property environmental risk information Articles

  • Environmental risk management: Leaving little to chance

    Life is risky at the best of times. And identifying and managing risks – in the environment, industry and financial markets – has become a priority for business and governments everywhere. Everyone knows what can go wrong. Environmental accidents, corporate scandals and financial imprudence have rung up damage bills in the billions of dollars. So the heat is on to find ways to better manage and ...

  • InfoNet: Properties and Customers Affected by a Mains Repair

    Wallingford Software’s asset and database management solution, InfoNet, has multiple uses within a water company. This new series of articles examines practical uses for InfoNet within a utility, highlighting the processes that can be optimized. One key use for InfoNet within water distribution companies is as a tool to assist in planning mains rehabilitation work. As the utility can determine ...


    By Innovyze

  • Can Natural Experiments Measure Behavioral Responses to Environmental Risks?

    Efforts to measure people’s responses to spatially delineated risks confront the potential for correlation between these risks and other, unobserved characteristics of these locations. The possibility of correlation arises in part because individuals observe other locational attributes that can be expected to influence the hedonic equilibrium. One response to this problem is to use events from ...


    By Springer

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Flood risks and environmental vulnerability — Exploring the synergies between floodplain restoration, water policies and thematic policies

    Nowadays floodplain areas are reduced in size or no longer function as active floodplains, thereby impacting on the delivery of environmental services to local and regional communities and economies. These services include regulating services such as protection against floods or water purification; provisioning services, such as nutrient collection and fertile soil formation; and cultural ...

  • Application of geographical information systems and FARSITE in fire spread modelling

    Wildfires are a perennial problem in the Northwest of USA. Wallowa Whitman National Forest fires are quite frequent as a result forest completes between 10,000 and 15,000 acres of burning in a year. According to research, it was reported that the study area experienced fires from 1970 to 2006 with total burning of 149 fires and total burnt area of 7,583 hectares per year which observed to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

    In an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, it is clear that an organization’s environmental, social and financial performance is dependent on climate action. The development of a thorough and goal-oriented sustainability program, one that integrates climate change impacts into risk management and takes into account the key role of private and public stakeholders, is critical to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

    Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site characterization (Phase II) Toxicological ...

  • An integrated framework for information-centred human-machine systems analysis

    In emergency management, operators and commanders must rely on dynamic, distributed systems and organisations for safe and effective mission accomplishment. Commanders and operators often experience extreme risk exposure, and coping with environmental hazards, fear, exhaustion and compulsion is part of their profession. They routinely handle highly ambiguous decision situations, where critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

     More sophisticated insurance tools are making it earier to protect your property Contaminated properties represent a huge investment opportunity, but much of it lies untapped because of environmental liability concerns. Anyone who buys property that is actually or potentially contaminated should consider it as a risk management option, and they should do so very early in the brownfield ...

  • Environmental Liabilities and Simulation

    Environmental costs are incurred by organizations in response to requirements of federal statutes (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Oil Pollution Act) or state and local laws, and may be incurred either voluntarily or as part of a program to comply with these statutes and laws.  Examples of environmental costs include compliance programs, fines, penalties, legal fees, new pollution ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • Soil Attenuation Model for Derivation of Risk-Based Soil Remediation Standards

    Untitled Document Overview of Soil Attenuation Model (SAM) Under a risk-based corrective action (RBCA) process, soils and groundwater impacted by a chemical release are ...


  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

  • Use of new scientific developments in regulatory risk assessments: challenges and opportunities

    Since the 1990 s, science based ecological risk assessments constitute an essential tool for supporting decision making in the regulatory context. Using the European REACH Regulation as example, this paper presents the challenges and opportunities for new scientific developments within the area of chemical control and environmental protection. These challenges can be sorted out in three main ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluating supply chain EH&S compliance and risk management

    Operational risk and compliance management is increasingly focused on environmental issues across the supply chain. As companies strive to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance and risk management, they are closely scrutinizing the management of products in the enterprise, especially chemicals and other hazardous materials, with a special emphasis on fulfilling requirements in ...


    By 3E Company

  • SETAC workshop on the synthesis, characterisation, ecotoxicity, hazard and risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles

    At the beginning of January, I attended a three-day SETAC “summer-school” entitled ‘The synthesis, characterisation, ecotoxicity, and hazard and risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles’. The workshop was run in the School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences at Plymouth University. Attendees, from across Europe and even North and South America, represented a range of ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

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