NORM Monitoring Articles

  • The silence of the lambs - Case study

    Helicopters and aircraft In this particular area there were quite a few helicopters and aircraft and these were picked up by the Invictus. “You find these days that developers are being asked for more and more studies or evidence over issues such as environmental noise, particularly in rural locations. Some would seem almost comical but it is becoming more the norm to meet planning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Snow studies track changes in water availability

    New analysis of snowpack data by two research groups has changed conventional understanding of the mechanics of snowmelt: Both teams found warmer weather may change the amount of snow as well as how it melts. These studies are important in developing a better understanding of the amount of water available in snow (known as snow-water equivalent). This information can be used to calculate the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Socio-psychological determinants for safe drinking water consumption behaviors: a multi-country review

    The effectiveness of household water treatment practices relies heavily on consumers' compliance. However, what is driving these behaviors from a health psychological perspective is not well understood. A review of studies on safe water collection, treatment, handling and storage practices was conducted to identify important socio-psychological determinants. The objectives are to show which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to water and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

    The lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation has implications for the psychosocial well-being of individuals and households. To review the literature on psychosocial impacts, we completed a scoping review of the published literature using Medline, Embase, and Scopus. Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed in detail. Of the included studies, six were conducted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A bridge over troubled water – public participation as a possibility for success in water management

    Public participation in local water councils is one method to involve different actors in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. In this study we investigate which beliefs explain why the public participate and also how motives to participate are related to willingness to comply with decisions related to the water management framework. In total 910 respondents answered a web ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the effect of moral norm and self-identity on the intention toward water conservation among Iranian young adults

    This study aimed to investigate young adults’ intention regarding water conservation in Iran. To achieve this goal, we applied a modified theory of planned behavior, with moral norm and self-identity being two additional determinants of intention and behavior. A face-to-face survey (N = 428) was undertaken in two universities, in south-western Iran. The reliability and validity of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Silence of the Lambs – Invictus Case Study

    The sound of new-born lambs bleating is something that most people would be happy to wake up to on a Spring morning – or perhaps not? Noise consultant Louise Alderson, had the unusual assignment of monitoring noise levels from baby lambs and their mothers on a farm in Cumbria following a planning application to build a housing development on nearby fields – owned by the same ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • How can you reduce the risk of unscheduled suspension of production - Case Study

    Unpredicted faults of industrial equipment lead to long down time and great financial losses. The amount of these expenses depends on a particular case and the seriousness of a malfunction, and therefore the problem of reducing risks is a number one issue at many ...


    By Vidisy

  • A quantitative investigation of narratives: recycled drinking water

    Recycled drinking water represents one of the most obvious and technologically reliable sources of urban water. Yet it is one of the least implemented solutions. Blame has often been laid on the emotional and psychological difficulties of persuading people that recycled drinking water is safe to drink. This ‘yuck’ factor has been empirically identified as a statistically significant variable. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • If a tree falls: business students' reflections on environmentalism

    Environmental advocacy has a difficult position within environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). Proponents of pluralistic approaches to education see advocacy as a form of indoctrination. However, pluralistic education itself can be seen as a form of indoctrination. Its normative assumptions are based on the neo–liberal capitalist values that tend to view ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The trend of sustainability reporting in Italy: some evidence from the last decade

    This study analyses the evolution of sustainability reporting in Italian listed companies taking into account some differences between 2002 and 2011 reporting practices. The analysis is aimed at showing the presence of normative and mimetic isomorphic pressures towards sustainability reporting and the use of GRI guidelines, and also at highlighting the presence of an improvement in reporting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What drives firms to operate in south Mediterranean countries?

    Institutional theory-based studies on firms from developed economies entering emerging economies are helpful to evidence the impact of both formal and informal institutions elements on the strategies of foreign entrants. However, the number of theoretical and empirical studies using an institutional perspective to study internationalisation strategy of developed countries firms in south ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

    When it comes to oxygen deficiency monitors, PureAire makes the longest lasting units on the market. They believe your safety should not be taken lightly, and have created a reliable and affordable monitor that will outlast all of their competitors. PureAire Monitoring Systems has broken away from the norm of using disposable sensor cells, and has introduced the groundbreaking technology of a 10+ ...

  • The contagious effects of the economic crisis regarding wood and furniture sectors in Greece and Cyprus

    The present study investigates the consequences of the economic crisis in the wood and furniture sectors of two economically linked countries, Greece and Cyprus, in order to study the contagion mechanisms and its impact on firms' performance. It further compares ways to confront the crisis and indicates strategies that may lead to strong competitive advantages, firms' survival and growth in both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Jane delicata of T-T Pumps case study

    The 40-year old has more than 23 years experience as an engineer and currently manages the Controls Division at T-T Pumps, providing electrical control systems on a range of high profile projects including the London Underground and F1 cars. Jane is also the mother of a young daughter and is a keen motorsport enthusiast. How do you find working in a primarily male environment? I ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • Management in a Brazilian metal mechanic leading company: social and environmental perspectives

    The practices of social responsibility and environmental management are strategies that have become fundamental in helping enable competitive advantage for organisations today, as society is constantly pressuring companies to become more socially responsible. Environmental issues, in Brazil, are in the spotlight and this dimension has thus come to assume ever-greater importance for companies. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why are bloggers willing to share their thoughts via travel blogs?

    Since the success of Web 2.0 technology, travel blogs have played an important role for travellers when planning their trips because they usually consult articles published on travel blogs before deciding on their travel destination. However, past researchers have mainly focused on the study of blog participants instead of the bloggers themselves. Why bloggers are willing to share their thoughts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advantages and challenges in using LCA–based environmental impact assessment for guiding design decisions

    Owing to the increased awareness of environmental issues along with tighter regulatory norms, there is greater emphasis among manufacturers to lower the environmental impacts of their products and solutions. Many organisations are seeking to adapt the life cycle assessment (LCA) method to estimate impact during the design stage and guide the development of sustainable products. In this research, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Factors influencing water conservation behavior among urban residents in China's arid areas

    Insufficient academic attention has been paid to household water conservation behavior in arid and semi-arid areas of developing countries. Based on a questionnaire survey, this study analyzed factors influencing the water conservation behavior of urban residents in Zhangye City in China. Of the two variables addressed in the theory of reasoned action, attitudes toward water conservation had no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mapping expert perspectives of the aviation sector

    Aviation globally is characterised by significant change and consequently the future of the sector has always been difficult to predict. This study adopts a systemic approach based on findings from exploratory interviews with UK aviation academics to: determine the roles of stakeholders in the air transport system; report the current issues facing the sector; explore how these issues interact and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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