Environmental Planning Articles

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Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

4 Steps to Engaging Stakeholders in your Sustainability Reporting Process

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 23, 2015)

In a recent blog post, we outlined four simple steps to a materiality assessment that you should consider when developing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability program. Now that you’ve identified your internal and external stakeholders and defined the key indicators you plan to ...

Opportunities and challenges of integrating ecological restoration into assessment and management of contaminated ecosystems

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 30, 2015)

Ecosystem restoration planning near the beginning of the site assessment and management process (“early integration”) involves consideration of restoration goals from the outset in developing solutions for contaminated ecosystems. There are limitations to integration that stem from institutional barriers, few successful precedents and limited ...

Abengoa’s headquarters, Campus Palmas Altas, becomes a global benchmark after obtaining LEED Platinum certification

by Abengoa  (Sep. 17, 2015)

This is the highest of the four categories established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first building in Europe to obtain this certification. Campus Palmas Altas has attained the highest score in its category worldwide Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative ...

Coordinating ecological restoration options analysis and risk assessment to improve environmental outcomes

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 15, 2015)

Ecological risk assessment as currently practiced has hindered consideration of ecosystem services endpoints and restoration goals in the environmental management process. Practitioners have created barriers between procedures to clean up contaminated areas and efforts to restore ecosystem functions. In this article, we examine linkages between ...

Environmentally Sustainable Design Building in York - Biomass Boiler case study

by Vortex Energy Saver  (Sep. 5, 2015)

This is an architectural practice that specialises in environmentally sustainable design for existing and new build projects. The practice is run by the husband and wife team of Sally and Chris Walker who recently took the step of building a dedicated office adjacent to their house to accommodate the expanding business and designing it to have as ...

Ecosystem services as assessment endpoints for ecological risk assessment

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 2, 2015)

Ecosystem services are defined as the outputs of ecological processes that contribute to human welfare or have the potential to do so in the future. Those outputs include food and drinking water, clean air and water, and pollinated crops. The need to protect the services provided by natural systems has been recognized previously, but ecosystem ...

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 ...

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