ecological professional Articles

  • Risk communication discourse among ecological risk assessment professionals and its implications for communication with non‐experts

    Risk communication, especially to the general public and end users of plant protection products, is an important challenge. Currently, much of the risk communication the general public receives is via the popular press, and risk managers face the challenge of presenting their decisions and their scientific basis to the general public in an understandable way. Therefore, we decided to explore ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Management of Rivers for Instream Requirement and Ecological Protection

    This collaborative research on Instream flow requiremnt was conducted in the Deaprtment of Water Resources Engineering at Bangladesh Univ of Engineering & Tech (BUET) with the finacial assistance of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dhaka. Other participants were Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands, and Water Sector Organizations in Bangladesh (BWDB, JRC, WARPOO, IWM, and CEGIS) Executive ...


  • Social and ecological responses to climate change: towards an integrative understanding

    A literature review and a survey of professionals whose work deals with climate change indicate that more is known and considered certain by the natural science community concerning responses of natural systems to climate change. There is less of a consensus among social scientists that social systems are directly responding to climate change. The emphasis in the literature on policy and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Teaching the course on "sustainable development" within the "ecology and nature management" profile of training

    The history of man-nature interactions shows that, the more advanced the human culture, the better the relations with the environment. With the understanding that the culture of the society is, first and foremost, maintained by the educational institutions, one may consider any real education to be an input to sustainable development. And vice versa: practically all failures in social development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transitioning organisations for sustainability: implications for organisation development and change management

    Transitioning organisations for sustainability (TOS) is the practice of holistic organisational transformation in response to complex social, ecological, and economic challenges. This study examined the relationship between the worldview of organisation development (OD) and change practitioners and their professional identity, particularly those practicing TOS. The study compared professional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental policy and corporate environmental behaviour in India: social, economic and legal aspects

    Countries all over the world find sustainability to be a major concern, and India is no exception. The Indian environmental management system today clearly reflects this global concern. Global economic forces have impacted environmental management in India on many fronts, such as pollution control, preservation and promotion of ecology, environmental legislation, multilateral environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efforts to standardize wildlife toxicity values remain unrealized

    Wildlife toxicity reference values (TRVs) are routinely used during screening level and baseline ecological risk assessments (ERAs). Risk assessment professionals often adopt TRVs from published sources to expedite risk analyses. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed Ecological Soil Screening Levels (Eco‐SSLs) to provide a source of TRVs that would improve ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The architect–MEP engineer disconnect

    In this era in which many building industry professionals extol the benefits of integrated design teams, the rift between some engineers and architects persists that impedes the design and construction of high performing and ecologically sound projects. Books, articles and innumerable jokes have been written about the frequently troubled relationship between the two professions, but few have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is your ozone generator up to the job?

    After over a decade of building and supplying many ozone generators for water treatment all over the world, I had noticed that we hardly sell anything locally. It seemed strange to me, so I decided to call several different local water treatment professionals to find out what was the reason behind this. I asked them if they had ever used an ozone generator for water treatment. To my surprise, ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • Impediments and constraints in the uptake of water sensitive urban design measures in greenfield and infill developments

    Water sensitive urban developments are designed with integrated urban water management concepts and water sensitive urban design measures. The initiatives that may be included are the substitution of imported drinking water with alternative sources using a fit-for-purpose approach and structural and non-structural measures for the source control of stormwater. A water sensitive approach to urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is wetland mitigation banking?

    A mitigation bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation for unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources permitted under Section 404 or a similar state or local wetland regulation.  The concept has been around since the 1970’s.  In 1995 U.S. federal agencies ...


    By Common Sense Solutions, LLC

  • 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

  • Embracing uncertainty in freshwater climate change adaptation: A natural history approach

    Climate shifts are not new in the experience of humans and other species, but the capacity of potential evolutionary and ecological responses to climate change has been reduced through widespread human modifications of natural ecosystems. The magnitude, duration and timescales of altered climate threats require multigenerational strategies for climate change adaptation. In many places terrestrial ...

  • Communication and the Narrative Basis of Sustainability: Observations from the Municipal Water Sector

    Numerous studies attempt to operationalize sustainability and seek to characterize objective, or at least standardized, metrics of sustainable conditions and/or operations. In this paper, we suggest that sustainability is better viewed as an emergent quality, defined in terms of specific institutions and situations. Observations from the water sector suggest that sustainability is not merely a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Navigating in a sea of paper? - How to optimize your environmental laboratory information management

    Would you like your lab to grow both smart and green? In the absence of an optimal Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), today’s environmental laboratories have a difficult time growing adeptly without creating more boxes of paper plus lots of shelves to archive the data, thus requiring investments in more people, equipment, and space. If you grew with an proficient LIMS like Element ...


    By Promium LLC

  • Development of Plans and Specifications and Bidding Assistance

    Asbestos Survey – Building Surveys and Testing ACC helps developing owners and supervisors meet their regulating specifications to test suppose components for asbestos fiber prior to remodelling or development activities. To ensure quality, our certified professionals perform all area work according to OSHA, EPA and AHERA methods. Following the asbestos fiber survey, ACC provides a complete ...

  • LEAD-BASED PAINT TESTING

    Abatement Project Management  ACC controls all factors of lead-based colour abatement tasks on our customer's part. The ACC venture manger screens the contractor’s actions to make sure conformity with OSHA rules. Once abatement is accomplished, the ACC venture administrator performs a visible examination and, if the place is going to be re-occupied with children, approval ...

  • Opinion: Making Space for Nature

    MAKING SPACE FOR NATURE In September 2009, the then Secretary of State in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, asked me to chair a review of England's wildlife and ecological network. Across England large areas of land are protected under environmental and landscape designations. Both within these designations and outside them the Government, the voluntary ...


  • 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 ...

  • IBC container shredding in Manchester case study

    The Manchester (England)-based company Reckon Packaging Limited is a leading manufacturer of HDPE synthetic containers in the United Kingdom. A WLK 15 shredder from WEIMA was recently commissioned there. The aim was to efficiently shred and recycle IBCs that could not be reused. Industrial Bulk Containers (IBCs) are used mainly in the chemical, food and pharmaceutics industries. Recon Packaging ...


    By WEIMA

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