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Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISBN: 9781552389980 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 168 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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What are the challenges surrounding water in Western Canada?What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights?Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our lives, connecting the humans, animals, and plants that all depend on this precious and endangered resource.Essays from scholars, activists, environmentalists, and human rights advocates illuminate the diverse issues surrounding water in Alberta, including the right to access clean drinking water, the competing demands of the resource development industry and Indigenous communities, and the dwindling supply of fresh water in the face of human-caused climate change. Statements from community organizations detail the challenges facing watersheds, and the actions being taken to mitigate these problems. With a special focus on Environmental and Indigenous issues, Water Rites explores how deeply water is tied to human life.These essays are complemented by full-colour portfolios of work by contemporary painters, photographers, and installation artists who explore our relation to water. Reproductions of historical paintings, engravings and film stills demonstrate how water has shaped our country’s cultural imaginary from its beginnings, proving that water is a vital resource for our lives and our imaginations.

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Water --- Environment --- Western Canada

Environment in the Courtroom

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ISBN: 9781552389867 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 824 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Law --- Environmental Sciences
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Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who are concerned with the way that courts handle environmental cases.Environment in the Courtroom provides extensive insight into Canadian environmental law. Covering key environmental concepts and the unique nature of environmental damage, environmental prosecutions, sentencing and environmental offences, evidentiary issues in environmental processes and hearings, issues associated with site inspections, investigations, and enforcement, and more, this collection has the potential to make make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice.Containing perspective and insight from experienced and prominence Canadian legal practitioners and scholars, Environment in the Courtroom addresses the Canadian provinces and territories and provides context by comparison to the United States and Australia. No other collection covers these topics so comprehensively. This is an essential reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law.

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Law --- Environment --- Canada

EMSURE: energy and mobility for sustainable regions

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Book Series: Outros títulos ISBN: 9789892611020 Year: Pages: 56 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1102-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book retraces the multidisciplinary research project EMSURE - Energy and Mobility for Sustainable Regions. Communicational articles – developed from a set of interviews with the researchers – aim to depict the wide range of disciplines that constitute the EMSURE. An encompassing framework that comprises such diverse areas as intelligent use of energy, sustainable mobility, buildings and energy efficiency, clean energy supply and assessment, and sustainable energy assessment, or planning for sustainability. Integrated in the Energy for Sustainability (EFS) initiative, of the University of Coimbra, EMSURE is established as a research project focused on multidisciplinary issues. Its main objectives include developing models, methodologies and technologies that enable the decision-makers and companies to promote a sustainable path within the Portugal Centre Region

Beyond Certification

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ISBN: 9781910174531 Year: Pages: 86 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Certification emerged from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit amidst&#xD;great hope that we would finally begin to address the wicked environmental&#xD;and social problems facing our globe. Despite a proliferation&#xD;of certification schemes in twenty-five industry sectors over more than&#xD;twenty years, the environmental and social ills resulting from destructive&#xD;and irresponsible exploitation of natural and human resources have&#xD;grown still worse.&#xD;Beyond Certification reviews the positive aspects of certification, of which&#xD;there are many. But more important, it argues that we can no longer afford&#xD;to gloss over its failures. It is powerfully clear we need a very different&#xD;approach and set of actions to managing wicked problems like deforestation&#xD;and exploitation. The book offers one alternative model, based on Values,&#xD;Transparency, Transformation and Verification, and shares stories of how&#xD;farsighted people in very large corporations in a number of industries have&#xD;adopted this model to manage natural resources far more responsibly&#xD;while also benefitting local communities. Part of the power of this model&#xD;is that the companies work in partnership with an extensive network of&#xD;NGOs, local communities, suppliers, and other stakeholders to effect&#xD;needed change.&#xD;Beyond Certification does not claim that this VT-TV model is the only&#xD;solution. Rather, it serves to show how new and seemingly radical&#xD;thinking can resonate so strongly with many people and companies&#xD;that it catalyzes positive change. It makes the case for our continuing to invest more thought and proactive energy to develop still other&#xD;approaches to grappling with the serious issues confronting us all,&#xD;before it is too late.

Le golfe du Lion

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ISBN: 9782759203123 Year: Pages: 372 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-0312-3 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The ORME programme (Observatoire régional méditerranéen de l'environnement) is a CNRS multidisciplinary research structure that studies the environment as a scientific object and centres its work on the Gulf of Lion, a land-sea system seen as a key zone in the Mediterranean.This takes stock of the multidisciplinary knowledge acquired of the system. It provides an overview of its vulnerability in the face of climate and manmade change. It demonstrates the necessity of integrated management of the "water" resource, in consultation with all the stakeholders involved, taking account of the interactions between man and nature.&#xD;

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

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ISBN: 9780815399841 9780367855819 Year: Pages: 238 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Sociology --- Political Science
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The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region. It applies the human security framework, which has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP), as a tool to provide answers to many questions that face the Barents population today. The study explores human security dimensions such as environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security in order to assess the current challenges that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In doing so, the book develops a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs in the Barents Region and provides recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities. This book will be a valuable tool for academics, policy-makers and students interested in environmental and human security, sustainable development, environmental studies and the Arctic and Barents Region in particular. &#xD;

Katastrophen machen Geschichte - Umweltgeschichtliche Prozesse im Spannungsfeld von Ressourcennutzung und Extremereignis

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ISBN: 9783941875210 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2010-488 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Naturkatastrophen bedeuten nicht nur momenthafte Zerstörung, die nach erfolgtem Wiederaufbau wieder vergessen ist. Katastrophen haben häufig nachhaltige Auswirkungen auf Politik und Gesellschaft und damit auf die menschliche Geschichte. Sie führen mitunter zu Verordnungen, Institutionenbildung, Politikwechsel und gesellschaftlichem Umdenken, können aber auch Anlass zu Aufbruchstimmung und Fortschrittsoptimismus geben. Durch die aktuelle Diskussion zum globalen Klimawandel hat sich in der Öffentlichkeit ein stärkeres Bewusstsein für die gesellschaftliche Relevanz von Naturkatastrophen entwickelt. Welche Rolle extreme Ereignisse in der Geschichte gespielt haben und welche Strategien zu ihrer Bewältigung in verschiedenen Zeiten wirksam waren, bilden die zentralen Fragen des Sammelbandes. Die Autoren untersuchen neben klassischen Naturkatastrophen auch Seuchen und Schädlingskalamitäten in historischer Perspektive und widmen sich theoretischen Fragen zu deren Genese und Auswirkungen. Der vorliegende Band ist das Ergebnis eines Workshops, der von den Herausgebern im Rahmen des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs „Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte“ unter dem Titel „Katastrophen machen Geschichte – Umweltgeschichtliche Prozesse im Spannungsfeld von Ressourcennutzung und Extremereignis“ am 6. und 7. Mai 2009 in Göttingen veranstaltet wurde.

Troubled Waters: Confronting the Water Crisis in Australia's Cities

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ISBN: 9781921313844 Year: Pages: 217 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459762 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Australian cities have traditionally relied for their water on a ‘predict-and-provide’ philosophy that gives primacy to big engineering solutions. In more recent years privatised water authorities, seeking to maximise consumption and profits, have reinforced the emphasis on increasing supply. Now the cities must cope with the stresses these policies have imposed on the eco-systems from which they harvest water, into which they discharge wastes, and on which they are located. Residents are having to pay more for their water, while the cities themselves are becoming less sustainable. Must we build more dams and desalination plants, or should we be managing the demand for urban water more prudently? This book explores the demand for urban water and how it has changed in response to shifting social mores over the past century. It explains how demand for centralised provision of water might be reshaped to enable the cities to better cope with expected changes in supply as our climate changes. And it discusses the implications of property rights in water for proposals to privatise water services.

Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, 1961-67

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Book Series: Northern Lights ISSN: 17010004 ISBN: 9781552388303 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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A geographer with extensive research experience in the Canadian North, Jack D. Ives has written a lively and informative account of several expeditions to Baffin Island during the "golden age" of federal research. In the 1960s, scientists from the Geographical Branch of Canada's Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources travelled to Baffin to study glacial geomorphology and glaciology. Their fieldwork resulted in vastly increased knowledge of the Far North-from its ice caps and glaciers to its lichens and microfossils. Drawing from the recollections of his Baffin colleagues as well as from his own memories, Ives takes readers on a remarkable adventure, describing the day-to-day experiences of the field teams in the context of both contemporary Arctic research and bureaucratic decision making. Along the way, his narrative illustrates the role played by the Cold War-era Distant Early Warning Line and other northern infrastructure, the crucial importance of his pioneering aerial photography, the unpredictable nature of planes, helicopters, and radios in Arctic regions, and of course, the vast and breathtaking scenery of the North. Baffin Island encompasses both field research and High Arctic adventure. The research trips to Baffin between 1961 and 1967 also served as a vital training ground in polar studies for university students; further, they represented a breakthrough in gender equality in government-sponsored science, thanks to the author's persistence in having women permitted on the teams. The book contains a special section detailing the subsequent professional achievements of the many researchers involved (in addition to the later career moves of Ives himself) and a chapter that delves deeper into the science behind their fieldwork in the North. Readers need not be versed in glaciology, however. Ives has produced a highly readable book that seamlessly combines research and adventure.

5 The Systems Approach to Innovation Management (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting ISBN: 9781138244719 9781138607491 9780429467172 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics
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The environment in which a company or organization operates today can be characterized&#xD;by accelerating change, the globalization of markets, the emergence of new technologies and&#xD;competitors, new regulatory requirements and ever more demanding users and citizens. In this&#xD;environment, the ability to innovate becomes a key success factor for most organizations. They&#xD;seek to continuously create and realize value by introducing new or changed products, services,&#xD;processes, models, methods, etc.&#xD;The reasons for an organization to innovate are many and can include to increase revenues,&#xD;growth and profitability, reduce costs and waste, increase the satisfaction of users, customers and&#xD;citizens, motivate employees and attract partners, collaborators and funding, and so on. Engaging&#xD;in innovation activities is thus a way for an organization to be future focused and effectively&#xD;deliver on its overall objectives to secure prosperity and longer-term relevance and survival.&#xD;The ability to innovate and to make it a core organizational capability is increasingly becoming&#xD;the most important differentiator and dominant success factor of organizations. Failing to&#xD;capture new opportunities and to respond to innovation challenges may consequently lead to&#xD;stagnation, irrelevance and ultimately to the demise of the organization.

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