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  • The Benefits of Green Infrastructure

    Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to discuss the benefits of Green Infrastructure for Europe's regions and cities, the role that different actors can play at all levels to deploy nature-based solutions across the EU, and how we can work together to make it happen. However, let me first thank the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social ...

  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of 'water threats' including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that conserving water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Help map the UK knowledge landscape

    The Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST) is investigating the UK's knowledge landscape. The aim of this project is to build a picture of the whole research landscape in the UK and to develop a stronger evidence base. This will help to inform future strategic decision-making and help the UK ...

  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world’s population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of ‘water threats’ including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that ...

  • InfoNet v11 improves infrastructure modelling

    Version 11 of InfoNet promises to provide engineers and utility managers with a toolset for managing and renewing aging hydraulic infrastructure. New features include: scenario generation for building advanced capital and operational planning scenarios, enhanced CCTV defect interrogation, more advanced SQL query capability, updated theme and map generation tools, and a new interface. The ...

  • Addressing the Water Infrastructure Funding Gap

    Ottawa, ON – Water.ca is pleased to present another installment of the Water Investor, a series featuring live audio updates on the water industry, hosted by Steve Hoffmann, President of Water Tech Capital and founder of the Palisades Water Index (ZWI). In today’s segment, Mr. Hoffmann takes a look at some of the macro factors underlying trends in the water industry. Increasing infrastructure ...


  • Romanian Mapping Agency’s New Geoportal Drives Collaboration

    The Romanian government’s Topographic Military Directorate (DTM) recently implemented a portal for geospatial data based on Esri technology. The DTM Geoportal is compliant with the established standards of Romania’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and joins the country’s other geospatial data portals including the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) ...


    By Esri

  • Commonwealth Games map showcases engineering marvels

    ICE Scotland has released a map showcasing the role of civil engineers in the construction of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games site. The ‘Engineering the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ map, produced in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, was launched on 12 June by Glasgow by ...


  • Putting GHG capacity building on the needs map

    This blog is not strong on subtlety. Whether you’re a committed reader or a casual “skimmer,” you have likely gleaned that we use this forum to highlight our vision for greenhouse gas measurement and management. Central to this vision, and at the heart of the Institute’s mission, is the critical need to build the capacity to measure, report, and verify GHG emissions. If ...

  • Mapping wildlife diseases may help prevent their spread

    Tracking wildlife disease outbreaks around the world is now possible with another online map that shows where threats to the health of wild animals, domestic animals, and people are occurring. The Global Wildlife Disease News Map, developed jointly by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, was introduced publicly this week.  Updated daily, the map ...

  • Eastern European Gas Market regulation and infrastructure

    The Eastern European Gas Market Outlook 2009: Country profiles of supply, demand, regulation and infrastructureReport OverviewEuropean gas demand was volatile through 2008, with some countries seeing slight declines in demand. However, the longer term forecast is continued growth for the Eastern European gas market as new gas-fired power plants come on-stream. ( ...


  • New BLM maps propose areas for solar energy development

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Harry Reid today announced a series of initiatives, including proposed “Solar Energy Study Areas,” that would expedite the development of solar energy on public lands in the western United States. The Bureau of Land Management believes that the selected areas, which have high solar energy potential and are located near existing transmission ...

  • New hazardous waste research shows map of a growing market

    In 2007 the amount of hazardous waste that was collected and treated in Europe accounted to 67.6 million tonnes. It represents only a small percent of the total waste generated. However, its toxicity, technical/infrastructure expertise needed to handle them and the harmful impact it could have on the environment have made hazardous waste a cause of concern. Most of the European countries have ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • NREL releases BioEnergy Atlas – a comprehensive biomass mapping application

    BioEnergy Atlas, a Web portal that provides access to two bioenergy analysis and mapping tools, was released today by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The visualization screening tools, BioPower and BioFuels Atlas, allow users to layer related bioenergy data onto a single map to gather information on biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels ...

  • EPA Releases EJSCREEN, An Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to ...

  • Mapping potential water risks in China`s Wei River

    The Wei River in west-central China is not just the largest tributary of the Yellow River, but it has also been a critical water source for communities for thousands of years. To manage this important resource, water authorities in China just announced that they plan to invest 6 billion yuan - more than US$950 million - this year to ...

  • U.S. EPA launches first waste to biogas mapping tool

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region has launched an online “waste to biogas mapping tool” to support the use of organic waste for energy projects. “This innovative mapping tool, the first of its kind in the nation, helps restaurants, hotels and other food waste generators to connect with large energy producers,” said Jared Blumenfeld, ...

  • Philippines Maps out Plan to Switch to 100 Percent Renewables in 10 Years

    Manila, Philippines—The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines yesterday to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the archipelago nation, which aims to shift its current electricity system to 100 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Closure of regional planning bodies will not `weaken situation` for waste infrastructure

    Government plans to streamline the planning system through the closure of regional planning bodies will have little impact on waste infrastructure, an expert has claimed. Energy consultancy AEA practice manager Dr Adam Read said that plans to end funding for regional partnership boards – which provide regional planning and infrastructure strategy – would have a limited effect ...

  • EPA Announces $183 Million to Improve Water Quality, Infrastructure in California

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced more than $183 million in funding to invest in California for statewide improvements in local water infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution. Blumenfeld was joined by Fresno Public Utilities Director Thomas Esqueda, and other state and local officials for the announcement at an ...

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