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  1. Hazards Analysis

    Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

    By John C. Pine

    The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Governing Technology for Sustainability

    By Joseph Murphy

    In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    This is the first volume of the five-volume book series “Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management”, dealing with the following topics:• types and management of environmental deterioration, particularly pollution;• environmental toxicology as a versatile tool in monitoring and risk...

    Published August 7th 2014 by CRC Press

  5. Delivering Integrated Flood Risk Management

    Governance for Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation

    By Sebastiaan van Herk

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    The frequency and consequences of extreme flood events have increased rapidly worldwide in recent decades and climate change and economic growth are likely to exacerbate this trend. Flood protection measures alone cannot accommodate the future frequencies and impacts of flooding. Integrated flood...

    Published May 13th 2014 by CRC Press

  6. Delivering Change

    Towards Fit-for-Purpose Governance of Adaptation to Flooding and Drought

    By Jeroen Rijke

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    This book addresses pressing challenges of policy makers, planners and project managers in the water sector to successfully implement adaptation action. Taking into account both strategic planning and implementation of adaptation projects, it provides principles and attributes that contribute to...

    Published May 13th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Ecotoxicology

    Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment

    By Colin Walker

    Chemical Warfare in Nature Pesticides and other industrial chemicals are at the root of many pollution problems. In view of the toxic effects of industrial chemicals found in the water, soil, and air, Ecotoxicology: Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment considers the impact of chemicals...

    Published May 6th 2014 by CRC Press

  8. Physical Security and Environmental Protection

    By John Perdikaris

    Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is...

    Published April 21st 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Implementing the Precautionary Principle

    Approaches from the Nordic Countries, EU and USA

    Edited by Nicolas de Sadeleer

    From fisheries to persistent organic pollutants to climate change itself, no other environmental principle in environmental law has produced as much controversy as the precautionary principle. Unlike a preventive approach in which action is taken provided that the threats to the environment are...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Trust in Cooperative Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Trust is an important factor in risk management, affecting judgements of risk and benefit, technology acceptance and other forms of cooperation. In this book the world?s leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication. Drawing on a wide...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge