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Mitigating Risk and Maximizing Profit with Quality Management Software Paper

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Mar. 18, 2014)

Managing a quality program using paper or spreasheet-based systems is an increasingly unreliable way of doing business. The simplest and most efficient way to monitor quality impact is to implement a specialized software-based QMS. Learning how to maximize an organization’s return on investment (ROI) by choosing the most appropriate QMS ...

Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: Risk assessment and management

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Dec. 17, 2013)

This paper details how activity‐based passive sampling methods (PSMs), which provide information on bioavailability in terms of freely dissolved contaminant concentrations (Cfree), can be used to better inform risk management decision‐making at multiple points in the process of assessing and managing contaminated sediment sites. Because Cfree ...

Conflict Mineral Regulations: Exploring the Potential Impact on Risk Management

by 3E Company  (Dec. 12, 2013)

Blood diamonds, first brought to public attention in the 1990s, are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to fund conflicts and insurgencies. In recent years, they have been replaced by a new hot-button topic: conflict minerals — those minerals essential to the manufacture of products such as consumer electronics, automobiles, ...

Process design and management for integrated flood risk management: exploring the multi-layer safety approach for Dordrecht, The Netherlands

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 25, 2014)

New flood risk management policies account for climate and socio-economic change by embracing a more integrated approach. Their implementation processes require: collaboration between a group of stakeholders; combining objectives and funding from various policy domains; consideration of a range of possible options at all spatial scale levels and ...

Flood risk management plans 1

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 2, 2012)

Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) contain an approach for saving or improving flood protection within a river basin. They shall address all aspects of flood risk management focusing on prevention, protection and preparedness (EC 2007). FRMPs include the conclusion of the preliminary flood risk assessment, the flood hazard maps and flood risk ...

Insuring water: a practical risk management option in water-scarce and drought-prone regions?

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Recurrent water deficits in various arid and semi-arid Mediterranean basins are largely covered by illegal groundwater abstractions uncontrolled by the water authorities. Aquifers thus play the role of buffer stocks and are used by farmers as a reliable, although informal, insurance system. This has led to continuous groundwater depletion and ...

Characterization of field margins in intensified agro‐ecosystems – why narrow margins should matter in terrestrial pesticide risk assessment and management

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 20, 2014)

Field margins are important semi‐natural habitats in agro‐ecosystems but they can be negatively affected by pesticide inputs via direct overspray and spray drift. In Germany, risk mitigation measures (like buffer zones) to reduce pesticide inputs in terrestrial non‐crop habitats do not have to be put in place by farmers next to narrow field ...

Building Codes Regulations for Flood Risk Management

by IWA Publishing  (May 30, 2012)

Building Codes can contribute to the reduction of flood risk through different regulations. The risk of damage can be reduced as well as the amount of the damages. Continue reading the full ...

Grain LNG Selects IHS Operational Risk Solution

by IHS Global Inc.  (Dec. 3, 2013)

IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced that Grain LNG -- a wholly owned subsidiary of international electricity and gas company National Grid -- has selected the IHS Operational Risk Solution to help it improve its management of change (MOC) process. The MOC process helps Grain LNG ensure that ...

Risk management goals and identification of critical infrastructures

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 30, 2012)

Strategic goals help streamlining risk management efforts, and criticality assessments of infrastructures benefit from such goals. This paper offers an introduction into recent German civil protection activities on this topic at national level. It offers a transferable concept on how to identify, document and justify priorities regarding critical ...

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