In our daily lives, we all use a wide variety of resources for different purposes. We are also acutely aware that the resources available to us are limited in supply. In recent times, there has been a significant shift in the way resources are viewed, understood and used. Rising populations across the globe are further impacting the availability of resources. Any misuse of resources, by an individual, or family, or community, or nation impacts everyone on Earth. Efficient management of limited resources is crucial with respect to sustaining human well-being, health, happiness and the environment.
Sustainable development is possible only through the effective and efficient management of resources. This includes the management of environmental resources in a prudent manner, making effective use of indigenous methods and technology. Management of Resources for Sustainable Development discusses the management of various kinds of resources—human, material and natural—used by individuals, families, communities, nations and the world at large.
This volume will:
• Explain the meaning, classifications and characteristics of important concepts such as ‘resources’ and ‘management’,• Introduce the concept of sustainable development, and analyse the challenges facing it,• Help to recognise and understand the resources in our environment to achieve the objectives of sustainable development,• Discuss sustainable business practices, such as conservation, recycling, and the use of alternate resources.
This volume will be indispensible for students and scholars of home science and resource management.
Sushma Goel is Associate Professor, Department of Resource Management and Design Application, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Section 1: Understanding Management Concepts and Optimisation of Resources1. Introduction to the Concept of Resources 2. Resource Optimisation 3. Concept of Management 4. Process of Management 5. Management of Human Resources 6. Event Planning and Management7. Public–Private Partnership in Management of Resources 8. Resource Audit Section 2: Environment Management and Sustainable Development9. Introduction to Sustainable Development 10. Resources and Developmental Issues 11. Environmental Management of Key Resources 12. Sustainability and Management of Key Resources 13. Sustainable Business Practices About the Editor and Contributors