Barbu, Constantin-Horia

Strategies to Enhance Environmental Security in Transition Countries

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction to Environmental Security Challenges

1. Introduction to environmental security
Constantin-Horia Barbu, Camelia Sand, Letitia Oprean

2. Environmental Security: Priority Issues and Challenges in Romania and European Transition Countries
Alexandru Ozunu, Doris Cadar, Dacinia Crina Petrescu

Part II. Strategies and Methods/Approaches

3. Developing highly effective environmental security policies for a sustainable development of the future. Case study: Romania
Liviu–Daniel Galatchi

4. DSS-ERAMANIA: A decision support system for site-specific ecological risk assessment of contaminated sites
Elena Semenzin, Andrea Critto, Antonio Marcomini, Michiel Rutgers

5. Enhancement of environmental security by mathematical modelling and simulations of processes
Valentina Tasoti

6. Application of computer modeling for the analysis and prediction of contaminant behavior in groundwater systems
Semjon P. Kundas, Igor Gishkeluk, Nikolay Grinchik

7. Integrated management strategy for environmental risk reduction at postindustrial areas
Grzegorz Malina

8. Industrial ecology in transition countries: historical precedent and and future prospects
Inga Grdzelishvili, Roger Sathre

9. Potential of strategic environmental assessment as an instrument for sustainable development of the countries in transition
Olena Borysova

10. The integrated indicator of sustainable development and policy tools
Alexander Gorobets

11. Socioeconomic and communication tools to enhance environmental security: a case study in Egypt
Nermine Zohdi

12. Sensors and communications in environment monitoring systems
Waldemar Nawrocki, Tadeusz Nawalaniec

13. Teaching and research in environmental microbiology/ biotechnology to enhance environmental security in transition and other countries
Zdenek Filip, Katerina Demnerova

Part III. Lessons Learned as Illustrated via Research and Case Studies

14. Lessons learned from the north: balancing economic development, cultural preservation, and environmental protection
Susan Allen-Gil

15. A process for focusing cleanup actions at contaminated sites: lessons learned from remote northern sites in Canada
Stella M. Swanson

16. Decoupling environmental problems from the overall aspects of political disputes: Is it possible? The case of the PM2.5 project
Shmuel Brenner, Clive Lipchin, Allyson Amster

17. Watersheds management (Transylvania/Romania): implications, risks, solutions
Angela Curtean-B?n?duc, Doru B?n?duc, Corneliu Buc?a

18. Water supply emergency for Lake Sevan
Gagik Torosyan

19. Sediment biobarriers for chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons in groundwater reaching surface water (SEDBARCAH Project)
Kelly Hamonts, Annemie Ryngaert, Miranda Maesen, Johan Vos, Daniel Wilzcek, Jan Bronders, Ludo Diels, Winnie Dejonghe, John Dijk, Dirk Springael, Mark Sturme, Hauke Smidt, Jan Kuklik, Petr Kozubek, Thomas Kuhn, Rainer Meckenstock, Andre Rieger, Thomas Lange, Harald Kalka, Niels-Holger Peters, Jörg Perner, Lutz Eckardt

20. Bulgarian nuclear plants' strategy and environmental security on the Balkans
Plamen Gramatikov

21. Role of renewable energy sources in enhancement of environmental and energy security of Belarus
Semjon P. Kundas, Vladimir V. Tarasenko, Sergey S. Pazniak, Igor A. Gishkeluk

22. Evaluation of radiation risk: cytogenetic and molecular markers of low-dose radiation effects
Sergey Melnov, Pavel Marozik, Tatiana Drozd

23. Bioindication approach for an assessment of technogenic impact on the environment
Stanislav A. Geras'kin, Vladimir G. Dikarev, Alla A. Oudalova, Denis V. Vasiliev, Nina S. Dikareva, Tatiana I. Evseeva

24. Management of agricultural buildings to protect animal health and ensure building maintenance
Ioana Tanasescu

Part IV. Issues Related to Metals in the Environment

25. Which human and terrestrial ecological receptors are most at risk from smelter emissions?
Ruth N. Hull, Steven R. Hilts

26. Integration of metal bioavailability in risk assessment policy decision making
Eugen S. Gurzau, Anca Elena Gurzau, Iulia Neamtiu, Alexandru Coman

27. Atmospheric heavy metal deposition in Romania and neighboring countries: comparative evaluation on the basis of all European moss monitoring
Oleg Blum

28. Pollutant uptake on agricultural land: practical modeling
Nadezhda Goncharova, Darya Bairasheuskaya, Victoria Putyrskaya

29. Plant–microbe symbiosis for bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil: perspectives for Belarus
Alena Lopareva, Nadezhda Goncharova

Part V. Summary Chapter

30. Environmental security in transition countries: knowledge gaps, hurdles, and effective strategies to address them
Susan Allen-Gil, Olena Borysova

Keywords: Environment, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Management

Publication year
NATO Security through Science Series
Page amount
444 pages
Natural Sciences

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