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NATO ASI Series

NATO ASI Series

2. Environment

55 Volumes | 1996 - 2002

All books of the series NATO ASI Series

2002 | Book

Deposit and Geoenvironmental Models for Resource Exploitation and Environmental Security

Geological processes affect the earth itself and human society. Solutions to geological problems, whether natural or man-made, demand close international collaboration. This book presents new approaches to current problems of environmental …

2002 | Book

Hydrological Models for Environmental Management

This book contains a selection of papers from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled "Stochastic models of hydrological processes and their applications to problems of environmental preservation" convened in Moscow over the period 23-27 …

2001 | Book

Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice

A comprehensive tour d'horizon of the debate on the environment and security, focusing on the various policy options for building peace and preventing environmental conflict. Experts from the areas survey the key environmental challenges in …

2001 | Book

Permafrost Response on Economic Development, Environmental Security and Natural Resources

Unlike connotations such as greenhouse effect. global change, sea level, desertification, etc. , permafrost is definitely lacking in the everyday speech of many non-specialists. The reason is that areas of permafrost are too remote, barren and …

2001 | Book

Coping With Flash Floods

This volume is the proceedings of a NATO-sponsored Advanced Study Institute (ASI) entitled "Coping with Flash Floods" held in Ravello, Italy on 8-17 November 1999. Thirty-five participants from nine countries attended the ASI, representing both …

2000 | Book

Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Southern Black Sea Region

For historical and socio-economic reasons, the countries of the southern Black Sea region are facing mounting and apparently intractable problems in managing their solid waste, with increasingly serious implications for public health and quality …

2000 | Book

The Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security

This volume is based on the presentations and deliberations of an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security" that was held on March 15-19, 1999, in Venice (Italy). The Workshop was sponsored by the NATO's …

2000 | Book

The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean

Following a decision by the Arctic Ocean Sciences Board (AOSB) in July 1996 the then chainnan, Geoffrey Holland, wrote a letter of invitation to a meeting to plan a "Symposium on the Freshwater Balance of the Arctic". The meeting was held in …

2000 | Book

Environmental Reconstruction in Headwater Areas

These proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Environmental Reconstruction in Headwater Areas" provide a landmark in the evolution of a distinctive movement, perhaps an emerging new philosophy, within the practice of headwater …

2000 | Book

Flood Issues in Contemporary Water Management

In 1997 disastrous flooding running through the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany took the lives of a great number of people and caused economic damage estimated in tens of billions of dollars. Flooding of the Yangtze river in 1998 killed more than …

2000 | Book

Soil Quality, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Security in Central and Eastern Europe

Agriculture is a crucial component of the economies of many of the countries in transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy and the sector is by no means immune to the environmental and socioeconomic problems confronting the countries …

2000 | Book

Security of Public Water Supplies

"The best of all things is water" -Pindar 460 B. C. The provision of secure drinking water for its citizens is an aim of every government, and is a priority item to all the NATO and CP countries. The quantity of water in most of these countries is …

2000 | Book

Grasshoppers and Grassland Health

Managing Grasshopper Outbreaks without Risking Environmental Disaster

Acridids (grasshoppers and locusts) can range from being rare curiosities to abundant menaces. Some are threatened with extinction and become subjects of intensive conservation efforts, while others are devastating pests and become the objects of …

2000 | Book

Remote Sensing for Environmental Data in Albania: A Strategy for Integrated Management

A comprehensive source book for anybody interested in the potential of remote sensing and GIS technology for the Eastern Europe countries in transition, and less developed countries in general. Leading experts from Europe, Canada and the USA cover …

2000 | Book

Transboundary Water Resources in the Balkans

Initiating a Sustainable Co-operative Network

A source of up-to-date information on current water resources, their quality and quantity, in every country in the Balkans. Institutional structures, water management issues and water monitoring problems are analyzed, with special reference to …

1999 | Book

Environmental Change, Adaptation, and Security

The chapters in this volume are edited versions of papers presented at the NATO Ad­ vanced Research Workshop on Environmental Change Adaptation and Security held in Budapest, Hungary, from October 16 - 18, 1997. As is evident in this volume, the …

1999 | Book

Tools and Methods for Pollution Prevention

Difficult ethical and political issues confront the application of scientific and technological solutions for preventing pollution from occurring. Often the questions embodying proposed solutions to known problems are ambiguous; and no singular …

1999 | Book

The Modern Problems of Electrostatics with Applications in Environment Protection

Among the many technological and legal efforts being made to restore our environment, electrostatic technologies may well hold the solution to the cleaning of air, water and soil. Such technologies include non-thermal plasma processing - electron …

1999 | Book

Education and Training in Indoor Air Sciences

Many buildings fail to perform adequately, causing illness and productivity loss among the inhabitants. The growing impact of this problem on people and property values - and the increasing litigation to which it gives rise - clearly reveals the …

1999 | Book

Chemical Separation Technologies and Related Methods of Nuclear Waste Management

Applications, Problems, and Research Needs

Separation technologies are of crucial importance to the goal of significantly reducing the volume of high-level nuclear waste, thereby reducing the long-term health risks to mankind. International co-operation, including the sharing of concepts …