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  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • Del Monte Foods Selects Locus Software for Energy, Sustainability, and Resource Management

    One of the nation's largest food companies has joined with a Silicon Valley innovator to advance its position as a leader in sustainable energy and environmental resource management. Locus Technologies today announced that Del Monte Foods has selected Locus Technologies' award-winning ePortal™ platform to provide a comprehensive, integrated system for monitoring and managing its energy use, ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Eco-friendly sustainable water resources solutions

    A technology services centreis an outcome of a felt need of services on “eco-friendly geotechnical & environmental solutions” for sustainable water resources solutions for industrial & agriculture farm sites / project areas by getting status checked on environmental related land & water resources. The business entrepreneurs / managers; who give emphasis on the water sources in ...

  • Rural development: managing knowledge for sustainability

    Sustainable rural development could be improved by paying more attention to the interaction between different types of knowledge, such as local, scientific and political knowledge, according to new research. The interplay of natural, social, economic and human resources also needs to be better understood. Knowledge interaction in rural development needs to meet two different criteria for ...

  • Developing solutions for sustainable water management

    This policy brief, published by the International Project Office of the Global Water System Project and produced to inform the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), outlines how scientists and policymakers can advance water security by focusing on interdisciplinary research, and ensuring that all stakeholders ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy and Carbon Management: A roadmap for sustainable production

    The concept of sustainability is not new for manufacturers, but there is still a wide disparity between how different companies think about and implement sustainability programs. At the highest level, many manufacturing executives believe in the intangible values of green and sustainability initiatives. However, few have been able to quantify this value in real dollar terms and even fewer ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Waste Management Wins Sustainable Florida Award

    Waste Management’s Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility has been named the winner of the 2012 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award in the large business division at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Palm Beach Gardens. The Sustainable Florida award is the premier state-level recognition for accomplishments and leadership in sustainable ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Quebec`s sustainable development commissioner Slams Province`s water management system

    Québec's Acting Auditor General, Michel Samson, has released the Report of the province's Sustainable Development Commissioner, Jean Cinq-Mars, which is part of the Report of the Auditor General of Québec to the National Assembly for 2012-2013. The bulk of the Commissioner's analysis focuses on the state of water management in the municipal sector.  Four chapters of the report ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Inquiry into the design of a sustainable financial system

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched an Inquiry on Wed. 23 into policy options for guiding the global financial system to invest in the transition to a green economy. In the wake of the global financial crisis, there is growing recognition that the financial system must be not only sound and stable, but also sustainable in the way it enables the transition to a low-carbon, ...

  • Sustainable Dentistry

    Sustainability now plays an important role in many professional fields and dentistry is no exception. To recognize and encourage sustainable dental practices, ASTM Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards has begun to develop a proposed new standard, WK34710, Practice for Sustainable Dentistry. E60.80 is under the jurisdiction ...


    By ASTM International

  • ADB helping China prepare framework for water resources management

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) prepare a framework for managing the allocation of water resources to meet the needs of a growing population and a rapidly expanding economy. ADB will provide a $500,000 grant for the project from its technical assistance program. The Multi-Donor Trust Fund of the Water Financing Partnership Facility managed by ADB ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Sustainable management in built environment needs more support

    Senior management could do more to promote the sustainable design and use of facilities in their organisations. A recent study found that a lack of understanding, focus and commitment by company executives was a significant barrier to the successfully implementing sustainable facilities management. Facilities management is a fast-growing discipline responsible for a diverse range of activities ...

  • AUS$6m to help manage Murray-Darling basin water resources

    The Rudd Government is providing AUS$6 million to the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for a new hydrologicalmodelling toolto help manage the surface water and groundwater of the Murray-Darling Basin. The project will accelerate development of and trial a new computer model, known as RiverManager, to help make water allocation and use over coming decades more sustainable.Minister for ...


    By Australian Government

  • Registration is now open for the 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that registration is now open for the 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference, to be held March 18-21 in Portland, Ore. Partnering on the event are leading water organizations including the USEPA, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Water Environment Federation, and the WateReuse Association. Additionally, the ...

  • WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013: Stormwater Management Symposium focuses on sustainable rainwater management

    Berlin, 25 October 2012 – For a long time rainwater was regarded as wastewater rather than a resource. Along with dirty water from households and industry it was fed into the sewage system and from there to water treatment plants. In many respects this had a detrimental effect on the environment and on natural water resources. On 25 and 26 April 2013, under the heading of ...


    By Messe Berlin GmbH

  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

    Improved land management strategies and technologies being used across sub-Saharan Africa are helping protect the environment, boost agricultural productivity, strengthen livelihoods and enhance food security, according to a new study. The document - published by the New Partnership ...

  • The SPC`s COMPASS Version 2.0 provides additional resources for sustainable packaging design

    The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a new version of its COMPASS web application, which allows packaging professionals to compare the environmental impacts of package designs. Using a life cycle approach, COMPASS assesses packages on resource consumption, emissions and packaging attributes such as material health, recycled or virgin content, sourcing and solid waste. Version ...

  • 2016 SNO Conference Will Focus on Sustainable Nanotechnology Systems

    The 2016 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference will be held November 10-12, 2016. The conference sessions will be organized around selected “systems,” and sessions will be populated with talks on applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system. The aims are to identity where nanomaterials and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources

    The planet is facing a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, "Water for a Sustainable World" launched today in time for World Water Day which will be celebrated on 22 March 2015. The report, published by the World ...

  • Sustainable management of water in an arid region: water supply measures compared

    Water shortages in water stressed regions can be alleviated by building large infrastructures, such as water transfer systems or saltwater desalination plants, which increase the supply of water. However, a new study, which compares the environmental impact of water supply alternatives in a region of Spain, concludes that reducing water use, rather than increasing supplies, is a more sustainable ...

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