Environmental Planning Articles

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Custom functionality and integrative approaches for hydrological modelling tools for water resources planning and management

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2015)

This paper outlines the application and usefulness of a software platform that enables hydrologists to develop custom functionality in a new hydrological modelling tool, eWater Source, designed for water resources planning and management. The flexible architecture of the software allows incorporation of third-party components as plug-ins to add ...

Case study - G20 Summit focuses on economy in a very green, sustainable facility

by Bio-Microbics, Inc.  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Sustained Green Wall Adds Ambiance, Energy-Efficiency and Utilizes Water Recycling! With a reported 16,000+ people attending the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, twenty leaders from the world's most powerful economies met in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art green facility -  the  Los Cabos International Convention Center ...

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 ...

Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating

by Ensia  (Jan. 5, 2015)

As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind. Fort Collins, Colo., is a growing, vibrant college town with a typical American problem: Beyond its idyllic historic city center, cookie-cutter subdivisions are eating away at farm fields, ranches and forests. According to the ...

CR:245/SP Semi-Permanent Noise Monitor Semi-Permanent Noise Monitoring System example application case study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Jan. 1, 2015)

Project Summary An industrial site in a remote location needed to monitor, measure and control boundary noise levels over the lifetime of a lengthy decomissioning and demolition project. Weather protection and reliability were top of the list for this application due to the remote location. A number of semi-permanent noise monitors were installed ...

CR:245/SP Semi-Permanent Noise Monitoring System example application case study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Jan. 1, 2015)

Project Summary For a large construction site, noise monitoring was required at the boundary nearest to residents. As the construction progressed, the noise monitor would be moved to the next designated location. Security of the equipment was paramount in this urban environment as the site was not always secure. The measurement data needed to be ...

Modelling the hydrological impacts of rural land use change

by IWA Publishing  (Dec. 22, 2014)

The potential role of rural land use in mitigating flood risk and protecting water supplies continues to be of great interest to regulators and planners. The ability of hydrologists to quantify the impact of rural land use change on the water cycle is however limited and we are not able to provide consistently reliable evidence to support ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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