impact assessment Articles

  • Increasing the Impact of Risk Assessment

    Improve your risk management programs over time and increase employee safety by making risk assessment a living part of your organisation. By implementing a ‘living’ risk assessment cycle and developing a safety culture, you can: Manage risk more effectively Be better prepared for litigation Reduce overall risk This paper will identify a ...


    By Medgate, Inc

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • 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

  • Improving Winery Lagoon Performance & Efficiency - Case Study

    Overview A winery in California faced the challenge of optimizing and treating their wastewater pond in a sustainable manner. The winery had brush rotors frequently breaking down, which were very difficult and time consuming to repair. They were seeking a more reliable option. Aeration Industries International provided that solution in more ways than one. ...

  • A contextual approach to environmental impact assessment

    This paper presents an environmental impact assessment method implemented in a computational tool for the environmental evaluation of building designs. The method is an extension of a traditional material-focused life cycle analysis (LCA), and is based on a spatial allocation for emissions and resource usage. The implementation described here uses a model of an evaluative environment, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact assessment of bathroom products

    It has been recognised worldwide that previous patterns of industrial production have been causing resource depletion and waste accumulation. To address the issue, not only the selection of materials, but also the cycle of stages in the life of a product, are subject to scrutiny. These stages may include resource extraction, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, use and refurbishment. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of relative impact of reservoir location

    Reallocation of reservoir storage capacity for different water use purposes is regarded as one of the representative strategies for supplying water for human and environmental needs under the difficult situation of new reservoir construction. However, there are impacts of reservoir storage reallocation on river/reservoir systems because each reservoir in a multiple reservoir system is operated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • The Next Generation of Level Control

    Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance. Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • Including ecotoxic impacts on warm‐blooded predators in life cycle impact assessment

    In current life cycle impact assessment, the focus of ecotoxicity is on cold‐blooded species. We developed a method to calculate characterization factors (CFs) for the impact assessment of chemical emissions on warm‐blooded predators in freshwater food chains. The method was applied to 329 organic chemicals. The CF for these predators was defined as a multiplication of the fate factor (FF), ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The role of strategic health impact assessment in sustainable development

    Health is one of the main ways of judging effects on humans and is a component of the three overlapping dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic. Yet, the assessment of health impacts has been neglected as a way of arguing for the importance of policies to foster sustainable development or of evaluating policies from this viewpoint. Health impact assessment (HIA) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Road network unreliability: impact assessment and mitigation

    Road transport network reliability has recently become important, with the increasing emphasis on 'just-in-time' production methods and reducing the impacts of natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis). This has led to increased efforts to mitigate the impacts of disruption of road transport networks, and the inclusion of changes in network reliability in economic appraisals of road network ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Review - Check List

    Untitled Document Objectives of the Review Checklist This Review Checklist has been developed as a method for reviewing environmental ...

  • Cumulative Air Quality Impact Assessments - A Case Study

    Introduction Deregulation across the country has resulted in the proposal of hundreds of new power plants within the last several years.  Each power plant, individually, is required to demonstrate conformance with state and federal air quality regulations.  However, there is still a great deal of public concern over the combined or cumulative impact that all of these proposed ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • How to weave ecosystem services into impact assessments

    The Wayuu people in northern Colombia depend on shrubland for grazing their livestock. These herds serve as the Wayuus’ main source of income and food, and this is partly why they depend so heavily on the existence and condition of shrubland ecosystems. But livestock are also used to pay dowries or make amends, playing a major role in facilitating social interactions between families and ...

  • Environmental impact assessment of industrial development at Gladstone, Australia

    The modelling system LADM, consisting of a prognostic mesoscale model and a Lagrangian dispersion model, has been used to assess the impact of existing and proposed emitters in a region of complex terrain. The highest ground-level concentrations of sulphur dioxide are predicted to occur in stable conditions when elevated plumes impact on local terrain. Early-morning fumigation and convective ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indicators of wetland acidification and their relevance to environmental impact assessment

    Developments in most tropical coastlines are often hampered by acidification, which occurs when sedimentary pyrites are disturbed during construction activities. Acidification causes vegetation die back, fish mortality, heavy metal pollution, corrosion of concrete, steel and other metallic structures. The aim of this study is to develop tools for predicting the likelihood of acidification ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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