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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 ...


  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Mapping The Future For UK Waste To Energy Post-Brexit

    Are you a UK company concerned about the impact of Brexit on the UK waste to energy market? Will the outcome really be a catalyst for new domestic waste infrastructure? Has the second CfD round done enough to support the next wave of ACT projects? Join us at the upcoming World Waste to Energy & Resources Summit in London and take part in a ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • Wind erosion risk mapped in first ever pan-European assessment

    Over 8% of land in Europe could be at moderate-to-high risk of wind-driven soil erosion, a new study has estimated. In the first assessment of its kind, the researchers produced maps which show wind erosion risk across 36 countries. This information could help guide actions to tackle land degradation. Soil erosion by wind is, to a certain extent, a natural process that has always played a role in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ontario Updating Soil Map to Support Farmers` Environmental Stewardship Effort

    In celebrating Earth Day, Ontario is partnering with the Government of Canada on a new soil mapping initiative that will contribute to the growing understanding of how land use patterns have changed by using new and up to date technologies. With an investment of $5.1 million through Growing Forward 2, the new data collected by the soil mapping initiative will help farmers adjust ...

  • 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 ...

  • Closure of regional partnership boards will not `weaken situation` for waste infrastructure

    Government plans to streamline the planning system through the closure of regional partnership boards 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 on ...

  • 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 ...

  • Green infrastructure to fight increasing water scarcity in the Senegal River Basin

    Wetlands International is joining forces with the Senegal River Basin Authority to identify the many important services that wetlands provide to people and nature in the Senegal River Basin. In order to meet the growing water needs in the increasingly arid Sahel of West Africa, this partnership will identify how natural ‘green’ infrastructure such as wetlands and floodplains, can be ...


    By Wetlands International

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