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Introduction to Enviromental Science

Introduction to Enviromental Science

Published by uLektz

Course Code:EN102

Author:uLektz

University: Delhi Technological University

Categories:General Engineering

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Type :eBook

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Description :Introduction to Enviromental Science of EN102 covers the latest syllabus prescribed by Delhi Technological University for regulation 1. Author: uLektz, Published by uLektz Learning Solutions Private Limited.

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Topics
UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENT

1.1 Definition, Scope and importance of environmental studies, Need for public awareness

1.2 Segments of environment- lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, Environmental degradation

1.3 Role of individual in environmental conservation, Sustainable lifestyle

UNIT II NATURAL RESOURCES

2.1 Forest Resources, Deforestation, mining, dams and their effects on forest and tribal people

2.2 Water resources: over-utilization, Floods, Drought, Conflicts over water, Dams – benefits and problems

2.3 Mineral resources: Use and exploitation, Environmental effects

2.4 Food resources : World food problems, Changes caused by modern agriculture, Fertilizer-pesticide problems, Water logging, Salinity

2.5 Energy resources : Growing energy needs, renewable and non renewable energy sources

2.6 Land resources : Land as a resource, Land degradation, Man induced landslides, Soil erosion and desertification

UNIT III ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY

3.1 Concept of an ecosystem, Structure and function

3.2 Energy flow, Ecological succession, Ecological pyramids

3.3 Types, characteristic features, Structure and function of the Forest, Grassland, Desert and Aquatic ecosystems

3.4 Concept of Biodiversity, definition and types, Bio-geographical classification of India

3.5 Value of biodiversity, Biodiversity at global, national and local levels, India as a mega-diversity nation, Hotspots of biodiversity

3.6 Threats to biodiversity, Endangered and endemic species of India

3.7 Conservation of biodiversity

UNIT IV ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

4.1 Definition, Cause, effects and control measures of: Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Marine pollution, Noise pollution, Thermal pollution, Nuclear hazards

4.2 Solid waste Management: Causes, effects and control measures of urban and industrial wastes

4.3 Role of an individual in prevention of pollution, Pollution case studies

4.4 Disaster management: floods, earthquake, cyclone and landslides

UNIT V SOCIAL ISSUES AND ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Sustainable development, Urban problems related to energy

5.2 Water conservation, Rain water harvesting, Watershed management

5.3 Resettlement and rehabilitation of people; its problems and concerns

5.4 Environmental ethics: Issues and possible solutions

5.5 Climate change, global warming, Acid rain, Ozone layer depletion, Nuclear accidents and holocaust

5.6 Wasteland reclamation, Consumerism and waste products

5.7 Environment Laws and Acts

5.8 Issues involved in enforcement of environmental legislation, Public awareness

5.9 Population growth, variation among nations, Family Welfare Programme

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