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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Legislating for Sustainable Basin Management: The Story of Australia`s Water Act 2007

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The paper covers the history and current reform process in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin that aims to rebalance water use from one dominated by irrigation for agriculture, where the environment bears most of the risk during a drought, to one in which the risk of drought is shared more equitably between irrigators and ecosystems. The ...

An analysis of the role of risk management in sustainability reporting - a case study of 27 European manufacturing companies

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 10, 2014)

The purpose of this study is to analyse the role of risk management in sustainability reporting. Analysis was based on content analysis of sustainability reports of the 27 European manufacturing companies considered as a case in this study. The findings indicate that the GRI performance indicators were 1,323 times reported. The most frequently ...

Supply Chain Information Management: Why Content Is King…

by 3E Company  (Jun. 12, 2014)

Supply chain compliance can be turned into a competitive advantage, say Kami Blake and Kirsten Wallerstedt of 3E Company Data is playing an increasingly important role in today’s supply chain product compliance initiatives but, given its complexity, many questions surround its use and optimisation. Organisations often question the scope of ...

The Emerging Power of Microgrids

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...

ALE - Integrated Management - Case Study

by LRQA Limited  (Jun. 23, 2014)

ALE is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting and transport services for heavy, indivisible loads. Its services include lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. Formed in 1983 and headquartered at Hixon, Staffordshire, ALE has expanded internationally and now has more than 30 offices worldwide. An ...

Perception of risk of natural hazards: a hazard mitigation plan framework

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 17, 2014)

A new approach is presented for policy makers to incorporate sociological aspects of human risk perception into their hazard mitigation plans. Previous methods for creating these plans generally used equivalent dollar losses from natural hazard events as the statistic by which to make decisions. Such an approach fails to take into consideration ...

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