Environmental problems -An overview

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This introductory chapter provides an overview of man-made environmental problems such as overuse and contamination and helps understand the complex management of the deteriorated environment. The deterioration of the environment endangers ecosystems and humans impacting environmental and human health, as well as economic well-being of people. The management concepts and methods require a holistic approach at global, regional, and local scales which must be supported by as much information and knowledge as possible. In this chapter, we introduce the main characteristics of the ecosystems, their tendentious deterioration, and the extent and consequences of the deterioration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
Subtitle of host publication1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)9781315778785
ISBN (Print)9781138001541
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Gruiz, K. (2014). Environmental problems -An overview. In Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management: 1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management (pp. 1-40). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17102