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Environmental Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TD (Environmental Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Sustainable heavy metal remediation. Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison Lewis, Piet N.L. Lens, editors
    TD758.5.H43

  • Replenish : the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity / Sandra Postel
    TD404
    We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment?

    Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops toreduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding.

    Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherservices nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift,the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

  • Urban Street Stormwater Guide
    TD 657 N37 2017eb
    The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm.

    Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors.The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

  • Energy sprawl solutions : balancing global development and conservation / edited by Joseph M. Kiesecker and David E. Naugle ; foreword by Peter Kareiva
    TD 195 E49 E54 2017eb
    Over the next several decades, as human populations grow, the demand for energy will soar. But renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl--the amount of land needed to produce energy--which can threaten biodiversity. In Energy Sprawl Solutions , scientists Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Naugle provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy--developmby design--identifies and sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating developmin areas with lower biodiversity value.

    This contributed volume features case studies from countries around the world, each describing a differenergy sector and the way they have successfully maximized biodiversity protection. This book provides a needed guide for elected officials, industry representatives, NGOs and community groups who have a stake in sustainable energy-developmplanning.

  • Hydraulic city : water and the infrastructures of citizenship in Mumbai / Nikhil Anand
    TD 304 M86 A53 2017eb
    In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them. In addition to distributing water, the public water network often reinforces social identities and the exclusion of marginalized groups, as only those actively recognized by city agencies receive legitimate water services. This form of recognition--what Anand calls "hydraulic citizenship"--is incremental, intermittent, and reversible. It provides residents an important access point through which they can make demands on the state for other public services such as sanitation and education. Tying the ways Mumbai's poorer residents are seen by the state to their historic, political, and material relations with water pipes, the book highlights the critical role infrastructures play in consolidating civic and social belonging in the city.

  • Water and sanitation in the new millennium K. J. Nath, Vinod Prakash Sharma, editors
    TD365

  • Sustainable membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment Alberto Figoli, Alessandra Criscuoli, editors
    TD745

  • Nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas : linkages between science, policy and practice / Nadja Kabisch, Horst Korn, Jutta Stadler, Aletta Bonn, editors
    TD168.5

  • Bioremediation of selenium contaminated wastewater / Eric D. van Hullebusch, editor
    TD758.5.S45

  • Severn and the day she silenced the world / Janet Wilson
    TD 171.7 W54 2014
    "We raised all the money ourselves to come six thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways." So began Severn Suzuki's speech to the international delegates at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. Only twelve years old, she was the only child given the chance to speak at the conference, and the media--and the world--took notice. Then-United States vice-president Al Gore said, "That was the best speech I heard all week!"

    As the daughter of environmentalist David Suzuki, Severn had the unique opportunity to travel and see the effects of environmental destruction. She went to Rio to represent ECO, the Environmental Children's Organization, a group she started with three friends. Now, more than twenty years later, the video of her speech continues to receive thousands of hits on YouTube. Severn's story is about the power that children have to creat change when they work together and how their voices can stand out above the cynicism of adults.

  • Reducing waste / Anne Flounders
    TD 792 F56 2014
    You know the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what does it really mean and why is it important to cut back on waste? Each year, businesses and homes in the United States throw away enough garbage to equal 251 million elephants. Where would we keep that many elephants? More to the point, where does all that garbage go? Discover why waste is creating problems for Earth and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.

  • Power for the planet / Anne Flounders
    TD 195 E49 F56 2014
    Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.

  • How can we reduce household waste? / Mary K. Pratt
    TD 792 P73 2016
    Americans throw away millions of tons of waste at home every year. But much of this household waste can be recycled and there are ways to turn this waste into energy. Learn how you can be part of the solution.

  • Nanomaterials in the environment / edited by Satinder Kaur Brar, Tian C. Zhang, Mausam Verma, Rao Y. Surampalli, Rajeshwar D. Tyagi ; sponsored by Hazardous, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste Engineering Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TD 196 N36 N346 2015eb

    Sponsored by the Hazardous, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste Engineering Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE

    Nanomaterials in the Environment offers the most current knowledge on the environmental impact of materials and products developed using nanotechnology. Nanomaterials are revolutionizing electronics, medicine, transportation, and many other industries, but they pose risks to living beings and ecosystems that are barely understood. The 23 chapters in this book consider the science of nanomaterials, their behavior in the environment, risk assessment and toxicology, and the future of nanomaterials.

    Topics include:

    basic physical-chemical nature of nanomaterials;

    technologies for nanomaterial characterization, assessment, testing, and monitoring;

    behavior, fate, and transport of natural and engineered nanomaterials in water, air, soil, sediments, and constructed environments;

    environmental hazards and risk assessment;

    nano-ecotoxicology for animals and humans, microorganisms, plants, and ecosystems;

    ethical, legal, and social implications;

    responsible nanotechnology; and

    green nanomaterials.

    With contributions from the leading researchers in nanotechnology, this book is an essential reference for scientists, practicing engineers, government officials, process managers, and students.


  • Forward osmosis : fundamentals and applications / edited by Ho Kyong Shon, Sherub Phuntsho, Tian C. Zhang, Rao Y. Surampalli ; sponsored by the Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Engineering Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TD 442.5 F67 2015eb

  • Cold regions utilities monograph / technical editor, steering committee and contributing authors, D.W. Smith ... [et al.] special contributions, L. Barber ... [et al.] ; editor, N. Low ; principal proponents, Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers [and] Cold Regions Engineering Division, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
    TD 168 C65 1996eb

    Sponsored by the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering of ASCE and the Cold Regions Engineering Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

    Cold Regions Utilities Monograph introduces the basic principles of environmental engineering in cold regions, where long period of extremely low temperatures, frozen ground conditions, small populations, and limited access pose significant engineering challenges. This volume focuses on the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure components for the delivery of water, the removal of liquid and solid wastes, and the provision of power for services in the extremely cold environments found in the far north or south.

    Topics include: planning, geotechnical, and thermal considerations water source development water treatment, storage, and distribution wastewater collection and treatment utilidors central facilities remote camps individual on-site systems fire protection solid and hazardous waste management energy management Appendixes provide additional information on piping options, vehicle-haul systems, snowdrifting and snow loads, and freeze protection.


  • Air pollution in Eastern Asia : An Integrated Perspective / Idir Bouarar, Xuemei Wang, Guy P. Brasseur, editors
    TD883.7.E18

  • Advances in solid and hazardous waste management Sudha Goel, editor
    TD791

  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017. selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, May 21-25, 2017, Sacramento, California / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher N. Dunn, P.E., D. WRE, Brian Van Weele, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 201 W664 2017eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, held in Sacramento, California, May 21-25, 2017. Sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 62 peer-reviewed papers from the History and Heritage Committee, International Council, Students Council, and the Emerging and Innovative Technologies Committee.

    Topics include: innovative modeling processes; emerging technologies in water engineering; history and heritage; international projects; civil engineering education; and student papers.

    This collection will be of interest to practitioners and academic professionals working in the environmental and water engineering field.


  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017. selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, May 21-25, 2017, Sacramento, California / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher N. Dunn, P.E., D. WRE, Brian Van Weele, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 201 W664 2017eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, held in Sacramento, California, May 21-25, 2017. Sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 61 peer-reviewed papers from the Irrigation and Drainage Council, the Watershed Council, and the Planning and Management Council.

    Topics include: modeling and simulation techniques in water resources engineering; design and evaluation of irrigation and drainage systems; performance of watersheds; assessment of water quality; and planning and management of water resources in rural and urban areas.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners as well as government and academic professionals, providing the latest case studies, research, and public policy information.


  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017. selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, May 21-25, 2017, Sacramento, California / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher N. Dunn, P.E., D. WRE, Brian Van Weele, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 426 W67 2017eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, held in Sacramento, California, May 21-25, 2017. Sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 65 peer-reviewed papers from the Hydro-Climate/Climate Change Committee, the Groundwater Council, and the Sustainability Committee.

    Topics include: sustainable development; performance assessment of groundwater systems; and modeling climate change adaptive methods.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners as well as government and academic professionals, providing the latest case studies, research, and public policy information.


  • 2004 Canadian acid deposition science assessment and summary of key results
    TD 195.54 C2 C32 2005 CD-ROM
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