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  • Registration opens for Water Sector’s ‘Big Data’ Conference

    ‘Big Data’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ are starting to affect every industry, and the water sector is no exception. The forthcoming International Water Association (IWA) Conference, entitled: ‘New Developments in IT & Water,’ will therefore provide an update on how data collection and processing is affecting the management of water and wastewater, and how ...

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Data Management

    A proposed new ASTM International data management and reporting standard for shale oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, is under development. ASTM WK42803, Practice for Data Management and Reporting Associated with Shale Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic ...


    By ASTM International

  • Managing Hydrofracking Data in Cloud

     There is little dispute in both scientific and business communities that groundwater protection and water usage in general at hydrofracking sites provide the biggest challenges for this young and promising industry. To date, criticism of fracking has focused mainly on concerns that the chemicals energy companies are mixing with the water could contaminate underground aquifers. Although ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Deloitte opens center for sustainability performance

    Deloitte has announced the launch of the Center for Sustainability Performance (CSP) in Waltham, Massachusetts. 'An evolving regulatory environment combined with increasing stakeholder interest in sustainability performance across the entire supply chain continues to drive demand for transparency, disclosure and compliance around nonfinancial performance,' said Chris Park, co-leader of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • From source to sea – protecting Dawlish Brook

    De-silting work is about to start on Dawlish Brook to help reduce future flooding, protect the town centre, residents and businesses and its world-famous waterfowl. Work is scheduled to start on Tuesday November 12 and is set to last two weeks. Signs have been put up at the waterfowl warden’s building and the Tourist Information Centre to tell people what is happening. Dawlish Brook, ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan opens new office in Bangkok

    With ample capacity and ambitious targets for growth, Thailand is seeking to establish itself as one of the leaders in South East Asia in the development of renewable energy sources. In an effort to reduce its current dependence on imported oil, the nation is moving rapidly to build up its solar, wind and biomass generation capability. To support this burgeoning market, GL Garrad Hassan recently ...


  • Call for Entries Now Open in America´s Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament for Colleges and Universities

     Enviance, Inc. today announced that the Call for Entries period has opened in the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#GreenerU) tournament. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Efforts to improve access to environmental data in focus at Dublin Conference

    The need to support and improve access to data and on the environment and sustainable development has been underlined at the conclusion of a major conference in Dublin, Ireland. Over 70 countries were represented at the event, which was organized by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over three days, participants ...

  • R5 Software Release by Aquatic Informatics Improves Water Data Management with Enhanced Real-Time Data Access & Advanced Analytics

    Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis, today announced the release of AQUARIUS 3.0 R5. The latest release of this water data management platform delivers new and improved features to enhance real-time data access, centralization, analytics, and reporting. By improving ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • Grand Opening of Socar´s Waste Management Center – core technology econ´s VacuDry(R) // econ industries at Adipec 2016

    Core technology of the WMC, that covers an area of 40 hectares, are two econ VacuDry® plants for the treatment of drill cuttings from Socar and BP. Treatment capacity is up to 240 t of drilling mud per day. The two identical plants were designed and built by econ industries in Germany. Transportation to Baku was a logistical master piece. More than 75 trucks, 13 of which were out of gauge, ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

    The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • Power Assure Named 2011 Cleantech Open Alumni of the Year

    Power Assure®, Inc., a data center and energy management solutions provider, today announced it has been selected as a 2011 Cleantech Open Alumni of the Year by the Cleantech Open, the world's largest cleantech accelerator. The award further validates Power Assure's success at developing and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Eye on Earth First User Conference: A real eye opener

    The city of Dublin was the setting for the first Eye on Earth User Conference, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over three days (4-6 March), the conference brought together more than 230 participants representing communities ...

  • 10th edition of Eco Expo Asia opens from 28 – 31 October

    Value-added concurrent events help participants capture emerging market opportunities The 10th edition of Eco Expo Asia will open its doors from 28 – 31 October 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo. The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Statement of UNEP Executive Director at the Opening of CITES COP 16

    Your Excellency, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Chairman of the CITES Standing Committee, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to be here in Thailand on the occasion of the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Your Excellency, the Government and the people ...

  • Local governments get guidance on biodiversity data

    Guidance to help local governments preserve and publish valuable biodiversity data has been provided in a new best practice guide. The guide — published last month (25 May) by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) — outlines the tools and infrastructure available to governments for publishing data, and the benefits of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Trinity Consultants Opens Office in San Francisco Bay Area to Serve Northern California

    Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, recently opened an office in the San Francisco Bay Area to better serve industry in Northern California. Melissa Hillman, an environmental professional with nearly a decade of experience, will lead the new ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Tackling the data gaps that could scupper the green economy

    Yojana Sharma analyses the work of a four-day meeting on access to data and information that will feed into next year’s Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. The information is out there. The data that would enable sound decisions on the environment and sustainable development exists in databases, repositories and desk drawers. Yet often it is not tapped, scientifically ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Shale gas in Europe – being consistent with a low carbon economy, managing health and environmental risks

    Mr Chair, Distinguished guests, Since the first industrial revolution, our economies have grown and expanded on the basis of abundant and cheap energy. With a fairly low hourly wage in Belgium, we can today buy enough gasoline to run a car for 100 km. Had we not the engine and the petrol, we would need days to transport ourselves on that distance. Energy has substituted labour and boosted ...

  • World Development Indicators 2010 data now available

    The World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, released today, gives a statistical progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The WDI database, launched along with the World Bank's Open Data initiative to provide free data to all users, includes more than 900 indicators documenting the state of all the world's economies. The WDI covers education, health, poverty, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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