The objective of this study is to assist public authorities to identify and address the future challenges of urban water supply, sanitation, and flood management in cities. In order to do that, this report uses the conceptual framework of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) as a holistic set of planning and management tools incorporating all components of the urban water cycle to help develop efficient and flexible urban water systems in the future. The future of water in African cities: why waste water? argues that a new approach to urban water management is needed in Africa.
The Comprehensive Urban Development Programme in Hanoi Capital City of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam HAIDEP: Profile of Hanoi, need for Strategic Planning for Hanoi’s Sustainable Development, vision, Objectives, and Basic Strategies, General Plan Formulation, Hanoi’s Role in the Region, Future Population and Urban Growth Management,...
Economic access includes both the use of productive land and
other natural resources to directly produce food and to gener-
ate income as well as functioning distribution, processing and
market systems that can move food from the site of production
to where it is demanded. Thus, the existing ability to individually
or communally cultivate land (on the basis of ownership or other
form of tenure) must be protected.
... nongovernmental organizations, private volunteer organizations, and the commercial sector whose responsibilities include planning, policy, doctrine, training, and the conduct of actions undertaken in or near urban areas in both the immediate future and longer term. This research was sponsored by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Deputy Chief of Staff for Development and was conducted in the Force Development and Technology Program of the RAND Arroyo Center. The Arroyo C
Technological advances in
cases are included in the equipment around us every day, our life is
safer, hand in hand with economic advantage and ecology.
This book collects original research related to composite materials, their properties
and tested from different perspectives. Programs are divided into five groups
according to their main purpose: the material properties, natural resources, manufacturing,
Experimental and model.
In relation to studies and understanding of broad energy and pollution management
issues, the U.S. National Academies have had an on-going program of cooperation with
the Chinese Academies (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of
Engineering) for a number of years. Joint study activities date to the late 1990s and led to
the publication in 2000 of Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United
States. This volume was the first examination of the broad energy questions facing both
nations at the turn of the new millennium. ...
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The dynamic nature of the Jepara industrial complex also affects the Indonesian wood products
chain, attracting timber produced from forests located throughout Central Java (Figure 1) and
beyond, including the outer islands. Thousands of trucks and pickups bring logs into the district
from distant places, including state and community forest plantations.
Sewage sludge as an uncalled for product of wastewater treatment poses the challenge to
society of disposing of it, but at the same time gives us the opportunity of beneficial use by
closing the cycle of nutrients: sludge derived from agricultural activity must return to soil if
a sustainable and ecologically sound management of these materials is desirable (SEQUI et
al. 2000). At present the major ways of disposing of sewage sludges are deposition, landfill
and incineration, only part of the sludges are used in agriculture. ...
Development of efficient and effective road network is the most important policy agenda for sustainable urban area development and growth in the study area. Urban area has been quickly expanding towards the outer areas along major roads. Dramatic population increase expected in the future requires a huge amount of urban areas for housing and other socio-economic activities. In order to support and guide these development demands properly, well articulated road network is the must.
In order to assess the current and future transport situation from the economic and financial point of view, vehicle operating cost (VOC) was estimated by type of vehicle. The vehicle classification is consistent with that adopted in the traffic count surveys conducted in the Study.
Today there is not a single aspect of the world that can escape the scrutiny of environmental analysis, and business activities stand at the crux of many issues. Some of the issues that today’s executives need to understand to be environmentally literate include: air, water, and land pollution; the production and disposal of hazardous wastes; solid waste disposal; chemical and nuclear spills and accidents; global warming and the greenhouse effect; ozone depletion; deforestation and desertification; biodiversity, and overpopulation.
FinCEN agrees that both the insurance regulators and industry will benefit from a
more industry-specific format for reporting suspicious activity. Currently, insurance
industry SARs are being filed on the SAR-SF, which was designed for the Securities
and Futures industry. The Suspicious Activity Report by Insurance Companies No-
tice and Request for Comment was published in the Federal Register on November
The current nutritional and health profiles of the Mexican population reflect notable failures
in the field of social policies. Protein-energy malnutrition and infectious diseases are still
relevant public health matters among poor rural and urban populations, and they remain
common causes of death during infancy and childhood, and even later in life.
In addition to visual art, the conference also covered a topic of
special interest in visual neuroaesthetics: facial beauty. Other peo-
ple’s faces constitute highly relevant stimuli for humans, and face
perception is mediated by distributed neural regions (Ishai, 2007),
including the extrastriate cortex, which is specially dedicated to
processing individual identity, and the superior temporal sulcus,
which processes facial movements involved in speech and direct-
This attempt made in the HOUTRANS is the first step to continuously update and elaborate the data and information in the future stage to establish a comprehensive database for urban and transport planning of the metropolitan area and respective local government authorities.
Ecosystem accounts are being developed as part of
the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts
which aims at supplementing the UN System
of National Accounts with information on the
environment and natural capital. The purpose is to
broaden the scope of the variables taken into account
in policymaking in order to improve understanding
of the interdependence and interactions between
the economy and the environment.
The industry approach to environmental issues has
moved from ‘end-of-pipe’ solutions, towards a pollu-
tion prevention strategy. This strategy requires an
integrated, holistic view of activities. Tools have been
developed to assist management, including cleaner
production, life cycle assessment and industrial ecolo-
gy. Each of these looks at the life cycle of the product
or service, to identify where the major environmental
issues or problems may arise and where the most cost-
effective solutions can be developed.
The Internet has already profoundly changed our economic
and social world. Th e developments we have seen so far are
just a beginning. If today’s Internet is a crucial element of our
economy – the future Internet will play an even more vital
role in every conceivable business process. It will become
the productivity tool “par excellence”. Th e Internet itself
is a fantastic tool for connecting people together into an
enormous social networking project.
Th e cultures and values governing the Internet have changed.