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Sustainable Development

Environment, Energy and Water Resources, 1st Edition

By M. K. Ghosh Roy

CRC Press

384 pages

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The over-exploitation of the Earth’s resources has brought about an unsustainable situation where biodiversity and ecological balance are under dire threat. But the most immediate concern is global warming, caused by high anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global warming is upsetting the climate pattern. Climate change is threatening the Earth with severe drought and floods, storms, and cyclones; rising sea levels from the general warming of sea water and melting of glacial and Arctic ice; inundation of low coastal areas by the rising sea; disruption in the agricultural crop pattern; and serious problems with regard to availability of fresh water. With the prescience of all these serious challenges facing the earth, the book attempts to engage the learned, researchers, graduate students, and social activists and work for the mitigation of and adaptation with global warming and climate change.

Table of Contents

Overview of Sustainable Development

Global Sustainability-An Overview

Multi-Sectoral Resources Review Towards Sustainability

Technology Solution for Global Sustainability

Economic and Governance of Sustainable Development

Challenges of Environment

General Atmospheric Pollution

Automobile Emissions

Depletion of Ozone Layer

Problem of Acid Rain

Global Warming and Climatic Changes

Carbon Emission Scenario

Climate Change and Carbon Trading

Challenges of Energy

Global Energy Challenges

Nuclear Energy

Biomass Energy

Solar Energy-A Promising Alternative Power Source

Wind Energy and Power

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Fuel Technology


Other Energy Challenges

Challenges of Water Resources

Overview of Global Water Resources

Challenges of Indias Water Resource

Indian Water Resources II

Urban Water Supply-A Dual Water System



About the Author

Prof. M.K.Ghosh Roy, after obtaining his B.Tech.(Hons) in Naval Architecture from IIT, Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Bombay University, worked for three decades in design and engineering, publishing large number of papers in India and abroad in the Transaction of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London and Japan. He served the industry in senior management, until he was invited to become a senior Professor at IIT Madras.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply