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xvi, 242 p. : ill.
  • Global Issues in Sustainability Transportation Inventory Motion Waiting Overprocessing Areas of Sustainability What Happens Globally if We Are Not Sustainable? References Systems View of Sustainability What Is a System? A Systems Engineering Framework Definitions of Sustainability Foci of Sustainability Using the Hierarchy of Needs for Sustainability Sustainability Matrix Social Change for Sustainability References Lean and Waste Reduction How to Use Poka-Yokes References Education and Sustainability Strategic Role of Sustainability Education University-Industry Sustainability Partnership Sustainability Clearinghouse Center of Excellence for Sustainability The Role of Women in Achieving Sustainability Agriculture and Sustainability Evolution of Efficient Agriculture Emergence of Cities Human Resources for Sustainability The Role of Technology in Sustainability DEJI Model for Sustainability Assessment Foundation for Sustaining Sustainability References Six Sigma for Sustainability Project Charter SIPOC Kano Model CTQ Affinity Diagram Measurement Systems Analysis Variation Process Capabilities Graphical Analysis Process Mapping Cause-and-Effect Diagram Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Hypothesis Testing ANOVA Correlation Simple Linear Regression Theory of Constraints Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) TPM-Total Productive Maintenance Design for Six Sigma Control Charts Control Plans References Technology Transfer for Sustainability Definition and Characteristics of Technology Technology Assessment Sustainability Technology Transfer Modes Sustainability Changeover Strategies Post-Implementation Evaluation Technology Systems Integration Sustainability Performance Evaluation References Sampling and Estimation for Sustainability Statistical Sampling Sampling Techniques Systematic Sampling Stratified Sampling Errors in Sampling Measurement Scales Data Determination and Collection Data Analysis and Presentation Calculations under the Normal Curve Managing Sustainability Projects Why Projects Fail Management by Project Integrated Project Implementation Critical Factors for Project Success Project Management Body of Knowledge Components of the Knowledge Areas Step-by-Step and Component-by-Component Implementation Project Systems Structure Project Systems Implementation Outline Project Decision Analysis Systems Group Decision Making Models Hierarchy of Project Control References Appendix: Six Sigma Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466514249 20160612
Although most agree that Lean Six Sigma is here to stay, they also agree that learning how to sustain the results seems problematic at best and unattainable at worst. Reverting to the old way of doing things is inevitable if sustainability measures are not a part of the methodology. Currently there are no standard resource on how to be sustainable or on using statistical techniques and practices. Until now. Sustainability: Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques not only examines how to use particular lean six sigma tools, but how to sustain results that make companies profitable with continuous improvement. The book demonstrates how to use the Six Sigma methodology to make process-focused decisions that will achieve the goals of sustainability and allow organizations to gain true benefits from process improvements. It covers sustainability and metrics, Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma tools, sustainability project management, sustainability modeling, sustainable manufacturing and operations, decision making, and sustainability logistics. These tools help sustain results while keeping organizations competitive regardless of economic conditions. While continuous improvement techniques look good on paper, the implementation of the techniques can become difficult and challenging to maintain. Without utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools and leading the change, companies will become less and less marketable and profitable. This book supplies a blueprint on achieving sustainable results from high-quality improvements and making organizations competitive and first in class in their marketplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466514249 20160612
xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • ContributorsPART I: INTRODUCTION1 An introduction to the sustainable corporationDexter Dunphy and Jodie Benveniste2 Sustainability and sustainable developmentMark Diesendorf3 Sustainability---doing itPaul GildingPART II: TOWARDS HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY4 Human resources, capabilities and sustainabilityPaul Gollan5 Technologies and processes for human sustainability Viv Read6 Quality of work, home and community lifeJodie BenvenistePART III: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY7 Building corporate capabilities to promote ecological sustainability: a 'case study'Philip Sutton8 Technologies and processes for ecological sustainability Alan Pears9 The technology strategy of the sustainable corporationHardin TibbsPART IV TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE CORPORATION10 New organisational architectures: creating and retrofitting for su.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
This study explores two of the major challenges faced by organizations in the 21st century: the successful management of human resources in a time of increasing staff turnorver; and the growing pressure for environmentally friendly operations. It offers a framework of principles and practices which should contribute to a renewable, sustainable workforce and environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
computer files
Medical Library (Lane)
1 online resource.
This book focuses on the emergence of the science of sustainability and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
1 online resource (xiv, 232 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"The book and the Forum from which it is derived are about global sustainability. The first section discusses climate change and adaptation. The second section discusses the international drivers as aspects of sustainability. The third section discusses the issues relative to the development of sustainable communities. The Afterword brings the focus to water as the key underlying worldwide sustainability issue"--From volume detail page.
285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Section 1: Tourism impact and strategies Possibilities and limitations in the development of selective forms of tourism in the Croatian archipelago: case study of the Istrian islands-- Selection, design and dissemination of Fuerteventura's projected tourism image (Canary Isles)-- How far does tourism stress coral reef environment in island states: case studies of Indian Ocean and Caribbean islands-- Tourism valorisation of lighthouses on Croatian islands and along the coast Section 2: Community issues Scales and scenarios of change in the anthropology-landscape relationship: models of cultural tourism in Fuerteventura (Canary Isles)-- Development of sustainability indices for the wider area of Troodos in Cyprus-- The attitudes of the island local community towards sustainable tourism development - the case of Stari Grad, island Hvar-- The socio-cultural impacts of visiting friends and relatives on hosts: a Samoan study-- Traditional medicinal knowledge in Cuba Section 3: Changing climate and environment Is it really happening here? A study of climate change perception in the Azores-- Future sea level rise implications on development of Lazarus Island, Singapore Southern Islands-- Rising sea level and long term sustainability of near-shore islands of the United Arab Emirates: an approach to establishing setback lines for Abu Dhabi-- Coastal erosion in the archaeological area of Selinunte-- Coastal monitoring with high resolution synthetic aperture radar-- 3-D process modelling of ancient storm-dominated deposits by an event-based approach Section 4: Infrastructures Infrastructure maintenance and disaster prevention measures on isolated Islands: the case of the Izu Islands near Tokyo-- Responsive demand in isolated energy systems-- Innovative shore protection for island communities-- Designing of protective seaside wall composite elements for protection of roads along the seashore-- Application of composite materials for the protection of sea shores and engineering structures against the impact of waves-- A new approach to estimate armourstone abrasion: modified slake durability test Section 5: Transport issues Travelling towards and from minor islands through non-conventional air transport: demand and cost analysis-- Development of nautical tourism: islands development motivator-- Fast charging stations for electric vehicles infrastructure.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Current global socio-economic trends call attention to the endangered conditions of relatively confined environments all over the world. Many of these regions face problems of depopulation and lack of adequate infrastructures. The problems are aggravated for the case of islands, which have limited resources and few possibilities of developing different types of supporting infrastructures. Many islands depend on tourism for their economic survival. Most of them however, cannot provide all the resources required to maintain a large seasonal population and in many cases basic requirements such as water and energy, as well as agricultural produce, need to be imported. The impact of large seasonal population increases in the community and the resulting socio-economic factors need to be carefully evaluated, as well as issues related to transportation and communication, all of which should be part of an overall strategy. Of primary importance in many cases is to ensure all year round economic activities in order to achieve a permanent and completely sustainable use of the islands' potential. This book contains papers dealing with projects, initiatives and experiences related to different island issues. By using the experience of economically developed island environments, it is possible to learn how to ensure the development of other island communities, not only to prevent depopulation but to encourage new settlement. Those projects will serve as guidelines for other initiatives in less developed islands, adapting those experiences to specific regional, cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Green Library
1 online resource.
A new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born in the 21st century, Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to provide conceptual and practical approaches to sustainable development that help us to grasp and address uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic change. Four aspects that permeate our contemporary world and undermine much of our traditional ways of thinking and doing. The concepts of risk and resilience are central in this endeavour to explain, understand and improve core challenges of humankind. Sustainability and sustainable development are increasingly important guiding principles across administrative levels, functional sectors and scientific disciplines. Policymakers, practitioners and academics continue to wrestle with the complexity of risk, resilience and sustainability, but because of the necessary transdisciplinary focus, it is difficult to find authoritative content in a single source. Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development presents the state of the world in relation to major sustainability challenges and their symptomatic effects, such as climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, disease and disasters. It then continues by elaborating on ways to approach and change our world to make it a safer and more sustainable place for current and future generations. The natural, applied and social sciences are woven together throughout the book to provide a more inclusive understanding of relevant processes, changes, trends and events. * Shows how disturbances, disruptions and disasters have always been intrinsic byproducts of the same human-environment systems that supply us with opportunities, as well as what implications that has for policy and practice towards sustainable development today* Introduces a new approach for grasping and addressing issues of risk and resilience in relation to sustainable development that is firmly rooted in a comprehensive philosophical and theoretical foundation and clearly linking the conceptual with the practical* Presents a holistic agenda for change that includes a more explicit role of science, reinforced focus on capacity development and the overall necessity of fundamental social change* Features more than 150 figures, full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations to highlight major themes and aid in the retention of key concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444627094 20160616
1 online resource (243 pages)
In Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment, Delaney and Madigan approach the study of the environment from two academic disciplines - sociology and philosophy. Both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability to not only sustain itself, but also reach a point where it can actually thrive. It is especially important to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. In this book we examine the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability" and discuss such topics as sociological and philosophical environmentalism, the ecosystem, and mass extinctions. We provide a review of some of the major human causes (e.g., hydro-fracking, the use of plastics, food waste, deforestation, and poor agriculture practises), that will likely bring about the sixth mass extinction. We take a look at the skepticism toward humans as the cause of a deteriorating environment and detail nature's adverse role in harming the environment. We examine ways to help the environment thrive, and discuss the concept of "environmental happiness." Finally, we give reasons why choosing a thrivability approach is not only possible but beneficial, and discuss practical ways in which thrivability can be taught, both in academic settings such as in college courses, as well as through community efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786479597 20160704

30. Suburban sustainability [2013 - ]

xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sustainability - seeking clarity in the mist 1. The 'old' sustainability: A story of listening and harmony 2. The 1960s to the present: Key conferences and statements 3. Rise of the 'new' sustainability - the weak and the strong 4. Economic sustainability - Coming to grips with endless growth 5. Ecological sustainability - essential but overlooked 6. Social sustainability - Utopian dream or practical path to change? 7. Overpopulation and overconsumption 8. Worldview and ethics in 'sustainability' 9. An unsustainable denial 10. Appropriate technology for sustainability 11. Solutions for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms 'sustainability' and 'sustainable development' over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key issues, questions and values involved. Accessible and engaging, the book examines the 'old' sustainability of the past and looks to the future, considering how economic, ecological and social sustainability should be defined if we are to solve the entwined environmental, economic and social crises. It considers if meaningful sustainability is the same as a 'sustainable development' based on endless growth, examining the difficult but central issues of overpopulation and overconsumption that drive unsustainability. The book also explores the central role played by society's worldview and ethics, along with humanity's most dangerous characteristic - denial. Finally, it looks to the future, discussing the 'appropriate' technology needed for sustainability, and suggesting nine key solutions. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive discussion of what sustainability means for students, policy makers and all those interested in a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
Green Library

32. Lake sustainability [2013]

196 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Contents Preface Chapter 1 Structurally Dynamic Models of Lakes Introduction-- How to Construct Sdms and Definitions of Eco-Exergy?-- Biomanipulation-- Development of Sdm to Describe the Competition between Phytoplankton and Submerged Vegetation-- Summary and Conclusions-- References Chapter 2 Ecodynamic Assessment of the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Okeechobee, Florida under Natural and Anthropogenic Stress Introduction-- Water Quality Analysis-- Ecological Impact Assessment-- Expansion of Loem-- Ecodynamics of Sav Associated with Event-Based Loem Modeling Analysis-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 3 Assimilative Capacity Modeling using Integrated Watershed and Lake Models in Support of the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Plan Introduction-- Models Used-- Lake Water Quality Standards-- Modeling Scenarios-- Lake Oconee Case Study-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 4 Fish-Based Assessment of the Ecological Status of the Kis-Balaton - Balaton Reservoir - Lake System, Hungary Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Acknowledgement-- References Chapter 5 Small-Scale Best Management Practices to Protect Lake Water Quality Introduction-- Loss of Clarity Results from Urbanization of Watershed-- Comprehensive Lake Protection Measures of the Last 40 Years-- Infiltration Bmps keep Runoff from Leaving the Property-- Source Control Bmps are used to Prevent Soil Erosion-- Results and Needed Research-- Conclusion - Applicability in other States and Countries-- References Chapter 6 Outlet Work Optimization in Flood Control Reservoirs Introduction-- General Criteria for Planning Outlet Works-- Notes on Outlet Works and Flood Management-- Outlet Works Studied on a Physical Model-- Discussion and Results-- Conclusion-- References Chapter 7 Monitoring of Transnational Lakes Using Geomatic Techniques: A Case Study for Prespa Lakes Introduction-- Study Area-- Data and Methods-- Analysis of the Surface of the Lake-- Water Quality-- Lake Hydraulics-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 8 Some Ecological Effects of Underwater Self-Explosion of Ammunition in Lake Lomtjarn, Sweden: The Impact from Mercury Introduction-- Experimental, Material and Methods-- Results-- Discussion-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 9 Maritime Antarctic Lakes as Sentinels of Climate Change Introduction-- Lakes as Sensors of Climate Change: Why Remoteness?-- Some Biological Studies on Sub-Antarctic and Maritime Antarctic Lakes-- A Model Study Area, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Maritime Antarctica-- Biological Invasions-- Conclusions and Forecast-- References Chapter 10 Socio-Ecological Barriers to Adaptive Management of Lake Fuquene, Colombia Introduction-- Lake Fuquene as a Socio-Ecological System-- Imbalance of Ecosystem Services-- Socio-Ecological Misfits-- Is there a Way Out from Pathologcal Management?-- Acknowledgments-- References Chapter 11 Socioeconomic versus Natural System in a Dynamic Lake Landscape: A Case Study of Jeziorak Lake in Poland Introduction-- Area-- Background and Scope of Research-- Methods and Materials-- Results and Discussion-- Recommendations-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 12 Physical Circulation and Spatial Exchange Dynamics in a Shallow Floodplain Wetland Introduction-- Methods-- Results-- Discussion-- Conclusions-- Acknowledgements-- References Chapter 13 Worldwide Environmental Threats to Salt Lakes Introduction-- Environmental Impacts to Salt Lakes-- Similar Experiences in the World-- Orumieh Lake-- Discussion and Conclusion-- References Chapter 14 Water Quality Modeling Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Conclusions-- References Chapter 15 Prediction of Water Quality Parameters in a Reservoir using Artificial Neural Networks Introduction-- Materials and Methods-- Results and Discussion-- Conclusions-- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845646691 20160610
This book contains extended versions of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Lake Sustainability held at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) campus in the New Forest. The meeting is a natural link in the chain of sustainability conferences that WIT regularly arranges. A wide spectrum of contributions focusing on lake sustainability and many up-to-date aspects of lake management and limnology are covered by the fifteen papers selected for publication The papers draw an excellent picture of the recent developments in lake modelling, limnology of lakes and lake management. Readers will find useful the sustainability image of lakes presented in this volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845646691 20160610
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (240 p.)
  • 1. Theories, Concepts and Methodologies in Sustainability Science.- 2. Global Field Exercises.- Resilience Exercises.- 3. Sustainability Science Field Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319329291 20160912
This book builds up on the experience and lessons learnt by academics at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at the University of Tokyo. A number of scholars in the new field of sustainability science describe how field methods and exercises are carried out in this discipline, together with the theoretical basis for such exercises. Case studies of various countries around the world where these exercises are carried out are showcased, emphasizing the various socio-economic considerations and problems facing humanity and possible ways forward to build more sustainable and resilient societies. The final objective is to enrich the field of sustainability science by describing the novel aspects used in the field exercises carried out by practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319329291 20160912
xviii, 522 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).
  • Human Ecological Sustainability Introduction Is It Possible to Model Human Ecological Sustainability? Why Human Sustainability Is a Complex Issue Chapter Summary Review of Complexity and Complex Systems Introduction to Complexity Human Responses to Complexity Signal Flow Graphs and Mason's Rule Modularity Chapter Summary Multidimensional Challenges to Human Sustainability Introduction The Challenge of Population Growth Global Warming Water and Sustainability Bees, Pollination, and Food Crops Species Size Reduction Due to Habitat Warming: Another Challenge to Our Food Supply FF Energy and Sustainability Chapter Summary Mitigations of Human Impacts through Technology Introduction Biofuels Desalination Carbon-Free Energy Sources Carbon-Neutral Energy Sources Energy Storage Means Fusion Power Nuclear Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Water Vapor Engineering Energy Efficiency Chapter Summary Sustainable Agriculture Introduction Animal Husbandry: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Industrial Agriculture Loss of Genetic Diversity Genetically Modified Organisms Sustainable Agriculture Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? Competition for Cropland Chapter Summary Unconventional Foods: Insects, Plankton, Fungi, and In Vitro Meat Introduction Nutritional Value of Insects Can Insects Be Farmed? Plankton as a Source of Human Food Fungi: Food and More Food from Tissue Culture Using Animal Stem Cells Chapter Summary Complex Economic Systems and Sustainability Introduction to Economic Systems Basic Economics-- Steady-State S&D Introduction to ABMs and Simulations of Economic and Other Complex Systems Economic Challenges to Human Sustainability Chapter Summary Application of Complex Systems Thinking to Solve Ecological Sustainability Problems Introduction Dorner's Approaches to Tackling Complex Problems Frederic Vester's "Paper Computer" Sensitivity Model of Vester Can We Learn From Our Mistakes? Chapter Summary What Will Happen to Us? FAQs on Sustainability Introduction Will Technology Sustain Us? FAQs Concerning Sustainability Chapter Summary Glossary Bibliography and Recommended Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
Complex Systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy, desalination, carbon capture, recycling, etc. It considers the relationships and balance between environmental engineering and science, economics, and human activity, with regard to sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
1 online resource.
"Sustainability Assessment" is a comprehensive compilation of all the known policy factors related to sustainability. This book outlines all of the elements and considerations of community aspects of policy evaluation in an effort to reduce the future consequences on resources and environmental sustainability. The basic assumption behind it is that sustainability, though oriented to resources and meeting demands, starts from formulation of policy. Policies are so interrelated that all policies have some roles to play toward sustainability. Helps policymakers integrate the objectives of sustainability into policy actions in a given socio-political environment and plan a strategy for policy implementation; and includes some policy factors that have not been discussed in other texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124071964 20160610
ix, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction Mike Kenny and James Meadowcroft 1. Planning for sustainable development: what can be learnt from the critics? James Meadowcroft 2. A century of planning Charles E. Lindblom 3. Pathways to sustainability: issues, policies and theory Michael Redclift 4. Sustainability and markets: on the neo-classical model of environmental economics Michael Jacobs 5. Scale, complexity and the conundrum of sustainability William Rees 6. From sustainability to basic income Wouter Achterberg 7. Three decades of environmental planning: what have we really learned? Paul Selman 8. National environmental policy planning in the face of uncertainty Martin Janicke and Helge Jorgens 9. Local sustainability in a sea of globalisation? The case of food policy Tim Lang Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415164771 20160527
This book explores the relationship between one of the most important innovations in recent political discourse - environmental sustainability - and an idea which has slipped from public attention recently - planning. The authors, who are all leading scholars in the field of environmental politics, explore the different implications of sustainability for public planning in the industrialised world. Environmental sustainability has become one of the most salient issues on the policy agenda of nation-states. However, this book argues that planning is often, wrongly, ignored by advocates of environmental politics. Four major questions are addressed in this volume: what are the consequences of environmental sustainability for current patterns of social steering by the state and socio-economic planning? What lessons do earlier experiences of social and economic planning in Western democracies have for future sustainability planners? What challenges are generated for conventional socio-economic management by specifically environmental planners? These topical issues are explored by contributors from different intellectual traditions; this makes Planning Sustainability ideal for students of political science, international and environmental politics and development studies as well as policy and public-policy makers. Wouter Achterberg, University of Amsterdam, Michael Jacobs, Fabian Society, Martin Janicke Free University of Berlin, Helge Jorgens, University of Berlin, Michael Kenny.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415164771 20160527
Green Library
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
This book examines how sustainability has the potential to transform both the fashion system and the innovators who work within it. Sustainability is arguably the defining theme of the twenty-first century. The issues in fashion are broad-ranging and include labour abuses, toxic chemicals use and conspicuous consumption, giving rise to an undeniable tension between fashion and sustainability. The book is organized in three parts. The first part is concerned with transforming fashion products across the garment's lifecycle and includes innovation in materials, manufacture, distribution, use and re-use. The second part looks at ideas that are transforming the fashion system at root into something more sustainable, including new business models that reduce material throughput. The third section is concerned with transforming the role of fashion designers and looks to examples where the designer changes from a stylist or creator into a communicator, activist or facilitator.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856697545 20160614
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource.
  • Green Economy
  • Industrial Sustainability
  • Carbon Emissions Management and the Financial Implications of Sustainability
  • Sustainability and Business at a Crossroads: The Idea of Positive Investments in Creating Shared Value
  • Integrating Sustainability in Capital Budgeting Decisions
  • A Study of Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour Towards Sustainability in Bradford, UK: An Economical and Environmentally Sustainable Opportunity
  • Setting and Managing Sustainability Goals
  • Environmental Management Systems: Enabling Tools Towards Sustainability?
  • The Green Option Matrix to Characterize Green Products and Practices: Applications to the Upholstered Furniture and the Footwear Industries
  • Sustainability Measurement and Reporting: Impacts on Finance, Stakeholders Communication and Internal Measurement Practices
  • Sustainable Use of IT
  • The Green Building Revolution: Advancing Sustainability at Exponential Speed
  • Existing Buildings' Energy Upgrade: An Economical and Environmentally Sustainable Opportunity.
Sustainability is one of the key issues in today's society, as confirmed by the increasing attention of governments, media, academia and the industry. In the context of sustainable development, businesses that are often referred to as part of the problem can become part of the solution. This book presents the state of the art of sustainability in corporations from a number of perspectives, which include: economy, finance, measurement and reporting, organizing for sustainability, green products, green buildings and IT. The individual chapters provide valuable insights for pursuing future research and define a proper research agenda for the years to come. Further, the relevance of the topics addressed makes the book essential reading for academics, practitioners, consultants and more generally, for all those interested in business evolution and sustainability. The book was written by prominent researchers from Italy, India, the USA and the UK.
387 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Introduction Geoenvironment, Ecosystems, and Resources Geoenvironment as a Natural Resource Base WEHAB and the Geoenvironment Sustainability Concluding Remarks References CONTAMINATION AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL LAND MANAGEMENT Introduction Contamination and Geoenvironmental Impacts Wastes, Pollutants, and Threats Surface and Subsurface Soils Pollutant Transport and Land Contamination Geoenvironmental Land Management Concluding Remarks References SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT Introduction Uses of Water and Its Importance Characterization of Water Quality, Management, and Monitoring Sustainable Water Treatment and Management Concluding Remarks References URBANIZATION AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Introduction Land Uses by Urbanization Impact of Urbanization on WEHAB Impact Avoidance and Risk Minimization Mitigation and Remediation of Impacts Concluding Remarks References NATURAL RESOURCES EXTRACTION AND LAND USE IMPACTS Introduction Sulfide Minerals and Acid Mine Drainage Resource Extraction and Land Use Sustainable Land Use Remediation and Treatment of Mining Sites and Wastes Concluding Remarks References FOOD PRODUCTION AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Introduction Land Use for Food Production Impact of Food Production on WEHAB Tools for Evaluating Sustainability in Agriculture Changes in Agricultural Practices to Reduce Impact Concluding Remarks References INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Concept of Industrial Ecology Industry Activities and Geoenvironmental Interactions Mineral Mining and Processing Downstream Industries Agro-Processing Industries Petrochemical and Chemical Industries Service Industries Contaminating Discharges and Wastes Concluding Remarks References COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY Introduction Coastal Marine Environment and Impacts London Convention and Protocol Quality of Marine Sediments Rehabilitation of Coastal Marine Environment Creation of a Natural Purification System Sea Disposal of Waste Coastal Erosion Concluding Remarks References CONTAMINANTS AND TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS Introduction Indicators Assessment of Interaction Impacts Pollutant Transport and Fate Surface Complexation and Partitioning Persistence and Fate Prediction of Transport and Fate of Pollutants Concluding Remarks References POLLUTANT IMPACT MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT Introduction Soils for Pollution Mitigation and Control Natural Attenuation Capability of Soils Natural Attenuation and Impact Management Lines of Evidence Evidence of Success Engineered Mitigation Control Systems Concluding Remarks References TOWARD GEOENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Introduction Exploitation and State of Renewable Natural Resources Water and Soil Quality Indicators Sustainability Attempts Concluding Remarks: Toward Geoenvironmental Sustainability References INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849328411 20160528
Industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and resource exploitation are activities associated with a developing society. "Geoenvironmental Sustainability" focuses on such a society's geoenvironment and the natural capital that defines it. The book explains these elements in systematic detail, particularly with respect to their relationship to five thematic areas known as WEHAB: water and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity - all factors identified as key areas of concern by the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). This significant reference addresses topics that include: land environment sustainability pertaining to its interaction with the impacts generated by industrial and urbanization activities - in particular with various waste discharges; the magnitude of the problem of urbanization and industries; nonrenewable natural resources, typical case histories, and examples of sustainability actions; and the geoenvironmental perspective of the present status of where we are in the geoenvironmental sustainability framework, with a view that points toward where we need to go. Providing a geoenvironmental perspective on the sustainability of the environment, "Geoenvironmental Sustainability" is an essential resource for those who are poised to meet the challenge of mitigating manmade threats associated with development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849328411 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Overview and Context: 1. Sustainable development: exploring the processes and outcomes of governance W. Neil Adger and Andrew Jordan-- 2. Human development and environmental governance: a reality check Katrina Brown-- Part II. Governance and Government: 3. Government and the pursuit of governance for sustainability Albert Weale-- 4. How do environmental actors make governance systems more sustainable? The role of politics and ideas in policy change Philip Lowe and Katy Wilkinson-- 5. Global governance for sustainable capitalism? The political economy of global environmental governance Mat Paterson-- Part III. Governance and Civil Society: 6. Citizens, citizenship and governance for sustainability Andy Dobson-- 7. The governance of science for sustainability Jill Jager-- 8. Practitioner evaluations of participatory processes in environmental decision-making Jacquelin Burgess and Judy Clark-- Part IV. Governance and Decision Making: 9. Participation, precaution and reflexive governance for sustainable development Andy Stirling-- 10. Precaution and the governance of risk Ortwin Renn-- 11. Economics and the governance of sustainable development Simon Dietz and Eric Neumayer-- 12. Sustainability: welfare, value and time John O'Neill-- Part V. Conclusions: 13. Reflections on the pathways to sustainability Tim O'Riordan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521518758 20160528
The crisis of unsustainability is, above all else, a crisis of governance. The transition to a more sustainable world will inevitably require radical changes in the actions of all governments, and it will call for significant changes to the lifestyles of individuals everywhere. Bringing together some of the world's most highly regarded experts on governance and sustainable development, this book examines these necessary processes and consequences across a range of sectors, regions and other important areas of concern. It reveals that the governance of sustainable development is politically contested, and that it will continue to test existing governance systems to their limits. As both a state-of-the-art review of current thinking and an assessment of existing policy practices, it will be of great interest to all those who are preparing themselves - or their organisations - for the sustainability transition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521518758 20160528
Green Library