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Integrated Groundwater Management

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ISBN: 9783319235752 9783319235769 Year: Pages: 762 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The aim of this book is to document for the first time the dimensions and requirements of effective integrated groundwater management (IGM). Groundwater management is a formidable challenge, one that remains one of humanity’s foremost priorities. It has become a largely non-renewable resource that is overexploited in many parts of the world. In the 21st century, the issue moves from how to simply obtain the water we need to how we manage it sustainably for future generations, future economies, and future ecosystems. The focus then becomes one of understanding the drivers and current state of the groundwater resource, and restoring equilibrium to at-risk aquifers. Many interrelated dimensions, however, come to bear when trying to manage groundwater effectively. An integrated approach to groundwater necessarily involves many factors beyond the aquifer itself, such as surface water, water use, water quality, and ecohydrology. Moreover, the science by itself can only define the fundamental bounds of what is possible; effective IGM must also engage the wider community of stakeholders to develop and support policy and other socioeconomic tools needed to realize effective IGM.In order to demonstrate IGM, this book covers theory and principles, embracing: 1) an overview of the dimensions and requirements of groundwater management from an international perspective; 2) the scale of groundwater issues internationally and its links with other sectors, principally energy and climate change; 3) groundwater governance with regard to principles, instruments and institutions available for IGM; 4) biophysical constraints and the capacity and role of hydroecological and hydrogeological science including water quality concerns; and 5) necessary tools including models, data infrastructures, decision support systems and the management of uncertainty. Examples of effective, and failed, IGM are given. Throughout, the importance of the socioeconomic context that connects all effective IGM is emphasized. Taken as a whole, this work relates the many facets of effective IGM, from the catchment to global perspective.

Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea

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Book Series: MARE Publication Series ISSN: 2212-6260 ISBN: 9783319270050 9783319270067 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 253 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27006-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Technology
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This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance challenges and opportunities across the five case studies, focusing on governance structures and EAM implementation, knowledge integration and science support, as well as stakeholder communication and participation. Based on these cross-case comparisons, this book also draws a set of general conclusions on possible ways of improving the governance of the Baltic Sea by promoting what are identified as vital functions of environmental governance: coordination, integration, interdisciplinarity, precaution, deliberation, communication and adaptability.

S-BPM in the Production Industry: A Stakeholder Approach

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ISBN: 9783319484655 9783319484662 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48466-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Business and Management --- Computer Science
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This volume presents several case studies highlighting the latest findings in Industry 4.0 projects utilizing S-BPM features. Their potential is explored in detail, while the limits of engineering a company from a communication-centred perspective are also discussed.After a general introduction and an overview of the book in chapter 1, chapter 2 starts by condensing the industrial challenges driven by the German “Industry 4.0” trend to form a concrete vision for future production industries. Subsequently, chapter 3 introduces the basic concepts of S-BPM and its capabilities, in particular for supporting the restructuring of processes. The next three chapters then present various case studies, e.g. at an SME offering the production of atypical, unique and special purpose machinery, equipment and technologically complex units particularly useful in the automotive and electronic industries; and at a further SME producing highly-customized floor cleaning machines. Rounding out the coverage, the last two chapters summarize the achievements and lessons learned with regard to the road ahead.Overall, the book provides a realistic portrait of the status quo based on current findings, and outlines the future activities to be pursued in order to establish stakeholder-centred digital production systems. As such, developers, educators, and practitioners will find both the conceptual background and results from the field reflecting the state-of-the-art in vertical and horizontal process integration.

Organic Smart Home - Energiemanagement für Intelligente Gebäude

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ISBN: 9783731501817 Year: Pages: XIV, 251 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000038928 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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The Organic Smart Home is a generic framework as well as a runtime environment for the application in real smart homes to cope with the challenges of a flexible and adaptive energy management system.

Information Management and Market Engineering. [Vol. I]

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Book Series: Studies on eOrganisation and Market Engineering ISSN: 18628893 ISBN: 9783866440593 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: X, 206 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000004824 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Business and Management
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The research program &#65533;Information Management and Market Engineering&#65533; focuses on the analysis and the design of electronic markets. Taking a holistic view of the conceptualization and realization of solutions, the research integrates the disciplines business administration, economics, computer science, and law. Topics of interest range from the implementation, quality assurance, and further development of electronic markets to their integration into business processes, innovative business models, and legal frameworks.

Information Systems Foundations Part Three

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ISBN: 9781921666353 Year: Pages: 303 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459290 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Computer Science
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This volume presents papers from the fourth biennial Information Systems Foundation Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 2–3 October, 2008. The focus of the workshop was, as for the others in the series, the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The emphasis in this workshop was on the movement known as ‘Design Science’ and its importance in practical disciplines such as Information Systems. The chapters in the volume provide a critical examination of current design science ideas, with the role of human creativity given special mention. The philosophical underpinnings of design science thinking are also examined. Practically, the volume shows how the design science approach can be used in academic research that leads to artefacts that add value for individuals, organizations and society.

Obvladovanje kreditnega tveganja pri bančnem poslovanju

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ISBN: 9789616842174 Year: Pages: 65 DOI: 10.4335/97.961.6842.17.4(2013) Language: Slovenian
Publisher: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement Maribor
Subject: Political Science
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Risk in banking business can not be avoided because the latter is strongly embedded in the very nature of it and banks should therefore be aware of the importance of effective risk management, encompassing the identification, measurement and assessment of each type of risk. Risk management can be important source of gaining competitive advantage and a way to survive in the world of banking. One of the most important risk in bank is the credit risk. Credit risk can be defined as the potential that a bank borrower or counterparty will fail to meet its obligations. The goal of credit risk management is to maximise bank´s risk-adjusted rate of return by maintaining credit risk exposure within acceptable parameters. Banks need to manage the credit risk inherent in the entire portfolio as well as the risk in invidual credits of transaction. Banks should also consider the relationships between credit risk and other risks. The effective management of credit risk is a comprehensive component of a comprehensive approach to risk management and essential to the long-term success of bank. Risk management is usualy regulated by bank directives, prescriptions, where the most important in Slovenia is the Law about banking with under law acts.

Homecare : Die Rolle der Hausärzte im Entlassmanagement

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ISBN: 9783954662968 9783954663712 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgeschellschaft Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101756
Subject: Public Health
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Homecare ist ein junger Bereich, der die stationäre Versorgung mit der ambulanten Nachsorge verbindet und sämtliche weitere Versorger koordiniert. In der Praxis scheitert diese Idee derzeit noch häufig an fehlenden oder unpräzisen rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen sowie Akzeptanzbarrieren.Dieses Buch bietet einen umfassenden Überblick der aktuellen Versorgungssituation im Homecare-Bereich in Deutschland. Es diskutiert den Homecare-Markt und seine Potentiale, die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen und gibt einen Überblick über nationale und internationale Studien zur Effektivität von Entlassmanagement und sektorenübergreifender Versorgung. Ein Praxisteil präsentiert Ergebnisse einer umfassenden empirischen Studie, die die Perspektiven von niedergelassenen Ärzten, Kliniken und stationärer sowie ambulanter Pflege zum Thema Homecare untersucht. Die Ergebnisse der Studie geben Aufschluss über die praktische Umsetzung der Homecare-Idee im Versorgungsalltag sowie die Potentiale und Risiken.

Value for Money

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ISBN: 9781760461799 Year: DOI: 10.22459/VM.01.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Medicine (General)
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"The Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration has held annual workshops since 2011 on public administration themes of common interest to the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia. This book presents and discusses a selection of papers developed from the Dialogue’s fifth workshop held in late 2015 hosted by the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The theme, ‘Value for Money’, focused on budget and financial management reforms, including how different nations account for the relative performance of their public sectors.&#xD;All governments face the challenge of scarce resources requiring budgetary management processes for identifying the resources required by and available to government, and then for allocating them and ensuring their use or deployment represents value for money. Such budgetary and financial management processes need to inform decision-making routinely and protect the integrity of the way public resources are used – with some public accountability to indicate that their uses are properly authorised and reflect the policies of legitimate government leaders.&#xD;The chapters in this book explore budgeting and financial management in three very different jurisdictions: Australia, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan). These activist and at times innovative countries are keen to analyse and reflect upon each other’s policy achievements and patterns of public provision. They are keen to learn more about each other as their economic and social engagement continues to deepen. They are also conscious that fundamental differences exist in terms of economic development and global strategic positioning, and levels and philosophies of political development; to an extent these differences are representative of differences amongst countries around the globe."

Land Use in Australia

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ISBN: 9781921934414 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.22459/LUA.02.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Medicine (General)
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"Land Use in Australia: Past, Present and Future, is a compilation of invited chapters from Australia’s leading specialists in land use policy and planning and land management. Chapters present many widely recognised issues involved in Australia’s land use policy and planning, including limited understanding and poor awareness of:&#xD;the rich history of poor decisions on land use planning and management across different levels of government&#xD;the discontinuities between providers of national biophysical information&#xD;the tools, data and information to improve national land use decision-making outcomes&#xD;the poor synthesis and integration between science to policy to natural resource management and resource condition&#xD;the benefits of land use practitioners engaging in connection, cooperation, mutual inquiry and collective social learnings.&#xD;The aims of the book are threefold: 1) provide a review of the current status of land use policy and planning in Australia; 2) provide a resource to inform and influence the development of land use policy and planning; and 3) provide a sound contribution to Australia’s public–private land use debates in the future.&#xD;The audience for the book includes government and non-government land management agencies from state and national bodies, universities and researchers."

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