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  • Port Gamble sewage plant to protect shellfish, recharge groundwater

    The historic town of Port Gamble is about to get a new-fangled sewage-treatment plant, one that will allow highly treated effluent to recharge the groundwater in North Kitsap. The old treatment plant discharges its effluent into Hood Canal, causing the closure of about 90 acres of shellfish beds. After the new plant is in operation, those shellfish beds are likely to be reopened, officials ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Southern water asset management

    Southern Water has announced that they will be using PIONEER to give their asset managers the capability to optimise capital maintenance investment programme to meet the service objectives and expenditure outcomes of AMP5. Having developed the Common Framework for Capital Maintenance Planning and assisted many companies in implementing best practice approaches for the PR09 price review, Tynemarch ...


  • 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 ...

  • Water Storage Dam Planned for Columbia River Basin

    YAKIMA, Washington (ENS) - The best location for a new water storage dam and reservoir in the Columbia River basin is Lower Crab Creek in Grant County, a newly completed assessment by federal and state agencies has concluded. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington state Department of Ecology are seeking a location where water can be stored to augment irrigation ...

  • CapPlan water for GIS-Centric capital planning

    The City of Napa, California, USA, has selected CapPlan Water for the InfoWater ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA, USA) platform. The City of Napa is the latest utility to turn to the CapPlan product line for advanced decision support and optimisation of rehabilitation and renewal spending. The decision further substantiates MWH Soft's worldwide leadership position in engineering-GIS modeling ...


  • Australia must better plan for a variable water future

    “With an expected decline in water availability in parts of Australia comes the need for more reliable quantification of historical and likely future water availability,” Dr Chiew said today in an address to the Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference in Melbourne. “Predictions of future water availability and runoff characteristics are improving rapidly with more data ...

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