Environmental Planning Articles

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The Sustainability Maturity Curve

by PE International AG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity curve. It’s a concept that emerged through discussions at our Product Sustainability Round Table back ...

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 ...

Risk-based planning for water recycling in an Australian context

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Australia has seen an unprecedented proliferation in large scale water recycling schemes since the late 1990s. This has been driven by a recent decade of drought, policies to encourage water efficiency in new homes and buildings in urban areas, and to reduce pressure on rain-fed water supplies by replacement with alternate water sources in rural ...

Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall ...

It’s critical to blend climate tracking with development

by SciDev.Net  (Dec. 4, 2014)

During the opening ceremony of the COP 20 climate conference, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, remarked that the bustling halls and sun-drenched grass patches of the conference site were set up in just six weeks. The ...

Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The constructed wetland technology is today continuously evolving with new and innovative applications. Vertical flow constructed wetlands is a relatively new and still developing technology in the field of ecological and environmental engineering. These ecological systems offers us the potential to treat water and sludge in a more sustainable ...

Treating environmental crime like other crime

by Ensia  (Nov. 21, 2014)

The illegal exportation of waste throughout the European Union, the trafficking of endangered species, and surface-water pollution were all recognized in a report today by Eurojust, the European Union agency set up ...

Comparing the utility of decision trees and support vector machines when planning inspections of linear sewer infrastructure

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Closed-circuit television inspection technology is traditionally used to identify aging sewer pipes requiring rehabilitation. While these inspections provide essential information on the condition of pipes hidden from day-to-day view, they are expensive and often limited to small portions of an entire sewer system. Municipalities may benefit ...

Fate and effects of clothianidin in fields using conservation practices

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 7, 2014)

Despite the extensive use of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin, and its known toxicity to beneficial insects like pollinators, little attention has been given to its fate under agricultural field conditions. The present study investigated the fate and toxicity of clothianidin applied every other year as a corn seed‐coating at two ...

Facilitating the beverage industry environmental roundtable

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: With encouragement from several global beverage companies, Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy led the formation of BIER in 2006, enlisted the early members and convened meetings to launch this industry group. Our team provides leadership and facilitates the group, helping members to drive efforts toward continuous improvement ...

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