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  • New report: largest companies fall short in managing, disclosing water scarcity risks

    Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg. The report evaluates and ranks water ...


    By Ceres

  • IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Honor Industry Leaders for Achievement of Operational Excellence & Risk Management Business Goals

    IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that seven companies have received IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in operational excellence and risk management. This prestigious industry award program spotlights organizations and individuals around the world who make key decisions to achieve a broad variety of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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 ...

  • BioteQ Provides Development Project Update

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an update on projects in development which are expected to drive company growth for 2011 and 2012. Brad Marchant, BioteQ's Chief Executive Officer stated, "BioteQ is executing its business plan for 2011, to grow revenues, expand our presence in key markets, and introduce new clean ...


    By BQE Water

  • BioteQ Advances Project in Chile With EcoMetales

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial wastewater, has secured a contract with EcoMetales to develop basic engineering and laboratory testing related to arsenic removal for a treatment facility to be built in Chile. The work, which will include laboratory test work, process design and capital and operating cost estimates, is expected to be ...


    By BQE Water

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • City of Oakland, California, Adopts InfoMaster Analytics-Driven, Risk-Based Asset Management Solution

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Oakland, California, has chosen industry-leading Innovyze InfoMaster software to help optimize its sanitary sewer infiltration and inflow (I/I) reduction ...


    By Innovyze

  • Ceres Aqua Gauge: New Tool for Companies, Investors to Manage Risks of Worldwide Water Supply Pressures

    Against a backdrop of increasing business exposure to global water supply threats, Ceres today released a new tool for evaluating those risks – and opportunities – that both investors and companies can use as a roadmap to enhanced water stewardship. "Water risks are urgent today and, given population and climate trends, can only grow increasingly more so," said Ceres president Mindy ...


    By Ceres

  • New Orleans flood risk further mitigated

    Royal Haskoning has won a new contract for water control structures in New Orleans, working with partners HKV Lijn in Water and Fugro. The project will develop a software module that allows the local flood protection authority to monitor the opening and closing of gates on all flood defences. It is expected that the module contributes to an improved planning and coordination. The new system has ...


    By Royal HaskoningDHV

  • 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 ...

  • Resource nationalism remains number one risk for miners

    Resource nationalism remains the number one risk for mining and metals companies around the world, according to Ernst & Young. In its annual Business risks facing mining and metals 2012-2013 report, released earlier this year, the company notes that at a time when the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New software to standardise risk assessment of pesticide pollution

    Researchers have developed a computer tool to help standardise risk assessment procedures for pesticides across Europe. The software combines climate, soil and crops data specific to each location to help understand the potential impact of each pesticide used. Pesticides used in farming can contaminate surface and ground waters through a number of means: runoff, infiltration and leaching, for ...

  • China urged to take technological risk more seriously

    Like many other countries, China is currently reviewing the safety of its nuclear power programme following the damage caused by Japan's tsunami to the Fukushima nuclear plant in March, promising that 'full safety checks' of existing reactors would be carried out. Although the government has also suspended approval of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fossil fuel firms fail to report climate risks

    Fossil fuel companies operating in the UK are accused by a financial monitoring group of a “staggering” disregard for their obligation to acknowledge the risks which climate change poses to them and their investors. An alliance of non-governmental organisations says the situation is so serious that there should be intervention by the UK Financial Reporting ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 3E wins big for risk mitigation platform

    Environmental health and safety provider 3E Company’s web-based platform for risk mitigation, known as 3ESC, has won top product of the year at the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. 3ESC is 3E’s platform helps companies navigate the complexities associated with achieving product-and supplier-level compliance while helping to mitigate risk in the supply chain. One ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Customers benefit from risk analysis S/W

    Halcrow is using @RISK from Palisade to help Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water make informed decisions about pipe repair. Palisade's risk analysis software enables BWHW to identify areas of the water distribution network where targeted pipe replacement will result in the greatest benefits for customer service. This proactive and quantitative approach to risk analysis is crucial to ...


  • Flood risk in Europe: the long-term outlook

    Floods in Central Europe have caused deaths and widespread property damage across parts of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Such events are likely to increase in Europe for several reasons including climate change, according to recent assessments from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Floods, storms and other hydro-meteorological events account for around two thirds of the ...

  • World Water Day: Understanding water risk

    It’s rare for water to make waves at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of business leaders and finance ministers. But the most recent Davos summit was an exception. A new eye-opening report ranked water supply among the top five global risks in terms of impact– on par with systemic ...

  • Summit of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment

    The importance of risk assessment in the workplace, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, will be the focus of a high-profile event being held in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November 2009. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the Swedish EU Presidency, the summit marks the close of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign on risk assessment, which for the last ...

  • Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

    The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on Australia’s economy (The Economics of Climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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