1,224 results match your criteria Integrated environmental assessment and management[Journal]


Science-based targets for antibiotics in receiving waters from pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.

In 2016, the United Nations declared the need for urgent action to combat the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In support of this effort, the pharmaceutical industry has committed to measures aimed at improving the stewardship of antibiotics both within and outside the clinic. Notably, a group of companies collaborated to specifically address concerns related to antibiotic residues being discharged from manufacturing sites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4141DOI Listing

Whole effluent toxicity data and discharge volumes to assess the likelihood that environmental risks of offshore produced water discharges are adequately controlled.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Shell International B.V., Carel van Bylandtlaan 30, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

In 2012, the Oslo-Paris Commission (OSPAR) adopted Recommendation 2012/5 for a Risk-Based Approach (RBA) to the Management of Produced Water Discharges from Offshore Installations. As part of this recommendation, OSPAR requires that the environmental risk of the discharge of produced water is characterised based on whole effluent toxicity (WET) studies and/or on a substance-based assessment. In this paper we describe an assessment of the likelihood that the environmental risk of produced water discharges is adequately controlled based on WET data for 19 oil and gas producing platforms and their discharge volumes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4139DOI Listing

Predictive models in ecotoxicology: bridging the gap between scientific progress and regulatory applicability - Remarks and research needs.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

University of Milano-Bicocca, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, p.za della Scienza 1, 20126, Milano, Italy.

This paper is the conclusion of a Special Series of seven articles (four on TK-TD and three on QSAR models) published in previous issues of IEAM. The paper shortly summarizes the presented articles and highlights their contribution to the topic of increasing the regulatory applicability of effect models. For both TK-TD and QSAR approaches, we then describe the main research needs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4136DOI Listing
February 2019
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Learned Discourses: Timely Scientific Opinions.

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Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar;15(2):299

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4135DOI Listing
March 2019
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Can systematic reviews facilitate the communication of scientific uncertainty?

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 03;15(2):174-175

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4120DOI Listing

Use real-world data to inform the National Coastal and Great Lakes condition.

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Robin Reash

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar;15(2):301-302

American Electric Power, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4126DOI Listing
March 2019
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Establishing the relevance of endocrine-disrupting effects for nontarget vertebrate populations.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar;15(2):299-300

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4116DOI Listing

Environmental adaptive management: application on submarine mine tailings disposal.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Aquatic biology and toxicology, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, PB 1066, Blindern, 0316 OSLO, Norway.

Marine tailings disposal from mineral production is expected to have an environmental impact. In this case study we use a discharge of limestone processing tailings to a Norwegian fjord to describe an adaptive management process. The aim of the paper is to describe the development of an environmental adaptive management system, contrasted with management simply based on the quantity of the discharge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4134DOI Listing
February 2019

Assessment of Potential Mercury Toxicity to Native Invertebrates in a High-Gradient Stream.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

DuPont Corporate Remediation Group, 974 Centre Road, Wilmington, DE 19805.

This study evaluated potential effects of mercury (Hg) on benthic macroinvertebrates in the South River, VA. The study used a multiple lines of evidence approach, including spatially- and temporally-matched sediment chemistry, biological, and toxicological information (Sediment Quality Triad), exposure and effect analysis in bulk and interstitial sediment and interstitial water, and critical body residue analysis. 10-day Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca toxicity tests established site-specific no effect concentrations (NOEC) at 18. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ieam.4133
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4133DOI Listing
February 2019
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Estimating Landslides Vulnerability in Rwanda using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Geographic Information System.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 818 South Beijing Road, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 830011, China.

Landslides are among hazards which undermine the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the vulnerable community. Assessment of landslides vulnerability reveals the damages that could be recorded, the severity of the impact and increases the preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation as well. This study aims to estimate landslides vulnerability for the western province of Rwanda. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4132DOI Listing
January 2019
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Water Reuse as an Incentive to Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Lebanon: Stakeholders' Perspectives.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, American University of Beirut.

While technical and economic feasibility of water reuse projects is requisite for implementation, issues in relation to cultural values, public acceptability and perceptions shouldn't be marginalized. This research focuses on examining the Lebanese stakeholders' knowledge, perception, and attitude towards the reuse of treated wastewater and explore potential enabling factors. Accordingly, in-depth interviews were conducted with stakeholders from concerned ministries, Syndicate of farmers, farmers, and religious figures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4131DOI Listing
January 2019
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Quantifying rehabilitation risks for surface-strip coal mines using a soil compaction Bayesian network in South Africa and Australia: To demonstrate the R AIN Framework.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar;15(2):190-208

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa.

Environmental information is acquired and assessed during the environmental impact assessment process for surface-strip coal mine approval. However, integrating these data and quantifying rehabilitation risk using a holistic multidisciplinary approach is seldom undertaken. We present a rehabilitation risk assessment integrated network (R AIN™) framework that can be applied using Bayesian networks (BNs) to integrate and quantify such rehabilitation risks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4128DOI Listing
March 2019
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Environmental effects of the technology transformation from hard-disk to solid-state drives from resource depletion and toxicity management perspectives.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 19;15(2):292-298. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea.

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are used as data storage systems in various electronic devices in place of hard-disk drives (HDDs) due to their higher speed and durability and lower noise and power consumption. Although SSDs have these advantages, the environmental consequences of the technology transformation from HDD to SSD need to be examined from resource depletion and toxicity management perspectives because most electronic components and devices contain rare, precious, and toxic metals. Thus, the objective of this study was to assess and compare resource depletion and toxicity potentials from metals in an HDD and an SSD on a same capacity basis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4127DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effects of offshore oil exploration and development in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Long-term patterns of hydrocarbons in sediments.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 21;15(2):224-236. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Neff & Associates LLC, Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA.

The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has sponsored 4 major monitoring projects in the oil and gas development area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea since the 1980s, the last being the Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area III (ANIMIDA III) Project (2014-2017). These studies were conducted to better understand the physical, chemical, and biological environments and how oil and gas activities may impact them. This paper focuses on monitoring sediment hydrocarbon chemistry. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4129
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4129DOI Listing
March 2019
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Characterizing polychlorinated biphenyl exposure pathways from sediment and water in aquatic life using a food web bioaccumulation model.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Contaminant remediation decisions often focus on sediment-organism relationships, omitting the partitioning between sediment and water that exists across a given site. The present study highlights the importance of incorporating nonsedimentary routes of exposure into a nonequilibrium, steady-state food web bioaccumulation model for predicting polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations in benthic invertebrates. Specifically, we examined the proportion of overlying water relative to the sediment porewater respired by benthic invertebrates, which has been used in previous studies to examine contaminant bioaccumulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4130DOI Listing
January 2019
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Compartment-Specific Screening Tools for Persistence: Potential Role and Application in the Regulatory Context.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

UFZ Department of Ecological Chemistry, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany.

The persistence assessment under the European Union regulation Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) relies on compartment-specific degradation half-lives derived from laboratory simulation studies with surface water, aquatic sediment, or soil. Although these data are given priority, they are not available for most of the compounds. Therefore, according to the Integrated Assessment and Testing Strategy (ITS) for persistence assessment, results from ready biodegradability tests (RBTs) are used within a persistence screening to decide whether a substance is considered as "not persistent" or "potentially persistent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4125DOI Listing
January 2019
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Comparison of temperate and tropical freshwater species' acute sensitivities to chemicals: An update.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Toxicity data for tropical species are often lacking for deriving water quality guidelines (WQGs) and for conducting ecological risk assessment (ERA). To protect and safeguard valuable natural resources and important biodiversity in tropical freshwater ecosystems, a sound framework should be established to assess and manage the ecological risk of an ever-increasing number of chemicals that occur in the tropics. The present study aims to provide a more up-to-date comparison of the species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) between temperate and tropical freshwater species, by incorporating more acute toxicity data that have been documented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4122DOI Listing
January 2019
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Important considerations in the derivation of background at sediment sites.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

The Dow Chemical Company, Environmental Remediation & Restoration, Midland, Michigan, USA.

In the United States, there is an absence of federal guidance related to deriving and applying background concentrations at contaminated sediment sites. This absence has resulted in significant variability, uncertainty, and disagreement regarding how representative background concentrations of chemicals of concern should be derived for these sites. The present article discusses important considerations in the derivation of representative background concentrations to be used in the evaluation of contaminated sediment sites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4124DOI Listing
March 2019
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Toxicity studies used in registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH): How accurately are they reported?

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Toxicity studies on chemicals registered under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation are provided as summaries instead of as a full study report. Because the registration data are used by regulatory agencies to identify chemicals of concern, the study summaries must accurately reflect the information in studies. A "study summary" should include sufficient information on the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions in the full study report in order for the relevance of the study to be determined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4123DOI Listing
January 2019
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An analysis of potential bias in the sensitivity of toxicity data used to construct sensitivity distributions for copper.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

European Copper Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

Since the mid-1970s, thousands of studies have evaluated the toxicity of various chemicals to aquatic organisms. Results from many of these studies have been used to develop species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) or genus sensitivity distributions (GSDs) for deriving water quality guidelines. Recently, there has been more emphasis on evaluating the toxicity of chemicals to sensitive organisms rather than the entire range of sensitivities. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4117
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4117DOI Listing
January 2019
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Scientific integrity issues in environmental toxicology and chemistry: Improving research reproducibility, credibility, and transparency.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Gradient, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

High-profile reports of detrimental scientific practices leading to retractions in the scientific literature contribute to lack of trust in scientific experts. Although the bulk of these have been in the literature of other disciplines, environmental toxicology and chemistry are not free from problems. While we believe that egregious misconduct such as fraud, fabrication of data, or plagiarism is rare, scientific integrity is much broader than the absence of misconduct. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4119DOI Listing
January 2019
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Multiple approaches to surface water quality assessment provide insight for small streams experiencing oil and natural gas development.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

US Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, Missouri.

Historic, current, and future oil and natural gas development can affect water quality in streams flowing through developed areas. We compared small stream drainages in a semiarid landscape with varying amounts of disturbance from oil and natural gas development to examine potential effects of this development on surface water quality. We used physical, chemical, and biological approaches to assess water quality and found several potential avenues of degradation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4118DOI Listing
January 2019
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Learned Discourses: Timely Scientific Opinions.

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Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 01;15(1):160

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4114DOI Listing
January 2019
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Integrated wastewater management: The future of water reuse in large metropolitan areas.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 01;15(1):160-163

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, California, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4103DOI Listing
January 2019
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Demographics near waste-to-energy plants: Poverty-level changes from 2000 to 2015.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 01;15(1):163-164

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4110
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4110DOI Listing
January 2019
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SETAC journals adopt double-blind peer review.

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Charles Menzie

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 01;15(1):4-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4105DOI Listing
January 2019
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Comparative assessment of the intrinsic sensitivity of crop species and wild plant species to plant protection products and their active substances and potential implications for the risk assessment: A literature review.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 30;15(2):176-189. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

tier3 solutions GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany.

A comprehensive critical review was undertaken aiming to compare the intrinsic sensitivity of terrestrial plant species (crop species and noncrop wild species) with published literature and unpublished proprietary data generated for the registration of plant protection products (PPPs), and a database was compiled. Data were assessed to answer the question whether crops differ from noncrop plants in their intrinsic sensitivity to PPPs. Endpoints were assessed considering further potentially relevant parameters by means of different methods, including a quotient approach, in which overall crop endpoints were divided by matching wild species endpoints. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4115DOI Listing
March 2019
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Assessing the population relevance of endocrine-disrupting effects for nontarget vertebrates exposed to plant protection products.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 30;15(2):278-291. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

The European Commission intends to protect vertebrate wildlife populations by regulating plant protection product (PPP) active substances that have endocrine-disrupting properties with a hazard-based approach. In this paper we consider how the Commission's hazard-based regulation and accompanying guidance can be operationalized to ensure that a technically robust process is used to distinguish between substances with adverse population-level effects and those for which it can be demonstrated that adverse effects observed (typically in the laboratory) do not translate into adverse effects at the population level. Our approach is to use population models within the adverse outcome pathway framework to link the nonlinear relationship between adverse effects at the individual and population levels in the following way: (1) use specific protection goals for focal wildlife populations within an ecosystem services framework; (2) model the effects of changes in population-related inputs on focal species populations with individual-based population models to determine thresholds between negligible and nonnegligible (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4113DOI Listing
March 2019
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Selecting appropriate focal species for assessing the risk to birds from newly drilled pesticide-treated winter cereal fields in France.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Bayer AG, CropScience Division, Monheim-am-Rhein, Germany.

Identifying focal bird species appropriate to the situation in which a plant protection product is used is important for refined risk assessment (EFSA ). We analyzed the results of extensive field observations of newly drilled cereal fields in France in autumn over 2 seasons to determine real bird focal species. In 2011, birds were observed before and after drilling on wheat and barley fields drilled with imidacloprid-treated seeds (i. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4112
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4112DOI Listing
December 2018
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Socio-Environmental Vulnerability Mapping for Environmental and Flood Resilience Assessment: The Case of Ageing and Poverty in the City of Wrocław, Poland.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):592-597

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Department of Spatial Economy, Poland.

The phenomena of urbanization and climate change interact with the growing number of older people living in cities. One of the effects of climate change is an increased riverine flooding hazard, and when floods occur this has a severe impact on human lives and comes with vast economic losses. Flood resilience management procedures should be supported by a combination of complex social and environmental vulnerability assessments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4077DOI Listing
September 2018
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Ecosystem Resilience on Human Terms.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):598-600

Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Linked socioecological systems consist of economies in societies in nature and make explicit the relationship between the natural environment and human well-being using the language of ecosystem services. A growth-based economy within a constrained biophysical planet (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4073DOI Listing
September 2018
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The Concept of Resilience in Ecological Risk Assessment: Scientific and Regulatory Issues.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):581-585

IMDEA Water Institute, Science and Technology Campus of the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain.

Resilience represents one of the key components of the vulnerability of ecological systems and may refer to different levels of biological organization, from populations to the biosphere. A short description is given on the concept of resilience applied to the levels that are directly involved in ecological risk assessment (ERA): populations, communities, and ecosystems. The opportunities and challenges for measuring and quantifying resilience are discussed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4080DOI Listing
September 2018
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On the Role of Protocol-Driven Resilience in Coupled Infrastructure and Natural System Resilience.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):578-580

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

Lifeline infrastructure systems have always been crucial to the social, economic, and military security of societies. Because lifeline systems are critical to societal coherence and economic operations, assessing and mitigating risks to lifeline system operations is crucial. However, attention has shifted from risk assessment to resilience assessment due to the exceptionally large adaptation and mitigation needs implied by the geographic and temporal scope of natural and man-made hazards. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4074DOI Listing
September 2018
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The Environmental Impact of Electricity Generation: Agent-Based Modeling of Residential Solar Adoption.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):660-663

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4081DOI Listing
September 2018
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Ecological Recovery and Resilience in Environmental Risk Assessments at the European Food Safety Authority.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):586-591

Working group on the overarching elements of environmental risk assessment (recovery) of the Scientific Committee of the European Food Safety Authority.

A conceptual framework was developed by a working group of the Scientific Committee of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to guide risk assessors and risk managers on when and how to integrate ecological recovery and resilience assessments into environmental risk assessments (ERA). In this commentary we advocate that a systems approach is required to integrate the diversity of ecosystem services (ES) providing units, environmental factors, scales, and stressor-related responses necessary to address the context dependency of recovery and resilience in agricultural landscapes. A future challenge in the resilience assessment remains to identify the relevant bundles of ecosystem services provided by different types of agroecosystem that need to be assessed in concert. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4079DOI Listing
September 2018
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Integrating Resilience Assessment in Environmental Impact Assessment.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):567-570

Research Group Climate Change and Security, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg, Germany.

It has become important in the fields of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and resilience assessment that both disciplines begin to be considered together as complementary approaches aimed at achieving the same goals. There is a great advantage to combining the EIA methodology with a synergetic concept such as resilience, and thereby contributing to a more insightful and effective EIA process. A comprehensive approach is vital for effective assessment and management of environmental impacts and to support better decision making with regard to different planned interventions and socioecological systems. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4075DOI Listing
September 2018
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Learned Discourses: Timely Scientific Opinions.

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Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):660-663

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4087DOI Listing
September 2018
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Can Resilience Thinking Be Integrated into the Strategic Environmental Assessment Process?

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Mike Jones

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):571-577

Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Uppsala, Sweden.

This commentary discusses strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in the context of global environmental change and presents a brief overview of the science of social-ecological systems and the resilience thinking and practices that result from it. Resilience thinking and assessment have the potential to make a significant contribution to SEA, if SEA is applied (as intended) as a proactive tool for assessing development sustainability during the process of making plans, policies, and programs. So far, there is little indication that social-ecological system (SES) resilience ideas are being applied to SEA, and from a complex systems perspective, it seems that cognitive and social biases may be the primary barriers to both the improvement of SEA practice and the application of SES resilience science to SEA practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4076DOI Listing
September 2018
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CAN'T FIND THE RHYTHM.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):660-663

Department of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4065DOI Listing
September 2018
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Secrets in Science?

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Sep;14(5):535-536

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Publications Manager, Pensacola, Florida, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4072DOI Listing
September 2018
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How in silico and QSAR approaches can increase confidence in environmental hazard and risk assessment.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan;15(1):40-50

KREATiS SAS, L'Isle D'Abeau, France.

In silico methods are typically underrated in the current risk assessment paradigm, as evidenced by the recent document from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on animal alternatives, in which quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) were practically used only as a last resort. Their primary use is still to provide supporting evidence for read-across strategies or to add credence to experimental results of unknown or limited validity (old studies, studies without good laboratory practices [GLPs], limited information reported, etc.) in hazard assessment, but under the pressure of increasing burdens of testing, industry and regulators alike are at last warming to them. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4108DOI Listing
January 2019
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Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets: A new integrated pest management approach for Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 11;15(2):259-265. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

CREA Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Firenze, Italy.

The Japanese beetle Popillia japonica Newman is a US and EU quarantine insect pest that has recently invaded northern Italy. Its ability to rapidly spread in new areas makes this insect a threat to agriculture. In the last decades, several trials on biological control of the Japanese beetle by entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi have been carried out with variable efficacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4107DOI Listing
March 2019
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Acceptable-by-design QSARs to predict the dietary biomagnification of organic chemicals in fish.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 18;15(1):51-63. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

IMDEA Water Institute, Alcalà de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

This work presents the first-time QSAR approach to predict the laboratory-based fish biomagnification factor (BMF) of organic chemicals, to be used as a supporting tool for assessing bioaccumulation at the regulatory level. The developed strategy is based on 2 levels of prediction, with a varying trade-off between interpretability and performance according to the user's needs. We designed our models to be intrinsically acceptable at the regulatory level (in what we defined as "acceptable-by-design" strategy), by (i) complying with OECD principles directly in the approach development phase, (ii) choosing easy-to-apply modeling techniques, (iii) preferring simple descriptors when possible, and (iv) striving to provide data-driven mechanistic insights. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4106
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4106DOI Listing
January 2019
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Using spatial and temporal variability data to optimize sediment toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) study designs.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 6;15(2):248-258. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, California, USA.

Toxicity tests are an important aspect of sediment quality assessments, but knowledge of the cause of toxicity is needed to determine effective management actions. Toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) methods were developed to meet this need. While TIE method manuals provide information on the procedures, little information on study design is presented. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4104
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4104DOI Listing
March 2019
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Considering the Values Stakeholders Wish to Sustain in Decision Making.

Authors:
Sabine E Apitz

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018 Nov;14(6):670-671

SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd, Little Hadham, UK.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ieam.4097
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November 2018
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Practical advice for selecting or determining trophic magnification factors for application under the European Union Water Framework Directive.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 26;15(2):266-277. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, USA.

European Union Directive 2013/39/EU, which amended and updated the Water Framework Directive (WFD; 2000/60/EC) and its daughter directive (2008/105/EC), sets Environmental Quality Standards for biota (EQS ) for a number of bioaccumulative chemicals. These chemicals pose a threat to both aquatic wildlife and human health via the consumption of contaminated prey or the intake of contaminated food originating from the aquatic environment. EU member states will need to establish programs to monitor the concentration of 11 priority substances in biota and assess compliance against these new standards for the classification of surface water bodies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4102DOI Listing
March 2019
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Using voluntary agreements to exclude stock from waterways: An evaluation of project success and persistence.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Mar 28;15(2):237-247. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Agriculture is one of the major drivers of ecological degradation in river basins. Excluding stock (cows and sheep) from grazing riverbanks and accessing rivers is one of the most common river restoration activities. To be effective, stock exclusion must be maintained indefinitely. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4099DOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluating the ecosystem services and benefits of wetland restoration by use of the rapid benefit indicators approach.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 14;15(1):148-159. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Wetlands in urban and urbanizing areas are often smaller, more degraded, and subject to more stressors than those in undeveloped locations. Their restored level of functioning may never equal that of a site in an undisturbed landscape. Yet, the social benefits from restoring these wetlands may be significant because of the relative scarcity of wetlands and natural areas in urban settings and also the large number of people who may benefit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4101DOI Listing
January 2019
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Modeling pharmaceutical emissions and their toxicity-related effects in life cycle assessment (LCA): A review.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 14;15(1):6-18. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Over the last few decades, worldwide detection of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in aquatic environments and the associated toxicological effects on wildlife and human health have become a matter of public and scientific debate. While life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) models are increasingly used to assess the potential eco- and human-toxicological effects of chemical emissions, few studies have looked into the issue of modeling pharmaceutical emissions specifically and their toxicity-related effects in an LCA context. This paper reviews the state of the art to inventory and characterize API emissions in LCA with the goal to identify relevant gaps and challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4100DOI Listing
January 2019
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Integrating laboratory and field studies to assess impacts of discharge from a uranium mine and validate a water quality guideline value for magnesium.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2019 Jan 26;15(1):64-76. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, Darwin, Australia.

Magnesium (Mg) is a primary contaminant in mine water discharges from the Ranger Uranium Mine (north Australia). Site-specific water quality guideline values (WQGVs) for Mg have been derived from laboratory and field studies. Contaminated groundwater with elevated electrical conductivity and metals (Mg, Mn, U, SO , and Ca) was detected flowing from the mine site into adjacent surface waters. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4098DOI Listing
January 2019
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