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Ravage of the Planet 2015 : 4th International Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards


When Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015
Where Opatija, Croatia
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2015
Categories    sustainability   environment   science   development

Call For Papers


The success of the three previous International Conferences on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards (Ravage of the Planet) held in Bariloche, Argentina (2006); Cape Town, South Africa (2009); and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011), has led the organisers to reconvene the Meeting in 2015.

The Conference has always been well attended by a substantial number of scientists from all over the world, which underlines the concern of the international community regarding the state of the planet. The basic premise of the Meeting is the need to determine solutions before a point of no return is reached.

Our society has fallen into a self-destructive process by which natural resources are consumed at an ever increasing rate. This process is now spread across the planet in search of further sources of energy and materials. The aggressiveness of the quest is such that the future of our planet is in the balance; the emphasis has been in dominating nature rather than trying to achieve harmonious relationships with her. The process is compounded by the pernicious effects of the resulting contamination of air, water and soil.

The Conference will discuss the objective of reaching sustainability in the framework of different disciplines in order to arrive at optimal solutions. Hence this meeting is essentially trans-disciplinary in order to find appropriate sustainable ways forward, ie those involving collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Like the first three meetings, the aim of this conference is to take stock of our situation and try to facilitate constructive principles and policies.

--Conference Topics--

Science and humanities
Arts and sciences
Political, Economic and Social Sciences
Social and sociological issues
Environmental legislation and policies
Environmental economics
Regional planning and economics
Planning and Development
City planning
Urban design
Sustainable transport
Resource management
Waste management
Tourism and the environment
Health Risks
Water, air and soil pollution
Radiation effects
Food contamination
Housing and health
Social and economic issues
Renewable energy
Nuclear energy
Economic and political issues
Energy conservation
Water Resources
Water management and planning
River basin management
Sustainable water use
Irrigation and drainage
Waste water
Pollution monitoring and control
Air quality management
Global and regional studies
Safety and Security
Safety risk analysis
Emergency response
Disaster prevention
Control management and protection
Public safety and security
Infrastructure protection
Agricultural issues
Soil remediation
Brownfield recovery
Ecological issues
Natural resources management
Climate change and sustainability
Environmental risk
Recovery of damaged areas
Ecosystem modelling
Agricultural and forestation issues
Learning from nature
Design in nature
Nature and architecture
Solutions from nature
Evolutionary structures
New technologies
The impact of new technologies
Energy-efficient technologies

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