envirogy

Marketplace

  • Envirogy Renewables Energy & Resource Management
    Envirogy Renewables

    Air source heat pumps now a viable alternative

    Heating UK homes with air source heat pumps is now a viable and credible alternative to traditional methods and can help to combat rising energy bills through greater efficiency.

  • BT Corporate Reports
    BT

    BT's revenue from products and services contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn

    BT customers have cut carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes. BT's annual Delivering our Purpose report says revenue from products contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn, representing 22% of its total revenue last year.

  • Green Rewards Awards & Standards
    Green Rewards

    RBS wins Bank of the Year in Better Society Awards 2017 for JUMP engagement programme

    RBS has won the prestigious 'Bank of the Year' award in the Better Society Awards 2017 for its innovative employee engagement programme, JUMP. The Bank came first in its category, ahead of runners-up HSBC, Liberum, Barclays and Societe Generale. The Bank was recognised for successfully engaging its employees in sustainable behaviours and improving sustainability in the workplace.

  • SAVORTEX Awards & Standards
    SAVORTEX

    SAVORTEX announced as Successful Innovator by Cummins

    SAVORTEX, the multi-award winning hand drying technology manufacturer, has been chosen as a Successful Innovator by the American Fortune 500 corporation Cummins, as part of its Environmental Gateway programme. It recognises innovators, small businesses and corporates around Britain and the world who design products which help to reduce carbon emissions.

v ecohouse button

web mossborough spud field copy

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:38

Legacy cash and aerial mapping firm's expertise help Kenyan Biosphere Reserve control pollution

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Kenya is to benefit from a cash legacy of Sue White, a former Professor at Cranfield University, and Leicestershire based aerial mapping company Bluesky who will provide financial and technical support for the Cranfield PhD project to improve water resource management. Long-term reforestation and sustainable agriculture will be supported with inspiring methods that can be used in other regions.

Bluesky UNESCO KenyaBluesky will deploy its remotely sensed data, such as aerial photography, satellite imagery and 3D height models.

The Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve is located on the coast approximately 100 kilometres to the north of Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city. Originally established as a Man and the Biosphere programme reserve in 1979, UNESCO is now proposing to extend the mainly coastal and marine habitats to include the nearby Arabuko-Sokoke Forest as another core zone. The new areas have a variety of uses, including small scale agriculture and agro forestry.

Working with Cranfield University, Bluesky will support a PhD project to study how sediment run-off from the forest catchment area can be controlled to reduce the impact on the ecologically important coral reefs and marine turtle habitats. The project aim is to improve and inform water resource management for ecohydrology in support of a reforestation and sustainable agriculture within the extended Biosphere Reserve.

Andrew Bell, Service Manager and UNESCO Biosphere Co-ordinator, said, "Working with commercial organisations who are at the cutting edge of technology, such as Bluesky, to support PhD quality research for this intergovernmental programme is ground breaking, not only for the Malindi Biosphere Reserve and its local community, but also for other locations and communities and for scientific research."

The Bluesky Cranfield University study is one of the first confirmed projects under a new fund launched to mark the contribution of a distinguished former Cranfield water specialist, Professor Sue White. The Sue White Fund for Africa, established with her generous bequest, provides funding to enable students to study for a PhD with Cranfield University in topics related to her research, such as water and sanitation, catchment process and water management.

LINKS
Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve
Sue White Fund for Africa
Bluesky