Rob Camm Articles

  • Removal and degradation of glyphosate in water treatment: a review

    Glyphosate is a broad spectrum, non-selective herbicide, widely used for the post-emergence control of annual and perennial weeds in a variety of applications. Although of low toxicity, its presence in drinking water is undesirable and can cause drinking water compliance failure in the EU if found at concentrations >0.1 μg L−1. Treatment methods such as ozonation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ping´s Environmental Management System

    In the fall of 2000, PING, Inc. was awarded certification to ISO 9001 and 14001. Today, PING, best known for its custom fit, custom-built golf clubs, competes in a $4billion golf equipment industry that is highly innovative and competitive. In this atmosphere, continuous improvement is a must - especially in the realm of environmental ...

  • Birds on Buildings

    Many people are surprised to find birds causing problems on buildings in urban areas, but birds are actually very common in cities and many species may potentially create problems on buildings.  Fortunately, by understanding the birds that most often cause problems, as well as the architectural features that attract them to buildings, nuisance bird ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Environment-related Employment in the Netherlands, 1997

    This study, executed by Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch Statistical Office, assesses the environment-related employment in the Netherlands in 1997 and arrives at an estimate of direct environment-related employment of 92 000 (about 1.3% of total employment). The study, executed in parallel with similar research executed by the Portuguese, Swedish and French Statistical or Environmental Offices, ...

  • Failure mechanisms and condition assessment of PVC push-fit joints in drinking water networks

    This paper presents and discusses the significant role played by joints in the failures registered in drinking water distribution networks. The three most important failure mechanisms related are presented and a procedure to detect them through the visual measurement of the gap between pipes inside a joint is proposed. The procedure is proved to be a valuable source of information on joint ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Birds Want

    Resident Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist discusses bird behavior and what could potentially be attracting birds to your property. "All bird pest problems are really miscommunications--we’ve created a perfect opportunity for a bird, but we didn’t get the message until the ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Green and mean: Can the U.S. economy be both climate friendly and competitive?

    Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the deliberations of this Commission. My name is Rob Bradley, and I am Director of the International Climate Policy Initiative at the World Resources Institute. The World Resources Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental think tank that goes beyond research to provide practical solutions to the world’s most urgent environment and ...

  • Rob Bradley`s testimony before the select committee on energy independence and global warming

    Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the deliberations of this Select Committee. My name is Rob Bradley, and I am Director of the International Climate Policy Initiative at the World Resources Institute. The World Resources Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental think tank that goes beyond research to provide practical solutions to the world’s most urgent environment and ...

  • AGE assessment of interactions between climate change policy instruments and pre-existing taxes: the case of Ireland

    We introduce a computable general equilibrium model for Ireland to investigate the impact of climate policy on the Irish economy, taking special notice of interactions with the existing tax structure. To this end, we extend the model with a detailed representation of the tax system using separate tax data on all transactions, both intermediate and final demand. We simulate the implementation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring and control of CO emissions in parking structures

    Until recent years most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages. With increasing awareness of indoor air quality, astute parking garage owners and managers place great importance on the reduction of CO in parking garages. Ventilation systems are a must for today's ...


    By Conspec Controls Limited

  • Technology roadmapping: linking technology resources into business planning

    This paper explores how practical approaches to technology planning can support broadly based valuation decisions within manufacturing companies. A short review of the more traditional approaches to valuing technology is followed by a discussion of practices that are complementary in terms of linking technology, new product development and business planning in the company context. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Full Scale High Rate Wet Weather Biological Contact Performance

    The Durham AWTF in Tigard, OR experiences peak wet weather flows in excess of five times the average dry weather flow. Historically these high peak flows have been handled with a combination of peak flow equalization and step feeding the bioreactor system. In 2005 CH2M HILL suggested the plant try a new operating mode where primary effluent is added to the last zone of the aeration basins, a ...

  • Influences on the water testing behaviors of private well owners

    Many private wells in the United States and Canada already are contaminated, or are at risk of contamination. Regular testing for pathogenic bacteria is one of the most concrete measures well owners can use to determine whether or not their drinking water quality is safe. This study explored the factors and causal relationships that influence well owner water quality testing behavior. In-depth, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Game theoretic analyses of nitrate emission reduction strategies in the Rhine river basin

    Pollution of transboundary rivers requires cooperation between the countries involved in order to alleviate the consequences. This paper applies game theoretic analyses to nitrate emissions in the Rhine river basin. It assumes that the 50% emission reduction policy agreed upon by the International Rhine Committee is individually rational for each source. This enables the estimation of a revealed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An asymptotic observer-based monitoring scheme for a class of plug flow reactors

    In this paper a monitoring tool is designed for a class of plug flow reactors whose mathematical model is described by a set of first-order partial differential equations with different coefficients in the convective terms. The infinite dimensional structure of such a tool is derived according to the methodology established in the design of the well-known asymptotic observer. As a consequence, it ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Intelligent transport system for developing countries

    Over the years, traffic volumes on roads have increased considerably. Henceforth, traffic congestion continues to worsen producing longer commute times, increased energy consumption and air pollution, besides robbing people of a precious commodity-their time. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have emerged as a worldwide solution to handle these problems. Like any other transportation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plant asset management – making the transition to world-class reliability practices

    Faced with the challenges of workforce attrition, plant expansions, and reliability problems with aging equipment while continuing to provide low cost services to their customers, the City of Roseville, California, embarked on a comprehensive initiative to optimize the way they were managing and maintaining wastewater treatment plant equipment. A pilot project was initiated at a 18-million ...

  • Is community water management the community’s choice? Implications for water and development policy in Africa

    The global drive for universal drinking water security has faltered in rural Africa. Community management of handpumps, which provide water to over 200 million rural people, is the prevailing but increasingly embattled policy choice. A choice experiment is designed to test alternative maintenance models across competing attributes of maintenance provider, maintenance level, payment mode, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water policy reform and Indigenous governance

    Concerns related to the governance of water that have emerged at the global scale have created pressure for, and an increase in, water policy reform in many countries. Simultaneously, Indigenous governance movements related to self-determination are undergoing an immense period of growth and change worldwide; the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The PRONET project: pollution reduction options network to enhance implementation of successful transport and indoor environment practices in Europe

    The aim of the Pollution Reduction Options Network (PRONET) project is to facilitate exchange and evaluation of interventions on environment and health exposure reduction measures on a regional level, and promote implementation of successful initiatives in other regions of Europe. This project will focus on the exchange of useful practices in two key areas in environmental health policy:(1) the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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