GETh 406: Environmental Management

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 406Environmental ManagementDr. Md. Humayun Kabir24211:00-11:50 A.M. (Sunday), 8:00-8:50 A.M. (Tuesday),

1. Environmental Management: Theory, Principles and Key Concepts
    1.1 Key terms and concepts
    1.2. Evolution of Environmental Management
    1.3 Approaches to environmental management (Ad hoc; Systems; Problem-solving; Regional; Political economy; Human ecology; Commercial; Voluntary sector; Specialist discipline)

2. Environmental Protection Principles: sustainability, polluter pays, precautionary equity, human rights

3. Economics of the Environment: Models, dynamics, Property rights, Economics of pollution control, Environmental value

4. Environmental Planning
    4.1 Strategic environmental management
    4.2 Environmental planning framework
    4.3 Understanding environmental problems

5. Practice of Environmental Management
    5.1 Pollution and waste management
    5.2 Tourism and environmental management
    5.3 Urban environmental management
    5.4 Ecosystem planning and management

6. Environmental Hazards and Risk Assessment
    6.1 Defining hazards, vulnerability, risk and exposure
    6.2 Natural and man-made hazards
    6.3 Pressure and Release Model (PAR)
    6.4 Access Model
    6.5 Methods for an integrated risk assessment
    6.6 Regions of risk model
    6.7 Place of vulnerability model

7. Environmental Management Tools and Techniques
    7.1 Environmental management methods, tools and techniques
    7.2 Techniques of environmental risk assessment and management (Methods of Ecological, Health and Industrial risk assessment)
7.3 Life cycle assessment (LCA)
    7.4 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): steps of an ideal EIA and preparation of an EIA report
    7.5 Environmental accounting and auditing
    7.6 Environmental reporting
    7.7 GIS and Remote sensing techniques in environmental management

Suggested Readings

  • Barrow, C.J., 1999. Environmental management for sustainable development, Routledge, London.
  • Barrow, C.J., 2002. Environmental management: principles & practice, Routeledge, London.
  • Barrow, C.J., 2005. Environmental management and development, Routledge Publications, London.
  • Beder, S., 2006. Environmental principles and policies: an interdisciplinary introduction, Earthscan, Australia.
  • Boyce, J.K., 2002. The political economy of the environment, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, USA.
  • Chen, Z. and Li, Heng, 2006. Environmental management in construction: a quantitative approach, Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Cotherns, C.R., 1996. Handbook for environmental risk decision making, Lewis Publishers, Washington D.C. USA.
  • Cutter, S.L.,1993. Living with risk, Edward Arnold, London.
  • De, A.K. and De, A.K., 2005. Environmental studies, New Age International Limited, New Delhi.
  • Fox, J., Rindfuss, R.R., Walsh, S.J. and Mishra, V., 2004. People & the environment: approaches for linking household and community services to remote sensing & GIS, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  • Grafton, R.Q., Adamowicz, W., Dupoint, D., Nelson, H., Hill, R.J. and Renzetti, S., 2004. Economics of the environment and natural resources, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, USA.
  • Greiving, S., Fleischhauer, M. and Lucknkotter, J., 2006. A methodology for an integrated risk assessment for spatially relevant hazards, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49 (1), 1-19.
  • Hewitt, K., 1997. Regions of risk: a geographical introduction to disasters. Longman, Harlow.
  • Hukkinen, J., 1999. Institutions of environmental management: constructing mental models & sustainability, Routledge, London.
  • Kemp, D.D., 2004. Exploring environmental issues: an integrated approach, Routledge, London.
  • Nadu, C.N., 2007. Environmental planning and management, Imperial College Press, London.
  • Nath, B., Hens, I., Compton, P. and Devuyst, D. (Eds.), 1998. Environmental management in practice- Volume 1, Routledge, London.
  • Oldfield, F., 2005. Environmental change: key issues and alternative perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Patt, A.G., Schroter, D., Klien, R.J., Vega-Leinert, C. de la (Eds.), 2009. Assessing vulnerability to global environmental change, Earthscan, London.
  • Seppelt, R., 2003. Computer-based environmental management, Wiley-VCH Gmbh & Co. KGaA, Germany.
  • Skidmore, A., (Eds.)., 2002. Environmental modeling with GIS and remote sensing, Taylor and Francis, London.
  • Sullivan, R. and Wyndham, H., 2001. Effective environmental management: principles & case studies, Allen & Unwin, NSW, Australia.
  • Wisner, B., Blaikie, P., Cannon, T. and Davis, I., 2004. At risk: natural hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters, Routledge, London.
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