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2nd Edition

Managing Human and Social Systems

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ISBN 9781138342682
July 6, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
540 Pages - 106 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

In this sixth volume, Managing Human and Social Systems, the reader is introduced to all the environmental tools and their application to human and social systems. It explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the human and social systems, and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. The chapters are contributed by leading experts from around the globe.

Table of Contents

Buildings: Climate Change. Community-Based Monitoring: Ngarenanyuki, Tanzania. Developing Countries: Pesticide Health Impacts. Economic Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster. Environmental Legislation: Asia. Environmental Legislation: EU Countries Solid Waste Management. Environmental Policy. Environmental Policy: Innovations. Food Quality Protection Act. Food: Cosmetic Standards. Food: Pesticide Contamination. Green Processes and Projects: Systems Analysis. Green Products: Production. Human Health: Consumer Concerns of Pesticides. Human Health: Hormonal Disruption. Human Health: Pesticides. Industrial Waste: Soil Pollution. Industries: Network of Insulation: Facilities, Laws and Regulations. Food: Laws and Regulations. Pesticides: Laws and Regulations. Rotterdam Convention: Laws and Regulations. Soil. LEED-EB: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings. LEED-NC: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction. Limits to growth - human. Nanomaterials: Regulation and Risk Assessment. Nanoparticles. Nitrogen Trading Tool. Nuclear Energy: Economics. Pest Management. Pest Management: Crop Diversity. Pest Management: Ecological Agriculture. Pest Management: Ecological Aspects. Pest Management: Intercropping. Pest Management: Legal Aspects. Pest Management: Modeling. Pesticide Translocation Control: Soil Erosion. Pesticides. Pharmaceuticals: Treatment. Precision Agriculture: Engineering Aspects. Precision Agriculture: Water and Nutrient Management. Radio Frequency Towers: Public School Placement. Remote Sensing and GIS Integration. Remote Sensing: Pollution. Solid Waste Management: Life Cycle Assessment. Solid Waste: Municipal. Sustainability and Planning. Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Development: Ecological Footprint in Accounting.

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Brian D. Fath is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and Research Scholar within the Advanced Systems Analysis Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). Prof. Fath has also taught courses on ecological networks and modeling in Portugal, China, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, France, Russia, and South Africa. He holds visiting faculty appointments at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University and at the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences both in Beijing, China. He was a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy in spring 2012 and recipient of the Prigogine Medal in 2016.His research is in the area of systems ecology and network analysis applied to the sustainability and resilience of socio-ecological systems. Prof. Fath has published more than 140 research papers, reports, and book chapters. He co-authored three books and is also the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling; Editor-in-Chief for Encyclopedia of Ecology (2nd edition, to be published 2018); Secretary General of the International Society for Ecological Modelling; co-Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in the Community Surface Modeling Dynamics System; and, member and past Chair of Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality.