Environmental Planning Articles

  • LCA’s theory and practice

    Like ebony and ivory living in perfect harmony? Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognized as a trustworthy, scientific while understandable approach to address the environmental sustainability of human activities. It is applied for multiple uses in internal and external information supply and for decision support. The Whitepaper provides the context for framing the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Design for sustainability

    Five steps to help small and large companies embark on a journey towards sustainable design and green profitability. Sustainable design links social and environmental issues to the core business functions of companies (e.g. procurement, design, brand management, sales etc.) and provides a wide perspective that enables senior management to understand the broader impacts of their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies

    Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies. As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will be responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of emerging technology research activities at NIOSH, advising the NIOSH Director. Emerging technologies ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ice Melt Management - Wilkins Aerodrome - Case Study

    The Wilkins Aerodrome is perhaps Australia’s most unusual aerodrome, located approximately 70 km southeast of Casey Station in Antarctic Australian territory. The Australian single runway has served as the Antarctic terminal for intercontinental air service since 2007 and it operates between the months of October and March. Problem The aerodrome’s location was ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Bottle deposit scheme plans unveiled

    The UK government yesterday announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers in a bid to improve Britain’s floundering recycling rates. The scheme will be subject to a consultation later this year, and will look to emulate similar initiatives in Denmark, Sweden and Germany where recycling rates have risen up to 97%. ...

  • The sanitation and hygiene targets of the sustainable development goals: scope and challenges

    The sanitation target of the Sustainable Development Goals is that everyone should have a ‘safely-managed’ sanitation facility by 2030 and that open defecation be eliminated. The scale of this target is unprecedently large: ∼5.6 billion additional people will require safely-managed sanitation by 2030 (∼1 million per day), and ∼1.3 billion people will need to switch from open to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Walls: The New Wall-Y Technical Manual Is Online

    The Wall-Y Technical Manual is now available on our website, with updated data and a new graphic design. A useful tool to have all the technical specifications of our product and the prescriptions to correctly design systems for vertical green walls. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Resilience-based water main rehabilitation planning in a multi-hazard context

    Due to aging beyond the intended design life, many water mains in the USA are currently deteriorated resulting in an increasing number of failures which challenge water utilities with diminished supply reliabilities, loss of treated water, and numerous other societal issues. Water pipeline systems serving regions that are naturally vulnerable to external hazards, such as earthquakes, pose ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Papers sought for special journal issue on SEA in the private sector

    Papers are sought for a special issue of the journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (IAPA) on investigating the use of Strategic Environmental Assessment in the private sector. Submissions are due by 30 October 2017. For more than a decade, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been an integral part of legislation in the European Union and ...

  • In case of emergency … call Matthews - Case Study

    How as the world’s leading incinerator suppliers we raced to the rescue We don’t normally see ourselves as one of the emergency services, but just a couple of weeks ago that is precisely the role we found ourselves in.  One of our customers, Kings Hill Cremations, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, suffered a devastating fire that prevented them from carrying on ...

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • Water management and planning in a small island archipelago: the Azores case study (Portugal) in the context of the Water Framework Directive

    Water management is critical in small islands such as the Azores (Portugal), and the present paper address changes that have occurred in the last decades through national constitutional arrangements and the adoption of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The WFD provided an opportunity to implement integrated river basin planning, whose main results are also discussed, surpassing early ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for universal access to sanitation by 2030. The associated indicator is the population using ‘safely managed’ sanitation services. Shared sanitation is classified as a ‘limited’ sanitation service and some donors and governments are reluctant to invest in it, as it will not count towards achieving Target 6.2. This could result in poor ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Composition on Worldwide Calefacient for 250 Thoughts Secrets and techniques

    Your influences involving overseas thawing are generally really clear in the the past several years resulting from escalating sources of abroad warming. This impacts on with essential Heating up is really dangerous for the daily life along with survival. In Indian context of use, the consequence regarding essential temperatures rising is an issue for burial plot concern. The idea has far-reaching ...


    By CAME srl

  • A conceptual framework for governing and managing key flows in a source-to-sea continuum

    Current approaches to environmental protection and development on land, along rivers and coastal zones, and in marine environments are struggling to effectively promote sustainability. This is partly due to limited understanding of how ecosystems are linked, and partly due to fragmented governance and management arrangements in the continuum from source to sea that hinders cooperation and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A strategic framework for sustainable water resource management in small island nations: the case of Barbados

    Physical scarcity of freshwater is often given as the reason for water shortages, but it is usually its management that can either create or resolve the problem. This will be illustrated by the case of Barbados. The water management issues are typical of many small island states, some of which are particularly vulnerable to water scarcity, especially in the context of climate change. Barbados ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seeking Clarity in Noise

    Environmental noise regulation can be frustrating. The noise limits, applicable measurement metrics, assessment methods and level of enforcement vary a lot by region and jurisdiction and rarely do they all align. Historically, noise emitters and sensitive receivers could afford to use distance to separate themselves. Consequently, environmental noise laws were first developed in regions with high ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Study of an evaluation method for water resources carrying capacity based on the projection pursuit technique

    It is of great significance to establish a scientific and reasonable water resources carrying capacity evaluation system and evaluation method on the basis of studying the interdependence and mutual relations of water resources, society, economy and the ecological environment. This can guide water resources utilization and economic and social development planning, and promote the sustainable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling and optimization of land use/land cover change in a developing urban catchment

    The impacts of land use/cover change (LUCC) on hydrological processes and water resources are mainly reflected in changes in runoff and pollutant variations. Low impact development (LID) technology is utilized as an effective strategy to control urban stormwater runoff and pollution in the urban catchment. In this study, the impact of LUCC on runoff and pollutants in an urbanizing catchment of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seborga - a small town with a large environmental commitment

    Seborga is a small municipality in the Liguria region located in the northwest part of Italy, right on the French border. Liguria, like many other Italian regions, has been struggling with a number of difficult issues surrounding waste management and long transports. But there are also success stories, like the one in Seborga. The small municipality with 320 residents has since 2013 completely ...


    By Susteco AB

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