emergency planning Articles

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations

    Nobody expects an emergency or disaster – especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple truth is that emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your company when you least expect it. This booklet is designed to help you, the employer, plan for that possibility. The ...

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • State emergency plans: assessing the inclusiveness of vulnerable populations

    The US federal government's involvement in emergency management has evolved in magnitude since the 1800s. Each significant change usually occurred following a catastrophic event. The USA had two large-scale emergencies in 2001 and 2005 – man-made (September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001) and natural (Hurricane Katrina in 2005) – that shaped a new policy regarding emergency management. These ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • Technical basis for off-site emergency planning in France

    Past experiences from nuclear accidents have clearly shown the importance of being prepared to manage these situations from public information to implementation of protective actions. This paper summarises the criteria used as a basis for off-site emergency planning and preparedness in France. The emergency response organisation, the general organisational scheme of actions, criteria for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Universal and contextual tools as a double strategy in emergency planning

    Emergency planning is normally focused on larger unexpected events. A basic planning tool is the risk and vulnerability analysis (RAV) based on a top-down rational planning process. In this paper, we discuss a concept of mini-risk analysis (MRA) as an additional strategy to cope with accidents and disasters in the local community. MRAs focus on daily risks and small incidents. The MRA argument ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging Emergency Preparedness to Align with Business Continuity Planning

    Utilities need to ensure that critical systems and processes can be restored in a timely manner during a crisis, with reduced negative operational and financial impacts. The marcus evans Business Continuity & Organizational Resilience for Utilities Conference will address major topics such as preparing for major storms and natural disasters, business continuity planning, critical ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • A plan for (certain) failure: Possibilities for and challenges of more realistic emergency plans

    Calls for more robust societal emergency management capacities have grown shriller as the range of societal vulnerabilities widens. The development of workable plans is recognised as one means to increase capacity. However, scepticism persists that plans serve any significant function in guiding organisational emergency management. Plans nevertheless remain a de facto requirement for most ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • IRIS safety-by-design? and its implication to lessen emergency planning requirements

    International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) is an integral configuration pressurised light water reactor that has been in development since late 1999 by an international consortium. Its design and safety characteristics have been amply reported. In this paper the safety-by-design? IRIS philosophy is reviewed to show how the projected safety performance (most accidents either eliminated or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk-informed emergency planning requirements for Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

    This paper presents an overview of the use of risk insights to aid the derivation of the requirements for the Koeberg Emergency Plan. The methodology and the results are presented. This methodology is based on using the Koeberg risk assessment to the worst credible severe accident scenario, which then becomes the reference accident. The off-site consequences of this reference accident are then ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determination and justification of the reference scenarios and associated source terms for emergency planning in Switzerland

    For the purpose of planning emergency countermeasures in a nuclear accident, realistic reference scenarios were defined on the basis of general plant features. Three types of scenario cover the accident sequences expected to be the most probable. Time-scales and releases are identical for all Swiss Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs), although the plants differ in inventory, reactor type and age. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A computer simulation model for emerging technology business planning and forecasting

    This paper reports on the development and application of a computer simulation model designed to: (1) assist technical professionals in developing business plans for emerging technologies in emerging markets; and (2) provide a realistic simulation of this process for professional development and university courses in business and management of technology (MOT). By incorporating key concepts from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing a group support system to review and practice emergency plans in virtual teams

    In the 21st century, rapid changes in our society necessitate continuous review and practice of emergency plans. Traditional Face-to-Face (FtF) interactions in making emergency plans and training responders seem insufficient. The Virtual Team (VT), a new team form allowing a dynamic recruitment of experts from a global extent and a conduction of teamwork whenever it is needed, provides a more ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Do you have an emergency response plan in place for your organization?

    Emergency Response Plans are critical pieces of the puzzle in business today.  Without one, one may as well close up shop after a major disaster or catastrophic virus that spreads through an organization.  Beyond that, even day to day emergencies that seem small and trivial can cripple an ...


    By Beyond Rewards Inc.

  • Ammonia Emergency Plan Calls on Packed Tower to Scrub Released Chemicals,

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner.  Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands.  At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively ...


  • Pulp & Paper: Ammonia Emergency Plan calls on Packed Tower Case Study

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner. Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands. At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Urban water management and planning: urban sanitation policies and an emerging institutional structure

    Brazilian urban politics for the last two decades have been marked by the emergence of organised sectors of civil society who progressively reclaimed their roles as subjects. Both society and state were substantially transformed in such process, and urban and environmental policies, sanitation included, based on citizens' participation are an important and visible outcome. Participatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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