Conference: IICSEEHawaii2019

How is the Concept of Flourishing Central in the Move Toward Sustainability: A Case Study of the Aeolian Water Crisis

This presentation explores the role of the concept of flourishing as it moves toward sustainability by examining a theoretical case study of Lipari, located in the Aeolian Islands. Challenged by a lack of potable water, Lipari provides a tangible model of the interconnectivity of community agency and sustainable issues.This presentation examines the leading qualities associated

Biologically Active Filtration as a Sustainable Water Treatment Process in a Changing Global Climate

Due to climate change, nutrients (including carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen) as well as anthropogenic contaminants are expected to increase in lakes and rivers. As a result, drinking water treatment facilities may struggle to achieve water quality regulations; treatment process improvements are needed to address these changes (especially those which rely on chemical additions).Biologically active filtration,

Post-Project Sustainability: Case Study on Pakistan’s Agricultural Investments and Services Projects after Natural Disasters

There are countless new social projects and programs realized worldwide every year. However, social programs that seem to be effective and needed at the time are designed; but do not last beyond the initial stage, disappointing the hopes placed in them and wasting the human and financial investments made in the projects. . This study

Densification of Tropical Wood Residues for the Development of Solid Fuels

Densification of materials through pelletisation, briquetting and cubing to form strong and durable bonding products with greater structural homogeneity, better handling and durability properties has attracted the attention of researchers in recent past. The present work focused on conversion of residues of some tropical wood species to energy fuel through pelletisation. The woody-biomass species studied

Renewables Intermittency Versus Power (In)Flexibility: New Insights From Tail-Index Estimates

Power prices are well known to have a fat-tailed probability distribution function. These fat tails represent the probability of sudden extreme high and low prices that occur as a result of abrupt changes in supply, partly due to intermittent renewable power generation, and/or in demand due to inelastic short-term demand and the absence of sufficient

Social Innovation Through Sustainable Initiatives: Renewing Value of Timber Waste Through Up-Cycling and Co-Creation with Mentally Disabled Rehabilitation Candidates

The project describes design students learning sustainability in a tertiary institute setting. A class was engaged in a live collaborative project with an NGO where they were asked to work with mentally disabled collaborators in designing, making and marketing of original upcycled products in Hong Kong. By understanding sustainable design and its importance for the

Importance of Geographical and Sociological Factors in Household Livelihood Vulnerability to Climate-Related Crisis in Rural Burundi

This paper analyses the vulnerability of 2 communes in the provinces of Kirundo and Bubanza in Burundi to climate change using social and geographic variables. Primary socio-economic data was collected through surveys where 450 households were involved in responding to a questionnaire. Data collected included demography, livelihood sources, asset ownership, land management practices, social organization

Modeling the Residential Electrical Consumption and Energy Policy Analysis in Taiwan

More than 92% of Taiwan energy sources are imported, including coal, oil, natural gas, etc. The self-supported energy sources are quite limited. Nevertheless, the electric power price in Taiwan is rather cheap when comparing to other energy imported countries, such as Japan. That results the question of overuse of electric power much more than what

Waste Management Education and Its Impact on the Environment of the Kyrgyz Republic

In the Kyrgyz Republic, waste management has posed a great concern partly because of rapid urban population increase and poor waste management education. Past studies have shown that education for waste management can considerably contribute to reducing waste generation by inducing recycling. However, few studies have examined the link between environmental education at school and

The Teacher Leadership Journey

Schools require a dual leadership paradigm for administrators and teachers to meet comprehensive and intense responsibilities in the field of education. School divisions face pressure to sustain a competent and effective professional work force. There is a need to promote school and division leadership opportunities for teachers and provide support. The implementation of leadership initiatives

Right-Wing Populism, Eco-Populism, and the Future of Environmentalism

My paper analyzes the populist rupture in what is generally understood as “normal politics” and the implications of this rupture for ecological theory and environmental policy. I draw on John Judis’ book The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics and other works to define populism generally as well as the

Mass Balance of Microplastics in the River Network of Taipei Basin – A Case Study in Taipei (Taiwan)

The presence of microplastics has been a growing concern in recent years. In spite of the increasing interest in microplastics, the majority of studies have focused on the existence of microplastics in marine environments, while little emphasis placed on freshwater systems. With an estimate of over 1.2 million tonnes of plastic entering the oceans annually

Climate Change Law: Limitations of the Legal System to Respond To the Threats

From clean air regulations that affect cars and the transportation industry to government subsidies/incentives for renewable energy (solar & wind) to protecting the first amendment rights of scientists and journalists who maintain that climate change really exists and is caused by human activity, the American legal system is an integral part of the response to

Not Your Local Food Bank: A Food Rescue Program for Migrant Women and Their Families

Through a maternal health research program, we sought to improve nutrition among migrant women living in difficult circumstances and receiving services from a Community-Based Organization (CBO). However, nutritious food was not of primary concern for these women; any food was needed. In response, we launched a food rescue program. We collect food, that would otherwise

Education for the Emerging Future

Educational leaders need a framework to lead schools fearlessly into the uncertain, emerging future. In our rapidly changing world there is growing concern around the suitability of an industrial revolution based education model and debate around the keys to educating students for an unknown world. Many educators want change but feel confined by the existing

Poverty and Social Inequality Through Land Grabbing and Landlessness in the Philippines

In a country that is characterized by a long standing problem of poverty, it is the aspiration of its people to see their country develop. This is the case of the Philippines. While most of its Asian neighbors do well in their drive for development, the Philippines remained underdeveloped and majority of the Filipino people

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Protecting Sacred Sites in Central California

In this project, I compare two case studies in Central California that involve the potential development of traditional California Indian sacred sites. One case, Wahallish (a.k.a. Jesse Morrow Mountain), located east of Clovis on Highway 180 in Fresno County, represents a successful attempt to block development of land sacred to the Traditional Choinumne Tribe. A

Endangered Cultures: The Tacit Wisdom of the Past

Bangladesh has a wealth of indigenous communities and ethnic groups scattered across its geographical territory. More than twenty seven different peoples and cultures have been identified each with its rich and diverse cultural practices. Having been marginalized both in terms of authority and connectivity, these people are in most cases deprived from the mainstream infrastructural

Highly Efficient Detoxification Process of PCBs-Contaminated Soils with a Mixture of Ca(OH)2, Iron and MgSO4.7H2O at Moderate Temperature

PCBs-contaminated soils are generally decontaminated by indirect heating decomposition methods, at more than 500°C. However, this method has some problems such as generating other (and sometimes more toxic) organic pollutants (e.g. dioxins and dioxin-like compounds), wasting too much energy, and requiring longer reaction time in order to remain effective. Thus far, in our previous studies,

Use of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors for Biodegradation of Micropollutants in Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants

We investigated the effectiveness of using a moving bed biofilm reactor(MBBR) on micropollutant removal efficiency in a biological treatment process. To represent the same influent condition and to minimize other variables, four parallel pilot plants (15 m3/day capacity) were installed in the existing WWTP in South Korea. All pilot plants were designed using the same