water stewardship program Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the ...

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Preparation and Oversight are Vital When Storing a Pesticide

    A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended harm,” says Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University. “A ...


    By PRWeb

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment

    This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). PPE includes apparel and devices worn to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Midwest leader Gallagher uniform uses Abanaki to balance stellar service with environmental stewardship

    Since 1893, family-owned and operated Gallagher Uniform has provided a full range of uniform service options. Today, the company is set up to meet the needs of virtually every organization in south central Michigan that requires uniforms, from small operations of 10 employees to large enterprises with a workforce of 6,000. The four brothers who currently own and manage the business have over 100 ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Growing the “business” of your municipal solid waste program: enterprise fund management and you

    Bringing the “business mindset” to a municipal waste management program can be the key to success in these tough economic times. With an enterprise fund approach to management, municipal programs can build the foundation for sustainable program management, customer oriented service enhancement, stronger environmental performance and more efficient operation, ultimately resulting in a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water

    Executive Overview New voices are beginning to be heard in the debate over water, and new ideas – good and bad – considered. Among the most powerful and controversial of these new ideas is that water should be considered an “economic good” – subject to the rules and power of markets, multinational corporations, and international trading regimes. In the last decade, this idea has been put ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Step-by-Step guidance on corporate water disclosure

    Investors need to understand a wide variety of business and market risks facing the companies in which they invest. In the 21st century, that includes water risks. An increasing number of companies are experiencing detrimental water-related business impacts, including operational or supply chain ...

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water management capacity building to support rapidly developing mining economies

    Many developing countries are experiencing rapid expansion in mining with associated water impacts. In most cases mining expansion is outpacing the building of national capacity to ensure that sustainable water management practices are implemented. Since 2011, Australia's International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) has funded capacity building in such countries including a program of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing Water system revenue risk: Considerations for market Analysts

    Water utilities are on the brink of extraordinary investments to replace aging infrastructure— the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that by 2030, capital expenditures of more than $300 billion will be needed to safeguard drinking water. Yet this investment comes at a time when Americans’ water use habits are changing1—resulting in considerable uncertainty for water ...


    By Ceres

  • Bringing Life To The Dead – How Halifax Water Unlocked The Value Of Valve Inoperability

    Wachs Water Services recently gave the Canadian municipal water sector an impressive demonstration of how their unique approach, field experience and mechanical advantage could coax non-functioning valves back to operational life. Halifax Water recently found itself in a jubilant mood after freeing up a significant amount of dollars originally earmarked for valve replacement within its ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Iintegrated Storm Water Management (iSWM™): Changing the Way we Develop in North Central Texas

    ABSTRACTWith the continued need to protect human life, property, and natural resources, development projects in Texas need to change how storm water is integrated into the planning and design process. The predominant approach to storm water management in North Texas has been quantity based to address peak runoff from new development. Storm water regulations, quality of life issues, and ...

  • Partnering in watershed management and community engagement case study

    Challenge: A Fortune 100 company requested our ecological expertise and support for its watershed management program and its pledge to replenish water used in production of its products back to nature and communities in the U.S. and Canada. Antea Group's assistance includes source water protection, community watershed partnerships, and technical support for other water resource initiatives ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Leveraging EHS data and tools for a safer and greener supply chain

    Environmental health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance programs and strategies, by definition, traditionally have been aimed at preventing violations, fostering safety and reducing risk. New goals for EHS regulatory compliance programs include minimizing the adverse life cycle impacts of products and operations and require integrating EHS practices and expertise into core business processes. ...


    By 3E Company

  • How a LEED Platinum Building is Cleaning up Inland Empire Urban Runoff

    ABSTRACTIn 2002, the Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) – a municipal water agency in western San Bernardino County - designed and constructed its new Headquarters with the goal of attaining the first 2.0 platinum level “LEED” - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - rating established by the U. S. Green Building Council.” IEUA has implemented a BMP project that truly showcases the ...

  • 8 Recycling Tips for Facility Managers

    IFMA (International Facility Management Association) states that Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of the top 3 core competencies for facility managers. Here’s 8 tips to help you implement a recycling program that positively impacts your bottom line, and the environment.  1. Conduct a waste audit. ...

  • Opportunities to Generate Cash Flow for Family Forests Using Conservation Payments

    There has been significant discussion about the merits of stacking conservation payments over the past few years. A simple explanation for credit stacking is when landowners are paid for conservation practices on their property that provide multiple benefits to the environment. Examples of credits types that might be stacked include: endangered species, water quality, wetlands, and carbon. ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Enlibra: a new Shared Doctrine for Environmental Management

    Background During the first half of the 1970s, the nation enacted strong statutes to protect air and water, regulate waste, ensure the safety of drinking water, and protect endangered species. Several years later, the Superfund statute was enacted to speed the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. In each case, a federal program was developed to address immediate and widespread threats to the ...


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