Information Technology & Environmental Management
To-day's neglected decisions become tomorrow's crisis. This well known expression sums up in a few words the fact that environmentalists, scientists, farmers and mankind as a whole have been warning governments throughout the world for the past fifty years about the need to give thought to the environment as a consequence of the problems involved with too many factories bellowing smoke, too many cars, trucks and buses polluting the air with the use of fossil fuels (petrol and diesel), too much urbanization and a population growth which has got out of control. It can be written that "To-day's crisis are the result of neglected decisions which have failed the biodiversity of the planet which in turn have destroyed all branches of the Environment which has left no room for a Sustainable Development, be it on land, in the seas or in the air". We are a planet in crisis. This book is a tool to return the planet to the Sustainable Development it can have only by resuming an understanding of the balance between Biodiversity and the Environment. The Challenge is there. This book promises solutions.
DR JAGBIR SINGH
Dr. Jagbir Singh is a lecturer and Head, Department of Geography at Swami Shraddhanand College, university of Delhi, Indian. For the past fourteen years he has concerned himself with deeper issues involving environmental disasters (both natural and man made), environmental ecology and sustainability. The use of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS has enabled him to work at local national and international levels. He has visited USA, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Uzbekistan to attend international conferences. Dr. Jagbir Singh convened two International Conferences: One in 2005 on the Environmental and in 2008 on Biodiversity. He was written many books including Tourism Geography, disaster management, Tsunami, disaster and environment and Development. Dr. Singh is the first Indian Geographer to complete a PhD on Ecological and Environmental Threats to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Currently he is doing MBA in Disaster Management.
Preface v Acknowledgement vii 1. Dam Safety Management 1 2. Carbon Credit Cards: Greening the Globe 9 3. Spatial Modelling for Reducing Earthquake Disaster Damages in Iran 15 4. Environment Laws and Regional Politics 21 5. Chemical Hazard And Hazardous Waste 29 6. National Action Plan on Climate Change: Issues and Perpectives 41 7. Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Sediments Pollution in the Savitri River Basin of Mahad Industrial Area 49 8. Environmental Depletion, Climate Change and Urbanisation: Finding a Balanced Breakthrough 61 9. Fregile Ecosystem: The Concern of the Present World 73 10. Meeting the Challenges of the Booming Tourism Sector in Mauritus 87 11. Mining As an Environmental Hazard 93 12 Nanoterchnology: Opportunities and Risk for Human and the Environment 105 13. The Role of Judiciary in Environmental Governance 117 14. A Must for Healthier World: Realms of Environmental and Awareness 129 15. Ubranisation Ecology and Health Issue 139 16. Energy Environment in Agriculture in Jhajjar District of Haryana 151 17. Global Warming-An upcoming disaster for the World 161 18. Sustainable Development and Environmental Responsibilities 171 19. Urban Water Problems and their Solutions: A Case Study of Delhi 181 20. The Concept of Environment in Holy Tourism: A case study of Delhi 193 21. Vermicompost from Crop Residues for Sustainable Agriculture 197 22. Solid Water Management Petaining to Kitchen Waste 209 23 Coliforms Bacterial Contamination of Drinking Water in same Rural Areas of Northern Rajasthan 215 24. Modeling The Participatory Discourse of Enhancing Player’s Coping Capacity for Environmental Conflict Resolution: A Case Study 223 25. Ferti-irrigation: Potential for Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture 237 26. double Jeopardy: A Corollary of Negligent Action of Man 243 27. Wetland Ecology: An Overview of the Kanjli Wetland 255 28. Natural Hazards and Their Management 265 29. Decentralised Natural Resource Management-Key Issues and Implications for Development 273 30. Disposal if Industrial Sludge of Wazirpur, Delhi: Effect of pH and Cation Exchange Capacity on Available Calcium and Magnesium 281 31. Developing Orissa as an Eco-Tourism Destination:- A Case Study on Chilika Lagoon 291 32. Environmental Thermodynamics and Renewable Energy 299 33. Physico-chemical Analysis of the Wastewater from a pulp and Paper Mill in the Tarai Area of Uttarakhand 303 34. Global Water Problems and Solutions 313 35. Electorco Agulation & Caaco Reactor for the Treatment for the Treatment of Dmoestic Wastewater 36. Prolactin and Cortisol as Biomarkers an ammonium Sulphate induced Toxicity on Catla catla 331 37. Global Warming: A brief Analysis 337 38. Water Assessment of Bhambarde Water Reservoir (Khanpur Tahsil) 357 39. Mosquito Control and Water Treatment Using Nanobioball-a Nanobiotechnological Approach 363 40. Environmental Crisis in South Asia: regional Planning Under SAARC 369 41. Treatment of Hazardous heavy Metals Wastewater Using Treated Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) 381 42. Isolation and Chracterization of Halotolerant Penicillium spices from Hyper-saline Environment 389 43. Psycio-chemical Status of Some Fresh Waterbodies of the Hassan District, Karnataka 395 44. Free-Living Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Isolated from Wild Type bambusa Species 403 45. Genetically Modified Crops 409 46. Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using White Rot Fungus 427 47. Ecology and Human Survival: Theoretical Orientations 429 48. NGO’s Building our Society: Lifelong solution for Environmental Issues 439 49. Use of Vermi-Composing in Ecological Sanitation System 449 50. Use of Negative Ion Liberating Compounds in Preventing Marine Biofouling 459 51. Green Systhesis of Thiophenylated Quinones using Dry Media Reaction 471 52. Application of Raman Laser and Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy 475 53. Knowledge, attitude and Practice of Youth for Environment Management 483 54. Characterization and Pollutant impact of Surface Runoff in Urban Areas 497 55. Investigating Botswana Junior Secondary Religious Education on the Extent of Creating Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness 503 56. Livestock as a Mainstay of Rural Economy and its Environment- A case study of Randhawa Village 513 57. “Vedic Philosophy: An Environmental Approach” 519 58. Environmental Education and Awareness 527 59. Citizen’s Voice and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Media’s Strategy and NGO’s Contribution 535