Strategies to Enhance Environmental Security in Transition Countries

  • Ruth N. Hull
  • Constantin-Horia Barbu
  • Nadezhda Goncharova
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to Environmental Security Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Constantin-Horia Barbu, Camelia Sand, Letitia Oprean
      Pages 3-12
    3. Alexandru Ozunu, Doris Cadar, Dacinia Crina Petrescu
      Pages 13-23
  3. Strategies and Methods/Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 26-26
    2. Elena Semenzin, Andrea Critto, Antonio Marcomini, Michiel Rutgers
      Pages 35-46
    3. Waldemar Nawrocki, Tadeusz Nawalaniec
      Pages 153-165
  4. Lessons Learned as Illustrated via Research and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 186-186
    2. Angela Curtean-Bǎnǎduc, Doru Bǎnǎduc, Corneliu Bucşa
      Pages 225-238
    3. Gagik Torosyan
      Pages 239-247
    4. Kelly Hamonts, Annemie Ryngaert, Miranda Maesen, Johan Vos, Daniel Wilzcek, Jan Bronders et al.
      Pages 249-261
    5. Semjon P. Kundas, Vladimir V. Tarasenko, Sergey S. Pazniak, Igor A. Gishkeluk
      Pages 279-294
    6. Stanislav A. Geras'kin, Vladimir G. Dikarev, Alla A. Oudalova, Denis V. Vasiliev, Nina S. Dikareva, Tatiana I. Evseeva
      Pages 315-328
  5. Issues Related to Metals in the Environment

  6. Summary Chapter

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 424-429

About these proceedings


It is the goal of environmental security to protect people from the short- and long-term ravages of nature, man-made threats and deterioration of the natural environment. Environmental security includes activities related to pollution prevention, environmental conservation, compliance with regulations and environmental restoration. It is a challenge for transition countries to support all of these activities, due to limited resources, competing priorities and the fact that most environmental regulations, assessment methods and procedures, and restoration techniques were developed in countries where resources were not limited. This volume presents the main environmental security challenges facing transition countries, as well as practical methods and approaches for addressing them. These approaches are equally applicable to all countries. The four basic topics this volume addresses are (I) Introduction to Environmental Security Challenges (II) Strategies, Methods and Approaches for Addressing these Challenges (III) Lessons Learned as Illustrated via Research and Case Studies (IV) Issues Related to Metals in the Environment. The final chapter of the book is a summary of the discussions and working group sessions, entitled "Environmental Security in Transition Countries: Knowledge Gaps, Hurdles and Effective Strategies to Address Them".


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth N. Hull
    • 1
  • Constantin-Horia Barbu
    • 2
  • Nadezhda Goncharova
    • 3
  1. 1.Cantox Environmental Inc.OntarioCanada
  2. 2.“Lucian Blaga” University of SibiuSibiuRomania
  3. 3.International Sakharov Environmental UniversityMinsk

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