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Environmental Challenges - Shimson Belkin

Environmental Challenges

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2000
ISBN: 9780792365587
Number Of Pages: 630

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In the summer of 1999, an international group of experts convened in Jerusalem, Israel, in order to define the major environmental challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the new millennium and - where possible - propose ways of addressing them. Almost 50 selected articles are collected in the present book, which constitutes a striking interdisciplinary combination of state-of-the-art science with the latest views on environmental law, education, and international cooperation. Whilst a major fraction of the book is devoted to water-related issues (water quality monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, water-based international cooperation, and more), other sections deal with timely topics relating to air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, and education. The book is intended for environmental scientists, professionals, and students of all disciplines.

Preface
Status of the Drinking Water Standards Program in the United Statesp. 1
Recent Developments in Microbiotesting and Early Millennium Prospectsp. 11
Biological Stability: a Multidimensional Quality Aspect of Treated Waterp. 25
From Media to Molecules: New Approaches to the Detection of Micro-Organisms in Waterp. 35
Enzymatic Detection of Coliforms and Escherichia coli within 4 Hoursp. 43
Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium Parvum Oocysts in Environmental Water Samples using an Integrated Cell Culture-PCR (CC-PCR) Systemp. 53
Genotoxicity in German Surface Waters - Results of a Collaborative Studyp. 67
Blazing Towards the Next Millennium: Luciferase Fusions to Identify Genes Responsive to Environmental Stressp. 81
Identification of New Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products from Ozone, Chlorine Dioxide, Chloramine and Chlorinep. 95
Ecotoxicological Indicators of Water Quality: Using Multi-Response indicators to Assess the Health of Aquatic Ecosystemsp. 103
Ecological Engineering of Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatmentp. 117
Biodegradation of Recalcitrant Components of Organic Mixturesp. 133
Application of Biofilms and Biofilm Support Materials as a Temporary Sink and Sourcep. 147
Effective Management and Operation of Coagulation and Filtrationp. 159
Wastewater Reclamation for Agricultural Reuse in Israel: Trends and Experimental Resultsp. 167
Biological Denitrification of Groundwaterp. 183
Towards a Science-Based Integrated Ozone-Fine Particle Control Strategyp. 195
An Assessment of the Mobile Source Contribution to Pm[subscript 10] and PM[subscript 2.5] in the United Statesp. 203
Characterisation of Individual Aerosol Particles for Atmospheric and Cultural Heritage Studiesp. 215
Reactive Halogen Species in the Mid-Latitude Troposphere - Recent Discoveriesp. 229
Hydrogen Sulfide and Odor Control in Izmir Bayp. 245
Inventory of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Israelp. 259
Analysis of Uncertainty and Variability in Exposure to Characterize Risk: Case Study Involving Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination at Beale Air Force Base in Californiap. 273
Biological Diversity - An Overviewp. 299
Restoration of the Rivers in Israel's Coastal Plainp. 311
Lake Kinneret (Israel) Ecosystem: Long-Term Instability or Resiliency?p. 323
Effect of the Environment on the Bacterial Bleaching of Coralsp. 337
Better Laws=Better Environment; The Role of the Environmental Lawyer in the Reconstruction and Modernisation of the Water Sector in Private Sector Participationp. 353
European Environmental Tax Law and Policy: Greenspeak!p. 361
The Use of Economic Instruments and Green Taxes to Complement an Environmental Regulatory Regimep. 379
The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales: A Model for Environmental Protectionp. 395
Practice, Policy, and Pedagogy in a Mandatory Environmental Law Coursep. 409
The Great Sydney Water Crisis of 1998p. 419
Catchment Basin Management of Waterp. 437
Sustainability Law for the New Millennium and the Role of Environmental Legal Educationp. 447
A Future for Sustainability?p. 467
Transdisciplinarity in Groundwater Management - Towards Mutual Learning of Science and Societyp. 477
Sustainable Environmental Education for a Sustainable Environment: Lessons from Thailand for Other Nationsp. 489
Pollution Prevention: A New Paradigm for Engineering Educationp. 505
Towards Excellence in Environmental Education: A View from the United Statesp. 517
Environmental and Agricultural Literacy Educationp. 525
The Upcoming Challenge: Transboundary Management of the Hydraulic Cyclep. 533
The Quest for Water Efficiency - Restructuring of Water Use in the Middle Eastp. 551
Turkish Waters: Source of Regional Conflict or Catalyst for Peace?p. 565
Interactions Among Scientists, Managers and the Public in Defining Research Priorities and Management Strategies for Marine and Coastal Resources: Is the Red Sea Marine Peace Park a New Paradigm?p. 581
The Production of Microbiologically Safe Effluents for Wastewater Reuse in the Middle East and North Africap. 595
Are the Conflicts between Israel and her Neighbors over the Waters of the Jordan River Basin an Obstacle to Peace? Israel-Syria as a Case Studyp. 605
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ISBN: 9780792365587
ISBN-10: 0792365585
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 630
Published: 30th November 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 1.08

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