expert witness Articles

  • Expert witness - energy from waste plant

    The task S Grundon Ltd operates a clinical waste incinerator and municipal waste recycling facility at its Colnbrook facility ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Estimating ground motion levels in earthquake damage investigations: a framework for forensic engineering seismology

    Earthquake–resistant design matches performance targets of structures and facilities with defined levels of ground shaking. Structural failure in an earthquake may result from higher ground motions or from poor design and construction. In legal disputes in such circumstances experts are required to infer the ground–motion levels at the site, if there are no ground–motion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Superfund Compliance Review - Document/site review and investigation - Case Study

    Midwestern US The Summary We provided expertise in determining if previously closed waste management units and ongoing remediation efforts at an oil facility were and are being conducted in a manner consistent with applicable provisions of the federal Superfund program and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Some critical success factors in planning humanitarian relief operations in India

    India is prone to natural disasters due to its unique geo-climatic conditions. Response and relief are usually ad hoc and poorly managed. Although a single set of reasons cannot be made out, lack of institutional mechanism, lower preparedness levels, absence of any performance evaluation and minimal community involvement have been often blamed. What remains unanswered is “Why are the same ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing uncertainty in environmental decision-making: the risky business of establishing a relationship between science and law

    Government institutions, courts and administrative tribunals have been entrusted with making critical decisions concerning environmental risks. The nature of these decisions and their underlying uncertainty inevitably involve reliance upon opinion evidence from environmental scientists. This analysis begins with a review of the evolution of scientific expert opinion as an evidentiary input to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Accountability: Keeping Pace with the Evolving Role of Responsible

    Over the past ten years or so, stakeholders involved the areas of environment, health, and safety (EHS) have witnessed an explosion of voluntary environmental leadership programs of one form or another. The growth of voluntary programs (along with related new approaches intended to enhance environmental protection and workplace safety) reflects the complexity of EHS issues today, the high ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Case Study: Dam in Sri Lanka

    After 15 years and 18 experts, Willowstick's AquaTrack™ Steps In. The problem Immediately upon filling the 100 metre high dam, a significant leak occurred—in excess of 8 cumecs—which removed 25,000 cubic metres of fill downstream of the dam. Dr Andy Hughes of Atkins Global, a world-owner renowned expert witness and former presidency member of ICOLD, was ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Sub-watertable landfill (regulation 15 risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Site investigation, data collation and interpretation, Controlled water and ecological risk assessment services, Expert witness. Issues: Sub-water table landfill site. Potential risk to groundwater. Summary: ESI produced a controlled waters ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Linking greenhouse gas markets around the world

    Shortly after the publication of the ISO 14064 standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and verification in March 2006, the climate change sector embraced these policy-neutral tools, developed by 175 experts from around the world between 2002 and 2006. The relevance of ISO 14064 is witnessed by its adoption (with modifications in some cases) or recommendation by leading GHG programs and ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Transcript: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening, and What’s Next?

    As we are poised to witness the reauthorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the first revision of our domestic chemical management law in 40 years -- stakeholders will need immediately to understand what the "new TSCA" means for their industrial operations and strategically adjust their global operations to the new law. In late 2015, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke ...

  • AFRICA: Atlas of our changing environment

    Africa is the second-largest continent on Earth after Asia and currently considered among the most strategic regions in terms of global development opportunities. With about 30 million square kilometres including adjacent islands and the Sahara, the world’s largest desert, Africa covers over 20 per cent of Earth’s total land area. Africa is also the second most populous continent after Asia. With ...

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • Vapor Steamers for Tile and Grout Maintenance

    Tile and grout cleaning is undoubtedly a tiresome and time-consuming job. Tiled floors are normally used in areas that experience heavy traffic. As a result, the floors can get quite dull and dirty at the end of the day. Then, there is the issue of grout, a highly porous surface that quickly absorbs dirt and develops stains. Rigorous scrubbing can wear away the grout and spoil its appeal. For ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

    Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by recent legislation, and that it no longer ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Cuba`s Jardines de la Reina Reef—A Beacon of Hope in the Caribbean

    A coral reef in Cuba isn’t just a tourist destination—it can be a lesson in effective ecosystem management. I recently visited Cuba at the invitation of “ ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • Why disaster warning and development go hand in hand

    To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there ...


    By SciDev.Net

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