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Geoenvironmental Sustainability

Edited by Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan and Masaharu Fukue 
CRC Press  July 2006  



Hardback  387 pp  ISBN 9780849328411      £99.00
  • Provides a detailed examination of what constitutes a sustainable geoenvironment
  • Discusses development and waste management impacts from the four major components: industrialization, urbanization, resource exploitation, and food production
  • Analyzes the basic elements that define the geoenvironment with regard to water and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity

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.

Contents

  • 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

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