Mining in the Himalayas

Author: A.K. Soni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Himalaya, the world's most prominent mountain system of the world is a source of sustainence for the social, cultural and economic development of population across different countries. Unscientific, small-scale mining for harnessing reounrces including minerals has caused ecosystem damage. Therefore, an integrated and holistic approach to deal with the resource management is required. This book makes a focussed effort to explain how mining in the Himalaya is practiced with discussions pertaining to critiques and lacunas of mining and environmental practices. Status of mining practices in Himalaya is included along with the legal/environmental repercussions of mining.

Sick Water

Author: Emily Corcoran
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9788277010755
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Given that a healthier future needs urgent global action for smart, sustained investment to improve wastewater management, this report tackles the current challenges faced in wastewater management. Part I of the report addresses the pressing challenges faced in the management of wastewater and how it may be influenced by population growth, urbanization, and climate change. Part II looks at possible solutions regarding these challenges and how current techniques can be modernized through innovation.