water risk management News

  • Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

    Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on Reducing Disaster Risk (WCDRR) in Sendai and will keep you posted through a series of posts on developments in Sendai and on the urgent need to safeguard and restore wetland ecosystems as a key strategy to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Most firms failing on water risk management – report

    A vanishingly small proportion of large companies are adequately managing risks posed by water shortages, drought and pollution, according to research by EIRIS. The London-based research house specialising in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues surveyed 3,000 large companies globally identified as exposed to water risks. Only 0.22% were adequately managing these risks - all of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • BIER Releases Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risk

    SOURCE: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable DESCRIPTION:St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released today “A Practical Perspective on Managing Water-Related Business Risks and Opportunities in the Beverage ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Managing extreme weather events and risks

    A comprehensive international report on managing the risks of extreme weather events has confirmed what scientific evidence has already concluded; that climate change is a leading cause of dramatic weather extremes and without adequate preparation, the econnomic and social consequences could be dire. The 592 page Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • International research to offer practical guidance for improved risk management in the water sector

    Cranfield’s Water Science Institute has confirmed its position as a leading force for improved risk management within the water sector through an important collaboration with the US Water Research Foundation (WaterRF).  In its third international research contract for the US Water Research Foundation, based in Denver, and sponsored by Calgary Water (Canada), Cranfield is developing ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Using UAVs to improve Flood Risk Management

    A twelve month project being undertaken by Cranfield University, which is jointly funded by the Environment Agency and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), is helping to improve the quality of river photography that is used for flood risk management. The images provide detailed information to monitor the characteristics of water courses and the effect these have on ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Consultation launched on flood risk management strategy

    A public consultation on Devon’s flood risk management strategy will be launched later this week. Devon County Council, together with partner authorities including the Environment Agency and key stakeholders in Devon, have produced the strategy which is available to view online from Wednesday (27 November). This marks the start of the public consultation which continues until Monday 27 ...

  • Water - The risks are rising and governments must act

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world's population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion by 2050. Water pollution is also increasing, adding to uncertainty about future water ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate Approaches to Water Risks Outdated and Dangerous

    The recently released CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies.  Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environment: Directive on flood risk management comes into force

    Reducing the risks and adverse consequences of floods in the European Union is the aim of the new directive on flood risk management coming into force today. The directive requires flood risk management to be negotiated across national borders and contains important commitments to increase transparency and involve citizens. Member States are now obliged to identify river basins and associated ...

  • Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

    How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for participation and the third involves stakeholders ...

  • U.S. drought demonstrates complexity, severity of water risk

    As much of the United States continues to suffer through what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has called the country’s most extensive drought in more than 50 years, there is growing concern over how broad and severe the impacts may ...

  • UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

    Brazil's Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new research project to help manage environmental health risks from mercury. The project, Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury - Initial Assessment in Brazil, aims to facilitate the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention by providing key stakeholders in ...

  • Recent WIT Press title - Flood Risk Assessment & Management

    WIT Press Flood Risk Assessment & Management  Editors: S. Mambretti, Politecnico Di Milano, ...


    By WIT Press

  • Three Utah facilities to pay penalties for Risk Management Program violations

    Three facilities in Utah -- Olympic Park (Park City), Duchesne Valley Water Treatment Plant (Duchesne), and Ashley Valley Water Treatment Plant (Vernal) -- have agreed to pay civil penalties and correct violations associated with the safe management and use of hazardous chemicals. The penalties, collectively totaling $11,650 at all three sites, were assessed under the federal Clean Air Act which ...

  • St. Charles County, Mo., public water supply district to pay $5,696 civil penalty for risk management program violations

    The Public Water Supply District (PWSD) No. 2, of St. Charles County, Mo., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,696 to the United States for Risk Management Program violations related to its use of chlorine gas as a disinfectant at its drinking water treatment facility in Defiance, Mo. As part of an administrative civil settlement with EPA Region 7, PWSD No. 2 has also agreed to spend at least ...

  • AgWeather: An Effective Risk Management Tool Available to the Agricultural Community as a Whole

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), Pierre Paradis announced today a $3 million investment, in a project intended to strengthen the AgWeather Quebec tool, a website available to all agricultural entrepreneurs and stakeholders. AgWeather helps them to better assess risks associated with weather conditions, ...

  • New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

    President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015. The new E.O. amends E.O. 11988, "Floodplain Management" (1977), and, among other things, provides 3 approaches that federal agencies can use now to establish the flood elevation and hazard ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DNV launches global recommended practice for shale gas risk management

    DNV, an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, has launched recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles, industry best practices and standards. The objective is for the RP to form the foundation for future development of a globally recognized standard for safe and sustainable ...


    By DNV GL

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