environmental infrastructure management Articles

  • Common environmental infrastructure: case study on the management of common effluent treatment plants

    The concept of common environmental infrastructure including common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) became popular in India due to several driving forces. A large number of small and medium enterprises located in industrial agglomerate joined hands in setting up such facilities with financial assistance from government. A study is made on the management of eight CETPs located in different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quality Data Management: An Essential Component Of US Water Infrastructure

    The standards for environmental testing are more rigorous and far reaching than ever. At the same time, the U.S. water infrastructure has reached the age where replacement is critical. Laboratories and testing facilities trying to address both issues should consider implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). A LIMS, which replaces paper-based systems, can increase sample ...

  • Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

    The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental risk management: Leaving little to chance

    Life is risky at the best of times. And identifying and managing risks – in the environment, industry and financial markets – has become a priority for business and governments everywhere. Everyone knows what can go wrong. Environmental accidents, corporate scandals and financial imprudence have rung up damage bills in the billions of dollars. So the heat is on to find ways to better manage and ...

  • A measurement infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing

    Global resource degradation, climate change, and environmental pollution are worsening due to increasing globalised industrialisation. Manufacturing industries have thus been put under pressure to cope with these problems while maintaining competitiveness. Sustainable manufacturing has been proposed to meet these challenges. The measurement of sustainability in manufacturing enables the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Overview of Infrastructure Asset Management A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean

    AbstractEurope and the United Kingdom (UK) are at the forefront of Asset Management for water utilities. This is primarily due to the fact of privatization of water utilities in the UK. The UK is currently in the third generation of the Asset Management procedures and has well defined methods for identifying and managing assets. In the United Kingdom (UK), large scale Asset Management has been ...

  • Alternative Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure

    ABSTRACTThe ability of a small community water infrastructure system to provide safe drinking water and protect the environment is heavily influenced by the utility’s financial sustainability. Particularly in this era of declining grant dollars, coupled with higher costs for construction, operation and maintenance, the economic viability of the small system is threatened. New alternative ...

  • Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

    The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and for anaerobic digestion. Infrastructure also is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Forests Serve as Freshwater Infrastructure

    Restoring watershed headwaters is examined as a water storage strategy A global realization is dawning about the pressing need for more freshwater storage infrastructure to support growing populations in our time of climate change. Faced with the astronomical costs of constructing such infrastructure, however, water management is beginning to look at existing natural features that can ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to integrate ISO 14001 environmental management systems with quality management systems

    Can the Quality and Environmental Management Systems be integrated into one system?Yes, that can easily be done whether you already have your QMS in place or you are starting new. Integration of the EMS and the QMS can result in a substantial cost saving for your organization.With recent revisions and upgrades, the ISO standards have become more compatible with each other. For example, in the ...


    By 14000 Store

  • Aging Water Infrastructure in the US

    With pipeline systems crumbling, decentralized treatment makes sense ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Decision support for the management of aging nuclear critical infrastructures: vulnerability assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis

    Because many nuclear facilities are nearing the end of their design life, it is important to assess the vulnerability of these aging critical infrastructure systems. The risks associated with nuclear energy are often complex and uncertain, including the release of radioactive fission and environmental issues related to the longevity and toxicity of waste products. In the event of a nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

    Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run businesses. As we prepare to participate in ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Chemical Company - Environmental

    One of the world’s top chemical producers, with major operations in the Houston area, needed to deploy a real-time environmental management application to meet local, state and federal regulatory requirements for NOx and HRVOC, and take advantage of the new emissions trading programs. It sought a solution that would leverage its existing IT infrastructure and support a multi-site emissions ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Environmental Situation in Africa

    Abstract Africa The economic and social needs of Africa depends more on its environmental resources but these natural resources are seriously declining and that is really effecting the entire region. Sustainable development in this rapidly changing region has become an imperative, and must take place in the complex context of a diverse and changing ecosystem, political transition and evolution ...

  • Implementation of a real-time environmental data management system to ensure HRVOC program compliance

    The BP Texas City Site (Refinery and Chemicals Plant) has successfully implemented a real-time environmental data management system in order to comply with the Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound (HRVOC) rule from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This unique rule is part of TCEQ's overall strategy within the Texas State Implementation Plan to bring the Houston area into ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • The Hidden Cost of Tourism on Your Local Infrastructure

    How Spikes in Tourism Impact Utilities Like WasteWater Managment In recent years there has been a significant increase in protests against tourists in Europe. A wave of angry anti-British tourist sentiment has peaked across Europe with Spaniards taking to the streets in violent protests as many resorted to anti-tourism slogans and graffiti throughout its tourist ...


    By OxyMem Ltd

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