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Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 3, 2015)

We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at ...

Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

by Springer  (Feb. 1, 2006)

We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for ...

House of commons committee on natural resources

by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on ...

Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 5, 2006)

Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of ...

Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

Global megatrends assessment - Extended background analysis complementing the SOER 2015 `Assessment of global megatrends`

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 15, 2015)

Context and use of this report In March 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its five-yearly flagship report, The European environment — state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015). The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, and places it in a global context. It informs ...

5 Reasons Why SaaS is Changing EHS Software

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 15, 2015)

What is SaaS? Software as a service (SaaS) is transforming how organizations of all shapes and sizes are deploying and using software (including EHS software). The IT research firm, Gartner defines SaaS as “software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of ...

Oxygen Monitor for FOUPs in Semiconductors and Cleanrooms

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (Sep. 10, 2015)

Over time, the contamination control requirements in the semiconductor industry have become more stringent. Employees now must spend more time adhering to cleaning protocols to preserve the sanitary nature of the environment and comply with regulations. The front-end unified pod (or FOUP) began appearing in semiconductors in the 1990s, ...

Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional

by ASTM International  (Sep. 3, 2015)

This article draws on and adds to previous articles in this series. Taken together, these articles describe how standards professionals can enhance their role and value in corporate planning and better address CEO needs. But what knowledge, skills and attributes/abilities, or KSAs, are required? How can you acquire or refine these, build your ...

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