An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management by Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, Avinandan Mukherjee, Robyn

By Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, Avinandan Mukherjee, Robyn Hannigan

Covers the latest themes within the box of environmental administration and gives a wide specialise in the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of environmental management

  • Provides an up to date survey of the sector from the point of view of alternative disciplines
  • Covers the subject of environmental administration from a number of views, particularly, common sciences, engineering, enterprise, social sciences, and techniques and instruments perspectives
  • Combines either educational rigor and functional procedure via literature reports and theories and examples and case stories from different geographic parts and coverage domains
  • Explores neighborhood and worldwide problems with environmental administration and analyzes the function of varied individuals within the environmental administration process
  • Chapter contents are competently verified with a number of photos, charts, graphs, and tables, and observed via an in depth reference record for additional readings

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8 Map showing the zones (in green) within the city of San Francisco that are prone to liquefaction during an earthquake. Blue zones are prone to landslides. Source: Modified from California Division of Mines and Geology (2000). 8. As might be expected, the likelihood of seismically induced landslides increases with increasing earthquake magnitude, proximity to epicenter, and local shaking intensity (as measured on the Mercalli scale). Rock fall and slides, as well as soil slides, slumps, and avalanches, are among the most common types of earthquake‐related landslides (Keefer, 2002).

Mississippi and Rhine) are extensively lined with dikes and levees, hard raised structures designed to con­ fine the flow to the c­ hannels during high water events. Channel volume is nonetheless finite, and overtopping may still occur during extreme cases. One solution is levee setback, by which the barriers are rebuilt farther back from the riverbed. This would increase the maximum channel volume (m3) available during a high‐flow event and consequently permit a higher flow rate (m3 s−1), allowing excess discharge to pass safely without flood­ ing.

A) Zone 1 showing missing houses and street (traced in yellow) at the head of the scarp. (b) Zone 3 showing a gap (yellow arrow) wide enough for five houses and the encroaching scarp. 12. Base image: US Geological Survey. 11b. For reference, the house marked with the red X is the same in all three photos. (a) View from the street looking southwestward toward the ocean showing an odd gap in the pattern of closely spaced homes. (b) View at the site itself showing the advancing head of the scarp.

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