Water Resources in the Built Environment

Water Resources in the Built Environment
Author: Colin A. Booth,Susanne M. Charlesworth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1118809114
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Water management is a key environmental issue in controlling offloods and reducing droughts. This book provides analysis of themain issues, offering solutions and describing good practice. Water Resources for the Built Environment: management issuesand solutions develops an appreciation of the diverse, complexand current themes of the water resources debate across the builtenvironment, urban development and management continuum. Theintegration of physical and environmental sciences, combined withsocial, economic and political sciences, provide a unique resource,useful to policy experts, scientists, engineers and subjectenthusiasts. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, waterresources issues and impacts on the built environment are presentedin the inventive and strategic setting of considering theconstraints of delivering potable water to an ever-demandingsociety who, at the same time, are increasingly aware of living inan urban landscape where excessive surface water creates a floodthreatened environment – hence, the need to portray a balancebetween ‘too little vs. too much’. This unique approach to the water resources debate presents amultifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporaryconcomitant issues of water shortage and urban flooding andproffers solutions specifically for the built environment. The book is structured into three parts: the first part(Sections 2, 3 and 4) addresses management issues and solutions tominimise water shortages and provide water security for society;whilst the second part of the book (Sections 5 and 6) addressesmanagement issues and solutions to control excessive rainfall andminimise flooding impacts. The third part (Section 7)contextualises the issues of the earlier sections withininternational case studies from the developing world.

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment
Author: Marilyn Waite
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1843393239
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment focuses on the water aspects of sustainable construction in less economically developed environments.

Sustainable Water Engineering

Sustainable Water Engineering
Author: Susanne Charlesworth,Colin A. Booth,Kemi Adeyeye
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN: 0128164042
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Water Engineering Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Water Engineering introduces the latest thinking from academic, stakeholder and practitioner perspectives who address challenges around flooding, water quality issues, water supply, environmental quality and the future for sustainable water engineering. In addition, the book addresses historical legacies, strategies at multiple scales, governance and policy. Offers well-structured content that is strategic in its approach Covers up-to-date issues and examples from both developed and developing nations Include the latest research in the field that is ideal for undergraduates and post-graduate researchers Presents real world applications, showing how engineers, environmental consultancies and international institutions can use the concepts and strategies

Sustainable Surface Water Management

Sustainable Surface Water Management
Author: Susanne M. Charlesworth,Colin A. Booth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1118897676
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Surface Water Management Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Surface Water Management: a handbook for SUDS addresses issues as diverse as flooding, water quality, amenity and biodiversity but also mitigation of, and adaptation to, global climate change, human health benefits and reduction in energy use. Chapters are included to cover issues from around the world, but they also address particular designs associated with the implementation of SUDS in tropical areas, problems with retrofitting SUDS devices, SUDS modelling, water harvesting in drought-stricken countries using SUDS and the inclusion of SUDS in the climate change strategies of such cities as Tokyo, New York and Strasbourg.

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment
Author: Lee Bosher,Ksenia Chmutina
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN: 1118921518
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment provides a multi-facetted introduction to how a wide range of risk reduction options can be mainstreamed into formal and informal construction decision making processes, so that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) can become part of the ‘developmental DNA’. The contents highlight the positive roles that practitioners such as civil and structural engineers, urban planners and designers, and architects (to name just a few) can undertake to ensure that disaster risk is addressed when (re)developing the built environment. The book does not set out prescriptive (‘context blind’) solutions to complex problems because such solutions can invariably generate new problems. Instead it raises awareness, and in doing so, inspires a broad range of people to consider DRR in their work or everyday practices. This highly-illustrated text book provides a broad range of examples, case studies and thinking points that can help the reader to consider how DRR approaches might be adapted for differing contexts.

Smart and Sustainable Built Environments

Smart and Sustainable Built Environments
Author: Jay Yang,Peter S. Brandon,Anthony C. Sidwell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470759488
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a group of international specialists to explore the current state of the art and future potential for encouraging, developing and implementing smart and sustainable built environment strategies. It covers a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from technological advancement, through the assessment of past experiences, to communication and education requirements and future strategies. provides a snapshot of current methods and technologies for developing smart and sustainable built environment strategies over 30 fully refereed chapters from international experts addresses the particular requirements and problems of difference areas and climatic regions

Rural Built Environment of Sichuan Province China

Rural Built Environment of Sichuan Province  China
Author: Yibin Ao,Igor Martek
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 981334217X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Built Environment of Sichuan Province China Book Excerpt:

Major changes are taking place in the Chinese countryside as China rushes to modernizes and urbanizes its rural fabric. The transformation is improving the quality of life of rural inhabitants, but also brings about challenges as people strive to adjust. This book systematically examines the impact of change on the daily lives and activities of the residents of Sichuan Province, in China’s South-west. It examines the themes of infrastructure, transport modes and preferences, sanitation, water conservation, earthquake and flood disaster preparedness, and the impact these have on villager behavior and quality of life. This book is an essential reference guide for graduate students and practitioners in the fields of rural planning, renewal, and construction.

Sustainability in the Built Environment in the 21st Century Lessons Learned from India and the Region

Sustainability in the Built Environment in the 21st Century  Lessons Learned from India and the Region
Author: Usha Iyer-Raniga
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN: 3030618919
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in the Built Environment in the 21st Century Lessons Learned from India and the Region Book Excerpt:

This book follows on previous works addressing sustainable development research in the Asia-Pacific region. It mainly focuses on India, a country currently facing immense challenges in the form of climate change, rapid urbanisation, and population pressures in its journey to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Expecting to surpass China in terms of population in the near future, India needs to develop its own solutions in order to uphold its commitments under the Paris Agreement. This book makes a contribution in that direction by presenting case studies on various aspects of the built environment, from education to managing cities, procurement, and considerations for a circular economy. The papers gathered here offer a vital resource for government policymakers, educators, and current and future professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and expertise they need in order to overcome today’s complex challenges in the built environment.

Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures

Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures
Author: Patricia Gober
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN: 3319712349
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures Book Excerpt:

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.

Nature in the Built Environment

Nature in the Built Environment
Author: Ambe J. Njoh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 3030397599
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

A good understanding of the status quo is necessary for the success of efforts to develop and maintain nature in built space. Accordingly, this book conducts an environmental scan of the context of these efforts in global perspective. In particular, it develops and employs a novel environmental scanning model (ESM) designed to rigorously analyze the political, economic, social, technological, ecological, cultural and historical (PESTECH) contexts of initiatives to promote biodiversity in the built environment. The focus is on four specific substantive areas of environmental policy, namely forestry, water, food, and energy. The units of analysis roughly correspond with the major United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, Middle-East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Western Europe, North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

British Qualifications 2013

British Qualifications 2013
Author: Kogan Page Ltd,Kogan Page Page Editorial Editorial Staff
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 0749467444
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Qualifications 2013 Book Excerpt:

Now in its 43rd edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational educational. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.

Sustainable Development and Planning IX

Sustainable Development and Planning IX
Author: C.A. Brebbia,J. Longhurst,E. Marco,C. Booth
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 863
Release: 2017-10-11
ISBN: 1784662313
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development and Planning IX Book Excerpt:

Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning this volume brings together the work of academics, policy makers, practitioners and other international stakeholders and discusses new academic findings and their application in planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision making processes. Problems related to development and planning are present in all areas and regions of the world. Accelerated urbanisation has resulted in both the deterioration of the environment and quality of life. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation, new strategies can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources. Energy saving and eco-friendly buildings have become an important part of modern day progress with emphasis on resource optimisation. Planning is a key part in ensuring that these solutions along with new materials and processes are efficiently incorporated. Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers and economists have to work collectively to ensure that present and future needs are met. The papers in the book cover a number of topics, including: City planning; Regional planning; Rural developments; Sustainability and the built environment; Sustainability supply chain; Resilience; Environmental management; Energy resources; Cultural heritage; Quality of life; Sustainable solutions in emerging countries; Sustainable tourism; Learning from nature; Transportation; Social and political issues; Community planning; UN Sustainable Development Goals and Timber Structures.

British Qualifications 2014

British Qualifications 2014
Author: Kogan Page Editorial Staff
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 0749470941
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Qualifications 2014 Book Excerpt:

Now in its 44th edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational education. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.

The Hydropolitics of Dams

The Hydropolitics of Dams
Author: Mark Everard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-08
ISBN: 1780325428
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hydropolitics of Dams Book Excerpt:

The Hydropolitics of Dams charts the troubled waters of 'heavy engineering' approaches to ecosystem management, exploring the history, benefits and problems of large dams. It then explores diverse ecosystem-based approaches to management of human interactions with the water cycle, concluding that a synthesis of approaches is needed in future. The book also addresses political, economic and legal dimensions of water management. Featuring case studies from China, India and South Africa, this insightful new book argues that there are more appropriate physical and social technologies that can help to sustainably provide access to clean water for all.

Environmental Management Handbook Second Edition Six Volume Set

Environmental Management Handbook  Second Edition     Six Volume Set
Author: Sven Erik Jorgensen,Brian D. Fath
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3829
Release: 2022-07-30
ISBN: 1000082547
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Management Handbook Second Edition Six Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, the Handbook of Environmental Management, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries, and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about pollution and management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 500 contributors, all experts in their fields. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management is presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems. Features of the new edition: The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management. Addresses new and cutting -edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food-energy-water nexus, socio-ecological systems and more. Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function and offers strategies on how to best manage them. Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today.

Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment

Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment
Author: Colin A. Booth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 140519507X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges. Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A wide perspective is provided through contributions from physical, environmental, social, economic and political scientists. This strategic view on built environment issues will be useful to researchers as well as policy experts and construction practitioners wanting a holistic view. This book clarifies complex issues around climate change and follows five main themes: climate change experiences; urban landscape development; urban management issues; measurement of impact; and the future. Chapters are written by eminent specialists from both academic and professional backgrounds. The main context for chapters is the developed world but the discussion is widened to incorporate regional issues. The book will be valuable to researchers and students in all the built environment disciplines, as well as to practitioners involved with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and government organisations developing and implementing climate change policy.

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College
Author: Janet Mathers,Paul Marthers
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1627872620
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College Book Excerpt:

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems
Author: Brian D. Fath,Sven Erik Jorgensen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN: 1000081923
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, Environmental Management Handbook, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about environmental problems and their corresponding management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 400 contributors, all experts in their field. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management are presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems. Features The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management Addresses new and cutting-edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food–energy–water nexus, socio-ecological systems, and more Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function, and offers strategies on how to best manage them Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today In this fourth volume, Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems, the reader is introduced to the general concepts and processes of the hydrosphere with its water resources and hydrological systems. This volume serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the hydrosphere systems and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Redouane Choukr-Allah,Ragab Ragab,Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 9400747551
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book Excerpt:

This book puts great emphasis on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM as the way forward towards food, water, and energy security. It offers better ways and means of managing the limited water resources; using water more efficiently; adopting new policies in order to cope with climate change and drought; increase water supply through the use of non conventional water resources, especially waste water; inducing stakeholders participation and information exchange and raise public awareness to the value of water. It is an important book for all those involved in all aspects of water resources and contains valuable information for scientists, researchers, farmers, extension services and students.

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries
Author: Patrick Manu,Fidelis Emuze,Tarcisio Abreu Saurin,Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN: 0429848536
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries Book Excerpt:

The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents and fatalities, and poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on infrastructure development is expected. There is an urgent need to improve construction health and safety (H&S) in developing countries. The improvement calls for the development of context-specific solutions underpinned by research into challenges and related solutions. This edited volume advances the current understanding of construction H&S in developing countries by revealing context-specific issues and challenges that have hitherto not been well explored in the literature, and applying emergent H&S management approaches and practices in developing countries. Coverage includes countries from the regions of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. This book, which is the first compendium of research into construction H&S issues in developing countries, adds considerable insight into the field and presents innovative solutions to help address poor H&S in construction in developing nations. It is a must read for all construction professionals, researchers and practitioners interested in construction and occupational H&S, safety management, engineering management and development studies.