weather risk Articles

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Incentive Contract and Weather Risk

    We study contracts designed to remunerate a farmer for the production of an ecosystem service with the payment dependent on the results of the farmer’s actions and on weather conditions. Two contracts are proposed: the first takes into account both the results of the farmer’s actions and a weather variable that reflects the actual atmospheric conditions during the life of the contract; the second ...


    By Springer

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • How risk assessments can make a city more resilient to weather extremes

    Balancing water supply and demand—while addressing current and future vulnerabilities to extreme conditions such as drought—is essential to safeguarding the wellbeing of our communities. Is your city at risk? Identifying where cities have problems and determining how much is at risk is the first step to becoming a strong, resilient city. In states like California, water shortage is ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • WEF Wet Weather Management Guidance: Risk Based Objectives

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), under a Water Quality Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is developing a WEF guidance document focused on effective practices for managing peak wet weather flows at municipal wastewater treatment facilities. The wastewater industry has long been researching, documenting, and planning for wet weather flows for municipal ...

  • Weather claims and wind safety

    Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe, particularly for those who work at height and those who ...

  • Business Continuity Management: Weathering the storm

    Business Continuity Management (BCM) outlines the minimum requirements needed to keep vital functions operating during an emergency or shutdown, to allow an organization to weather unexpected storms. BCM identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an organization’s continued ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • Towards a European Integrated Map of Risk From Weather Driven Events: A Contribution to The Evaluation of Territorial Cohesion in Europe

    The last couple of decades have experienced a significant increase of impacts of events driven by extreme weather conditions. There are several concurrent causes for this trend, which is confirmed at both global and European levels. From one side, it is now widely accepted in the scientific community that there is an increased frequency of extreme events due to on-going climate transformations ...


  • Extreme weather events and road and rail transportation in Germany

    Civil protection authorities, transport companies and operators need detailed information about the impacts of weather extremes on transportation systems in order to adapt risk and emergency management strategies. Due to the lack of data for Germany a pragmatic strategy to establish links between extreme weather events and adverse effects on road and rail transportation is proposed exploiting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 Growing Extreme Weather Threats to America’s Cities

    Weather events have been dominating the news recently thanks to the “polar vortex” that caused record cold temperatures across the nation. But just a few months ago, the news was filled with other events: record rain and flooding in Colorado; destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma; widespread drought in the Southwest; and the sluggish recovery from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. Unlike ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

    The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance. Since the 1970s, each subsequent decade has gotten hotter -- and 9 of the 10 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • WEF Guide to Managing Peak Wet Weather Flows in Municipal Wastewater Systems – Wet Weather Management Framework

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), under a Water Quality Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is developing a new WEF guidance document focused on effective practices for managing peak wet weather flows at municipal wastewater treatment facilities. This guidance provides protocols that describe successful wet weather management practices and processes; provide ...

  • Improved wet weather wastewater influent modelling at Viikinmäki WWTP by on-line weather radar information

    Municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) influent is typically dependent on diurnal variation of urban production of liquid waste, infiltration of stormwater runoff and groundwater infiltration. During wet weather conditions the infiltration phenomenon typically increases the risk of overflows in the sewer system as well as the risk of having to bypass the WWTP. Combined sewer infrastructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

    We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this risk — there are few benefits to making the ...


    By Triplepundit

  • The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies

    Strategies for removing carbon from the atmosphere all have down sides. The biggest? Their ability to lull us into complacency. The best way to keep your floor dry is to avoid spilling a bucket of water onto the floor, rather than to deliberately tip the bucket and then develop technologies to dry the floor. The same is true of greenhouse gases: We need to prevent their ...


    By Ensia

  • Technical brief - FR standards for weather protection & containment enclosures

    Introduction The worldwide market for temporary enclosures has steadily increased over the last two decades as facility owners, engineers and contractors recognise the safety benefits and cost-effectiveness of installing temporary enclosures. Apart from minimising weather-induced delays to a project, scaffold sheeting enhances site safety by preventing debris and small objects from falling ...

  • Energy risk management with carbon assets

    This article proposes a mean-variance optimisation and portfolio frontier analysis of energy risk management with carbon assets, introduced in January 2005 as part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. In a stylised exercise, we compute returns, standard deviations and correlations for various asset classes from April 2005 to January 2009. Our central result features an expected return of 3% with a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

    Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s 9.5 million residents were draining them dry. A ...


    By Ensia

  • Risk, investment, and opportunity in a changing climate

    To stay competitive, companies will need to find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Record breaking wildfires raging in Arizona, massive flooding disrupting lives from Iowa to Vermont — extreme weather events have been at the forefront of America’s national consciousness. Yet these events and their repercussions are hardly limited to the United States. Think back last ...

  • Weathering the Storm: Can the environmental industry stay afloat in a sinking economy?

    How will regulating agencies deal with budgetary shortfalls and staff layoffs? As the private sector struggles to reduce costs, will these companies do more in-house environmental work or cut back on projects (even at the risk of noncompliance)? For the consulting industry, will projects dry up and force staff cuts? Or will clients, as they reduce environmental departments, reach out more to ...

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