Environmental Monitoring theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Environmental Monitoring is largely concerned with strategies in the preparation of environmental impact assessments, as well as in many circumstances in which human activities carry a risk of harmful effects on the natural environment.. All monitoring strategies and programmes on environment have reasons and justifications which are often designed to establish the current status of an environment or to establish trends in environmental parameters. The content of the Theme provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues that are great relevance to our world with respect to environmental monitoring.
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs
Hilary I. Inyang is the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science, Professor of Earth Science and Director of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Prior to his current position, he was University (titled) Professor, Dupont Young Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering, Science and Technology (CEEST) at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Previously he taught at George Washington University, Washington, D.C; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; and University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Prof. Inyang also served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1991-1993) as a Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer and subsequently as the President of Geoenvironmental Design and Research (GDR) Inc., Fairfax, VA, a small research firm that he founded in 1993. His research and allied professional activities have focused on waste containment systems, contaminant leachability, soil/contaminant physico-chemical interactions, natural disaster mitigation techniques, rock fragmentation techniques for energy installations and underground space, and energy/environmental policy. His projects have been sponsored by federal agencies such as US. Department of Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Highway Administration, the United States Agency for International Development, and corporations such as Duke Energy Corporation, and Dupont Corporation. Through basic and applied research, associated technical activities, advisory roles in state, national and international government agencies, and education, Prof. Inyang has made significant contributions to the evolution of the new field of geoenvironmental engineering. He has authored/co-authored more than 140 research articles, book chapters, federal design manuals and the textbook- Geoenvironmental Engineering: principles and applications.
John Daniels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and a Faculty Associate in the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Recent research has included improvement of barrier material resistance to freeze-thaw and desiccation stress with aqueous polymer solutions, funded in part by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and the Clay Minerals Society. He has also worked on research funded by the DuPont Company to enhance the heavy metal attenuation capacity of slurry wall materials. Other research interests include improving the efficiency of geothermal energy extraction through assessment of soil thermal conductivity. His professional activities include membership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Solid Waste Association of North America, and Clay Minerals Society. He has worked for TRC Environmental Corporation, Lowell, MA as a project engineer and is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA