environmental management Articles

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Case study - Remote water quality monitoring in South Africa

    Situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, the Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA) runs several open cut and underground mining operations producing thermal coal. To ensure their mining operations do not affect the surrounding natural water bodies, the company employs Hydrolab and OTT water quality monitoring equipment with remote data transmission options: the OTT ecoLog 800 water level ...

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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