Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 118 Volumes

Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability (PPPS): 118 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ayman Batisha (International Sustainability Institute, Egypt)
ISSN: 2330-3271|EISSN: 2330-328X
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Institutions: Print
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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

  • Eco-Innovation
  • E-Development
  • 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

Navigating the Circular Age of a Sustainable Digital Revolution
Umair Tanveer (University of Exeter, United Kingdom), Shamaila Ishaq (University of Derby, United Kingdom), Truong Quang Huy (RMIT University, Vietnam), Thinh Gia Hoang (RMIT University, Vietnam)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
In the face of rapid digitalization and environmental challenges, the world stands at a critical juncture. The relentless pace of technological advancement has broug...
Design Strategies for Efficient and Sustainable Building Facilities
Roberto Alonso González-Lezcano (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain), Sunil Kumar Sansaniwal (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
Despite the growing emphasis on energy efficiency in building design, our indoor environments often fall short of providing optimal conditions for health and well-be...
Intersecting Human Resource Management and Organizational Culture for Environmental Sustainability
Raza Ali Tunio (Sichuan University, China)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
In today's global landscape, the need for environmental sustainability is increasing than ever. Organizations find themselves at a crossroads, navigating the int...
Promoting Multi-Sector Sustainability With Policy and Innovation
Aftab Ara (University of Hail, Saudi Arabia), Renuka Thakore (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
The contemporary challenges in achieving sustainability include the need for a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles, interdisciplinary integratio...
Exploring Waste Management in Sustainable Development Contexts
Chandra Mohan (K. R. Mangalalm University, Gurgaon, India), Shobhna Jeet (K. R. Mangalam University, Gurugram, India), Saurav Dixit (Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia), Sónia A. C. Carabineiro (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2024. 330 pages.
Effective waste management is more crucial than ever in dealing with environmental challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for addre...
Emerging Technologies and Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture
Jabulani Garwi (University of the Free State, South Africa), Reason Masengu (Middle East College, Oman), Option Takunda Chiwaridzo (University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China)
Copyright © 2024. 315 pages.
In the face of escalating environmental challenges and growing concerns about food security, the agricultural industry is at a critical juncture. Conventional farmin...
The Role of Female Leaders in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Mercia Selva Malar Justin (Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, India), Joycia Thorat (Churches Auxiliary for Social Action, India)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
The world is in a race against time to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by 2030. Despite global efforts to address these ambitious...
Achieving Sustainability with AI Technologies
Vishal Jain (Sharda University, India), Murli Raman (Asia Pacific University, Malaysia), Akshat Agrawal (Amity University, Guragon, India), Meenu Hans (K.R. Mangalam University, India), Swati Gupta (K.R. Mangalam University, India)
Copyright © 2024. 400 pages.
In the wake of rapid industrial expansion and the consequent surge in energy consumption, our planet faces an imminent threat—global warming. The symbiotic relations...
Sustainability Applied to Unconventional Oil and Gas Field Exploration and Development
Jesus Samuel Armacanqui (Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Peru), Susan Smith Nash (AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), USA & University of Oklahoma, USA), Luz Eyzaguirre Gormendia (National University of Engineering of Peru), Rouzbeh Moghanloo (University of Oklahoma, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
In the evolving environment of energy extraction, the conventional mindset that prioritizes profitability at the expense of safety and environmental concerns is beco...
Quality of Life and Climate Change: Impacts, Sustainable Adaptation, and Social-Ecological Resilience
Kasturi Shukla (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University (Deemed), Pune, India), Yogesh B. Patil (Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International University (Deemed), Pune, India), Ronald C. Estoque (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan), Pedro Antonio López de Haro (Universidad Autónoma Indígena de México, Mexico)
Copyright © 2024. 499 pages.
Quality of Life and Climate Change: Impacts, Sustainable Adaptation, and Social-Ecological Resilience delves into the pressing concerns surrounding climate change an...
Sustainable Practices for Agriculture and Marketing Convergence
Jabulani Garwi (University of the Free State, South Africa), Reason Masengu (Middle East College, Oman), Option Takunda Chiwaridzo (University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China)
Copyright © 2024. 324 pages.
In the agricultural industry, factors such as environmental degradation, resource constraints, and climate change have left traditional agricultural practices inadeq...
Sustainable Disposal Methods of Food Wastes in Hospitality Operations
Amrik Singh (Lovely Professional University, India), Pankaj Kumar Tyagi (Chandigarh University, India), Anshul Garg (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2024. 370 pages.
Food waste has evolved into a global crisis, casting a long shadow over nations and the interconnected fabric of our world. The repercussions of this excess reverber...
Sustainable Development in AI, Blockchain, and E-Governance Applications
Rajeev Kumar (Moradabad Institute of Technology, India), Abu Bakar Abdul Hamid (Infrastructure University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Noor Inayah Binti Ya’akub (Infrastructure University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Hari Om Sharan (Rama University, Kanpur, India), Sandeep Kumar (Rightzone Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India)
Copyright © 2024. 282 pages.
In the age of immediate technical expansion, our world faces a multifaceted challenge: ensuring the sustainability of our digital transformation. Governments and org...
Operational Research for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environments
Joshua Thomas (University of Wollongong Malaysia, Malaysia), Gerhard Wilhelm Weber (Poznan University of Technology, Poland), Roman Rodríguez Aguilar (Universidad Panamericana, Mexico), Elias Munapo (North West University, South Africa), Pandian Vasant (Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam)
Copyright © 2024. 350 pages.
The application of contemporary and emerging operational research optimization methods in renewable energy is vital to creating and maintaining sustainable environme...
Sustainable Solutions for E-Waste and Development
Rajesh Kumar K. V. (Woxsen University, India), Hemachandran Kannan (Woxsen University, India), Dmitry Spodarets (Data Phoenix, USA), Parvez Alam Khan (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia), Bikash Kumar Pradhan (Woxsen University, India)
Copyright © 2024. 396 pages.
The burden of global electronic waste, or e-waste, grows heavier by the day, demanding we take a closer look at the obscure hazards lurking within electronic devices...
Energy Alliance for Realistic and Profitable Energy Transition
Mustapha Hatti (EER-UDES/CDER, Algeria)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
Energy Alliance for Realistic and Profitable Energy Transition is a research book which explores the critical role of collaboration and strategic alliances in overco...
Fostering Cross-Industry Sustainability With Intelligent Technologies
Brojo Kishore Mishra (NIST Institute of Science and Technology (Autonomous), India & Saveetha College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SIMATS, Chennai, India)
Copyright © 2024. 603 pages.
In today's context of intricate global challenges, encompassing climate crises, resource scarcity, and social disparities, the imperative for sustainable develop...
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future: Innovative Strategies and Best Practices
Chai Lee Goi (Curtin University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2024. 341 pages.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future: Innovative Strategies and Best Practices delves into the critical global challenges of sustainability and the indispe...
Global Perspectives on Climate Change, Social Resilience, and Social Inclusion
Aly Abdel Razek Galaby (Alexandria University, Egypt), Mohammed Abo ElEnein (American University, UAE), Hassan Mohamed (Alexandria University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2024. 279 pages.
The world is confronting the reality of climate change, which transcends geographical boundaries, necessitating a multidisciplinary approach. Effective mitigation st...
Natural Resource Management Issues in Human-Influenced Landscapes
Dilini Hemachandra (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), Samantha Dissanayake (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
Researchers working on natural resource management issues in human-influenced landscapes need to be able to elicit both biophysical and socio-economic information an...
Water-Soil-Plant-Animal Nexus in the Era of Climate Change
Ahmed Karmaoui (Moulay Ismail University, Meknès, Morocco & Moroccan Center for Culture and Science, Morocco)
Copyright © 2024. 478 pages.
Water, soil, plants, and animals are the main pillars that support global food security. Plants grow using nutrients from water and soil resources and then used by a...
The Role of Women in Cultivating Sustainable Societies Through Millets
Raghvendra Kumar (GIET University, India), Ishaani Priyadarshini (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 293 pages.
Millets are ancient grains that have been cultivated by humans for centuries, and they have recently emerged as a crucial staple food in numerous cultures owing to t...
Opportunities and Challenges for Women Leaders in Environmental Management
Perfecto Gatbonton Aquino, Jr. (The University of Cambodia, Cambodia), Revenio Cabanilla Jalagat, Jr. (Al-Zahra College for Women, Oman), Mercia Selva Malar Justin (Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, India)
Copyright © 2024. 259 pages.
Our planet is facing the prospect of environmental catastrophe, resulting from decades of reckless human activities. The ongoing degradation of the Earth's natur...
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Infrastructure Development
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Poshan Yu (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China & European Business University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Yue Wei (Institution of Public Private Partnerships, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2023. 303 pages.
Infrastructure development presents significant challenges for both developing and developed countries, hindering their progress in achieving the Sustainable Develop...
Crafting a Sustainable Future Through Education and Sustainable Development
Javier Martínez-Falcó (University of Alicante, Spain & University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), Bartolomé Marco-Lajara (University of Alicante, Spain), Eduardo Sánchez-García (University of Alicante, Spain), Luis A. Millan-Tudela (University of Alicante, Spain)
Copyright © 2023. 302 pages.
In an era where the planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and water scarcity, sustainable development ha...
Sustainable Science and Intelligent Technologies for Societal Development
Brojo Kishore Mishra (NIST Institute of Science and Technology (Autonomous), India & Saveetha College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SIMATS, Chennai, India)
Copyright © 2023. 572 pages.
In today's world, the pressing challenges of sustainable development and societal progress demand innovative solutions that harness the power of science and tech...
Energy Transition in the African Economy Post 2050
Olayinka Ohunakin (Covenant University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2023. 287 pages.
In today’s modern world, it is critical for countries and businesses to implement sustainable practices in order to evolve and grow. The African economy is one such...
Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Sustainability in the Post-Pandemic Era
Jozef Oleński (High School Technology and Economics, Jaroslaw, Poland), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University, USA), Masayuki Susai (Nagasaki University, Japan), Υannis Τsekouras (University of Μacedonia, Greece), Arjan Gjonça (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Copyright © 2023. 401 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies underlying structural obstacles and systemic inefficiencies. However, it also provokes the accelerated adoption of innovations made...
Financing Regions Toward Sustainability in the Midst of Climate Change Risks and Uncertainty
Beata Zofia Filipiak (University of Szczecin, Poland), Dominika Kordela (University of Szczecin, Poland), Izabela Nawrolska (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Copyright © 2023. 364 pages.
Financing Regions Toward Sustainability in the Midst of Climate Change Risks and Uncertainty is a groundbreaking book edited by Beata Zofia Filipiak, Dominika Kordel...
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Human Development
Vishal Jain (Sharda University, India), Vinay Kukreja (Chitkara University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 382 pages.
Sustainable development helps undo the havoc that has been created by human beings in the last few years in the name of development and growth. It helps to promote a...
5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Next Generation Internet of Things: Digital Innovation for Green and Sustainable Economies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Xi Zhang (Tianjin University, China)
Copyright © 2023. 256 pages.
Key and enabling digital tools and solutions can boost the digital transformation of economies and societies and support achieving the Sustainable Development Goals...
Handbook of Research on Bioeconomy and Economic Ecosystems
Ana Pego (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 502 pages.
Bioeconomy is an essential natural capital for life, citizen well-being, and societal prosperity. After decades of intense damaging use, pollution, and hydrological...
Handbook of Research on Safe Disposal Methods of Municipal Solid Wastes for a Sustainable Environment
Prateek Srivastava (Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, India), Durgaprasad Ramteke (Fibre and Particle Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland), Ankush Kumar Bedyal (Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Cluster University of Jammu, India), Monika Gupta (Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, India), Jasminder Kaur Sandhu (Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 414 pages.
Managing solid waste is one of the biggest challenges in urban areas around the world. Technologically advanced economies generate vast amounts of organic waste mate...
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Mobile Applications
Raluca Andreea Felseghi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Automotive, Mechatronics, and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Copyright © 2023. 313 pages.
Today, hydrogen is recognized as a non-polluting energy carrier because it does not contribute to global warming if it is produced from renewable sources. Hydrogen,...
Artificial Intelligence Tools and Technologies for Smart Farming and Agriculture Practices
Rajeev Kumar Gupta (Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India), Arti Jain (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India), John Wang (Montclair State University, USA), Santosh Kumar Bharti (Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India), Samir Patel (Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 303 pages.
There are various factors that influence the quality and quantity of agricultural products; among them, weather conditions play the most significant role in agricult...
Pragmatic Legal and Policy Implications of Environmental Lawmaking
Hussein Movahedian (Islamic Azad University, UAE & Department of Private Law, Islamic Studies and Law Faculty, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran), Nima Norouzi (Islamic Azad University, UAE & Law and Political Science Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Copyright © 2023. 269 pages.
The publication of environmental degradation statistics worldwide and the announcement of scientific assessments of the process of its destruction have attracted eve...
Leadership and Governance for Sustainability
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & SP Pune University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 350 pages.
Although the study of governance is not new, it has only been recognized in the last two decades as being a crucial factor for organizational success. Successful imp...
Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the Agricultural Sector
Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho (Agricultural School, CERNAS-IPV Research Centre, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 515 pages.
The agricultural sector has undergone significant changes in response to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine turmoil. These changes have significantly...
Innovations in Environmental Legislation and Justice: Environmental and Water-Energy-Food Nexus Laws
Nima Norouzi (Islamic Azad University, UAE & Law and Political Science Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Hussein Movahedian (Islamic Azad University, UAE & Department of Private Law, Islamic Studies and Law Faculty, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran)
Copyright © 2023. 268 pages.
Human health has been protected from environmental contamination by national laws throughout history, but there are still many areas of international environmental l...
Sustainable Approaches and Strategies for E-Waste Management and Utilization
A. M. Rawani (National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India), Mithilesh Kumar Sahu (O.P. Jindal University, India), Siddharth S. Chakarabarti (O.P. Jindal University, India), Ajit Kumar Singh (GLA University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 300 pages.
In this contemporary world, urbanization, industrialization, and digitalization have drastically expanded to provide better living standards for human beings. The ra...
Handbook of Research on Solving Societal Challenges Through Sustainability-Oriented Innovation
Luísa Cagica Carvalho (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE, University of Évora, Portugal), Paulo Bogas (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal), Jordana Kneipp (Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil), Lucas Avila (Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil), Elis Ossmane (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 419 pages.
In light of deeply dynamic and challenging contexts, innovation as a driver of sustainability could provide recommendations and real solutions to achieve a better wo...
Handbook of Research on Promoting Sustainable Public Transportation Strategies in Urban Environments
Zafer Yilmaz (TED University, Turkey), Silvia Golem (University of Split, Croatia), Dorinela Costescu (Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2023. 401 pages.
The traditional urban transportation systems around the globe are now being transferred into green public transportation systems in an effort to mitigate CO2 emissio...
Implications of Industry 5.0 on Environmental Sustainability
Muhammad Jawad Sajid (Xuzhou University of Technology, China), Syed Abdul Rehman Khan (Xuzhou University of Technology, China), Zhang Yu (ILMA University, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2023. 328 pages.
Most businesses are still grappling with the definition and implementation of Industry 4.0, but there is already discussion of the next industrial revolution. The co...
Climatic and Environmental Significance of Wetlands: Case Studies from Eurasia and North Africa
Abdelkrim Ben Salem (Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco), Laila Rhazi (Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco), Ahmed Karmaoui (Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco & Moroccan Center for Culture and Science, Morocco)
Copyright © 2023. 208 pages.
Wetlands provide a key service in an ecosystem such as providing resilience against drought and diverse habitats that support biodiversity. Because of their ephemera...
Positive and Constructive Contributions for Sustainable Development Goals
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2023. 281 pages.
In light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were set in 2015 by the international community as part of the UN2030 Agenda, it has become essential to de...
Climate Change, World Consequences, and the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
Ana Pego (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 306 pages.
Climate change and its impact on society is considered one of the most important factors in understanding social and economic variables. Changing patterns in ecosyst...
Leadership Approaches to the Science of Water and Sustainability
Kristin Joyce Tardif (University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 219 pages.
Water is the life source of all living things on our planet. By honoring our environment and realizing the importance of our great resources, we not only restore our...
Eco-Friendly and Agile Energy Strategies and Policy Development
Mir Sayed Shah Danish (University of the Ryukyus, Japan), Tomonobu Senjyu (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)
Copyright © 2022. 272 pages.
After the advent of the industrial revolution, the world experienced a rapid change in technology and lifestyle, which has led to a dramatic increase in energy deman...
Analyzing Sustainability in Peripheral, Ultra-Peripheral, and Low-Density Regions
Rui Alexandre Castanho (WSB University, Poland)
Copyright © 2022. 334 pages.
In the last few years, advances in studies and research associated with the borderlands and the subsequent cross-border cooperation (CBC) have been increased and int...
Handbook of Research on Global Institutional Roles for Inclusive Development
Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
Copyright © 2022. 398 pages.
With the history of multilateral governance and the impact of the global pandemic, there is no doubt that we are at a transition between the system that marked the d...
Frameworks for Sustainable Development Goals to Manage Economic, Social, and Environmental Shocks and Disasters
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 296 pages.
In the post-COVID-19 era, it is essential to adhere to an international framework for sustainable development goals (SDGs), which requires the management of the econ...
Handbook of Research on Building Inclusive Global Knowledge Societies for Sustainable Development
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 405 pages.
Knowledge and information have significant impacts on individuals’ daily lives and activities, especially when referring to the new economy and the global knowledge...
Handbook of Research on Principles and Practices for Orchards Management
Waleed Fouad Abobatta (Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt), Ahmed Farag (Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt), Mohamed Abdel-Raheem (National Research Center, Egypt)
Copyright © 2022. 382 pages.
As orchards are faced with different challenges such as production and the growing global population, there is a need to update and understand the principles and pra...
Handbook of Research on Algae as a Sustainable Solution for Food, Energy, and the Environment
Mostafa M. El-Sheekh (Tanta University, Egypt), Norhayati Abdullah (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Imran Ahmad (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2022. 795 pages.
Today's planet faces several critical problems such as resource depletion, environmental destruction, and climate change that affect all areas of life as we know...
Innovative Economic, Social, and Environmental Practices for Progressing Future Sustainability
Chai Lee Goi (Curtin University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2022. 369 pages.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all....
Impact of Artificial Reefs on the Environment and Communities
Jorge H. P. Ramos (CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 304 pages.
Among the most important reasons that artificial reefs have been created are the protection of the seabed with macroalgae, the possibility of improving fishing, and...
Handbook of Research on Organizational Sustainability in Turbulent Economies
Rafael Ignacio Perez-Uribe (Santo Tomas University, Bogota, Colombia), Carlos Salcedo-Perez (Politecnico GranColombiano University Institución, Colombia), Andres Carvajal-Contreras (EAN University, Colombia)
Copyright © 2022. 428 pages.
Organizational sustainability and uncertain economies are key topics for modern organizations. New, updated knowledge about such matters is necessary for companies t...
Implications for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Blue Economy
Lukman Raimi (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Jainaba M. L. Kah (Office of the President, Gambia)
Copyright © 2022. 302 pages.
The blue economy is a widely used concept in policy circles; however, people across a wide spectrum have a peripheral understanding of the phenomenon. At the moment,...
Technological Development and Impact on Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Yilmaz Bayar (Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey), Mahmut Unsal Sasmaz (Usak University, Turkey), Omer Faruk Ozturk (Usak University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 352 pages.
The globalized world has experienced significant improvements in production and consumption in a heterogeneous way since the industrial revolution. However, the cons...
Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands
Ashok K. Rathoure (Akone Services, India)
Copyright © 2022. 370 pages.
Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments with countless species of plants and animals, as well as humans, dependent upon them for survival. Moreov...
Impacts of Climate Change and Economic and Health Crises on the Agriculture and Food Sectors
Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho (Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 420 pages.
The agricultural and food sectors, as well as other economic activities, follow the current trends verified in economies and societies on the technological level. Ag...
Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable Development in Smart Cities
P. Swarnalatha (Department of Information Security, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India), S. Prabu (Pondicherry University, India)
Copyright © 2022. 285 pages.
Blockchain technology has great potential to radically change our socio-economic systems by guaranteeing secure transactions between untrusted entities, reducing cos...
Handbook of Research on Resource Management and the Struggle for Water Sustainability in Africa
Innocent Simphiwe Nojiyeza (University of Zululand, South Africa), Oliver Mtapuri (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Prosper Bazaanah (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Edzisani Ellen Netshiozwi (Office of the Chief Justice, South Africa)
Copyright © 2022. 437 pages.
Access to water and sanitation remains a critical challenge in various countries in Africa. The crisis remains the crisis of governance rather than the physical and...
Innovative Strategic Planning and International Collaboration for the Mitigation of Global Crises
Gabriela Antošová (University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2022. 327 pages.
Innovative strategic planning is an important step toward achieving economic stability and global sustainability. This can best be achieved through effective interna...
Handbook of Research on Changing Dynamics in Responsible and Sustainable Business in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania & TheNational Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection (INCDPM), Romania& National Research and Development Institute for Gas Turbines (COMOTI), Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 512 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked every part of society. The rise of businesses to the important task of improving sustainability and responsibility has been interru...
Achieving Sustainability Using Creativity, Innovation, and Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Ziska Fields (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2022. 260 pages.
In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis placed on the role of creativity and innovation in critical areas such as thinking and problem-solving, self-ma...
Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change, and Digitalization
Rui Alexandre Castanho (WSB University, Poland)
Copyright © 2022. 684 pages.
In recent years, the world has been changing considerably. Within the many obstacles, barriers, and opportunities, three significant challenges should be considered...
Sociological Perspectives on Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction in Rural Populations
Ladislaus M. Semali (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 303 pages.
Globally, poverty affects millions of people’s lives each day. Children are hungry, many lack the means to receive an education, and many are needlessly ill. It is a...
Handbook of Research on Novel Practices and Current Successes in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu (University of Bucharest, Romania & The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania & University of Craiova, Romania & The National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection (I.N.C.D.P.M.), Romania & National Research and Development Institute for Gas Turbines COMOTI, Romania)
Copyright © 2021. 461 pages.
The realm of sustainable development focuses on the ability to meet the demands of the present, while not compromising the demands of the future. The knowledge of ba...
Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency
Roberto A. González-Lezcano (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 337 pages.
Thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues have gained significant interest in the scientific and technical community involved in building performance analy...
Management and Conservation of Mediterranean Environments
Rui Alexandre Castanho (WSB University, Poland), José Martín Gallardo (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 336 pages.
To achieve desired territorial sustainability, it is necessary to fully understand all three spheres of sustainable development from different perspectives. The terr...
Handbook of Research on Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa
Evans S. Osabuohien (Covenant University, Nigeria), Emmanuel A. Oduntan (Covenant University, Nigeria), Obindah Gershon (Covenant University, Nigeria), Olaronke Onanuga (Covenant University, Nigeria), Oluyomi Ola-David (Covenant University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2021. 507 pages.
African countries are pursuing a number of development agendas toward achieving economic growth that is inclusive, pro-poor, and sustainable, particularly the type t...
Digital Solutions and the Case for Africa’s Sustainable Development
Albert Ong'uti Maake (University of Lay Adventist of Kigali, Rwanda), Benard Magara Maake (Kisii University, Kenya), Fredrick Mzee Awuor (Kisii University, Kenya)
Copyright © 2021. 200 pages.
African economies can benefit tremendously from the new wave of digital innovation and information technology by using it to build and maintain sustainable systems....
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 School of Political and Administrative Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2020. 440 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 (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 292 pages.
A food system is sustainable if it delivers food and nutrition security for all without compromising the economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food s...
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.