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  • Green Urban Infrastructure: Assessing Potential Ecosystem Services in Urban Cities

    Cities all over the world are currently experiencing climate change caused by rapidly increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). Fortunately, cities may mitigate GHG concentrations by incorporating vegetation into green urban infrastructure (GUI) to develop parks, green roofs, waterways, and other structures. For example, plants sequester carbon (C) by removing atmospheric ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Analysis of potential mercury policies: The impact of stream basin characteristics on susceptible populations

    Human exposure to mercury through fish consumption from local waterways is an ongoing concern to regulatory decision makers. Previously described population exposure and bioaccumulation models were combined in order to analyze the impact of potential policies on susceptible populations. The combined model simulated the problem of mercury exposure by examining the system from the point of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • BNSF skykomish

    Passive Pre-Treatment with ChitoVan Cartridges Followed by CESF with 1 % ChitoVan Cleanup of a former railway fuel and maintenance facility in Skykomish, WA is currently underway. Nearby environmentally sensitive waterways have increased the need for responsible management of contaminated waters. Two Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration systems have been implemented by Clear Water Compliance ...


    By Dungeness Environmental

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater

    A wastewater treatment company established and operates an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose is to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time provide a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California. The oily water mixes processed by the company are obtained from tanker bilges, contaminated ...

  • Response to Small-Scale Pollution in Ports and Harbours - Operational Guide

    Many ports, harbours and marinas are relatively poorly equipped to respond to small spills which may occur on land or on jetties or piers and pollute their channels and basins. River ports, military ports and waterways also present similar risks. Response means are often limited and the knowledge of efficient techniques to combat such pollution incidents could often be improved. This guide aims ...


    By CEDRE

  • Online discharge measurement with OTT SLD

    Background For the economic management of the waterways between Elbe and Oder it is essential to know the discharge of these rivers at defined locks. The authority for water and navigation (WSA) in Lauenburg operates hydrological stations for the measurement of water level and discharge to effectively regulate the water flow at the locks in Plau and Malliß ...

  • Due diligence and remedial cost estimation at a former car manufacturer

    Client: Confidential Location: Coventry, West Midlands, UK Services: Due Diligence, Remedial Cost Estimation Summary: ESI’s review and remedial cost estimation provided our client with reliable information on which to base decisions to sell on, or redevelop, a former car manufacturing site ESI was ...

  • Flexible transition Mat/TRM system protects Stormwater Channel Embankments - Case Study

    City’s Relocation and Floodplain Management Project Included Embankment Protection at Culvert Outflows The GEORUNNER flow protection mat system, manufactured by local Appleton company, Presto Products Company, was employed as additional embankment stability on the channel alignment project. The Apple Creek Relocation and Floodplain Management Project includes ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Remote Fishing Facilities Change Their Water Way

    The Situation: With a natural grandeur and isolation coupled with teeming seas and streams, British Columbia has long been considered Canada's premier destination (or fishing. The isolated Pacific Coastal Mountain Range protects this secluded valley bottom and provides a location for a booming fishing lodge industry. Besides the fishing lodges that have cropped up in recent years, ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Egypt: Financing local water management

    The Nile provides Egypt with 90% of its direct water needs and 97% of its agricultural irrigation requirements. The near monopoly the Nile has on Egypt’s waters has, throughout history, shed a level of centralization on its water management. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) is the main responsible body for managing the distribution and drainage of water, the protection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Win the Race for Everyone: Waste Management Solutions for Business

    Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation.  This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new technology.  Current technology of wastewater treatment is a perfect example of this acceptance of environmentally ...

  • IntelliServe Alarming System Improves Monitoring and Data Efficiency

    Indianapolis, IN - Like most American cities, Indianapolis had been facing increased scrutiny from residents about water quality issues. The U.S. EPA and state environmental agencies were calling for Indiana’s 105 cities with combined sewers to minimize or eliminate raw sewage overflows into local waterways. These overflows often occur after a quarter-inch or more of rain. In response, the ...

  • Case Study: Turun Kakskerta

    The initial situation The condition of the Kakskerranjärvi Lake has worsened over the past decades, mainly due to nutrients produced by agriculture and housing. The lake has been restored using aeration already since 1987. The Kakskerranjärvi advisory board and protective society decided to improve aeration in the lake. It was verified that the nutrients contained in the basal sediment ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

  • Coordinating ecological risk assessment with natural resource damage assessment: A panel discussion

    Contaminated sites in the U.S. undergo remediation and restoration through regulatory programs that lead the two processes through independent but often parallel pathways with different objectives. The objective of remediation is to reduce risk to human health and the environment, whereas that of restoration is to restore injured resources and compensate the public for lost use of the services ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Many of the nation’s beaches found with high levels of contamination

    The frequency of public beach closures due to illnesses attributable to recreational water exposure has been a growing concern for health officials and the number of incidences and outbreaks in some areas has been increasing. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting water quality standards for the nation’s beaches and recreational waterways. According to a recent ...


  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

  • Legislation Note: The Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006

    The most significant element of this Act for environmental lawyers is perhaps the establishment of Natural England, which replaces English Nature and parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. It also tightens up conservation law by making a series of amendments to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (‘the 1981 Act’) and other wildlife legislation. In particular, it ...


  • Improving Water Quality - A Review of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) To Target U.S. Farm Conservation Funds

    Historically, federal conservation programs have focused on solving environmental and natural resource problems on individual farms. While improvements have been made in water quality and wildlife habitat at the farm scale, landscape-scale environmental benefits in streams, lakes,and bays, for example, are less commonly documented. Excess nutrients (nitrogen, N, and phosphorus, P) continue to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately 14,000 households. In the past, when the area was serviced by twenty-two old style dumps, the disposal method for most household trash was fairly ...

  • Sustainable waste cooking oil systems supporting reuse such as Bio-fuels

    Waste cooking oil has great potential to be used as bio-fuel. What is not well known is that oil leaks carry risks of contamination and disease - proper storage is essential. OverviewWaste cooking oil is a valuable commodity reused in a variety of markets. In the United Kingdom, the developing markets for reuse of this waste oil is bio-fuel, which is fuel used for heating and diesel. ...

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