Natural resource management "model validity" applied in the contract and procurement management
This subject includes aspects of competitive behavior which do occur in business and the natural environment, although real biological systems require far more complex models in order to include all the significant interactive variables and parameters. The model is used to illustrate how simulation can be applied to manage, for the purpose of achieving increased productivity, a system occurring in nature.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) should be considered in every business contract:
First, Sustainability requirements need to be front and center through the project-planning process to offer an inside view of sustainable development in action on a range of real-situation and guidance on how sustainable development principles can improve the quality of overall process design, investment analysis, project definition, contexts and structure.
Second, The project team has to identify and commit to their green goals early enough in the programming and design phase to allow the project to capture more of the FEASIBLE GREEN DESIGN and construction features to define effectiveness in the context of the project portfolio management.
Procurement management is the buyer's side of contract management, and sales/proposal management is the seller's side of contract management. All the sellers and buyers managing project contracts should find it necessary to consider environmental requirements management by developing the conceptual value of the natural resource management model accuracy because sooner or later they will have to be procuring the principles of the agile Eco-efficiency model.
In order to establish confidence in model validity, it is necessary to determine that reasonable changes in model parameters or contract operating conditions do not lead to unreasonable changes in model performance.
Measuring the performance of any "environmental enforcement program and emergency management prevention" is difficult. One approach to testing this aspect of model behavior is by the use of sensitivity analysis.
Earth Science, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering and Project Management can help improve environmental management and sustainability - but only if organizations make the investment up-front.
Sensitivity analysis views the model as an input-output process. Many random effects occur in environmental systems, For example, the effect of business contracts on the growth rates of the people and the species on top of the food chain inside the boundary of a specific natural resource management in relation with the business needs to be evaluated using a technique to vary an input to the model, by using incremental changes, and observe the incremental changes in an output variable. The ratio of these changes is referred to as the "sensitivity of the output to the specified input".
Environmental management and sustainability needs ethnography in environmental anthropology with the ability to recognize the pertinence of an environmental anthropological perspective to understanding major national and international events.
Using Scorecard Results for LEED Planning Improvements Awareness
There are may options available such as Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements (PTIAs), International Taxation Agreements and/or Double Taxation Treaties (DTTs) to cover investments by enterprises or individuals of one country in the territory of its treaty partner. They may also cover a broader set of issues and are concluded at bilateral or regional levels.
Understanding Environmental Regulations and Awareness Programs
The environmental "command and control" compliance philosophy should dominate each government policy agenda and legislative changes to reflect standards and court decisions. The only way to avoid liability for non-compliance is to thoroughly understand regulatory requirements.
Geo-technical instead of Geo-political Program Outline Awareness
Water Infrastructure Assessment and Asset Management: A strategic approach toward sustainability
Full spectrum of water issues such as drainage and flood control, hydraulic structures, hydroelectric facilities, irrigation systems, sedimentation and erosion control, hydrogeology, potable water supply, reclaimed water planning and design, and wastewater management that are highly attuned to the technical, ecological, and regulatory issues that face the water industry.
- Environmental Assessment (Implications for provincial, municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors)
- Renewable Energy Projects and Toxic Reduction Acts
- Energy Benchmarking (Normalization and Industry-wide benchmarking programs)
- Smoke Management in large cities and diverse environments
- Eco-Driving with both plug-in hybrid and extended-range electric vehicles to reduce fuel consumption
- Licenses and Approvals (Air and Noise), Noise Assessment and Spills
Other enforcement and conflict of laws: Inspection and Investigation, Liability and Legal Defense, Property Transfer, Contaminated Sites, Dealing with Wastes, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
Natural Resources are limited: Fight with the desertification and reverse climate change processes depends upon getting more budget attention - Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) - along with optimizing productivity strategy. 60 percent of the world's rivers have been dammed or diverted, displacing millions of people. Source: World Commission on Dams.
Value Proposition for Water Streaming with Geopolitical Intelligence Awareness
Creating International/Regional Water Fund committee as a collaborative investment vehicle empowered by a "Seasonal Patterns of Expertise" of the rural and urban water utilities to deliver value and returns to its (neighbouring countries) investors through leveraging investments and providing the water utilities with a framework for targeting, managing and utilizing research and innovation. For example, developing a water streaming model, reduces congestion on both internal and external water routes. It also saves distribution costs and provides a better user experience, which will also help prioritize water saving opportunities.
To effectively use water streaming models, the committee may consider to outsource advanced IT, hydraulic and mechanic related technologies of the program with that of the operation of real-world systems including the definitions and industry standards, model assembly and verification, effective use of models as decision-support tools and recent innovations in modeling such as designing a smart trigger for use in processing water business transactions.
Committee should also work closely with the Executive teams of each of the shareholders to ensure that their interests are accurately represented in the day-to-day operation of the Fund.
The Investment Review Committee should provide technical and commercial advice on funding applications and is tasked with deciding which investments will be made in each funding round.
Water Law and Policy Awareness
Water law research and policy advise for emerging trends and opportunities to reform water resources sustainability conditions, with recommendation to focus on ways of creating new forms of institutions and systems of governing that prioritize watershed sustainability.
Challenges to water resources sustainability worldwide / sample
- Poor water supply planning at the metropolitan, regional and boundary-wide levels
- Impact of dams (blocked fish migration, disrupted flow sediments and water, hazards from ageing dams)
- Downstream - impacts of dams (reduced biodiversity, poor water quality, lower crop production, decreased fish population)
- Reservoir - impacts of dams (contributes to global warming, displaces communities, increases water-borne illness, triggers earthquakes)
- Agriculture accounts for larger percentage of the total consumptive use
- Poor drought, flood cycles, waste water *, surface waters, wetlands and ground-water management. etc.
* Industrial and municipal water users ensure that water protection regulations are adhered to by using a wide range of treatment technologies. Technologies currently exist to effectively treat waste water for the all major categories of recognized pollutants.
Sustainable Development Metrics (Land * Water * Air) * (...)
Environmental laws and regulations are intended to protect air, soil, and water quality; biodiversity; and public health by controlling the discharge of pollutants into the environment. These laws also restrict the use of certain substances and set limits on the quantity or concentration of substances allowed to be used, released to the environment, or contained in a product. To do so, however, they must be effectively enforced.
The ease with which simulation can be applied and the type of presentations possible with computerized models have provided an impulse to a field of study known as systems theory.
Systems theory has its origin in biological science, where the methods which have had such great success in physical science seem to be of more limited value. That is, the characteristics of inmate objects are evidently explained by applying the laws of physics to all the parts, but for living systems it seems that there are characteristics which cannot be explained by more detailed study of component parts.
Efforts to cope with the impacts of climate change and attempts to promote sustainable development, share common project and portfolio metrics to measure the success that depends on a regional and world-class concentrated and connected efforts.
As a corporate decision maker / business owner you should know how to reduce your carbon footprint and maximize your social impact by allocating the funds you may spend on branded swag and paper cards to charities you feel are making a difference both globally and locally.
Energy intensive manufacturing industries can then either establish a strict system of carbon footprints' quality control, or try to have their liability covered by insurance! The health of people and any country's long-term economic competitiveness are linked to the quality of natural environment.
Problems that result from an unclear, ambiguous or inaccurate understanding of product scope can permeate and threaten the entire project. Yet discovering requirement is about gaining an ever-growing understanding of them. Even as tracing the carbon footprints of some projects get more sophisticated (and bolder), companies and government agencies remain dangerously naive about the state of their honesty and their environmental management processes.
Product-related CO2 footprints according to PAS 2050, GHG Protocol, and in the future ISO 14067
Minimizing the loss of soils to new development and land use presents a particular challenge in sorting out the sustainable development metrics. In the past, soil protection has received less attention than the protection of air and water.
Role of architecture in building construction and capability management - Combining discrete-event and continuous models
Environmental management system models may contain subsystems which are represented by differential equations and other interrelated processes which are represented by discrete-event model. There are two types of events that may cause interaction between the discrete-events (building construction projects) and continuous portion of the environmental management model.
One of these is an event that occurs independent of the subsystem modeled by the differential equations, and the other is an event that occurs because of some functions of the dependent variables of the differential equations.
As an illustration of these event types, consider the simulation of "building constructions" and the sensitivity analysis of architecture where the motion change of the environment is represented by differential equations. The role of the architecture in a modified version of the "simulation control flowchart" will include the capability management of "sustainable development process" with integrating differential equations.
Strategic Eco-efficiency Imperatives for Today's Managers Awareness
Alternative approaches to strategic planning
Modern vs. traditional approaches to measurement
Creating a strategy-focused organization
Overcoming poor strategic planning and measurement systems
Sustainable development is a new management paradigm, one whose principles can be operationalized and used to improve how practitioners of all levels manage the complexity and dynamics of organizations, projects and programs.
Principles of "systems theory" and agile Eco-efficiency modeling
The goal of systems theory is to establish unifying principles which are applicable to all types of organizations, including biological, behavioral, and social systems. The fact that systems theory is ready to consider, as reasonable subjects of scientific study, such things as large ecological systems, urban development, and the national economy, has given it a certain beguiling appeal to consider agile Eco-efficiency modeling.
- The meaning of model validity (cost, value and the ratio of the value model curves*)
- Assume simplicity and model simplification
- Embrace change and enabling the next effort is your secondary goal
- Incremental change and maximize stakeholder investment
- Model with the purpose of reduction in ecological impacts
- Multiple models, quality work, rapid feedback and sustainability is your primary goal ...
* Usually, the curve labeled "cost of model" is intended to indicate that in order for the model to match the behavior of the real system, its costs increases and approaches infinity as some measure of validity approaches. The ratio of the "value of model" curve and the "cost of model" curve indicate the benefits to be gained from the model per unit cost.
For example, Law enforcement Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems with support for different types of agencies is being utilized; i.e., Law, Fire, and Emergency Service (EMS) agencies. But the more that is known about the system, in terms of appropriate theory, data, and experience, the more exact the model can be.
Agile Development Principles
- Agile principles focus on the following: Improve visibility, customer satisfaction, speed of delivery and delivery of value to customer, Improve project flexibility / responsiveness to change and reduce risk.
- Project Characteristics: Early and continuous delivery of useable deliverables and accept changing requirements, Usable deliverables measure progress, short delivery cycles and simplicity in all aspects, Sound, flexible architecture / design is essential.
- Content * (ECONOMICS, ECOLOGY, POLITICS and CULTURE) is more important than representation
- Work with Animal's Instincts (Ice breaker marketing strategy to save the environment, Cross-eyed animals, Sounds grimly mesmerizing sounds like a melody)
- Open and Honest Communication (Business people involved daily with project team)
- Work with People's Instincts (Team Characteristics - Motivated, trusted experienced team members)
- Self organizing teams
- Continuous improvement of process (learning)
- Promote sustainable development
Canada - Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
ICT and Environmental Enforcement Directorate Awareness
Assessing program performance relative to expected results is a key feature of the cyclical Plan-Do-Check-Improve management model of an "Environmental Enforcement Directorate"
Successful enforcement will ensure that regulated individuals, companies, and government agencies act in a way that achieves the objectives of environmental regulations. By creating negative consequences for violations of the law, enforcement deters illegal conduct. Deterrence is further strengthened when potential violators determine that those consequencespenalties such as fines and jail timeoutweigh the potential benefits of non-compliance.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is bound to play an increasingly prominent role as a key enabler of renewed and sustainable growth, given that it has become an essential element of the infrastructure underpinning competitive economies. Besides supporting economic sustainability, ICT can play a leading role in fostering environmental and social sustainability both within its own sector and as an industry-wide enabling infrastructure.
Not only is the ICT industry increasingly adopting measures and strategies to reduce the sectors energy footprint, but it is also developing innovative solutions to diminish other sectors energy consumption and improve overall sustainability across industries.
Managing the Transition
Coaching for improved performance
Providing leadership to the process
The importance of recognition and rewards
Communicating before, during and after implementation
Embedding the balanced scorecard into your corporate culture
Environmental Sustainability and Resources Preservation Regulations Awareness
How societys structure influences our ability to achieve sustainable development? Environmental Sustainability is not only about water conservation and regulation of tree cutting, etc.. in the region it includes issues that concern sustainable development from most perspectives from the basic economic to the extremely concrete aspects, such as how sufficient drinking water can be made available to everyone on our planet.
PEOPLE FIRST - Teamwork plays a big role in making lean work - To explore and identify public perceptions of social responsibility, environmental care and strategies to raise awareness for government, corporate and individuals for human rights without "Bias" worldwide.
Respect for people and culture is another key theme in the guide and is considered the most critical enabler by many participants. All change takes time, and you have to show your respect for people if you want them to move with you. Before you can talk about changing what you do, you need to listen to concerns about how things are being done.
The key success factors in implementing lean have been based on the integration of people as the most valuable component. This would embrace global issues, decision-making processes and interdisciplinary methods.
The term system(s) is used here to mean a group of units which operate in some interrelated manner. Often the purpose of such system studies and declarations is to gain understanding of the overall operation when a group of well-understood units are connected.
The areas of social science with the most appropriate work related to simulation modeling are known as econometrics and mathematical sociology. As such, simulation is an important topic in the computer science discipline. It is also an important topic for politicians, specialists and practitioners in many other disciplines, including engineering, business administration, and the quantitative sciences.
The selection of topics and the level of presentation are oriented toward making this material accessible to a wide variety of readers and toward providing a basis for further study in this subject area.
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