environmental management Articles

  • The Basics of Evapotranspiration

    Evapotranspiration (ET) represents the loss of water from the Earth’s surface from the combination of direct evaporation and plant transpiration. ET is usually expressed as a rate such as inches per day. Knowledge of ET is important for irrigation scheduling but it is also an important factor for other land use applications such as septic tank drain fields, watershed level budgeting, and ...

  • Can Anyone Be an Environmental Manager?

    This column explores the current condition of the EHS profession - and raises a number of troubling questions that have yet to be openly addressed within our professional ranks.  The problem was summed up in a headline I saw recently saying, "The EHS profession has skidded down the food chain."  In the jargon of marketing, the environmental profession has no identifiable brand and ...

  • Tools for environmental management

    Environmental management by industry requires commitment from the top down in an organisation if it is to succeed. Using his own company, Union Carbide, as a basis, the author identifies a number of key steps in implementing a strategy of environmental management. By undergoing a continuing process of improvement internally and participating in the regulatory process, industry has the tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Environmental Management Systems

    Untitled Document The Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Guidebook for Improving Energy and Environmental Performance in Local Government was prepared in order to provide a tool that ...


  • Waste management and environmental protection

    The general problem of waste disposal into the environment is reviewed and leads into a discussion of the necessity for the new professional area of waste management to be fostered. This profession would oversee and direct the reduction of waste generation, develop recycling schemes and markets for the utilisation of materials presently wasted, and control the disposal to the environment of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Shifting Paradigms of Environmental Management

    Introduction In the past few decades there has been an all around awareness of environmental degradation caused by industrial activities on account of green house gas emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain and acidification, eutrophication, soil degradation, technological hazards, chemical mists and fog with potential damage to human race. Environmental considerations therefore ...

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Business Intelligence and Environmental Management

    The integration of Business Intelligence tools with an organization’s Environmental Management System or EMS and lead to significant cost reductions and more effective implementation of environmental goals. Business Intelligence tools are used for measuring operational performance. From an EMS perspective, BI tools now provide an overarching look into the enterprise’s performances. Doesn’t ...


    By Vintara

  • Maritime environmental management systems

    Awareness of the potential for water pollution and its prevention is essential in controlling it. For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (i.e. MARPOL) and national laws ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Completely Integrated Environmental Management

    Environmental information management isn't what it used to be. It's no longer about software programs that manage data and write reports, but whole programs that do everything. As a wider array of companies offer environmental information management systems (EMIS), and as in-house and desktop software solutions have become more common, EMIS options become wide indeed. EH&S managers are ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Implementing an environmental management system

    Seven of the top 20 UK law firms already have a formal accredited environmental management system (EMS) such as ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard established in 1996 that builds a framework for the conduct of environmental management. The EMS is a formulaic process, guided by a concise environmental policy covering regulatory compliance, objectives and targets for the ...


    By Green Element

  • Environmental management: An agenda for action

    A business agenda for sustainable development is described, where the main thrust is to be the manufacture of durable and recyclable goods by processes which minimize the production of waste and polluting emissions. This is to be achieved through education, research and innovation with a more open dialogue between producers and society.Keywords: recycling technology, sustainable development, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Asset Management

    Location: 20+ Sites across the US Project Start Date: 2008 Element Markets manages emissions compliance for one of the largest private equity firms in the United States. Our client controls several projects that require an array of compliance services, and they rely on our expertise to centrally manage every aspect and to optimize value across their portfolio. ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


  • Environmental Compliance and Management Benefits

    Many companies are subject to environmental regulations without realizing it. In general, any business, big or small, commercial or industrial, which emits vapors or dust into the air, discharges process waste water into a sewer or on the ground, or generates a solid waste for disposal may be subject to environmental regulations. If a business uses a great many chemicals, or volumes of chemical, ...


  • Landfill environmental data management

    Client: Syngenta Limited Location: Bradley Park, UK Services: Landfill monitoring support service, environmental data management and reporting services Issues: Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). Control and trigger level compliance. Summary: ESI receives site monitoring data from the ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System

    Substantial pressures are placed on organizations today to consider the preservation of the environment as one of their primary business strategies. Contributing factors include globalization of the marketplace, non-profit organizations, local legislation and global accords, a burgeoning green supply-chain, and a well-educated public, to name a few. Businesses, therefore, need to consider new ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • Ping´s Environmental Management System

    In the fall of 2000, PING, Inc. was awarded certification to ISO 9001 and 14001. Today, PING, best known for its custom fit, custom-built golf clubs, competes in a $4billion golf equipment industry that is highly innovative and competitive. In this atmosphere, continuous improvement is a must - especially in the realm of environmental ...

  • Reconciling different approaches to environmental management

    Environmental management is often regarded as the domain of the natural scientist with decision criteria developed within strict methodological boundaries. The argument is put forward that economic criteria have tried to emulate scientific methodology to the exclusion of important socio-economic factors. Concern over the monetary valuation of the environment has lead to calls for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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