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Environment Canada to publish summaries of risk assessments for new chemicals

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 19, 2013)

OTTAWA--Environment Canada this fall will begin publishing summaries of risk assessments it conducts on certain chemical substances when they are first proposed for domestic use. The initiative by the department's New Substances Program has the support of industry and nongovernmental organizations, but industry remains concerned about the ...

Strategic environmental assessment: one concept, multiple definitions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 11, 2014)

The literature indicates that there are numerous definitions of strategic environmental assessment (SEA), but none of which has achieved full recognition on the part of researchers and practitioners. This study aims to compile a set of definitions that represents the amplitude of the subject matter to, on this basis, assess the conceptual ...

A New Strategy to Improve Water Quality—One Targeted Watershed at a Time

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jan. 7, 2014)

Water quality in the United States remains a major environmental and policy challenge. Water pollution is also a growing and serious problem across much of the world. Tackling water quality problems, particularly from diffuse sources such as agricultural farm fields, is a substantial challenge and much can be learned from the U.S. experience. ...

How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster

by Ensia  (Feb. 23, 2015)

As the planet warms, new careers are starting to emerge In 2008, floods in Thailand forced the temporary closure of four Nike factories, costing the company millions of dollars. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy demolished Verizon’s copper-wire infrastructure on the U.S. eastern seaboard, costing thousands of Verizon customers service and the ...

Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment

by Troy Risk, Inc.  (Sep. 22, 2012)

Troy Risk was approached by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) to complete a combination Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Subsurface Investigation, on a multi-lot parcel that would be KIBI’s new headquarters building. Troy Risk performed the Phase I / Phase II on a not-for-profit basis in support of the merit of ...

Site assessments and remediation case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Service(s) performed: Phase I site assessment/soil investigation/soil remediation project for a golf course Summary: Prior to the sale of the golf course property, our experts were engaged to conduct a Phase I Site Assessment. Due to poor management practices, the facility was found to have multiple releases of fuel and waste oil, which were ...

Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

by ASTM International  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most ...

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Enhances Management System Audits and Risk Assessments for Integration with Incident Reporting

by IHS  (Jun. 1, 2013)

A decade ago, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (TPRI) established itself as a global leader in risk management. The Houston-based company deployed market-leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) incident management and reporting software – IHS IMPACT ERM – at all 17 Total Petrochemicals facilities worldwide to drive ...

Small steps for big changes: Micro-projects to Strengthen Community Resilience

by Wetlands International  (Feb. 4, 2015)

To build the resilience of 23 communities with a high disaster risk rating, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) run micro projects, applying the integrated approach that combines Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) with Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Ecosystem Management and Restoration (EMR). These communities have analysed their needs and solutions ...

Semi–arid watershed management: the experimental farm and representative catchment of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 16, 2015)

The need for watershed management models in the Arab Republic of Egypt - particularly in the remote arid and semi–arid desert and mountain regions - surfaced once again as one of the very demanding instruments for socio–economic and socio–ecological sustainable development. Highland watershed management and mountainous agriculture are highly ...

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