This book collects more than 50 short, proven case studies that helped reduce use of energy and natural resources, create innovative new services that reduce costs, improve company economics and quality of life within surrounding communities. It is heavily targeted towards the business of Industrial Food Processing.
SECTION I: Conceptualizing agricultural restructuring and sustainability 1. Sustainable development: a critical review of rural land use policy in the UK 2. Sustainability, spatial hierarchies and land-based production 3. Greening and globalizing: agriculture in 'the new times' SECTION II: Family farming and farming culture 4. Sustainable technologies, sustainable farms: farms, households and structural change 5. Environmental change and farm restructuring in Britain: the impact of the farm family life cycle 6. The construction of environmental meanings within 'farming culture': the implications for agri-environmental research 7. Community-level worldviews and the sustainability of agriculture SECTION III: Diversification and alternative agriculture 8. Rural re-regulation and institutional sustainability: a case study of alternative farming systems in England 9. On- and off-farm business diversification by farm households in England 10. Great Plains agroecologies: the continuum from conventional to alternative agriculture in Colorado SECTION IV: Agriculture sustainability and climate change 11. Agricultural system response to environmental stress 12. Adaptability of agricultural systems to global climate change: a Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada pilot study 13. Agricultural response to climate change: a preliminary investigation of farm-level adaptation in Southern Alberta SECTION V: Sustainable agriculture and environmental policy 14. Policy, sustainability and scale: the US Conservation Reserve Programme 15. Something old, new, borrowed and blue: the marriage of agriculture and conservation in England 16. Farmer reaction to agri-environmental schemes: a study of participants in south west England and the implications for research and policy development 17. Achieving sustainability in agricultural land management through landowner involvement in stewardship programmes SECTION VI: Sustainability and restructuring the agricultural system 18. Scale change, discontinuity and polarization in Canadian farm-based rural systems 19. Sustainability issues in the industrialization of hog production in the United States 20. Sustainable agriculture and its social geographic context in Ontario 21. Restructuring for rural sustainability: overcoming scale conflicts and cultural biases
Desalination Sustainability: A Technical, Socioeconomic, and Environmental Approach presents a technical, socioeconomical, and environmental approach that guides researchers and technology developers on how to quantify the energy efficiency of a proposed desalination process using thermodynamics-based tools. The book offers the technical reader an understanding of the issues related to desalination sustainability. For example, technology users, such as public utility managers will gain the ability and tools to assess whether or not desalination is a good choice for a city or country. Readers will learn new insights on a clear and practical methodology on how to probe the economic feasibility of desalination using simple and effective tools, such as levelized cost of water (LCOW) calculation. Decision-makers will find this book to be a valuable resource for the preliminary assessment of whether renewable-powered desalination is a good choice for their particular setting. * Presents the issues related to desalination sustainability* Guides researchers and technology developers on how to quantify the energy efficiency of a proposed desalination process using thermodynamics-based tools* Outlines a clear and practical methodology on how to probe the economic feasibility of desalination using simple and effective tools * Provides a roadmap for decision-makers on the applicability of a desalination process at a particular setting
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