Meeting water quality standards and providing timely information is a burning need today
Recreational use of water bodies can deliver important benefits to health and well-being. Yet, there may also be adverse health effects associated with recreational use if the water is polluted or unsafe.
Sewage outfalls, storm water overflows, plant releases, agricultural production effluents – water bodies are subjected to many polluted discharges. When these water bodies are also used for recreational purposes, the safety of the population is at risk. Ensuring safe discharges into recreational waters and informing bathers if pollution occurs is therefore crucial for human health.
Continue reading “How to become better at maintaining safe recreational water”
How to recover good environmental status with new marine habitats
Marine structures – such as piers, windmills and bridges – typically have a bad name when it comes to their effects on the environment. But did you know that their existence could impact marine environments positively too? Continue reading “Creating positive environmental impacts with artificial reefs”
Beware of the regulatory pitfalls
Choosing the right manufacturing materials for medical devices – from the start of the development phase – is crucial to protect the safety of users. Not only that, there is also a need to ensure that chemical substances used to manufacture the devices comply with regulatory standards. Continue reading “Fulfilling REACH chemical regulations for medical devices”
Celebrating the power of wind
Thanks to global efforts and agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in tackling climate change, we are observing a boom in renewable energy growth, especially in wind energy. Continue reading “Global Wind Day: How do wind turbines work?”
Rapid coastal development, combined with population growth and global industrialisation, is placing coastal and marine environments under increasing pressure. New ports and harbours, coastal defence and climate change adaptation measures, as well as land reclamation and dredging works are imperative in order to support our existing and future economy. Continue reading “Using EMMP to proactively manage and protect the environment”
The latest world population projections indicate that world population will reach 10 billion in the year 2055 and 11 billion in 2088. Average population increase is estimated at 83 million people per year, or 1.1% annually. Continue reading “Why you need to think about the harmful substances in your products”
We see an intense focus these years on ‘digital transformations’, not just within businesses, but also in a more general societal context.
What do we mean by ‘digital transformation’? Digital transformation is about utilising new emerging technologies to develop innovative solutions to do things in a better, smarter and more efficient way. Continue reading “Four steps to transforming water data into operational decisions”
Earth Day is an event celebrated on 22 April every year. Globally, various events are organised to demonstrate support for environmental conservation. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has come a long way – with over 190 countries now coordinated worldwide by the Earth Day Network. Continue reading “8 cool facts about Planet Earth that might be new to you”
Accidental oil spills remind us of the dramatic impacts that oil can have on the environment. They also bring into focus the importance of efficient emergency planning. Continue reading “Accidental oil spills giving you a headache? It’s time to plan ahead”
And how they can help you build resilience to climate change
The omnipresent threat of climate change is growing. Its effects are evident in the increasing fragility of food and water security, and erratic meteorological phenomena. This has led to the development of Climate Adaption Studies (CAS) to build resilience against climate change. Continue reading “The truth about Climate Adaptation Studies in 5 minutes”