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Locking up noise in Lancaster Castle – Invictus Noise Monitor & Noise-Hub2 Case Study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Feb. 18, 2015)

It’s pretty unusual for any noise consultant to be asked to monitor noise levels at a dance music event held within a medieval castle but it’s even more unusual when the revellers are all housed in a converted prison wing inside those ancient walls. That was exactly the challenge that faced noise consultant Chris Selkirk of ...

Water-Related Business Risks

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and other problematic global water trends pose major challenges to businesses now and will continue to do so in the years ahead. The following article summarizes relevant concepts and provides a non-exhaustive overview of case studies, existing risk management tools, and global players. ...

Application of risk-based assessment and management to riverbank filtration sites in India

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 27, 2015)

This is the first reported study of a riverbank filtration (RBF) scheme to be assessed following the Australian Guidelines for Managed Aquifer Recharge. A comprehensive staged approach to assess the risks from 12 hazards to human health and the environment has been undertaken. Highest risks from untreated ground and Ganga River water were ...

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often have the makings ...

Are our Water Systems at Risk?

by British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)  (Feb. 1, 2015)

Assessing the Financial Sustainability of BC’s Municipal Water and Sewer Systems Reliable water, sewer, and storm water systems are essential to public health, a clean environment, and a strong economy. But British Columbia’s systems may be at risk – aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and ...

Time-based collision risk models for air traffic management systems

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 27, 2015)

A finite supply of airspace and limited opportunities for expansion of physical infrastructure has led aviation authorities worldwide to commit substantial resources toward the development of new initiatives to accommodate rising demand in the global airspace system. The European Union is developing the Single European Sky , while a parallel ...

Green infrastructure for flood-risk management in Dar es Salaam and Copenhagen: exploring the potential for transitions towards sustainable urban water management

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 6, 2015)

The risk of flooding in urban areas could be better approached by complementing conventional sewer systems with sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) for storm-water management. This may be the case for developing world cities like Dar es Salaam with incomplete sewer services, as well as cities like Copenhagen with fully developed sewer ...

Risk of diarrhoea from shallow groundwater contaminated with enteropathogens in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

by IWA Publishing  (Feb. 27, 2015)

Shallow groundwater is the main water source among many alternatives in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, which has a rapidly growing population and intermittent piped water supply. Although human pathogens are detected in groundwater, its health effects are unclear. We estimated risk of diarrhoea from shallow groundwater use using quantitative ...

The importance of risk based conceptual site models

by NANO IRON s.r.o.  (Jan. 26, 2015)

This article highlights the importance of Conceptual Site Models (CSMs) to NanoRem. CSMs summarise the source-pathway-receptor linkages (SPRL) and significant uncertainties at a site in easily understood diagrams. They are updated as more information becomes available. Used in the relevant legal context, they inform risk assessment and risk ...

Insecticide risk map exposes threat to aquatic life

by SciDev.Net  (Jan. 22, 2015)

The global threat that insecticides pose for aquatic biodiversity has been revealed in a recent modelling study that pinpoints areas at greatest risk. The mapping exercise conducted by the researchers reveals that aquatic life in water bodies within 40 per cent of the global land surface is at risk from insecticides running off the ...

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