemented successfully at water treatment plants around the world. The book is structured in two sections; the first part is dedicated to the most relevant AOPs, whereas the topics covered in the second section include the photochemistry of chemical contaminants in the aquatic environment, advanced water treatment for water reuse, implementation of advanced treatment processes for drinking water production at a state-of-the art water treatment plant in Europe, advanced treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, and green technologies for water remediation. The advanced oxidation processes discussed in the book cover the following aspects: - Process principles including the most recent scientific findings and interpretation. - Classes of compounds suitable to AOP treatment and examples of reaction mechanisms. - Chemical and photochemical degradation kinetics and modelling. - Water quality impact on process performance and practical considerations on process parameter selection criteria. - Process limitations and byproduct formation and strategies to mitigate any potential adverse effects on the treated water quality. - AOP equipment design and economics considerations. - Research studies and outcomes. - Case studies relevant to process implementation to water treatment. - Commercial applications. - Future research needs. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment presents the most recent scientific and technological achievements in process understanding and implementation, and addresses to anyone interested in water remediation, including water industry professionals, consulting engineers, regulators, academics, students. Editor: Mihaela I. Stefan - Trojan Technologies - Canada.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780407197 20180521
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part I General.- Introduction to Air pollution and Its Control.- Part II Internal Combustion Engine.- Simultaneous Control of Oxides of Nitrogen and Soot in CRDI Diesel Engine using Split Injection and Cool EGR Fuelled with Waste Frying oil Biodiesel and its Blend.- Biodiesel Soot Characteristics .- Techniques to Control Emissions from a Diesel Engine.- BS-III Diesel Vehicles in Imphal, India: An emission Perspective.- Gasoline Direct Injection Engines Technology and Particulate Emission.- Part III Particulate and Aerosols.- Primary Organic Aerosols.- Effects of VOCs on Human Health.- Thermodynamics of Carbon Nanotubes and Soot Formation.- Part IV Numerical/ Simulations.- A Study on Evolution and Modelling of Soot Formation in Diesel Jet Flames.- Numerical Simulation of Air Pollution Control in Hospital.- Part V Miscellaneous.- A Review on Clean Combustion Within Porous Media.- An Overview of Current Knowledge Concerning the Environmental Consequences of the Nuclear Pollution: Sources, Effects and Control.- Scope of Pyrolysis Process as a Sustaina-ble Method to Dispose Waste Tires: A Review.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811071843 20180319
This book focuses on various aspects related to air pollution, including major sources of air pollution, measurement techniques, modeling studies and solution approaches to control. The book also presents case studies on measuring air pollution in major urban areas, such as Delhi, India. The book examines vehicles as a source of air pollution and addresses the quantitative analysis of engine exhaust emissions. Subsequent chapters discuss particulate matter from engines and coal-fired power plants as a major pollutant, as well as emission control techniques using various after treatment systems. The book's final chapter considers future perspectives and a way forward for sustainable development. It also discusses several emission control techniques that will gain relevance in the future, when stricter emission norms will be enforced for international combustion (IC) engines as well as power plants. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will benefit a wide variety of readers, including researchers, professionals, and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811071843 20180319
1 online resource (397 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
"Episodes of air pollution throughout the 20th and 21st centuries have had a huge influence socially, economically and politically. From the Great Smog of London to the Kuwait Oil Fires, and from the ashes of Mount St Helens to air pollution in Beijing, this book chronicles their enduring legacies in medicine, science and public policy. Using technical information and insight from witnesses directly involved in the incidents, ten key episodes are brought together to allow comparison and analysis. Written for students, academics and professionals of atmospheric physics and chemistry, environmental science, public policy and other clinical disciplines, Air Pollution Episodes provides the unique opportunity to understand and learn from the most famous and sometimes devastating incidences of air pollution globally."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (509 pages).
  • Principles of Green Food Processing (Including Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint)-- Food Law and Sustainable Food Processing: A Comparison of the EU and the USA-- Ohmic Heating of Foods-- Cold Plasma Processing to Improve Food Safety-- Supercritical Fluid Pasteurization and Food Safety-- Developments in the Processing of Foods and Natural Products Using Pressurized Fluids-- High Hydrostatic Pressure Food Processing: Potential and Limitations-- Ultrasonic Food Processing-- High-intensity Pulsed Light Processing-- Infrared Food Processing Technology: Fundamentals and Case Studies of Recent Advances in Grain Processing-- Membrane Separations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782626596 20180416
Traditional thermal and freezing processing techniques have been effective in maintaining a safe high quality food supply. However, increasing energy costs and the desire to purchase environmentally responsible products have been a stimulus for the development of alternative technologies. Furthermore, some products can undergo quality loss at high temperatures or freezing, which can be avoided by many alternative processing methods. This second edition of Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing provides a review of the current major technologies that reduce energy cost and reduce environmental impact while maintaining food safety and quality. New technologies have been added and relevant legal issues have been updated. Each major technology available to the food industry is discussed by leading international experts who outline the main principles and applications of each. The degree to which they are already in commercial use and developments needed to extend their use further are addressed. This updated reference will be of interest to academic and industrial scientists and engineers across disciplines in the global food industry and in research, and to those needing information in greener or more sustainable technologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782626596 20180416
xii, 318 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"Tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia--and one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking industry comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbors and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Soon a community that has long been suspicious of outsiders faces wrenching new questions about who is responsible for redressing their ills. The faceless corporations that are poisoning the land? The environmentalists who fail to see their economic distress? A federal government that is mandated to protect but fails on the job? Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, Griswold reveals what happens when an imperiled town faces a crisis of values--and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice."--Dust jacket.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Conceiving A Role for Science in EIA 4. Foundations of Science in EIA 5. Beyond Traditional Science 6. Emerging Concepts for Science in EIA 7. Science in the EIA Process 8. Conclusions Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351173421 20180319
This book charts the history of the application of science in environmental impact assessment (EIA) and provides a conceptual and technical overview of scientific developments associated with EIA since its inception in the early 1970s. The Application of Science in Environmental Impact Assessment begins by defining an appropriate role for science in EIA. From here it goes on to reflect more closely on empirical and deductive biophysical sciences as they relate to well-known stages of the generic EIA process and explores whether scientific theory and practice are at their vanguard in EIA and related applications. Throughout the book the authors reflect on biophysical science as it applies to stages of the EIA process and also consider debates surrounding the role of science as it relates to political and administrative dimensions of EIA. Based on this review, the book concludes that improvements to the quality of science in EIA will rely on the adoption of stronger participatory and collaborative working arrangements. Covering key topics including foundational scientific guidance materials; frameworks for implementing science amid conflict and uncertainty; and emerging ecological concepts, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of EIA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351173421 20180319
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Section 1 1. Abandoned Mine Reclamation - holistic approach 2. Soil Quality Indices for Evaluation of Abandoned Mine Land [AML] 3. Indicators for Monitoring Mine Site Rehabilitation 4. Biotechnological tools for remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 5. Biotechnological tools for Mine Site Rehabilitation 6. Novel methods for the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 7. Mine site restoration using sylvicultural approach 8. Engineered soils using amendments for in situ rehabilitation of AML 9. Aided Phytostabilization of Mine Waste 10. Fly ash and lime-stabilized biosolid mixtures for mine spoil reclamation 11. Iron oxide nanoparticles and reclamation of mine sites 12. Nanoenhanced Reclamation of Mine Spoils 13. Insights and lessons learned from the long-term rehabilitation of AMLs 14. Mycoremediation for mine site rehabilitation 15. Mycorrhizal fungi from mine sites and rehabilitation of AMLs 16. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria-assisted phytoremediation of mine soils Case Studies 17. Brazil -Mine Site rehabilitation in Brazil 18. China - Mine land reclamation of coal mine, A case study from China 19. Czech - Mine Rehabilitation Technologies in Czech Republic 20. India - Nyveli Lignite Mine Rehabilitation 21. Carbon sequestration and soil CO2 flux in reclaimed coal mine from India 22. Stabilization of iron ore mine spoil dump sites with vetiver system 23. India - Techniques for evaluation of mine site reclamation success 24. Ireland - Mine Sites Rehabilitation in Ireland 25. Japan - Phytorecovery of mine-impacted agricultural land in Japan 26. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining waste rehabilitation with energy crops and native flora - a case study from Nigeria 27. Poland - Reclamation of post-mining sites in Poland 28. Poland - Lignite Mine Waste reclamation 29. Russia - Biological recultivation of Ural coal mines disturbed lands 30. Russia - Mine land rehabilitation in the Russian Sub-Arctic 31. USA - Mine waste remediation in United States 32. UK: Building a Cradle for Nature: A Paradigm for Environmental Reconstruction on degraded former surface coal-mine sites in South Wales, UK 33. Thailand - Thai mining and bio-geotechnologies for sustainable development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128129869 20180312
Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128129869 20180312
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811074844 20180319
This book examines bioremediation technologies as a tool for environmental protection and management. It provides global perspectives on recent advances in the bioremediation of various environmental pollutants. Topics covered include comparative analysis of bio-gas electrification from anaerobic digesters, mathematical modeling in bioremediation, the evaluation of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental monitoring in wastewater abatement; and the impact of diverse wastewater remediation techniques such as the use of nanofibers, microbes and genetically modified organisms; bioelectrochemical treatment; phytoremediation; and biosorption strategies. The book is targeted at scientists and researchers working in the field of bioremediation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811074844 20180319
1 online resource.
The rapid progression of technology has significantly impacted population growth, urbanization, and industrialization in modern society. These developments, while positive on the surface, have created critical environmental problems in recent years. Biostimulation Remediation Technologies for Groundwater Contaminants is a critical scholarly publication that examines the release of heavy metals into the environment as a result of human activities and the use of nanoparticles and other technologies to manage and treat the effects of the pollution. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as toxicity of heavy metals, bioremediation, and acclimated bacterial strains, this book is geared toward environmentalists, engineers, academics, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on bioremediation as an alternate way to manage or degrade heavy metal waste.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522541622 20180530
xxi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1: From traditional grey infrastructure to Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 2: Blue-Green Infrastructure in managing urban water resources.- 3: Adaptive management and Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 4: Copenhagen becoming a Blue-Green City.- 5: New York City becoming a Blue-Green City.- 6: Philadelphia becoming a Blue-Green City.- 7: Rotterdam becoming a Blue-Green City.- 8: Singapore becoming a Blue-Green City.- 9: Washington D.C. becoming a Blue-Green City.- 10: Mini case studies of cities implementing Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 11: Best practices.- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137592576 20180430
This book offers new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably. The author argues that urban water managers have traditionally relied on grey infrastructural solutions to mitigate risks with numerous economic and environmental consequences. Brears explores the role urban water managers have in implementing blue-green infrastructure to reduce ecological damage and mitigate risk. The case studies in this book illustrate how cities, of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water, wastewater and stormwater sustainably to reduce environmental degradation and enhance resilience to climate change. This new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably will be of interest to those working on water conservation and policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137592576 20180430
Green Library
xii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Intro.- 2. Blue carbon.- 3. Mitigation strategies.- 4. Adaptation and coping.- 5. A critical question: Will blue carbon projects make a difference?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319916972 20180820
This work summarizes the science and management of a rapidly expanding topic in climate science, namely adaptation and mitigation. The term 'blue carbon' refers to the rates, pathways and volumes of greenhouse carbon sequestered in coastal estuarine and marine ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves and seagrass meadows. Blue carbon and its vital role in climate change mitigation are central to this book. Readers find summaries and analysis of both the basic scientific data and data from blue carbon field projects, and a practical guide on how to manage a successful blue carbon field project. There is a discussion on how to maximize the carbon sequestration and consideration of whether blue carbon projects make a difference. The work is not only of interest to scholars involved in climate science, but also those in the marine sciences, and those in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry; geochemistry; estuarine and marine plant ecology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319916972 20180820
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
51 pages ; 23 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Policy options: for the United States, science and risk, and the international community
  • Science and Risk
  • Conclusion.
"Drawing from a series of discussions convened by the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, this essay explores the challenges facing our coastal communities in a series of discussions designed to advance US resilience to climate change impacts, strengthen the sustainability and economic security of coastal infrastructure, and enhance national security. Areas of discussion include understanding the state of scientific knowledge, identifying important gaps, and exploring relevant policies, decision-support tools, and decision-making approaches." -- publisher.
Hoover Library
1 online resource.
  • 1. Case for Adaptation.- 2. Human Dimensions of Water Security.- 3. Why is Uncertainty a Game Changer for Water Policy and Practice?.- 4. Hidden Vulnerabilities in the Water-Energy-Land-Food (WELF) Nexus.- 5. Meaning, Purpose and Value of Water.- 6. Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU).- 7. Urban Climate Adaptation.- 8. Social Learning for Water Sector Resilience.- 9. Strategies for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that `business-as-usual' water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today's water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed. Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution. This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
xxv, 213 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm
  • 1. Case for Adaptation.- 2. Human Dimensions of Water Security.- 3. Why is Uncertainty a Game Changer for Water Policy and Practice?.- 4. Hidden Vulnerabilities in the Water-Energy-Land-Food (WELF) Nexus.- 5. Meaning, Purpose and Value of Water.- 6. Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU).- 7. Urban Climate Adaptation.- 8. Social Learning for Water Sector Resilience.- 9. Strategies for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that `business-as-usual' water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today's water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed. Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution. This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • The Carbon Cycle in Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake: Introduction.- Introduction of the Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake.- Climate Change Over the Past 50 Years in the Yanqi Basin.- Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter and Carbon and Nitrogen Contents in Crops/Plants: Land Use Impacts.- Dynamics of Soil CO2 and CO2 Efflux in Arid Soil of Yanqi Basin.- Land Use Impacts on Soil Organic and Inorganic Carbon and Their Isotopes in the Yanqi Basin.- Distribution of Pedogenic Carbonate and Relationship with Soil Organic Carbon in Yanqi Basin.- Spatial Distribution of Organic Carbon in Surface Sediment of Bosten Lake.- Temporal Variability of Carbon Burial and the Underlying Mechanisms in Bosten Lake Since 1950.- Carbon Sequestration in Arid Lands: A Mini Review.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811070211 20180530
This book integrates the analyses of organic carbon and carbonate accumulation in soil and lake sediment in a typical arid region of China that has experienced significant climate and land-use changes. It demonstrates that carbonate accumulation greatly exceeds organic carbon in both soil and sediment. It also shows that intensive cropping with sound land management in the arid land not only increases soil organic carbon stock, but also enhances accumulation of soil carbonate, particularly in subsoils. Carbon accumulation in the lake sediment increased between 1950 and 2000, after which it declined, and the authors explore how human activity and climate change may have caused the changes in carbon burial in the lake sediment. This book is of interest to researchers in a number of fields such as soil science, limnology and global change, as well as to the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811070211 20180530

18. Clean water [2018 - ]

volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 414 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Foreword Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables Abbreviations Notes on Contributors Introduction-Tracing and Replacing Europe's Carbon Culture â Claus Leggewie and Franz Mauelshagen Part 1: Ideas 1 Complexion and Climate: An Attempt at an Outline of Weather Outlooks in Europe from the Beginnings until Today â Joern Sieglerschmidt 2 Theological Perspectives in the Ethical Debate aboutClimate Change â Markus Vogt Part 2: Past 3 Long- and Short-Term Central European Climate Development in the Context of Vulnerability, Food Security, and Emigration â Rudiger Glaser, Dirk Riemann, Steffen Vogt, and Iso Himmelsbach 4 History and Climate: The Crisis of the 1590s Reconsidered â Geoffrey Parker 5 The "Black Swan" of 1540: Aspects of a European Megadrought â Christian Pfister Part 3: Memoirs 6 The Birth of Climate History â Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Part 4: Present 7 EU Climate Leadership? Europe's Role in Global Climate Negotiations â Clara Brandi 8 Energy Transition in Germany: Sonderweg or Role Model? â Claudia Kemfert 9 Changing Climates, Changing Spaces, Changing Times: Adaptation and Conflict on the West Frisian Island of Ameland â Lea Schmitt Part 5: Prospects 10 The Age of Uncertainty: The Challenges of Climate Change for the Insurance Business â Franz Mauelshagen 11 Climate Change and Future Pasts: Preliminary Considerations on a Historiography of the Future â Claus Leggewie Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356429 20180514
Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe is an account of Europe's share in the making of global warming, which considers the past and future of climate-society interactions. Contributors include: Clara Brandi, Rudiger Glaser, Iso Himmelsbach, Claudia Kemfert, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Claus Leggewie, Franz Mauelshagen, Geoffrey Parker, Christian Pfister, Dirk Riemann, Lea Schmitt, Joern Sieglerschmidt, Markus Vogt, and Steffen Vogt.
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  • Volume 1. Section 1. Agriculture and food security. Chapter 1. Climate change and agriculture: impacts, adoption, and mitigation ; Chapter 2. Impact of climate change on agriculture and food security ; Chapter 3. Population and global food security: issues related to climate change ; Chapter 4. Impact of climate change on a key agricultural pest: thrips ; Chapter 5. Fuzzy-based approach for reducing the impacts of climate changes on agricultural crops ; Chapter 6. Achieving climate smart agriculture with a sustainable use of water: a conceptual framework for sustaining the use of water for agriculture in the era of climate change ; Chapter 7. Impact of global climate change on potato diseases and strategies for their mitigation ; Chapter 8. Spatial analysis of climate-viticulture indices for the Eastern United States ; Chapter 9. An overview of climate change and impacts on food security in small island developing states ; Chapter 10. The impact of climate change on small ruminant performance in Caribbean communities ; Chapter 11. The impacts of climate change on food security and management in Papua New Guinea
  • Section 2. Education and awareness. Chapter 12. Can educational approaches help to revolutionize quantitative solutions for climate change? ; Chapter 13. NGO roles in promoting climate change awareness through environmental education: NGO on climate change ; Chapter 14. International funding and collaboration in sea level rise research ; Chapter 15. A picture is worth a thousand words: commentary of broadcast meteorologists on the visual presentation of climate change ; Chapter 16. The art of climate change: art education for global citizenry
  • Section 3. Prediction and assessment. Chapter 17. New approach based on termite's hill building for prediction of successful simulations in climate models
  • Volume II. Chapter 18. Common duckweeds as a model system for climate change impact assessment ; Chapter 19. Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the Caribbean
  • Section 4. Public health concerns. Chapter 20. Harmful effects of ecosystem impairment on human health ; Chapter 21. Global environmental change and emerging infectious diseases: macrolevel drivers and policy responses ; Chapter 22. Disease surveillance system for big climate data processing and dengue transmission ; Chapter 23. Airborne particulate matter: source scenario and their impact on human health and environment ; Chapter 24. Waterborne diseases and climate change: impact and implications
  • Section 5. Strategy and policy. Chapter 25. Improving sustainability of the environment in a changing climate: can REDD rise to the challenge? ; Chapter 26. The role of eco-municipalities in climate change for a sustainable future ; Chapter 27. Towards a more gender-inclusive climate change policy ; Chapter 28. Indian national strategy for climate change adaptation and mitigation ; Chapter 29. A CGE analysis of the effects of global climate change mitigation policies on India ; Chapter 30. Issues of climate change, impact, and adaptation strategies in Nigeria
  • Section 6. Water resources management. Chapter 31. Recent trends, issues, and challenges in water resource development and global climate change ; Chapter 32. Role of water-energy-waste inter-relatedness to drive sustainability amid climate concerns ; Chapter 33. Traditional water management system for climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems ; Chapter 34. Climate change impact on the water resources of the Limpopo Basin: simulations of a coupled GCM and hybrid atmospheric-terrestrial water balance (HATWAB) model ; Chapter 35. Impact of climate change on the retreat of Himalayan glaciers and its impact on major river hydrology: Himalayan glacier hydrology.
The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world's ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind's impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world's ecosystems. Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.
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