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Ökologische und hygienische Kennzahlen im Benchmarking der Wasserversorgung

Empfehlungen aus Sicht des Gewässer- und Gesundheitsschutzes
This study investigates the importance ascribed to the actions taken by water providers to ensure the protection of water bodies and human health in current benchmarking approaches of drinking water utilities. New indicators to improve the representation of these services are also suggested. Additionally, light is shed upon the risks these measures may face should centralized economic regulation, such as that currently implemented in England and Wales, be introduced. Finally, the study summarizes the possible role benchmarking approaches can play in price oversight as well as in creating a transparent presentation of the actions taken to ensure the protection of water bodies and human health. The results of the study are available for download.Read more
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Senior Health in San Mateo County – Current Status and Future Trends

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31 January 2013
Millbrae, CA
United States
On 13 January 2013 Ecologic Institute participated in a Healthy Communities Forum in Millbrae's Community Center (south of San Francisco, CA). Theme of this Healthy Communities Forum was the health of seniors – today and in the near-term future. Senior Fellow Tanja Srebotnjak presented a selection of the main findings as well as some surprising outcomes of the study on the status and trends in the health of seniors in San Mateo County. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more
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Protection of Water Bodies and Human Health within Current Benchmarking Approaches

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18 September 2012
Berlin
Germany

R. Andreas Kraemer and Marlene Lange summarized the results regarding the importance ascribed to the actions taken by water providers to ensure the protection of water bodies and human health within current benchmarking approaches and new indicators to improve the representation of these actions.Read more

Environmental and Health-related Indicators in the Benchmarking of Water Suppliers

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18 September 2012
Berlin
Germany

During this workshop a study regarding environmental and health-related indicators in the benchmarking of water suppliers conducted on behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) was presented. Its results were discussed with experts from practice, policy and administration. The minutes of the workshop are available for download.

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The impulse for the study [pdf, 1.6 MB, German] conducted for...Read more

Climate Proofing of Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy

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2 April 2012
Berlin
Germany

The EU has set itself ambitious objectives for combatting climate change. In addition to efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the European Commission is also advancing efforts to strengthening climate adaptation in the EU, primarily by facilitating better exchange of information and practices as well as coordinating relevant activities such as in the case of trans-boundary impacts. Two...Read more

Evaluation of the WHO Approach to Estimate the Environmental Burden of Disease

January 2011 to February 2014

The Environmental Burden of Disease is part of the Global Burden of Disease methodology originally developed by the WHO and others. To use EBD estimates in Germany for environmental and health policy prioritisation, it is important to review them and to develop recommendations for adjustments that better reflect the German context. This project will conduct this review and aims to derive specific proposals for adjustments.

The EBD estimates the disease and mortality burden in a population that is attributable to a set of environmental risk factors. ToRead more

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Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessments of Drugs in the Environment (PHARMAS)

January 2011 to December 2013

Over the last couple of decades, pharmaceutical products have been repeatedly found in environmental waters and even in drinking water. Although the effects of pharmaceuticals when ingested as medicine are well studied, the continuous ingestion of trace concentrations in water by the general population, or the effects for wildlife (e.g. fish), are only recently the subject of scientific research. This project addresses some of the knowledge gaps for this subject, targeting two specific compound groups: antibiotics, and anti-cancer (cytostatic) drugs.

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