Day: 1 August 2001
How significantly risky a business is managing contaminated land
In this edited paper by Adam Czarnecki and Sarah Dack of GeoDelft Environmental, the application of risk assessment in the management of contaminated land is reviewed within the context of requirements of recently introduced regulations applying in England and Scotland.
Initiatives across the UK map out how recycling targets can be hit
Special Correspondent Pat Jennings reviews the current scene in the waste minimisation and recycling sector, where the restructured Government environmental departments remain committed to the goals set out in the Waste Strategy, backed by recent initiatives which should boost the drive to meet national targets for recycling
GIS advances widen the horizons for environmental professionals
Geographic information systems (GIS) have become an accepted high-tech IT tool for the management of a wide range of environmental and waste sector tasks, with applications include the mapping of contaminated land to the mapping of boundaries and the location of public utilities
Wasteland reclaimed as canalboat marina
Edmund Nuttall Ltd is in the process of transforming a derelict site along the banks of the Grand Union Canal near Uxbridge into a 120-berth marina and nature reserve complex. This £3 million project was awarded to Nuttall by British Waterways, which owns the site and was keen to put it to productive use. This project was made possible through the development of an innovative remediation strategy proposed by Nuttall in conjunction with the design team from Halcrow Water Services.
Biosensors: from canaries to bacteria
Impure water? Dirty work surfaces? Polluted effluent? Contaminated products or land? These days we don't use canaries in coal mines to warn of impending danger, but the same principle that protected miners then does the same job today, albeit in the form of microorganisms like bacteria. Dr Sarah Young, BIO-WISE, explains.
Water and wastewater treatment: on your marks, get set . . .
The ongoing pursuit of reducing running costs and guaranteeing an optimal quality/quantity ratio has led industrial end-users to increase installations of technologically-advanced equipment for the treatment of water utilised in on-site processes.
Statistics do not bode well for the occasional industrial pump purchaser. The large water utilities, with tens of thousands of pumps handling municipal wastes, are able to select the right pump via ready access to performance records and fluid technology expertise. Derek Jackson, Hidrostal, offers a few pointers for the industrial user.
The means to the end
Over four days in July. 178 countries concluded a compromise to ensure a continuing of international efforts to address climate change. At the same time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published Climate Change 2001, a 2,600-page, three volume tome detailing the evidence for climate change, what it means, and what we can do about it.
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