environmental resource management Articles

  • Bayesian networks in environmental and resource management

    This overview article for the special series, “Bayesian Networks in Environmental and Resource Management,” reviews 7 case study articles with the aim to compare Bayesian network (BN) applications to different environmental and resource management problems from around the world. The article discusses advances in the last decade in the use of BNs as applied to environmental and resource ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Research trends in resource and environmental management: a review of the literature

    Environmental and resource management have often been at odds with industrialisation and rapid economic growth and this is apparent when reviewing the cases of growing economies of China and India. This article reviews the literature and concludes that not only promoting effective natural resource management contributes to price stability, availability of products and long-term employment, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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. ...

  • The contribution of hierarchy theory to environmental assessment: application to water resource management

    Environmental assessment methods are generally based on mono-disciplinary approaches drawn from biophysical or social sciences. This paper discusses the use of hierarchy theory to represent ecological systems when building a cross-disciplinary environmental assessment methodology in which a variety of legitimate views are formally taken into account. A hierarchical approach is applied to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resource exploitation under environmental uncertainty

    Optimal resource management is considered, with a special emphasis on the possible occurrence of a catastrophic environmental event, whose occurrence conditions arc subject to uncertainty. The events are classified according to the extent to which the damage they inflict is reversible, and are characterised as exogenous or endogenous. The implications of this classification on the ensuing optimal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

    Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of natural resources on the policy agenda. Given the ...

  • Managing scarcity: changing the paradigm for sustainable resource management

    As Arizona’s fastest growing private water and wastewater utility, Global Water Resources (“Global”) is driving the deployment of efficient water resource management to ensure the sustainability of development. The drought plagued Southwest, poised to experience continued rapid growth, does so at the peril of its limited groundwater supplies. Thus, water conservation is imperative in the desert ...

  • Business Intelligence and Environmental Management

    The integration of Business Intelligence tools with an organization’s Environmental Management System or EMS and lead to significant cost reductions and more effective implementation of environmental goals. Business Intelligence tools are used for measuring operational performance. From an EMS perspective, BI tools now provide an overarching look into the enterprise’s performances. Doesn’t ...


    By Vintara

  • Maritime environmental management systems

    Awareness of the potential for water pollution and its prevention is essential in controlling it. For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (i.e. MARPOL) and national laws ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Implementing an environmental management system

    Seven of the top 20 UK law firms already have a formal accredited environmental management system (EMS) such as ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard established in 1996 that builds a framework for the conduct of environmental management. The EMS is a formulaic process, guided by a concise environmental policy covering regulatory compliance, objectives and targets for the ...


    By Green Element

  • Completely Integrated Environmental Management

    Environmental information management isn't what it used to be. It's no longer about software programs that manage data and write reports, but whole programs that do everything. As a wider array of companies offer environmental information management systems (EMIS), and as in-house and desktop software solutions have become more common, EMIS options become wide indeed. EH&S managers are ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Shifting Paradigms of Environmental Management

    Introduction In the past few decades there has been an all around awareness of environmental degradation caused by industrial activities on account of green house gas emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain and acidification, eutrophication, soil degradation, technological hazards, chemical mists and fog with potential damage to human race. Environmental considerations therefore ...

  • Water resources and climate change: water managers' perceptions of these related environmental issues

    The present study focuses on climate change and water resources. Its objectives are: (i) to understand the perceptions of climate change by water managers responsible for the French Water Development and Management Schemes (SAGEs); and (ii) to determine whether or not these managers consider this phenomenon in their management of water resources. The analysis is mainly based on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated water resource management and strategic environmental assessment joining forces climate proofing

    This publication served as an input for the thematic, regional and political processes of the 5th World Water Forum and focuses on the challenges related to water, climate change and food security. It highlights key drivers and presents possible responses, emphasizing that the scope of policy response will need to be broad if water institutions are to be effective in coping with climate change. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Resources consumption management at the national library of Iran

    Environmental protection, pollution prevention and optimal consumption/ use of resources are among the most important factors for the achievement of sustainable development. Unfortunately lack of attention paid to this matter, has made the country  face various environmental crises(Paraccini, 1994). The most important environmental crisis is referred to the cultural problems; so correction ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Environmental illusion in the depletion of common property resources

    Energy use is characterised by the commons situation with respect to exhaustion of finite resources, the depletion rate decision for renewable resources, and the generation of pollution. Each of these can be collectively managed by norms or by institutional rules ('common property'), or users can remain uncoordinated ('open access'). This article analyses the former concept, common property, in a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing and developing the water resources assets in kaliningrad oblast, russia in support of economic growth and environmental sustainability

    Key messages on water, growth and sustainability The water resources and the hydraulic infrastructure assets in the Kaliningrad Oblast are in a poor condition. This situation poses a direct threat to both the human and natural environments in the region. Regular flooding, polluted water bodies and inadequate water supply and sanitation provide evidence that water resources management need to be ...

  • The economic downturn. Is environmental resource conservation still possible?

    The recent world wide economic crisis has drastically refocused our priorities.  Many of us have seen our retirement portfolios dwindle and real estate values plummet, while federal, state and local governments are scrambling for funding as budgets disappear. Even obtaining financing for all but the essentials has become more difficult. Advisors caution U.S. President-elect Barak Obama that ...


    By Three Ravens Ranch

  • Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

    In recent years, a broad set of national and international water issues has begun to receive significant attention at all levels of society, from leaders at the United Nations to local communities in the United States and around the world. ...


    By Pacific Institute

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