FutureStates

Environmental/Occupational Health

Environmental/Occupational Health

Issues have been addressed in a number of assignments in Argentina (noise and water quality), Azerbaijan (air quality - refinery), Bahrain (air quality), Botswana (water quality), Czech Republic (water quality), France (air and water quality), Finland (air and water quality), Japan (soil quality), Kuwait (noise, air and water quality), Libya (noise, air and water quality), Nigeria (noise, air and water quality), Qatar (air quality), Russian Federation (noise, air and water quality), Saudi Arabia (air quality), Serbia & Montenegro (noise, air and water quality), Singapore (noise, air and water quality), Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates (soil and air quality), United States (soil quality), Uruguay (noise, air and water quality) and the United Kingdom (noise, soil, air and water quality) within a number of sectors: governance, oil and gas, tourism & recreation, water resources, waste, dams & reservoirs, fossil-fuel & CHP plants, chemical, manufacturing, construction, quarrying & land reclamation, and urban development.

Projects undertaken by FutureStates in this category

LocationAgency/SectorAssignmentProject Description
PalestineEC, EIB (Acciona)Institutional Assessment and TrainingInstitutional Assessment and Training: Preparation and delivery of a training course on environmental law to Palestinian institutions applying to desalination plants (construction and operations) ~ Local laws, Israeli and MENA regulations, EU regulations, Equator principles, World Bank Safeguards and IFC performance standards.
MauritaniaCOMASUD (Sopex)Strategic Environmental and Social AssessmentA Front End Engineering Design for the construction of an integrated sugar complex is being undertaken and requires an ESIA. The main goal of the industrial project is to produce about 145,000 tonnes of white sugar per year from sugar cane, produced locally, to supply the local market. To optimise revenues, a second goal is to transform the by-products of sugar cane, such as molasses, bagasse and so on into value-added products such as ethanol, electricity, fertilisers, cattle feed and so on.
MozambiqueWorld Bank (Cardno US)Strategic Environmental and Social AssessmentStrategic Environmental and Social Assessment: to provide a strategic framework for strengthening environmental and social sustainability of the mineral, coal, gas, LNG, artisanal and small-scale mining sectors, and for strengthening the addressing of health and safety in these sectors.
NigeriaOil & Gas (Environ)Due DiligenceIdentify potential liabilities in oil and gas concessions related to potential environmental or social issues that could have a material impact on the value of the assets assessed; the number and magnitude of oil spills and the remedial work and measures that has been carried out and measures taken to prevent oil spills in the future; current environmental non-compliance with local laws and regulations and actions being taken; facility requirements and cost estimates required to meet current and reasonably foreseeable; environmental regulations; past and current environmental liabilities and penalties including any on-site and off-site contaminated land liabilities; and site remediation, closure and monitoring; past and current gas flaring volumes and penalties and measures taken to reduce gas flaring in the future; past and current security issues and disruptions (bunkering) and measures in place to improve security and reduce oil losses; threatened or actual third party or regulatory action or claims; past and current relationships with the local communities.
Sierra LeoneMacAlister Elliott & PartnersEIA ~ Minerals TerminalAn EIA is being undertaken of a new tank farm to support terminal development for offloading of fuel for mining operations in hinterland.
NigeriaCARES LimitedRisk AssessmentA risk assessment carried out to confirm that an oil products jetty could be operated safely given other port activities at this location.
Belize, GlobalEC (MWH)Climate ChangeKey Expert advising the Global Climate Change Alliance which provides a platform for dialogue and exchange among the EU and target countries and provides support in five priority areas: Adaptation to climate change; Reducing emissions from deforestation; Enhancing participation in the Clean Development Mechanism ; Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction; and, Integrating climate change into poverty reduction efforts. Specified and organised identification and formulation missions to Benin, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Samoa, Laos and Bhutan and facilitated regional climate change conference for Caribbean.
CaribbeanDFIDClimate ChangeRapid Climate Change screening of the DFID Caribbean portfolio of programmes/projects and assessment of priorities for interventions.
NigeriaOil & GasTraining ~ Hazard and Incident InvestigationDevelopment of training materials for the in-house continual professional development of oil and gas operational staff in hazard and incident investigation.
MalawiECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy of the Sugar Industry and the relevant EC Multi-Annual support. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the NAS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring.
FijiECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy for the Sugar Industry. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the NAS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring. Involved a Scoping Study and the SEA Study itself with some emphasis on co-generation, biofuels and carbon sequestration.
NigeriaChemicalsHSE AuditHSE audit of chemical manufacturing facility.
NigeriaPortsHSSE specification ~ portsSpecification and implementation of Health, Safety, Security and Environment in a port and dredging context to comply with ISO 14001, 18001 and 28000.
KuwaitOil & GasImplementation ~ ISO 14001Peer review of ISO 14001 implementation including assessment of environmental aspects, site visits (pipelines, tank farms, contractor sites) and risk methodology.
BelizeECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the Belize Country Strategy for the Adaptation of the Sugar Industry 2006-2015 and the relevant EC Multi-Annual Support. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the BCS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring. Involved a Scoping Study and the SEA Study itself.
NigeriaPortsTraining ~ EIA, EMS and security managementContributions to a five-day course in Nigeria on EIA, EMS and security management were prepared and delivered to delegates from all the major ports of Nigeria and to key dredging operators, specifically focussing on the Delta ports and best practice.
Qatar, SyriaManufacturingDue diligence ~ asbestosDue diligence of asbestos in products in Qatar and Syria was undertaken - potential liability issue identified, concerning the supply of products to customers worldwide that contained asbestos. Assignment required identification of relevant in-country regulations, principal controls and restrictions on use/sale of asbestos and asbestos-containing products, implications for previously-sold products and disclosure obligations under jurisdiction.
Cyprus TRTourismDue diligence ~ tourismNewly opened dive training facilities were inspected at a leisure complex on the northern coast of in the Turkish Republic of Cyprus. Review and testing was undertaken of the facilities, equipment and staff.
Russian FederationOil & GasTraining ~ laboratory proceduresDiscussions were held with regulatory officials in the Russian Federation concerning the evaluation of a potential laboratory for in-country analysis of soil and water samples. A detailed tour of the facilities was made, during which the equipment was inventoried and procedures discussed with senior laboratory personnel. A preliminary list was made concerning requirements for high-grade analytical chemicals and spare parts for some of the equipment. Training needs were identified and a proposed programme of US-based training, followed by in-country technical support and transfer, was discussed and developed.
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