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Environmental Infrastructure Management

  • J. J. Boland
  • M. E. Bell
  • E. Z. Stakhiv

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Theresa K. Allman
    Pages 1-46
  3. Bernard Fritsch, Rémy Prud’homme
    Pages 77-94
  4. John J. Boland
    Pages 125-138
  5. Gerry W. Lawson
    Pages 139-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book

Introduction

Environmental issues continue to burden governments and economies throughout the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Severe environmental degradation is endemic to the region, the existing environmental infrastructure is often inadequate, significant new investment is perhaps decades away, and there is little knowledge of advanced techniques for impact assessment, project evaluation, and project financing.
The first two papers of Environmental Infrastructure Management survey available cost-effective technology for solid waste treatment and air pollution control, providing guidance for possible incremental additions to existing infrastructure. There is also a discussion of transferable pollution credits as an instrument in regulating air quality. The discussion of economic incentives also embraces user fees and other pollution control instruments.
A range of methods is presented for the evaluation and comparison of alternative projects where data are poor or scarce. Canadian experience with specific capital budgeting techniques is given comprehensive attention. Debt financing strategies are addressed in the context of present-day Ukraine. Finally, an outline is given of a general framework for making decisions about environmental projects, including the use of environmental impact assessments.

Keywords

Air pollution Europe Evaluation air quality environment management pollution strategy waste management

Editors and affiliations

  • J. J. Boland
    • 1
  • M. E. Bell
    • 2
  • E. Z. Stakhiv
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental EngineeringThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.MEB Associates, Inc.KensingtonUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water ResourcesFort BelvoirUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8841-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4958-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8841-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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