Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: The European Way to Sustainable Development: C. Clini. Part I. Sustainable Development Policies. 1. Integrated Environmental Policy in the European Union: I. Musu. 2. The Role of Legal Principles for Environmental Management: M. Montini. 3. Valuation of Sustainable Development Policies: Social Multi-criteria Evaluation: G. Munda. Part II. Water Management. II.1. Water Resource Management and Policy. 4. The Groundwater Challenge: G.M. Zuppi. 5. Water Services and Water Policy in Italy: G. Muraro. II.2. Water Quality Control. 6. Water Quality Control: A. Barbanti. 7. New Approaches to Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plants in Italy: F. Cecchi et al. 8. Integrated Policy Approach to Water Supply Management in Venice: P. Gardin, A. Marchini. Part III. Air Quality Control. 9. Monitoring Air Quality in Urban Areas: I. Allegrini, F. Costabile. 10. Sustainable Mobility: Mitigation of Traffic Originated Pollution: M. Mazzon. Part IV. Waste Management. 11. Integrated Waste Management. Technologies and Environmental Control: L. Morselli et al. 12. Economic Analysis of Waste Management Systems in Europe: A. Massarutto. 13. Hospital Waste Management: I. Pavan et al. Part V. Energy Efficiency and Renewables. V.1. Renewable Resources. 14. Solar Energy: R. Barile. 15. Geothermal Energy: R. Bertani. 16. Renewable Energy from Biomass: Solid Biofuels and Bioenergy Technologies: M. Chiado Rana, R. Roberto. 17. Wind Energy: L. Pirazzi. 18. Power Electronics in Distributed Power: F. Profumo, J.H.R. Enslin. V.2. Eco-Building. 19. Energy Optimization of a Building-plant System: L. Schibuola. 20. The Sino-Italian Environment & Energy Building (SIEEB): A Model for a New Generation of Sustainable Buildings: F. Butera. V.3. Energy Policy. 21. New Policy Schemes to Promote End-use Energy Efficiency in the European Union: Theory and Practice: M. Pavan. 22. Subsidies and Market Mechanisms in Energy Policy: G. Pireddu. 23. CDM Policy to Foster Sustainable Development?: B. Buchner. Part VI. Sustainable Industrial Development. 24. Industrial Ecology in a Developing Context: M. Chertow. 25. Strategic Environmental Assessment: Integration and Synergy with the EMAS Management Systems on the Territory: G. Chiellino. Part VII. Sustainable Urban Development. 26. General Aspects of Sustainable Urban Development (SUD): A. Costa. 27. A New Perspective for the Future Environmental Protection and Sustainability in Urban Planning: M. Savino. 28. Brownfield Remediation and Reuse: an Opportunity for Urban Sustainable Development: M. Turvani, S. Tonin. Part VIII. Agriculture and Resource Management. 29. Ecological Agriculture: Human and Social Context: F. Caporali. 30. Sustainable Agriculture in the Frame of Sustainable Development: Cooperation between China and Italy: M.L. Gullino, A. Camponogara. 31. Economics and Policy of Biodiversity Loss: S. Dalmazzone. 32. Forestry and Rural Development: Global Trends and Applications to the Sino-Italian Context: G. Scarascia Mugnozza, M.E. Malvolti. Index.