Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 45 Volumes

Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 45 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ayman Batisha (International Sustainability Institute, Egypt)
ISSN: 2330-3271|EISSN: 2330-328X
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In a world where traditional business practices are reconsidered and economic activity is performed in a global context, new areas of economic developments are recognized as the key enablers of wealth and income production. This knowledge of information technologies provides infrastructures, systems, and services towards sustainable development.

The Practices, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS) Book Series focuses on the local and global challenges, business opportunities, and societal needs surrounding international collaboration and sustainable development of technology. This series brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and proficiency in sustainability.

Topics Covered

  • E-Development
  • Eco-Innovation
  • Environmental informatics
  • Global Business
  • Global Content and Knowledge Repositories
  • Green Technology
  • ICT and knowledge for development
  • Innovation Networks
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Knowledge clusters
  • Outsourcing
  • Socio-Economic
  • Strategic Management of IT
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technological learning

Titles in Series

Examining Biophilia and Societal Indifference to Environmental Protection
Mary Ann Markey (Grand Canyon University, USA), Lonny Douglas Meinecke (King University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 279 pages.
The theory of biophilia posits that there is an innate connection between all the species that share Earth’s biosphere and that this connection is inherently collabo...
Strategies for Business Sustainability in a Collaborative Economy
Ramona-Diana Leon (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Against the backdrop of globalization, digitalization, and the new entrance of Generation Z on the labor market, the economic environment has started to become more...
Sustainability in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Operating Mechanisms and Enterprise Growth
Yang Gao (Dalian University of Technology, China), Sang-Bing Tsai (Regional Green Economy Development Research Center, Wuyi University, China & Research Center for Environment and Sustainable Development of the China Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation University of China, China), Xiaomin Du (Yingkou Institute of Technology, China), Chunlin Xin (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China)
Copyright © 2020. 342 pages.
The construction of a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem is critical for every country in the world, with Silicon Valley an example of a successful entrepreneuria...
Developing Sustainable Food Systems, Policies, and Securities
Abiodun Elijah Obayelu (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria), Oluwakemi Adeola Obayelu (Unversity of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
A food system is sustainable if it delivers food and nutrition security for all in such a way that the economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food sec...
Building an Entrepreneurial and Sustainable Society
Brizeida R. Hernández-Sánchez (University of Salamanca, Spain), José C. Sánchez-García (University of Salamanca, Spain), Antonio Carrizo Moreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 369 pages.
As the global economy continues to evolve, the idea of sustainability has become a prevalent area of concentration. Businesses are searching for more environmentally...
Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region
Gainiya Tazhina (University of International Business, Kazakhstan), Judith Parker (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 294 pages.
In today’s modernized world, implementing technology into the infrastructures of communities has become a common custom. The idea of digital economy has proven to be...
Examining the Environmental Impacts of Materials and Buildings
Blaine Erickson Brownell (University of Minnesota, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 358 pages.
Fundamental environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and pollution are still widely relevant in today’s world. Many of these problems hav...
Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Strategies for Sustainable Development
Rui Alexandre Castanho (University of Da ̨browa Górnicza, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 348 pages.
As the importance of sustainability in strategy and development grows, so does the importance of cross-border cooperation (CBC) to facilitate green projects. Border...
Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment in Rural Regions
Rosalam Sarbatly (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2020. 354 pages.
As a basic human need, water and its treatment are of the utmost importance. However, some rural areas are disadvantaged and have difficulty in effectively treating...
Handbook of Research on Health and Environmental Benefits of Camel Products
Omar Amin Alhaj (University of Petra, Jordan), Bernard Faye (Independent Researcher, France), Rajendra Prasad Agrawal (Independent Researcher, India)
Copyright © 2020. 480 pages.
In recent years, there has been a rise in the demand of alternative agricultural commodities, specifically camel milk-based products. Camel products have become high...
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Public Policy and Sustainability
Rituparna Das (Adamas University, India), Nivedita Mandal (Adamas University, India)
Copyright © 2020. 320 pages.
In today’s global economy, the role of public policy in managing and ensuring sustainability is an emerging area of research considering modern day issues such as cl...
African Perspectives on Reshaping Rural Development
Mavhungu Abel Mafukata (Department of Development Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa), Khathutshelo Alfred Tshikolomo (Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 403 pages.
Development studies in developing regions such as Southern Africa rely heavily on materials developed by Europeans with a European context. European dominance in dev...
Implications of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Urban and Rural Environments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
António Manuel Amaral (University of Minho, Portugal), Luís Barreto (Applied Research Center for Digital Transformation (ARC4DigiT), Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais, Instituto Politécnico Viana do Castelo, Portugal & Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal), Sara Baltazar (Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais (ESCE), Instituto Politécnico Viana do Castelo (IPVC), Portugal & Research Center for Systems and Technologies (SYSTEC), University of Porto, Portugal & Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR), University of Coimbra, Portugal), João Pedro Silva (Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal), Luísa Gonçalves (Câmara Municipal de Leiria, Portugal & Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal & INESCC, NOVA IMS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright © 2020. 293 pages.
With the recent advancements and implementations of technology within the global community, various regions of the world have begun to transform. The idea of smart t...
Developing and Designing Circular Cities: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Elżbieta Ryńska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright © 2020. 194 pages.
As the world continues to see an expansion of technological innovations, highly populated areas are starting to adopt sustainable solutions to become more energy eff...
Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts Between Sustainable Financial Systems and Financial Markets
Magdalena Ziolo (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Copyright © 2020. 383 pages.
Sustainable development is necessary to counteract and mitigate the impact of socially harmful forces in a globalized world. However, sustainable development and its...
Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth
Geetika Jain (UP Technical University, Lucknow, India), Harjit Singh (Amity University, Noida, India), Shahriar Akter (University of Wollongong, Australia), Alka Munjal (Amity University, Noida, India), Harpal S. Grewal (Claflin University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 338 pages.
With the world uniting to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, change lies ahead for businesses. These organizations must rethink strategies and business behavior...
Handbook of Research on the Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Dry Forests
Rahul Bhadouria (University of Delhi, India), Sachchidanand Tripathi (University of Delhi, India), Pratap Srivastava (University of Allahabad, India), Pardeep Singh (University of Delhi, India)
Copyright © 2020. 465 pages.
Tropical dry forests are the most exploited and endangered ecosystems in the world. A combination of climatic and human factors often reduce these forests to patches...
Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development
Rouf Ahmad Bhat (Sri Pratap College, India), Humaira Qadri (Sri Pratap College, India & Cluster University Srinagar, India), Khursheed Ahmad Wani (Government Degree College Bijbehara, India), Gowhar Hamid Dar (Sri Pratap College, India & Cluster University Srinagar, India), Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood (Sri Pratap College, India & Cluster University Srinagar, India)
Copyright © 2020. 373 pages.
A rapidly growing population, industrialization, modernization, luxury life style, and overall urbanization are associated with the generation of enhanced wastes. Th...
Global Approaches to Sustainability Through Learning and Education
Abdalmuttaleb M.A. Musleh Al-Sartawi (Ahlia University, Bahrain), Khaled Hussainey (University of Portsmouth, UK), Azzam Hannoon (American University in the Emirates, UAE), Allam Hamdan (Ahlia University, Bahrain)
Copyright © 2020. 350 pages.
Unequal distribution of wealth, poverty, pollution, and gender inequality are just a few of the problems we face and struggle to eliminate. Sustainable development o...
Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development
Peter Yang (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 583 pages.
Despite the urgent need for action, there is a widespread lack of understanding of the benefits of using green energy sources for not only reducing carbon emissions...
Intellectual, Scientific, and Educational Influences on Sustainability Research
Rosario Adapon Turvey (Lakehead University, Canada), Sreekumari Kurissery (Lakehead University, Canada)
Copyright © 2019. 358 pages.
Over the last few decades, the new discipline of sustainability science (SS) has evolved with a phenomenal rise in knowledge production, research, and publications,...
Technology-Driven Innovation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Anna Visvizi (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece & Effat University, Saudi Arabia), Saad Bakry (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia), Miltiadis D. Lytras (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece & Effat University, Saudi Arabia), Wadee Alhalabi (Effat University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2019. 180 pages.
The ongoing economic development and differentiation of the economic and social sustainability models in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries requires sophis...
Driving the Development, Management, and Sustainability of Cognitive Cities
Kiran Ahuja (DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Arun Khosla (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2019. 337 pages.
The technological advancements of today not only affect individual’s personal lives. They also affect the way urban communities regard the improvement of their resid...
Novel Technologies and Systems for Food Preservation
Pedro Dinis Gaspar (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Pedro Dinho da Silva (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 416 pages.
The increasing demand for food as well as changes in consumption habits have led to the greater availability and variety of food with a longer shelf life. However, t...
Bioeconomical Solutions and Investments in Sustainable City Development
José G. Vargas-Hernández (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), Justyna Anna Zdunek-Wielgołaska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 306 pages.
Spatial development is a discipline aimed at the protection of specific values and rational development by stimulating economic processes. Modern practices challenge...
Optimizing the Use of Farm Waste and Non-Farm Waste to Increase Productivity and Food Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Leighton Naraine (Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, St. Kitts-Nevis)
Copyright © 2019. 223 pages.
Traditional farming systems have dominated the agricultural sector for the past few centuries. However, the past few years have proven that new, non-traditional farm...
Handbook of Research on International Collaboration, Economic Development, and Sustainability in the Arctic
Vasilii Erokhin (Harbin Engineering University, China), Tianming Gao (Harbin Engineering University, China), Xiuhua Zhang (Harbin Engineering University, China)
Copyright © 2019. 703 pages.
Global interest in the exploration of the Arctic has been growing rapidly. As the Arctic becomes a global resource base and trade corridor between the continents, it...
Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth
Qaiser Rafique Yasser (Centre for Rural Economy, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2019. 393 pages.
Rural areas are a key sector in every nation’s economy due to a sizeable majority of the population living therein, as well as their impact on global agriculture and...
Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability
Esther Akumbo Nyam (Plateau State University, Nigeria), Asiru Hameed Tunde (Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 218 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as globally, climatic threats are taking place in countries that have been thrown into economic recession, disint...
Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability
Kin Wai Michael Siu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), Yin Lin Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2019. 330 pages.
Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the socia...
Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation
Isabel de Sousa Rosa (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Corte Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ricardo Ribeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ana Mendes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2018. 524 pages.
In a globalizing and expanding world, the need for research centered on analysis, representation, and management of landscape components has become critical. By prov...
Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation
Sofia Idris (Independent Researcher, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2018. 260 pages.
Due to natural factors and human activity, nature has been changing since the beginning of time. As the environment continuously undergoes such transitions, it is ne...
Driving Green Consumerism Through Strategic Sustainability Marketing
Farzana Quoquab (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Ramayah Thurasamy (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Jihad Mohammad (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2018. 301 pages.
The use of environmentally safe products is an emerging and popular trend throughout various industries. Product manufacturing and sales has changed in order to inco...
Entrepreneurship and Business Development in the Renewable Energy Sector
Adrian Dumitru Tantau (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Laurenţiu Cătălin Frăţilă (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 381 pages.
The need for clean sources of energy has increased dramatically as the realities of climate change have begun to effect life on earth. As a result, the demand for pi...
Technological Tools for Value-Based Sustainable Relationships in Health: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mosad Zineldin (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Valentina Vasicheva (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2018. 149 pages.
The reach of technological advances can be found in many aspects of life, including the world of medical and healthcare. It is essential to understand these technolo...
Sustainable Local Energy Planning and Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vangelis Marinakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 171 pages.
It is imperative to promote and maintain sustainability in all areas of the world. By developing effective energy usage frameworks, regional communities can better a...
Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change
Sunil Londhe (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), India)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
The potato is a significant food around the globe in the grand scheme of consumption. However, changes in the Earth’s climate are threatening to negatively impact th...
Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies
M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Thankom Arun (University of Essex, UK), Imran Habib Ahmad (Global Green Growth Institute, South Korea)
Copyright © 2016. 747 pages.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today, as it affects all sectors of life, be it global economics or human rights activism; timely...
Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health and Environmental Sustainability
A. Elaine McKeown (Independent Researcher, USA), George Bugyi (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 422 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books within the Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences su...
Impact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability
Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia), Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 410 pages.
This reference book is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it one of the best-selling within the Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences subject area...
Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics
Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 479 pages.
With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and ren...
Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development
Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA), Helen E. Muga (University of Mount Union, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 800 pages.
Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sus...
Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development
Nilanjan Ghosh (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited, India), Anandajit Goswami (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
Copyright © 2014. 324 pages.
While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture...
E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis
Zacharoula Andreopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Vagis Samathrakis (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Soulla Louca (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Maro Vlachopoulou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 317 pages.
Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society...
Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management
Gilbert Silvius (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands & Van Aetsveld, The Netherlands), Jennifer Tharp (Mastodon Consulting, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 482 pages.
Although it remains one of the most significant challenges in recent years, companies are beginning to integrate the ideas of sustainability into organized projects...

Editor(s) Biography

Ayman Batisha holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Cairo University. He has been practicing, consulting, training, and researching in Sustainability for over twenty-four years, and he taught graduate courses at Cairo University. He is a certified consultant civil engineer and has published more than 80 research papers and articles focusing on the areas of Sustainability, Environment, Water Knowledge, and Civil Engineering. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability Book Series. He is the founding General Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sustainability. He has been honored with the first prize for the best research by the League of Arab States. He is a five-time winner of the Certificate of Appreciation; three-times from Ministers of Water Resources, Environment, and Public Works, and two-times from Cairo University, Egypt. He has held the positions of Chairman of the First European Conference of Mining Engineering, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Limnological Review, and member of the editorial board of a number of international journals. He has also served as an International Committee Member for numerous International Conferences.