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Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 10, 2014)

How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for ...

Ten Steps To Incorporating Risk Analysis Into Your Business

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 23, 2014)

Every authoritative guideline on risk management advocates the quantitative (that is, probabilistic) evaluation of risk using Monte Carlo simulation – from ISO1, COSO2, NASA3, RAND Corporation4, AACE International5 and APM6, to Solvency II7 and Basel II/III8. There is some variation in terminology, but a general agreement on the basic ...

Ten Steps To Incorporating Risk Analysis Into Your Business

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 9, 2014)

Introduction Every authoritative guideline on risk management advocates the quantitative (that is, probabilistic) evaluation of risk using Monte Carlo simulation – from ISO1, COSO2, NASA3, RAND Corporation4, AACE International5 and APM6, to Solvency II7 and Basel II/III8. There is some variation in terminology, but a general agreement on the ...

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 9, 2014)

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, ...

Risk factors and monitoring for water quality to determine best management practices for splash parks

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Splash parks have been associated with infectious disease outbreaks as a result of exposure to poor water quality. To be able to protect public health, risk factors were identified that determine poor water quality. Samples were taken at seven splash parks where operators were willing to participate in the study. Higher concentrations of ...

Cost savings for Healthcare Estates delivered through improved waste management

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 23, 2014)

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest White Paper for the Healthcare Sector. The whitepaper “Cost savings for healthcare estates delivered through improved waste management“ seeks to educate FM and Estates Directors of the savings that are available through improved waste management. Click ...

Major Changes to the Risk Management Program Regulations

by All4 Inc.  (Sep. 1, 2014)

On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published potential revisions to the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, which are codified at 40 CFR Part 68.  U.S. EPA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit and obtain information on specific regulatory elements regarding RMP and its ...

Downstream Voices - Wetland Solutions to Reducing Disaster Risk

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locally – running ever more sophisticated climate models to generate data on the climate in Bamako, Mali in 2040, for instance – and then working out how to “adapt” to the change. ...

Depth of the biologically active zone in upland habitats at the Hanford Site, Washington: Implications for remediation and ecological risk management

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Soil invertebrates, mammals, and plants penetrate and exploit the surface soil layer (i.e., the biologically active zone) to varying depths. As the U.S. Department of Energy remediates radioactive and hazardous wastes in soil at the Hanford Site, a site‐specific definition of the biologically active zone is needed to identify the depth to which ...

Arsenic in private drinking water wells: an assessment of jurisdictional regulations and guidelines for risk remediation in North America

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Arsenic is a known carcinogen found globally in groundwater supplies due to natural geological occurrence. Levels exceeding the internationally recognized safe drinking water standard of 10 μg/L have been found in private drinking water supplies in many parts of Canada and the United States. Emerging epidemiological evidence confirms ...

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