Day: 1 November 2002
Audit Commission runs the rule over Las
The Audit Commission inspectors, who rate the performance of local authorities under the Best Value regime, report on the strengths and weaknesses of operations ranging from street cleansing through waste management to environmental services. LAWE looks at how the Best Value scheme can help to improve performance and service delivery
Advanced surveying techniques probe contaminated petrol station sites
Whether a petrol forecourt is in full operation or it has been run down over the years and is pinpointed for re-development, the contamination of land is an important environmental issue. Disused petrol forecourts offer excellent locations for redevelopment at good prices and remediation of the land should be counted as a net benefit to the environment, says IETG which reports on how its Land Sector deals with such cases.
Colliery site regeneration provides 1,000 jobs
The reclamation and development of former industrial sites is a key plank in the Government’s regeneration policy. In this case study, Wardell Armstrong is playing a major role in the Town Road Project at Stoke on Trent, where 1,000 new jobs will be created.
Designing products for a sustainable future
Under European legislation, manufacturers will soon be legally bound to recycle their products at their own expense. Beverly La Ferla spoke to Miles Park, lecturer at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, about how to design environmentally-friendly products.
Developments in Wastewater Modelling
Hydraulic modelling is now enjoying rapidly increasing use across the water industry - in wastewater collection, water supply, and river management. Given that the technique of modelling has been around for a very long time - mathematical modelling can be traced back at least 60 years - what are the reasons behind the current growth in water industry modelling? David Fortune, Director of Product Management at water management software company Wallingford Software Ltd, explains all.
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