conservation professional Articles

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • A century of professionalism – with more to come

    I consider myself very fortunate. I have had the privilege to work with colleagues in the Energy Institute, and those Institutes that have gone before, for the last 21 years. For 15 of those years I have led the charge, together with the able guidance of both the Trustees and the wider membership. For the first decade I was probably most frustrated by the lack of interest that almost everyone ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Linkage of Conservation Activity to Trends in the U.S. Economy

    Abstract: As an economy grows, natural capital such as timber, soil, and water is reallocated to the human economy. This conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation creates a conundrum for conservation biologists because traditional forms of conservation action require money. We hypothesize that conservation spending in the United States is highly ...


  • Gaining Ground: Increasing conservation easements in the U.S. South

    A “conservation easement” is a voluntary, legally enforceable land preservation agreement between two parties wherein a landowner sells or donates the development rights to a tract of land to a qualified holding organization, such as a land trust, effectively preventing forest conversion or other stipulated activities, usually in perpetuity. Conservation easements are attractive to ...

  • Soil conservation and protection in Europe - the way ahead

    This book introduces the reader to the current soil protection and conservation debate in Europe. It is written for the informed person with a background in for example environmental science, agriculture, forestry, geography or law. The focus of this book is not on the scientific analysis of the problem but rather on the actions that can be taken to improve and protect European soils. We have ...


    By European Commission

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan talks Water Conservation Live on WDAF-TV FOX4 KC

    Entire Interview: Interviewer: So thank you! Well, with current water restrictions across California, Earth Day is a perfect time to talk about conserving water. This morning, we got WaterExpert, Dan Theobald, here with saving H2O. Dan, Water Man! WaterExpert Dan: Thank you, thank you. ...

  • Chapters Corner: Nordic

    SCB Nordic Chapter aims to be a regional forum for conservation biologists and a leading voice for conservation biology issues in the Nordic countries. It is a place where researchers and practitioners in conservation biology can meet, communicate and work together on conservation issues.  Following a meeting by participants at ICCB-ECCB 2015 in Montpellier, France, a first ...

  • Entering the fourth environmental wave

    Environmental change comes in waves, as professionals in the field know well. Most are familiar with the eras that have come before: Since the early 1960s, the focus has changed from conservation to regulation to sustainable development. But most have not yet recognized the next focus of concern that is certain to impact the environmental world over the next few years: the struggle for control ...

  • Nonaqueous Phase Liquids Compatibility with Materials Used in Well Construction, Sampling, and Remediation

    The EPA Regional Ground Water Forum is a group of EPA professionals representing Regional Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Offices (RCRA), committed to the identification and resolution of ground-water issues impacting the remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. The Forum is supported by and advises the Superfund Technical Support Project. The compatibility of remediation, ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Case study - KSFA onsite systems classroom training

    Installer: Kansas Small Flows Association Participants Instructor: Allison Biodig, REHS In August of 2009, around 40 participants were able to take part in the KSFA (Kansas Small Flows Association) "Classroom Training" workshop that taught the fundamentals of Drip Irrigation and Sand Filter onsite wastewater septic systems. The workshop, designed as an introduction to onsite systems, is ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study

    NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat. With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan. From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through the mountains above Somerset West, burning more ...

  • Crystal Ball in the Rain Forest

    Where do you expect to find Crystal Ball? Does an image come to mind of a cubicle housing a busy financial analyst constructing scenarios on a billion-dollar company’s performance in coming quarters? That’s undoubtedly accurate. But incomplete. The tool that allows its users to see into multiple versions of the future and make smart choices will find a home anywhere there’s uncertainty. One ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent action is needed and presents a roadmap and policy recommendations for accelerating action. Peatlands cover only 3% of the global land surface. Some 15% ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Fuel spills near Norton Reservoir

    Fire and state officials are investigating the possible environmental impact of a kerosene spill near the Norton Reservoir that leaked an estimated 250 gallons of the heating fuel into the snow and ground on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Kent Campbell said he was called to investigate a spill at an outside storage tank at a mobile home park on Mansfield Avenue (Route 140), when a homeowner ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

  • About TecH2O

    Who is cleaning your cooling tower? With warmer weather on the way, it will soon be time to put cooling towers back into service.  According to legislation passed by New York State effective 11/15/2015, “All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down for more than five days” and “any person who performs cleaning and ...


    By TecH2O

  • How Ontario’s Bill 51 Launched a Quiet Revolution in Planning

    When Ontario brought in its first planning act some 60 years ago, the goal was to instill some order into post-war growth. This groundbreaking legislation not only set out basic ground rules and responsibilities for directing changes in land use, but was instrumental in launching planning as a professional discipline in the province. As the volume and pace of development increased, however, it ...


    By Actual Media

  • Brownfield Redevelopment: New Interdiciplinary Challenges

    In the Federal Republic of Germany, 120 hectares of land are 'consumed' daily (84 hectares in the old, 36 hectares in the new federal states) for settlement and traffic; 50% of these areas are sealed at this (Statistical Federal Office, according to Department of the Environment 1998). The high land consumption results from the economic structural change and the expansion of urbane centers. This ...


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