ecological consulting Articles

  • Russian Ecology Monitoring Market Analysis

    The report is available in Russian. Translated version (English) is available within 5 working days after the report’s purchase. Purpose of this report was to analyze market of ecology monitoring in Russia. The research is unique as this is the only product, describing the market of ecology monitoring in Russia. This report includes analysis of legal issues, main stages and description of ...

  • Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating

    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 ...


    By Ensia

  • Waste composting as a component of ecological waste management in the Philippines

    Ecological waste management (EWM) is a system of analyzing solid waste concerns and coming up with solutions that would not pose any harm to the environment. This would imply the use of technologies that are environmentally sound such as waste segregation, waste reduction at source, composting and recycling. Furthermore, this system ought to comply with the vision of sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Coordinating ecological risk assessment with natural resource damage assessment: A panel discussion

    Contaminated sites in the U.S. undergo remediation and restoration through regulatory programs that lead the two processes through independent but often parallel pathways with different objectives. The objective of remediation is to reduce risk to human health and the environment, whereas that of restoration is to restore injured resources and compensate the public for lost use of the services ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Peer-Review Panel Report for the Fox River Human and Ecological Risk Assessments

    This report provides a critical analysis of two risk assessment reports evaluating the effects of chemical contaminants in the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin.  One risk assessment was prepared by ThermoRetec Consulting Corporation (ThermoRetec) on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and dated February 24, 1999; the other risk assessment was prepared by Exponent on behalf of the ...

  • Can disclosure rules clarify what’s in our groundwater? Enhesa’s US consultant Rachel Degenhardt on hydraulic fracturing & groundwater contamination in ELQ

    This month, Enhesa US Regulatory Consultant, Rachel Degenhardt, was published on the issue of hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination in Berkeley’s Ecology Law Currents, an online publication of Ecology Law Quarterly, one of the nation’s most respected and widely read environmental law journals. “The U.S. EPA is working to increase transparency regarding the ...

  • Development of a management tool to indicate the environmental impact of organic viticulture

    Received for publication April 19, 2008. Organic viticulture is an important part of the European Union organic farming sector, and, according to the most recent surveys, 1.5% of European Union wine originates from organic farms, with an upward trend. This paper describes an environmental impact of an organic viticulture indicator (EIOVI) that can be reliably used in the management of organic ...

  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) – Boston and suburbs - Case Study

    The MWRA is a state government agency that provides wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users. It also monitors outflows in Cape Cod Bay and Boston Harbor using a range of advanced technologies. As an industrial user of electricity, agency officials are looking to reduce economic volatility from electricity costs and to improve energy ...

  • The new Caofeidian eco-city will be climate-neutral

    The whole new Caofeidian eco-city is emerging some 200 km southeast of Beijing. Urban planners, architects, engineers and technical consultants from Sweco have taken part in planning of the first phase, a 30 square km area that will be completed carbon neutral. ...


    By Sweco

  • Sustainable development practices in mining sector: a GSCM approach

    Public interest on environment and ecology has grown manifolds due to rapid climate changes, environmental health hazards and energy crisis. This has drawn the attention of mass media, societies and governments to intensify pressure on organisations for transforming their process into eco–friendly process. Subsequently, organisations have been looking for developing models, algorithms, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Role of the Financial Sector in Achieving Sustainable Development

     Introduction The European Community's Fifth Environmental Action Programme recognised the importance of financial services by stating that 'financial institutions which assume the risk of companies and plants can exercise considerable influence - in some cases control - over investment and management decisions which could be brought into play for the benefit of the environment'. ...

  • Carnedd Wen Wind Farm

    In 2005 npower renewables began investigating the possibility of building one of the largest wind farms in Wales. The farm would consist of 65 turbines standing up to 137 metres high on around 2,600 hectares (ha) of hillside near Llanbrynmair in Powys. To help enhance the impact of the wind farm, npower renewables propose an extensive habitat restoration scheme following clearance of over ...


    By WYG

  • Environmental and sustainability impact assessment in small islands: the case of Azores and Madeira

    This paper compares Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practices and effectiveness in the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira. This was accomplished by qualitative appraisal and evaluation of the contents of EIA statements and the characterisation of the EIA practices. Data was collected from the islands' regional environmental agencies and from the Environmental Portuguese Agency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asian Facility Project - Case Study

    Clients Three universities from China: the Xi’an Centre of Geological Survey, China University of Geosciences in Beijing and the Hohai University in Nanjing have set up the Asian Facility Project in cooperation with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft and Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment. Project name Asian Facility Project ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • The devil in the detail of the Water Framework Directive

    Introduction By the end of this year the UK, along with other Member States of the EC, will have transposed the Water Framework Directive (WFD) into national legislation. This is the first step in implementing the most substantial piece of water legislation to come out of Brussels, but the details about what will be required from industry in terms of costs and benefits are still very uncertain. ...


    By WRc plc

  • In Your Face (Mask) - Environmental degradation starts to affect us here and now.

    Untitled Document What propelled environmental issues to the forefront of public concern from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s? The problems were in your face and up your nose. The ...

  • Shoreline property upgrade saved by Lightweight stormwater solution case study

    Renovating a residential property may be commonplace, however upgrades adjacent to the sensitive Bayou Texar estuary in Pensacola, FL, is a bit more difficult. The estuary is an ecologically sensitive area protected by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The consulting engineer and contractor had a problem; with limited space, how do they keep stormwater on site with the addition ...

  • Landscape level planning for community resilience

    While water related hazards such as floods and droughts are on the increase, the degradation of wetlands and other ecosystems erodes naturefs ability to regulate these hazards. In this workshop, we make the case for the need to integrate ecosystems in resilience practice and the importance of landscape level planning to reduce disaster risk. Landscape level planning in Delta areas This workshop ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Costing adaptation through local institutions village survey results : Yemen

    The objectives of the Costing Adaptation through Local Institutions (CALI) study were (a) to identify the costs of adaptation through local institutions, and (b) to investigate which institutions help households adapt to climate variability, which efforts and costs are needed to realize the adaptation options, and how they facilitate adaptation to climate variability. The study was carried out in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accelerating progress at contaminated sediment sites: Moving from guidance to practice

    Contaminated sediments are a pervasive problem in the United States. Significant economic, ecological, and social issues are intertwined in addressing the nation's contaminated sediment problem. Managing contaminated sediments has become increasingly resource intensive, with some investigations costing tens of millions of dollars and the majority of remediation projects proceeding at a slow pace. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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