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    Safety First: Water Main Repair DVD

    The program will follow the standard “Safety First” format and present proper preparation techniques and safe use of the equipment. Viewers will learn how to prepare the equipment needed for work and the proper procedures for preventing and limiting exposure to potentially fatal injury.The program will cover:-Avoiding injury to water ...

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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment - Afghanistan

    This report presents facts on the state of the environment, specific findings concerning the urban environment and the natural resources if Afghanistan and recommendations on how to improve environmental conditions and ...

  • Environmental Assessment of Products

    This major two volume work presents a new decision making tool which enables manufacturers and scientists to undertake life-cycle assessment (LCA) of new products from the design and development stages. The methodology allows the enviromental consequences of a product to enter into decision making in the same way as traditional commercial ...

  • Environmental Assessment of Products

    This major two volume work presents a new decision making tool which enables manufacturers and scientists to undertake life cycle assessment (LCA) of new products from the design and development stages. The methodology allows the environmental consequences of a product to enter into decision making in the same way as traditional commercial ...

  • Environmental Assessment of Products

    This major two volume work presents a new decision making tool which enables manufacturers and scientists to undertake life-cycle assessment (LCA) of new products from the design and development stages. The methodology allows the enviromental consequences of a product to enter into decision making in the same way as traditional commercial ...

  • Lebanon Post Conflict Environmental Assessment

    Beirut/Nairobi, 2 October 2006 - An international team of experts will begin an assessment of the environmental damage in Lebanon caused by the recent conflict.The team, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and working in close cooperation with the Lebanese authorities, will be visiting and sampling sites thought to present ...

  • Multicriteria Environmental Assessment

    The purpose of this book is to analyze, with actual examples, different techniques that have been developed to tackle the complex task of making an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a project. A project may influence the lives of many people, can change the physical environment temporarily or forever, and creates benefits or losses, not ...

  • Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning

    This report seeks to help the understanding of key questions relating to gender mainstreaming into UNEP's early warning and assessment programme. It analyses key issues in the areas of gender and the environment as they relate to water, poverty, security, conflict, early warning, disaster and vulnerability to environment ...

  • Managing and Preparing Environmental Assessments: A Comprehensive Guide to NEPA EAs and International Environmental Impact Assessment

    'Although upwards of 50,000 Environmental Assessments (EA) are prepared annually, the focus of the National Environmental Policy Acts (NEPA) Regulations is clearly on defining requirements for preparing environmental impact statements. Surprisingly, until now, there has been no authoritative and comprehensive guide on how to prepare Environmental ...

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessemnt : Toward an Integrated Approach

    This document on 'Environmental Impact Assesment and Strategic Environmental Assessment : Towards an Integrated Approach' updates the earlier UNEP publication on 'Environmental Impact Assessment : Issues, Trends & Practice'. As before, it provides a companion volume to the UNEP 'EIA Training Resource Manaual' issued in an updated and revised ...

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment in Europe

    This book consists of papers and final recommendations on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), presented at the 4th European EIA Workshop which was held from 29 May to 1 June 1997 in Potsdam, Germany. The main objectives of this workshop were to specify current SEA-related methodologies and procedures, and to identify major deficiencies; ...

  • Ecological Indicators for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Assessment: A User Guide

    Ecological indicators address ecosystems structure and/or function and are commonly used to provide synoptic information about their state. Through quantitative representations of either the forces that steer ecosystems, responses to forcing functions, or of previous, current, or future states of an ecosystem, indicators are expected to reveal ...

  • The 1991 Gulf War : environmental assessments of IUCN and collaborators

    After the storm : assessing coastal environmental consequences of the 1991 Gulf War This book summarizes the results of survey under-taken by IUCN and collaborators of the immediate and mid-term environmental damage arising from the Gulf War, in particular the massive oil ...

  • Technical Workbook on Environmental Management Tools for Decision Analysis: IECT Technical Publication Series 14

    In March and April 1999, UNEP IETC and the Technical Cooperation Council of the Philippines of the Department of Foreign Affairs collaborated to conduct an International Training on Environmental Management (ITEM) for Least Developed Countries. Based on this training, this workbook is designed to encourage and facilitate a wider dissemination of ...

  • Environmental Site Assessment Phase I: Fundamentals, Guidelines, and Regulations, Third Edition

    Extensively updated to reflect the most recent changes to the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule (the “Rule”) and the ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard (the “Standard”), Environmental Site Assessment Phase 1, Third Edition provides a valuable guide to the techniques of performing Phase 1 site assessment. Promoting a better understanding of ...

  • Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic

    Environmental impact assessments are required for a wide-range of projects throughout the world. These assessments have increasing involved complex, political decision-making and incorporated values and beliefs of both stakeholders and interested parties. However, the results are often ineffective because values and beliefs are not easily ...

  • ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Toolkit

    You will need to determine your position with regards to the environment and that position needs to be systematically analyzed. That is why the Gap Analysis is one of the most important steps in your ISO 14001 project: because it helps you determine your position and create a path forward. Our Environmental Gap Analysis Toolkit includes a group of ...

  • Technical Aspects of Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments: 2nd Edition

    Updated to address the changes related to EPA All Appropriate Inquiry Rules and the newly revised ASTM Phase I Standard, this new edition has been expanded to include additional explanations, approaches, checklist, and figures. Manual 43 demonstrates how to apply the ASTM Phase I and Phase II ESA standards to typical everyday business decisions in ...

  • Diatoms and Lake Acidity

    John P. Smol is a professor in the Biology Department at Queen's University (Canada), with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). Professor Smol is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology and holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental ...

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