Environmental Management Systems Articles

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Smart SUDS: recognising the multiple-benefit potential of sustainable surface water management systems

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 30, 2015)

How can we make sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) smart? SUDS help us to manage surface water runoff from urban environments but they are capable of delivering much more. This paper looks beyond the water quantity and quality improvement functions of SUDS and investigates the multiple benefits that can be gained by implementing smart ...

Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 29, 2015)

The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of ...

San Diego County Water Authority Manages Steel Pipelines

by Pure Technologies  (Jan. 29, 2015)

Utilities across the country are experiencing an increased rate of pipeline failures. In addition to problems precipitated by an aging water infrastructure, a lagging economy is affecting large-scale capital projects needed for repairing, replacing, and improving infrastructure. With funding gap estimates ranging between $200 billion and $1 ...

Groot Salland Water Board goes digital

by Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment  (Jan. 17, 2015)

Project Digital groundwater level measurement network Client Groot Salland Water Board Country The Netherlands Measuring groundwater levels then At the place where he carried out his first groundwater measurement 40 years ago, Sjaak ...

Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2015)

This new edition of Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape analyses the process for developing an effective financial plan, focusing on components such as public and private sector financing, credit facilities, system development charges, interest rates, cost of debt issuance, and market conditions. Fully revised ...

Ecotoxicological thresholds – practical application to an industrial inventory

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jan. 6, 2015)

The concept of Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTC), as a potentially useful tool in environmental risk assessment has been applied to an inventory of a home and personal care products company to derive a series of chemical class based ecoTTC values. Cationic chemicals of various types show notably higher toxicity than other classes and ...

Evaluating wider benefits of natural flood management strategies: an ecosystem-based adaptation perspective

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 22, 2014)

Climate change is projected to alter river flows and the magnitude/frequency characteristics of floods and droughts. Ecosystem-based adaptation highlights the interdependence of human and natural systems, and the potential to buffer the impacts of climate change by maintaining functioning ecosystems that continue to provide multiple societal ...

The future of urban water management in South Africa: achieving water sensitivity

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

South Africa (RSA) is a water scarce country challenged with transforming its unsustainably resource-intensive economy whilst also addressing the legacy of Apartheid. The adequate provision of water to RSA's citizens is one of the most significant challenges facing the country – and if a water crisis is to be averted, existing ...

Uncertainty and urban water recharge for managing groundwater availability using decision support

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Quantifying groundwater availability depends upon sound methods and the use of integrated models. To determine availability or sustainable yield, the influence of scientific uncertainty from key sources, such as anthropogenic recharge, must be considered. This study evaluates uncertainty in recharge interpretations on the modeled available water ...

Environmental factors that influence wildfire protective–action recommendations

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 5, 2014)

Each year wildfire incident commanders (ICs) manage thousands of events throughout the USA that often threaten life and property. In this task they make important decisions to protect both firefighters and citizens, usually under time pressure and uncertainty. Many environmental factors affect the choice and timing of the most effective ...

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