Talk:Environmental resource management

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Is Environmental management only about carrying capacity? I think it also deals with the value of the nature and people's perception of it. Besides, a holistic manner of management and its implications demand changes of social structures (maybe) and governance. Today's Environmental management, I think, has a much broader meaning than before and is evolving continuously. --Alex 13:28, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

sustainibility and sustainable development are huge parts of EM and should be mentioned. 09:56, 28 September 2007 (UTC)environmental scientist

Editing this page[edit]

Hey there

My name is Rob from macquarie University. It was our task to edit this page however we have noticed someone has changed this article back to it's original form after we have much expanded upon it. I would be interested to know why? Do you disagree with the changes we have made? Perhaps we can reach some sort of understanding. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robbiee 88 (talkcontribs) 03:55, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Rob. As I explained on Angela GP's talk page, the changes made do not comply with our editing policy and guidelines. For example, the lead section at the start which is supposed to provide a concise summary of the subject was replaced by a quote in bold text. The headings were replaced with incorrect ones as we don't repeat the title of the article within headings. Formal prose is nearly always preferred more than bulleted lists. Inline citations are the preferred method of citing sources. A list of references goes after the See also section. You removed large chunks of the original text including references without previous discussion, which is considered poor form. Also there are no wikilinks in the new text which is very important to include. It doesn't matter how accurate or how much effort you put it to it if you do not comply with the Manual of Style and other policies and guidelines. Please become familiar with the process and incrementally add your content so that it conforms to our standards. - Shiftchange (talk) 05:25, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Why not add Planetary management and Sustainability and environmental management links?[edit]

Why not add Planetary management and Sustainability and environmental management links? (talk) 20:57, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Planetary management has been discussed earlier, although apparently not on this talk page; no reason for the link has been given. Sustainability and environmental management already has a {{main}} tag; it doesn't need to be in the "See also" section. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 22:36, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Add Environmental governance.[edit]

Add Environmental governance. (talk) 06:35, 9 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:51, March 10, 2011

Why? Note also the actual date of addition, if you want to know the reason for the delay in my response. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 10:33, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

conservation (ethic) = "conservation"[edit]

conservation (ethic) = "conservation". (talk) 19:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

It would be, if not in the phrase "conservation of the environment". — Arthur Rubin (talk) 23:54, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Removed what appears to be a consulting firm quote.[edit]

Removed ... "Today's businesses must comply with many Federal, State and local environmental laws, rules, and regulations. It's vital to safeguard your company against compliance short-cuts. This approach leaves you vulnerable to violations of the law, in addition to missing important environmental liabilities."[1][who?] (talk) 01:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Environmental Resource Management consistency and grammar[edit]

Hello! It’s Kirily, Hala and Marcella and we are Master’s students from Macquarie University’s Graduate School of the Environment in Australia. Environmental resource management is our area of expertise and we have undertaken a few edits to contribute to this page. We have initially altered throughout the page ‘environmental management’ to ‘environmental resource management’ to be consistent with the title of this page and some small grammatical errors have been changed. We hope we can work together to improve this page. KirilyS (talk) 04:41, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Great, you are welcome. The article needs reliable inline citations for a lot of what is already written as well as anything you might add. If you can use a template for your reference that would be good. A couple of photos, charts or diagrams are needed too. Can you find the best 4 or 5 to add with an appropriate caption from the Wikicommons? - Shiftchange (talk) 10:40, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Shiftchange - its great to get your feedback in the process. We've tried to verify as well as expand upon information included in the article, and maintain a balanced, NPOV. Agreed images would be useful to illustrate this complex issue - will have to wait for my automated rights to kick in beforehand.

Ethical aspect heading edits[edit]

Hello everyone - I've made some preliminary edits to 'The Ethical Aspect' section in an effort to promote a neutral point of view (NPOV) in the section. The process of editing this section is still ongoing, but preliminarily I have tried to retain and verify previous content using verifiable sources; include additional citations where appropriate; and create a brief summary of the relevance of this issue to environmental resource management based on verifiable sources as well. Hala EDM843HR (talk) 05:47, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Additional subheadings have also been added to this section - anthropocentrism and ecocentrism - with brief summaries to highlight relevance with environmental resource management and links to main pages for this content. Content development under these headings is ongoing. Hala EDM843HR (talk) 07:03, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Additional headings in the article[edit]

I've included a few new headings and subheadings in the article to reflect the complex nature of environmental resource management (as per port by Alex 2006 (above). These have included (in addition to the post re: "Ethical" heading above) a "Scientific" sub-heading under "Aspects". The three sub-headings under 'Aspects' now reflect "triple bottom line thinking" that is used by progressive environmental resource managers reflecting social (ethics is seen to encompass 'culture' here as well, often stated as the fourth bottom line), environmental (scientific - or ecological) and economic implications. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EDM843HR (talkcontribs) 05:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

New Section- Stakeholders[edit]

Hello Everyone. I have included a new section titled ‘Stakeholders’, which includes sections on the public sector, private sector and civil society. It is important to show the dynamic roles each stakeholder group plays in the management of environmental resources. KirilyS KirilyS (talk) 11:07, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Expanding Sustainability Sections[edit]

Hello, I have changed the content under the ‘Sustainability’ heading to expand coverage. Making this section more detailed will bring a necessary emphasis to a vital aspect of Environmental Resource Management (ERM), yet will review the debate for and against to reinforce a neutral point of view (NPOV) . It is important to note that this section will cover what is needed while being kept to a minimum as to not outweigh the other aspects of the articles relevance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mokshafunk (talkcontribs) 21:56, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Environmental Resources Management Tools[edit]

I think there needs to be an expanded section that discusses the applicable Environmental Resources Management tools available. There are so many different software applications and SaaS systems that are used by various corporations to handle their environmental liabilities, and it would be good to have more insight into what those different services are and do. For instance, I know that there is a SaaS system used by several Fortune 100 companies with large environmental liabilities to manage their environmental resources, and environmental data streams. It is ENFOS, Inc.. I would be interested to see what other systems and software applications are available.

File:Aral Sea 1989-2008.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

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Aral Sea comparison

A side-by-side comparison of the Aral Sea in 1989 and 2008, showing its severe shrinkage owing to poor water resource management. The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. However, the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet-era irrigation projects. It had shrunk to 10% of its former size by 2007, and is still shrinking. The near-loss of the Aral Sea, which is now in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, has been considered one of the planet's most disastrous examples of poor environmental resource management.

Photographs: NASA; edit: Zafiroblue05
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