environmental risk Articles

  • Water Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    Drinking water treatment in North America has stringent requirements for effluent water quality, with a great amount of attention being drawn to the presence of hazardous disinfection by-products (DBPs) persisting through water distribution systems. The operation of water treatment plants involves addition of various mixing agents to help with coagulation and settling of organics in the raw water ...


    By MANTECH

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Transfer Your Environmental Risks to a Third Party

    Remediation of contaminated sites often is costly and time-consuming, diverting scarce corporate resources from a company’s core operations. Moreover, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and recent Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards Board rules and standards governing accounting for and reporting of environmental liabilities (e.g., FIN 47 Accounting for Conditional Asset ...


    By Freeborn & Peters LLP

  • Book Review: Corporate Strategies for Managing Environmental Risk

    Corporate Strategies for Managing Environmental Risk, by Bernard Sinclair-Desgagne. Ashgate, 2004. 584 pp. ISBN 0-7546-2411-0Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case note: Environmental risks, rights and black swans

    Keywords: Environmental rights, risk, European Court of Human Rights, black ...


  • Integrated Environmental Risk Financing for Successful Brownfields Redevelopment

    Untitled Document Environmental engineers and others involved with brownfields redevelopment have increasingly come to appreciate the role of the new environmental insurance products in financing ...

  • Egg wash wastewater: Estrogenic risk or environmental asset?

    Commercial production of eggs and egg products requires the washing of eggs to remove urinary / fecal material and broken egg residue. In the case of one Ohio farming facility, 1.6 million birds produce 1.4 million eggs per day, using ∼50 mL of wash water / egg or ∼ 70,000 L per day. The aqueous waste stream was evaluated for estrogenicity, to determine if potential for endocrine disruption ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Risk management on energy and environmental conservation in CEE countries

    The report has been prepared on the basis of seven independent provided research projects, realised by experts from all countries of CEE. The seven research projects are: 1) Development of risk analyses on energy and environmental conservation; 2) Strategic forecast on energy and environment conservation; 3) Main risk sources identification on energy conservation policy; 4) Risk valuation methods ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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