Susanne Wuijts · Peter P. J. Driessen · Helena F. M. W. Van Rijswick
Sustainability 2018;10:914

Environmental effects of industries and plants | Environmental sciences | Renewable energy sources

In this article, social-economic, legal and ecological perspectives on effectiveness of water quality governance and their interactions have been studied. Worldwide, authorities are facing the challenge of restoring and preserving aquatic ecosystems in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6). Over the last few decades, governance approaches have often been used to realise these ambitions. To date, scholars have identified that it is difficult to relate governance approaches to water quality improvement and have offered several different explanations for this. Combined with a targeted conceptualisation of the perspectives and their interactions, the systematic literature review demonstrates the gap that exists in the current understanding of these interactions and what their effects are on water quality improvement, especially in regard to the identification of ecological issues and their boundary conditions for the legal framework and the development of measures and follow-up. The review also reveals that the scientific debate is focused on the planning rather than implementation phase. A step forward can be made by supplementing existing analytical frameworks by the interactions between the different perspectives, especially those related to problem definition and the development and realisation of measures.

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Fabric Reconstruction Based on Sustainable Development: Take the Type of Fabric Recycling as an Example
Journal of Arts and Humanities 2017 (https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v6i7.1215)
Sustainable development is a very important concept of our time, it wants to do is to live in harmony with people, to protect the environment where our human survival. Fabric recycling refers to the use of a variety of traditional and high-tech means...

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GEOSYSTEMS MAPPING FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LAKE BAIKAL BASIN WITHIN THE TRANSBOUNDARY AREA OF RUSSIA AND MONGOLIA
InterCarto. InterGIS 2016 (https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2016-1-22-297-309)

The work, carried out within the framework of the electronic «Environmental Atlas of Lake Baikal basin», deals with the scientific problem of creating maps for two sovereign states Russia and Mongolia, based on perceptions of geosystems by Sochava...


Multidimensional Scaling Approach to Evaluate the Level of Community Forestry Sustainability in Babak Watershed, Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara
Forum Geografi 2017 (https://doi.org/10.23917/forgeo.v31i1.3371)
Community forestry in Babak watershed is one of the efforts to reduce critical land area. The aim of this research was to evaluate the level of community forestry sustainability in both of community forest (HKm) and private forest in Babak watershed....

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Assessing the Economic Situation of Small-Scale Farm Forestry in Mountain Regions: A Case Study in Austria
Mountain Research and Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00106.1)
Austria is one of the few countries with a long tradition of monitoring the economic performance of forest holdings. The national Farm Accountancy Data Network also addresses some forestry-specific issues, given the high significance of farm forestry...

FAO's Work in Sustainable Mountain Development and Watershed Management—A 2017 Update
Mountain Research and Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00043.1)
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has propelled the effective implementation of sustainable mountain development. The 2030 Agenda recognize...

Mountain Forests and Sustainable Development: The Potential for Achieving the United Nations' 2030 Agenda
Mountain Research and Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00093.1)
The world is facing numerous and severe environmental, social, and economic challenges. To address these, in September 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the resolution Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...

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Non-bank financial institutions and economic growth: Evidence from Africa’s three largest economies
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v20i1.1545)
Background: In order for the post-2015 world development agenda – termed the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – to succeed, there is a pronounced need to ensure that available resources are used more effectively and additional financing is access...

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IS THE BRICS NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK A FLEDGLING ALTERNATIVE TO THE WORLD BANK?
BRICS Law Journal 2017 (https://doi.org/10.21684/2412-2343-2017-4-3-6-34)

In 2001, the world began talking about BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India and China – as a potential powerhouse in the world economy. After the 2008 international financial crisis, BRIC gained prominent momentum and the world saw them as a serious actor...


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Awareness, Knowledge, Proficiency, Training and Expertise of Public Elementary School Teachers in Tacloban City on Education for Sustainable Development
Journal of Education and Learning 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v11i2.6241)

Education for Sustainable Development is a thrust pursued by the United Nations to ensure that future generations are protected from key issues that tend to heighten the deterioration of the present society and environment. Using the descriptive s...


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Delineation Lithuanian agricultural land for agro-ecological suitability for farming using soil and terrain criteria
Ekológia (Bratislava) 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1515/eko-2017-0008)
The aim of investigation is to analyse and classify the state of agricultural land affected by naturalbiophysical, that is, soil and terrain-slope, handicaps on its overall agro-ecological suitability for agricultural use. For the classification of l...

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The XXI century mountains: sustainable management of mountainous areas based on animal traction
Open Agriculture 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2017-0034)
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), there are around 300 million working animals worldwide. They play a fundamental role in human livelihoods through their contribution to financial, human and social capita...

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Evaluation of Economic, Social and Environmental Effects of Low-Emission Energy Technologies Development in Poland: A Multi-Criteria Analysis with Application of a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP)
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10101550)
The European Commission as well as the Polish government are promoting sustainable use of energy sources as a part of the dominating sustainable development paradigm. The development of low-emission energy sources engages the challenges of gradual de...

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Sustainable development of Nigeria’s solid minerals through metal recycling: a review
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management 2018 (https://doi.org/10.15243/jdmlm.2018.052.1019)
Metal recycling as a path way to sustainable development of Nigeria solid minerals deposits has been reviewed. This paper brings to bear the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030), classification of solid mineral deposits in Nigeria...

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A Systemic Tool and Process for Sustainability Assessment
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9101909)
Sustainability assessment is a growing concern worldwide with United Nations’ Agenda 2030 being implemented. As sustainability refers to the consideration of environmental, social and economic issues in light of cultural, historic—retrospective and p...

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A Multi-Criteria Goal Programming Model to Analyze the Sustainable Goals of India
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030778)
There is an ever-growing demand for sustainable development (SD) plans, in order to foster a country’s economic growth by implementing suitable policies and initiative programs for the development of the primary, the secondary and the tertiary sector...

Slum Regeneration and Sustainability: Applying the Extended Metabolism Model and the SDGs
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122273)
This paper examines the extent to which slum redevelopments have been successful in improving the sustainability of human settlements. Sustainability is measured in two ways: through the Extended Metabolism Model that looks at resource consumption, w...

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Demand Side Management Performance Evaluation for Commercial Enterprises
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8101041)
Demand Side Management in power systems plays an important role in ensuring a reliable power supply and protecting the environment. Demand Side Management in the commercial sector is vital for sustainable development during China’s industrial restruc...

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Sustainability Improvements: A Case Study of High-Density Polyethylene Production in Alberta, Canada
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122332)
Life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) is a still relatively new technique. One of its main application challenges is interpreting the three dimensions of its results in combined fashion. This paper presents the first attempt at an integrated so...

Do NGOs and Development Agencies Contribute to Sustainability of Smallholder Soybean Farmers in Northern Ghana—A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8050465)
NGOs and development agencies have a conspicuous presence in facilitating capacity building, access to production resources and markets. Capacity building by NGOs and development agencies is expected to contribute to farm efficiency and sustainabilit...

Assessment of the Effects of Urban Expansion on Terrestrial Carbon Storage: A Case Study in Xuzhou City, China
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030647)
Carbon storage is closely connected to the productivities and climate regulation capacities of ecosystems. Assessing the effects of urban expansion on carbon storage has become increasingly important for achieving urban sustainability. This study ana...

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Redesigning current instruments as a precondition for a more effective environmental protection
Hemijska Industrija 2017 (https://doi.org/10.2298/HEMIND160620045A)
The problems of environment and evaluation of natural capital belong to the phenomenology of externalities, and the requirements of environmental economics are ever more oriented towards the elaboration of the ecological–economic category of the exte...

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