environmental resource management Articles

  • Bayesian networks in environmental and resource management

    This overview article for the special series, “Bayesian Networks in Environmental and Resource Management,” reviews 7 case study articles with the aim to compare Bayesian network (BN) applications to different environmental and resource management problems from around the world. The article discusses advances in the last decade in the use of BNs as applied to environmental and resource ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Research trends in resource and environmental management: a review of the literature

    Environmental and resource management have often been at odds with industrialisation and rapid economic growth and this is apparent when reviewing the cases of growing economies of China and India. This article reviews the literature and concludes that not only promoting effective natural resource management contributes to price stability, availability of products and long-term employment, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Earthworms - the environmental engineers: review of vermiculture technologies for environmental management and resource development

    Earthworms are being used to manage most organic wastes; treat wastewater; clean-up chemically contaminated soils; improve soil fertility and produce food crops. Their use in production of life-saving medicines and raw materials for industries are some new discoveries. We have successfully experimented in vermicomposting of 'MSW', vermifiltration of 'municipal & industrial wastewater', ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resource exploitation under environmental uncertainty

    Optimal resource management is considered, with a special emphasis on the possible occurrence of a catastrophic environmental event, whose occurrence conditions arc subject to uncertainty. The events are classified according to the extent to which the damage they inflict is reversible, and are characterised as exogenous or endogenous. The implications of this classification on the ensuing optimal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

    Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of natural resources on the policy agenda. Given the ...

  • Integrated modeling on water resource management

    World is facing a water crisis and increasing in recent years. It is necessary to understand the water system from source to sink and about 10% of total annual runoff is being used. Agriculture is found largest direct user of water. Asia is consuming about 23%, highest percentage of available water resources. Various steps for efficient water resources management are discussed. Decision support ...


  • The contribution of hierarchy theory to environmental assessment: application to water resource management

    Environmental assessment methods are generally based on mono-disciplinary approaches drawn from biophysical or social sciences. This paper discusses the use of hierarchy theory to represent ecological systems when building a cross-disciplinary environmental assessment methodology in which a variety of legitimate views are formally taken into account. A hierarchical approach is applied to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk Management: Sustainably Managing a Common Resource

    Introduction Danfoss is a global manufacturer of hermetic compressors, pumps, valves, motors and other electrical control units. The company owns a major manufacturing facility located on a small island, Als, in the Baltic Sea. In 1983 the company was routinely withdrawing two million cubic meters of fresh water from the sole aquifer which supplies the entire island, home to 50,000 residents. ...

  • Managing scarcity: changing the paradigm for sustainable resource management

    As Arizona’s fastest growing private water and wastewater utility, Global Water Resources (“Global”) is driving the deployment of efficient water resource management to ensure the sustainability of development. The drought plagued Southwest, poised to experience continued rapid growth, does so at the peril of its limited groundwater supplies. Thus, water conservation is imperative in the desert ...

  • Resources consumption management at the national library of Iran

    Environmental protection, pollution prevention and optimal consumption/ use of resources are among the most important factors for the achievement of sustainable development. Unfortunately lack of attention paid to this matter, has made the country  face various environmental crises(Paraccini, 1994). The most important environmental crisis is referred to the cultural problems; so correction ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

    In recent years, a broad set of national and international water issues has begun to receive significant attention at all levels of society, from leaders at the United Nations to local communities in the United States and around the world. ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Environmental illusion in the depletion of common property resources

    Energy use is characterised by the commons situation with respect to exhaustion of finite resources, the depletion rate decision for renewable resources, and the generation of pollution. Each of these can be collectively managed by norms or by institutional rules ('common property'), or users can remain uncoordinated ('open access'). This article analyses the former concept, common property, in a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Launch of online environmental compliance resource for universities and colleges

    The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) have announced the launch of a new web-based compliance centre called CampusERC . This progressive site has been “designed as a multifaceted library of resources for college and university environmental officers to keep up with the latest news and information on environmental issues, study best practices in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The economic downturn. Is environmental resource conservation still possible?

    The recent world wide economic crisis has drastically refocused our priorities.  Many of us have seen our retirement portfolios dwindle and real estate values plummet, while federal, state and local governments are scrambling for funding as budgets disappear. Even obtaining financing for all but the essentials has become more difficult. Advisors caution U.S. President-elect Barak Obama that ...


    By Three Ravens Ranch

  • Plastics waste management and resource recovery in India

    Exponential growth in plastic production and consumption has evoked concerns for its effective management. Within a decade, India has witnessed a substantial growth of 890% and 340% in plastic production and per capita consumption, respectively. Plastic recycling industries have mushroomed autonomously and accounts for 47% of annual recycling. Further, unscientific collection, transportation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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