Natural and Human Induced Hazards and Environmental Waste Management is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The theme focuses on Hazardous Waste Management, International Issues in Hazardous Waste Management , Case Studies, Nuclear waste management, Industrial Ecology, Natural and Human Induced Hazards, Natural Weather-Induced Hazards, Climate-Related Hazards, Classification of Waste, Waste Composition and Analysis, Choosing Options for Waste Management, Waste Disposal Costs and Financial Incentives to Improve Waste Management, Integrated Waste Management
These four 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.
Domenico Grasso, Picker Engineering Program, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 Professor Domenico Grasso is the Rosemary Bradford Hewlett Professor and Founding Chair of the Picker Engineering Program a Smith College and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Universities of Connecticut and Massachusetts and Yale University. An environmental engineer who studies the ultimate fate of contaminants in the environment and develops new techniques to reduce the risks associated with these contaminants to human health or natural resources, he focuses on molecular scale processes that underlie nature and behavior of contaminants in environmental systems. He holds a B.Sc. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut and Texas, and was Professor and Head of Department in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut prior to joining Smith. He has been a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, a NATO Fellow, and an Invited Technical Expert to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna Austria. He is currently Chair of the Environmental Engineering Committee of United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, President of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors, and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Engineering Science. He has authored more than 100 technical papers & reports, including four chapters and two books. Federal, state and industrial organizations have supported his research work.
In 1998, Professor Grasso served on a World Bank funded international team of scholars that established the first environmental engineering program in Argentina. In 2000, The Water Environment Federation named him a Pioneer in Disinfection. He recently chaired a U.S. Congressional briefing entitled Genomes & Nanotechnology: The Future of Environmental Research.
Professor Grasso views engineering as a bridge between science and humanity and making it particularly well suited for incorporation into a liberal arts environment. His classes, although technically rigorous, also explore the societal and philosophical issues facing engineers and scientists.
Dr Stephen Smith is a lecturer in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College, London and he is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Engineering and Waste Management. Dr Smith is a specialist in sludge management issues and is recognized in particular for his expertise and research on the environmental effects of recycling sewage sludge in agriculture and on the agronomic value of sludge. Dr Smith has written more than 100 reports and scientific papers on the subject of the agricultural utilization of sewage sludge for the UK Government and Water Industry, and this experience culminated in the publication of a text-book on the subject. He has also worked overseas on sludge management problems and was the principal environmental scientist assigned to develop the sewage sludge disposal strategy for Cairo.
Bhaskar Nath received his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1960, followed by the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wales, UK, in 1964. In 1983 he was awarded the D.Sc. degree by the University of London for his outstanding original research (according to citation) in numerical mathematics. In 2001 he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.H.C.) by the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, for his contribution to environmental education. After having taught at the University of London for more than 27 years, currently Professor Nath is Director of the European Centre for Pollution Research, London; Executive Director of International Centre for Technical Research, London; Editor of Environment, Development and Sustainability published by Springer; visiting professor to several European universities, and consultant to a number of international companies and organizations. Professor Nath’s research interests include Numerical Mathematics, Elasto-Hydrodynamics, Philosophy, Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Education. He has more than 100 scientific publications in these and related areas including 13 books.
Chen Yong, China Seismological Bureau, Beijing, China