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Environmental Management, Sustainable Development and Human Health

1st Edition

Edited by Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves, Fred C. Schaffner, Ahmed Abdelhadi, Mattheus F.A. Goosen

CRC Press

594 pages

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Sustainable development is now considered by many organizations and their stakeholders the model to follow. An increasing number of companies currently act and communicate based on their triple performance (i.e. economic, environmental and social). Educators and scientists can follow this example by keeping in mind the bigger picture when it comes doing research and educating young people, helping improve the overall health of the society in which we live. This book assesses some of the major environmental problems facing developing and developed regions of the world and suggests solutions for resolving them. It discusses environmental education projects that help to raise awareness in young people about the interrelationships between pollution, the environment and society.

Table of Contents

Globalization and Sustainable Growth

1. The Environment, Sustainable Growth and Human Health: An Overview

Mattheus F. A. Goosen, Eddie Laboy, Fred Schaffner and Ahmed Abdelhadi

2. Globalization, the Environment and Sustainable Development

K. Alamar and N. Murali

3. Sustainable Urban Growth for European Cities

Hans Gottinger

4. Path to Democratic Environmental Governance in Latin America: A Case Study from Mexico

Sherrie L. Baver

5. Environmental Issues, Challenges and Initiatives in Southern Africa: A Case Study from Botswana

Tidimane Ntsabane and Nkobi Moleele

Bioethics and Environmental Pollution

6. Bioethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Arnoldo José Gabaldón and Marisol Aguilera M.

7. The Impact of Global Warming and Human Activities on Coral Reefs: How Much are We Willing to Pay?

Aldo Cróquer

8. Preventing Environmental Pollution through Monitoring, Clean Technologies, Education, Economics and Management

Rosa E. Reyes Gil and Luis E. Galván Rico

9. Poverty, Urban Land and Africa’s Sustainable Development Controversy

F. Nikoi Hammond and Joseph Somevi

Organizational Performance and Sustainability

10. The Environment as a Fifth Component of a Balanced Scorecard for Improving Organizational Performance

Moh’d Mahmoud Ajlouni

11. Creating a Climate for Long-term Ecological and Organizational Sustainability

Anke Arnaud and Dawna L. Rhoades

12. Evolution of Wholesale and Retail Distribution Channels in South Africa

Louise van Scheers

13. Examining Banking Productivity Across Countries Considering Off-Balance Sheet Activities

Katerina Lyroudi and Dimitrios Angelidis

14. Assessing Advertising Mediums used by Small Businesses in Soweto to Promote Sustainable Development

Louise van Scheers

15. Environmentally Sustainable Economies: A Panacea for Sound Development

Mago William Maila

16. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development of the Oil and Gas Industry in Kazakhstan

Jung-Wan Lee and Simon W. Tai

17. Analyzing Critical Success Characteristics of South African Entrepreneurs

Louise van Scheers

Environmental Management and Human Progress

18. Building a Sustainable Mindset

Siham El-Kafafi

19. Role of the Arts in Environmental Management in the Secular West and in Islam

Jacqueline Taylor Basker

20. Modeling of Artificial Emotions and its Application Towards a Healthy Environment

Khulood Abu Maria and Raed Abu Zitar

21. New Technologies for Human Development in Kazakhstan

Jun-Wan Lee

22. Integrating a Sustainable Environment into Human Development: Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach

Fouad Beseiso

23. Chemical Evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy and its Relevance to Life on Earth

Ahmed Abdelhadi

24. Governance and Practical Approach for Integrating a Sustainable Environment into Human Development : A Regional Case Study

Fouad Beseiso

Renewable Energy

25. Renewable Energy in the Caribbean: A Case Study from Puerto Rico

José A. Colluci-Rios, Efrain O’Neill-Carrillo and Agustín Irizarry-Rivera

26. Contributions of the Energy and Environmental Sectors to Sustainable Economic Development: A Case Study from the Caribbean

Fred Schaffner

Ecosystems and Environmental Health

27. Human Activities and Ecosystem Health

Fuad A. Abdulla, Mohammed H. Abu-Dieyeh and Esam Qnais

28. Environmental Profile & Management Issues in an Estuarine Ecosystem: A Case Study from Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico

Eddie Nelson Laboy Nieves

29. Impact of Urban Wastewater on Biodiversity of Aquatic Ecosystems

Evens Emmanuel, Ketty Balthazard-Accou and Osnick Joseph

Materials Recycling and Water Treatment

30. Utilization of Solid Waste Materials in Highway Construction

Serji Amirkhanian, Carl Thodesen and Khaldoun Shatanawi

31. Activated Carbon in Waste Recycling, Energy Storage, and Air & Water Treatment

Sarra Gaspard, Axelle Durimel, Chaker Ncibi and Sandro Altenor

32. Utilization of Recycled Tires in Hot Mix Asphalt

Serji Amirkhanian, Khaldoun Shatanawi and Carl Thodesen

33. Management, Disposal, Pathogen Reduction and Potential Uses of Sewage Sludge

Guadalupe de la Rosa, Elizabeth Reynel-Avila, Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet, Gustavo Cruz-Jiménez, Irene Cano-Rodríguez and Francisco Martínez-González

34. Membrane Fouling and Cleaning in Treatment of Contaminated Water

Mattheus F. A. Goosen, Suleiman K. S. Al-Obeidani, Hilal Al-Hinai, Shyam Sablani, Y. Taniguchi and H. Okamura

35. Assessment of Sustainability in Water Resources Management: A Case Study from the Dominican Republic

José Raúl Pérez Durán

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science