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Author: Gene Aloise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: radioactive, waste, provide, useful, lessons, countries, managing, used, level, management, approaches, low, foreign
Number of Pages: 114
Published: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 1422317072
ISBN-13: 9781422317075

There have been reports on limitations in the mgmt. of U.S. low-level radioactive waste (LLRW). To identify potential approaches to overcome these limitations, the author examined the extent to which other countries have: LLRW inventory databases; timely removal of higher-activity LLRW from waste generator sites; disposition options for all LLRW; & requirements that LLRW generators have financial reserves to cover waste disposition costs, as well as any other approaches that might improve U.S. LLRW mgmt. The author surveyed 18 countries representing leading LLRW generators to identify their mg

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: policy, usage, mixes, efficiency, effectiveness, environmental, voluntary, approaches
Number of Pages: 138
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9264101772
ISBN-13: 9789264101777

Voluntary approaches include environmental agreements negotiated with industry and public programs which firms can volunteer to participate in. They are increasingly supplementing or replacing other environmental policy instruments, such as regulations, taxes and tradable permits. However, their environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency are often challenged. Questions often asked include: Do voluntary approaches deliver the expected environmental benefits? Do they help reach environmental targets in a cost-effective way? This report assesses the use of voluntary approaches by buildin

Author: Unknown
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: thailand, february, march, bangkok, aquaculture, workshop, participatory, approaches, report
Number of Pages: 41
Published: 2000-01-01
ISBN-10: 9251045062
ISBN-13: 9789251045060

During this Workshop the use of participatory approaches was analysed in eight aquaculture case studies from different countries in Asia and one from Africa. The main conclusion was that there are no "absolutes" in participation and a wide range of different degrees and forms of participation may be manifested in the development process. Participatory approaches proved to be particularly helpful in improving understanding of the role of aquaculture in rural livelihoods (as opposed to focusing purely on aquaculture as a technical activity) and in understanding the attitudes and perceptions of t

Author: Rabindra N. Roy
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: approaches, methodologies, balance, nutrient, soil, assessment
Number of Pages: 104
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9251050384
ISBN-13: 9789251050385

Nutrient-balance assessments are valuable tools for delineating the consequences of farming on soil fertility. Various approaches and methods for different situations have been used. This bulletin presents a review of nutrient balance studies. It brings out the evolution of the approaches and methods, provides for comparisons among them, features the improvements made and highlights remaining issues. This analysis will be useful in further development of the assessment methodologies as reliable tools for devising time-scale soil fertility management interventions.

Author: Barbara Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: workers, faced, pose, trade, offs, risks, retirement, alternative, pensions, approaches, could, address, private
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437921264
ISBN-13: 9781437921267

The dramatic decline in the stock market has diminished pension savings and reportedly led to low levels in older Americans¿ confidence in their ability to retire. Even before the current economic recession, research indicated that pension benefits are likely to be inadequate for many Americans. This report addresses the following questions: (1) What are key risks faced by U.S. workers in accumulating and preserving pension benefits? (2) What approaches are used in other countries that could address these risks and what trade-offs do they present? (3) What approaches do key proposals for alte

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: succeed, school, students, disadvantaged, odds, pisa
Number of Pages: 203
Published: 2011-07-15
ISBN-10: 9264089950
ISBN-13: 9789264089952

Many socio-economically disadvantaged students excel in PISA. Students who succeed at school despite a disadvantaged background -- resilient students -- are the focus of Against the Odds. The report shows that overcoming barriers to achievement is possible, and provides students, parents, policy makers and other education stakeholders insights into what enables socio-economically disadvantaged students to fulfil their potential. Resilient students are characterised by positive approaches to learning, for example, having more interest in science or having more self-confidence. The evidence in P

Author: Martin J. Kropff
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Keywords: interactions, weed, crop, modelling
Number of Pages: 278
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 0851987451
ISBN-13: 9780851987453

Competition between plants for the capture of the essential resources for plant growth (i.e. light, water and nutrients) determines the performance of both natural and agricultural ecosystems. The topic has been studied extensively by ecologists and physiologists, leading to the development of several approaches to describe the outcome of competition. This book reviews these modelling approaches and their potential for predicting yield loss as a result of crop-weed competition. The authors provide a detailed description of the model INTERCOM and of methods to parameterize and evaluate the mode
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