Environmental Impact 2014
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2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development
Incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields

 

14 - 16 May, 2014

Ancona, Italy

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 Introduction

Environmental Impact 2014

The 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum where the most serious problems affecting sustainable development can be discussed. It follows the success of the first meeting held in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2012. The basic premise is that development projects need to consider the pressing issues related to environmental impacts in order to provide complete solutions.

The Conference will discuss how to assess the impact of economic constraints on the environment, considering the social aspects as well as any resulting environmental damage. The overuse of natural resources and the resulting pollution of the environment need to be better understood in financial terms.

Uncontrolled development can result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste. The increasing number of new chemical compounds pose a major challenge to the environment as it is difficult in many cases to predict their effects and take appropriate decisions. Their economic impact can be particularly challenging.

Delegates attending Environmental Impact 2014 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, one of the Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.

The Conference will examine issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity.

The demand for development land has led to the reuse of properties that have been abandoned for a variety of reasons. Many of them are brownfields, sites which have deteriorated in different ways, including by contamination. These sites are usually a burden in terms of economic losses and contribute to the detriment of the quality of life of entire neighbourhoods. Rehabilitation of local fields, particularly those that are contaminated can be an expensive undertaking and require not only technical solutions but the involvement of financial, regulatory and community stakeholders. Fundamental to this premise is the analysis of the risks involved and the development of appropriate strategies.

The conference will address problems of great importance discussing more constructive and progressive approaches to ensure sustainability. A major motivation for the meeting is to learn from past failures, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to the environmental and ecological systems.



 

Organisers

jos_logo.jpg Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Pusan National University, South Korea

Sponsors

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International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning
International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering

Conference Secretariat

Irene Moreno Millan
Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
imoreno@wessex.ac.uk

Display Facilities

There will be space for organisations to display products, services and literature related to the theme of the conference. Further details are available from the Conference Secretariat above.


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Conference Chairmen

C A Brebbia
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK

G Passerini
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

T-S Chon
Pusan National University, South Korea

International Scientific Advisory Committee

S Alqahtani
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

J Benitez-Torres
EPOMEX Institute, Mexico

C Brandoni
Universita Telematica e-Campus, Italy

G A de Medeiros
UNESP, Brazil

H Lohner
Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany

M Massoud
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

R Olsen
CDM Smith, USA

C Poveda
University of Alberta, Canada

M Quintero-Nunez
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico

A I Ribeiro
UNESP Campus de Sorocaba, Brazil

R Sjoblom
Tekedo AB, Sweden

V Sturman
Udmurt State University, Russia

C Viegas
Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa, Portugal

J Vleugel
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

S Wunderlich
Montclair State University, USA