Rare Metals

18 Oct Rare Metals

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) 2010 Through their increasing use in innovative technical products our society is dependent upon rare metals as never before. It is unclear how the rising demand can be satisfied in the future. Workable deposits of rare metals are often...
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18 Oct Is nano sustainable?

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) 2010 If we are to achieve sustainability and meet the great challenges of our time, such as climate change or the increasing scarcity of resources, we have to have the will as well as the right instruments. These latter...
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18 Oct Delivering Ireland’s Water Services for the 21st Century

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2011 A joint position paper and report prepared by the IAE and Engineers Ireland (EI) submitted to Government in the context of a proposed fundamental change to the control and management of the service and the introduction of universal water...
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18 Oct Engineering the future of water: Review of 2011 discussion series

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 This report is a summary of proceedings of three meetings organised by Engineering the Future in the Autumn of 2011. The meeting was attended by members of the professional engineering institutions, Fellows of The Royal Academy of Engineering,...
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18 Oct Reform of the Water Sector in Ireland – Response to Consultation on the establishment of a Public Water Utility

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2012 In response to the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government’s request for views on their Water Services Reform, Phase 1, Report and Position Paper (Jan. 2012) the IAE and Engineers Ireland on 24th February 2012 issued them...
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18 Oct Planet Earth – Living Planet. On a science of the whole Earth / Planeta Pamant – Planeta Vie. Asupra unei stiinte a intregului Pamant

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR) 2012 Among the first holistic approaches to Earth system , seen as a cybernetic system (with feedback loop and specific feed before homeostasis in preserving a relationship alive, not alive), a real bioreactor able to allow the birth and...
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18 Oct Circular economy – improving the management of natural resources

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) 2014 This brochure gives an insight into the current implementation of Circular Economy at national level by presenting three country case studies and their different approaches to achieving the same goal of a more sustainable planet. China, besides being...
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18 Oct Shale gas extraction in the UK: a review of hydraulic fracturing

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 A review of hydraulic fracturing -An independent review of the scientific and engineering evidence relating to the technical aspects of the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing to inform government policymaking about shale gas extraction in the UK. A...
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18 Oct Soil – A Geological Resource, Economic Driver and Ecosystem Service Provider: recommendations for pooling scientific expertise in soil and land management

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2014 Soil is fundamental to human existence. It forms the uppermost layer of the Earth’s crust, supporting life and comprising a base of mineral and organic materials together with water, air and living organisms. The soil is where...
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18 Oct Georesource Water – The Challenge of Global Change. Approaches and requirements for an integrated management of water resources in Germany

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2012 Freshwater (from now on simply referred to as “water”) is a precious good. It is one of the essential georesources. The most obvious uses of water properly occur in private households: we do the laundry and dishes;...
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