Surface mining operations in oil sands : establishing sustainable development indicators (SDIs) / C.A. Poveda & M.G. Lipsett
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: sustainable development indicators -- References -- 2.The surface mining process -- 2.1.Oil and gas resources: overview -- 2.2.The surface mining operations and the Canadian oil sands -- 2.3.The surface mining process and SDIs -- References -- 3.Environmental, economic, social impacts: oil sands, heavy oil, and surface mining projects -- 3.1.Overview -- 3.2.The Canadian oil sands: environmental, economic, social, health, and other impacts -- 3.2.1.Environmental impacts -- 3.2.2.Social impacts -- 3.2.3.Economic impacts -- 3.2.4.Health and other impacts -- References -- 4.Preselecting sustainable development indicators -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Governmental regulations -- 4.3.Committees and organizations for standardization -- 4.4.Management and processes best practices -- 4.5.Surface mining industry standards and programs -- 4.6.Local, regional, national, and international organizations -- 4.7.Academically and scientifically authored resources -- References -- 5.Preselection process methodology and indicators -- 5.1.Introduction -- 5.2.Preselection process methodology description -- 5.3.Preselected SDIs for surface mining operations in the oil sands projects -- 5.3.1.Preselected SDIs distribution -- 5.3.2.Areas of excellence and preselected SDIs -- References -- 6.Sustainable development indicators description -- 6.1.Introduction -- 6.2.Project and Environmental Management Excellence -- 6.3.Site and Soil Resource Excellence -- 6.4.Water Resource Excellence -- 6.5.Atmosphere and Air Resource Excellence -- 6.6.Natural and Artificial Lighting Excellence -- 6.7.Energy Resource Excellence -- 6.8.Resource and Materials Excellence -- 6.9.Innovation in Design and Operations Excellence -- 6.10.Infrastructure and Buildings Excellence -- 6.11.Education, Research, and Community Excellence -- Reference -- 7.The Canadian oil sands: sustainable development indicators and the surface mining operations -- 7.1.Introduction -- 7.2.Applicability -- 7.3.Usefulness -- 7.4.Cost -- References -- 8.Measuring sustainability of the oil sands projects: introducing the WA-PA-SU project sustainability rating system -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.Alberta's oil sands: brief history -- 8.3.The case for sustainability -- 8.4.Sustainability assessments and sustainability-environmental rating systems as decision-making tools -- 8.5.The need for a sustainability rating system for the oil and gas industry -- 8.5.1.Are environmental regulations enough? -- 8.6.Canada: the oil sands and sustainable development -- 8.7.Introducing the sustainable rating system and its benefits -- 8.7.1.Origins and definition -- 8.7.2.The name and logo -- 8.7.3.Subdivisions, areas of excellence, and criteria -- 8.7.4.Sustainability assessment methodology -- 8.7.5.Expected benefits -- 8.7.6.Introduction to industry and future steps -- References.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Kenneth and Marion Pollock Libraries Program Endowment; 2014
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