This book addresses the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge-based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding water and environment. This book gathers scholar and experts in related fields. All attendees from a vast range of companies, universities and government institutions acquire advanced technical knowledge and are introduced to new fields through discussions that focus on their own specialties as well as a variety of interdisciplinary areas. The authors hope most of scholars can find what they really need in this book.
Solar Thermal Energy Production in DSF Applied in the Human Comfort Improvements.- Hydraulics Geometry Analysis of UPNM Channel.- Productivity Enhancement of Solar Still Distillation System Using Immersion-Type Water Heater.- Stability Analysis of a Man-made Slope: A Case Study on the UPNM Campus, Sg Besi, Kuala Lumpur.- Comparison of the Full-Scale Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Designs Consisting of Modified Bardenpho Process with and without Membrane Bioreactor for Nutrient Removal: Cost Analysis.- Numerical Evaluation of the Temperature Distribution in a Tree Trunk in a Forest Fire Environment.- Analysis of Soluble Organic Polar Fractions from Sea Salt by GC-MS.- Spatial-temporal variationan alysis on ecosystem service values in a typical inland river basin, northwest China.- Collaboration Mapping in Sustainable Development: A case study from haze in Chiang Mai.- Effect of Current and Electrodes Area to Color Removal Efficiency and Energy Consumption by Electrocoagulation Process.- Key Technology and Economic Analysis of Using Fujiang River Water as the Cooling and Heating Sources for Air Conditioning System.- Statistical analysis of water and sediment research in Heilongjiang River Basin.- Analytical approach for sustainable multi-objective management of sediment-algae dynamics.- Integration of experimental and numerical methods to investigate the effect of hydraulic retention time on ultrafiltration membrane fouling.- Study on the Model of Construction Safety Risk Evaluation Coupling Multiple Factors in Navigable Waters.- Distribution Characteristics of Plastic Particles in Coastal and Beach of Hsinchu, Taiwan.