Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James W. LaMoreaux
      Pages 3-6
  3. Land and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Harry Moore, Barry Beck
      Pages 9-41
    3. M. Adrián Ortega-Guerrero, José Joel Carrillo-Rivera
      Pages 43-51
  4. Water and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Pedro José Depetris
      Pages 55-100
    3. José Joel Carrillo-Rivera, Samira Ouysse
      Pages 113-126
    4. Qiang Wu, Shuning Dong, Bo Li, Wanfang Zhou
      Pages 127-148
    5. Adam Porowski
      Pages 149-181
    6. Peiyue Li, Hui Qian
      Pages 183-198
  5. Environmental Remediation and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. David Mouat, Scott Thomas, Judith Lancaster
      Pages 201-207
    3. Petar T. Milanović
      Pages 271-294
  6. Construction and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Petar T. Milanović
      Pages 307-324
    3. Craig Vogt, Greg Hartman
      Pages 325-351
    4. Jörg Matschullat, Jens Gutzmer
      Pages 353-366
  7. Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Caitlin Barnes, Todd Halihan
      Pages 393-411
    3. Nick Varley
      Pages 439-462
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 463-472

About this book


This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, brings together chapters examining water, energy, minerals and the environment in a holistic approach to land use planning and utilization. The work examines some of the problems, techniques, and solutions for managing resources so that a balance can be maintained between development and the environment. As world population increases, greater demand is placed on finite resources that earth can provide. Geographic areas once judged inadequate or inappropriate for construction, water and wastewater management, or transportation routes, among other activities, are being considered for, and being used, for development. 

Topics covered in this volume include impacts of natural disasters such as earthquakes and sinkholes, water and its use, overuse, and role in energy generation, and carbon sequestration. The topics covered here all play a role in development and the potential to sustain a growing world population. Interactions among system components mean that no single aspect can be addressed without including another. Environmental Geology places these different factors into perspective so that scientists, politicians, economists, planners, and stakeholders can work together to develop solutions that provide an acceptable balance between development and the environmental services on which we all depend.


land use planning and utilization natural resource management environmental impact of earthquakes urban land subsidence sinkhole prevention causes of desertification urban impact on groundwater geologic carbon sequestration

Editors and affiliations

  • James W. LaMoreaux
    • 1
  1. 1.PELA GeoEnvironmentalTuscaloosaUSA

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