sustainability resource management system Articles

  • 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.

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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 Foundation

  • Risk Management: Sustainably Managing a Common Resource

    Introduction Danfoss is a global manufacturer of hermetic compressors, pumps, valves, motors and other electrical control units. The company owns a major manufacturing facility located on a small island, Als, in the Baltic Sea. In 1983 the company was routinely withdrawing two million cubic meters of fresh water from the sole aquifer which supplies the entire island, home to 50,000 residents. ...

  • An optimization procedure for the sustainable management of water resources

    The sustainable management of water resources requires the identification of procedures to optimize the use and management of resources that are able to deal adequately with the problems of an integrated water service. Taking cue from the classic problem of transport of operations research, this paper proposes a procedure to optimize the allocation of resources for water supply in an area. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Water resources management

    Managing regional or national water resources demands the integration of patterns and processes of both natural and social systems. This is essential to achieve the optimum interaction of man and nature since every aspect of water use and disposal impinges on ecosystems to a greater or lesser extent. Sustainability is the key issue: how can sustainable yields by abstraction from rivers, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards sustainable water resource management: a case study in Limassol Cyprus

    Sustainable water resource management has become critical in the development of areas where renewable freshwater resources are highly constrained. This paper describes a new methodological approach of integrated water management strategy, based on the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management together with the provisions of the EU Water Framework Directive. The method was successfully ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources: The Nairobi `Headwater` Declaration (2002) and Beyond

    Abstract: Promoting integrated, self-sustainable management strategies for the management of the zero-to-first- order catchments, which provide the marginal areas of every river basin, is the goal of the 'Headwater Control' movement. Headwaters provide the source of fresh water resources and changes in their characteristics may affect the water resources in all areas downstream. Because of the ...


    By IOS Press

  • Analysis of sustainable water resource management in agriculture: Case of Kurdistan, Iran

    The purpose of this research was to analyze the supportive policies and dimensions of sustainable water resources management (SWRM) in agriculture of Kurdistan Province in Iran. The research method was a quantitative research. Total population of experts in the study included all agricultural extension experts (n= 135) of agricultural-Jihad organization of Kurdistan Province, Iran. Based on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated modeling on water resource management

    World is facing a water crisis and increasing in recent years. It is necessary to understand the water system from source to sink and about 10% of total annual runoff is being used. Agriculture is found largest direct user of water. Asia is consuming about 23%, highest percentage of available water resources. Various steps for efficient water resources management are discussed. Decision support ...


  • Strategic Environmental Management - Essential Resources

    Will Rogers once said, “It’s not what we don’t know that hurts, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” When it comes to running an environmental organization, business executives may think that any skilled manager can do it. We’ve seen individuals with a wide range of backgrounds assigned to EH&S leadership positions. Some may assume that management skills ...

  • Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America

    The management of water resources in arid and semiarid areas has long been a challenge, from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern southwestern United States. As our understanding of the hydrological and climatological cycles has improved, and our ability to manipulate the hydrologic cycle has increased, so too have the challenges associated with managing a limited natural resource for a growing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shifting from Disposal to Sustainable Resource Based Strategies – Implementing Lott’s Wastewater Resource Management Plan

    This paper discusses implementation of the LOTT Wastewater Resource Management Plan (Brown and Caldwell, 1998) from planning through finance and operation of the first capital facilities for recycling the water. In 1995, Brown and Caldwell was selected to assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive wastewater management plan for north Thurston County in Washington state. The ...

  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Assessment of investment system for rural resources and water quality management: multi-objective optimisation of interregional sustainable development

    This study intends to develop a decision making model that gives a solution of social problems such as widening economic gap between rural and urban regions and the corresponding environmental pollution. To revitalise regions that confront rural collapse, a framework of interregional management should be sought. A household investment system is taken up as a watershed-based management approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban sustainability issues — Enabling resource-efficient cities

    What is this report about? Resource efficiency is now a key objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The flagship 'Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe' initiative (EC, 2011a) sets out a framework to support a shift towards a resource‑efficient and low-carbon economy in many policy areas. It also gives practical guidance on how to achieve such an economy (EC, 2011b). The Seventh ...

  • Tips and resources for measuring sustainable purchasing programs

    How many times have we heard it, "You can't manage what you don't measure"? It's  a management consulting mantra that is repeated so often you could almost tune it out. "Yes, of course" we affirm to our peers and colleagues. But inwardly most of us would agree that developing good key performance indicators (KPIs) and accurate tracking mechanisms are generally underdeveloped across the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Decision Analysis Applications for the Sustainability of Global Urban Water Resources and Drainage Systems

    ABSTRACTWater is one of the most vital elements needed for life. In many countries water supplies, especially for critical drinking water, are either being depleted or polluted. Too often these problems are magnified due to the lack of reliable drainage systems that provide proper stormwater and sanitary sewage collection and treatment of human generated wastewater. ...

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


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