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  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Land assessment for flood spreading site selection using geospatial information system

    Irregular patterns of precipitations from temporal as well as spatial perspectives not only cause destructions but also waste surface water resources. Hence, controlling surface water and leading the flood to underground stores improve the efficiency of water usage. Selecting appropriate sites for optimal use of water floods is ...

  • Department of Land & Water Conservation

    The NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation is an amalgamation of the former departments of Conservation and Land Management and Water Resources, and the Water Services Policy Division of the former NSW Public Works. As the State’s major natural resource agency, the Department of Land and Water Conservation is responsible for the management of nearly all of the land and water in New South ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Brades Rise, Sandwell case study - Seaton Carew, Hartlepool - Highlighting the importance of historical land use information

    ANGRY homeowners are demanding compensation after experts discovered a wide area of residential land has been poisoned with lead, arsenic and zinc. Ninety-one homes on an estate in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool are affected and owners fear house prices will plummet. Council chiefs are now taking legal action against the former landowners and the company which built the properties in the 1970s, but ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Building National Forest and Land-Use Information Systems: Lessons from Cameroon, Indonesia, and Peru

    This working paper examines the institutional, human resources, and financial capacities of three countries that have developed a forest and land-use information system, and highlights common enabling factors and challenges. Key Findings Securing the support from the highest levels of the government is instrumental in encouraging ministries to work together to ...

  • Relating Land Cover Characteristics and Common Loon Mercury Levels Using Geographic Information Systems

    This effort models the relationship between mercury (Hg) levels in the common loon (Gavia immer) and land cover types as defined by the National Land Cover Database (NLCD). We constructed the model within the framework of a GIS to analyze the spatial relationships between land cover types and blood Hg levels in male common loons. Thiessan polygons were used to generate the territory for each ...


    By Springer

  • Developing a contaminated land use strategy

    Landmark's Historical Map and Land Use datasets are invaluable for the identification of potentially contaminated land as part of the 1995 Environment Act. The challenge:Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes local authorities responsible for the identification of historically contaminated land, which poses a threat to human health or to the environment, within their ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Land accounts for Europe 1990-2000

    Changes in land cover in Europe reflect modifications in the uses of land, which often compete for the same resource: development of artificial surfaces for housing, transport and economic activities; intensification or extensification of agriculture practices; conversion of natural land to agriculture or farmland abandonment; afforestation or deforestation. Accounting for land cover change in a ...

  • The impact of digital elevation model and land use spatial information on Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN – predicted stream flow and sediment uncertainty

    The Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN (HSPF) model is widely used to develop management strategies for water resources. The spatial resolution of the input data used to parameterize the HSPF model may lead to uncertainty in model outputs. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the spatial resolution of the digital elevation model (DEM) and land use data on uncertainty in HSPF-predicted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Estimation of total nitrogen transport and retention during flow in a catchment using a mass balance model incorporating the effects of land cover distribution and human activity information

    The load of total nitrogen (TN) in stream water was surveyed in the Nagara River Basin (2,000 km2), central Japan. Multivariate analysis placed the TN data in an environmental and social context, relating TN to land use conditions such as geologic features, population density, and percentage of the population using the sewer system. Multivariate analysis was used to examine relationships among ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)

    The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity in the EU. Bringing together facts and figures on biodiversity and ecosystem services, it links to related policies, environmental data centres, assessments and research findings from various sources. It is being developed to strengthen the knowledge base and support ...

  • Land quality baseline assessment of a food manufacturing facility

    Client: Food Manufacturer Location: South-Wales, UK Services: Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Due Dilligence, Rapid Site Investigation. Summary: A food manufacturer wished to sell a drink packaging operation, and needed an environmental investigation to support the marketing of a site. ESI initiated our Rapid Phase ...

  • Indiana firm lands wind farm contract

    Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. “Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm,” said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. “Renewable energy, ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • Copernicus: new horizons for European and global land monitoring

    How can we monitor Europe-wide farmland biodiversity so that it makes sense to farmers, is ecologically credible and still is affordable? Two new studies published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and the Journal of Environmental Management think it is possible. These studies were conducted by international groups of scientists including Alterra. Combining stakeholder priorities for biodiversity ...

  • Phase 1 desk study to assist in land divestment

    Project: Phase 1 assessment Desk Study to Assist in Land Divestment Client: Local Authority, London  Services: Site walkover, land investigation, data collation, conceptual site modelling, qualitative risk assessment Summary: ESI’s thorough approach to data collection and conceptual modelling plus our experience ...

  • Oil tank removal and land remediation specialist

    It becomes a terrifically herculean task, when an oil tank is detected above and below the ground. In such cases we immediately need professional tank removal services. In this regard West Coast Tank Recovery has come out with some gratifying result. It is not easy to handle the situation, when an oil tank is detected, submerged into the ground. In such circumstances we can only trust the ...

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