Sustainable Resource Management: Modern Approaches and Contexts presents the application of the current concept of sustainability to the management of natural resources, such as water, land, minerals and metals using theoretical field knowledge and illustrative real-world examples. Initially, the book defines sustainability, detailing its evolution and how it has been adapted to each of the contexts in which it is used. Furthermore, sustainability is made up of three main areas of science-environmental, social and economic-which are rarely considered together. This book is a complete reference guide to sustainability of natural resources for academics, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate-level students, and more.
As sustainability is an interdisciplinary field, linked to most sciences, it is also of use to all fields of science that need to maintain sustainable practices and specific details on the methodologies and techniques needed for sustainable resource management.
- Provides an integrated approach for modern tools, methodologies and indicators for sustainable resource management
- Evaluates emerging trends and advanced approaches in sustainable resource management, detailing the most up-to-date research and management considerations
- Describes advanced sustainable resource management technologies and presents case studies where applicable
PART 1 Sustainability and Resources Management 1. Evolution of the Concept of Sustainability. From Brundtland Report to Sustainable Development Goals 2. Areas of Sustainability. Environment, Economy, Society 3. Evolution and Trends of Sustainable Approaches 4. Modern Age of Sustainability: Supply chain resource management
PART 2 Sustainable Resource Management in Different Contexts 5. Agricultural Resources 6. Animal Resources. Farm, Fisheries, and Hunting 7. Forest Resources 8. Water Resources 9. Mineral and Metals 10. Land as a Resource 11. Energy Resources 12. Waste Resources 13. Wind Resources 14. Comprehensive management of natural resources. A holistic vision
PART 3 Indicators of Sustainable Resource Management 15. Environmental indicators 16. Social indicators 17. Economic indicators 18. Indicators of Sustainability
PART 4 Innovation, I+D, Future Society Challenges and Resource Management Practices 19. Smart management of plastics 20. Regenerative management of soils in agriculture 21. Circular Economy of Urban Water 22. Innovation for new resources development 23. Future of Sustainability and Resources Management
Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Labs in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on the applications of Nanotechnology & Advanced Technologies & Materials, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Management, and Various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several (around 50 Books) scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas published with Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry, John Wiley & sons, CRC, Springer etc.
Velasco-Munoz, Juan F.
Juan F. Velasco-Muñoz, is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Almería, Spain. He is a member of the research group "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics". His research is focused on the sustainable management of resources, especially natural resources, socio-economic valuation of ecosystem services, and development of circular economy systems. Dr. Velasco-Muñoz has numerous publications on these topics in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters, and contributions to conferences. In addition, he is the editor of several scientific monographs, he directs several doctoral theses on resource management and circular economy and he has been Guest Editor of the Special Issue Sustainability journal 'Environmental Economics. Contributions to Sustainability of Agricultural Ecosystems'.