Environmental Impact II
Edited By: G. Passerini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy; C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
This book contains papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields. Following the success of the first meeting held in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2012, it considers the pressing issues related to environmental impacts in order to provide complete solutions.
The included papers discuss how to assess the impact of economic constraints on the environment, considering the social aspects as well as any resulting environmental damage. The overuse of natural resources and the resulting pollution of the environment need to be better understood in financial terms.
Uncontrolled development can result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste. The increasing number of new chemical compounds poses a major challenge to the environment as it is difficult in many cases to predict their effects and take appropriate decisions. Their economic impact can be particularly challenging.
The book examines issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity.
Topics covered include: Environmental Assessment; Economic Impact; Energy and the Environment; Sustainable Cities; Environmental Health Risk; Food and the Environment; Environmental Policies; Natural Resources Management; Brownfields Rehabilitation; Water Resources Management; Air Quality.