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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Maritime environmental management systems: Beyond compliance

    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 (such as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships or MARPOL) and national laws (such as the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Shell Chemicals Streamsline Environmental Management with opsEnvironmental

    The Company Shell Chemicals, a part of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, with a multi-billion dollar annual turnover. Shell Chemicals employees carry out operations in 37 countries and four continents. The company produces the petrochemical building blocks used in everything from cars to computers. The Challenge New certifi ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Local governance: a model of sustainable rural resource management for the Third World

    Global integration is creating opportunities for new strategies for rural development that revalue the contribution of traditional production strategies. These new strategies involve the redevelopment of peasant communities, carving out political spaces to allow them to exercise their autonomy, and defining ways in which their organisations will guide production for themselves and for commerce ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community management, self-interest and environmental preservation in the Amazon

    Community-based conservation supposedly meets mutual needs of people and natural resources. We examined decision-making behind management of resource extraction and agriculture in a community reserve in Peru. We conclude that self-interested motivations have the potential to create inadequate environmental protection for particular segments of the resource base. Community reserve members, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources: The Nairobi `Headwater` Declaration (2002) and Beyond

    Abstract: Promoting integrated, self-sustainable management strategies for the management of the zero-to-first- order catchments, which provide the marginal areas of every river basin, is the goal of the 'Headwater Control' movement. Headwaters provide the source of fresh water resources and changes in their characteristics may affect the water resources in all areas downstream. Because of the ...


    By IOS Press

  • Risk management of transboundary water resources using the green supply chain approach

    The problem considered is the coordination of the ecological risks of all stakeholders in a transboundary river basin using the 'green' (environmental) Supply Chain (SC) approach. Using a combination of two managerial concepts – 'the environmental SC' and 'the house-of-quality' – a decision-making model that quantitatively estimates the integrated risk level is constructed. A mathematical model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks at Medupi - Case Study

    The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period, there will be 38 main contractors and 100-300 sub-contractors on site at any given time, employing up to 12,000 people at the peak of construction. NCC was appointed at the beginning of the ...

  • Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    The benefits of sustainable environmental management are clear: improved performance; reduced risk and liabilities; eligibility for a variety of environmental agency incentive programs; better public image; and improved operational efficiencies/cost reduction opportunities. Most organizations recognize that implementing an environmental management system (EMS) is the best means of ensuring proper ...


    By AECOM

  • Integrated resource management towards a sustainable Asia: policy and strategy evolution in Japan and China

    One of the biggest challenges Asian nations face is how to increase their economic growth while minimising the impact on the environment and reducing their dependence on imported resources. Japan paid great attention to its condition as a resource-dependent country after the oil crisis in the mid 1970's and now has one of the most eco-efficient economies in the world. The rapid economic growth of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing the social content of environmental management systems in Australian agriculture

    Despite criticism that Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) do not address social aspects, a review of the EMS implementation on Australian farms revealed that there were many social dimensions to the EMS. While these were not necessarily explicitly recognised by the farmers, certifiers and/or regulators, these social factors were very important to the ongoing commitment to, and operation of, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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