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1st Edition

Sustainable Development
Environment, Energy and Water Resources

ISBN 9781439888254
Published October 6, 2011 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

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


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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.