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Data management for an Environmental Management System

TitleData management for an Environmental Management System
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsDavison, B., and D. Snowdon
KeywordsEMS, environmental data, environmental management system, environmental performance, University of Waterloo
Abstract

An Environmental Management System is the part of the overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining an environmental policy. The University of Waterloo has had difficulty in measuring the success of its environmental initiatives. This is due to the decentralized nature of the required information and the lack of a system to efficiently collect and manage large amounts of environmental data. The goal of this project is to implement the first phase of a system that will allow the university to manage its environmental data in such a way that will permit the president of the university to quickly assess the environmental performance of the institution… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca