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Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-12-15
ISBN : 9780128202241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World reviews current technologies that are being developed to address some of the many critical sustainability issues. The book examines the interactions between the various facets of sustainability to show how solutions in one area can impact the challenges in another, whether for better or worse. Using the broad perspective of a sustainable urban environment, it explores the opportunities to design out inefficiency, increase resiliency, and capitalize on the systems level approach that is needed to understand the major challenges that exist and will become more severe as climate change becomes more entrenched. Provides an integrated approach to understanding sustainable technologies, and addresses the issues using a systems level approach Describes opportunities to create a more resilient environment that will be responsive to the impending issues associated with climate change and the more severe weather events resulting therefrom Edited by pioneer in the area of sustainability in the academic, professional and business arenas Chapters written by experts from various areas of chemical engineering and science to discuss the underlying challenges to contextualize properly the design options available for urban infrastructure

Technology in a Changing World

Technology in a Changing World Book
Author : Gurinder S. Shahi,Eng Fong Pang,Prof. Pang Eng Fong (Editors)
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2009-03-12
ISBN : 0557049709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected papers by students of Singapore Management University

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-07-04
ISBN : 0128047925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World Book
Author : Yongguan Zhu,Huaming Guo,Prosun Bhattacharya,Arslan Ahmad,Jochen Bundschuh,Ravi Naidu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-08-23
ISBN : 1351046616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for research and innovation aimed towards a holistic solution to the problem posed by the environmental toxin arsenic, with significant societal impact. The Congress has focused on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical, agricultural and other specific issues on arsenic across a broader environmental realm. The Biennial Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" was first organized in Mexico City (As2006) followed by As2008 in Valencia (Spain), As2010 in Tainan (Chinese Taiwan), As2012 in Cairns (Australia), As2014 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and As2016 in Stockholm (Sweden). The 7th International Congress As2018 was held July 1-6, 2018, in Beijing, P. R. China and was entitled Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World. The Congress addressed the broader context of arsenic research aligned on the following themes: Theme 1: Arsenic Behaviour in Changing Environmental Media Theme 2: Arsenic in a Changing Agricultural Ecosystem Theme 3: Health Impacts of Environmental Arsenic Theme 4: Technologies for Arsenic Immobilization and Clean Water Blueprints Theme 5: Sustainable Mitigation and Management Arsenic in drinking water (mainly groundwater) has emerged as an issue of global health concern. During last decade, the presence of arsenic in rice, possibly also other food of plant origins, has attained increasing attention. This is particularly true in the Asian countries, where the use of high arsenic groundwater as source of irrigation water and drinking water has been flagged as severe health concern. This has been accentuated by elevating arsenic concentrations in deep groundwater recharged from shallow high arsenic groundwater, which may have further detrimental effects on public health. Notably, China has been in the forefront of research on arsenic biogeochemical cycling, health effects of arsenic, technologies for arsenic removal, and sustainable mitigation measures. The Congress has attracted professionals involved in different segments of interdisciplinary research on arsenic in an open forum, and strengthened relations between academia, research institutions, government and non-governmental agencies, industries, and civil society organizations to share an optimal ambience for exchange of knowledge.

Algae and Sustainable Technologies

Algae and Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Atul Kumar Upadhyay,D.P. Singh
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 1000204626
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Algal and sustainable technologies: Bioenergy, Nannotechnology and Green chemistry is an interdisciplinary overview of the world’s major problems; water scarcity, clean environment and energy and their sustenance remedy measures using microalgae. It comprehensively presents the way to tackle the socio-economic issues including food, feed, fuel, medicine and health and also entails the untapped potential of microalgae in environmental management, bioenergy solution and sustainable synthesis of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. This book basically emphasizes the success of algae as wonderful feed stocks of future and provides upto date information and sustainable and recreational outlook towards degrading environment and energy crisis. Applicability of fast emerging algae based nanotechnology in bioremediation and production of nanoparticle (AuNP, AgNP etc) are beautifully described along with latest research and findings. Key features: The "waste to best to income" strategies are the main concern of the book and take the edge off the problem of pollution, energy and income. Elucidate the sustainable phycoremediation and nanoparticle functions as low cost approach for various ecosystem services. Information regarding pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other algae based value added product synthesis and fate are comprehensively discussed. Knowledge resource, latest research, findings and prospects presented in an accessible manner for researchers, students, eminent scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals and policy maker.

Technology and Sustainability

Technology and Sustainability Book
Author : Peter Denton
Publisher : Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 177160039X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe at our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state of the planet on which we live. Our choice is clear: we need to reimagine the way in which we engage with the technology we create, if we hope to make the world a better place. Peter Denton's first RMB manifesto, Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World, focused on interpersonal relationships as the foundation for a vibrant and ecologically sustainable society. In his second thought-provoking book in the series, the author challenges readers to use our cherished technologies in new ways. We need to think of our devices not merely as better rocks and sharper spears, but as profound extensions of our hearts and minds that we can use to change the world for the better. Technology is in our heads, not in our hands. If we don't like what our technologies are doing to the world and to ourselves, then we all have both the power and the responsibility to make better choices today than we did yesterday. Technology and Sustainability helps readers to redefine our relationship with technology and offers ways in which we can use these tools to make the world a better place through enlightened and positive engagements. If systems of technology have multiplied individual choices into global problems, then it means those same systems can multiply better choices into the global solutions we need for a sustainable future.

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order Book
Author : Roger T. Ames,Peter D. Hershock
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2018-03-31
ISBN : 0824878353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single actors pursuing their own self-interests in competition or collaboration with other players. As is now widely appreciated, Confucian culture celebrates the relational values of deference and interdependence—that is, relationally constituted persons are understood as embedded in and nurtured by unique, transactional patterns of relations. This is a concept of person that contrasts starkly with the discrete, self-determining individual, an artifact of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western European approaches to modernization that has become closely associated with liberal democracy. Examining the meaning and value of Confucianism in the twenty-first century, the contributors—leading scholars from universities around the world—wrestle with several key questions: What are Confucian values within the context of the disparate cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam? What is their current significance? What are the limits and historical failings of Confucianism and how are these to be critically addressed? How must Confucian culture be reformed if it is to become relevant as an international resource for positive change? Their answers vary, but all agree that only a vital and critical Confucianism will have relevance for an emerging world cultural order. An electronic version of this book is freely available thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched, a collaborative initiative designed to make high-quality books open access for the public good. The open-access version of this book is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which means that the work may be freely downloaded and shared for non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to the author. Derivative works and commercial uses require permission from the publisher.

Infrastructure in a Changing World

Infrastructure in a Changing World Book
Author : Carlo Secchi,Alberto Belladonna
Publisher : Ledizioni
Release : 2020-07-01
ISBN : 8855262696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world on the brink of a global recession caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the infrastructure efforts of today and tomorrow are more crucial than ever.For one, they are an indispensable countercyclical tool to mitigate the negative effects of the economic paralysis.But they also constitute a pivotal component for a country’s development, raising its competitiveness in the long term. That is why infrastructure will continue to play a critical role even when the pandemic crisis has been tamed.Rapid demographic growth, increasing urbanization, especially in developing countries, coupled with the ounting challenge posed by climate change, are trends that are not going to disappear with the virus.How to cope with these global, long-term trends? How to finance the increasing need for infrastructure? Which major international actors will take the lead? And what role will technology play in shaping the future of infrastructure?

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World Book
Author : Huaming Guo,Prosun Bhattacharya,Arslan Ahmad,Yongguan Zhu,Jochen Bundschuh,Ravi Naidu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 9781138486096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for research and innovation aimed towards a holistic solution to the problem posed by the environmental toxin arsenic, with significant societal impact. The Congress has focused on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical, agricultural and other specific issues on arsenic across a broader environmental realm. The Biennial Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" was first organized in Mexico City (As2006) followed by As2008 in Valencia (Spain), As2010 in Tainan (Chinese Taiwan), As2012 in Cairns (Australia), As2014 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and As2016 in Stockholm (Sweden). The 7th International Congress As2018 was held July 1-6, 2018, in Beijing, P. R. China and was entitled Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World. The Congress addressed the broader context of arsenic research aligned on the following themes: Theme 1: Arsenic Behaviour in Changing Environmental Media Theme 2: Arsenic in a Changing Agricultural Ecosystem Theme 3: Health Impacts of Environmental Arsenic Theme 4: Technologies for Arsenic Immobilization and Clean Water Blueprints Theme 5: Sustainable Mitigation and Management Arsenic in drinking water (mainly groundwater) has emerged as an issue of global health concern. During last decade, the presence of arsenic in rice, possibly also other food of plant origins, has attained increasing attention. This is particularly true in the Asian countries, where the use of high arsenic groundwater as source of irrigation water and drinking water has been flagged as severe health concern. This has been accentuated by elevating arsenic concentrations in deep groundwater recharged from shallow high arsenic groundwater, which may have further detrimental effects on public health. Notably, China has been in the forefront of research on arsenic biogeochemical cycling, health effects of arsenic, technologies for arsenic removal, and sustainable mitigation measures. The Congress has attracted professionals involved in different segments of interdisciplinary research on arsenic in an open forum, and strengthened relations between academia, research institutions, government and non-governmental agencies, industries, and civil society organizations to share an optimal ambience for exchange of knowledge.

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World a European Perspective

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World  a European Perspective Book
Author : Peter Spathelf
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-04
ISBN : 9789048133017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Yet another book on the topic of ‘Sustainable Forest Management’ can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book’s attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline’s database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order Book
Author : Gordon K Douglass
Publisher : Westview Press
Release : 1984
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability as food sufficincy: resources, technology, and economics. Sustainability as stewardship: biology, ecology, and population. Sustainability as communiti: justice, participation and development.

Global Trends

Global Trends Book
Author : Adrian Done
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2011-10-31
ISBN : 0230284868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Looks at the bigger picture, and the future trends that are going to affect the global business world over the next few years. The author analyzes traditional themes such as technology and sustainability but also takes into consideration the effects of developments in other areas such as health, education and demographics

Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development

Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development Book
Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2006-05-18
ISBN : 9780309180474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This report summarizes a workshop organized by the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The workshop brought together a select group of program managers from the public and private sectors to discuss specific cases of linking knowledge to action in a diverse set of integrated observation, assessment, and decision support systems. Workshop discussions explored a wide variety of experiments in harnessing science and technology to goals of promoting development and conserving the environment. Participants reflected on the most significant challenges that they have faced when trying to implement their programs and the strategies that they have used to address them successfully. The report summarizes discussions at the workshop, including common themes about the process of linking knowledge with actions for sustainable development that emerged across a wide range of cases, sectors, and regions.

Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Ritu Singh,Sanjeev Kumar
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-04-05
ISBN : 3319506544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the present scenario, green technologies are playing significant role in changing the course of nation’s economic growth towards sustainability and providing an alternative socio-economic model that will enable present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment, in harmony with nature. Green technology, which is also known as clean technology, refers to the development and extension of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies facilitating society to meet their own needs while substantially decreasing the impact of human on the planet, and reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concepts of Green Technologies, if endorsed and pervaded into the lives of all societies, will facilitate the aim of the Millennium Development Goals of keeping the environment intact and improve it for the civilization to survive. Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability is focused on the goals of green technologies which are becoming increasingly important for ensuring sustainability. This book provides different perspectives of green technology in sectors like energy, agriculture, waste management and economics and contains recent advancements made towards sustainable development in the field of bioenergy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, bioremediation, degraded land reclamation. This book is written for a large and broad readership, including researchers, scientists, academicians and readers from diverse backgrounds across various fields such as nanotechnology, chemistry, agriculture, environmental science, water engineering, waste management and energy. It could also serve as a reference book for graduates and post-graduate students, faculties, environmentalist and industrial personnel who are working in the area of green technologies.

Water for a Changing World Developing Local Knowledge and Capacity

Water for a Changing World   Developing Local Knowledge and Capacity Book
Author : Guy Alaerts,Nicolas Dickinson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-12-10
ISBN : 0203878051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of papers represents the outcomes of the International Symposiumheld in Delft, The Netherlands, on June 13-15, 2007, at the occasion of the 50thanniversary of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The papers discusshow to contribute to the sustainability of effective international development andwater management with a diges

Science Technology and Innovation Indicators in a Changing World

Science  Technology and Innovation Indicators in a Changing World Book
Author : OECD,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,Oecd Publishing
Publisher : OECD
Release : 2007-10-11
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a growing interest in improving the understanding of how science, technology and innovation create value in the form of increased productivity and profits, contributing to the valuation of enterprises and ultimately stimulating the growth and competitiveness of economies. This publication contains a selection of papers discussed at the OECD Blue Sky II Forum, held in Ottawa, Canada in September 2006. Matters discussed include: policy needs, measurement issues and some of the challenges in describing cross-cutting and emerging topics in science, technology and innovation; as well as ideas to exploit existing data and develop new frameworks of measurement.