natural resource monitoring Articles

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Quality assurance and Quality control technical note

    Introduction For almost 50 years HYDROLAB products have provided dependable sensor technology in a multiple parameter instrument for montioring essential indicators required for assessing water quality in natural waters. Useable data are the lifeblood of any environmental water quality monitoring program and variation in measurement processes impairs the quality of the data that water ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Implications of global climate change for natural resource damage assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation

    Various international and national regulations hold polluters liable for the cleanup of released hazardous substances and the restoration/rehabilitation of natural resources to preincident baseline conditions, a process often referred to as natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR). Here, the authors describe how global climate change (GCC) will challenge each of the steps of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Physicochemical parameters of natural waters

    All freshwater bodies are interconnected to the oceans, the atmosphere, and aquifers via a complex hydrological cycle. Wetlands, icecaps and biopheric water also participate in the continuous conveyance of water on planet Earth. The Earth’s hydrological cycle is driven by evaporation and gravity on which ecosystems and human societies depend. Growing populations may put stresses on natural waters ...

  • 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 ...

  • On the definition of the natural capital of soils: A framework for description, evaluation, and monitoring

    The unknown consequences and potential impacts of mankind's ability to destroy, alter, or manipulate ecosystems on a vast scale drives our need to better understand the earth system. A fundamental challenge for soil science in the 21st century is to understand the role of soil processes in relation to the function of the earth system. The rationale for developing a definition of soil natural ...

  • Historical and Retrospective Survey of Monitored Natural Attenuation Line of Inquiry Supporting Monitored Natural Attenuation and Enhanced Passive Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents

    Overview The Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring an initiative to facilitate efficient, effective and responsible use of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) and Enhanced Passive Remediation (EPR) for chlorinated solvents. This Office of Environmental Management (EM) “Alternative Project,” focuses on providing scientific and policy support for MNA/EPR. A broadly representative working group ...


  • Enhancing carbon stocks and reducing CO2 emissions in agriculture and natural resource management projects : toolkit

    There is global interest in promoting mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, forest, and other land-use (AFOLU) sectors to address the twin goals of climate change and sustainable development. This guideline deals with how to enhance carbon stocks in general in all land-based projects and its specific relationship with agriculture productivity. It outlines specific steps and procedures that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydrochemical characteristics of natural water and selenium-rich water resources in the Northern Daba Mountains, China

    The Northern Daba Mountains (NDM) of Shaanxi Province, China, are a well-known selenium (Se)-rich area, and the area is also known for endemic fluorine (F) and arsenic (As) poisoning. In order to study the hydrochemical characteristics and trace element contents of the natural waters of this region, 62 water samples were collected from Lan'gao area in the NDM. The hydrochemical composition was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reaching underground resources

    Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling — an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today's technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach. Instead of grinding rock to bits, they would use a continuous beam of energy to vaporize it and then blow out the tiny particles that form with a high-pressure stream of ...

  • Case study - Resource and process optimization

    MetaVu's roots in environmental/health/safety management have evolved naturally into a full-service Operational Performance Optimization Practice. By examining, measuring and monitoring resource utilization and process performance from an environmental perspective over time, MetaVu helps clients continuously reduce the cost and incidental environmental impact associated with the production and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • How businesses are sleepwalking into a resource crunch

    Now's the time to start evaluating how resource scarcity will impact your business - viewpoint from Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. Earlier this year, The Living Report found that as a whole, humanity extracted resources more than 52 percent faster than they could be regenerated. And demand for these ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Natural and human-induced impacts on coastal groundwater

    Groundwater is the main source of potable water in most areas of Mazandaran province, like Sari and Babol city. Thus the safety of groundwater supplies is very important in these regions.  Unfortunately attention to groundwater quality has remained limited in Iran. In recent years, the growth of industry, technology, population, and water use has ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - China Resources Gas Group Ltd

    Anaerobic fermentation project with waste water in Qidong Jiangsu Province, China.  The purification project was set up in order to connect the biogas to the city’s gas pipeline. The customer’s challenge Biogas upgrading: the Group aims to make use of what would ordinarily be a by-product – waste water.  Gas is extracted from a water treatment process, ...


    By Geotech

  • What are the impacts of limited resources on business now and in the future?

    Bringing together the best and the brightest sustainability thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe is always exciting for us. The opportunity to share success stories, ideas and make connections helps further advance the evolution of the market that we all serve; And, ultimately helps organizations create further tangible business value from sustainability. This year we ...


    By thinkstep

  • Joint action on climate change: Key resources

    Who’s linking climate change, development, and disaster reduction? Ilan Kelman rounds up vital sources and voices. Many useful and mainly free online resources reflect the links amongst climate change, development and disaster risk reduction — the following are some key organisations and documents. Focus on climate change ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Monitoring and evaluation approaches in water resources project design: experiences from an urban water system climate change adaptation project in Indonesia

    Water research projects are often interdisciplinary and participatory in nature. Scientists and managers involved strive to create learning that advances science in various fields while providing benefits for society. They also face challenges of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for accountability and measurement of impacts, required by funding agencies. In this paper we tested selected ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding and Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Water

    Untitled Document 1. Introduction Oil contamination continues to be a very hot topic, due largely in part to recent catastrophic events with shipping ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

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