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Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards III

Proceedings

Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 148

By: Carlos A Brebbia (Editor), SS Zubir (Editor)

688 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #206330 | ISBN-13: 9781845645328
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Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards: III contains the proceedings of the third in a now-biennial series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology around the urgent need to determine solutions regarding sustainable development before our planet reaches a point of irreversibility. The aggressive search for new sources of energy and materials, the rapid rate at which natural resources are being consumed, and the destructiveness of the resulting pollution are all having a negative impact on the planet that needs to be stopped, if not reversed.

The transdisciplinary papers in this book, presented at the Third International Conference on Management of Natural Resources of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and Ecological Hazards, suggest constructive principles and policies for a way forward. The papers examine ethical, political and social issues, health, safety and risk, lessons from nature, planning and development, and new technologies.


Contents

Section 1: Ecology and the environment
- Fisheries management: from linear to collaborative science-policy interface
- Aquaculture as a potential support of marine aquarium fish trade sustainability
- Buffer zone characteristics for protected areas: a preliminary study of Krau Wildlife Reserve
- Is shrub removal an appropriate management strategy in shrub-encroached woodlands?
- The water quality and metal concentrations of Cempaka Lake, Selangor, Malaysia
- Removal of TSS, turbidity, colour, Zn(II) and Cu(II) from synthetic wastewater using FCC and FSC, generated from Groundwater Treatment Plant Sludge (GWTPS)
- Influence of the solvent polarity and pH over the extraction of bisphenol A from samples of sanitary landfill leachate

Section 2: Ecology and ecosystems
- Ecosystem services approach for water framework directive implementation
- The effects of partial replacement of cement in cement mortar and brick by Microwave Incinerated Rice Husk Ash (MIRHA)
- Coconut coir activated carbon: an adsorbent for removal of lead from aqueous solution
- Comparison of adsorption behaviour of coconut coir activated carbon and commercial activated carbon for textile dye
- Effects of meteorological and atmospheric conditions on night sky brightness

Section 3: Learning from nature
- Fiber resin matrix composites: nature's gift
- Tessellating 'Honeycombs'
- The identification of natural compounds: methoxylated phenolics from Vitex and Pandanus species

Section 4: Planning and development
- Zero food miles super-circuit
- Waste management and the role of waste administrators in Selangor, Malaysia
- Integration of fishery management into the process of Maritime Spatial Planning
- Disaster risk reduction through community participation
- Impacts of sustainable forestry certification in European forest management operations
- Housing developers and home owners awareness on implementation of building insulation in Malaysia
- Investigation and management of water pollution sources in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
- A model for planning a bicycle network with multi-criteria suitability evaluation using GIS
- Indicators for sustainable mobility in the cities

Section 5: Socio-economic issues
- The role of socio-economic issues of urban centres in rural development
- Natural hazards and First Nations community setting: challenges for adaptation

Section 6: The built environment
- Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric values as the basis of the new sustainable paradigm in architecture
- Tailoring the needs for a better living: an urban renewal scheme on low cost housing
- Emissions analysis from various industrial wastes to be used as raw material for ceramics
- Environmental friendly concrete production using municipal solid waste incineration materials
- Application of MSWI bottom ash as alternative aggregate in cement mortar
- Sustainable institution of post-event reconstruction in developing countries: defining the non-engineered construction paradigm
- Analysis of vibration influence on people in buildings in standards approach

Section 7: Water resources
- Validity of the application of open dug well sanitary survey methodology in the development of a water safety plan in the Maldives islands
- Evolution of Bangalore city's water tank system
- Assessment of the environmental impact and investment feasibility analysis of rainwater use in houses
- Field investigation on the infiltrations of reservoir and sea waters in summer dry season in Lebna watershed, Tunisia
- High organic loading rate and waste stabilization pond's operation efficiency: a case study

Section 8: Air issues
- Climate change induced decadal variations in hydrodynamic conditions and their influence on benthic habitats of the Estonian coastal sea
- Air quality for a sustainable California, U.S.-Baja California, Mexico border region
- Air pollution in the context of Chaotic Dynamics and Quantum Physics Paradigms

Section 9: Energy
- Biodiesel production from microalgae
- The potential of wind and solar energy in Malaysia east coast: preliminary study at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) The potential for energy self-sufficiency in the United Kingdom rendering industry

Section 10: Safety
- Hazard analysis and consequences assessment of gas pipeline rupture and natural gas explosion
- BoundaryGIS geoportal: advanced platform in support of participatory processes
- Monitoring turbidity in the Ionical coast during extreme events by applying a Robust Satellite Technique (RST) to MODIS imagery
- Children's risks on their way to school: the example of Tallinn
- Evaluating inherently safer design alternatives using hazard conflict approach

Section 11: Sustainable tourism
- Mediating fragile ecologies through digital technologies for sustainable tourism
- Environmentally friendly wetlands management for tourism
- The influence of national culture on tourists' behaviour towards environment
- Potentialities of the Egungun festival as a tool for tourism development in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Section 12: Nautical tourism and safety (Special session by J. Kasum)
- Nautical tourism
- Analysis of engines life cost to control and improve yachts management and reliability
- Development of marine engines for fulfilling IMO emission regulations for yachts

Section 13: Special session on disaster management
- Migration after natural disasters, case study: "the 2003 Bam earthquake"
- National emergency risk assessments: comparative study of Estonia and the UK
- Facilitating community development with housing microfinance: appraising housing solutions for Pakistan after disasters


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