Environmental Planning Articles

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5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 31, 2015)

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek and was republished with permission from the World Resources Institute, a global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural resource ...

Identification of Emergency Situations

by Bryan & Armstrong Ltd  (Jul. 17, 2015)

With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it ...

Brownfield and Contaminated Land Development - Case Studies

by EN Rx  (Jun. 11, 2015)

Whether it is an old industrial site in the center of a city, the corner gas station, or a former agricultural site that used pesticides for decades, contaminated property can be found anywhere. These sites can be considered CERCLA, RCRA, state regulated, Brownfield or any other designation. Helping to clean up properties like these, is ...

ATES: a geo-informatics decision aid tool for the integration of groundwater into land planning

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 21, 2015)

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for small municipalities and individuals. However, groundwater can be polluted by almost any land use. Consequently, many governments have acquired groundwater information in the aim of protecting the resource. Nevertheless, the resulting data are often ill-fitted to planning needs. In a ...

Evaluating the role of deterioration models for condition assessment of sewers

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 21, 2015)

Ensuring reliable structural condition of sewers is an important criterion for sewer rehabilitation decisions. Deterioration models applied to sewer pipes support the rehabilitation planning by means of prioritising pipes according to their current and predicted structural status. There is a benefit in applying such models if sufficient ...

The impact of water resource planning on water issues in Beijing, China

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 6, 2015)

Water has become a critically important resource in Beijing. In this study, a systematic analysis of changes in conditions related to water resources in Beijing since 1949 was performed. These include changes in water quantity and quality, water disasters, as well as an analysis of the evolution of water resource planning in Beijing over this ...

JSE Head explains the evolution of sustainability reporting

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Aug. 3, 2015)

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange announced on 3 June of this year that a new collaboration with global index provider FTSE Russell will see its environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure indicators align with FTSE Russell’s evolved ESG approach. “The new approach will replace our Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index. ...

How Does Your Company Approach Sustainability Reporting?

by EHS Insight  (Jul. 31, 2015)

Sustainability reports contain information compiled by organizations that address the environmental and social effects of everyday business activities. They provide the opportunity for a business to define its values and demonstrate a commitment towards a sustainable economy. A structured sustainability report is one of the main ways for ...

Sustainability: Is it still possible?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 30, 2015)

According to Dictionary.com, the word sustainable means, “pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse.” But that’s not what ...

Multi-objective optimization of the Three Gorges cascaded reservoirs operation with emphasis on electricity generation and ecological requirements

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 24, 2015)

The operations of reservoirs produce enormous economic and social benefits but also impact species composition and habitat distribution of the riverine ecosystem. Hence, the realization of conservation and restoration of the ecosystem calls for reservoir reoperation. It is a widespread consensus that providing suitable ecological flow (SEF) for ...

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