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  • River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe

    An ambitious European scheme to fix and safeguard its rivers and secure its water future is at risk of being undermined by poor and inadequate plans for water management prepared by EU countries, a new study by WWF and European Environment Bureau (EEB) has found. The analysis has found none of the draft plans rates well across a range of water safety, conservation and management measures. 'The ...


    By WWF International

  • Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties

    More adaptive approaches to planning could help policymakers deal with deep uncertainties about the future of our planet. Researchers have developed a method for adaptive planning which they suggest could protect against failure when future predictions turn out to be inaccurate. They illustrate their approach using the case of water management in the Rhine Delta region of the Netherlands. It is ...

  • Consultation Defra’s Waste Management Plan & Site Waste Management Plans

    A consultation is underway on an updates Waste Management Plan for England, however, Defra’s documents contain no new policies on waste management. The waste management plan will complement the waste planning policy, PPS10; this policy outlines what planning authorities should take into account when considering proposals for new waste infrastructure. The Department for Communities and Local ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Planning for is A Must for Considering Risk Management

      Tampa, FL.  (May. 31, 2012) – Vying for a position in branding green can be a daunting task. Yet, Green Education Online drives home the importance of not getting caught up in branding green as much as having green business practices and sustainability plans  that will be able to be measured, pass risk assessments  and having an ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Milestone reached in chemicals management plan

    Another milestone in Canada"s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) has been reached with the release of assessments of 13 potentially harmful substances. Launched in 2006, the CMP focuses on assessing and regulating chemicals that are used in thousands of industrial and consumer products. Draft screening assessment reports for 13 substances of Batch 10 of the Chemicals Management Plan have been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Federal-state partnership helps water managers plan for climate change

    The California Department of Water Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Resources Legacy Fund, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a publication to assist water resource managers. The Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning provides resources and tools to guide water resource managers and planners as they adapt and navigate the complexities of climate change. ...

  • Improving water planning in northern Australia

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly, today announced $1.785 million in funding for two new projects that contribute to the body of scientific knowledge being compiled to help government, industry and communities make informed decisions about sustainable water resource use and management in northern Australia. Dr Kelly said, “The $1 million Northern Australian Water Futures ...


    By Australian Government

  • Capital planning and operational efficiency for water

    MWH Soft has released H2ONET PZM (Pressure Zone Manager) for power AutoCAD® (Autodesk, San Rafael, CA) users. The solution analyses, simplifies, and summarises pertinent hydraulic information for each pressure zone in a water distribution system model.  This water master planning tool greatly accelerates hydraulic diagram design of existing and proposed pressure zones and helps ensure ...

  • GBP 300k announced for early development of surface water management plans

    Environment Minister Phil Woolas today announced £300,000 for pilot schemes which will develop new guidance on surface water management plans to cope with anticipated extreme rainfall in the future. Defra is now seeking expressions of interest from pilot organisations which will need to demonstrate a specific and significant surface water flooding issue and provide evidence that they can ...

  • Key Proposals for Water Management and Spatial Planning’s Resilience to Climate Change

    Eight key features for increasing the climate change resilience of water management and spatial planning projects are presented by new Dutch research. These include: focusing on the long term, integrating the projects with other sustainability measures and encouraging stakeholder participation. Addressing climate change will require action, not only to reduce CO2 emissions, but also to provide ...

  • Suncor energy receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Free online access: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

    Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Accepted for inclusion in ISI Journal Citation Index 1360-0559 (electronic) 0964-0568 (paper) Volume 52, 2009, 8 issues per yearFree Online Access: Top 5 Downloads of 2008*In order to celebrate Journal of Environmental Planning and Management’s increase from 6 to 8 issues per year, we at the Taylor & Francis team would like to give you free ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Moving closer to a global plan of action for water

    Delegates from more than 60 countries are meeting in Rome (21-23 January 2009) to continue negotiations on a global plan of action for adapting to global changes that affect how countries manage freshwater resources. The meeting is part of preparations for the 5th World Water Forum, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 16-22 March 2009. The World Water Forum is the largest international event in the ...

  • California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

    State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by opponents of the tunnels. Farmers whose parcels were listed and mapped in the 160-page property-acquisition plan expressed dismay at the advanced planning ...


    By Associated Press

  • Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November. The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state's water infrastructure and is designed to build reservoirs, clean up contaminated groundwater and promote water-saving ...


    By Associated Press

  • Integrating water with climate change adaptation plans

    This policy brief, published by the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, argues that water resource management should not be overlooked in plans for climate change adaptation in Africa. Africa is vulnerable to climate change impacts which ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Agricultural water resource management

    The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and climate change. At Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM’s Annual ...

  • Water Asset Management International

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    By IWA Publishing

  • Have your say on the nation`s plans for water

    Water in rivers, estuaries and other wetlands across England and Wales will improve under measures set out in draft River Basin Management Plans and the Environment Agency is asking the public to give their views on plans to improve waters Environment Agency consults business and the public on how to improve water quality The Environment Agency is asking the public to give their views on plans to ...

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