Abbas H. El-Zein

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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the rationale for teaching sustainability and engineering ethics within a decision-making paradigm, and critically appraise ways of achieving related learning outcomes. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents the experience of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney in teaching(More)
Discussions leading to the Rio+20 UN conference have emphasised the importance of sustainable development and the protection of the environment for future generations. The Arab world faces large-scale threats to its sustainable development and, most of all, to the viability and existence of the ecological systems for its human settlements. The dynamics of(More)
This paper describes the development and application of the Stochastic Integrated Waste Management Simulator (SIWMS) model. SIWMS provides a detailed view of the environmental impacts and associated costs of municipal solid waste (MSW) management alternatives under conditions of uncertainty. The model follows a life-cycle inventory approach extended with(More)
Computer programming is a skill that engineering students are expected to acquire in their undergraduate studies. Many engineering schools and faculties have moved towards including engineering programming as part of a first-year course taught to large engineering classes. This approach is effective in rationalizing resources and improving the(More)
Engineering practice, education and research are bound to be important elements in society's response to climate change. While a number of other disciplines such as economics, agriculture, urban planning and geoscience, are critical to the development of mitigation policies, the designs and processes engineers create in the transport, mining, energy,(More)
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