natural resource Articles

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • December BioCycle World

    Economic Impact Of Recycling In Texas The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its recent study on the economic impact of recycling activities in the state. Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW designated materials were recycled in Texas in 2015. Typical recyclables (paper, plastics, metal, and glass), organics (yard trimmings, brush, green waste, and food and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Overcoming water challenges through nature-based solutions

    Freshwater is a key resource and medium for various economic sectors and domestic purposes but its use is often at the expense of natural ecosystems. Water management must change to deal with urgent issues and protect aquatic ecosystems and their services, while addressing the demand for water from the competing claims for cities, agriculture, industry, energy and transport. In this paper key ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • USGS surveys, models high plains groundwater resources

    A United States Geological Survey publication and model of groundwater resources in the Northern High Plains aquifer can be used to better understand the region’s water resources, a critical component of scientific water management. This type of comprehensive study has not been made in more than 30 years The models can be used to assess the flow, quantity, sources, and sinks of groundwater ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • The case for increasing circular economy systems grows as resources dwindle

    New research from Yale University encourages discussions on how to implement circular economy systems on a larger scale Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, believe that circular economy systems are essential to our long-term survival on a planet with limited resources. While some large companies, including Google, Dell, Philips, and Unilever, and a few ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources in the Srepok watershed, Central Highland of Vietnam

    The Srepok watershed in the Central Highland of Vietnam plays an important role in the economic development of the region. Any harmful effects of climate change on natural resources may cause difficulties for social and economic development in this area. The present study aims to predict and evaluate changes of water resources in the Srepok watershed under the impact of climate change ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental indicator report 2017 — In support to the monitoring of the 7th Environment Action Programme

    This report gives an overview of the EU’s progress towards 29 environmental policy objectives. These are relevant to the achievement of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) three key priority objectives: natural capital; resource-efficient, low-carbon economy; and people’s health and ...

  • Why actions speck louder than words

    Making the resource revolution a reality can only be achieved if our actions speak louder than our words. The resource revolution comprises many elements, but chief among them is the need for action to be taken to ensure optimal resource productivity across the world. Much has been made of the need for businesses and other organizations to assess the planet’s use of its ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Designing a model for integrated watershed management in Iran

    This study, which designs a model for integrated watershed management in Iran, is based on qualitative research applying a grounded theory methodology. Interviewing was the main tool for gathering data. Using snowball sampling, we chose three categories of informants: (a) academics and experienced natural resource experts, (b) representatives of active environmental non-governmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water, energy, and food nexus: review of global implementation and simulation model development

    Water, energy, and food (WEF) have complex interconnections. Water is required to produce energy, while energy is needed for water extraction, treatment, and distribution. The food sector requires water and energy to produce food products, while fertilizer and pesticide from farmland have a negative impact on water quality; however, biomass is a potential alternative energy source. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced Bio-Remediation of Wastewater

    Bioremediation has been used to treat hydrocarbon contamination in municipal wastewater for centuries. Most microbes used in bioremediation today are naturally occurringyetspecifically chosen and cultured versus being genetically modified. Bioremediation rivals techniques such as pump and treat extraction systems, as it provide cost savings for municipalities, as well as environmental savings by ...


    By DELTA REMEDIATION INC

  • Situational analysis of Nairobi River Basin (NRB)

    Nairobi River Basin (NRB) remains an important ecosystem owing to its endowment with natural resources and its socio-economic value to Kenyans. However, it is vulnerable due to poor resource management, pollution and an increase in the rising population. Environmental flow is thus necessary to assess and plan on how best to maintain adequate quality and quantity of water resources that people ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Applications of a Portable Gas Spectrometer

    In the realm of natural gas processing, enterprises don’t always find it economical to send products back to the lab and wait for test results. Being able to perform on-the-spot, highly accurate compositional analysis with gas chromatography equipment can reduce operational costs and help companies determine on-the-spot accurate gas levels in a natural gas stream. ...


    By Envent Engineering Ltd

  • Groundwater level response to hydrogeological factors in a semi-arid basin of Beijing, China

    In this study, the mode of groundwater level fluctuations is analyzed by statistical approaches for 51 monitoring wells located in a semi-arid basin in Beijing from 1998 to 2013. Firstly, a geostatistical method was performed to characterize the spatial and temporal behaviors of data sets and analyze the responding mechanism of groundwater level to hydrologic features using the Geostatistics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical speciation of trace metals in the industrial sludge of Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The objective of this study was to assess total concentration and chemical fractionation of trace metals in the industrial wastewater and sludge collected from seven different types of industries in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The sludge from industries is either dumped on landfills or reused as secondary resources in order to preserve natural resources. Metals were analyzed using inductively ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why are drinking water treatment plants in a city important?

    Different natural water bodies and reservoirs are the vital resources of fresh water for the municipal areas. The water collected from the natural water bodies and reservoirs are chemically treated and are made suitable for drinking and other regular activities. Billion litres of water is transmitted from the plants to the municipal sectors. The main target is to provide safe and clean Drinking ...

  • Process analytics in methanol plants – Case Study

    Methanol is a clear liquid usually made from natural gas. It is a clean burning fuel, containing almost no sulphur or nitrogenous materials. It is a petrochemical that is used to make countless industrial and consumer products. In the future, methanol could be used as a source of hydrogen for fuel cells. Different concepts are in use to produce methanol looking always for higher plant efficiency ...

  • Canadian and Australian researchers' perspectives on promising practices for implementing Indigenous and Western knowledge systems in water research and management

    National and international policies have called for the inclusion of Indigenous peoples and the uptake of Indigenous knowledge alongside Western knowledge in natural resource management. Such policy decisions have led to a recent proliferation of research projects seeking to apply both Indigenous and Western knowledge in water research and management. While these policies require people with ...


    By IWA Publishing

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