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Tools to improve the management of transboundary river basins for disaster risk reduction

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2014)

This paper firstly presents a brief overview of the complex environment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), analyzing characteristics of the major hazards and actors involved. Secondly, it argues that the SADC Water Division and International River Basin Organizations (RBOs) ...

Global megatrends update: 3 Changing disease burdens and risks of pandemics

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 15, 2014)

Assessment of global megatrends — an update Europe is bound to the rest of the world through an enormous number of systems — environmental, economic, social, political and others. Such networks enable complex flows of materials and ideas across the globe, producing uncertain feedbacks and knock-on effects over time. Greenhouse gas ...

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Aug. 18, 2014)

31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health ...

Aquatic Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Latin America

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 17, 2014)

Latin America is anticipated to be a major growth market for agriculture and production is increasing with use of technologies such as pesticides. Reports of contamination of aquatic ecosystems by pesticides in Latin America have raised concerns about potential for adverse ecological effects. In the registration process of pesticides, all ...

Bankers, what are the risks of your peatland investments?

by Wetlands International  (Jul. 9, 2014)

The world’s increasing demand for palm oil and pulp wood for paper production attracts the private sector to invest more and more in these businesses in Indonesia and Malaysia. But are banks, the creditors of these businesses, aware of the risks of their investments in palm oil and ...

Think health as well as safety

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jul. 31, 2014)

Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...

ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

by SGS  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an indication on what might be included in the final version of the standard planned to be published in ...

Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 21, 2014)

Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...

Technologies of logic and probabilistic management of risk of social and economic systems

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 17, 2014)

We propose the risk of logic and probabilistic management technologies of social and economic systems for informational and analytical support of leaders and of managers to make decisions. We describe components of risk management technologies. We give an example of risk logic and probabilistic (LP) model of successful development of Russia. We ...

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

by Associated Press  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is one whose very name evokes the opposite: asbestos. A largely outlawed ...

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