Ciprian-Beniamin Benea – University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, Oradea, Romania, str. Universitatii, no. 1
Adina Secară-Oniţa – University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, Oradea, Romania, str. Universitatii, no. 1


5th International Conference – ERAZ 2019 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Budapest – Hungary, May 23, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia
Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia;

ISBN 978-86-80194-20-2, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI:


Central points of this paper are man and the environment. There are presented some
aspects of the unsustainable practices related to agriculture and food production, and how last
century’s practices had negatively influenced our welfare due to a too chemical agriculture,
soil erosion, water waste, diseases, and finally unhappiness. There are mentioned all three
water components used to sustain present day economic-social system – green, blue, and grey
water – and the ways to reduce humankind’s impact upon environment together with rising its
welfare, happiness and environmental sustainability. In the conclusion, there are mentioned the
benefits connected to a more friendly way of interacting with nature while we are searching for
a healthier food, water and air.

Key words

Democracy, food, environment, happiness, soil erosion, water.


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