Resources Management for Sustainable Development

ISBN Number : 81-7866-739-0

Library Price : Rs.950

Library Dollar Price : 38$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2003

No. Of Pages : 280

Book Weight :758

About The Book

Development with human face, economic growth devoid of environmental problems, concern for future generation are issues being hotly discussed in various national and international forums. The concept of sustainable development is being debated all over the world. These discussions are giving rise to innovative ideas for resource management, optimum use of renewable resources, their regeneration and restoration, waste recycling, improved processes etc. Development of new materials are becoming attractive methods towards sustainable development. This is a multi disciplinary subject, calling for greater interaction between a number of disciplines to appreciate a fuller picture.

Construction and power generation are the main sectors in terms of financial and material inputs. Obviously it makes sense to search for options in these sectors, which are eco friendly and compatible to sustainable development.

Fortunately science and technology has made considerable progress in this direction. It is prudent to take a comprehensive view of these developments and make this information available to planners, financial institutions, managers, business schools, professionals, students and interested general readers. This book makes an attempt in this direction.

Relevant technologies and related options are discussed in greater detail based on the author`s experience in infrastructure developmental activities and in hydrocarbon sector extending for a period over four decades. Specific case studies relevant to Indian context have been given to make the discussions objective. It is felt that the reader would get a wider and better view of the subject-matter and find motivation to apply the concept of sustainable development in his/her own professional pursuits.

Contents :

1. Development in Perspective
2. Technology & Sustainable Development
3. Restoration of Ecology for Sustainability
4. Eco Friendly Energy Production
5. Rethinking on Construction and Construction Materials
6. Desirable Pro-active Actions (At Every Workplace)
7. Role of Engineers for Sustainability
8. Environmental Management System – ISO 1400
Looking to The Future

About The Author

The author Rama Raju Thirumalai had four decades of association with conceptualisation, planning, designing and implementation of massive projects of irrigation, housing, hospitals and advanced scientific research laboratories. He was associated with implementing part of Low Level Canal of Thungabhadra project and construction of Panchat hill Dam of Damodar Valley Corporation. Later he was associated with planning and construction of many prestigious Technological Institutes, Verticle Pelletron Accelerator Complex at TIFR, Mumbai., Giant Meter Wave Telescope Complex at Pune, TIFR laboratories at Mumbai and Bangalore, Laboratories for Atomic Minerals Division of The department of Atomic Energy at Hyderabad, Shillong and Bangalore and Homi Bhaba Auditorium which at TIFR was one of the most modern facilities of those times.   

He was Chief Engineer in the Department of Atomic Energy, he had an opportunity to implement massive housing projects at Anushaktinagar Mumbai, Shillong, Culcutta and Bangalore. On retirement, the author was a Project Consultant to Tata Memorial Centre, assisting them in implementing various hospitals, research and educational facilities, and a very modern Quditorium.   

Thereafter as a Technical Advisor to Artson Engineering Ltd. he had added value to the company’s business development effort by leading their foray into the LPG gas sector. At present he is a Technical Advisor to Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd. and actively involved in bringing out their “technical publications”.   

He has presented papers in national and international seminars on technical and educational subjects. He has travelled widely in India and abroad. He received his Engineering degree from the University of Mysore, India, M.S. degree from North Western University, Illinois, USA and Diploma from Bajaj Institute of Management, University of Mumbai, India.

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