Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations

Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations
Author: Pardeep Singh,Yulia Milshina,Kangming Tian,Deepak Gusain,Joao Paulo Bassin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020-05-13
ISBN 10: 0128183403
ISBN 13: 9780128183403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations Book Review:

Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations: Technologies, Challenges, Strategies, and Policies addresses issues of water resources—including combined sewer system overflows—assessing effects on water quality standards and protecting surface and sub-surface potable water from the intrusion of saline water due to sea level rise. The book's chapters incorporate both policies and practical aspects and serve as baseline information for future adaption plans in BRICS nations. Users will find detailed important information that is ideal for policymakers, water management specialists, BRICS nation undergraduate or university students, teachers and researchers. Presents tools and techniques that can be used to preserve water resources, including groundwater and surface water Provides geophysical methods to quantitatively monitor physical earth processes associated with water resources, such as contaminant transport and ecological and climate change investigations and monitoring Includes desalination techniques which can solve the issue of scarce drinking water

The United Nations World Water Development Report

The United Nations World Water Development Report
Author: UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN 10: 9231004344
ISBN 13: 9789231004346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations World Water Development Report Book Review:

The United Nations world water development report 2015 water for a sustainable world

The United Nations world water development report 2015  water for a sustainable world
Author: Connor, Richard
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN 10: 9231000713
ISBN 13: 9789231000713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations world water development report 2015 water for a sustainable world Book Review:

The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is hosted and led by UNESCO. WWAP brings together the work of 31 UN-Water Members as well as 37 Partners to publish the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) series. Under the theme Water for Sustainable Development, the WWDR 2015 has been prepared as a contribution from UN-Water to the discussions surrounding the post-2015 framework for global sustainable development. Highlighting water's unique and often complex role in achieving various sustainable development objectives, the WWDR 2015 is addressed to policy- and decision-makers inside and outside the water community, as well as to anyone with an interest in freshwater and its many life-giving benefits. The report sets an aspirational yet achievable vision for the future of water towards 2050 by describing how water supports healthy and prosperous human communities, maintains well functioning ecosystems and ecological services, and provides a cornerstone for short and long-term economic development. It provides an overview of the challenges, issues and trends in terms of water resources, their use and water-related services like water supply and sanitation. The report also offers, in a rigorous yet accessible manner, guidance about how to address these challenges and to seize the opportunities that sound water management provides in order to achieve and maintain economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change
Author: Binota Thokchom,Pengpeng Qiu,Pardeep Singh,Parameswar K. Iyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 0128203943
ISBN 13: 9780128203941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change Book Review:

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change reviews key issues surrounding climate change and water resources. The book brings together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives, providing a comprehensive view on how climate change impacts water resources, how water pollution impacts climate change, and how to assess potential hazards and success stories on managing and addressing current issues in the field. Topics also include assessing policy impacts, innovative water reuse strategies, and information on impacts on fisheries and agriculture including food scarcity. This book is an excellent tool for researchers and professionals in Climate Change, Climate Services and Water Resources, and those trying to combat the impacts and issues related to Global and Planetary Change. Covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues related to how climate change impacts water resources and adaptation, with extended influence on agriculture, food and water security, policymaking, etc. Reviews mathematical tools and simulations models on predicting potential hazards from climate change in such a way they can be useful to readers from a variety of levels of mathematical expertise Examines the potential impacts on agriculture and drinking water quality Includes case studies of successful management of water and pollutants that contribute to climate change

Abatement of Environmental Pollutants

Abatement of Environmental Pollutants
Author: Pardeep Singh,Ajay Kumar,Anwesha Borthakur
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 012818096X
ISBN 13: 9780128180969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abatement of Environmental Pollutants Book Review:

Abatement of Environmental Pollutants: Trends and Strategies addresses new technologies and provides strategies for environmental scientists, microbiologists and biotechnologists to help solve problems associated with the treatment of industrial wastewater. The book helps readers solve pollution challenges using microorganisms in bioremediation technologies, including discussions on global technologies that have been adopted for the treatment of industrial wastewater and sections on the lack of proper management. Moreover, limited space, more stringent waste disposal regulations and public consciousness have made the present techniques expensive and impractical. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop sustainable management technologies for industries and municipalities. To remove the damaging effect of organic pollutants on the environment, various new technologies for their degradation have been recently discovered. Covers bioremediation of petrochemical pollutants, such as Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, and phenolic compound Includes discussions on genetic engineering microbes and their potential in pollution abatement Contains information on plant growth promoting bacteria and their role in environment management

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation
Author: M.N.V. Prasad,Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas,Subodh Kumar Maiti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128129875
ISBN 13: 9780128129876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation Book Review:

Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers. Deals with global and holistic approaches of abandoned mine land rehabilitation Includes mine waste rehabilitation case studies from around the world Covers integrated technologies, such as bioremediation of metalliferous soil Provide strategies for sustainable ecosystems on mine spoil dumps Offers novel methods for the remediation of acid mine drainage

World Social Report 2020

World Social Report 2020
Author: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 9210043677
ISBN 13: 9789210043670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Social Report 2020 Book Review:

This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring Role of Material

Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring  Role of Material
Author: D. Pooja,Praveen Kumar,Pardeep Singh,Sandip Patil
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 981150671X
ISBN 13: 9789811506710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring Role of Material Book Review:

This book discusses the sensitivity, selectivity, and response times of different sensor materials and their potential application in the design of portable sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants and remediation systems. Beginning with an overview on water pollutants and analytical methods for their detection, the book then moves on to describing the advances in sensor materials research, and the scope for their use in different types of sensors. The book lays emphasis on techniques such as colorimetric, fluorescence, electrochemical, and biological sensing of conventional and emerging pollutants. This book will serve as a handy guide for students, researchers, and professional engineers working in the field of sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants to address various challenges.

BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017

BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017
Author: Xinli Zhao,Minrong Li,Maoxing Huang,Alexander Sokolov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN 10: 981108078X
ISBN 13: 9789811080784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017 Book Review:

The Report predicts that the coming five years will witness the five countries keep improving in national innovative competitiveness, with China and Russia maintaining their strong growth momentum, India growing at a moderate rate, and Brazil and South Africa gradually picking up speed and climbing out of the trough. It estimates that the five countries’ national innovative competitiveness will be keeping steady growth by 2030. The General Reports part presents a comprehensive analysis of the current status and achievements of STI cooperation between China and other BRICS countries and proposes priority areas of BRICS STI cooperation to provide valuable decision inputs for the BRICS countries to accelerate the improvement of their national innovative competitiveness. The Country Reports part respectively analyzes and makes predictions on the national innovative competitiveness of the BRICS countries based on a survey of their STI development and STI cooperation within the BRICS framework. The Thematic Reports part focuses on four thematic areas closely related to STI, i.e. digital economy, financial inclusion, energy, and agriculture, and offers detailed analysis of the STI development and potential of the countries in relevant areas, providing additional inputs for a further understanding of the national innovative competitiveness of the BRICS countries.

Inequality and Development Challenges

Inequality and Development Challenges
Author: Maria Clara Couto Soares,Mario Scerri,Rasigan Maharajh
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 1317560175
ISBN 13: 9781317560173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequality and Development Challenges Book Review:

This series of books brings together results of an extensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by these dynamic and emerging economies. In discussing the impact of innovation with respect to economic, geopolitical, socio-cultural, institutional, and technological systems, it reveals the possibilities of new development paradigms for equitable and sustainable growth. This volume analyses the co-evolution of inequality and NSI across the BRICS economies. It reveals the multi-dimensional character of inequality, in going beyond its income aspect to include assets, access to basic services, infrastructure, knowledge, race, gender, ethnicity and geographic location. In advancing valuable policy recommendations, the book argues that inequalities must be factored in development strategies given that benefits of innovation are not automatically distributed equally. Original and detailed data, together with expert analyses on wide-ranging issues, make this book an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in economics, development studies and political science, in addition to policy-makers and development practitioners interested in the BRICS countries.

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN 10: 926408357X
ISBN 13: 9789264083578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Book Review:

This report calls on policy makers to recognise the issues at stake in water resource management in agriculture and gives them the tools to do so, offering a wealth of information on recent trends and the outlook for water resource use in agriculture.

Trade and Development Report 2018

Trade and Development Report 2018
Author: UNCTAD
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN 10: 9210473221
ISBN 13: 9789210473224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trade and Development Report 2018 Book Review:

This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provides authoritative data and analysis on trade, investment, finance and technology. UNCTAD offers solutions to the major challenges facing developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable nations. Beyond tailored analysis and policy recommendations, UNCTAD research also generates global standards that govern responsible sovereign lending and borrowing, investment, entrepreneurship, competition and consumer protection and trade rules.

Global Economic Prospects June 2020

Global Economic Prospects  June 2020
Author: World Bank Group
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1464815801
ISBN 13: 9781464815805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Economic Prospects June 2020 Book Review:

The COVID-19 pandemic has, with alarming speed, dealt a heavy blow to an already-weak global economy, which is expected to slide into its deepest recession since the second world war, despite unprecedented policy support. The global recession would be deeper if countries take longer to bring the pandemic under control, if financial stress triggers defaults, or if there are protracted effects on households and firms. Economic disruptions are likely to be more severe and protracted in emerging market and developing economies with larger domestic outbreaks and weaker medical care systems; greater exposure to international spillovers through trade, tourism, and commodity and financial markets; weaker macroeconomic frameworks; and more pervasive informality and poverty. Beyond the current steep economic contraction, the pandemic is likely to leave lasting scars on the global economy by undermining consumer and investor confidence, human capital, and global value chains. Being mostly a reflection of the recent plunge in global energy demand, low oil prices are unlikely to provide much of a boost to global growth in the near term. While policymakers' immediate priorities are to address the health crisis and moderate the short-term economic losses, the likely long-term consequences of the pandemic highlight the need to forcefully undertake comprehensive reform programs to improve the fundamental drivers of economic growth, once the crisis abates. Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report that examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on emerging market and developing economies, on a semiannual basis (in January and June). The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topical policy challenges faced by these economies, while the June edition contains shorter analytical pieces.

World Investment Report 2019

World Investment Report 2019
Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN 10: 9210041585
ISBN 13: 9789210041584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Investment Report 2019 Book Review:

The 2019 edition of the World Investment Report focuses on special economic zones (SEZs) which are widely used across most developing and many developed economies. Although the performance of many zones remains below expectations, the rate of establishment of new zones is accelerating as governments increasingly compete for internationally mobile industrial activity. Policymakers face not only the traditional challenges to making SEZs succeed, including the need for strategic focus, sound governance models, and effective investment promotion tools, but also new challenges brought about by the sustainable development imperative, the new industrial revolution, and changing patterns of international production. The Report explores the place of SEZs in today’s global investment landscape and provides guidance for policymakers on how to make SEZs work for sustainable development. It presents international investment trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels, as well as the evolution of international production and global value chains. It analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulation around the world, as well as updates on investment treaties, their reform and investment dispute settlement cases.

Global Waste Management Outlook

Global Waste Management Outlook
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 9789280734799
ISBN 13: 9280734792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Waste Management Outlook Book Review:

The UNEP Governing Council of February 2013 requested the United Nations Environment Programme "to develop a global outlook of challenges, trends and policies in relation to waste prevention, minimization and management, taking into account the materials life cycle, subject to the availability of extra-budgetary resources and in consultation with Governments and stakeholders, building on available data, best practices and success stories, taking into account the Global Chemicals Outlook and any other relevant initiatives and taking care not to duplicate existing information, to provide guidance for national policy planning." UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), in collaboration with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), has taken the lead on this initiative; aiming to develop the Global Waste Management Outlook as a tool to provide an authoritative overview, analysis and recommendations for action of policy instruments and financing models for waste management. The GWMO is the result of two year's work and provides the first comprehensive global overview of the state of waste management around the world in the 21st century.

Global Business Strategy

Global Business Strategy
Author: Kazuyuki Motohashi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN 10: 4431554688
ISBN 13: 9784431554684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Business Strategy Book Review:

This book presents theories and case studies for corporations in developed nations, including Japan, for designing strategies to maximize opportunities and minimize threats in business expansion into developing nations. The case studies featured here focus on Asia, including China and India, and use examples of Japanese manufacturers. Five case studies are provided, including Hitachi Construction Machinery and Shiseido in China and Maruti Suzuki in India. These cases facilitate the reader’s understanding of the business environments in emerging economies. This volume is especially recommended for business people responsible for international business development, particularly in China and India. In addition, the book serves as a useful resource for students in graduate-level courses in international management.

Emerging Contaminants from Industrial and Municipal Waste

Emerging Contaminants from Industrial and Municipal Waste
Author: Damià Barceló,Mira Petrovic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008-10-16
ISBN 10: 3540792104
ISBN 13: 9783540792109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Contaminants from Industrial and Municipal Waste Book Review:

This book focuses on innovative treatment technologies for the elimination of emerging contaminants in wastewater and drinking water treatment processes. The book also discusses sources and occurrence of emerging contaminants in municipal and industrial waste, giving an overview of state-of-the-art analytical methods for their identification. Further important aspects covered include the acute and chronic effects and overall impact of emerging contaminants on the environment.

The Water Energy Food Nexus

The Water Energy Food Nexus
Author: Aiko Endo,Tomohiro Oh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 981107383X
ISBN 13: 9789811073830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Energy Food Nexus Book Review:

This book highlights the water-energy-food nexus as one of the most important and fundamental global environmental issues facing the world. Climate and social changes are putting increased pressure on water, energy and food resources. As water is the central aspect within this cluster, the book focuses on the inherent tradeoffs in water resources between producing/consuming energy and food. In addition, it discusses an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the complexity of the water-energy-food nexus system, and creating policy options to reduce the tradeoffs among resources. The content integrates a variety of academic disciplines, including not only the natural sciences (e.g. hydrology, coastal oceanography, costal aquatic bioscience, fisheries, environmental earth science etc.) but also the humanities and social sciences (e.g. marine policy, environmental energy policy, resource governance, policy process theory etc.). The book can be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level sustainability science courses. Further, its practical content and trans-disciplinary approach to addressing nexus issues with stakeholders offers vital information for practitioners and administrators alike.

World Investment Report 2018

World Investment Report 2018
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-07
ISBN 10: 9789211129267
ISBN 13: 9211129265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Investment Report 2018 Book Review:

This report presents international investment trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels, as well as the evolution of international production and global value chains. It analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulation around the world, as well as updates on investment treaties, their reform and investment dispute settlement cases. It provides an overview of industrial policy models for countries at different development levels and the role of investment policies within each model. It analyses the investment policy implications of the new industrial revolution for high-, middle- and low-income countries and offers a toolkit for investment policymakers on how to use investment policies for new industrial development strategies.

World Investment Report 2017

World Investment Report 2017
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 9789211129113
ISBN 13: 9211129117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Investment Report 2017 Book Review:

This report presents the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and contains an in-depth analysis of policy developments, investment prospects, and key emerging issues related to investment. The report finds that in 2016, global flows of FDI fell by about 2 per cent, to $1.75 trillion. Investment in developing countries declined even more, by 14 per cent, and flows to LDCs and structurally weak economies remain volatile and low. Although UNCTAD predicts a modest recovery of FDI flows in 2017-2018, they are expected to remain well below their 2007 peak. Furthermore this report builds on the track record and presents policy advice on how to deal with close to 3,000 old-generation investment treaties. A key challenge for policymakers in today's global economy is digital development. The theme chapter of the Report shows that the digital economy is having a major impact on global patterns of investment. It provides important insights on the implications of the digital economy for investment policies designed for the analogue era, and suggests how investment policy can support digital development.