environmental risk Articles

  • Advantages of Advanced Water Treatment Solutions

    Various advanced water treatment solutions are available for households as well as all types of facilities and industries. Water filtration provides users with valuable benefits that many don’t realize yet. Here are some of the advantages of water treatment solutions like an arsenic treatment system. Improved Water Quality A good arsenic filtration system ...

  • Choosing Children’s Environmental Risk

    A model of endogenous risk provides a foundation to study a parent’s child care decisions when the child could be exposed to an environmental hazard (e.g., toxic substance, foodborne pathogen). The parent invests in childcare quality and quantity to reduce the likelihood of a hazard exposure occurring and to reduce its severity if the exposure is realized. We supply conditions to sign ...


    By Springer

  • Post-deal environmental risk management

    In the Mergers & Acquisitions series supplement of Financier Worldwide, Simon Johnson, Managing Director of ENVIRON FRS, provides insight into how to avoid 'suprises' in business by completing strategic and comprehensive risk management, both pre- and ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • International environmental cooperation with risk aversion

    This paper models global environmental policy in a stochastic setting: reducing pollution not only reduces expected environmental damage but also its spread. The national incentives to cooperate are analysed under adverse conditions: expected payoffs are taken to have the structure of a (static) prisoners' dilemma. It is shown that, even then, incentives to cooperate unilaterally or even ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Policies to Reduce Cancer Risk

    Untitled Document Cancer is the second most prevalent cause of death in the United States, behind heart diseases. The lifetime risk ...

  • Risk communication and stakeholder participation in the governance of systemic environmental health risks

    Achieving effective stakeholder participation in discourses about modern, systemic risks is difficult. Risks and policies to control them stimulate behavioural changes in society, so stakeholdership evolves as events play out, and defining stakeholders requires the ability to model the adaptive responses involved. Engaging stakeholders is also problematic because of inherent barriers of time, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nanopharmaceuticals – tiny challenges for the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals

    Many new developments and innovations in health care are based on nanotechnology. The field of nanopharmaceuticals is diverse and not as new as one might think: for many years nanopharmaceuticals have been marketed and future is likely to bring more nanosized compounds to the market. Therefore it is time to examine, whether the environmental risk assessment for human pharmaceuticals is ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case Note: Environmental Risks, Rights and Black Swans

    Keywords: Environmental rights, risk, European Court of Human Rights, black swans INTRODUCTION While it by now is well-established that certain environmental risks may trigger human rights responsibilities upon governments, a close examination of the exact perimeters of this assessment, as developed by human rights tribunals, alerts us to the explanatory ...


  • Nippon Gohsei: Managing Environmental, Health & Safety Risks

    Background Nippon Gohsei was originally founded in 1927 to develop manufacturing technology for synthetic acetic acid production, and has since grown into a major chemical company for the manufacture of acetic acid resins. Making full use of their technological strength in organic syntheses, polymerization, polymer reactions, etc., they have sought to develop new products with new value from a ...


  • Environmental Risk Management Solutions Get Executive Attention

    Interest in corporate environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues is at an all time high across North America and in Europe. Pressure by shareholders and concerned citizens has increased in response to the significant environmental risks now facing corporations, while companies must also respond to new regulations and standards that increasingly have real “teeth.” And nowhere are these issues ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks at Medupi - Case Study

    The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period, there will be 38 main contractors and 100-300 sub-contractors on site at any given time, employing up to 12,000 people at the peak of construction. NCC was appointed at the beginning of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • A New Vigilance: Identifying and Reducing the Risks of Environmental Terrorism

    Environmental terrorism is an old type of conflict with a new face. Large, costly wars between two or more states have become less prevalent over the past 50 years, and with the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, there ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Environmental risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals: Regulatory developments

    Concern about the potential environmental impact of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment was first expressed over 30 years ago. It is therefore surprising that there is still so little current regulation requiring environmental risk assessments to be undertaken on human pharmaceuticals. Particularly in view of the rapid development in legislation, that has taken place in many ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Help protect children from environmental risks

    October is Children’s Health Month. To heighten awareness about environmental issues impacting children, EPA is providing parents and caregivers simple tips they can use to help protect children in their homes, schools and communities.“As both EPA Administrator and a mother, I understand the importance of protecting our children from environmental threats,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Simultaneous treatment of environmental and financial risk in process design

    In this paper, we propose a new measure for environmental risk and discuss a way of considering it simultaneously with financial risk. Instead of using single numbers to define environmental risk, we propose to use the cumulative probability of emissions, similarly to the cumulative distributions of profit used for financial risk. We also propose to use a risk surface as a generalisation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    While most companies are familiar with the regulatory requirements that must be managed when opening or operating a commercial or industrial facility; the regulatory requirements which need to be met when closing a facility are less commonly known. To reduce operating costs in a challenging economic environment, organizations may need to downsize, relocate, or close facilities. There are ...

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