Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management, 1st ed. 2019

Coordinators: Shah Shachi, Venkatramanan V. , Prasad Ram

Language: Anglais

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Our Earth is considered as a natural system which organizes and controls itself.  However, the present scale of anthropogenic activity is unprecedented in the history of mankind compelling the intelligentia to ponder over the scientific causes of the problems, processes and sustainable and pragmatic solutions. The current rate of resource use and consumption pattern are depleting the planet?s finite resources and damaging life-supporting ecosystems. A large number of toxic  substances are increasingly found in air, water, soil, and flora and fauna. We are in the midst of a period of increasing interconnected and complex global challenges that seek action across temporal and spatial scales, diverse sectors, and concerted efforts from global citizens. The environment on account of human?s action has been experiencing imbalances and ecological catastrophe. Environmental issues like global climate change, biodiversity loss, the rapid depletion of natural resources, degradation of global commons, stratospheric ozone depletion have been restricting the safe operating space and transgressing the planetary boundaries endangering the existence of human societies. The global environmental problems if not scientifically managed may end up in the civilizational collapse. Nevertheless, the underlying commonality among these environmental issues is interrelatedness, complexity, and difficulty in identifying and implementing solutions. The global environmental challenges can be managed by adopting sustainable green technologies which dovetails the principles of environmental sustainability with social and ecological sustainability. Green growth is construed as a new development paradigm that sustains economic growth while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability.

Enviroscaping- An Environment Friendly Landscaping

Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies for Environmental Management: The Intersection of Sustainability, Resilience, Wellbeing and Development

Phosphorous management in agroecosytems and role and relevance of microbes in environmental sustainability

Management of heavy metal polluted soils: Perspective of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Phytoremediation: An alternative tool towards clean and green environment

Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): A Sustainable Approach

Rain gardens as stormwater management tool

Application of Geospatial Techniques in Hydrological Modelling

Sustainable Energy: Challenges and Perspectives

Microbial Fuel Cell: Sustainable Green Technology forBioelectricity Generation and Wastewater Treatment

Biofuels: A Clean Technology for Environment Management

Microbial potential and biofuel production

Microbial Biofortification: A Green Technology Through Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms

Harnessing Microbial Potential for Wastewater Treatment in Constructed Wetlands

Role of Vermicomposting in Agricultural Waste Management


Dr. Shachi Shah is an environmentalist with nearly two decades of teaching and research experience in various reputed Universities and Institutes. She is Associate Professor (Environmental Studies) School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies at IGNOU, New Delhi. A teacher of repute, has more than fifty publication at her credit. Her research interests include green technologies for waste management and energy generation, bioremediation, waste valorization, plant growth promoting organisms, and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. V. Venkat Ramanan is Assistant Professor at the School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. His area of interest includes climate change studies, biodegradation and green technologies for environmental management. He hasmore than twenty publications, including research papers in peer reviewed journals, and book chapters.

Dr. Ram Prasad is associate with Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2005. His research interest includes plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA (2014); Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award

Elaborates on green technological perspectives on sustainable environmental management.
Useful for waste management, sustainable energy production, environmental protection, and food security.

Experts across the globe have contributed the chapters with zest for research on plant microbe interrelations in environmental sustainability and environmental cleanup.