Important features of Sustainable Aggregate Resource Management

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Every society, whether developed, developing or in a phase of renewal following governmental change, requires stable, adequate and secure supplies of natural resources. In the latter case, there could be significant need for construction materials for rebuilding infrastructure, industrial capacity, and housing. It is essential that these large-volume materials be provided in a rational manner that maximizes their societal contribution and minimizes environmental impacts. We describe an approach to resource management based on the principles of sustainable developed. Sustainable Aggregate Resource Management offers a way of addressing the conflicting needs and interests of environmental, economic, and social systems. Sustainability is an ethics based concept that utilizes science and democratic processes to reach acceptable agreements and tradeoffs among interests, while acknowledging the fundamental importance of the environment and social goods. We discuss the features of sustainable aggregate resource management.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Important features of Sustainable Aggregate Resource Management
Series title Geologija
DOI 10.5474/geologija.2004.009
Volume 47
Issue 1
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher Vilniaus Universitetas
Contributing office(s) Mineral Resources Program
Description 10 p.
First page 99
Last page 108
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