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  1. Project of program law relative to the implementation of the 'Grenelle de l'environnement' program; Projet de loi de programme relatif a la mise en oeuvre du Grenelle de l'environnement

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    NONE

    2008-07-01

    The 'Grenelle de l'environnement' is a sustainable development program launched by the French government and which involves together the government and representatives of the civil society in order to elaborate an action plan with concrete measures in favor of the environment. The program is based on four steps. The first step is the creation of six working groups aiming at taking up the following challenges: fighting against climate change and controlling energy demand; preserving biodiversity and natural resources; establishing a healthy environment; adopting sustainable production and consumption practices (agriculture, fishing, food industry, forestry etc); building up an ecological democracy: institutions and governance; and promoting ecological development practices favorable to competitiveness and employment. The three other steps are: the consultation of public authorities, the negotiations between the government and representatives of the local authorities, of the non-governmental organisations, of the employers and of the employees, and finally, the implementation of commitments. This project of program law faithfully summarizes the commitments of the Grenelle, and precises and completes some of the choices according to the proposals of the operational committees. (J.S.)

  2. Grenelle Environnement, plan Ecophyto 2018 et indicateurs agro-environnementaux : Outils de pilotage versus instruments d'une transformation de l'action publique agro-environnementale

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    Zahm, F.

    2011-01-01

    National audience; Suite aux engagements pris lors du Grenelle Environnement, le Ministère de l'agriculture élabore le plan Écophyto 2018 pour atteindre l'objectif d'une réduction de 50 % de l'usage des pesticides en agriculture en 2018. L'État a structuré l'évaluation du plan Écophyto en mobilisant trois indicateurs agro-environnementaux (NODU, QSA et IFT) pour mesurer la performance des progrès accomplis. L'auteur discute la question des effets de cette diffusion d'indicateurs agro-environn...

  3. Impacts of the Grenelle de l'Environnement: must France reduce its greenhouse gas emissions of 30% by 2020?; Les effets du Grenelle de l'Environnement La France doit-elle reduire ses emissions de gaz a effet de serre de 30 % d'ici a 2020?

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    2010-05-15

    Within the international context (Copenhagen agreement), this text analyses efforts made by France to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and compares them to those of other countries, notably the United States. Using the NEMESIS model, it also analyses the possible consequences of the present crisis for energy demand and CO{sub 2} emissions. It proposes an assessment of additional efforts to be made to go from 20% to 30% of reduction of these emissions. It tries to assess impacts of investments foreseen by the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement' on activity, GNP, employment, and competitiveness

  4. Transports et "facteur 4" : que reste-t-il du Grenelle ?

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    Crozet, Yves

    2015-01-01

    International audience; La prise en compte des contraintes climatiques et énergétique est, en France, installée depuis près de vingt ans au sommet de l’agenda des politiques publiques. De la loi sur l’air et l’usage rationnel de l’énergie (LAURE, 1996) à la loi sur la transition écologique et énergétique (2015), en passant par la loi Solidarité et renouvellement urbain (SRU, 2000) et bien sûr le Grenelle de l’environnement (2009 et 2010), les ambitions demeurent, notamment pour le secteur des...

  5. Environment project: 50 measures for a development of the high environmental quality renewable energies; Grenelle Environnement: 50 mesures pour un developpement des energies renouvelables a haute qualite environnementale

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    2008-11-15

    This document presents the 50 measures decided by the government to develop the renewable energies in France and reach the 20% of participation to the energy production in 2020. Some measures concern all the renewable energies, they deal with the regulation, the administrative procedures of the building, others are specific to each energy. (A.L.B.)

  6. Law Grenelle 1 evaluation and propositions; Loi grenelle 1 evaluation et propositions

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    Bacher, P

    2008-11-15

    In spite of many positive points proposed in the law project Grenelle 1, some gaps remain. The author provides recommendations for some articles and details this propositions. Particularly he explains that the law project forgets the electricity part in the fight against the CO{sub 2} emissions. (A.L.B.)

  7. Evaluation of the impacts study of the law project Grenelle 1; Commentaires sur l'etude d'impact du projet de loi Grenelle 1

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    Bacher, P

    2009-01-15

    In the law Grenelle 1, the authors focused on the energy policy and its relation with the climatic change, more specially the comparison of the costs and benefits of the law. General observations are presented before a sectoral analysis: building, transports, climate and energy. (A.L.B.)

  8. About energy planning and wind energy after the Grenelle 2 Act; De la planification energetique et de l'energie eolienne apres la Loi Grenelle 2

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    Roche, C. [Faculte de Droit et des Sciences Sociales de Poitiers, 86 (France)

    2011-03-15

    With the Grenelle I and II Acts, the State has agreed to encourage the development of all renewable energy sources that can be economically viable, sustainable environmentally and to raise the share of sustainable energy to at least 23 % of final energy consumption by 2020, in accordance with its European commitments. Yet the Grenelle II Act, a 'legal monument', leaves one somewhat bemused on renewable energy matters. Far from simplifying applicable rules, it seems on the contrary to make procedures more complex by adding plans and guide-lines one on top of the other. Moreover, concerning 'facilities using the mechanical energy of wind', land sites seem to be paying the cost of stricter regulations with some facilities becoming Installations Classified for the Protection of the Environment (ICPE) and only the offshore wind energy industry seems to get real support by the Act. (author)

  9. The Role Of Grenelle II In Corporate Social Responsibility Integrated Reporting

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    Radoslaw Wolniak

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available There is in the paper, the analysis of the Grenelle II act from Corporate Social Responsibility reporting point of view. France has long been an important global champion of corporate sustainability reporting. While this trend has advanced the integration of CSR into business practices, the increasing number of regulations has also made it more complicated and costly for international companies to create reports that fulfill the differing requirements of each foreign law. The Grenelle 2 law adopted in July 2010, implements the Grenelle 1 goals. It sets specific objectives, strategic, incentives and regulations. This Act aims at forcing companies to progress in reporting their environmental and social information: there is no sanction (such as fines, requirements are on a “comply or explain” basis and the implementation is progressive. The main advantage of such an Grenelle II Act is a beginning and will have to be rewritten and improved, taking into account the international movement – is to shift minds regarding CSR. CSR and extra-financial information has nothing to do with communication anymore: it is clearly a strategic and management process, facilitated by the reporting process.

  10. Environnement et relations internationales

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    François Gemenne

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Depuis les années 1970, l’environnement s’est imposé comme un sujet majeur des relations internationales. Cette entrée dans les arènes internationales s’est réalisée à la faveur de deux éléments concomitants. Tout d’abord, les crises environnementales ont profondément affecté les rapports entre Etats : compétition pour des ressources naturelles de plus en plus rares, migrations humaines, conflits liés à l’environnement, etc. Aujourd’hui, les questions environnementales sont devenues un domaine d’intervention prioritaire de nombreuses organisations internationales : qu’il suffise pour s’en convaincre de voir le nombre d’agences onusiennes présentes lors des sommets internationaux sur le climat, par exemple.

  11. Bill concerning the national commitment for the environment (final text); Projet de Loi portant engagement national pour l'environnement (Texte definitif)

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    2010-07-01

    The French house of commons has adopted this bill which allows to adapt the French legislation to the new requirements defined by the program law relative to the implementation of the French road-mad in favor of ecology and sustainable development ('Grenelle de l'environnement'). The bill covers 6 main domains: settlement and urbanism, transports, energy, biodiversity, environment and waste management, and governance and information. Its aim is to encourage the development of renewable energy sources, to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect the environment thanks to new legal and technical means at the disposal of actors with practical experience, in particular the local authorities. (J.S.)

  12. Rejets et environnement du CERN

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    Vojtyla, P

    2007-01-01

    La radioactivité de l’environnement autour de l’Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) et les doses de rayonnements qui en résultent pour la population avoisinante sont contrôlées par la Commission de Sécurité du CERN et de manière indépendante par les autorités compétentes des deux États Hôtes, l’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) côté France et l’Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique (OFSP) côté Suisse (voire Chapitre 8.6). Dans ce rapport, les résultats de mesures concernent en particulier le territoire suisse. L’ensemble des mesures effectuées en 2006 prouve que le fonctionnement des installations du CERN était sans conséquence radiologique sur l’environnement et la population. Le contrôle des émissions montre que les rejets effectifs se situent, également en 2006, nettement en dessous des limites réglementaires. Ce constat est confirmé par le contrôle des immissions dans l’environnement. Le CERN a bien respecté en 2...

  13. Rejets et environnement du CERN - 2005

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    Vojtyla, P

    2006-01-01

    La radioactivité de l’environnement autour de l’Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) et les doses de rayonnements qui en résultent pour la population avoisinante sont contrôlées par la Commission de Sécurité du CERN et de manière indépendante par les autorités compétentes des deux États Hôtes, l’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) côté France et l’Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique (OFSP) côté Suisse. Dans ce rapport, les résultats de mesures concernent en particulier le territoire suisse. L’ensemble des mesures effectuées en 2005 prouve que le fonctionnement des installations du CERN était sans conséquence radiologique sur l’environnement et la population. Le contrôle des émissions montre que les rejets effectifs se situent également en 2005 nettement en dessous des limites réglementaires. Ce constat est confirmé par le contrôle des immissions dans l’environnement. Le CERN a bien respecté en 2005 comme dans les ann�...

  14. Bill (declared urgency) asserting the national commitment for the environment; Projet de Loi (urgence declaree), portant engagement national pour l'environnement

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    2009-01-15

    The bill asserting the French national commitment for the environment (also named 'Grenelle 2') is considered as the juridical tool-box of the French environmental policy. It confirms, strengthens, and concretizes the objectives defined by the Grenelle 1 law. The main dispositions of the bill concern the following domains: settlement and urbanism with the improvement of the energy efficiency, energy conservation and life-cycle of buildings; transports with the development of sustainable transportation systems; energy with the creation of regional climate, air and energy schemes with the aim of developing renewable energies (with some restrictions concerning wind power) and reducing CO{sub 2} emissions; biodiversity with the creation of ecological pathways between protected areas for the migration of flora and fauna species; environment and waste management with the reinforcement of measures for the abatement of environmental pollutant effects. Among the numerous dispositions involving more than 20 codes (urbanism, environment, buildings etc..) one concerns the progressive implementation of a 'carbon price' index taking into account the greenhouse gas emission costs during the whole life cycle of a product, another one concerns the monitoring of indoor air quality in public buildings. This document is made of three parts. Part 1 is the exposition of the intentions of each article of the bill, part 2 is the bill itself and part 3 is the impact study of the bill in terms of economical, social and environmental impact. (J.S.)

  15. Reseau Environnement's brief on the project regarding atmospheric regulations : submitted to the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks; Memoire de Reseau Environnement sur le projet de reglement sur l'assainissement de l'atmosphere : transmis au ministere du Developpement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs

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    NONE

    2006-01-13

    Reseau Environnement is a Montreal-based organization that promotes the protection of ecosystems and human health. Their mandate is to extend the existing standards for reducing pollutants and to tap the full potential of Quebec expertise in addressing pollution sources. Reseau Environnement recently appealed to the Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks to develop clear, flexible and modern regulations for Quebec, similar to those found in Europe and the United States, to efficiently control atmospheric emissions in an effort to counteract the negative effects they impart on ecosystems and human health. Among the requests was the revision of certain pollution regulation clauses to regulate odor emissions; identify preferred measuring methods for pollutants; apply ambient air quality standards to existing installations; apply standards for particulates; impose requirements for the frequency of pollution sampling and make changes to some components of Montreal's Regulation 90 regarding air pollution from industrial activities. 13 refs.

  16. Questions d’environnement et contemporanéité

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    RAMOS, Maria da Conceição Pereira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Dans l’actualité des pays développés, les questions de l’environnement sont devenues une préoccupation centrale. Par l’effet de l’adoption de stratégies de développement durable, les relations entre formation, emploi et environnement sont à l’ordre du jour. Les politiques actives de l’emploi mettent en place des programmes spécifiques de formation pour la protection et la gestion de l’environnement, afin de répondre aux nouvelles compétences requises. Le système de formation a un rôle décisif dans la satisfaction des besoins de qualifications, d’où la nécessité de définir des professions stratégiques et des formations prioritaires, en faisant une gestion anticipée des compétences et des qualifications. L’environnement est un déterminant important de la santé. Le besoin d’améliorer la prise en compte de l’impact environnemental des systèmes de production sur les conditions de travail et la formation, se fait sentir. Ce sont des aspects sociaux et éthiques importants de la société et de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises et des citoyens, visant la poursuite d’un développement durable qui respecte l’environnement naturel et améliore la qualité de vie. La promotion de la pluridisciplinarité constitue une étape importante pour l’amélioration de la prévention des risques. La problématique des risques sanitaires, du travail et de l’environnement doit être améliorée. La participation des spécialistes des différentes sciences humaines et sociales est importante pour la promotion du développement durable, étant donné qu’il y a beaucoup à faire, notamment dans les domaines de la communication et de l’éducation.

  17. Les régimes internationaux de l’environnement

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    Jean-Frédéric Morin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Le concept de « régime international » est utilisé dans tous les domaines des relations internationales. C’est néanmoins en politique internationale de l’environnement qu’il connaît le plus d’écho et qu’il semble le plus fécond. Il permet de rendre compte à la fois de la prolifération exceptionnelle du nombre d’accords multilatéraux sur l’environnement et de l’absence d’organisation multilatérale qui chapeauterait tous ces accords. Cet article passe en revue les débats sur la signification, l’émergence, le développement et l’efficacité des régimes environnementaux internationaux.

  18. Comprendre et construire les environnements d'apprentissage

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    Blandin, Bernard

    2006-01-01

    This synthesis note for the Accreditation to supervise research presents twenty years of research on learning environments, i.e. on elements delining the outlines and the components of a situation during the course of which it is possible to learn, to implement a behaviour or a knowledge change process.Most of the time, the environments considered in these researches embed artifacts, instruments usable for learning, but should not be confused with what is known in France as "Environnements in...

  19. Rejets radioactifs et environnement du CERN en 2003

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    Andrey, J L; Estiera, G; Ferreria, G; Gurtnera, A; Jungck, M; Vojtyla, P; Völkle, H; Wittekind, D

    2004-01-01

    La radioactivité de l’environnement autour de l’Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) et les doses de rayonnements qui en résultent pour la population avoisinante sont contrôlées par la Commission de Sûreté du CERN et de manière indépendante par les autorités compétentes des deux Etats Hôtes, l’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) côté France et l’Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique (OFSP) côté Suisse. Dans ce rapport, les résultats de mesures concernent en particulier le territoire suisse. L’ensemble des mesures effectuées en 2003 prouve que le fonctionnement des installations du CERN était sans conséquence radiologique sur l’environnement et la population. Le contrôle des émissions montre que les rejets effectifs se situent également en 2003 nettement en dessous des limites réglementaires. Ce constat est confirmé par le contrôle des immissions dans l’environnement. Le CERN a bien respecté en 2003 comme dans les années...

  20. Rejets radioactifs et environnement du CERN en 2004

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    Vojtyla, P

    2005-01-01

    La radioactivité de l’environnement autour de l’Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) et les doses de rayonnements qui en résultent pour la population avoisinante sont contrôlées par la Commission de Sécurité du CERN et de manière indépendante par les autorités compétentes des deux États Hôtes, l’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) côté France et l’Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique (OFSP) côté Suisse. Dans ce rapport, les résultats de mesures concernent en particulier le territoire suisse. L’ensemble des mesures effectuées en 2004 prouve que le fonctionnement des installations du CERN était sans conséquence radiologique sur l’environnement et la population. Le contrôle des émissions montre que les rejets effectifs se situent également en 2004 nettement en dessous des limites réglementaires. Ce constat est confirmé par le contrôle des immissions dans l’environnement. Le CERN a bien respecté en 2004 comme dans les ann�...

  1. Bill asserting the national commitment for the environment (declared urgency), text from the commission of economy, sustainable development and town and country planning; Projet de Loi portant engagement national pour l'environnement (urgence declaree), Texte de la Commission de L'Economie, du Developpement Durable et de L'Amenagement du Territoire

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    2009-07-15

    The bill asserting the French national commitment for the environment (also named 'Grenelle 2') is considered as the juridical tool-box of the French environmental policy. It confirms, strengthens, and concretizes the objectives defined by the Grenelle 1 law. The main dispositions of the bill concern the following domains: settlement and urbanism with the improvement of the energy efficiency, energy conservation and life-cycle of buildings; transports with the development of sustainable transportation systems; energy with the creation of regional climate, air and energy schemes with the aim of developing renewable energies (with some restrictions concerning wind power) and reducing CO{sub 2} emissions; biodiversity with the creation of ecological pathways between protected areas for the migration of flora and fauna species; environment and waste management with the reinforcement of measures for the abatement of environmental pollutant effects. Among the numerous dispositions involving more than 20 codes (urbanism, environment, buildings etc..) one concerns the progressive implementation of a 'carbon price' index taking into account the greenhouse gas emission costs during the whole life cycle of a product, another one concerns the monitoring of indoor air quality in public buildings. This document is the text of the bill as prepared by the Commission of economy, sustainable development and town and country planning. (J.S.)

  2. Education Relative a l'Environnement: Regards, Recherches, Reflexions. Volume 4.

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    2003

    This document takes a critical look at the relationship between environment, culture, and development from the perspective of education relative to the environment. Papers include: (1) "Education a l'environnement ou acculturation?" (Jean-Etienne Bidou); (2) "Environnement et developpement: La culture de la filiere ONU" (Lucie Sauve, Tom Berryman,…

  3. Education Relative a l'Environnement: Regards, Recherches, Reflexions. Volume 3.

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    2002

    This volume presents the work of a colloquium on the theme "Education a l'environnement: Mouveaux publics, mouveax partenaires" that took place May 3-4, 2000 in Poitiers. Papers include: (1) "Pourquoi rechercher de nouvezus publics pour l'education relative a l'environnement?" (Louis Goffin); (2) "Le partenariat en education relative a…

  4. Education Relative a l'Environnement: Regards, Recherches, Reflexions. Volume 4.

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    2003

    This document takes a critical look at the relationship between environment, culture, and development from the perspective of education relative to the environment. Papers include: (1) "Education a l'environnement ou acculturation?" (Jean-Etienne Bidou); (2) "Environnement et developpement: La culture de la filiere ONU" (Lucie Sauve, Tom Berryman,…

  5. Bill, adopted by the Senate after urgency declaration, asserting the national commitment for the environment, transmitted by M. Prime Minister to M. President of the House of Commons; Projet de loi adopte par le Senat apres declaration d'urgence, portant engagement national pour l'environnement transmis par M. le Premier Ministre a M. le President de l'Assemblee Nationale

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    2009-10-15

    The bill asserting the French national commitment for the environment (also named 'Grenelle 2') is considered as the juridical tool-box of the French environmental policy. It confirms, strengthens, and concretizes the objectives defined by the Grenelle 1 law. The main dispositions of the bill concern the following domains: settlement and urbanism with the improvement of the energy efficiency, energy conservation and life-cycle of buildings; transports with the development of sustainable transportation systems; energy with the creation of regional climate, air and energy schemes with the aim of developing renewable energies (with some restrictions concerning wind power) and reducing CO{sub 2} emissions; biodiversity with the creation of ecological pathways between protected areas for the migration of flora and fauna species; environment and waste management with the reinforcement of measures for the abatement of environmental pollutant effects. Among the numerous dispositions involving more than 20 codes (urbanism, environment, buildings etc..) one concerns the progressive implementation of a 'carbon price' index taking into account the greenhouse gas emission costs during the whole life cycle of a product, another one concerns the monitoring of indoor air quality in public buildings. This document is the text of the bill adopted in first lecture by the Senate and transmitted by the Prime Minister to the President of the House of Commons. (J.S.)

  6. Patrimoine, tourisme, environnement et développement durable

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    Franck Michel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Ce septième volume de la série « Îles et pays d’Outre-Mer », dirigé comme les précédents par Jean-Marie Breton, et consacré cette fois-ci au thème « Patrimoine, tourisme, environnement et développement durable », traite du patrimoine tant culturel que naturel lorsque celui-ci se voit confronté aux questions environnementales et notamment de développement touristique. À travers diverses études de cas empruntées aux quatre coins du globe, cet ouvrage fait le pari de la multidisciplinarité convo...

  7. Notice made on behalf of the Commission of economic affairs about the bill, adopted by the Senate after urgency declaration, asserting the national commitment for the environment (no. 1965); Avis fait Au nom de la Commission des Affaires Economiques sur le projet de loi, adopte par le Senat, apres declaration d'urgence, portant engagement national pour l'environnement (no. 1965)

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    NONE

    2010-04-15

    The bill asserting the French national commitment for the environment (also named 'Grenelle 2') is considered as the juridical tool-box of the French environmental policy. It confirms, strengthens, and concretizes the objectives defined by the Grenelle 1 law. The main dispositions of the bill concern the following domains: settlement and urbanism with the improvement of the energy efficiency, energy conservation and life-cycle of buildings; transports with the development of sustainable transportation systems; energy with the creation of regional climate, air and energy schemes with the aim of developing renewable energies (with some restrictions concerning wind power) and reducing CO{sub 2} emissions; biodiversity with the creation of ecological pathways between protected areas for the migration of flora and fauna species; environment and waste management with the reinforcement of measures for the abatement of environmental pollutant effects. Among the numerous dispositions involving more than 20 codes (urbanism, environment, buildings etc..) one concerns the progressive implementation of a 'carbon price' index taking into account the greenhouse gas emission costs during the whole life cycle of a product, another one concerns the monitoring of indoor air quality in public buildings. This document recalls first the objectives of the bill adopted by the Senate, then it presents the proposals of the rapporteurs of the French House of Commons, followed by the auditions of the Junior Ministers in charge of ecology, accommodation and urbanism, energy, sustainable development, green technologies and climate. Finally, each article of the bill is described, and examined by the deputies. (J.S.)

  8. Retour à Seveso. La complexité morale et politique du dommage à l'environnement

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    2011-01-01

    International audience; À partir du cas du désastre de Seveso (1976), l'article aborde la question de l'intégration de l'environnement dans la construction d'un " monde en commun ", à travers l'analyse de diverses façons de mettre en forme le dommage à l'environnement comme problème d'une communauté. Après avoir discuté l'échec à Seveso de la critique sociale dans sa tentative d'articuler le dommage à l'environnement à la lutte de classe, il suit le travail d'un groupe de militants qui ont vé...

  9. Les réfugiés de l’environnement

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    Gonin, Patrick; Lassailly-Jacob, Véronique

    2006-01-01

    Si la violence, les persécutions, les violations des droits de l'homme sont les causes les plus fréquentes des exodes, il existe un autre motif de départ dont on parle moins, fondé sur la dégradation, la confiscation ou la destruction de l'environnement biophysique. Les calamités naturelles, les destructions intentionnelles ou accidentelles de l'environnement, les politiques environnementales sont sources de déplacements plus ou moins contraints de populations considérées depuis peu comme une...

  10. Les impacts des énergies fossiles sur l'environnement

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    Landrieu, Guy

    1994-01-01

    La satisfaction de leurs besoins en énergie est l'un des principaux facteurs de la transformation de leur environnement par les sociétés industrielles. Les combustibles carbonés fossiles, qui représentent environ 90% de la production commerciale d'énergie dans le monde, ont un rôle important dans ce processus de transformation. Une première donnée qui explique l'ampleur des impacts sur l'environnement liés aux combustibles fossiles est l'importance des flux de matières en circulation. On extr...

  11. IFEN, 2004, L’environnement en Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Cahiers de l’environnement, IFEN, Orléans, 245 p.

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    Valérie Morel

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Ce document participe à un travail de diffusion sur les questions de l’environnement en Nord-Pas-de-Calais et couvre environ une décennie de collecte d’information achevée en septembre 2003. L’ouvrage a été réalisé en partenariat entre l’Ifen et la Direction Régionale de l’Environnement du Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Ce cahier se présente comme un document de synthèse permettant d’approcher un diagnostic territorial par la connaissance des principaux enjeux environnementaux. Il permet de s’informer s...

  12. Education Relative a l'Environnement: Regards, Recherches, Reflexions. Volume 2.

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    2000

    This document reports the work of inter-university research taken in Montreal in November, 2000 of research on the evaluation of education relative to the environment. Papers include: (1) "Quelle evaluation pour quelle education relative l'environnement?" (Georgia Liarakou and Eugenie Flogaitis); (2) "Quand evaluer c'est apprendre ensemble: Une…

  13. Education Relative a l'Environnement: Regards, Recherches, Reflexions. Volume 1.

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    1999

    This document reports the work of an inter-university colloquium in Montreal in November, 1997 on research on the evaluation of education relative to the environment. Papers include: (1) "Un "patrimoine" de recherche en construction" (Lucie Sauve); (2) "Pour une recherche en education relative l'environnement "centree sur l'objet partage"" (Louis…

  14. Archive of Geosample Information from the Universite de Savoie Laboratoire Environnements, Dynamiques et Territoires de la Montagne (EDYTEM) Core Repository

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Universite de Savoie Laboratoire Environnements, Dynamiques et Territoires de la Montagne (EDYTEM) is in the process of coding information about their marine and...

  15. Évolution de l’environnement alpin

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    Philippe Schoeneich

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available L’évolution de l’environnement alpin au XXIe siècle sera conditionnée par le changement climatique. Celui-ci pourrait conduire à des climats inconnus à ce jour dans les Alpes, avec comme conséquence une crise environnementale majeure et durable. Face à ces défis, les financements de recherche restent insuffisants pour la recherche appliquée aux milieux de montagne. Les financements nationaux privilégient souvent la recherche polaire au détriment des hautes altitudes, alors que les financements de type Interreg prennent insuffisamment en compte les besoins de recherche fondamentale, préalable nécessaire à l’élaboration de scénarios. Une évolution se dessine depuis deux ou trois ans vers des projets en réseau à l’échelle alpine. Le présent article fait le point sur les principaux enjeux qui attendent la recherche environnementale alpine et sur la capacité des programmes de recherche à répondre aux besoins. La première partie sur les changements climatiques est fondée sur les rapports récents : rapport de synthèse IPCC 2007 (IPCC 2007, rapport IPCC sur l’Europe (Alcamo et al. 2007, rapport de synthèse du programme ClimChAlp (Prudent-Richard et al., 2008. On y trouvera des bibliographies complètes et circonstanciées. La deuxième partie se base sur une analyse des appels d’offres récents ou en cours, et des projets soumis et financés.The way the Alpine environment will evolve in the 21st century depends upon climate change. This could lead to climates never before seen in the Alps, resulting in a major and lasting environmental crisis. In the face of these challenges, funding is still insufficient for specialised research on mountain environments. State funding often prioritises polar research at the expense of high altitude areas, whereas funding schemes from bodies such as Interreg do not sufficiently address the need for fundamental research, which is nevertheless a necessary first step prior to

  16. L’environnement au prisme de l’écologie, du risque et de la catastrophe

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    Didier Bigo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Depuis les années 1980, la question de la dégradation de l’environnement planétaire et des potentiels effets négatifs d’une recherche de croissance industrielle fondée sur la compétitivité et l’exploitation intensive des ressources est sortie des bureaux du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT où l’on en discutait depuis les années 1970, pour finalement atteindre les sphères gouvernementales autres que celles discutant de l’industrie et de l’environnement, et en particulier celles de la défense et de la géostratégie.

  17. Coopération et transfert de technologie dans le domaine de l’environnement

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    2012-01-01

    La Conférence des Nations Unies sur l’environnement et le développement, qui s’est tenue à Rio en 1992, a mis en exergue l’importance des « écotechnologies » dans le processus de développement durable (sustainable development), de même que la nécessité de faciliter leur transfert vers les pays du tiers monde. La prise de conscience de la dégradation de l’environnement, dont les principaux symptômes sont le réchauffement de l’atmosphère et les changements climatiques, la destruction de la couc...

  18. Souveraineté et politiques européennes de l’environnement

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    M. Pallemaerts

    2009-01-01

    L’Union européenne s’est peu à peu dotée d’une politique de l’environnement fondée sur un équilibre subtil entre compétences nationales et communautaires. Le cadre mis en place a assuré le développement graduel mais spectaculaire de cette politique largement soutenue par les citoyens européens.

  19. Postface. De l'histoire de l'animal à l'histoire de l'environnement

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    Delort, Robert

    2009-01-01

    La présence dans les villes à l'époque moderne d'animaux de boucherie, domestiques, familiers ou parfois sauvages et concentrés dans des parcs zoologiques rappelle à la fois la domination des hommes sur la nature mais aussi mille aspects de l'environnement, essentiellement humain pour les domestiques mais dont l'homme n'est qu'un facteur bioécologique (parmi d'autres) pour les sauvages et les libres. L'homme peut même être totalement absent de cet environnement qui a tellement varié au cours ...

  20. La surveillance de l'environnement à la F.U.L.

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    Nicolas, Jacques

    1996-01-01

    L'article décrit les activités de recherche et d'enseignement en surveillance de l'environnement à la Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise à Arlon. Il présente le contexte historique qui a initié ces activités, intégrant plusieurs chercheurs de disciplines diverses. Travailler sur le milieu naturel impose des contraintes, mais celles-ci sont compensées par une exigence modérée en ce qui concerne la précision de certains résultats. L'approche de l'unité de recherche utilise le milieu comme ...

  1. To build an environmental quality building. Evaluation: the HQE secondary school of Pic Saint Loup realized by the region; Construire un batiment respectueux de l'environnement. Retour d'experience: le Lycee HQE du Pic Saint Loup realise par la Region

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    Denicourt, Ch.

    2004-07-01

    This document presents the action realized in Pic Saint Loup secondary school, concerning the program management of an environmental quality building (HQE). The 8 chapters details the realization of the HQE building, the project planing of a HQE building, the Pic Saint Loup project, the operation beginning, the planing implementing, the project feasibility evaluation, the program redaction and the time and cost evaluation. (A.L.B.)

  2. Une Vision francaise de l'environnement: les mots et les choses (A French View of Environment: Words and Things)

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    Antoine, Gerald

    1978-01-01

    An examination by a French lexicologist of four terms current in ecological movements: "ecologie,""environnement,""qualite de vie," and "ambiance." For each term, several French and English dictionary definitions are given and clarifying distinctions are made. In conclusion, four composite definitions are given. (Text is in French.) (AMH)

  3. A Wise Frenchman with Chinese Wisdom——An Exclusive Interview With Jorge Mora,CEO Of Veolia Environnement Asia

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    Yan manmam

    2010-01-01

    @@ "You are Rose Yan? Why Rose? You are Chinese and in China!"Mr.Jorge Mora,now the CEO of Veolia Environnement asia,asked aloud when I handed my card to him English-side up as I usually do with other foreigners.

  4. Environment R and D; R et D environnement

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    2001-07-01

    The research and development projects of the French bureau of geological and mining researches (BRGM) in the domain of environment aim at developing methodologies of prevention and treatment of ground and underground pollutions. The main ways of research concern the fixation, migration and transport of pollutants in the ground, the biological processes and the characterization, processing and storage of wastes. This document describes the content of 7 projects: behaviour of metal pollutants (Pollumet), biological processes (Bioproc), aromatic hydrocarbons and organic pollutants (Harpo), mastery and recycling of wastes (Demeter), impact of surface storage sites (Isis), impact of a set of polluted sites on the evolution of the groundwater quality, solid-liquid interaction and environment mastery (Slime). (J.S.)

  5. Environment R and D; R et D environnement

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    2001-07-01

    The research and development projects of the French bureau of geological and mining researches (BRGM) in the domain of environment aim at developing methodologies of prevention and treatment of ground and underground pollutions. The main ways of research concern the fixation, migration and transport of pollutants in the ground, the biological processes and the characterization, processing and storage of wastes. This document describes the content of 7 projects: behaviour of metal pollutants (Pollumet), biological processes (Bioproc), aromatic hydrocarbons and organic pollutants (Harpo), mastery and recycling of wastes (Demeter), impact of surface storage sites (Isis), impact of a set of polluted sites on the evolution of the groundwater quality, solid-liquid interaction and environment mastery (Slime). (J.S.)

  6. Inégalités des victimes et inégales responsabilités vis-à-vis de l'environnement

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    Joumard, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Les impacts sur l'environnement peuvent être appréciés quant à leurs cibles finales - les victimes - ou quant à leurs responsables - leurs contributeurs, et être analysés quant aux inégalités sociales vis-à-vis de l'environnement. Nous donnons quelques éléments d'analyse des inégalités sociales quant aux cibles des impacts sur l'environnement et quant à leurs sources, c'est-à-dire quant aux victimes et quant aux responsables, essentiellement à partir de la littérature, en insistant sur les in...

  7. De l’intérêt croissant des bailleurs humanitaires pour l’environnement

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    Renaudin, Blanche

    2014-01-01

    Une étude portant sur l’intégration de l’environnement dans le secteur humanitaire a été commanditée par l’une des coordinations stratégiques des bailleurs humanitaires, la Good Humanitarian Donorship Initiative (GHDI), en prévision de la définition de son plan d’action pour l’amélioration de la qualité et de l’efficacité des actions humanitaires. Cette commande témoigne d’une prise de conscience forte et collective de la part des bailleurs humanitaires quant à la nécessité de mieux intégrer ...

  8. Inside environment, air quality and health; Environnement interieur, qualite de l'air et sante

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    Collignan, B. [Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB), 77 - Marne la Vallee (France); Pirard, Ph. [Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS), 94 - Saint Maurice (France)

    2005-07-15

    It is now obvious that there is a risk of lung cancer because of the radon exposure in houses. The domestic exposure is the second cause of the lung cancer after tobacco. It is possible to reduce the concentration in radon in houses. The domestic exposure to radon is a problem of public health that we have to manage. The question is to know to what point from a technical, economical and public health point of view. Studies about cost-efficiency should be made to better direct the political actions on radon. Two points are important to fight against bad effects of radon, the reduction of radon levels in houses and the fight against addiction to smoking. (N.C.)

  9. Small-angle light scattering by airborne particulates: Environnement S.A. continuous particulate monitor

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    Renard, Jean-Baptiste; Thaury, Claire; Mineau, Jean-Luc; Gaubicher, Bertrand

    2010-08-01

    Airborne particulate matter may have an effect on human health. It is therefore necessary to determine and control in real time the evolution of the concentration and mass of particulates in the ambient air. These parameters can be obtained using optical methods. We propose here a new instrument, 'CPM' (continuous particulate monitor), for the measurement of light scattered by ambient particulates at small angles. This geometry allows simultaneous and separate detections of PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 fractions of airborne particulate matter, with no influence of their chemical nature and without using theoretical calculations. The ambient air is collected through a standard sampling head (PM10 inlet according to EN 12341, PM2.5 inlet according to EN 14907; or PM1, TSP inlets, standard US EPA inlets). The analysis of the first measurements demonstrates that this new instrument can detect, for each of the seven defined size ranges, real-time variations of particulate content in the ambient air. The measured concentrations (expressed in number per liter) can be converted into total mass concentrations (expressed in micrograms per cubic meter) of all fractions of airborne particulate matters sampled by the system. Periodic comparison with a beta-attenuation mass monitor (MP101M Beta Gauge Analyzer from Environnement S.A. company) allows the calculation of a calibration factor as a function of the mean particulate density that is used for this conversion. It is then possible to provide real-time relative variations of aerosol mass concentration.

  10. Cycle d'Information/Formation sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER - French version only

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    2003-01-01

    Pour poursuivre notre connaissance sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER afin d'intégrer d'une manière optimale leur gamme d'automates industriels (PLCs) dans notre système de contrôle du LHC, le GUAPI( Groupe des Utilisateurs d'Automates Programmables Industriels du CERN) organise un cycle d'information/formation gratuite dédié aux utilisateurs actuels et potentiels du CERN. Les dates retenues sont les suivantes : Mercredi 26 Mars de 9h à 12h : Contrôleur Logique MICRO-PLC Gamme ZELIO Gamme Nano, Gamme PLC TWIDO. Nota : Cette formation aura lieu au bâtiment 593 /Salle 17 de l'enseignement technique. Elle sera essentiellement assurée par Xavier BONNAUD, Marc DUFFOURNET et Médéric JET de SCHNEIDER qui assurent le support technique et commercial pour le CERN. Le nombre de places étant limité (20), il est demandé aux participants de s'inscrire à l'avance (E-Mail : Raymond.Brun@cern.ch ou tel 76946). Mercredi 9 Avril de 9h à 12h : Solutions redondantes Hot et Warm Standby Mardi 13...

  11. Cycle d'Information/Formation sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER - French version only

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    2003-01-01

    Pour poursuivre notre connaissance sur l'Environnement d'Automatisme SCHNEIDER afin d'intégrer d'une manière optimale leur gamme d'automates industriels (PLCs) dans notre système de contrôle du LHC, le GUAPI( Groupe des Utilisateurs d'Automates Programmables Industriels du CERN) organise un cycle d'information/formation gratuite dédié aux utilisateurs actuels et potentiels du CERN. Les dates retenues sont les suivantes : Mercredi 26 Mars de 9h à 12h : Contrôleur Logique MICRO-PLC Gamme ZELIO Gamme Nano, Gamme PLC TWIDO. Nota : Cette formation aura lieu au bâtiment 593 /Salle 17 de l'enseignement technique. Elle sera essentiellement assurée par Xavier BONNAUD, Marc DUFFOURNET et Médéric JET de SCHNEIDER qui assurent le support technique et commercial pour le CERN. Le nombre de places étant limité (20), il est demandé aux participants de s'inscrire à l'avance (E-Mail : Raymond.Brun@cern.ch ou tel 76946). Mercredi 9 Avril de 9h à 12h : Solutions redondantes Hot et Warm Standby Mardi 13 Ma...

  12. Les oxydes d'azote dans l'environnement Nitrogen Oxides in the Environment

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    Oppeneau J. C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le présent article expose les concentrations en oxydes d'azote rencontrées dans l'environnement et fait la part des origines naturelles et anthropogéniques. II présente une des manifestations les plus connues des interactions entre les oxydes d'azote, les molécules organiques, la vapeur d'eau et le rayonnement solaire le brouillard photochimique. Un certain nombre de données sur les effets d'oxydes d'azote sur l'homme et le milieu sont cités et il est mentionné que de nombreuses recherches sont à effectuer pour préciser les connaissances actuelles. Enfin, les réglementations présentes et futures sont décrites. This article describes concentrations of nitrogen oxides found in the environment and explains their natural and anthropogenic origins. It describes one of the best known examples of interactions between nitrogen oxides, organic molecules, water vaporand solorradiation, i. e. photochemical smog. Various data are brought outconcerning the effects of nitrogen oxides on man and the environment, and mention is mode of the many research projects being carried out ta specify current knowledge. Present and future regulations are also described.

  13. Modélisation et simulation efficaces du canal de propagation optique sans fil en environnement réel.

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    COMBEAU, Pierre; Aveneau, Lilian; Behlouli, Abdeslam

    2012-01-01

    National audience; Ce papier présente nos travaux concernant la simulation du canal optique sans fil. Cel le-ci repose sur l'utilisation d'un lancé de rayons 3D associé à des méthodes de Monte-Carlo visant à résoudre efficacement, en environnement réel, l'équation d'il lumination globale modélisant la propagation de la lumière.

  14. La conception des environnements d’apprentissage : de la théorie à la pratique / de la pratique à la théorie La conception des environnements d’apprentissage : de la théorie à la pratique / de la pratique à la théorie

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    Jean-Jacques Quintin

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente une approche en matière de conception d’environnements d’apprentissage multimédia qualifiée d’incrémentielle et d’itérative en ce sens qu’elle repose sur un affinage progressif du produit dans le cadre d’un partenariat étroit entre concepteur et client. L’approche proposée implique notamment la mise au point de prototypes qui feront l’objet de validations systématiques afin d’assurer l’adéquation avec les exigences et les contraintes du milieu d’accueil. S’appuyant sur une double posture de chercheur et de concepteur, l’approche se nourrit de la théorie en s’appuyant sur des modèles mais elle nourrit également la théorie à travers l’effort de modélisation qui l’accompagne.This paper describes a method of developing multimedia learning environments based on a close collaboration between the client and the team of developers. This approach uses different tools ans techniques (prototype, storyboard, concept maps... to progressively elaborate a product adequate to the client requirements and to ensure sufficient quality. Taking advantage of our specific situation of researchers and designers, the method is based on a coming and going between the pedagogical model and the development of a practical learning environment.

  15. L'Education relative a l'environnement: La representation sociale d'educatrices et d'educateurs

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    Rooney, Elizabeth

    Cette recherche, qui prend appui sur la theorie des representations sociales, a tente de comprendre le phenomene de l'Education relative a l'environnement (ERE) au Quebec. Pour ce faire, j'ai choisi de m'interesser aux points de vue sur le sujet de neuf enseignantes et enseignants d'ecologie oeuvrant dans des ecoles (contexte formel) et de dix animatrices et animateurs oeuvrant dans des centres d'interpretation (contexte non formel). L'analyse narrative de leurs discours recueillis lors d'entrevues individuelles semi-structurees a permis de montrer que la mise en forme et la mise en pratique de l'ERE tendent a s'inscrire dans le prolongement d'une conception essentiellement ecologique de l'environnement et d'une conception plutot mecaniste et sensualiste de l'education, c'est-a-dire comme une simple affaire de transmission de connaissances scientifiques et d'eveil d'acuite sensorielle. Cette analyse a egalement permis de montrer que les educatrices et les educateurs retravaillent ces conceptions pour composer avec les moments et les lieux singuliers de leurs pratiques. Ce faisant, ils innovent et soulevent des questions a propos de la teneur des conceptions ou definitions standardisees de l'ERE. Cette recherche permet ainsi d'eclairer l'aspect a la fois traditionnel et potentiellement innovateur de la representation sociale de l'ERE d'educatrices et d'educateurs de terrain.

  16. Un environnement 3D qui favorise le sentiment d’appartenance en situation de formation à distance

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    Claire IsaBelle

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available De plus en plus de plateformes hypermédias sont créées pour combler les besoins de la formation à distance et en ligne. Le langage de modélisation Virtual Reality Modeling Language permet de créer des représentations numériques d'un environnement 3D, imitant un monde réaliste, dans lequel l’apprenant évolue de façon interactive à l’aide d’un avatar. Une étude a été menée auprès de 40 apprenants afin de mesurer l’effet d’un environnement 3D, avec avatars, sur leur sentiment d’appartenance au groupe et sur le taux de rétention. Les apprenants qui ont suivi la formation avec le monde 3D ont affirmé avoir ressenti un sentiment d’appartenance plus élevé que ceux qui ont suivi la formation avec une plateforme de type traditionnel.

  17. La politique de l'environnement de l'Union européenne%简析21世纪的欧盟环境政策

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    林玲; 毛在丽

    2004-01-01

    Au fur et a mesure de son e1argissement et de l'aggravation de la situation environnementale du monde, l'Union europeennne a modifie la politique vis a vis de 1'environnement en s' appuyant sur une cooperation plus large entre pays europeens et du veste du monde.

  18. 2001 report. For a responsible commitment at the service of environment and of sustainable development; Rapport 2001. Pour un engagement responsable au service de l'environnement et du developpement durable

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    2001-07-01

    This report presents the environmental strategy and action means of Vivendi Environnement group (Vivendi Water, Onyx, Dalkia, Connex) in the domains of air, water, wastes and soils. The commitments of the group concern: the protection of natural environments with the preservation of resources and the abatement of pollution sources at the different sites managed by the group, the implementation of an environmental management system with representative indicators, the management of the conformability of the facilities and processes used, the improvement of the safety and sanitary protection, and the development of the research activity in these domains: abatement of greenhouse gases emissions and atmospheric pollutions, optimization of energy efficiency, promotion of cogeneration systems and of the use of renewable energies and clean fuels, collection and processing of the biogas from waste dumps, development of district heating networks, optimization of public transportation systems, improvement of smokes quality at incineration facilities, improvement of drinkable water quality and saving water resources (desalination of sea water, reuse and cleansing of waste waters and leachates), development of waste collection, sorting and recycling, energy valorization of wastes, improvement of soils quality (compost) and rehabilitation of polluted soils. (J.S.)

  19. Les dispositifs de pilotage de la performance en environnement innovant et incertain : étude comparative de huit startups

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    Meyssonnier, François

    2015-01-01

    Une étude comparative des dispositifs de pilotage de la performance dans huit startups appartenant au même écosystème montre que ces entreprises recourent d’abord au suivi de trésorerie et au compte de résultat de la comptabilité générale puis aux tableaux de bord de production ou commercial et seulement ensuite aux outils classiques du contrôle de gestion que sont les calculs de coûts, le système budgétaire et le tableau de bord de pilotage global. En environnement innovant et incertain, l’i...

  20. L'environnement socio-spatial comme facteur d'émergence des maladies infectieuses

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    Jean-Sébastien Dehecq

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Parmi le grand nombre possible d’aléas dans le sud-ouest de l'océan Indien (cyclones, pluies torrentielles, volcanisme, tsunami, maladies infectieuses … certains sont plus dévastateurs et présents que d'autres. L'épidémie de chikungunya, qui s'est déroulée de 2004 à 2006, est sans doute l'événement majeur de santé publique qui a marqué les hommes, les sociétés et les esprits aussi. Cette épidémie a touché les Etats et territoires de la région avec des prévalences de 25 à 60 %. Pour essayer de caractériser les contours de la vulnérabilité et déterminer des effets de contexte nous avons mené une analyse des niveaux de développement humain, social et sanitaire des pays concernés. S'il est établi que les facteurs d'émergence à l'échelle régionale sont très largement liés à des variables socio-spatiales néanmoins, à aléa égal le risque n’est pas proportionnellement plus important dans les pays réputés les plus vulnérables. A l'échelle de La Réunion, une analyse des données de l'environnement socio-spatial et épidémiologique, avec près de 3 000 cas géoréférencés durant la première phase de l'épidémie, permet d'établir les principaux quartiers à risques de l'île.Among the large amount of likely hazards in the South West of the Indian Ocean region (hurricanes, torrential rains, tsunamis, infectious diseases …, some are more devastating and present than others. The Chikungunya epidemic that lasted from 2004 to 2006, as probably the major public health event, has left a strong impact on men, societies, and people’s mind. This epidemic hit the states and territories in the region with 25% up to 60% prevalences. In an attempt to characterize the outlines of vulnerability and to determine contextual effects, we conducted an analysis of levels in human, social and health development in the involved countries. Although it has been established emergence factors on a regional scale are

  1. La Communauté européenne de l'environnement, de l'énergie et de la recherche (C3℮R)

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    Laurent, Eloi; Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Le Cacheux, Jacques

    2007-01-01

    Le problème principal de l’économie de l’environnement peut donc être défini à la fois comme la recherche d’un nouveau mode de croissance et la transformation d’un consensus moral sur les fins en moyens d’action politique. L’Union européenne est aujourd’hui le lieu où le consensus moral est le mieux partagé et où les moyens politiques de l’action collective sont les plus puissants. L’Union européenne, à travers la Communauté européenne de l’environnement, de l’énergie et de la recherche, est ...

  2. Les modèles spatiaux dans l’enseignement agricole. L’environnement dans le diagnostic global d’exploitation

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    Mikaël Naïtlho

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available La méthode pédagogique d’identification de l’impact des pratiques agricoles sur l’environnement est basée sur une approche spatiale. Elle combine de façon originale différents outils empruntés aux géographes : lecture de paysage, utilisation et réalisation de cartes et adaptation de la méthode des chorèmes à l’échelle de l’exploitation. Les élèves, à travers cette méthode, listent les enjeux du territoire englobant l’exploitation agricole, identifient les pratiques agricoles et leur impact sur l’environnement, puis localisent ces impacts sur le territoire de l’exploitation

  3. Choix du site et optimisation du dimensionnement d’une installation éolienne dans le nord Algérien et son impact sur l’environnement.

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    Benmedjahed, Miloud

    2014-01-01

    Dans le présent travail, nous avons optimisé le choix du site et le dimensionnement de parcs éoliens de 9MWet leurs impacts sur l’environnement pour le nord Algérien. Des données météorologiques horaires sur une durée de dix ans, spécialement les vitesses et directions des vents sont utilisés afin d’évaluer le gisement éolien des sites retenus. L’analyse de l’état initial des sites étudiés et de leur environnement nous a permis d’optimiser le choix du site et le dimensionnement de...

  4. Air quality monitoring in the environment; Controle de la qualite de l`air dans l`environnement

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    Decherf, O. [Groupe Environnement SA (France)

    1996-12-31

    After a review of French regulations concerning industrial pollution levels (large combustion plants, municipal and hazardous waste incinerators, cement factories, glass, paper industry...), two gaseous pollutant measuring techniques have been developed: gas permeation drying, and infrared analysis correlated with gas filtering for multi-gas measurements. Conventional and remote detection system analyzers, such as the Sanoa spectrometric system, which are applied for environmental analysis (city downtown, airports, motorways, industrial sites), are also described

  5. Cabinet Recyconsult, 2003, « 1001 mots et abréviations de l’environnement et du développement durable », Lyon (31 bld des Brotteaux, 69 006 Lyon, 190 p., 15€.

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    Bruno Villalba

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Depuis l’année 2000, RecyConsult est, nous dit la brochure, «spécialisé dans le conseil, la veille réglementaire et technique, ainsi que les formations E-Learning dans les secteurs de l’environnement». Ce document participe à ce travail de diffusion. Le glossaire des 1001 mots a été réalisé en partenariat avec Actu-environnement et Emploi-environnement et dirigé par P.Melquiot. Le glossaire se présente comme un outil d’aide à la compréhension des principales notions, concepts et techniques ci...

  6. Le rôle des facteurs locaux sur les effets des changements climatiques au Quaternaire supérieur sur les environnements naturel du Néguev septentrional

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    Aaron Yair

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Les régions sèches sont souvent considérées sensibles aux changements climatiques. Pour ces régions, une relation positive est souvent proposée entre la pluie annuelle moyenne et les données de l'environnement, par des scientifiques appartenant à des disciplines diverses. Cependant les modèles climatiques globaux sont encore incapables de prévoir d'une façon précise l'évolution du climat à l'échelle régionale et ses effets possibles sur l'environnement. De plus, ces modèles sont impuissants à traduire l'influence que des facteurs non climatiques tels que la lithologie et les sols, ainsi que des facteurs biologiques, exercent sur la répartition de l'eau dans l'espace et le temps. En d'autres termes, le même changement climatique régional prévu aura probablement des effets différents dans les secteurs rocheux, lœssiques ou sableux. Le Néguev septentrional offre des conditions très favorables pour l'étude des effets possibles du changement climatique prévu, le long d'un gradient pluviométrique régional où les unités physiographiques varient dans l'espace. Deux cas sont considérés. Le premier traite des effets sur l'environnement du dépôt d'un couvert lœssique lors d'une phase climatique humide au Quaternaire supérieur. Le second examine l'influence de croûtes biologiques de surface sur le régime hydrique d'une zone sableuse le long d'un gradient pluviométrique actuel. Dans les deux cas, le gradient pluviométrique est accompagné par d'autres gradients (géomorphologiques, pédologiques, biologiques. Les données obtenues attirent l'attention sur les relations complexes entre le gradient pluviométrique et les autres gradients, qui peuvent entraîner des effets négatifs sur les ressources hydriques et sur la qualité de l'environnement.Dryland areas are usually regarded as highly sensitive to climate change. A positive relationship between average annual rainfall and environmental variables is often assumed

  7. Elaboration d'un environnement d'experimentation en simulation incluant un cadre theorique pour l'apprentissage de l'energie des fluides

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    Cervera, Daniel

    Dans cette these, nous presentons la demarche et les diverses etapes qui nous ont conduits a l'elaboration d'un environnement d'experimentation en simulation assistee par ordinateur, incluant un cadre theorique, susceptible d'ameliorer l'apprentissage des concepts relies aux phenomenes qui se produisent dans les systemes technologiques fermes impliquant des fluides (gaz et liquides), tels les systemes hydrauliques et pneumatiques industriels, les systemes de refrigeration, de climatisation et de chauffage. Ces phenomenes ne sont pas directement observables et leur evolution obeit aux interactions complexes qui se produisent a l'interieur des systemes, ce qui leur confere un caractere particulierement abstrait et difficile a comprendre. Notre demarche a consiste a concevoir cet environnement d'apprentissage a partir d'une situation problematique qui se caracterise notamment par la presence de fausses representations conceptuelles chez les etudiants et par la complexite des phenomenes impliques dans les systemes en question. Nous avons conceptualise un environnement d'apprentissage interactif d'inspiration essentiellement constructiviste, base sur l'experimentation et la modelisation didactique et qui permet a l'etudiant d'observer simultanement et en temps reel le comportement des systemes et l'evolution des variables au moyen de graphiques. Aussi, nous avons elabore un cadre theorique pour l'apprentissage de l'energie des fluides, de nature semblable a celui qui existe pour les circuits electriques. Ce cadre theorique explicite les regles qui sous-tendent la maniere dont les fluides se distribuent dans les circuits et permet d'articuler une analyse du comportement des systemes. Nous avons realise deux prototypes de l'environnement d'apprentissage. Le premier a permis de verifier la faisabilite technologique et l'interet didactique des principales orientations du projet. Le deuxieme prototype a ete concu et realise dans le cadre d'une entente de partenariat de type

  8. L'ethique de l'environnement comme dimension transversale de l'education en sciences et en technologies: Proposition d'un modele educationnel

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    Chavez, Milagros

    Cette these presente la trajectoire et les resultats d'une recherche dont l'objectif global est de developper un modele educationnel integrant l'ethique de l'environnement comme dimension transversale de l'education en sciences et en technologies. Face au paradigme positiviste toujours dominant dans l'enseignement des sciences, il a semble utile d'ouvrir un espace de reflexion et de proposer, sous forme d'un modele formel, une orientation pedagogique qui soit plus en resonance avec quelques-unes des preoccupations fondamentales de notre epoque: en particulier celle qui concerne la relation de humain avec son environnement et plus specifiquement, le role de la science dans le faconnement d'une telle relation, par sa contribution a la transformation des conditions de vie, au point de compromettre les equilibres naturels. En fonction de cette problematique generale, les objectifs de la recherche sont les suivants: (1) definir les elements paradigmatiques, theoriques et axiologiques du modele educationnel a construire et (2) definir ses composantes strategiques. De caractere theorico-speculatif, cette recherche a adopte la demarche de l'anasynthese, en la situant dans la perspective critique de la recherche en education. Le cadre theorique de cette these s'est construit autour de quatre concepts pivots: modele educationnel, education en sciences et en technologies, transversalite educative et ethique de l'environnement. Ces concepts ont ete clarifies a partir d'un corpus textuel, puis, sur cette base, des choix theoriques ont ete faits, a partir desquels un prototype du modele a ete elabore. Ce prototype a ensuite ete soumis a une double validation (par des experts et par une mise a l'essai), dans le but d'y apporter des ameliorations et, a partir de la, de construire un modele optimal. Ce dernier comporte deux dimensions: theorico-axiologique et strategique. La premiere s'appuie sur une conception de l'education en sciences et en technologies comme appropriation d

  9. Environnement et transports. Transport et pollution de l'air. 2ème(15e), conférence, Reims, 12-14 juin 2006 - Volume 1 communications orales

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    Joumard, Robert

    2006-01-01

    Ces actes de la 2e conférence Environnement & Transports, incluant la 15e conférence Transports et pollution de l'air, à Reims du 12 au 14 juin 2006, regroupent les communications orales (tome 1) ou sous forme d'affiches (tome 2) sur des sujets aussi variés et complémentaires que le développement durable, les différents impacts des transports sur l'environnement et leur modélisation, les caractéristiques du trafic routiers, les facteurs d'émission, les inventaires d'émissions, le cas des tran...

  10. Environnement et transports. Transport et pollution de l'air. 2ème(15e), conférence, Reims, 12-14 juin 2006 - Volume 2 communications affichées

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    Joumard, Robert

    2006-01-01

    Ces actes de la 2e conférence Environnement & Transports, incluant la 15e conférence Transports et pollution de l'air, à Reims du 12 au 14 juin 2006, regroupent les communications orales (tome 1) ou sous forme d'affiches (tome 2) sur des sujets aussi variés et complémentaires que le développement durable, les différents impacts des transports sur l'environnement et leur modélisation, les caractéristiques du trafic routiers, les facteurs d'émission, les inventaires d'émissions, le cas des tran...

  11. La promotion de l’environnement à La Réunion : pratiques associatives et enjeux politiques autour d’un gisement d’emplois

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    Nicolas Roinsard

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Face au chômage de masse caractéristique de l’économie réunionnaise, les collectivités locales de l’île ont lancé dans les années 1990 une double politique de promotion de l’environnement et de l’économie alternative. Cette politique a été investie de manière massive par les associations réunionnaises dont le nombre a très fortement augmenté en l’espace de quelques années. L’analyse de ces structures tend ainsi à montrer que toute une partie du secteur de l’environnement à La Réunion relève autant, sinon plus, de la politique de l’emploi que d’une politique écologique. Notion centrale et fondamentale du tiers-secteur, l’utilité publique oscille dans ce cas de figure entre la garantie présente de la paix sociale et la garantie future d’un environnement plus préservé.To cope with the characteristic mass unemployement of the Reunion Island’s economy, a dual policy promoting both environment and social economy was launched in the nineties by the local councils. This policy was operated on a large scale by the Reunion associations that have grown in great numbers within a few years time. Analysing these structures tends therefore to show that an entire section of the environmental field in Reunion Island comes under, saying the least, the government-driven unemployement measures rather than an environmental policy. As a key notion to the foundations of the social economy, state-approved utility sways, in this case, between the actual guarantee of social peace and the future guarantee of a best preserved environment.

  12. Géomatique et géographie de l'environnement. De l'analyse spatiale à la modélisation prospective

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    Paegelow, Martin

    2004-01-01

    Le présent mémoire retrace notre parcours géomatique de géographe de l'environnement, en le situant d'abord dans le champ scientifique avant de résumer les principales approches en modélisation et en simulation prospective applicables dans ce domaine. Sur ces bases, nous présentons le modèle géomatique de simulation prospective de l'occupation du sol que nous avons établi, avant de conclure en ouvrant des perspectives de recherches. Dans la première partie, le positionnement scientifique de l...

  13. Modélisation mathématique et assimilation de données pour les sciences de l'environnement

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    Rousseau, Antoine; Nodet, Maëlle

    2013-01-01

    National audience; Nous présenterons, au travers d'un certain nombre d'exemples illustrés, les travaux de l'équipe-projet MOISE (Modélisation, Observation et Identification pour les Sciences de l'Environnement) de l'INRIA, Institut de recherche en mathématiques appliquées et en informatique. De la simulation de l'océan à grande échelle à celle des cyclones tropicaux, en passant par les avalanches en montagne ou l'érosion du littoral, nous expliquerons comment les mathématiques appliquées (équ...

  14. Effet de l’environnement sur la propagation de fissures dans les fils de câbles d’ouvrages d’art

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    Perier, Virginie; GAILLET, Laurent; Dieng, Lamine

    2012-01-01

    Les câbles de ponts haubanés ou de ponts suspendus sont soumis aux charges de trafic et exposés aux conditions environnementales comme la pluie, le vent, un environnement marin, des sels de déverglaçage, etc. Ces sollicitations peuvent alors entraîner deux principales causes d’endommagement : fretting-fatigue et corrosion. Ces deux phénomènes peuvent interagir et mener à la rupture de fils d’acier tréfilés constitutifs des câbles d’ouvrages d’art. Les fils d’acie...

  15. L'environnement urbain : perception des habitants de Hanoi et Hô Chi Minh Ville

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    International audience; Environmental studies are numerous in Vietnam, but they are mainly technical studies on pollution, on the quality of water, air or soils, on noise and road traffic, etc. Therefore, we decided to address the issue from the perspective of the households and their views on the environment in which they are living, and the solutions proposed to solve the identified problems. For this purpose, we conducted in 2007 a socio-demographic representative household survey in the t...

  16. When wastes valorization rhymes with environment; Quand valorisation des dechets rime avec environnement

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    2001-07-01

    In the framework of the Eco-Industries 2000 meeting, the ATEE organized a colloquium on the wastes valorization facing the environmental quality. This book presents the five papers proposed at this colloquium showing examples of wastes valorization in many domains: the organic wastes valorization for the compost, the cement industry, the packaging industry, the heat valorization of industrial sludges and old electric or electronic products collecting and processing. (A.L.B.)

  17. L’utilisation des strat��gies d’apprentissage d’une langue dans un environnement des TICE L’utilisation des stratégies d’apprentissage d’une langue dans un environnement des TICE

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available L'étude des différences individuelles qui caractérisent les apprenants s'intègre de plus en plus dans les travaux en didactique des langues. L'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage est un type de différences individuelles qui semble être assez sensible à l'environnement pédagogique. Cet article rend compte d'une étude expérimentale entreprise avec des étudiants français en IUT qui avait pour objectif de déterminer si l'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage par un apprenant de langues est influencée par la technologie de l'information et de la communication (TIC utilisée pour la présentation d'une tâche d'apprentissage. Le "Strategy Inventory for Language Learning" d'Oxford a été utilisé comme instrument lors de cette étude. L'étude a montré qu'il y a effectivement interaction entre la TIC utilisée et le choix de stratégies effectué par l'apprenant et les résultats permettent de tirer quelques conclusions quant à l'utilité d'un entraînement spécifique à l'utilisation des stratégies d'apprentissage en présence des technologies de l’information et de la communication pour l’enseignement (TICE.The study of the individual differences which characterize learners is becoming more and more common in language learning research, and the use of learning strategies is an instance of individual differences which seems to be rather sensitive to the pedagogical environment. This article reports on an experimental study undertaken with students in a French technical college to determine if the use of learning strategies by a foreign language student is influenced by the technology used to present a language learning task. Oxford's Strategy Inventory for Language Learning was the principal instrument used for this study. The study showed that there was indeed some interaction between the technology used and the choice of learning strategies and the results lead to some interesting considerations on the usefulness

  18. Teaching Competencies for the Online Environment | Enseigner les compétences pour l’environnement en ligne

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The goals of this study are to identify key competency areas that lead to success in online instruction and to develop a framework that supports professional development and self-assessment. To identify the key competency areas, skills and behaviours presented within current literature were analyzed. Secondly, gaps were identified and levels of competence were determined within each key competency area. The resulting analysis produced the Online Teaching Competency (OTC Matrix including five competency areas: Community & Netiquette, Active Teaching/Facilitating, Instructional Design, Tools & Technology, and Leadership & Instruction. This leveled competency matrix can be used to inform professional development in the online teaching environment and is also a useful guide in the areas of self-assessment, portfolio design, and the development and evaluation of professional development opportunities. Cette étude a comme objectifs de cerner les principaux domaines de compétences qui mènent à la réussite de l’instruction en ligne et de développer un cadre qui soutient le développement professionnel et l’autoévaluation. Afin de cerner les principaux domaines de compétences, une analyse des aptitudes et comportements présentés dans les études actuelles a été réalisée. Deuxièmement, les écueils ont été cernés et les niveaux de compétence ont été déterminés au sein de chaque domaine de compétences. L’analyse qui en a résulté a généré la matrice des compétences de l’enseignement en ligne, comprenant cinq domaines de compétences : collectivité et nétiquette, enseignement actif/animation active, conception de l’instruction, outils et technologie, ainsi que leadership et instruction. Cette matrice graduée peut servir à façonner le développement professionnel dans un environnement d’enseignement en ligne. Elle sert aussi de guide pratique pour les domaines de l’auto-évaluation, de la conception de

  19. Perceptions à l’égard de l’environnement et comportements en matière de santé : étude fondée sur le cadre ANGELO (grille d’analyse des environnements liés à l’obésité)

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    Nieuwendyk, L. M.; A. P. Belon; H. Vallianatos; K. D. Raine; Schopflocher, D.; Spence, J. C.; R.C. Plotnikoff; C. I. Nykiforuk

    2016-01-01

    Introduction : Le surpoids et l’obésité dépendent de l’interaction complexe entre facteurs liés à l’indivu et facteurs liés à l’environnement ayant une influence sur l’activité physique et une alimentation saine. Il existe pourtant peu d’information sur les perceptions des individus à l’égard de ces facteurs. Afin de combler cette lacune importante et de répondre aux besoins de nos partenaires des collectivités, nous examinons comment les individus perçoivent l’influence des facteurs micro- e...

  20. Élaboration, fiabilité et utilisation d’un outil de mesure de l’environnement alimentaire dans les supermarchés de quatre quartiers de Montréal (Canada

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    Full Text Available Introduction : L’environnement alimentaire constitue un domaine propice si l'on veut influencer les habitudes alimentaires de la population. Cette étude visait à élaborer un outil de mesure de l’environnement alimentaire dans les commerces et à caractériser l’environnement alimentaire dans un secteur de Montréal (Canada possédant un niveau de revenu de faible à moyen. Méthodologie : Nous avons développé un outil, la Mesure de l’environnement alimentaire du consommateur dans les supermarchés (MEAC-S et nous l’avons mis à l’essai pour en confirmer la fiabilité. Nous avons utilisé la MEAC-S pour évaluer l’environnement alimentaire de consommation de 17 supermarchés dans quatre quartiers de Montréal. Nous avons mesuré la longueur d’étalage, la diversité, le prix, le nombre de présentoirs et la position en magasin des fruits et légumes (FL et des produits alimentaires ultra-transformés (PAUT. Nous avons également évalué la qualité des FL frais. La taille du magasin a été estimée en utilisant la longueur totale d’étalage mesurée pour toutes les catégories d’aliments. Nous avons effectué des corrélations de Spearman entre ces indicateurs de l’environnement alimentaire. Résultats : Les analyses de fiabilité ont donné des résultats satisfaisants pour la plupart des indicateurs. La caractérisation de l’environnement alimentaire a révélé une grande variabilité de la longueur d’étalage, de la diversité et du prix des FL entre les supermarchés ainsi qu’une mise en valeur disproportionnée des PAUT. Le nombre de présentoirs de PAUT hors de leur emplacement principal de vente variait de 7 à 26 et ces produits occupaient de 8 à 33 positions stratégiques en magasin, alors que le nombre de présentoirs hors de l’emplacement principal de vente de FL frais était supérieur à 1 dans seulement 2 des 17 magasins évalués et qu’ils occupaient un maximum de 2 emplacements strat

  1. Environnements Interactifs d'Apprentissage dans des contextes professionnels : Des Tuteurs Intelligents aux Systèmes Supports d'Apprentissage à Distance

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    Leclet, Dominique

    2004-01-01

    Nous présentons dans cette HDR nos activités de recherche depuis une dizaine d'années, qui se déclinent sous la forme de méthodes, de systèmes prototypés et expérimentés, en milieu écologique présentiel ou distanciel, et ce dans des contextes professionnels variés. Ces activités de recherche se déclinent, également, sous la forme d'actions sur le terrain permettant d'émettre de nouvelles hypothèses de recherche. Comme le souligne le titre de l'HDR « Environnements Interactifs d'Apprentissage ...

  2. Stratégies de perception et de déplacement pour la navigation d'un robot mobile autonome en environnement naturel

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    Lacroix, Simon

    1995-01-01

    Cette thèse porte sur la détermination autonome de stratégies de navigation pour un robot mobile évoluant dans un environnement extérieur initialement inconnu et non structuré. Ces stratégies concernent le choix de buts intermédiaires à rallier pour atteindre un but final, d'un mode de déplacement à appliquer, et de la prochaine tâche de perception à effectuer. Le mémoire est composé de deux parties: la première présente les algorithmes développés afin de construire une représentation topolog...

  3. Effet de l’environnement sur la propagation de fissures dans les fils de câbles d’ouvrages d’art

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    Perier, Virginie; GAILLET, Laurent; Dieng, Lamine

    2012-01-01

    Les câbles de ponts haubanés ou de ponts suspendus sont soumis aux charges de trafic et exposés aux conditions environnementales comme la pluie, le vent, un environnement marin, des sels de déverglaçage, etc. Ces sollicitations peuvent alors entraîner deux principales causes d’endommagement : fretting-fatigue et corrosion. Ces deux phénomènes peuvent interagir et mener à la rupture de fils d’acier tréfilés constitutifs des câbles d’ouvrages d’art. Les fils d’acier tréfilés ont des caractérist...

  4. Elements for a policy of greenhouse effect gases reduction; Elements pour une politique de reduction des emissions de gaz a effet de serre

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    2007-01-15

    In the framework of the ''Grenelle de l'environnement'' on the fight against the greenhouse effect gases, the authors aim to offer propositions and recommendations for the future energy policy. They explain the possible confusions. They discuss the economic efficiency of propositions of CO{sub 2} emissions reduction, the actions propositions in the different sectors and the axis of research and development. (A.L.B.)

  5. Tatiana Muxart, Franck-Dominique Vivien, Bruno Villalba, Joëlle Burnouf (eds, 2003, Des milieux et des hommes: fragments d’histoires croisées, Paris, Elsevier, collection environnement

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    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Le programme «Environnement, vie et sociétés» (PEVS du CNRS a vécu. En 2002, il a été décidé de ne plus le reconduire. Depuis, le thème qui lui correspond – l’environnement dans ses liens avec les sociétés humaines – semble connaître une situation incertaine au sein du CNRS et la communauté scientifique concernée se demande s’il fera l’objet d’une reprise et si oui, de quelle manière.Le PEVS a vécu et, dans une certaine mesure, l’ouvrage Des milieux et des hommes prend des allures de testame...

  6. Entre sécurisation de l’environnement et environnementalisation de la sécurité : le défi de la sécurité environnementale à l’ONU

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    Full Text Available Le deuxième volume du cinquième rapport du GIEC consacre, pour la première fois, un chapitre intégral à la sécurité humaine. Cependant, dans les études stratégiques, la définition traditionnelle de la sécurité n’a trait qu’aux menaces militaires. L’environnement conteste donc cette définition classique que l’on peut retrouver dans la charte des Nations unies, l’institution en charge de la gestion de la sécurité internationale. Pourtant, l’ONU a manifesté son intérêt pour l’environnement et les questions de sécurité depuis plusieurs années. Grâce à une enquête qualitative, cet article vise à mettre en évidence la trajectoire du concept de sécurité environnementale au sein de l’organisation, montrant plus précisément comment les champs de la sécurité internationale et des politiques environnementales se rencontrent à l’ONU à travers les processus de sécurisation de l’environnement d’une part, et celui d’« environnementalisation » de la sécurité, d’autre part.

  7. How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction | Comment apprennent les gens dans un environnement d’apprentissage en ligne asynchrone

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    Beomkyu Choi

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between learners’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction in an asynchronous online learning environment, in an attempt to shed some light on how people learn in an online learning environment. One hundred and sixteen graduate students who were taking online learning courses participated in this study. The result revealed that ‘metacognitive strategy’ and ‘time and study environment’ had positive correlations with learners’ satisfaction, while ‘help seeking’ had a negative correlation. The findings of a multiple regression analysis showed that ‘metacognitive strategy’ and ‘peer learning’ led to learners’ satisfaction in an online learning environment. The findings of this study contribute to a better understanding of how successful learning occurs in an online learning environment, and provide recommendations on designing an effective online learning. L’objet de cette étude était d’examiner les relations entre les stratégies d’apprentissage des apprenants et la satisfaction liée à l’apprentissage dans un environnement asynchrone d’apprentissage en ligne, dans le but de faire la lumière sur les façons dont les gens apprennent dans un environnement d’apprentissage en ligne. Cent seize étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui suivaient des cours en ligne ont pris part à cette étude. Les résultats ont révélé que la « stratégie métacognitive » et « le moment et l’environnement pour l’étude » avaient des corrélations positives avec la satisfaction des apprenants, alors que « demander de l’aide » avait une corrélation négative. Les conclusions d’une analyse de régression multiple ont démontré que la « stratégie métacognitive » et « l’apprentissage entre pairs » avaient des corrélations positives avec la satisfaction des apprenants dans un environnement d’apprentissage en ligne. Les conclusions de cette

  8. Stimuli de l'environnement, organes des sens et comportement des Monogènes juvéniles et adultes

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    Full Text Available Lorsque les larves de Monogènes (oncomiracidiums établissent leur premier contact avec l'hôte, cela correspond à un changement fondamental dans leur mode de vie. La disparition de quelques structures sensorielles et l'acquisition de nouvelles en témoignent ; mais il existe certainement d'autres types de changements encore inconnus au niveau du système nerveux. Le développement larvaire lui-même, à ce moment là, est initié par des facteurs eux aussi inconnus. Nos connaissances du rôle des facteurs de l'environnement sur la vie des stades parasites juvéniles et adultes sont très limitées. Chez Entobdella soleae, parasite cutané de la Sole, il existe une réponse comportementale au changement de concentration d'oxygène ; chez l'adulte d'Encotyllabe caballeroi, chez qui des yeux se développent chez les post-larves, une réponse nette à la lumière existe. Les yeux persistants que l'on trouve chez d'autres Monogènes adultes, doivent avoir un rôle plus subtil dans le comportement. Le courant d'eau peut influencer le choix du site de fixation ou le développement dissymétrique du hapteur chez les Polyopisthocotylea, mais chez Entobdella soleae, parasite cutané, c'est le premier contact, et non une réponse au courant d'eau qui est déterminant dans l'orientation, la locomotion et éventuellement la migration. Ce contact est aussi certainement important dans la locomotion de certains parasites branchiaux comme Tetraonchus monenteron. L'attraction par des phéromones n'a pas été démontrée chez les Monogènes et l'environnement turbulent de la plupart d'entre eux rend ce mode de communication peu adapté. Cependant, les relations particulières entre E. soleae et son hôte poisson plat procurent une situation où ce phénomène serait possible et avantageux. Bien que les hormones des hôtes apparaissent jouer un rôle dans la biologie de la reproduction des hématophages comme les Polystomes, la démonstration exp

  9. Aides stratégiques dans un environnement d'apprentissage en FLE Strategic aids in a learning environment for French as a Foreign Language - FFL

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    Anne-Laure Foucher

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Aider à apprendre, pour peu que l'on choisisse de se situer dans un paradigme d'apprentissage, et, qui plus est, dans une perspective constructiviste, devrait, selon nous, impliquer de prendre en compte les savoirs et les savoir-faire de l'apprenant, ses habitudes et ses manières d'apprendre tout en proposant des interventions didactiques portant, non pas tant sur les savoirs à acquérir, mais sur le processus même de l'apprentissage. Ce sont, en tout cas, ces orientations que nous retenons pour la médiatisation de notre environnement multimédia pour la compréhension orale du FLE en direction d'adultes, en proposant des interventions didactiques, que nous appelons "aides stratégiques", car elles veulent induire de nouvelles stratégies d'apprentissage.Dans cet article, nous tenterons de montrer la cohérence entre nos choix didactiques, fondés sur une vision dynamique de l'apprentissage qui met l'accent sur le processus d'apprentissage, l'individualisation et l'autonomisation de l'apprenant, et les réalisations concrètes auxquelles nous avons abouti en nous appuyant sur des phases de travail médiatisées de notre environnement.Helping to learn, if we place ourselves in a paradigm for teaching and learning within a constructivist perspective, should imply taking into account the learner's knowledge and skills, encouraging the learner to construct his own understanding through real-world experience and helping him promote learning strategies under the teacher's guidance. These are the orientations that we have adopted so as to devise our multimedia learning environment for oral comprehension of FFL with adult learners, by providing didactic interventions which we call "strategic aids" since they aim to induce new learning strategies.In the present paper, we will attempt to show how consistent our didactic choices are, based on a dynamic vision of language learning which focuses on the learning process, individualisation and learner

  10. Perceptions à l’égard de l’environnement et comportements en matière de santé : étude fondée sur le cadre ANGELO (grille d’analyse des environnements liés à l’obésité

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    L. M. Nieuwendyk

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction : Le surpoids et l’obésité dépendent de l’interaction complexe entre facteurs liés à l’indivu et facteurs liés à l’environnement ayant une influence sur l’activité physique et une alimentation saine. Il existe pourtant peu d’information sur les perceptions des individus à l’égard de ces facteurs. Afin de combler cette lacune importante et de répondre aux besoins de nos partenaires des collectivités, nous examinons comment les individus perçoivent l’influence des facteurs micro- et macroenvironnementaux sur leur activité physique et leur alimentation. Méthodologie : Nos partenaires des collectivités souhaitaient que les résultats de l’étude soient diffusés dans un format facile à utiliser par les décideurs locaux. Avec la méthode photovoix, nous avons motivé 35 membres issus de quatre collectivités de l’Alberta (Canada à fournir leurs témoignages à propos de leur activité physique et d’une alimentation saine. Nous avons employé une combinaison d’analyses inductives et déductives pour classer les données par niveau (micro et macro d’environnement et par type (environnement physique, politique, économique et socioculturel, à l’aide de la Grille d’analyse des environnements liés à l’obésité (ANGELO. Résultats : Pour les participants, les facteurs liés à la santé étaient plus larges que l’activité physique et une alimentation saine, incluant la « santé sociocommunautaire ». Les participants ont parlé plus souvent de l’influence du microenvironnement (score de 792 après codage au moyen du cadre ANGELO sur l’activité physique, une alimentation saine ou la santé sociocommunautaire que sur l’influence du macroenvironnement (score de 93. Les résultats obtenus avec la méthode photovoix ont fourni aux partenaires des collectivités et aux décideurs un témoignage visuel de la manière dont la capacité des individus à faire des choix sains peut être

  11. Regulation and innovation dynamics for nanoresponsible development: The case of the French code de l'environnement L 523-1 to L 523-5

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    Auplat, C.; Ben Slimane, S.

    2015-05-01

    This paper examines one aspect of innovation dynamics for nanoresponsible development: the links between regulation and innovation dynamics. It focuses on the case of the French Code de l'environnement, Articles L. 523-1 to L. 523-3. Articles L. 523-1 to L. 523-3 of the French environment code provide for the obligation to declare the quantities and uses of substances at nanoscale produced, distributed or imported in France. This procedure is intended to improve knowledge of these substances and their uses as well as of their markets and volumes sold, to ensure traceability and to collect available information on their toxicological and ecotoxicological properties. The paper builds on recent work on the emergence of a regulatory framework for nanotechnologies to take stock of the current situation in France, in the EU and globally and to explore how this specific law package may influence innovation and the shaping of new markets for nanobased materials. The study shows that nano-regulation does have an impact on innovation. However, the impact is not the same with EU regulation and with French regulation, and while EU regulation seems to create a favourable context for innovation, French regulation seems to do the opposite. With this study we hope to bring new perspectives to the field of the strategic management of innovation, and also to shed some light on the roles and challenges of institutions to facilitate nanoresponsible development.

  12. A Comparison of Participation Patterns in Selected Formal, Non-formal, and Informal Online Learning Environments / Comparaison des modes de participation dans des environnements formels, non formels et informels d'apprentissage en ligne

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    Richard Schwier

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Does learner participation vary depending on the learning context? Are there characteristic features of participation evident in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments? Six online learning environments were chosen as epitomes of formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts and compared. Transcripts of online discussions were analyzed and compared employing Transcript Analysis Tools for measures of density, intensity, and reciprocity of participation (Fahy, Crawford, & Ally, 2001, and mean reply depth (Wiley, n.d.. This paper provides an initial description and comparison of participation patterns in a formal, non-formal, and informal learning environment, and discusses the significance of differences observed. La participation des apprenants varie-t-elle en fonction du contexte d'apprentissage? Existe-t-il des caractéristiques de participation spécifiques aux environnements formels, non formels et informels d'apprentissage en ligne? Six environnements d'apprentissage en ligne ont été sélectionnés pour illustrer les contextes formels, non formels et informels d'apprentissage et ont été comparés. Les transcriptions des discussions en ligne ont été analysées et comparées à l’aide des Transcript Analysis Tools pour mesurer la densité, l'intensité et la réciprocité de la participation (Fahy, Crawford, et Ally, 2001, ainsi que la profondeur moyenne de réponse (John Wiley & Sons, nd. Cet article décrit et compare les modes de participation dans un environnement formel, non formel et informel d'apprentissage, et discute la portée des différences observées.

  13. Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques dans l'environnement. Première partie. Propriété, origines, devenir Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Environment. Part One. Properties, Origins, Fates

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    Bouchez M.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP sont des contaminants produits notamment dans les processus de combustion. Leur caractère ubiquiste et leur génotoxicité sont à l'origine d'une activité de recherche importante. Après avoir présenté les structures chimiques et les propriétés physico-chimiques et biologiques principales de ces composés, on résume les connaissances actuelles concernant leur présence dans l'environnement. Les critères géochimiques de leurs différentes origines pyrolytique, diagénétique ou pétrolière, sont exposés. On examine la contribution des différentes sources d'émission, le transport et la diffusion dans l'environnement de ces composés, ainsi que les modifications qu'ils subissent et leur sort ultime. La distribution qualitative et quantitative des HAP de combustion dans les sols d'environnements variés est présentée. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH are environmental contaminants produced in particular in combustion processes. As a consequence of their genotoxicity and ubiquity, they are the subject of an important research activity. After a presentation of the chemical structures and of the main physico-chemical and biological properties of these compounds, the current knowledge regarding their presence in the environment is summarized. The geochernical criteria of the different,origins, pyrolytic, diagenetic and petroleum of PAH are presented. The respective contributions of their various emission sources are discussed , as well as the transfer and diffusion in the environment, the modifications undergone and the ultimate fate of these compounds. The qualitative and quantitative distribution of combustion PAH in soils in different environmental situations is presented.

  14. Exploration and production environment. Preserving the future our responsibility; Exploration et production environnement. Preserver l'avenir: notre responsabilite

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    2004-07-01

    This document presents the Total Group commitments to manage natural resources in a rational way, to preserve biodiversity for future generations and protect the environment. It contains the health, safety, environment and quality charter of Total, the 12 exploration and production health, safety and environment rules and the exploration and production environmental policy. (A.L.B.)

  15. Quality of the environment follow up: what approach to build with local actors?; Qualite du suivi de l'environnement: quelle demarche construire avec les acteurs locaux?

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    2004-09-15

    The present report gives the principal conclusions of the inquiry about the environmental surveillance and the follow up of nuclear power plants whom objective was to define the commune actions propositions between the C.L.I., A.N.C.L.I. and I.R.S.N. (N.C.)

  16. The biological markers utilisation for the environmental quality control; Utilisation de biomarqueurs pour la surveillance de la qualite de l`environnement

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    Lagadic, L. [Institut National de Recherches Agronimique (INRA), 35 - Rennes (France); Caquet, T.; Ramade, F. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Laboratoire d`Ecologie et de Zoologie; Amiard, J.C. [Nantes Univ., 44 (France)

    1998-12-31

    The identification and the quantification of the pollutants in a matrix (water, soil, sediments), is sometime possible but anyway, without the possibility of forecast and evaluate the ecosystem and the human beings impact. That`s why other ways have been probed, the biological markers which regroup the parameters monitoring at a molecular biochemical cellular and physiological level. An critical analysis of the biological markers implementing, the definition of the biological markers operating conditions and some improvements of utilization strategy are presented. (A.L.B.) 1140 refs.

  17. Environnement et transports. Transport et pollution de l'air (ETTAP2009) . Environment and transport. Transport and air pollution. 3ème(17e)/3rd(17th), conférence, Toulouse, 2-4 juin 2009

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    Joumard, R.

    2009-01-01

    Ces actes de la 3eme conférence Environnement & Transports, incluant la 17eme conférence Transports et pollution de l'air, à Toulouse du 2 au 4 juin 2009 - ETTAP2009, regroupent les communications sur les thématiques suivantes : qualité de l'air et matière particulaire générée par les transports ; consommation d'énergie et émissions de gaz à effet de serre ; émissions et impacts des transports non-routiers ; évaluation et acceptabilité des politiques de transport ; exposition personnelle et ...

  18. Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques dans l'environnement. Deuxième partie : La dégradation par voie microbienne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Environment. Part Two: Microbial Degradation

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    Bouchez M.; Blanchet D.; Vandecasteele J. P.; Haeseler F.

    2006-01-01

    La microbiologie de la dégradation des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP) est un domaine de recherche en plein développement. C'est à la fois le devenir dans l'environnement de ces composés ubiquistes et génotoxiques et l'utilisation de procédés microbiologiques de dépollution des sols industriels contaminés par ces produits qui motivent cet intérêt. On présente ici une synthèse des connaissances actuelles dans ce domaine. Les organismes dégradeurs sont essentiellement les bactérie...

  19. Protection de l’environnement et développement touristique en station : du conflit à l’organisation des proximités

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    Emmanuelle Marcelpoil

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available L’optique de durabilité est aujourd’hui devenue une perspective incontournable pour les réflexions en termes de processus de développement. Une telle conception, alliant économie, environnement et social, s’avère particulièrement pertinente pour les stations de sport d’hiver. Ces dernières sont à la fois des objets socioéconomiques, mais également des supports de mesures de protection de l’environnement, conformément à l’idée de richesse écologique de la montagne. Toutefois, ces intérêts économiques et environnementaux s’avèrent divers et surtout délicats à mettre en compatibilité, et ce malgré un cadre réglementaire précis. Ainsi, la première partie s’attache à préciser les acteurs en présence, leurs logiques d’action et les conflits émergents. L’analyse de la difficile mise en compatibilité des intérêts mérite donc une lecture dynamique, qui est au cœur de la seconde partie. Nous revenons alors sur les processus de négociation autour de la préoccupation environnementale et leurs conséquences en termes de nature et d’intensité des proximités entre groupes d’acteurs. Tout l’enjeu pour le futur est maintenant de suivre ces nouvelles articulations de proximité et cerner si elles débouchent sur une véritable gouvernance environnementale dans les territoires à enjeux touristiques tels les stations.Points of view on sustaining the environment have now reached such a level that the process has become an unavoidable topic. The whole concept linking the economy, the environment and life in general, is now proving especially relevant to ski resorts. Such resorts whilst being the subject of socio-economic consideration are also catalysts for environmental protection, as befits the rich ecological interest to be found in the mountains. Nevertheless these economical and environmental interests are proving to be quite diverse and particularly sensitive in accounting terms, despite some

  20. Les diverses formes pour la compensation dans la protection juridique de l’environnement: un défi pour l’épistémologie juridique

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    Gabriela G B Lima

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La compensation est un outil d’adaptation entre différents intérêts. Par rapport à l’environnement, il existe une diversité de formes qui appliquent de façon différente l’une de l’autre, la technique de la compensation. Autrement dit, des situations juridiques différentes appliquent la compensation comme une façon de régler un enjeu: on peut la trouver dans la forme d’indemnisation, comme dans de cas de la Fonderie du Trail et la Commission de Compensation des Nations Unies; de réglementation d’un dommage futur, étant une compensation ex ante facto, comme dans le cas de la Convention de Ramsar; et par des voies juridiques qui incitent le comportement privé à travers l’usage de certains outils de marché, comme les Mécanismes de Dèveloppement Propre, ou dans le domaine du droit national, la compensation de la biodiversité française, la «mitigation banking» américaine, la «Servidão Ambiental» Brésilienne, et l’écocompensation chinoise, entre autres. Le défi épistémologique se présente dans la diversité de sources, ainsi que d’acteurs et de domaines d’action dans le cadre juridique environnemental, en y exigeant un élargissement de la vision du droit étatique. Il s’agit aussi d’intégrer une interprétation systémique pour le rapport entre les systèmes juridiques, écologiques et économiques concernés. Il est possible d’utiliser quelques outils comme le pluralisme juridique, la théorie des systèmes et l’analyse économique du droit de l’environnement. Les concepts de corégulation et autorégulation peuvent aussi aider dans cet élargissement. D’ailleurs, des limites sont nécessaires pour l’équilibre entre la mise en oeuvre des intérêts écologiques et économiques. Ces limites sont données par le droit, par l’interprétation systémique, par l’État et par un renforcement de la responsabilité des entités privées. L’analyse presente d’abord les caract

  1. Un modèle cognitif computationnel de représentation de la connaissance au sein des environnements virtuels d’apprentissage

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    Mehdi Najjar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Dans le cadre de la représentation des connaissances au sein des environnements virtuels d’apprentissage (EVA et du fait de la nature relationnelle et structurée de ces connaissances, leur exploitation nécessite de faire appel à des processus d’analyse capables de traiter et de manipuler un grand volume de données structurées. Dans ce sens, un modèle de représentation trouve sa pleine utilité pour la recherche et le traitement automatique d’information guidant le raisonnement, le diagnostic et la prédiction d’un système tuteur dont la tâche est de fournir des suggestions, des exemples et des explications bien adaptés à chaque apprenant. Nous présentons dans cet article un modèle pour représenter la connaissance du domaine et celle des usagers utilisant des EVA. Le modèle s’inspire des recherches en intelligence artificielle sur la modélisation computationnelle et des théories de la psychologie cognitive qui expliquent l’activité cognitive humaine en termes de sous-systèmes de la mémoire et de leurs processus. Ces sous-systèmes (implémentés dans un EVA, parce qu’ils sont similaires à ceux utilisés par l’apprenant, facilitent, d’une part, l’identification de la connaissance acquise correcte ou erronée, et suggèrent, d’autre part, la planification d’une séquence d’activités pédagogiques pour améliorer de manière significative le niveau cognitif de cet apprenant.

  2. Conception d'un système de veille : une approche par le concept d'environnement pertinent

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    Marcon, Christian

    2001-01-01

    International audience; The effectiveness of any business intelligence system is directly correlated to the degree of ownership of the information provided by the key decision makers in the organization. The quality of the interaction between the intelligence system and decision system is therefore crucial. This interaction strongly depends on the attention that policymakers attach to information they receive, so the concordance between this information and their interests. The approach prese...

  3. Costa Rica : du petit pays « démocratique, sain et pacifique », au leader de l’écotourisme et de la protection de l’environnement

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    Nathalie Raymond

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Le Costa Rica est devenu une référence incontournable sur le plan de l’écotourisme et de la conservation de l’environnement depuis une quinzaine d’années. Le pays est « célèbre pour son approche éclairée de la préservation de l’environnement ». Environ 27% de la superficie du pays est protégée et les parcs nationaux couvrent plus de 13% du territoire costaricien. A travers l’analyse des processus de développement du tourisme, l’exemple du Costa Rica démontre l’importance des facteurs politiques et du contrôle des images dans la mise en tourisme d’un lieu.Costa Rica has become an essential reference point in terms of ecotourism and conservation of the environment over the past fifteen years. The country became famous for its original policy to preserve the environment. Approximately 27% of the country's land is protected and national parks cover more than 13% of the Costa Rican territory. An analysis of the Costa Rican approaches to the development of tourism, provides an example of the importance of political factors and the control of “image” in the popular and public imagination.

  4. Énergie nucléaire. Mesure de la radioactivité dans l'environnement. Eau. Mesurage de l'indice de radioactivité bêta globale en équivalent strontium 90 et yttrium 90 dans l'eau peu chargée en sels.

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    1997-01-01

    Énergie nucléaire. Mesure de la radioactivité dans l'environnement. Eau. Mesurage de l'indice de radioactivité bêta globale en équivalent strontium 90 et yttrium 90 dans l'eau peu chargée en sels.

  5. LES OBLIGATIONS DES OPÉRATEURS DU DOMAINE DES TRANSPORTS QUANT À LA PROTECTION DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT

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    Ana CĂLIN

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The Institution of economical concepts concerning the environment began in the 3rd decade of the 20th century. All this time, there was an attempt to stop the aggressive factors that lead to natural degradation; there were taken into account the negligence of the managerial agents as regards the environment. It was thought that, in general, the man as an individual is marked by a diverse national conduct or by an absolutely unjustifiable negligence when is reported to the deterioration of nature. The work’s attempt is to bring into light the work of the European Agreement, which largely, consists of environmental restoration, production and use of energy in a lasting and efficient way from all points of view, the security of industrial plants, handling safely the chemical products, water quality, especially water crossing the borders, the reduction of waste, recycling and disposal in terms of security, the application of the Basel Convention, the environmental impact of agriculture, soil erosion and the chemical pollution, protection of forests, planning the use of soil in both country and city and the use of fiscal instruments. The basic idea of this article is the reference to a change for the better of the global climate.

  6. Report on the obligation to make a greenhouse gas emission assessment as foreseen in article 26 of the 'National Commitment for Environment' project bill; Rapport sur l'obligation d'elaboration d'un bilan d'emissions des gaz a effet de serre prevue par l'article 26 du Projet de loi portant - Engagement National pour l'Environnement -

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    2009-07-01

    After having recalled the measures defined in articles 23 and 26 of the 'National Commitment for the Environment' project bill after it has been voted by the French Senate, this report explains why companies, public institutions and local communities are asked to assess their greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to mobilise the main French actors on the emission reduction objectives, to decentralize the measures adopted in the 'Grenelle 1' bill, to define specific objectives for companies, public institutions and local communities. In its second part, the report proposes an overview of the current situation in terms of emission assessment (main international systems of reference, methods and tools, scopes). Recommendations are formulated to perform such an assessment

  7. Analyse de données en apprentissage d’une L2 en situation d’autonomie dans un environnement multimédia Analyse de données en apprentissage d’une L2 en situation d’autonomie dans un environnement multimédia

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    Lise Duquette

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Cet article propose un cadre méthodologique pour traiter de l’apprentissage et de l’évaluation en Enseignement des Langues Assisté par Ordinateur (ELAO dans le contexte de l’autonomie. En effet, en l’absence d’un paradigme qui fasse consensus, l’auteure propose une méthodologie d’analyse provenant de la résolution de problème en sciences cognitives et qui devrait être généralisable pour le traitement des données dans le contexte de l’autonomie en ELAO. Notre cadre d’analyse comprend trois stratégies générales correspondant aux connaissances préalables - régulation, mise en oeuvre, évaluation - qui permettent de distinguer les apprenant efficaces des non efficaces en situation d’autonomie puisqu’elles font appel aux connaissances antérieures. Ces stratégies générales sont croisées à six étapes de résolution de problème : lecture, analyse, exploration, planification, réalisation et vérification. L’auteure montre, à travers deux études empiriques qu’elle a menées, que le cadre de résolution de problème fonctionne bien et permet d’évaluer l’efficacité des apprenants en situation d’autonomie dans l’environnement de l’ELAO. Elle suggère que ce cadre de résolution de problème soit utilisé dans d’autres études sur l’apprentissage dans différents environnements informatiques afin de lui donner de la robustesse et une plus grande généralisation et ainsi, de permettre au domaine d’opter pour le paradigme cognitif qui deviendrait alors consensuel.This article suggests a methodological framework which can be used to study learning and evaluation in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL within the context of learner autonomy. Since there is at present no widely agreed upon paradigm in the field, the author suggests a methodology based on problem solving in the cognitive sciences and suggests that this methodology is generalizable to analyses of data in the context of self

  8. The Perennial Environment Observatory by A.N.D.R.A. (the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency); L'Observatoire Perenne de l'Environnement ANDRA

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    Leclerc, E. [Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Dechets Radioactifs, Observation et surveillance de l' environnement, Direction scientifique - ANDRA, 92 - Chatenay Malabry (France)

    2010-06-15

    The Perennial Environment Observatory [Observatoire Perenne de l'Environnement - OPE] is a unique approach and infrastructure developed and implemented by ANDRA, the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency, as part of its overall project of deep geological disposal for radioactive waste. Its current mission is to assess the initial state of the rural (forest, pasture, open-field and aquatic) environment, prior to repository construction. This will be followed in 2017 (pending construction authorizations) and for a period exceeding a century, by monitoring of any impact the repository may have on the environment. In addition to serving its own industrial purpose of environmental monitoring, ANDRA also opens the OPE approach, infrastructure and acquired knowledge (database...) to the scientific community to support further research on long term evolution of the environment subjected to natural and anthropogenic stresses, and to contribute to a better understanding of the interaction between the various compartments of the environment. (author)

  9. Guide de l’environnement et de la qualité de l’habitat - édition 2004-2005, Paris, La documentation française, Collection  « droits et démarches », 2004, 160 p.

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    Amélie Morel

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Cet ouvrage est conçu sous la forme d’un guide pratique proposant, par thématiques retenues autour de l’environnement et de la qualité de l’habitat, une information juridique et administrative, des questions/réponses, ainsi que des adresses utiles et des sites Internet à parcourir. Le Guide de l’environnement et de la qualité de l’habitat s’inscrit dans la collection « droits et démarches » de la documentation française. Il se découpe en deux parties. La première présente la protection de l’e...

  10. Methanization takes countryside by storm; La methanisation a l'assaut des campagnes

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    Du Guerny, St.

    2011-09-15

    A new plant is operating in Brittany: it transforms cattle effluents and slaughterhouse wastes into electric power through natural fermentation. Thus, every year, 75.000 tons of organic wastes will produce methane and 1.5 MW. Other projects exist in the same region. One faced the opposition of the population. Therefore, the idea is now to develop smaller projects. France is very late compared to Germany and the Netherlands. The Grenelle de l'Environnement seems to have boosted these projects, notably due to the increase of the electricity purchase price proposed by EDF. Another issue is discussed: the development of this industrial sector in France

  11. Produire plus de bois tout en préservant mieux la biodiversité, apports de l’étude « Biomasse et biodiversité forestières » Produce more wood while better preserving biodiversity Contribution of the Forest biomass and biodiversity study

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    Guy Landmann, Frédéric Gosselin et Marion Gosselin

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Peut-on produire plus de bois en préservant mieux la biodiversité des forêts? C'est une question à forts enjeux face aux problématiques liées à l'énergie. L'étude présentée ici laisse apparaître les limites de cette politique issue du Grenelle de l'Environnement et les points d'amélioration à envisager.

  12. Communication, information, formation: quels impacts sur les comportements de mobilité ? Entre conscience environnementale et pratiques innovantes

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    Rocci, A

    2008-01-01

    Les enjeux environnementaux sont aujourd'hui une priorité des politiques publiques, et une prise de conscience générale s'observe (Grenelle de l'Environnement). Pourtant, les usagers ont encore du mal à modifier leurs pratiques quotidiennes en phase avec un développement durable. Cela suppose de changer ses habitudes et de s'adapter à de nouveaux objets et services, mais aussi à de nouvelles normes, de nouvelles façons de se comporter, voire de penser. Cette recherche, financée par la DGITM d...

  13. Potential interest areas for the development of geothermal energy in La Reunion Island

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    Dezayes, Chrystel; BALTASSAT, Jean-Michel; Famin, Vincent; Bès de Berc, Séverine

    2016-01-01

    International audience; La Réunion Island was always considered as a high interest for the geothermal exploitation and several exploration surveys were performed since the 70's. However, at the present day, no geothermal exploitation has been built. Nevertheless, the French environmental law, Grenelle de l'Environnement, has set ambitious goals for the French overseas territories and La Réunion must be self-powered by 2030. In this framework, BRGM and the Geoscience Laboratory of La Réunion U...

  14. Les enjeux de la création d’un environnement d’apprentissage électronique axé sur la compréhension orale à l’aide du système auteur IDIOMA-TIC

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    Armand Héroguel

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available À travers le projet européen Lingu@tic nous nous proposons de créer un environnement d’apprentissage électronique qui favorise l’acquisition de la langue du voisin (le français pour les Flamands, le néerlandais pour les Français. Axé sur la compréhension orale, l’environnement est construit autour de fragments authentiques fournis par trois chaînes de télévision régionales. Cette communication fournit une présentation du système auteur IDIOMA-TIC à base duquel l’environnement sera créé et qui présente un certain nombre de spécificités qui facilitent largement la réalisation des options pédagogiques et technologiques qui sous-tendent le projet Lingu@tic. Parmi les principaux atouts d’IDIOMA-TIC, l’on peut citer notamment la présence d’activités semi-ouvertes, le système de feedback intelligent et le traçage et la journalisation avancés.

  15. Migration-Velocity Analysis for Ti and Orthorhombic Background Media Analyse de vitesse par migration dans les cas de milieux environnantsTI et orthorhombiques

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    Ikelle L. T.

    2006-12-01

    migration instead of using directly. Il est essentiel de connaître le modèle de vitesse du milieu environnant pour effectuer la description précise du réservoir que l'on veut obtenir par imagerie et par inversion. Les méthodes conventionnelles permettant de reconstituer le modèle de vitesse de fond, telles que les méthodes de vitesse migratoire, supposent souvent une sous-surface isotrope et peuvent donner des descriptions de réservoirs manquant de précisions lorsque la sous-surface contient des formations de roches anisotropes. Nous généralisons ici le concept de vitesse migratoire en permettant à la vitesse de fond d'être transversalement isotrope (TI par rapport à l'axe vertical ou orthorhombique. Cette méthode consiste à scanner différents modèles de vitesse anisotropes à l'aide d'une migration à décalage de phases et de sélectionner des paramètres anisotropes sur la base des variations d'amplitude des résultats migrés (analyse par focalisation. Sachant que le modèle de vitesse de fond anisotrope est généralement décrit par plusieurs coefficients d'élasticité, il importe d'adopter une procédure de scannage efficace. Nous avons choisi de travailler sur des sections azimutales communes. Pour une section azimutale commune donnée, nous avons effectué une analyse continue de deux paramètres : la vitesse normale de déplacement et le paramètre anisotrope connu sous le nom d'anellipticité. Ces deux balayages nous permettent de reconstituer un modèle de vitesse azimutalement isotrope. L'opération est ensuite répétée pour différentes sections azimutales communes ; chacune d'entre elles donne un nouveau modèle de vitesse azimutalement isotrope si le support est azimutalement anisotrope. Le nombre de sections azimutales communes, et par conséquent le nombre de modèles de vitesse azimutalement isotropes nécessaires pour reconstituer un modèle de vitesse azimutalement anisotrope, dépend du type de symétries. Par exemple, il faut

  16. Substances toxiques persistantes (PTS dans les corps gras : État des lieux d’après le rapport du programme des Nations-Unies pour l’environnement (PNUE

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    Full Text Available Depuis plus de trente ans, une attention croissante a été portée sur les risques pour la santé humaine posés par la contamination de l’environnement par les substances toxiques persistantes (PTS. Ces composés persistent pendant de longues périodes dans les compartiments abiotiques et biotiques, sont transportés sur de longues distances depuis leurs points sources et s’accumulent chez l’homme et les organismes via les chaînes alimentaires. En 1997, le PNUE propose une liste initiale de 12 substances appelées polluants organiques persistants (POPs : aldrine, endrine, dieldrine, chordane, DDT, heptachlore, toxaphène, mirex, hexachlorobenzène, PCBs, dioxines (PCDDs, furanes (PCDFs. En 2001, de nouveaux composés sont ajoutés sur la liste des PTS en fonction de leurs caractéristiques comme la liposolubilité, leur résistance à la dégradation, leur forte toxicité ou la constance des apports : hexachlorohexane, PAHs, endosulfan, pentachlorophénol, formes organiques des métaux lourds : mercure, étain et plomb, phtalates, PBDEs\\\\PBBs, chlordécone, alkyl phénols, atrazine. Les sources de PTS sont diverses : (1 Utilisation de produits chimiques industriels comme les pesticides ou les emballages, (2 Réservoirs historiques déjà présents dans l’environnement essentiellement dans les sols et les sédiments ou sous forme de stocks périmés, (3 Sous-produits de process, en particulier comme contaminants indésirables de procédés industriels et de combustion. La France a été associée au rapport de la région IV méditerranéenne. Les niveaux dans les compartiments de l’environnement sont rapportés et l’exposition de l’homme via l’alimentation (vecteur essentiel est estimée en fonction des données collectées. Une évaluation des risques associés a été faite quand les données étaient suffisantes (PAHs, PCBs, PCDD\\\\F, Me Hg. Les lipides apparaissent comme vecteurs majeurs des PTS à travers la cha

  17. Étude préliminaire des pratiques de navigation dans un environnement d’apprentissage informatique et mesure de leur efficacité pédagogique

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Inscrite dans une expérience plus vaste centrée sur l’à-propos d’introduire des objets d’apprentissage dans la formation en statistique des étudiants de premier cycle, cette recherche vise plus précisément à étudier l’usage effectif des ressources accessibles dans un environnement informatisé d’apprentissage. L’analyse met en jeu le registre des logs fournis par la plateforme Moodle. Les résultats montrent que l’analyse de la navigation recèle une information à portée pédagogique intéressante, relative à la définition de stratégies d’apprentissage en ligne et à la mesure de l’efficacité pédagogique de ces dernières. Il semble exister, en effet, une relation entre l’intensité d’utilisation des ressources en ligne et la note obtenue à la fin de la formation.

  18. Étude de la réponse en courant de détecteurs silicium opérés en environnement de très hautes radiations

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    Roy, Patrick

    Ce travail se situe dans le cadre de l'expérience ATLAS auprès du Grand Collisionneur Hadronique (LHC) qui sera construit au CERN. Il consiste en l'étude de la réponse en courant de détecteurs au silicium de grande surface, irradiés par des neutrons ou des protons de façon à reproduire l'environnement de hautes radiations auquel le détecteur ATLAS devra faire face. A l'aide d'une modélisation du transport des charges produites par le passage de particules alpha ou bêta dans un détecteur au silicium et d'un ensemble de données expérimentales, il est possible d'obtenir certaines caractéristiques électriques importantes des détecteurs. Ces caractéristiques sont: la concentration effective de dopants (ce qui détermine la tension de désertion d'un semi-conducteur), le piégeage des porteurs de charge (donnant l'efficacité de la collection des charges), et les mobilités des électrons et des trous (influençant le temps nécessaire à la collection des charges). En connaissant l'évolution de...

  19. Conflits armés et Environnement : Cadre, modalités, méthodes et rôle de l’Évaluation Environnementale

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Les conflits armés sont source de catastrophes majeures pour l’environnement. Dans les années 60, la défoliation de la jungle vietnamienne par l’armée américaine a interpellé la conscience collective sur la protection de l’environnement en situation de conflit armé (Pearce, 2000. La guerre du Golfe de 1990-1991, avec l’utilisation des armes à l’uranium appauvri et l’incendie des puits de pétrole a fait de la protection de l’environnement lors des conflits armés une préoccupation internationale. Des dispositions juridiques et réglementaires du droit international interdisent et limitent les actions néfastes sur l’environnement en temps de guerre. Au nombre de ces dispositions, il y a la Convention ENMOD de 1976, le Protocole I de Genève de 1977 et les Directives de la Croix-Rouge pour la formation des forces armées (1996. La difficulté de mise en œuvre de ces instruments est l’une des causes principales de l’exacerbation et de la persistance des impacts environnementaux des conflits armés. Un bref aperçu des travaux effectués dans ce domaine montre que cette question est jusque-là abordée sous un angle purement théorique, empirique et descriptif (causes, manifestations et typologies des conflits. Et, contrairement aux autres domaines de connaissances (scientifiques, économistes, juristes, universitaires, les spécialistes de l’évaluation environnementale se sont à ce jour peu intéressés à cette question.L’analyse des impacts environnementaux permet de dresser une typologie axée sur les trois grandes phases de déroulement des conflits armés: pré-conflit, syn-conflit et post-conflit. S’y ajoutent les impacts « collatéraux » qui se poursuivent même pendant la phase post-conflit.L’article analyse l’applicabilité de la procédure d’Evaluation Environnementale (EE et d’Evaluation Environnementale Stratégique (EES en distinguant les différentes phases des conflits armés et en

  20. L'impact de la stratégie environnementale, des pressions perçues des " stakeholders " environnementaux et de l'incertitude perçue de l'environnement écologique sur un système de contrôle de gestion environnemental formel

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    International audience; Dans ce papier, nous présentons les résultats d'une étude empirique qui examine l'impact de la stratégie environnementale, des pressions perçues des " stakeholders " environnementaux et de l'incertitude perçue de l'environnement écologique sur le développement et la mise en place d'un système de contrôle de gestion environnemental formel.

  1. NAFTA, CAFTA and the Environment: The Role of Institutions TLCAN, CAFTA y el medio ambiente: el papel de las instituciones L’ALENA, l’ALEAC et l’environnement : le rôle des institutions

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    Sherrie Baver

    2011-09-01

    del CAFTA-DR o Chile.Après avoir fait la part des différents arguments en présence concernant les liens entre commerce et environnement, je soutiens que l’un des aspects positifs, quoique sous-estimé, de l’ALENA (créée en 1994 et d’autres accords commerciaux récents – bi- ou multilatéraux – entre les Etats-Unis et certains pays en voie de développement, est la création de mécanismes spécifiques visant à promouvoir la gouvernance environnementale et démocratique, ainsi que la protection de l’environnement. Bien que ces institutions formelles n’aient pas fait preuve, à ce jour, d’une grande autonomie ni d’une considérable efficacité, elles fournissent néanmoins aux groupes et réseaux domestiques et transnationaux de la société civile l’un des divers moyens d’affermir le rôle du citoyen dans la participation aux prises de décision environnementales, et ce à de multiples niveaux de la gouvernance. Elles peuvent également promouvoir un comportement d’entreprise positif dans les économies moins développées. Bien que les principales études de cas soient dévolues au Mexique et à l’ALENA, ces analyses peuvent également s’appliquer à d’autres pays d’Amérique Latine, comme ceux de l’ALEAC-RD et le Chili.

  2. The environment overlooked? L’environnement est-il négligé? Le rôle des préoccupations environnementales dans les discours sur l’alimentation bio

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    Jesper Lassen

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article étudie la façon dont les gens ordinaires parlent de la nourriture et en particulier dans quelle mesure, et comment, ces discussions incluent des arguments sur l’environnement et les produits bios. Contrairement à de nombreuses études qui démontrent la préoccupation du public concernant les aliments et leur production, l’étude rapportée ici montre que, dans un cadre exploratoire où des danois étaient invités à discuter d’alimentation et de production alimentaire, les arguments environnementaux jouent un rôle insignifiant. Ceci peut être expliqué d’une part par l’émergence d’un nouveau discours sociétal qui minimise l’importance des problèmes environnementaux et, d’autre part, comme l’effet d’une tendance actuelle où les individus sont de plus en plus préoccupés par leur bien-être personnel.This paper addresses the way ordinary people talk about the food they eat and in particular to what extent, and how, such discussions include arguments about the environment and organic products. In contrast with the numerous studies demonstrating public concern over food and food production, the study reported here shows that in an exploratory set-up, where Danes were invited to discuss food and food production, environmental arguments played an insignificant role. This can be explained in part by the emergence of a new societal discourse that downsizes the importance of environmental problems, and in part as an effect of an ongoing trend in which individuals increasingly are concerned about their personal well-being.

  3. Introduction de processus de conception pour la modélisation interactive de modèles physiques particulaires 3D complexes dans l'environnement MIMESIS

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    2010-01-01

    The physically-based model of mass-interactions for visual motion synthesis or interactive animated virtual scenes, and in particular the CORDIS-ANIMA formalism, is appreciated today for the quality and the great diversity of phenomena it can produce. However, this richness cannot be exploited in all its complexity without a conception tool that puts it in the center of the creation process, and therefore opens widely its potentialities while maintaining its principles. For this, the modelisa...

  4. Saving energy in China; Perspectives de la Chine: efficacite energetique, emissions de gaz a effet de serre et environnement. La filiere charbonniere et l'habitat

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    Bourrelier, P.H.

    2002-10-01

    Will China's impressive prospects for growth steeply increase emissions of greenhouse gases? Unfortunately, yes, given that its major source of energy is coal. An assessment of happenings in the field and the results of an underway program supported by the French World Environment Fund (FFEM) show, however, that China has a wider range of possibilities than developed countries. Since the beginning of the nineties Chinese authorities have been leading a program in order to tackle the chronic problems that originate in an obsolete coal industry: massive deficit of public mine utilities, congested rail transport, high level of pollution in urban areas, dramatic environmental impacts in rural zones, energy resources wasting and accidents. The main measure was to create a coal market promoting quality standards. This measure has led to the closure of thousands of small mine companies that were unable to modernize. The result was also a dramatic drop in the coal consumption: from more than 1 milliard tons a year to less than 800 million tons, this reduction had no impact on the gross national product that has continued increasing at a good pace. Another problem concerning energy consumption is the low quality of accommodation in terms of energy conservation. FFEM has launched a cooperation program between western experts and Chinese property developers, the aim is to cut by half heating bills in new housing with an extra building cost of only 10%. (A.C.)

  5. Algeria facing the challenges of Europe natural gas supply and the respect of the environment.; L'Algerie face aux defis de l'approvisionnement de l'Europe en gaz naturel et le respect de l'environnement

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    Ali, Nadia Nait

    2010-09-15

    Taking into account the expectations, for the next decades, of a strong increase in the demand for gas in Europe, Algeria has committed to large structuring projects, adding to the two gas pipeline linking Algeria to Spain via Morocco and Algeria to Italy via Tunisia. Two more undertakings are added linking Algeria directly to two European partners. Sonatrach will play an important role in global environment protection, natural gas being less polluting than oil and coal and emitting less co2. Substitution of coal by natural gas will generate socio economical advantages and will preserve the environment. [French] Compte tenu des attentes, pour les decennies prochaines, d'une forte croissance de la demande de gaz en Europe, l'Algerie s'est engagee dans de grands projet structurants s'ajoutant aux deux gazoducs reliant l'Algerie a l'Espagne via le Maroc et l'Algerie a l'Italie via la Tunisie, viennent s'ajouter deux autres ouvrages reliant directement l'Algerie a deux partenaires europeens. Sonatrach Jouera un role important dans la protection de l'environnement a l'echelle mondiale, le gaz naturel est moins polluants que le petrole, le charbon et emet moins de co2. La substitution du charbon par le gaz naturel generera des avantages socio-economiques, preservation de l'environnement.

  6. Stratégie sur l’alimentation et la nutrition de l’Ontario : établissement d'indicateurs de l’accès aux aliments et de l’alphabétisme alimentaire pour un premier suivi de l’environnement alimentaire

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction : Une approche intergouvernementale multilatérale globale en matière d’élaboration de politiques est essentielle pour permettre aux Canadiens et aux Canadiennes de faire face aux défis que pose leur environnement alimentaire. Des indicateurs de l’environnement alimentaire sont nécessaires pour évaluer l’état et l’évolution de la population. La Stratégie sur l’alimentation et la nutrition de l’Ontario (SANO, qui regroupe les secteurs de l’alimentation, de l’agriculture et de la nutrition, vise à améliorer la santé de la population ontarienne par des interventions favorisant des systèmes et des environnements alimentaires sains. Cet article décrit le processus d’établissement d'indicateurs pour 11 secteurs d’intervention de la SANO dans deux orientations stratégiques : l’accès à des aliments sains et l’alphabétisme et les compétences alimentaires. Méthodologie : Le groupe consultatif sur les indicateurs de la SANO a suivi un processus en cinq étapes pour choisir les indicateurs : 1 choix des indicateurs potentiels dans les sources de données provinciales et nationales, 2 catégorisation des indicateurs par orientation stratégique, par secteur d’intervention et par type de données, 3 établissement, essai pilote et finalisation des critères de sélection, 4 application des critères finaux pour améliorer la liste des indicateurs et 5 établissement des indicateurs prioritaires après cette application finale des critères de sélection. Résultats : Soixante-neuf indicateurs potentiels ont été recensés au départ, mais un grand nombre d’entre eux offraient des mesures individuelles et non collectives. Après l’application finale des critères de sélection, ont été jugés prioritaires un indicateur individuel et six indicateurs collectifs associés à cinq secteurs d’intervention, aucun indicateur n’étant disponible pour les six autres secteurs d

  7. Monitoring radioactivity in the environment: context, objectives, challenges and prospects; La surveillance de la radioactivite de l'environnement: cadre, objectifs, enjeux et perspectives

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    Collet, J.; Jaunet, P. [Autorite de Surete Nucleaire, Dir. de l' Environnement et des Situations d' Urgence 75 - Paris (France)

    2010-06-15

    The aims of environmental radioactivity monitoring are multiples: protection of human health and environment, knowledge of the radiological status of the environment, early detection of radiological events, public information. This monitoring is ensured by several stakeholders (licensees, IRSN, ASN, state and local authorities, associations...) and in all environment compartments (air, water, soil, fauna and flora...). Within a European regulatory context, the Nuclear Transparency and Security Act 2006-686 of 13 June 2006 (TSN Act) reinforces the importance attached to consideration of safety, radiation protection and the environment. Other developments in the scope of environmental radioactivity must be noted: new stakeholders, lower background radiation, deployment of the French National Network of Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring (RNM), evolution of the ICPR thoughts to take better account of environmental protection, post-accident management doctrine, new concerns about environmental behaviour of some radionuclides. In order to maintain a quality policy in the field of environmental radioactivity measurements and to ensure the transparency of information, ASN will make sure that the strategy of environmental radioactivity monitoring will take into account these concerns. (author)

  8. Relation entre l’environnement politique et économique et la production architecturale dans la ville de Dubrovnik aux XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Durant les debuts dé la période moderne, Dubrovnik (Ragusa en latine, une ville entre l'Orient et l'Occident, fonda sa richesse sur le commerce. Malgré sa position géographique favorable, la ville se situe dans une zone sismique complexe. Le grand séisme qui ravagea Raguse en 1667 tua environ 2000 de ses habitants et détruisit un grand nombre de bâtiments. Cet article porte sur les relations entre la production artistique et l’environnement économique dans la ville de Dubrovnik après le grand séisme qui fournit l’occasion de procéder à une rénovation architecturale de grand envergure. Jusqu'à présent, la vaste bibliographie pourtant sur ce sujet n’a pas encore mis l'accent sur ce rapport. La question se pose de savoir combien et comment furent payés les architectes qu’y vénèrent à l’instigation d'ambassadeurs et d'agents commerciaux ragusain. En outre l’article cherche à éclairer la situation économique de Dubrovnik à partir du milieu du 17ème jusqu'au début du 18ème siècle.   During the Early Modern period, Dubrovnik (Latin Ragusa managed to benefit from its geographical position between the East and the West, making trade the base of its wealth.  Unfortunately, the city was also in the zone subject to seismic activity, and the strong earthquake that struck the city in 1667 killed around 2000 people and physically damaged most of its architecture. Therefore, this article discusses the relationship between artistic production and the economic environment in the city of Dubrovnik after 1667. The consequences of the so called “Great Earthquake” have been partially investigated in terms of importation of architectural projects and architects, but there is no scholarly work on the economy of rebuilding of the city on the periphery of catholic Europe. The article includes a list of repaired and rebuilt architecture as well as information about the payments for it and the general economic situation in

  9. Education relative a l'environnement (ERE): Une etude des representations sociales et des pratiques educatives d'enseignants de science et technologie du secondaire en contexte de formation continue

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    Collard-Fortin, Ugo

    Le developpement des sciences/technologie a tres clairement contribue a ce que ce dernier domaine de savoirs jouisse d'une place de choix au sein de notre societe. Au-dela des progres de notre civilisation inherents a ce dernier developpement, cette croissance amena avec elle un lot d'ineluctables dommages collateraux, contribuant en corollaire a l'emergence de diverses problematiques environnementales inquietantes pour lesquelles les valeurs ainsi que le mode de fonctionnement de la societe occidentale contemporaine sont largement tributaires. C'est entre autres en reponse a cet etat de fait que la recente vague de reforme de l'Education conduisit a l'integration, dans les curricula de sciences/technologie, de contenus relavant d'education relative a l'environnement (ERE). Face au changement, les enseignants de sciences ont du s'approprier ce nouveau programme afm de l'enseigner a leurs eleves. Toutefois, l'analyse de la situation montre que les prescriptions du programme en matiere d'ERE ne se sont pas toujours traduites en de reelles actions dans la pratique. Le contexte de notre etude s'est interesse aux pratiques educatives de l'ERE ainsi qu'a la representation sociale qui en decoule. Notre recherche aborde plus specifiquement la problematique de la modification de ces derniers objets chez les enseignants de sciences et technologie du deuxieme cycle du secondaire. Pour y arriver, nous avons propose a un groupe de trois praticiens de participer a une activite, en communaute de pratique, de formation continue orientee autour de thematiques ERE. Cette recherche developpement, s'inscrivant dans un paradigme qualitatif/interpretatif, s'est appuyee sur une cueillette de donnees effectuee a partir d'entrevues semi-dirigees, d'observations en situation et d'un groupe de discussion, au debut et a la fm de la formation continue. Les donnees brutes ont ete soumises a une demarche d'analyse inductive et ont genere diverses categories etayant nos objets de recherche

  10. Caractéristiques de l’environnement bâti du quartier associées à différents types d’activité physique chez les adultes canadiens

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    Gavin R. McCormack

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction : L'étude tente d'estimer les associations entre les caractéristiques du milieu bâti d'un quartier et la marche comme moyen de transport (MT, la marche récréative (MR, l'activité physique à intensité modérée (APM et l'activité physique à intensité élevée (APE chez les adultes, indépendamment des caractéristiques sociodémographiques et de l'autosélection du lieu de résidence (les raisons liées à l'activité physique associées au choix d'un quartier par quelqu'un. Méthodologie : En 2007 et 2008, 4 423 adultes de Calgary ont répondu à des entrevues au téléphone fixe portant sur l'activité physique, leurs caractéristiques sociodémographiques et les raisons de l'autosélection de leur résidence. À l'aide de données spatiales, nous avons estimé la densité de population, la proportion d'espaces verts, la longueur des sentiers et des pistes cyclables, la densité commerciale, la densité des arrêts d'autobus, la densité des arbres gérés par la ville, la longueur de trottoir, les divers types de parcs et l'offre de destinations récréatives dans un rayon de 1,6 km en fonction du code postal résidentiel géolocalisé des participants. Des modèles linéaires généralisés ont été utilisés pour estimer les associations entre les caractéristiques de l'environnement bâti du quartier et la participation à des activités physiques hebdomadaires dans le quartier (10 minutes/semaine ou plus, rapports de cotes [RC] et, parmi les personnes ayant déclaré une participation, la durée de l'activité (coefficients bêta [B] non normalisés. Résultats : L'échantillon comprenait davantage de femmes (59,7 % que d'hommes (40,3 % et l'âge moyen (écart-type était de 47,1 ans (15,6 ans. L'utilisation de la MT était associée à la densité des intersections (RC = 1,11; IC à 95% : 1,03 à 1,20 et des commerces (RC = 1,52; 129 à 1,78 et à la longueur des trottoirs (RC = 1,19; 1,09 à 1,29 alors que le

  11. Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques dans l'environnement. Deuxième partie : La dégradation par voie microbienne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Environment. Part Two: Microbial Degradation

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    Bouchez M.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available La microbiologie de la dégradation des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP est un domaine de recherche en plein développement. C'est à la fois le devenir dans l'environnement de ces composés ubiquistes et génotoxiques et l'utilisation de procédés microbiologiques de dépollution des sols industriels contaminés par ces produits qui motivent cet intérêt. On présente ici une synthèse des connaissances actuelles dans ce domaine. Les organismes dégradeurs sont essentiellement les bactéries et les champignons. Le processus de dégradation, aérobie, est initié par des oxygénases. Les bactéries utilisent les HAP de deux à quatre cycles comme substrats de croissance, ce qui conduit à leur minéralisation. Les champignons, lignolytiques et non lignolytiques, attaquent les HAP par cométabolisme, ce que font également les bactéries. L'ensemble des micro-organismes dégradant les HAP, et les voies métaboliques impliquées, sont présentés. Le mode d'accession des micro-organismes à leurs substrats très peu solubles est un point important. Les études menées avec les bactéries ont montré l'existence de deux mécanismes, le transfert par solubilisation dans la phase aqueuse et l'accession interfaciale directe. Un autre aspect présenté est le devenir des HAP, en termes de bilans carbone, lors de la dégradation bactérienne de HAP individuels et de mélanges de HAP. Des taux de minéralisation élevés peuvent être obtenus. Dans le cas des mélanges, ces taux élevés impliquent la mise en oeuvre de microflores complexes où le cométabolisme joue un rôle important. Les progrès accomplis ces dernières années conduisent à ne plus considérer les HAP comme des composés intrinsèquement récalcitrants à la biodégradation. Dans l'environnement, un facteur important limitant la dégradation des HAP est leur accessibilité aux micro-organismes. The microbiology of the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

  12. Contribution des isotopes de l’environnement pour la comprehension du fonctionnement de l’aquifere mio-plioquaternaire du Haouz de Marrakech (Maroc

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    Abourida, A.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The study area «Haouz plain» is Located at the center of Morocco, it extend on a surface of 2800 km2, limited by the Jbilet hills in the North, the High-Atlas range in the South, R' dat wadi in the East and the Essaouira-Chichaoua plateau in the West. The area climate is semi-arid, characterized by low precipitations varying between 160 mm/year and 250mm/year and important variation in temperature between the winter and the summer with respectively 5°C and 45°C. Its hydrographic network is represented by the Tensift system which receives all the affluents of central and Westem Haouz. These affluents are characterized by weak flows with important seasonal variations. The Haouz plain is a sedimentary basin, being along the northern edge of the high atlas, it presents a geologic succession going from the primary to the recent Quaternary. The mio-plioquatemary formations, stemming from the dismantling of the atlasic chain, refuge an important and generalized water table on al1 the plain. This water table shows very variable hydrodynarnic characteristics, reflecting the complexity of the deep structures of the plain, 1986 and also the lithological variability of the mio-plioquatemary formations. The Haouz plain includes also the deep resemoirs of the Jurassic, Cretaceous and Eocene which finish some meters at the north of the Atlas, thus having a very limited extension and thereafter a low productivity. Five representative samples of water taken on the haouz water table were analyzed by the ABHT, the projection of these contents on the potability diagram enabled us to show that water of the water table generally has a good quality to passable. In the east quality becomes poor related to the existence of a zone arranged for agriculture (piezometer 1903/44. The nastiest potability is obsemed on the piezometer 3828/44 located at north of Marrakech at elazouzia zone of spreading of wom water of this city. The representation of the percentages of

  13. Managing Quality

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    Kelemen, Mihaela L

    2002-01-01

    Managing Quality provides a comprehensive review and critical analysis of quality management discourses and techniques by drawing on a number of management disciplines such as operations management, HRM, organizational behaviour, strategy, marketing and organization theory. The book: - introduces readers to key concepts and issues in quality management - provides an overview of both managerial and critical perspectives on quality management - presents the 'wisdom' of quality management gurus - documents the way quality is pursued in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations - comp

  14. Legenda geral do mapa ambiental de Londrina: ensaio metodológico de cartografia légende générale de la carte de l’environnement deLondrina : essai méthodologique de cartographie

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    Nathália Prado Rosolém

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio metodológico faz parte de uma pesquisa que tem como foco realizar uma reflexão sobre a metodologia cartográfica de André Journaux (1984 para a cartografia ambiental a partir da análise de trabalhos realizados e orientados por esse pesquisador e um estudo de sua legenda específica. A primeira fase, apresentada neste artigo, caracteriza-se pela proposta de legenda que será utilizada para representar a dinâmica ambiental da cidade de Londrina.Cet essai méthodologique fait partie d’une recherche qui vise à une réflexion sur la méthodologie cartographique d’André Journaux (1984 concernant la cartographie de l’environnement, et à partir de travaux réalisés et orientés par ce chercheur ainsi que  l’étude de sa légende spécifique. La première phase, présentée dans cet article est caractérisée par la proposition de la légende utilisée pour représenter la dynamique de l’environnement de la ville de Londrina.This methodological essay is part of a research that focus on achieving a reflection on the methodology cartographic of André Journaux (1984 for environmental cartography, from the analysis of work performed and directed by this researcher and the study of it’s specific legend. The first phase, presented in this article characterized by the legend proposal that will be used to represent the environmental dynamics of Londrina.

  15. Evaluation de l'effet de l'environnement et de l'alimentation sur l'apparition d'anomalies de développement chez l'alevin de bar (Dicentrarchus labrax

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    MENU B.

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Une ponte naturelle de bar, obtenue dans les installations expérimentales de Palavas, est mise en élevage dans ce même laboratoire et dans celui de Brest, après un transport fictif ou réel. Les protocoles spécifiques de chacun des deux laboratoires sont utilisés sans changer le contexte d'élevage particulier de chacun des deux sites : mise à jeun à l'obscurité jusqu'à 160 degrés jours et première alimentation sur Artemia à Palavas en bacs de 500 litres et, première alimentation à 75 degrés jours sur rotifères à Brest en bacs de 250 litres et de 35 litres. Dans les conditions d'environnement comparables (bacs de 250 litres à Brest une période de jeûne est également testée, de 75 à 160 degrés jours, soit en obscurité sans aération, soit sous éclairage continu avec aération. Les malformations des vertèbres, des maxillaires, des opercules (courts et soulevés, la non-inflation de la vessie natatoire et la présence de calculs urinaires sont relevées à 3 mois sur tous les lots. Plusieurs malformations apparaissent inféodées à un site ou un traitement particulier : cristaux urinaires à Palavas, vessies natatoires non fonctionnelles à Brest, maxillaires anormaux en bac de 35 litres. Les opercules soulevés sont observés dans deux installations utilisant des méthodologies différentes mais sont négligeables dans la ligne d'élevage où les tests méthodologiques ont été effectués. Les taux de survie sont significativement influencés par les traitements. La répartition des fréquences des lordoses entre les sites ou les différents traitements peut s'interpréter comme une conséquence de mortalités sélectives. L'association entre les lordoses et les vessies natatoires non fonctionnelles, déjà connue chez le bar, est observée. L'étude des fréquences croisées des malformations montre également que les opercules courts sont 10 fois plus fréquents chez les individus dont les vessies natatoires ne sont

  16. Landscape and Environmental Education in Brazil Paysage et Éducation à l’Environnement en Brésil Paisaje y educación medioambiental en Brasil

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    Diogo Jorge da Silva Oliveira

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This work is the result of the "Landscape Observation" Environmental Education project carried out with students from Brazilian Basic Education.  Part of this project was an urban study aimed at analyzing landscape alterations through visits to two strategic points in the city of Itabira: the "Pico do Amor" and the "Morro da Pousada". At these points it is possible to observe numerous details of the consequences of mineral exploration in the areas surrounding the city. By placing an emphasis on the critical gaze as a means for students to interpret the current situation, this work discusses the environmental relationships that individuals have with nature.Ce travail vise à s'imposer comme le résultat du projet d’Éducation à l’Environnement appelé “Observatório de Paisagem”, réalisé auprès des  élèves du "Ensino Fundamental" brésilien (Premier Cycle de l’Enseignement Secondaire français. À cette fin, une étude urbaine a été réalisée grâce à une visite à deux points stratégiques de la ville de Itabira pour faire une analyse des changements des paysages du “Pico do Amor” et du “Morro da Pousada”,  où les gens peuvent observer, avec de nombreuxs détails, les conséquences de l'exploitation minière. En mettant en évidence le regard critique qui permet d’amener l'étudiant à la réalité actuelle, l’étude présente traite de la relation culturelle de l'individu à la nature.Este trabajo se presenta como el resultado del proyecto de educación medioambiental llamado “Observatório de Paisagem”, realizado con alumnos del "Ensino Fundamental" brasileño (equivalente al primer ciclo de la Enseñanza Secundaria en Francia. Para el mismo se realizó un estudio urbano, visitando dos puntos estratégicos de la ciudad de Itabira, con el fin de hacer un análisis de los cambios en los paisajes del “Pico do Amor” y del “Morro da Pousada” que permite observar, con todo detalle, las consecuencias de

  17. Paisagem e Educação Ambiental no Brasil Landscape and Environmental Education in Brazil Paysage et Éducation à l’Environnement en Brésil Paisaje y educación medioambiental en Brasil

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    Renata Pires Barbosa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This work is the result of the "Landscape Observation" Environmental Education project carried out with students from Brazilian Basic Education.  Part of this project was an urban study aimed at analyzing landscape alterations through visits to two strategic points in the city of Itabira: the "Pico do Amor" and the "Morro da Pousada". At these points it is possible to observe numerous details of the consequences of mineral exploration in the areas surrounding the city. By placing an emphasis on the critical gaze as a means for students to interpret the current situation, this work discusses the environmental relationships that individuals have with nature.Ce travail vise à s'imposer comme le résultat du projet d’Éducation à l’Environnement appelé “Observatório de Paisagem”, réalisé auprès des  élèves du "Ensino Fundamental" brésilien (Premier Cycle de l’Enseignement Secondaire français. À cette fin, une étude urbaine a été réalisée grâce à une visite à deux points stratégiques de la ville de Itabira pour faire une analyse des changements des paysages du “Pico do Amor” et du “Morro da Pousada”,  où les gens peuvent observer, avec de nombreuxs détails, les conséquences de l'exploitation minière. En mettant en évidence le regard critique qui permet d’amener l'étudiant à la réalité actuelle, l’étude présente traite de la relation culturelle de l'individu à la nature.Este trabajo se presenta como el resultado del proyecto de educación medioambiental llamado “Observatório de Paisagem”, realizado con alumnos del "Ensino Fundamental" brasileño (equivalente al primer ciclo de la Enseñanza Secundaria en Francia. Para el mismo se realizó un estudio urbano, visitando dos puntos estratégicos de la ciudad de Itabira, con el fin de hacer un análisis de los cambios en los paisajes del “Pico do Amor” y del “Morro da Pousada” que permite observar, con todo detalle, las consecuencias de

  18. Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques dans l'environnement : la réhabilitation des anciens sites industriels The Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Environment : the Former Industrial Sites Remediation

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    Costes J. M.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Les hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques ou HAP peuvent être d'origine naturelle mais ils proviennent principalement des processus de pyrolyse. On peut les retrouver dans les sols de certains anciens sites industriels. Cela peut être le cas des sites d'anciennes usines à gaz. Même si aucune conséquence sur la santé humaine n'a été signalée et même si les risques paraissent virtuels, le principe de précaution rend nécessaire de s'occuper des risques liés à ces anciens sites industriels. Gaz de France, propriétaire de 467 sites d'anciennes usines à gaz assume l'héritage industriel dans le cadre d'un protocole signé avec le ministère de l'Environnement. Après une étude des sols, une évaluation des risques est réalisée. En fonction des résultats de cette évaluation des risques et de l'usage du site (actuel et prévu, des solutions de traitement peuvent être mises en Suvre. Parmi les techniques applicables aux sols pollués par des HAP, un intérêt particulier s'est porté sur les traitements biologiques, en pleine évolution, qui offrent une solution économique bien adaptée au traitement de grands volumes de sols souillés par une pollution organique moyennement concentrée. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs can be found under natural conditions but they can be produced by pyrolysis processes. They can be found in former industrial sites subsoil, especially on Manufactured Gas Plant sites (MGP sites. Gaz de France has inherited the patrimony of former French gas companies on nationalisation in 1946; consequently, Gaz De France is still the owner of 467 of manufactured gas plants. Even if no impact on human health has been detected and even if the risks seem to be virtual, Gaz de France has to prevent any environmental consequence due to the possible presence of residues in the subsoil of the sites: a protocol has been signed with the French Ministry of Environment. Following the investigations on the site, a

  19. Product Quality and Worker Quality

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    John M. Abowd; Kramarz, Francis

    1995-01-01

    We study the relation between product quality and worker quality using an economic model that, under certain conditions, provides a direct link between product price, product quality and work-force quality. Our measures of product quality are the evolution in the detailed product price relative to its product group, and the level of the product price relative to this group. Our worker quality measures are the firm's average person effect and personal characteristics effect from individual wag...

  20. Product Quality and Worker Quality

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    John M. Abowd; Françis KRAMARZ; Moreau, Antoine

    1995-01-01

    We study the relation between product quality and worker quality using an economic model that, under certain conditions, provides a direct link between product price, product quality and work force quality. Our measures of product quality are the evolution in the detailed product price relative to its product group and the level of the product price relative to this group. Our worker quality measures are the firm's average person effect and personal characteristics effect from individual wage...

  1. Peuplement et environnement dans les Guyanes

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    Versteeg, Aad

    2013-01-01

    Les chasseurs (paléo-indiens) Les premiers habitants du Nord de l’Amérique du Sud étaient des chasseurs de mégafaune au Venezuela occidental, à l’ouest du Plateau des Guyanes. Ils appartiennent à la culture El Jobo, datée entre 14000 et 12000 BP. Deux autres cultures paléo-indiennes similaires lui correspondent : la culture Canaima du haut Caroni au Venezuela oriental, et la culture Sipaliwini dans le sud du Surinam (Boomert, 1980). Ces trois cultures ont notamment en commun l’utilisation de ...

  2. Dragages et environnement marin Etat des connaissances

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    Alzieu, Claude; Abarnou, Alain; Bassoullet, Philippe; Boutier, Bernard; Chiffoleau, Jean-francois; Crenn, Isabelle; Derrien, Annick; Erard-le Denn, Evelyne; Gourmelon, Michele; Guiliaud, Jean-françois; Silva Jacinto, Ricardo; Le Cann, Pierre; Le Guyader, Françoise,; Le Hir, Pierre; L'Yavanc, Jacky

    1999-01-01

    Port activities require continuous or occasional dredging of considerable quantities of sediments : approximately 50 million m3 along the French coastline. A large proportion of the dredgings is authorized for dumping at sea in geographically delimited areas and following an impact evaluation of their potential harmfulness to the marine environment. The environmental risks assessment linked to dredging operations relies on knowledge related to several scientific disciplines contributing to ch...

  3. Les convertisseurs statiques dans leur environnement

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    Ginot, Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    Les travaux présentés dans ce mémoire en vue d’obtenir le diplôme d’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches se décomposent en trois principales parties. Ce document témoigne de l’évolution de mes activités de recherches effectuées dans un cadre industriel puis universitaire. L’électronique de puissance, et plus généralement la conversion statique de l’énergie électrique, est le pivot de ces travaux qui mettent en avant des domaines connexes comme l’émulation Hardware In the Loop, la modélisatio...

  4. Transports and environment; Transports et environnements

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    Anon.

    2004-07-01

    In the framework of the greenhouse gases reduction, this study proposes many advices to control the fuel consumption of the vehicles and to change habits in the transportation sector. It presents also the alternatives to the pollutant today vehicles in the domain of the vehicles and buses fuels but also the new motors. Many Internet addresses are provided to complete the presentation. (A.L.B.)

  5. Motivation et environnement (Motivation and Environment).

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    Ferenczi, Victor

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the nonexistence of explicit reference to the learner's mental, linguistic, and cultural universe in traditional methods of teaching a foreign language and proposes teaching techniques that will facilitate the integration of the learner's local environment in the foreign language class. (AMH)

  6. Towards a complete caracterisation of Ganymede's environnement

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    Cessateur, Gaël; Barthélémy, Mathieu; Lilensten, Jean; Dudok de Wit, Thierry; Kretzschmar, Matthieu; Mbemba Kabuiku, Lydie

    2013-04-01

    In the framework to the JUICE mission to the Jovian system, a complete picture of the interaction between Ganymede's atmosphere and external forcing is needed. This will definitely allow us to constrain instrument performances according to the mission objectives. The main source of information regarding the upper atmosphere is the non LTE UV-Visible-near IR emissions. Those emissions are both induce by the incident solar UV flux and particle precipitations. This work aims at characterizing the impact from those external forcing, and then at deriving some key physical parameters that are measurable by an orbiter, namely the oxygen red line at 630 nm or the resonant oxygen line at 130 nm for example. We will also present the 4S4J instrument, a proposed EUV radiometer, which will provides the solar local EUV flux, an invaluable parameter for the JUICE mission. Based on new technologies and a new design, only two passbands are considered for reconstructing the whole EUV spectrum.

  7. Environment and externalization; Environnement et externalisation

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    Kremlis, G.; Renaud, R. [Association francaise des ingenieurs et techniciens de l' environnement, AFITE, 75 - Paris (France); Touron, M. [Veritas, 75 - Paris (France)] [and others

    2001-07-01

    This document presents the discussions of the 16 may 2000, concerning the externalization and the environment and proposes to answer the following questions: is the externalization a new strategy to better perceive, hopeful engineering department, the technological risks problems, the environment or the land pollution? Does the externalization allow a better organization of the enterprise? To analyse the situation, the document presents the white book of the environmental liability, the administration point of view, some enterprises examples and the importance of the environmental management. (A.L.B.)

  8. Fiscality and environment; Fiscalite et environnement

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    Voynet, D. [Ministere de l' Amenagement du Territoire et de l' Environnement, 75 - Paris (France); Strass-Kahn, D. [Ministere de l' Economie, des Finances et de l' Industrie, 75 - Paris (France); Guerin, A.J. [President de l' environnement, 69 (France)] [and others

    1998-04-01

    In the context of government policies to prevent the climatic changes, taxation offers many advantages in terms of efficiency and equity. This document presents fourteen speeches of scientists and economists on the fiscality subject in the environmental policy and takes stock of regulations in force and their advantages. (A.L.B.)

  9. Environment report 1999; Bilan environnement 1999

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    2000-07-01

    This document presents the environmental policy of the electric utility EDF, during the year 1999. Illustrated by many statistical data, it provides an analysis of the services offered by EDF to the public and presents the new charter of the public enterprises for the sustainable development, the non renewable resources recovery, the pollution abatement, the greenhouse effect fight, the safety and the public health and the economic development. (A.L.B.)

  10. Quality guidance and quality formation

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    Poulsen, Carsten Stig; Juhl, Hans Jørn; Kristensen, Kai

    1996-01-01

    This paper presents an extension of the quality guidance model of Steenkamp and van Trijp that includes consumer quality formation processes. Quality expectations and quality experiences are seen as antecedents of perceived overall product quality conceptual model is applied using LISREL to a data...... set on Danish butter cookies. Five plausible models of the relation between expectation, experience and perceived product quality are estimated. Finally one model is selected on the basis of three criteria: chi-square, RMSEA and AIC: The results show a model where expectations are indirectly related...... to perceived quality through experience. Udgivelsesdato: APR...

  11. Quality guidance and quality formation

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    Poulsen, Carsten Stig; Juhl, Hans Jørn; Kristensen, Kai

    1996-01-01

    This paper presents an extension of the quality guidance model of Steenkamp and van Trijp that includes consumer quality formation processes. Quality expectations and quality experiences are seen as antecedents of perceived overall product quality conceptual model is applied using LISREL to a data...... set on Danish butter cookies. Five plausible models of the relation between expectation, experience and perceived product quality are estimated. Finally one model is selected on the basis of three criteria: chi-square, RMSEA and AIC: The results show a model where expectations are indirectly related...... to perceived quality through experience. Udgivelsesdato: APR...

  12. Water quality

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    Aquatic animals are healthiest and grow best when environmental conditions are within certain ranges that define, for a particular species, “good” water quality. From the outset, successful aquaculture requires a high-quality water supply. Water quality in aquaculture systems also deteriorates as an...

  13. Quality modelling

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    Tijskens, L.M.M.

    2003-01-01

    For modelling product behaviour, with respect to quality for users and consumers, its essential to have at least a fundamental notion what quality really is, and which product properties determine the quality assigned by the consumer to a product. In other words: what is allowed and what is to be

  14. Quality assurance

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    Gillespie, B.M.; Gleckler, B.P.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report summarizes the quality assurance and quality control practices of Hanford Site environmental monitoring and surveillance programs. Samples are analyzed according to documented standard analytical procedures. This section discusses specific measures taken to ensure quality in project management, sample collection, and analytical results.

  15. Revue critique de trois outils de modélisation intégrée du territoire et de l’environnement pour la planification en amérique du nord.

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    Jean-Philippe Waaub

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Le processus de planification territoriale et environnementale a pour objectif de produire à la fois des idées tout autant que de l’information afin d'éclairer et de guider les praticiens en aménagement du territoire vers des décisions dont ils conservent, ultimement, la responsabilité. Il en résulte une complexité tant aux niveaux conceptuel que méthodologique qui impose l’usage d’outils et de méthodes nombreux et variés : méthodes d’enquêtes et de statistiques, systèmes d’information géographique, aide multicritère à la décision, modèles physiques et/ou conceptuels, méthodes de gestion participative etc. Trouver les modalités d’une articulation fonctionnelle entre ces outils et leurs objets nécessite une réflexion sur (1 l’objet d’étude lui-même, (2 le potentiel d’intégration des interactions et des contingences environnement/société par l’outil de modélisation, et (3 le potentiel de synthèse de l’information géographique, en termes d’enjeux soutenant l’aide à la décision. Notre contribution vise à présenter trois outils de modélisation utilisés en planification territoriale et environnementale au cours de ces 25 dernières années en Amérique du Nord. Ces trois outils sont (1 la modélisation cartographique, d’inspiration naturaliste et axée sur l’objectivation du milieu physique, (2 la modélisation visuelle ou géovisualisation, davantage dirigée vers le paysage, et (3 la modélisation spatiale proprement dite qui regroupe les automates cellulaires et les approches multiagents, destinés à la modélisation des interactions fines entre les individus, et entre les individus et leur territoire. Ces trois approches constituent un corpus d’outils dont l’intérêt d’utilisation réside dans le traitement qu’ils permettent d’un aspect en particulier de l’espace géographique : le milieu naturel, le paysage, le territoire, lesquels composent le g

  16. PREFAB QUALITY

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    Wraber, Ida Kristina

    of building prefab wooden single family dwellings in Denmark. The main research questions are: 1) Architectural quality is commonly used in architectural discourse, but it does not seem to be a well defined concept. Is there a core of elements that form a general definition of architectural quality? 2) Prefab...... dwellings often seem to be looked upon as a lower class of dwellings - should it not be possible to build prefab dwellings of high architectural quality? 3) Wood is increasingly often seen in contemporary Danish building and is used as a cheap, strong, light and environmentally friendly material, but what...... quality of prefab wooden dwellings. This is done through a state of the art on architectural quality and a structuring of the presented theories into three theoretical clusters that are defined through three keywords each. These clusters and their keywords form a model for analysing architectural quality...

  17. Jean-Christophe Bureau, La politique agricole commune

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    Perrin, Coline

    2007-01-01

    Ce petit précis sur la politique agricole commune (PAC) tombe à pic ! À l’heure où la politique agricole devient l’affaire de tous, discutée aussi bien dans le Grenelle de l’environnement que dans le dernier rapport sur le développement de la Banque mondiale, dénoncée comme trop dispendieuse des fonds publics ou défendue pour sa contribution à l’harmonie du territoire, il était temps de pouvoir se replonger dans l’analyse historique et économique du rôle qu’elle a joué en Europe. Jean-Christo...

  18. Forest and climate change; Foret et changement climatique

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    2009-07-01

    After having recalled the challenges the French forest has to face, and a brief overview of the status of forests in the world, this report proposes an overview of actions which are implemented to strengthen the carbon sequestration role of forests, at the international level and in France. It discusses the distribution of carbon, the forest carbon stocks (in the world, Europe and France), the actions against climate change, the costs and financing of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the forest sector. It comments the status of international negotiations and how forests are taken into account. It presents the French forest and wood sector (characteristics of the forest in metropolitan France and overseas, wood as material and as energy). It recalls the commitment of the Grenelle de l'Environnement, and indicates the current forest studies

  19. European energy: how to avoid the shock?; Europe de l'energie: comment eviter le choc?

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    2009-07-01

    This document reproduces the interventions and discussions between professionals of the energy sector on energy challenges in France and in Europe within the context of a required reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. After an introductive contribution commenting the evolution of the various sources of energy, notably renewable energies, and the expected energy savings after the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement' in France, round tables have been occasion of discussions on different topics: the energy security or the origin of to-morrow hydrocarbons, the right balance for the energy mix, the needs in research and development and its financing, the after-Kyoto perspectives, the concept of acceptability (for example for different energy projects like gas pipelines, or for a carbon tax). A last contribution comments the results of a survey of the perceptions and behaviours of French people with respect to energy conservation.

  20. The indicators of the national strategy for sustainable development 2010-2013 - 2012 issue; Les indicateurs de la strategie nationale de developpement durable 2010-2013 - edition 2012

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    2012-02-15

    The French national strategy for sustainable development has been adopted within the context of the Grenelle de l'Environnement. Fifteen key indicators (raw materials, early exits from the education system, research and development, women participation to governance bodies, aggregated emissions of six greenhouse gases, carbon print, renewable energies, energy consumption in transports and GDP, abundance index of common bird populations, soil artificialization, life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, monetary poverty rate after social transfers, senior employment rate, share of young people out of work and out of education, public aid to development) and four indicators of economic and social context (gross domestic income and GDP per inhabitant, unemployment and under-employment rates, income distribution, total fertility rate) have been defined. These indicators are presented and discussed with respect with nine different challenges

  1. Energy trend scenario and greenhouse gas emission by 2030; Scenario energetique tendanciel et emissions de gaz a effet de serre a l'horizon 2030

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    Lavergne, R.; Kehr, J.M. [Commissariat General au Developpement Durable, 45 - Orleans (France)

    2008-07-01

    The authors present and comment the possible evolutions of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in France by 2030 while taking the existing situation into account, i.e. before the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement'. Tables and graphs are displaying the evolutions of CO{sub 2} emissions for different sectors (transports, housing and office buildings, industry, agriculture, electricity production). Different scenarios are described and assessed in terms of final energy consumption. Then, the author discusses various hypotheses and evolution modelling for the energy demand by the different sectors, for the electricity production distribution among the different energy sources, for oil production, and for electricity demand-supply equilibrium. They discuss the slowing down trend for the growth of primary and final energy consumption.

  2. Evolution of the French greenhouse gas emissions: an eyewash decrease; Evolution des emissions francaises de gaz a effet de serre: une baisse en trompe l'oeil

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    Marignac, Y.

    2010-07-01

    As the French greenhouse emissions displayed a significant decrease in 2009, compared with the reference levels of 1990, the author shows that this decrease cannot be in fact attributed to the environment policy, and more particularly not to the measures adopted within the frame of the 'Grenelle de l'Environnement'. An examination of the statistics reveals that this decrease cannot be explained by a structural transformation of energy production or consumption, but essentially by the current economic crisis. Therefore, the energetic transition which is supposed to allow the emissions to be divided by 4 in 2050, is not actually under way. On the contrary, it appears that, in a context of globalization of economy, emissions produced to satisfy French needs tend to increase through their foreign relocation

  3. The French know-how in the field of renewable energies; Le savoir-faire francais dans le domaine des energies renouvelables

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    NONE

    2010-07-01

    After having briefly described the energetic and environmental context (climate change, energy supply, environment and health protection, development of 'green' industries in France) which calls for a development of renewable energies, this report proposes a rather brief overview of their stage of development in France. For each type of renewable energy, i.e. wind, solar, wood, biomass and biofuels, hydroelectricity, geothermal energy, sea energy, the report gives an overview of available technologies, of the energy production capacity, of industrial actors, of some programmes, projects or realizations. It also describes the innovation and research and development context (involved agencies and institutions, French and European programmes and projects). It presents important aspects of public policies: 'Grenelle de l'Environnement', Mediterranean Solar Plan, electricity purchase, tax credit, Heat Fund (Fonds Chaleur), and other financing funds and instruments. It also indicates public and private bodies committed in consultancy, education and information

  4. LIFECYCLE QUALITY

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    Birhanu Beshah

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Effectiveness of quality management in the effort to satisfy customers' expectations has been questioned both by academicians and practitioners. In the course of the evolution of quality, very important theories have been developed in the field but failed to satisfy customers' expectation. The aim of this paper is to examine the challenge and develop a new method to address it. Following a literature review on the evolution of the concept of quality, confusions and limitations in the present paradigm are clarified. Then the future quality paradigm is proposed, and two practical cases are presented to substantiate the new approach. Quality management evolved from product inspection at the final stages of the production process. Basically, manufacturers take care of quality up to the point where a product is delivered to a customer. Product failure occurs due to various reasons after purchase. However, this happened or discovered during operational phase of the product which subsequently result in dissatisfaction for the users after purchase. To address this misalignment, all inclusive approach called Lifecycle Quality came into being as the future generation's paradigm. Misalignment between the manufacturer and the customer's desire in the operational phases of a product life - time leads to market loss to the former and dissatisfaction to the latter. Considering lifecycle quality of the product will definitely resolve the occurrence of such undesired outcomes affecting the two parties.

  5. La taille démographique – critère qui souligne fidèlement les rapports réciproques entre la population du secteur montaigneux de la vallée de la Moldavie et l’ environnement

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    Despina VASILCU

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Le critère concernant la taille des localités rurales met en évidence les rapports entre la population et l’environnement et sa connaissance permet la proposition des solutions adéquatesconcernant l’ aménagement du territoire, et surtout les problèmes de l’ équipement technique du réseau des habitats ruraux, processus qui doit se dérouler en concordance avec le niveausocio – économique de chaque localité, vu que les problèmes auxquels se confrontent les habitats ruraux du secteur montagneux de la vallée de la Moldavie sont différents. En analysant la taille démographique des villages par unités administratives on constate quechacune des unités a un type spécifique de village, conséquence de l’ancienneté des habitats, des conditions naturelles et économiques.

  6. L’environnement naturel et le changement climatique pendant les années Bush : la pertinence d’une différenciation des échelles territoriales Climate Change and the Natural Environment in the Bush Years: The Relevance of Territorial Scale Differentiation

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    Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available L’attitude de l’administration fédérale au cours des huit années de l’administration Bush contraste avec celle du contexte des années 1960-1970 pour ce qui concerne la prise en compte de l’environnement naturel dans les décisions économiques. Toutefois, cet engagement limité du président Bush sur la question du changement climatique dans les débats internationaux n’a pas pour autant réduit les capacités de mobilisation des États et des villes sur ce thème.On the issue of whether climate change should be taken into account in economic decisions, the federal administration’s attitude during the Bush Presidency sharply contrasted with the attitudes of earlier administrations, particularly in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The limited concern for climate change which the federal government exhibited in the international arena did not reduce, however, the mobilization of states and local communities on this issue.

  7. Quality assurance and product quality

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    Lacroix, D.; Bastiani, P. de [COGEMA Logistics (AREVA Group) (France)

    2004-07-01

    The basic quality assurance requirements have to be completed by means that are oriented towards the quality of products; in COGEMA LOGISTICS our approach is based on four principles: 1) an integrated management system: Quality, health and safety, environment 2) an organization based on the responsibility of all actors, trust and transparency 3) a methodical approach to continuously improve the methods that are employed to achieve quality: -process management -corrective and preventive actions -self assessments and various surveys 4) but at the same time strong procedures for control and monitoring of all activities: -technical and quality audits (external and internal) -at source inspections -engineering activities inspections This performance-based approach is necessary to guaranty the effectiveness of the traditional formal QA means.

  8. Quality indicators

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    Hjorth-Andersen, Christian

    1991-01-01

    In recent literature it has been suggested that consumers need have no knowledge of product quality as a number of quality indicators (or signals) may be used as substitutes. Very little attention has been paid to the empirical verification of these studies. The present paper is devoted...... to the issue of how well these indicators perform, using market data provided by consumer magazines from 3 countries. The results strongly indicate that price is a poor quality indicator. The paper also presents some evidence which suggests that seller reputation and easily observable characteristics are also...

  9. The evaluation of the year 1999. Report of the Safety Administrative Staff; Bilan 1999. Le rapport de la Direction centrale de la securite. Controle des rejets et surveillance de l'environnement des centres CEA

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    NONE

    2001-07-01

    The environmental quality around the CEA's Centers is a constant care of its safety policy. In this context a continuously control of the effluents and the air is monitoring. In order to inform the public this report presents the evaluation of the liquid or gaseous radioactive effluents, for the year 1999. A part is devoted to the regulations and the methods used to control the environmental quality around the centers. (A.L.B.)

  10. Bacteriological quality

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    Accordingly, bacteriological quality and safety, as well as physico-chemical properties of water ... wells indicates the safety problem of the water for human consumption. .... Without any prio-treatment ..... 7% of all infections lead to this type of.

  11. Quality improvement.

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    2014-10-30

    Ready to Lead at tinyurl.com/pd9mmuy is a collection of a short series of articles by senior improvement manager at Healthcare Improvement Scotland Steven Wilson. The collection is aimed at drawing out some of the key behaviours, skills and attributes necessary for successful quality improvement leadership. It is not intended as a comprehensive examination, but offers some alternative and creative ideas about what makes effective quality improvement leaders.

  12. Quality Management, Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Blood Establishments

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    Bolbate, N

    2008-01-01

    Quality terms and the roots of the matter are analyzed according to European Committee’s recommendations. Essence of process and product quality control as well as essence of quality assurance is described. Quality system’s structure including quality control, quality assurance and management is justified in the article.

  13. Data quality.

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    2010-12-01

    The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership has produced a guide covering all aspects of data collection, from what data quality means and how to improve it, to how to ensure that the purpose or objective ofclinical audits clearly identifies the nature of the data needed. It gives advice on how to test the validity of clinical audit standards and check if data collection processes are producing reliable data. It also explains how to share data across healthcare organisations and ensure related information governance requirements are met. The guide includes examples, which can be downloaded at http://tiny.cc/kbskv.

  14. Quality Agenda

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    2007-01-01

    Following damaging criticism of Chinese products abroad the government has been pushing to improve quality through a national campaign On November 29,over 100 pharma- ceutical companies,food compa- nies,supermarkets and drug stores in 11 cities of southern Guangdong Province were inspected on the safety of their products. It was the third food and drug safety inspection organized by the Central Govem- ment this year.An inspection team visited Zhejiang Province in September and Shandong in October.Members of the inspection team included officials in quality inspection,quarantine,commerce and envi-

  15. Assessment 2000 and regulation and method. Releases control and environmental survey of the CEA Centers; Bilan 2000 et reglementation et methode. Controle des rejets et surveillance de l'environnement des centres CEA

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    2000-07-01

    The environment quality around the CEA centers is a major interest of its safety policy. These documents contribute to the public information on the radioactive liquid and gaseous releases of the CEA, according to the ministry authorization. The radioactivity monitoring activity, and the survey methods are also presented. Data analysis from 1996 to 2000, allows to follow the evolution. (A.L.B.)

  16. Academic Service Quality and Instructional Quality.

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    Greiner, Keith; Westbrook, Thomas S.

    2002-01-01

    Examined the relationship between academic service quality and instructional quality in higher education. Found a high correlation between academic service and instructional quality, with academic service overlapping instructional quality in three dimensions: enthusiasm, organization, and rapport. (EV)

  17. Quality Circles

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    1990-04-09

    spread rapidly through many major Japanese firms. In 1962, Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa tied these new quality control methods to the theories of Maslow , Herzberg...should be on people solving problems and not on hierarchical pyramids of paperwork. 21 6. Management must learn how to positively reinforce participative

  18. Caractérisation des interfaces porteuses d´information mises en ouvre dans un environnement informatique d´aide à l´apprentissage de la lecture Characterizing Information-Carrying Interfaces in a Resource Module Dedicated to the Learning of Reading

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    Chrysta Pélissier

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet article, nous souhaitons présenter une caractérisation des interfaces porteuses d'information présentes dans un module de type ressource dédié à l'apprentissage d'un domaine. Le domaine d'application choisi est l'apprentissage de la lecture et plus particulièrement, nous nous intéressons à l'environnement informatique du projet AMICAL (Architecture Multi-agents Compagnon pour l'Apprentissage de la Lecture. Dans cet environnement, sont intégrés plusieurs modules. Parmi eux, le Module Ressource Lexical (MRL donne la possibilité à l'apprenant d'abord de sélectionner un élément lexical et ensuite de visiter une ou plusieurs interfaces porteuses d'information associée à cet élément. Les interfaces porteuses d'information mises en jeu dans un tel module sont appelées "situations". Elles se caractérisent d'une part par un objectif et d'autre part par un déroulement. L'objectif correspond à une ou plusieurs connaissances liées au domaine que l'apprenant doit acquérir au cours de son apprentissage et que l'on choisit de mettre en ouvre plus particulièrement dans cette situation. Le déroulement se caractérise par une structure d'évènements composés eux d'une structure de couples (connaissance du domaine, action, moyen.In this article we wish to present a characterization of information-carrying interfaces present in a resource module dedicated to learning in one area. The area chosen for this to be applied is that of learning to read, and more particularly we are interested in the computer environment of the AMICAL project (Architecture Multi-agents Compagnon pour l'Apprentissage de la Lecture. In this environment, there are many modules. Among them, the Lexical Resource Module (LRM provides the learner with the possibility of firstly selecting a lexical element and then visiting one or many information-carrying interfaces associated with this element. The information-carrying interfaces used in such a module are

  19. From First Life to Second Life: Evaluating task-based language learning in a new environment / De la vie réelle à la vie virtuelle: évaluation de l'apprentissage des langues basé sur les tâches dans un nouvel environnement

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    Min Jung Jee

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Second Life is an avatar-based 3D virtual world that has recently received attention from educators and researchers in various fields to explore its pedagogical benefits. Considering the increasing implementation of technologies broadly in much instruction, this study investigated how different task types affect ESL students’ use of Second Life environment, and factors that determine success or failure of a task completion. Enrolled in a university ESL program, 34 high- and low-intermediate students participated, and they were asked to use the voice-chat function and communication features of avatars as they participated in three task types: Jigsaw, Decision-making, and Discussion tasks, representing the continuum of communicative tasks by Pica, Kanagy, and Falodun (1993. Emerging phenomena from the data described how the different levels’ of ESL students used Second Life environment in different task types, focusing on avatar use, telepresence, and affordances, and critical factors that led success or failure of task completion. « Second Life » est un univers virtuel en 3D basé sur des avatars qui a récemment retenu l'attention des éducateurs et des chercheurs de divers domaines, désireux d’explorer les avantages pédagogiques de ce jeu. Étant donné l’application croissante des technologies en éducation, cette étude a examiné la manière dont différents types de tâches affectent l’utilisation de l’environnement « Second Life » chez les étudiants d’anglais langue seconde (ALS, et les facteurs déterminant le succès ou l'échec dans l’exécution d’une tâche. 34 étudiants universitaires inscrits dans des programmes intermédiaires d’ALS de niveaux différents ont été invités à utiliser les fonctions de conversation orale (chat vocal et de communication des avatars alors qu’ils participaient à trois types de tâches: casse-tête, prise de décision, et tâches de discussion, correspondant à l

  20. Notice presented in the name of the economical affairs, the environment and the territory commission, on the financial law project for 2009 (n. 1127), part 2 ecology, sustainable development and management. volume 1 environment and energy; Avis presente au nom de la commission des affaires economiques, de l'environnement et du territoire sur le projet de loi de finances pour 2009 (n. 1127), tome 2 ecologie, developpement et amenagement durables. volume 1 environnement et energie

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    2008-07-01

    This law document concerns the evaluation and analysis of the demanded credits for 2009 (the increase of the credits in the risks prevention, the energy supply in the framework of the climatic change) and the supply of the energy in a context of the environmental quality (the renewable energies development, the electric power production and consumption, the nuclear energy future). (A.L.B.)

  1. Initial status of the environment. Environmental marks of the Meuse-Haute Marne underground research laboratory; L'etat initial de l'environnement. Reperes environnementaux du Laboratoire de Recherche souterrain de Meuse/Haute-Marne

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    2006-07-01

    On August 3, 1999, the French government gave the permission to the national agency of radioactive wastes (ANDRA) to build up a research laboratory devoted to the feasibility study of a facility for the reversible disposal of high level and long living radioactive wastes in deep geologic beds. The site retained is located at Bure, at the boundary of the Meuse and Haute-Marne departements. Before starting the construction of this research facility, the ANDRA has carried out a careful survey of the initial environmental status of the site which will serve as a reference. This brochure presents the results of this survey: geo-morphology, agriculture, natural ecosystems, radioecology, sound levels, air quality, surface and groundwater quality. The ANDRA has implemented an environmental monitoring plan for each phase of the development of the project. (J.S.)

  2. Contribution au prototypage virtuel de systèmes mécatroniques basé sur une architecture distribuée HLA. Expérimentation sous les environnements OpenModelica-OpenMASK

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    Hadj Amor, Hassen

    2008-01-01

    Mechatronics is the integration of different sciences and techniques of mechanical engineering, automation, electonics and informatics. The rapid evolution of the market competitors requires the reduction of development time of a product while increasing the quality and performance. It is therefore necessary to increase the effectiveness of the design process. To meet this need, in addition to the tools of analysis, simulation and especially virtual prototyping has become a key technology. It...

  3. Organic Matter in the Early Toarcian Shales, Paris Basin, France: a Response to Environmental Changes La matière organique dans les argiles du Toarcien inférieur du bassin de Paris, France : un enregistrement des changements d'environnement

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    Hollander D. J.

    2006-11-01

    éogéographique dans lequel s'est fait le dépôt des black shales du Toarcien inférieur en Europe du Nord semble relativement bien établi - des bassins individualisés à l'intérieur des mers épicontinentales adjacentes à la marge de la Téthys -, l'environnement de dépôt à l'origine de l'accumulation de ces black shales reste controversé et a fait l'objet de nombreux modèles. La présente étude, menée sur une carotte prélevée dans les Schistes Carton du Bassin de Paris, apporte sa contribution à la détermination de leur environnement de dépôt, en intégrant les aspects géochimiques, pétrologiques, isotopiques et moléculaires. Tout au long de la section de 16 m étudiée, qui couvre la zone à falciferum et la zone à bifrons pro parte, et dont la matière organique est encore au stade immature (Tmax autour de 430, les caractéristiques moléculaires et pétrographiques restent remarquablement uniformes : les chromatogrammes des hydrocarbures saturés sont dominés par des n-alcanes de C15 à C18, présentent une quantité significative d'isoprénoïdes, un rapport Pr/Ph systématiquement supérieur à 1 et une contribution importante d'hydrocarbures polycycliques (hopanes, stéranes et méthylstéranes. Les argiles sont laminées, sans traces de bioturbation; des framboïdes de pyrite sont présents dans toute la série; seule variation, les concrétions dolomitiques et calcitiques riches en Mg et les horizons carbonatés plus abondants dans la partie inférieure de la série. La matière organique figurée, de composition quasiment constante, est formée essentiellement d'algues avec une contribution mineure en débris de plantes terrestres. Tous ces résultats attestent de l'origine marine de la matière organique (algaire et bactérienne, la matière organique d'origine terrestre n'intervenant que de manière secondaire. Ils impliquent par ailleurs, que l'environnement à l'interface eau/sédiments est resté anoxique et calme durant le dépôt de la s

  4. Environmental monitoring around nuclear power plants of EDF in France; La surveillance de l'environnement autour des centres nucleaires de production d'electricite d'EDF en France

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    Chretien, V.; Hemidy, P.Y. [Electricite de France (EDF/DPN), 93 - Saint-Denis (France)

    2010-06-15

    As part of the regulatory environmental monitoring around its nuclear power plants, EDF carries out every year more than 40.000 measurements. In addition EDF performs more precise radioecological surveys on all its sites. This monitoring shows the minor incidence of EDF's nuclear power plants on the environment and a general decrease of gamma emitters radionuclides in the environment. These results confirm the efforts lead by EDF to minimise its impacts on the environment, linked to an efficient waste management and demonstrate the good operating standards of its plants. On a qualitative viewpoint, significant efforts on both metrology and organization have lead to improved measurements capabilities, in order to achieve NF EN ISO/CEI 17025 standard compliance. More recently, a similar approach has been implemented with sampling methods. While today the level achieved in the number and quality of measurement complies with the objectives of the monitoring of the impact of the nuclear power plants on the environment, the results of this monitoring should be presented to the public with more pedagogy to give an adequate answer to their expectations. The new questions that will undoubtedly be raised by the recent availability of this information on the Internet should reinforce this dialogue and should also be the opportunity to improve the quality of our communication. (author)

  5. Profils d’apprentissage et représentations dans l’apprentissage des langues en environnement multimédia. Résultats d’une enquête en contexte universitaire. Learner profiles and attitudes in foreign language learning in a multimedia environment. Results of a survey conducted in a higher education context.

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    Joseph Rézeau

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Dans le domaine de l’apprentissage, les profils d’apprentissage et les représentations des apprenants jouent un rôle fondamental. La recherche exposée dans cet article met en évidence des différences sensibles de profil d’apprentissage des langues chez des étudiants spécialisés en langues d’une part et des étudiants d’autres disciplines d’autre part. Elle montre également que les représentations de l’apprentissage des langues et celles des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC chez ces deux populations sont des représentations sociales, qui montrent un recouvrement entre les deux domaines étudiés. Enfin, une étude longitudinale d’un échantillon de la population étudiée montre que les profils d’apprentissage et les représentations sont susceptibles d’évolution. La question reste posée de l’influence de l’environnement multimédia d’apprentissage de la langue sur cette évolution constatée.In the field of learning, the learners’ attitudes and representations play a fundamental role. The research presented in this article shows significant differences in the language learning profiles of university students specialised in languages on the one hand and specialists of other disciplines on the other hand. Our research also shows that the representations of language learning and the representations of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT held by the subjects in these two populations are social representations, showing overlap between the two domains studied. Finally, a longitudinal study of a sample of the population under review shows that both learners’ profiles and representations are open to evolution. The question remains of the influence exerted by the multimedia language learning environment over the said evolution.

  6. Un environnement multimédia privilégiant l’expression en langage naturel, pour des activités éducatives de type piagétien A multimedia environment favouring natural language expression, for educational piagetian games

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    Élisabeth Godbert

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Nous nous intéressons dans cet article au développement de logiciels éducatifs proposant, dans un environnement multimédia, multimodal et réactif privilégiant l’expression en langage naturel, des exercices de type piagétien pour l’aide à l’apprentissage du langage. Dans ce type de système, chaque exercice met en jeu un micro-monde d’objets graphiques sur lesquels l’enfant utilisateur peut agir (modification, déplacement, suppression d’objets, etc., en formulant des requêtes en langage naturel auxquelles le système répond. Nous présentons un logiciel éducatif de cette famille, que nous avons conçu et développé ces dernières années. Nous décrivons en premier lieu les objectifs pédagogiques et les fonctionnalités de notre logiciel, puis le système que nous y utilisons pour le traitement automatique du langage. Nous décrivons ensuite l’ensemble des composants qui structure les connaissances qu’il a été nécessaire de modéliser, articuler et gérer pour la réalisation de ce système.This paper deals with the development of educational software, which proposes, in a multimedia, multimodal and reactive environment favoring natural language expression, piagetian games designed for natural language learning. In such systems, each exercise brings into play a micro-world of graphic objects on which the user can act (for example to modify, move or withdraw the objects, by composing natural language queries to which the system gives an answer. We present a software of this type, that has been designed and implemented these last years. We firstly describe the educational objectives and the functionality of the software, then the natural language processing system which is used in it. Finally we describe the set of components that structures knowledge modeled, articulated and managed in order to carry out this educational system.

  7. Quality. [Quality in the oil industry

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    Burnett, N. (Anadrill HSE, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)); Jeffries, J. (Dowell UK Training Center, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)); Mach, J. (Dowell North America, Sugar Land, TX (United States)); Robson, M. (Schlumberger North America, Sugar Land, TX (United States)); Pajot, D. (Geco-Prakla, Stavanger (Norway)); Harrigan, J.; Lebsack, T. (Schlumberger Perforating and Testing Center, Rosharon, TX (United States)); Mullen, D. (Schlumberger South America, Bogota (Colombia)); Rat, F. (Sedco Forex, Montrouge (France)); Theys, P. (Schlumberger, Montrouge (France))

    1993-01-01

    What is quality How do you achieve it How do you keep it once you have got it. The answer for industry at large is the three-step hierarchy of quality control, quality assurance and Total quality Management. An overview is given of the history of quality movement, illustrated with examples from Schlumberger operations, as well as the oil industry's approach to quality. An introduction of the Schlumberger's quality-associated ClientLink program is presented. 15 figs., 4 ills., 16 refs.

  8. Data Quality Assurance Governance

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    Montserrat Gonzalez; Stephanie Suhr

    2016-01-01

    This deliverable describes the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Quality Management Strategy, addressing EXCELERATE Ethics requirement no. 5 on Data Quality Assurance Governance. The strategy describes the essential procedures and practices within ELIXIR-EXCELERATE concerning planning of quality management, performing quality assurance and controlling quality. It also depicts the overall organisation of ELIXIR with emphasis on authority and specific responsibilities related to quality assurance.

  9. Quality management system

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    Lee, Mu Sung

    2009-08-15

    This book deals with ISO9001 quality management system which includes summary of this system such as classification of quality, principle of quality management, and definition, requirement and procedure of quality management system, introduction of ISO9001 system like model of ISO9001 quality management system, ISO certificate system, structure of ISO9001 standard, requirement of ISO9001 quality management system, process approach and documentation of system, propel cases of ISO9001 quality management system.

  10. RAVEN Quality Assurance Activities

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    Cogliati, Joshua Joseph [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2015-09-01

    This report discusses the quality assurance activities needed to raise the Quality Level of Risk Analysis in a Virtual Environment (RAVEN) from Quality Level 3 to Quality Level 2. This report also describes the general RAVEN quality assurance activities. For improving the quality, reviews of code changes have been instituted, more parts of testing have been automated, and improved packaging has been created. For upgrading the quality level, requirements have been created and the workflow has been improved.

  11. From quality assurance to total quality management

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    Andreea Ionică

    2003-01-01

    Quality assurance is broadly the prevention of quality problems through planned and systematic activities. These will include the establishment of a good quality management system and the assessment of its adequacy, the audit of the operation of the system, and the review of the system itself

  12. Water-Quality Data

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    ... Water Quality? [1.7MB PDF] Past featured science... Water Quality Data Today's Water Conditions Get continuous real- ... list of USGS water-quality data resources . USGS Water Science Areas Water Resources Groundwater Surface Water Water ...

  13. Nursing Home Quality Initiative

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) website provides consumer and provider information regarding the quality of care in nursing homes. NHQI discusses quality...

  14. Water Quality Monitoring

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Our water quality sampling program is to determine the quality of Moosehorn's lakes and a limited number of streams. Water quality is a measure of the body of water,...

  15. Quality Minus Junk

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    Asness, Clifford S.; Frazzini, Andrea; Heje Pedersen, Lasse

    We define a quality security as one that has characteristics that, all-else-equal, an investor should be willing to pay a higher price for: stocks that are safe, profitable, growing, and well managed. High-quality stocks do have higher prices on average, but not by a very large margin. Perhaps...... because of this puzzlingly modest impact of quality on price, high-quality stocks have high risk-adjusted returns. Indeed, a quality-minus-junk (QMJ) factor that goes long high-quality stocks and shorts low-quality stocks earns significant risk-adjusted returns in the U.S. and globally across 24 countries....... The price of quality – i.e., how much investors pay extra for higher quality stocks – varies over time, reaching a low during the internet bubble. Further, a low price of quality predicts a high future return of QMJ. Finally, controlling for quality resurrects the otherwise moribund size effect....

  16. Pétrole, gaz, environnement : quelle approche de la R&D en exploration-production pour la fin du siècle ? Oil, Gas and the Environment: What Approach by R&D in Exploration-Production for the End of the Century?

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    Tissot B.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article rappelle tout d'abord, un constat du XVe Congrès du Conseil Mondial de l'Énergie (Madrid, septembre 1992 : au cours des 30 prochaines années, les énergies fossiles vont continuer à être à la base de tout approvisionnement énergétique . Examinant les conditions de ce maintien dans un contexte géopolitique difficile, il montre qu'une des voies à privilégier est d'accroître les efforts de recherches pour réaliser les progrès scientifiques et technologiques qui permettront de satisfaire la demande en pétrole et en gaz pour le début du 21ème siècle. L'effort de R & D nécessaire pour disposer des technologies pétrolières et gazières de la prochaine décennie nécessite une recherche faite en commun, car seule une recherche coordonnée évitera une dispersion des efforts français. L'élargissement des réserves économiquement exploitables, la maîtrise du coût de production et la réduction des coûts des chaînes gaz des champs de production aux régions consommatrices, tout en assurant la protection de l'environnement sont les prochains défis à relever. Pour faire face à ces attentes de l'industrie, d'importants efforts de recherche doivent être menés dans les domaines scientifiques correspondants, afin de mieux appréhender les phénomènes et de développer les solutions les plus appropriées. En définitive, les progrès scientifiques et technologiques, nécessaires à l'élargissement des réserves économiques exploitables, à une plus grande accessibilité aux ressources pétrolières et gazières, ainsi qu'à une utilisation mieux ciblée de l'énergie face à la protection de l'environnement, demandent un accroissement sensible des efforts de recherche. Une telle politique ne peut se concevoir sans recourir à un partenariat plus large et sans une incitation et un financement substantiel de la part de la puissance publique, française ou européenne. This article begins by recalling a statement made

  17. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Jobs

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    Fanslau, Melody; Young, Janelle

    The production of a quality and safe food product is essential to the success of any food manufacturing facility. Because of this great importance, a career in quality can be extremely rewarding. Without happy customers willing to buy a product, a company would not be able to survive. Quality issues such as foreign objects, spoiled or mislabeled product, failure to meet net weight requirements, or a recall can all turn customers away from buying a product. The food industry is a customer-driven market in which some consumers are brand loyal based on a history of high quality or in which a single bad experience with a product will turn them away for a lifetime. With this said, the main role of a quality department is to help ensure that quality issues such as these are eliminated or kept to a minimum to maintain or increase the number of customers purchasing their product.

  18. Quality Assurance - Construction

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    Gaarslev, Axel

    1996-01-01

    Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies......Gives contains three main chapters:1. Quality Assurance initiated by external demands2. Quality Assurance initiated by internal company goals3. Innovation strategies...

  19. Quality in Teaching Laboratories.

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    Stubington, John F.

    1995-01-01

    Describes a Japanese process-oriented approach called KAIZEN for improving the quality of existing teaching laboratories. It provides relevant quality measurements and indicates how quality can be improved. Use of process criteria sidesteps the difficulty of defining quality for laboratory experiments and allows separation of student assessment…

  20. Statistical air quality mapping

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    Kassteele, van de J.

    2006-01-01

    This thesis handles statistical mapping of air quality data. Policy makers require more and more detailed air quality information to take measures to improve air quality. Besides, researchers need detailed air quality information to assess health effects. Accurate and spatially highly resolved maps

  1. On Quality in Education

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    Doherty, Geoffrey D.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some key aspects of quality in education in the light of over 30 years practical experience of doing quality assurance (QA). Design/methodology/approach: Reflection on three concepts, which are still the subject of debate, namely: "quality"; "total quality management (TQM)"; and…

  2. Norauto. Environment report 2000; Norauto. Environnement rapport 2000

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    NONE

    2000-07-01

    Norauto is the French leader of auto repair centers. It is today an international company dealing with car maintenance and parts and established in seven countries. For several years, the company has participated in the fight against pollution linked to motor vehicle activity with the contribution to the sorting, collection and re-use of wastes relating to vehicles. This environmental report takes stock of Norauto's recycling activity in the domain of batteries, tires, lubrication oils, oil and fuel filters, packaging (casks and cans), cooling liquid, and small and telephone batteries and electronic wastes. New waste management channels have been established in 2000 and concern the selective sorting of paper, the recycling of rags and the maintenance of storm sewer systems of Norauto centers. Specific fountains have been designed for the cleaning of breaking systems and to avoid the release of aerosol products to the atmosphere. (J.S.)

  3. Environment. Biological processing of wastes; Environnement. Traitement biologique des dechets

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    Gourdon, R. [Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, INSA, Lab. d' Analyse Environnementale des Procedes et des Systemes Industriels, 69 - Villeurbanne (France)

    2001-01-01

    The main principle of the biological processing is the utilization of microbial activities by a control stimulation in order to decrease the wastes harmful effects, or by an energetic valorization. This paper deals with the solid wastes or the sludges. After a short presentation of the concerned wastes, their metabolism and their consequences, the author details two treatments: the composting (aerobic) and the methanization (anaerobic). The last part is devoted to the alcoholic fermentation and the industrial wastes (non agricultural) processing. (A.L.B.)

  4. Environnement du cromlech Méatsé 11.

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    Laurence Marambat

    1997-01-01

    El análisis polínico del sedimento tomado en el cromlech muestra   que el monumento estaba edificado cerca de landas y helechos. Los   espectros polínicos serían próximos de los de Meatse 12 y Hegieder 7.

  5. Vehicles motors and environment; Moteurs automobiles et environnement

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    Dionnet, F.

    2005-07-01

    This paper presents the problem of the pollutants emission by the motors of automobiles. The european regulations lead the automotive industry to develop research programs to decrease the emission level more and more difficult to raise. He discusses the new catalysts, the diesel engines, the direct injection and the natural gas fuels. (A.L.B.)

  6. Urbanisation et environnement: la ville du present et du futur

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    Yannis Tsiomis

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Interdisciplinary approach of the city under the urbanism, architecture, and architects’ perspective. New concepts and notions for treating the city, considering the environmental dimension. Relationship betweenurban development and the environment. Urbanism, urban project, and sustainable development.

  7. Parliamentarians and environment; Les parlementaires et l'environnement

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    Boy, D

    2004-07-01

    The data presented in this report come from an inquiry carried out by Sofres between March 5 and April 23, 2003, with a sample of 200 parliamentarians (122 deputies and 78 senators) who explained their attitude with respect to the question of environment. The questionnaire comprises 5 main dimensions dealing with: the relative importance of the environment stake, the attitudes with respect to past, present and future environment policies, the attitude with respect to specific stakes (energy, wastes), the attitude with respect to some problems of conservation of the natural heritage, and the attitude with respect to the participation of the public to some environment-related decisions. (J.S.)

  8. Environment international law; Droit international de l`environnement

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    Lavieille, J.M.

    1998-12-31

    The characteristics of the environment international law are analyzed in a first part: nature, aim, history, stakes, sources and institutions. The content of the environment international law is analyzed in the second part: principles, conventions relative to the air, climates, marine and surface waters, soils, forests, nature conservation at a regional and global scale, chemical compounds and noxious wastes. (J.S.)

  9. Parliamentarians and environment; Les parlementaires et l'environnement

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    Boy, D

    2004-07-01

    The data presented in this report come from an inquiry carried out by Sofres between March 5 and April 23, 2003, with a sample of 200 parliamentarians (122 deputies and 78 senators) who explained their attitude with respect to the question of environment. The questionnaire comprises 5 main dimensions dealing with: the relative importance of the environment stake, the attitudes with respect to past, present and future environment policies, the attitude with respect to specific stakes (energy, wastes), the attitude with respect to some problems of conservation of the natural heritage, and the attitude with respect to the participation of the public to some environment-related decisions. (J.S.)

  10. Perception pour la robotique mobile en environnement humain

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    Lerasle, Frédéric

    2008-01-01

    Ce mémoire d'habilitation à diriger les recherches porte sur la perception et la compréhension conjointe de l'espace et du milieu par un robot cognitif autonome. Dans ce contexte, la démarche consiste ici à intégrer des percepts multiples et incertains à tous les niveaux de la perception à partir de capteurs visuels embarqués. Ces travaux se structurent en deux thèmes. Le premier thème se focalise sur la perception de l'espace pour la navigation autonome en milieu intérieur. Nos travaux antér...

  11. Energy and environment in Lorraine; Energie et environnement en Lorraine

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    NONE

    2002-04-01

    After a presentation of the energy production and consumption in Lorraine, between 1990 and 1997, by energy types, activity sectors and consequences in term of CO{sub 2} emission, this document presents two scenario in the following of the today tendency and applies for the Lorraine the scenario elaborated by the Plan Commissariat. The first scenario presents an extension of the today situation, the second one aims to change the tendency in a sustainable development perspective. (A.L.B.)

  12. Nuclear power, society and environment; Nucleaire, societe et environnement

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    Anon.

    1999-03-01

    2 subjects are treated: the regular public opinion poll ordered by CEA, EdF, COGEMA and FRAMATOME and the denuclearization of one of the nuclear research center belonging to CEA. Every year in december the BVA polling institute leads a public opinion poll about how nuclear activities are perceived by people. This year about 1000 people have been questioned about the French nuclear power program, radioactivity, safety in nuclear facilities, nuclear wastes, information and public debates. The most meaningful result is that now fewer people think that nuclear energy will play a major role in 10 or 20 years. More people now think that radioactivity even at very low doses is dangerous. In 1946 the ZOE reactor was built on the site of the ancient stronghold of Chatillon which became the nuclear research center of Fontenay-aux-roses in april 1957. From 1958 to 1962 ZOE and a pilot unit of spent fuel reprocessing were dismantled. The test reactor Triton whose definitive shutdown took place in 1982, underwent a complete decontamination, as for Minerve reactor it was removed to Cadarache. The hot laboratories in which methods concerning the fabrication of plutonium fuels, the reprocessing and the handling of high activity wastes have been settled and tested, are due to be dismantled. 20 hot cells, 134 glove boxes and about 100 tanks of liquid effluents are involved. CEA has budgeted 910 millions of francs for the complete denuclearization of this site, it will be over in 2010. (A.C.)

  13. Chemistry, sun, energy and environment; Chimie, soleil, energie et environnement

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    Bouchy, M. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC), 54 - Villers-les-Nancy (France); Enea, O. [Poitiers Univ., 86 (France); Flamant, G. [IMP-Odeillo-CNRS (France)] (and others)

    2000-07-01

    This document provides the 35 papers presented at the 'Chemistry, Sun, Energy and Environment' meeting, held February 3-4, 2000 in Saint-Avold, France. The main studied topic was the use of solar radiation for water treatment, volatile organic compounds decomposition and in some thermochemical processes. These research subjects are tackled in a fundamental and practical point of view. (O.M.)

  14. RIODD 2016 « Energie, environnement et mutations sociales »

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    Berger-Douce, Sandrine; Gondran, Natacha; Breuil, Florent

    2016-01-01

    International audience; Le RIODD a tenu son 11ème congrès annuel du mercredi 6 au vendredi 8 juillet 2016 à St-Etienne. Il s'est déroulé à l'Ecole des Mines de Saint-Étienne. L’organisation de ce 11ème congrès annuel du RIODD était portée par l’Institut Henri Fayol de l’Ecole des Mines de St-Etienne. Cette manifestation scientifique à caractère pluridisciplinaire et de dimension internationale s’est inscrite dans le cadre du Bicentenaire de l’Ecole des Mines de St-Etienne en 2016....

  15. Environment and public health; Environnement et sante publique

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    Escande, J.P. [Hopital Cochin, 75 - Paris (France); Cicolella, A. [Institut National de l' Environnement Industriel et des Risques, 60 - Verneuil en Halatte (INERIS) (France); Hemon, D. [Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), 75 - Paris (France)] [and others

    1999-06-01

    These fourteen presentations on the public health effects of the pollution, showed the environment and life style modifications effects on the public health but also the difficulty to evaluate the risk assessment. This analysis brings information and opinion on the environment, the public health, the scientific representation, the evaluation paradigm, the press amplification, the public health policy choices and the risks of too severe regulations. (A.L.B.)

  16. Gestion des connaissances et surveillance de l'environnement

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    Tounkara, Thierno; Ermine, Jean-Louis

    2008-01-01

    Dans le cadre de la Veille Scientifique et Technologique (VST), la difficulté pour les " demandeurs de veille " à exprimer leurs besoins en recherche d'informations réside dans le fait que cette expression est étroitement liée à l'état actuel de leurs connaissances sur le domaine. La pertinence de la définition des besoins va donc dépendre de la capacité à expliciter l'état de leurs connaissances. Cette explicitation se déroule généralement sous la forme d'échanges plus ou moins formels entre...

  17. Competence linguistique et environnement social (Linguistic Competence and Social Environment).

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    Laflamme, Simon; Berger, Jacques

    1988-01-01

    A study found native French-speaking and native English-speaking university students had similar writing skill levels and error patterns despite their position as language-minority or language-majority members of society. It is concluded that language competency is not necessarily linked to language difficulty or to the position of the language.…

  18. Soldiers in Cold Environments (Soldats en environnements froids)

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    2009-04-01

    effectués sur un petit nombre de jeunes hommes en pleine forme et rarement sur des femmes ou des sujets plus âgés. Ceci n’est pas dû aux scientifiques...mais ce n’est pas le moindre, f) insister pour que des femmes et des sujets âgés de plus de 35 ans soient employés dans de futures expériences.

  19. Quality standards and quality of transport services

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    Ljubislav T. Vasin

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper points out to the contribution of quality standard application in all areas of human life. The detailed explanations of terms quality, product and service are given as well. Considering the fact that a result of the transportation activity is a change of the product location - transportation, the paper gives special attention to the service. A focus is also on the term transportation service, as well as the parameters of quality of transportation for passenger and cargo transportation service. In the closing section, the application of quality standards in the Serbian Army will be briefly discussed.

  20. [Quality in rehabilitation].

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    Jäckel, W H

    2010-12-01

    Particularly in the context of introduction of quality assurance programmes 15 years ago, "quality" became a central issue for rehabilitation, and its importance is bound to grow in the years to come. After giving a general definition of quality, this article deals more closely with 3 aspects of quality: quality development, quality assurance, and data on quality. Quality development in rehabilitation centres demands an atmosphere that supports change, encourages creativity, courage, transparency and involvement, and reduces fear. The creation of such an atmosphere is, in particular, the responsibility of a centre's management. Routine interviews regarding patient as well as employee satisfaction, and the use of strategic planning and management systems have proven successful instruments in the practice of quality development. Compared with other sectors of the health system, quality assurance in rehabilitation is marked by its comprehensive approach, intense patient orientation, scientific underpinning, and nationwide implementation. Regarding the benefits of these programmes for the health system at large, however, no clear scientific proof is available yet. Data gained from quality assurance programmes on the whole show a high amount of patient satisfaction, good quality of structures and processes as well as an improvement of the patients' health status. Between centres, however, there are marked differences of quality in a number of cases, and long-term effectiveness could be improved in some indications. Finally, suggestions are offered concerning further development of quality in rehabilitation as well as of the quality assurance programmes.

  1. Perceptions of pork quality

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    Bredahl, Lone; Grunert, Klaus G.

    1997-01-01

    This paper deals with consumer perceptions of food quality before and after consuming the product, and with the relationship between quality perception and the actural physiological characteristics of the product. The paper is work in progress and with an investigation of how German consumers per...... of the pork on expected and experienced quality. The study uses the Total Food Quality Model (Grunert et al, 1996) as a theoretical framework.......This paper deals with consumer perceptions of food quality before and after consuming the product, and with the relationship between quality perception and the actural physiological characteristics of the product. The paper is work in progress and with an investigation of how German consumers...... perceive the quality of pork (n=200). The main objectives of the study are 1) to investigate which factors determine expected and experienced quality of pork, 2) to investigate the relation between exp and experienced quality, and 3) to investigate the impact of the physiological characteristics...

  2. [Quality and quality assurance, a European problem].

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    Schmitt, H

    1994-01-01

    The problem of quality and quality assurance for the free exchange of blood and blood products in Europe is discussed. The background of all discussion of quality is the categorical theory of Aristoteles. The philosophical basis is described. The fundamental law of the daily work of a blood center has to be a philosophy of quality which depends on the sociodemographic situation in the region. This basic varies from country to country in Europe. The importance of the supranational bodies in Europe is mentioned. The weightness of the Code of Ethics is discussed. Virus safety, purity and validity of blood and blood products are described as parameters of the quality aspects. Finally it is confirmed that a well running blood program is a multicategorical problem.

  3. Software product quality control

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    Wagner, Stefan

    2013-01-01

    Quality is not a fixed or universal property of software; it depends on the context and goals of its stakeholders. Hence, when you want to develop a high-quality software system, the first step must be a clear and precise specification of quality. Yet even if you get it right and complete, you can be sure that it will become invalid over time. So the only solution is continuous quality control: the steady and explicit evaluation of a product's properties with respect to its updated quality goals.This book guides you in setting up and running continuous quality control in your environment. Star

  4. Quality management and Juran's legacy

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    Bisgaard, S.

    2008-01-01

    Quality management provides the framework for the industrial application of statistical quality control, design of experiments, quality improvement, and reliability methods. It is therefore helpful for quality engineers and statisticians to be familiar with basic quality management principles. In

  5. Quality management and Juran's legacy

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    Bisgaard, S.

    2008-01-01

    Quality management provides the framework for the industrial application of statistical quality control, design of experiments, quality improvement, and reliability methods. It is therefore helpful for quality engineers and statisticians to be familiar with basic quality management principles. In th

  6. Quality function and the quality manager

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    Dr.Sc. Miraç Hani

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In many organizations, management systems are viewed in terms of the internal dynamics between marketing, design, production, distribution, and accounting. A change is required from this to a larger system which also encompasses and integrates the business interests of customers and   suppliers. Management needs to develop an in-depth understanding of these relationships and how they may be used to cement the partnership concept. The quality function should be the organization’s focal point in this respect and should be equipped to gauge internal and external customers, expectations and degree of satisfaction. It should also identify quality deficiencies in all business functions and promote improvements. The role of the quality function is to make quality become an inseparable aspect of every employee’s performance and responsibility. The transition in many companies from quality departments with line functions will require careful planning, direction and monitoring. Quality professionals have developed numerous techniques and skills focused on product or service quality.

  7. Nursing Home Quality Initiative

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) website provides consumer and provider information regarding the quality of care in nursing homes. NHQI discusses...

  8. Water Quality Standards Handbook

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    The Water Quality Standards Handbook is a compilation of the EPA's water quality standards (WQS) program guidance including recommendations for states, authorized tribes, and territories in reviewing, revising, and implementing WQS.

  9. Water Quality Monitoring Sites

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Water Quality Monitoring Site identifies locations across the state of Vermont where water quality data has been collected, including habitat, chemistry, fish and/or...

  10. The Quality Costs

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    Arsenie Constantin PAULICĂ

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Quality has a cost and this fact cannot be denied. In the same time, it is true that non-quality is more expensive. Quality is considered asbeing expensive because no one tries to calculate non-quality costs. Out of the final cost of a product, non-quality stands for 20% up to 35%.According to this idea all the economic sectors contain error costs caused by the mistakes made during the production process. To have a realconsummation situation, it is necessary to know the cost quantum. The final quality cost is the result of the following costs: prevention costs,necessary to preclude errors; evaluation costs, as results of a final product evaluation, and failure costs, generated by the non – attainment ofproduct’s purpose. The gross of these costs stand for the total quality costs. Nowadays, the problem inheres in how much this quality cost representsout of the final cost.

  11. Allegheny County Air Quality

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Air quality data from Allegheny County Health Department monitors throughout the county. Air quality monitored data must be verified by qualified individuals before...

  12. Water Quality Analysis Simulation

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Water Quality analysis simulation Program, an enhancement of the original WASP. This model helps users interpret and predict water quality responses to natural...

  13. Water Quality Analysis Simulation

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    The Water Quality analysis simulation Program, an enhancement of the original WASP. This model helps users interpret and predict water quality responses to natural phenomena and man-made pollution for variious pollution management decisions.

  14. Quality Management Spas

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    Ioniþã Roxana Mihaela

    2012-01-01

    Applying quality management in coastal tourist facilities became a necessity under current economic development. Increased quality of tourism services must be established as a priority for owners and management of tourism companies under increasing competition Powerful seaside tourist market.

  15. Quality program plan

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    Kelly, D.P.

    1977-07-15

    This report describes a quality program plan for the Mound laboratory. Areas include variation engineering, technical manual process control systems, process performance data, product index system, promotional marketing program, quality engineering staff, ultimate use education, and management reporting.

  16. Quality Initiatives - General Information

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — CMS has developed a standardized approach for the development of quality measures that it uses in its quality initiatives. Known as the Measures Management System...

  17. Quality Management in Tanzania

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    Mohamed, Samira Said Salim

    2006-01-01

    Increased globalisation and awareness have forced the subject of Quality Management (QM) into the spotlight. More and more, people have awakened to the importance of quality and now regard it as crucial in influencing their retail, or otherwise, decisions. Businesses employing the latest quality techniques realise significant advantages over those that do not. The trend towards quality has not just swept across developed countries but also, increasingly, towards developing countries. Many stu...

  18. Total Quality Management Simplified.

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    Arias, Pam

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Total Quality Management (TQM) is one method that helps to monitor and improve the quality of child care. Lists four steps for a child-care center to design and implement its own TQM program. Suggests that quality assurance in child-care settings is an ongoing process, and that TQM programs help in providing consistent, high-quality…

  19. Multinational Quality Assurance

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    Kinser, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Multinational colleges and universities pose numerous challenges to the traditional models of quality assurance that are designed to validate domestic higher education. When institutions cross international borders, at least two quality assurance protocols are involved. To guard against fraud and abuse, quality assurance in the host country is…

  20. Consumers' quality perception

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    Bech, Anne C.; Grunert, Klaus G.; Bredahl, Lone;

    2001-01-01

    Much has been said about food quality, and the disussion is endless because the notion of quality changes along with the changes in our life and society. This underlines the complexity of the issue of food quality. Today food production in Europe is highly concentrated, and the global market is r...... framework, the Total Food Quality Model, which we believe is useful in understanding consumers perception of food quality. We will then illustrate applications of the model using two recent examples of the quality perception of meat and fish.......Much has been said about food quality, and the disussion is endless because the notion of quality changes along with the changes in our life and society. This underlines the complexity of the issue of food quality. Today food production in Europe is highly concentrated, and the global market...... of quality and the ability of producers to react to changes in consumers' perception of quality may form the basis of market success or failure, independent of whether you are a local or multinational producer. This chapter deals with the analysis of consumers' quality perception. We will introduce a general...

  1. Total Quality Management Simplified.

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    Arias, Pam

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Total Quality Management (TQM) is one method that helps to monitor and improve the quality of child care. Lists four steps for a child-care center to design and implement its own TQM program. Suggests that quality assurance in child-care settings is an ongoing process, and that TQM programs help in providing consistent, high-quality…

  2. Understanding Quality Culture

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    Ehlers, Ulf Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a holistic understanding of quality in higher education which reveals the current debates about accreditation or quality process standards as insufficient, and to propose an enhanced model for quality culture in educational organisations. Design/methodology/approach: The conceptual framework is…

  3. Quality, Culture and Change

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    Strydom, J. F.; Zulu, N.; Murray, L.

    2004-01-01

    Higher education in South Africa has been grappling with the issue of quality assurance since the early 1990s. This paper investigates the relationships or tensions between quality, culture and change as a result of the introduction of quality assurance systems in higher education institutions in South Africa. The imperatives for the introduction…

  4. Understanding Quality Culture

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    Ehlers, Ulf Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a holistic understanding of quality in higher education which reveals the current debates about accreditation or quality process standards as insufficient, and to propose an enhanced model for quality culture in educational organisations. Design/methodology/approach: The conceptual framework is…

  5. Crowdsourcing Water Quality Data

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    World Bank

    2016-01-01

    Using mobile phone technologies coupled with water quality testing, there is great opportunity to increase the awareness of water quality throughout rural and urban communities in developing countries. Whether the focus is on empowering citizens with information about the quality of water they use in daily life or providing scientific data to water managers to help them deliver safe water to the ...

  6. The Quality Fit.

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    Vertiz, Virginia C.; Downey, Carolyn J.

    This paper proposes a two-pronged approach for examining an educational program's "quality of fit." The American Association of School Administrators' (AASA's) Curriculum Management Audit for quality indicators is reviewed, using the Downey Quality Fit Framework and Deming's 4 areas of profound knowledge and 14 points. The purpose is to…

  7. Quality, Culture and Change

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    Strydom, J. F.; Zulu, N.; Murray, L.

    2004-01-01

    Higher education in South Africa has been grappling with the issue of quality assurance since the early 1990s. This paper investigates the relationships or tensions between quality, culture and change as a result of the introduction of quality assurance systems in higher education institutions in South Africa. The imperatives for the introduction…

  8. Total Quality Management and Cost of Quality

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    Hadjicostas, Evsevios

    Before we start analysing the philosophy of Total Quality Management it is worthwhile going back to the early days of quality and the quality movement. In fact, the quality concept dates back to the creation of Adam and Eve: “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good”. (Genesis A 31). It is remarkable that at the end of each day, looking at his creations God was saying, “This is good”. However, at the end of the sixth day, after he finished the creation of human beings, he said, “This is very good”. It is amazing that he did not say, “This is excellent”. This is because excellence is something that we gain after tireless effort. God left room for improvement in order to challenge us and make our life more attractive, which has really happened!

  9. Quality Culture Survey Report.

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    Patel, Pritesh; Baker, Denyse; Burdick, Rick; Chen, Cylia; Hill, Jonathon; Holland, Morgan; Sawant, Anil

    2015-01-01

    The Parenteral Drug Association conducted an anonymous global survey of quality culture in the pharmaceutical industry to determine whether there is a relationship between certain quality behaviors and certain quality attributes, and whether these quality attributes could be used as surrogates (or proxy variables) to assess quality culture. Other studies have shown that an unhealthy quality culture is a root cause of many quality or compliance issues seen by sites and organizations. Statistical analysis of survey data suggests that certain attributes are driving good behaviors, and the demographic data suggests that this relationship holds irrespective of the geographic location of the site. Executive survey respondents had a more optimistic view of the current state of quality culture than survey respondents at large, with cross-functional vision showing the biggest gap (P-value = 0.07, F-Test). The top five quality attributes that can serve as surrogates for quality culture were (1) Management communication that quality is everyone's responsibility, (2) Site has formal quality improvement objectives and targets, (3) Clear performance criteria for feedback and coaching, (4) Quality topics included in at least half of all-hands meetings, and (5) Collecting error prevention metrics. These identified mature quality attributes are related to management responsibility, and continual improvement of the pharmaceutical quality system sections of ICH Q10, and therefore may be amenable to be incorporated in audit programs or in regulatory inspections. Additional research and discussion is required to build a coherent approach, which the pharmaceutical industry and regulators can adopt. © PDA, Inc. 2015.

  10. Translation, Quality and Growth

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    Petersen, Margrethe

    The paper investigates the feasibility and some of the possible consequences of applying quality management to translation. It first gives an introduction to two different schools of translation and to (total) quality management. It then examines whether quality management may, in theory......, be applied to translation and goes on to present a case study which involves a firm in the translation industry and which illustrates quality management in practice. The paper shows that applying quality management to translation is feasible and that doing so may translate into sustained growth....

  11. Translation, Quality and Growth

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    Petersen, Margrethe

    The paper investigates the feasibility and some of the possible consequences of applying quality management to translation. It first gives an introduction to two different schools of translation and to (total) quality management. It then examines whether quality management may, in theory......, be applied to translation and goes on to present a case study which involves a firm in the translation industry and which illustrates quality management in practice. The paper shows that applying quality management to translation is feasible and that doing so may translate into sustained growth....

  12. Teaching quality improvement.

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    Murray, Marry Ellen; Douglas, Stephen; Girdley, Diana; Jarzemsky, Paula

    2010-08-01

    Practicing nurses are required to engage in quality improvement work as a part of their clinical practice, but few undergraduate nursing education programs offer course work and applied experience in this area. This article presents a description of class content and teaching strategies, assignments, and evaluation strategies designed to achieve the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing competencies related to quality improvement and interdisciplinary teams. Students demonstrate their application of the quality improvement process by designing and implementing a small-scale quality improvement project that they report in storyboard format on a virtual conference Web site.

  13. Quality Assessment in Oncology

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    Albert, Jeffrey M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Das, Prajnan, E-mail: prajdas@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The movement to improve healthcare quality has led to a need for carefully designed quality indicators that accurately reflect the quality of care. Many different measures have been proposed and continue to be developed by governmental agencies and accrediting bodies. However, given the inherent differences in the delivery of care among medical specialties, the same indicators will not be valid across all of them. Specifically, oncology is a field in which it can be difficult to develop quality indicators, because the effectiveness of an oncologic intervention is often not immediately apparent, and the multidisciplinary nature of the field necessarily involves many different specialties. Existing and emerging comparative effectiveness data are helping to guide evidence-based practice, and the increasing availability of these data provides the opportunity to identify key structure and process measures that predict for quality outcomes. The increasing emphasis on quality and efficiency will continue to compel the medical profession to identify appropriate quality measures to facilitate quality improvement efforts and to guide accreditation, credentialing, and reimbursement. Given the wide-reaching implications of quality metrics, it is essential that they be developed and implemented with scientific rigor. The aims of the present report were to review the current state of quality assessment in oncology, identify existing indicators with the best evidence to support their implementation, and propose a framework for identifying and refining measures most indicative of true quality in oncologic care.

  14. The pharmaceutical quality revolution

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    Jordi Botet

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Pharmaceutical products are patient-oriented. If they had a deficient quality they might put live at risk. Ensuring their quality is not, however, a straightforward task and this is why different approaches have been used along the way. This article analyzes them and shows how our present approach, if well implemented, is very effective in ensuring quality.Methods. This article analyzes the current pharmaceutical quality system as described by international guidances in the light of practical experience gathered by the author as an international GMP-consultant.Result. Nowadays we have come to understand that as quality is a global concept in terms of time and of requirements, it has to be assured in a global way too. This is why quality assurance is a permanent process that starts during the development of a product and goes on during its manufacturing life. Manufacturing should be performed within a pharmaceutical quality system which ensures GMP compliance. Decisions should be science and risk-based. Products and processes are monitored by means of critical variables.Conclusions. The approach followed in the 21st century for ensuring quality is very effective and allows for a progressive reduction of the level of quality risk. However, this quality system is either comprehensive or there is no quality

  15. Software quality in 1997

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    Jones, C. [Software Productivity Research, Inc., Burlington, MA (United States)

    1997-11-01

    For many years, software quality assurance lagged behind hardware quality assurance in terms of methods, metrics, and successful results. New approaches such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD) the ISO 9000-9004 standards, the SEI maturity levels, and Total Quality Management (TQM) are starting to attract wide attention, and in some cases to bring software quality levels up to a parity with manufacturing quality levels. Since software is on the critical path for many engineered products, and for internal business systems as well, the new approaches are starting to affect global competition and attract widespread international interest. It can be hypothesized that success in mastering software quality will be a key strategy for dominating global software markets in the 21st century.

  16. Quality Control Applications

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    Chorafas, Dimitris N

    2013-01-01

    Quality control is a constant priority in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and nuclear engineering – as well as in the vast domain of electronics, from home appliances to computers and telecommunications. Quality Control Applications provides guidance and valuable insight into quality control policies; their methods, their implementation, constant observation and associated technical audits. What has previously been a mostly mathematical topic is translated here for engineers concerned with the practical implementation of quality control. Once the fundamentals of quality control are established, Quality Control Applications goes on to develop this knowledge and explain how to apply it in the most effective way. Techniques are described and supported using relevant, real-life, case studies to provide detail and clarity for those without a mathematical background. Among the many practical examples, two case studies dramatize the importance of quality assurance: A shot-by-shot analysis of the errors made ...

  17. Quality of Higher Education

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    Zou, Yihuan

    Quality in higher education was not invented in recent decades – universities have always possessed mechanisms for assuring the quality of their work. The rising concern over quality is closely related to the changes in higher education and its social context. Among others, the most conspicuous...... changes are the massive expansion, diversification and increased cost in higher education, and new mechanisms of accountability initiated by the state. With these changes the traditional internally enacted academic quality-keeping has been given an important external dimension – quality assurance, which...... requires higher education institutions to continuously demonstrate and improve performance, and which also provides new systems of rewards and sanctions. However, the complex impacts of quality assurance policies have shown a need to further understand the quality issue in higher education. This book...

  18. The quality of tourism destination – integrated quality management

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    Vajčnerová, Ida

    The paper deals with the quality of tourism services. It mentions various ways of approaching quality management, such as the standards of quality, systems based on ISO standards and systems of complex quality management...

  19. 10 CFR 26.137 - Quality assurance and quality control.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Quality assurance and quality control. 26.137 Section 26....137 Quality assurance and quality control. (a) Quality assurance program. Each licensee testing... metabolites. (b) Performance testing and quality control requirements for validity screening tests....

  20. Quality of Higher Education

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    Zou, Yihuan

    . With regard to quality assurance and accountability in higher education special attention should be given to the values pursued and be careful to balance between immediate, single-value efficiency and sustainable development and a wider-range of values that higher education serves.......Quality in higher education was not invented in recent decades – universities have always possessed mechanisms for assuring the quality of their work. The rising concern over quality is closely related to the changes in higher education and its social context. Among others, the most conspicuous...... changes are the massive expansion, diversification and increased cost in higher education, and new mechanisms of accountability initiated by the state. With these changes the traditional internally enacted academic quality-keeping has been given an important external dimension – quality assurance, which...

  1. Data Quality and Curation

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    Kevin Ashley

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Data quality is an issue that touches on every aspect of the research data landscape and is therefore appropriate to examine in the context of planning for future research data infrastructures. As producers, researchers want to believe that they produce high quality data; as consumers, they want to obtain data of the highest quality. Data centres typically have stringent controls to ensure that they only acquire and disseminate data of the highest quality. Data managers will usually say that they improve the quality of the data they are responsible for. Much of the infrastructure that will emit, transform, integrate, visualise, manage, analyse, and disseminate data during its life will have dependencies, explicit or implicit, on the quality of the data it is dealing with.

  2. Qualities of food

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    Harvey, Mark; McMeekin, Andrew; Warde, Alan

    2004-01-01

    This book addresses current controversial debates about food quality. What is it that makes people decide that food is of good, or alternatively of dubious, 'quality'? How food is produced, how it is prepared, how it tastes and in what circumstances it is consumed are all dimensions of its quality. Chapters address a number of intriguing questions: how do people make judgements about taste?; how do such judgements come to be shared by groups or people?; what social and organisational processe...

  3. Quality management in healthcare

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    Subhash S Dodwad

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Clinical governance and better human resource management practices are important planks in the current health policies emphasizing quality of patient care. There are numerous reasons why it is important to improve quality of healthcare, including enhancing the accountability of health practitioners and managers, resource efficiency, identifying, and minimizing medical errors while maximizing the use of effective care and improving outcomes, and aligning care to what users/patients want in addition to what they need. "Quality in health is doing the right things for the right people at the right time, and doing them right first time and every time." Quality can also refer to the technical quality of care, to nontechnical aspects of service delivery such as clients′ waiting time and staff′s attitudes, and to programmatic elements such as policies, infrastructure, access, and management. In this oration/article quality initiatives like Reproductive and Child Health (RCH and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM of Government of India (GOI, which concentrate on improving the quality of infrastructure of vast rural health facilities including sub-center, primary health center, and community health center has been taken into account with focus on improving quality of health services also. United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA in collaboration with the GOI has proposed introducing quality assurance program for accessing and improving the quality of services at public sector health facilities. It is felt that improving the quality of health services in public sector will attract the client belonging to low economic strata, and surely will help in achieving the goal of the NRHM, that is, "Reaching the enriched with quality of health services."

  4. Quality Of Construction Activity

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    LOREDANA VALENTINA HEDRE

    2010-01-01

    The problem of the quality works of building has a different importance because, as opposed to another activities of material productions here are not admitted bear of the quality in respect resistances, stability, durability, safeties in exploitation. The responsibility concerning assurance quality is not summed up just to the level of builders or beneficiaries, they became a national problem and last recently, European and even global issues. Implications are considered factors contributing...

  5. Quality or quantity?

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    Handa, Sudhanshu; Simler, Kenneth

    2000-01-01

    The role of school quality in determining educational outcomes has received much research attention in the United States. However, in developing countries, where a significant part of the school age population never attends school, policymakers must consider both quality and quantity when deciding how to maximize the impact of scarce investments. Acknowledging this difference in the policy environment in developing countries, this paper provides comparative estimates of the impact of quality ...

  6. Quality in drilling operations

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    Duncan, E.; Gervais, I. [Sedco Forex Jacintoport Facility, Channelview, TX (United States); Le Moign, Y.; Pangarkar, S.; Stibbs, B. [Sedco Forex, Montrouge (France); McMorran, P. [Sedco Forex, Pau (France); Nordquist, E. [Dubai Petroleum Company, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Pittman, T. [Sedco Forex, Perth (Australia); Schindler, H. [Sedco Forex, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Scott, P. [Woodside Offshore Petroleum Pty. Ltd., Perth (Australia)

    1996-12-31

    Driven by cost and profitability pressures, quality has taken on new meaning and importance in the oil field during the past decade. In drilling operations, new initiatives have led to cooperative team efforts between operators and drilling contractors to enhance quality. In this article examples are given of how one drilling contractor, by adopting a quality culture, is reaping major benefits for its clients as well as its employees. 22 figs., 19 refs.

  7. Talking about quality

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    Wiig, Siri; Aase, Karina; von Plessen, Christian

    2014-01-01

    and bridge potential disconnect in language about quality between system levels, professions, and clinical services. The aim is therefore to explore and compare conceptualization of quality among national bodies (macro level), senior hospital managers (meso level), and professional groups within clinical...... depending on the type of services provided. CONCLUSION: The quality conceptualization differed across system levels (macro-meso-micro), among professional groups (nurses, doctors, managers), and between the studied micro systems in our ten sampled European hospitals. This entails a managerial alignment...... challenge translating macro level quality definitions into different local contexts....

  8. Development on quality management concepts

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    Dragan Cristian; Stanca Costel

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to perform an analysis of the history of the Total Quality Management (TQM) in the private sector, taking a closer look at its five stages in the Western hemisphere: quality inspection, statistical quality control, system-oriented quality assurance, company-wide quality control, total quality management

  9. Preanalytical quality improvement : in quality we trust

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    Lippi, Giuseppe; Becan-McBride, Kathleen; Behulova, Darina; Bowen, Raffick A.; Church, Stephen; Delanghe, Joris; Grankvist, Kjell; Kitchen, Steve; Nybo, Mads; Nauck, Matthias; Nikolac, Nora; Palicka, Vladimir; Plebani, Mario; Sandberg, Sverre; Simundic, Ana-Maria

    2013-01-01

    Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has bee

  10. Preanalytical quality improvement : in quality we trust

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    Lippi, Giuseppe; Becan-McBride, Kathleen; Behulova, Darina; Bowen, Raffick A.; Church, Stephen; Delanghe, Joris; Grankvist, Kjell; Kitchen, Steve; Nybo, Mads; Nauck, Matthias; Nikolac, Nora; Palicka, Vladimir; Plebani, Mario; Sandberg, Sverre; Simundic, Ana-Maria

    2013-01-01

    Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has bee

  11. OVERVIEW ABOUT PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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    Catalin Drob

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to emphasize the main aspects regarding project quality management. This study tries to present in the comparative manner, different approaches of the main guidelines, international standards and methodologies regarding project quality management (the PMBOK ® Guide elaborated by the Project Management Institute, the PRINCE method elaborated by the British Office of Government Commerce etc.. The PMBOK® Guide describes three elements (processes of quality management: quality planning (plan quality management, quality assurance (perform quality assurance and quality control (control quality. The PMBOK approach regarding project quality management is that quality management must lead to achieving and validating project requirements. According the PRINCE method the quality is one of the six variables involved in any project. The PRINCE approach regarding project quality management considers that strategy in this field must lead to achieving just the level of quality needed to achieve in the project and not to ensuring the best quality.

  12. Project Quality Plan

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    Sandborg-Petersen, Ulrik; Øhrstrøm, Peter

    This document defines the procedures, standards, and strategies which will be used to ensure high standards of quality of the work produced within the HANDS project. It contains the following sections......This document defines the procedures, standards, and strategies which will be used to ensure high standards of quality of the work produced within the HANDS project. It contains the following sections...

  13. The Quality System

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    Brogaard Buus, Daniel; Eland, Morten Vestergaard; Lystlund, Rasmus

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we present our efforts to try to increase cohesiveness and connectivity between quests generated by a recreation of an existing procedural quest generation system, with an addition of a progressive tier system called Quality System. A study gave strong indications that the Quality...

  14. Influences on Evaluation Quality

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    Cooksy, Leslie J.; Mark, Melvin M.

    2012-01-01

    Attention to evaluation quality is commonplace, even if sometimes implicit. Drawing on her 2010 Presidential Address to the American Evaluation Association, Leslie Cooksy suggests that evaluation quality depends, at least in part, on the intersection of three factors: (a) evaluator competency, (b) aspects of the evaluation environment or context,…

  15. Image quality in context

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    Besuijen, J.

    2008-01-01

    An analysis of the ergonomic quality of the current standards for the visual display quality leads to a number of recommendations for the development of new international standards: - Separation for different types of users, esp. display designers, purchasers, and end users, -Independence of display

  16. MBA Quality Signals.

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    Chapman, Randall S.

    1998-01-01

    A study identified quality signals for master's programs in business administration (MBAs). Traditional scholarly oriented academic signals are apparently not valued as such by external customer groups. MBA academic quality appears to be a multidimensional construct, with subdimensions of real-worldness; placement; student satisfaction; and…

  17. A Quality System Database

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    Snell, William H.; Turner, Anne M.; Gifford, Luther; Stites, William

    2010-01-01

    A quality system database (QSD), and software to administer the database, were developed to support recording of administrative nonconformance activities that involve requirements for documentation of corrective and/or preventive actions, which can include ISO 9000 internal quality audits and customer complaints.

  18. Checking quality control?

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    Brodersen, Lars

    2005-01-01

    How is quality control doing within the community of GIS, web-services based on geo-information, GI etc.?......How is quality control doing within the community of GIS, web-services based on geo-information, GI etc.?...

  19. Data Quality Screening Service

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    Strub, Richard; Lynnes, Christopher; Hearty, Thomas; Won, Young-In; Fox, Peter; Zednik, Stephan

    2013-01-01

    A report describes the Data Quality Screening Service (DQSS), which is designed to help automate the filtering of remote sensing data on behalf of science users. Whereas this process often involves much research through quality documents followed by laborious coding, the DQSS is a Web Service that provides data users with data pre-filtered to their particular criteria, while at the same time guiding the user with filtering recommendations of the cognizant data experts. The DQSS design is based on a formal semantic Web ontology that describes data fields and the quality fields for applying quality control within a data product. The accompanying code base handles several remote sensing datasets and quality control schemes for data products stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), a common format for NASA remote sensing data. Together, the ontology and code support a variety of quality control schemes through the implementation of the Boolean expression with simple, reusable conditional expressions as operands. Additional datasets are added to the DQSS simply by registering instances in the ontology if they follow a quality scheme that is already modeled in the ontology. New quality schemes are added by extending the ontology and adding code for each new scheme.

  20. Accounting for Quality

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    Pflueger, Dane

    2015-01-01

    Background Accounting-that is, standardized measurement, public reporting, performance evaluation and managerial control-is commonly seen to provide the core infrastructure for quality improvement in healthcare. Yet, accounting successfully for quality has been a problematic endeavor, often......, but that it would need to be understood and operationalized in new ways in order to contribute to this end. Proposals for this new way of advancing accounting are discussed. They include the cultivation of overlapping and even conflicting measures of quality, the evaluation of accounting regimes in terms of what...... producing dysfunctional effects. This has raised questions about the appropriate role for accounting in achieving quality improvement. This paper contributes to this debate by contrasting the specific way in which accounting is understood and operationalized for quality improvement in the UK National Health...

  1. WHY FUZZY QUALITY?

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    Abbas Parchami

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Such as other statistical problems, we may confront with uncertain and fuzzy concepts in quality control. One particular case in process capability analysis is a situation in which specification limits are two fuzzy sets. In such a uncertain and vague environment, the produced product is not qualified with a two-valued Boolean view, but to some degree depending on the decision-maker strictness and the quality level of the produced product. This matter can be cause to a rational decision-making on the quality of the production line. First, a comprehensive approach is presented in this paper for modeling the fuzzy quality concept. Then, motivations and advantages of applying this flexible approach instead of using classical quality are mentioned.

  2. Obstetric Safety and Quality.

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    Pettker, Christian M; Grobman, William A

    2015-07-01

    Obstetric safety and quality is an emerging and important topic not only as a result of the pressures of patient and regulatory expectations, but also because of the genuine interest of caregivers to reduce harm, improve outcomes, and optimize care. Although each seeks to improve care by using scientific approaches beyond human physiology and pathophysiology, patient safety methodologies seek to avoid preventable adverse events, whereas health care quality projects aim to achieve the best possible outcomes. It is well-documented that an increasingly complex medical system controlled by human workers is a circumstance subject to recurrent failure. A safety culture encourages a proactive approach to mitigate failure before, during, and after it occurs. This article highlights the key concepts in health care safety and quality and reviews the background of the quality improvement sciences with particular emphasis on obstetric outcomes and quality measures.

  3. Quality management in orthodontics.

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    Prahl-Andersen, Birte

    2005-11-01

    The introduction of modern quality thinking to orthodontic care should be a continuing effort on the part of the orthodontic profession. The strategy for the development of a European quality management system in orthodontic care was developed from 1993 to 2000 during the EURO-QUAL project. During the project's first stage, the basic prerequisites were identified for a general model of quality management in orthodontic care. A supra-national agreement was reached on policy statements for orthodontic care in Europe. The essential components of an orthodontic quality management system are: linking orthodontic care to population need, patient partnership, clinical accountability, and containing costs.Value-based health care and "TQM", the philosophy of total quality management, are basic principles applied in accordance with the recommendations of the European Health Committee of September 1997 and the "Health-for-All" policy framework of the World Health Organization.

  4. Thinking of English Quality Education

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    袁捷

    2012-01-01

    On the suggestions of advancing quality-oriented education actively, the State Education Commission made detailed explanation to Chinese quality education: Quality Education is education taking improv- ing whole nation’s quality as its aim. With the high-speed development of economy, quality education, especially English quality education, is out of line from development in our country. Thus, based on the current situation of English Quality Education, it deserves our attention of Secondary Vocational English Quality Education on English quality, English quality education, principles and strategies.

  5. Impact on quality culture of total quality management practices factors

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    Faihan Mosaad Saud Alotaibi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated total quality management practices and quality culture of Saudi Arabian contractors. Improving the quality can be achieved through implementation of total quality management although studies and researches work regarding this improvement is still lacking. A quantitative approach using the survey method was employed. With assistance from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, survey questionnaires were distributed to selected contractors in Saudi Arabia. The collected data were analysed using correlation, and multiple regression analyses. The key findings were the confirmation of significant relationships between all total quality management practices and quality culture and a positive relationship between quality management practices and quality culture. Furthermore, total quality management practices were found to be able to explain 68.1% of the variance in quality culture, while quality culture explained 12.5% of the variance in competitiveness. Quality culture was found to only partially mediate the relationship between total quality management practices and competitiveness.

  6. Minimum quality standards and exports

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    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the interaction of a minimum quality standard and exports in a vertical product differentiation model when firms sell global products. If ex ante quality of foreign firms is lower (higher) than the quality of exporting firms, a mild minimum quality standard in the home market hinders (supports) exports. The minimum quality standard increases quality in both markets. A welfare maximizing minimum quality standard is always lower under trade than under autarky. A minimum quali...

  7. Multicriteria Evaluation of Product Quality

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    Pabedinskaitė, Arnoldina; Vitkauskas, Romualdas

    2009-01-01

    Product quality assessment is a complex task. The aim of this paper is to analyse the concepts of quality, different quality management models and their interaction with knowledge management models and the presented criteria system for assessing product quality. Moreover, multicriteria methods and their applicability to assessment of the product quality are analysed. On the basis of group of the product quality criteria and using the multicriteria evaluation methods, the quality of the produc...

  8. Quality assurance of metabolomics.

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    Bouhifd, Mounir; Beger, Richard; Flynn, Thomas; Guo, Lining; Harris, Georgina; Hogberg, Helena; Kaddurah-Daouk, Rima; Kamp, Hennicke; Kleensang, Andre; Maertens, Alexandra; Odwin-DaCosta, Shelly; Pamies, David; Robertson, Donald; Smirnova, Lena; Sun, Jinchun; Zhao, Liang; Hartung, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Metabolomics promises a holistic phenotypic characterization of biological responses to toxicants. This technology is based on advanced chemical analytical tools with reasonable throughput, including mass-spectroscopy and NMR. Quality assurance, however - from experimental design, sample preparation, metabolite identification, to bioinformatics data-mining - is urgently needed to assure both quality of metabolomics data and reproducibility of biological models. In contrast to microarray-based transcriptomics, where consensus on quality assurance and reporting standards has been fostered over the last two decades, quality assurance of metabolomics is only now emerging. Regulatory use in safety sciences, and even proper scientific use of these technologies, demand quality assurance. In an effort to promote this discussion, an expert workshop discussed the quality assurance needs of metabolomics. The goals for this workshop were 1) to consider the challenges associated with metabolomics as an emerging science, with an emphasis on its application in toxicology and 2) to identify the key issues to be addressed in order to establish and implement quality assurance procedures in metabolomics-based toxicology. Consensus has still to be achieved regarding best practices to make sure sound, useful, and relevant information is derived from these new tools.

  9. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The air quality in Danish cities has been monitored continuously since 1982 within the Danish Air Quality (LMP) network. The aim has been to follow the concentration levels of toxic pollutants in the urban atmosphere and to provide the necessary knowledge to assess the trends, to perform source...... apportionment, and to evaluate the chemical reactions and the dispersion of the pollutants in the atmosphere. In 2002 the air quality was measured in four Danish cities and at two background sites. NO2 and PM10 were at several stations found in concentrations above the new EU limit values, which the Member...

  10. Paying for Market Quality

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    Tanggaard, Carsten; Anand, Amber; Weaver, Daniel G.

    in the form of significant improvements in market quality as well as price discovery. Further, we find that a firm's stock price rises in direct proportion to the improvements in market quality. We study the determinants of the compensation for liquidity provision and document a link between contracted fees...... and the level of desired liquidity. By examining the trading of liquidity providers we find that their propensity to supply liquidity increases at times of large spreads, and against market movements. Our findings suggest that firms should consider these market quality improvement opportunities as they do other...

  11. Quality of Information

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    Christensen, Leif

    2016-01-01

    Accounting and auditing is closely related to the quality of data. Two important elements supporting the quality of information are internal controls and materiality. Inspired by Simons (1994), these elements can be considered “basic building blocks”. Internal controls are perhaps the most...... important element, as they ensure that information used for management purposes has the required quality (Kinney, 2000). This information can be used as a basis for preparing the external financial reporting (COSO, 2013) and as a prerequisite for establishing information-based management control systems...

  12. Electric power quality

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    Chattopadhyay, Surajit; Sengupta, Samarjit

    2011-01-01

    In the present day deregulated power market electric power quality issues have become great concerns of utilities, end users and manufacturers. Worldwide researches are going on to address those issues. Electric Power Quality has evolved from the researches carried out by the authors. The key features of the book can be highlighted as follows: the contents focuses, on one hand, different power quality issues, their sources and effects and different related standards, which are required for students, researchers and practising engineers and, on the other hand, measurement techniques for differe

  13. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The air quality in Danish cities has been monitored continuously since 1982 within the Danish Air Quality (LMP) network. The aim has been to follow the concentration levels of toxic pollutants in the urban atmosphere and to provide the necessary knowledge to assess the trends, to perform source...... apportionment, and to evaluate the chemical reactions and the dispersion of the pollutants in the atmosphere. In 2002 the air quality was measured in four Danish cities and at two background sites. NO2 and PM10 were at several stations found in concentrations above the new EU limit values, which the Member...

  14. Total quality accounting

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    Andrijašević Maja

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The focus of competitive "battle" shifted from the price towards non-price instruments, above all, towards quality that became the key variable for profitability increase and achievement of better comparative position of a company. Under such conditions, management of a company, which, according to the established and certified system of total quality, strives towards achieving of a better market position, faces the problem of quality cost measurement and determination. Management, above all, cost accounting can help in solving of this problem, but the question is how much of its potential is being used for that purpose.

  15. Software quality assurance handbook

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    1990-09-01

    There are two important reasons for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) at Allied-Signal Inc., Kansas City Division (KCD): First, the benefits from SQA make good business sense. Second, the Department of Energy has requested SQA. This handbook is one of the first steps in a plant-wide implementation of Software Quality Assurance at KCD. The handbook has two main purposes. The first is to provide information that you will need to perform software quality assurance activities. The second is to provide a common thread to unify the approach to SQA at KCD. 2 figs.

  16. Paying for Market Quality

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    Anand, Amber; Tanggaard, Carsten; G. Weaver, Daniel

    proportion to the improvement in market quality Thus, we find overwhelming evidence of liquidity benefits to listed firms of entering into such contracts which suggests that firms should consider these market quality improvement opportunities as they do other capital budgeting decisions...... that entered into such an arrangement, a significant improvement in market quality with a decline in quoted spreads and an increase in quoted depth throughout the limit order book. We also find evidence that suggests that there are improvements beyond those contracted for. In addition, both inter and intraday...

  17. Creativity and quality.

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    de Bono, E

    1994-01-01

    Edward de Bono's work helped shatter the theory that creativity is a talent possessed only by a gifted few who can see beyond current paradigms. His seminal work in The Mechanism of the Mind and later in Lateral Thinking established the theory that creativity is a skill that can be developed and enhanced through structured training and teaching. The editors of QMHC invited Dr. de Bono to share his thoughts on the relationship between creativity and quality. In this essay, he presents his views on possible limitations of traditional quality improvement thinking and demonstrates the importance that creativity plays in enhancing quality improvement efforts.

  18. Paying for Market Quality

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    Anand, Amber; Tanggaard, Carsten; G. Weaver, Daniel

    that entered into such an arrangement, a significant improvement in market quality with a decline in quoted spreads and an increase in quoted depth throughout the limit order book. We also find evidence that suggests that there are improvements beyond those contracted for. In addition, both inter and intraday...... proportion to the improvement in market quality Thus, we find overwhelming evidence of liquidity benefits to listed firms of entering into such contracts which suggests that firms should consider these market quality improvement opportunities as they do other capital budgeting decisions...

  19. Quality engineering as a profession.

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    Kolb, Rachel R.; Hoover, Marcey L.

    2012-12-01

    Over the course of time, the profession of quality engineering has witnessed significant change, from its original emphasis on quality control and inspection to a more contemporary focus on upholding quality processes throughout the organization and its product realization activities. This paper describes the profession of quality engineering, exploring how todays quality engineers and quality professionals are certified individuals committed to upholding quality processes and principles while working with different dimensions of product development. It also discusses the future of the quality engineering profession and the future of the quality movement as a whole.

  20. Accounting for Quality

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    Pflueger, Dane

    2015-01-01

    Background Accounting-that is, standardized measurement, public reporting, performance evaluation and managerial control-is commonly seen to provide the core infrastructure for quality improvement in healthcare. Yet, accounting successfully for quality has been a problematic endeavor, often...... producing dysfunctional effects. This has raised questions about the appropriate role for accounting in achieving quality improvement. This paper contributes to this debate by contrasting the specific way in which accounting is understood and operationalized for quality improvement in the UK National Health...... Service (NHS) with findings from the broadly defined ‘social studies of accounting’ literature and illustrative examples. Discussion This paper highlights three significant differences between the way that accounting is understood to operate in the dominant health policy discourse and recent healthcare...

  1. Regional Air Quality Data

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This asset provides data on regional air quality, including trace level SO2, nitric acid, ozone, carbon monoxide, and NOy; and particulate sulfate, nitrate, and...

  2. Translation and Quality Management

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    Petersen, Margrethe

    1996-01-01

    The aim of this article is to consider the issue of quality in translation. Specifically, the question under consideration is whether quality assurance in relation to translation is feasible and, if so, what some of the implications for translation theory, translation practice and the teaching...... of translation would be. To provide a backdrop against which the issue may be discussed, I present an overview of the two areas which seem most likely to hold potential answers, viz., that of translation theory and that of quality management. Section 1. gives a brief outline of some contributions to translation...... theory which would seem likely to be of interest in this connection and section 2. gives a linguist's introduction to the part of the area of quality management which I consider relevant for present purposes. Section 3. is devoted to the case study of a small translation firm which has been certified...

  3. Website Quality in Government

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    Sørum, Hanne; Andersen, Kim Normann; Clemmensen, Torkil

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – The objective of this paper is to investigate how webmasters within government bodies explain quality of websites. Despite the central position for advancing the communication, bridging usability tests and design, there are surprisingly few studies on how webmasters perceive, experience...... and explain website quality or design issues. Design/methodology/approach – The authors' unit of analysis is webmasters from Norwegian web-award-winning organizations. Eight webmasters from four types of websites were interviewed. The websites were purposefully sampled, using the strategy of maximal variation...... sampling to maximize difference between the four types of websites. Findings – The findings reveal that issues concerning usability are found to be an important dimension of website quality. The authors' analysis of how webmasters explain website quality reveals substantial variance in explanation...

  4. IMPROVING CONCEPTUAL DESIGN QUALITY

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    Bush, Stuart; Robotham, Antony John

    1999-01-01

    This paper will consider how Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) processes can be used to improve the design quality of products at the concept stage. We appreciate that both QFD and DFMA are techniques that have been used for some time by mature product...... quality is maintained in design project work. The projects described have been carried out with products manufactured by small to medium sized enterprises (SME's), where we have found significant opportunities for product improvement. The quantitative nature of DFMA analysis results allows the novice...... for continuous improvement of their products. However, we consider that if novice designers are able to successfully utilise design tools like QFD and DFMA and achieve improvements in design quality, then SME’s have no excuses for ignoring the benefits they could bring to their own product development activity....

  5. Master in Urban Quality

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    2006-01-01

    Development and content of an international Master in Urban Quality development and management. The work has been done in a cooperation between Berlage institut, Holland; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Mahidol University, Thailand; University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia; og Aalborg...

  6. Patent Assessment Quality

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    Burke, Paul F.; Reitzig, Markus

    2006-01-01

    The increasing number of patent applications worldwide and the extension of patenting to the areas of software and business methods have triggered a debate on "patent quality". While patent quality may have various dimensions, this paper argues that consistency in the decision making on the side...... of the patent office is one important dimension, particularly in new patenting areas (emerging technologies). In order to understand whether patent offices appear capable of providing consistent assessments of a patent's technological quality in such novel industries from the beginning, we study the concordance...... of the European Patent Office's (EPO's) granting and opoposition decisions for individual patents. We use the historical example of biotech patens filed between 1978 until 1986, the early stage of the industry. Our results indicate that the EPO shows systematically different assessments of technological quality...

  7. Tsunamis: Water Quality

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    ... Landslides Tornadoes Tsunamis Volcanoes Wildfires Winter Weather Tsunamis: Water Quality Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook ... about testing should be directed to local authorities. Water for Drinking, Cooking, and Personal Hygiene Safe water ...

  8. MDS Quality Measures

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of the quality measures displayed on Nursing Home Compare, excluding Measures of Rehospitalization, Emergency Room Visit, and Community Discharge. Each row...

  9. Water Quality Protection Charges

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    Montgomery County of Maryland — The Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) is a line item on your property tax bill. WQPC funds many of the County's clean water initiatives including: • Restoration...

  10. Quality Measurement Impact Reports

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services is required to assess the impact of consensus-endorsed quality and efficiency measures used in federal...

  11. Physician Quality Reporting System

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — PQRS is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and negative payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible...

  12. Air Quality System (AQS)

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    The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements include both criteria air pollutants and hazardous air pollutants.

  13. Dairy processing, Improving quality

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    Smit, G.

    2003-01-01

    This book discusses raw milk composition, production and quality, and reviews developments in processing from hygiene and HACCP systems to automation, high-pressure processing and modified atmosphere packaging.

  14. Water Quality Data (WQX)

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    The STORET (short for STOrage and RETrieval) Data Warehouse is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA and other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others.

  15. Accounting for Quality

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    Pflueger, Dane

    2015-01-01

    Background Accounting-that is, standardized measurement, public reporting, performance evaluation and managerial control-is commonly seen to provide the core infrastructure for quality improvement in healthcare. Yet, accounting successfully for quality has been a problematic endeavor, often...... producing dysfunctional effects. This has raised questions about the appropriate role for accounting in achieving quality improvement. This paper contributes to this debate by contrasting the specific way in which accounting is understood and operationalized for quality improvement in the UK National Health...... Service (NHS) with findings from the broadly defined ‘social studies of accounting’ literature and illustrative examples. Discussion This paper highlights three significant differences between the way that accounting is understood to operate in the dominant health policy discourse and recent healthcare...

  16. Imaging Food Quality

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    Møller, Flemming

    Imaging and spectroscopy have long been established methods for food quality control both in the laboratories and online. An ever increasing number of analytical techniques are being developed into imaging methods and existing imaging methods to contain spectral information. Images and especially...... spectral images contain large amounts of data which should be analysed appropriately by techniques combining structure and spectral information. This dissertation deals with how different types of food quality can be measured by imaging techniques, analysed with appropriate image analysis techniques...... and finally use the image data to predict or visualise food quality. A range of different food quality parameters was addressed, i.e. water distribution in bread throughout storage, time series analysis of chocolate milk stability, yoghurt glossiness, graininess and dullness and finally structure and meat...

  17. Master in Urban Quality

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    2006-01-01

    Development and content of an international Master in Urban Quality development and management. The work has been done in a cooperation between Berlage institut, Holland; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Mahidol University, Thailand; University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia; og Aalborg...

  18. Special Needs Plans Quality

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — These reports evaluate the quality of care provided by SNPs. This strategy relies on a phased approach, beginning with defining and assessing desirable structural...

  19. Diet quality assessment indexes

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    Kênia Mara Baiocchi de Carvalho

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Various indices and scores based on admittedly healthy dietary patterns or food guides for the general population, or aiming at the prevention of diet-related diseases have been developed to assess diet quality. The four indices preferred by most studies are: the Diet Quality Index; the Healthy Eating Index; the Mediterranean Diet Score; and the Overall Nutritional Quality Index. Other instruments based on these indices have been developed and the words 'adapted', 'revised', or 'new version I, II or III' added to their names. Even validated indices usually find only modest associations between diet and risk of disease or death, raising questions about their limitations and the complexity associated with measuring the causal relationship between diet and health parameters. The objective of this review is to describe the main instruments used for assessing diet quality, and the applications and limitations related to their use and interpretation.

  20. Air Quality System (AQS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Air Quality System (AQS) database contains measurements of air pollutant concentrations from throughout the United States and its territories. The measurements...

  1. Ground Water Quality

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    southwestern Nigeria with a view to determining its suitability for human .... are likely to affect the composition and quality of ...... Fasasi, K. A., Malaka, S. L. O. and Amund, O. O. Studies on the Life Cycle and Morphometrics of Honeybees,.

  2. Total Quality Management Implementation Strategy: Directorate of Quality Assurance

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    1989-05-01

    Directorate of Quality Assurance Total Quality Management Implementation Strategy 6. AUTHOR(S) 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADORESS(ES) 8...that job. DTIC 7: t-I ECTE I SEP29 1989 14. SUBJECT TERMS 15. NUMBER OF PAGES TOM ( Total Quality Management ), Quality Assurance, Continuous Process...Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 29d- 102 DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DIRECTORATE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE 0 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY 0 89 9

  3. Power transformers quality assurance

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    Dasgupta, Indrajit

    2009-01-01

    About the Book: With the view to attain higher reliability in power system operation, the quality assurance in the field of distribution and power transformers has claimed growing attention. Besides new developments in the material technology and manufacturing processes of transformers, regular diagnostic testing and maintenance of any engineering product may be ascertained by ensuring: right selection of materials and components and their quality checks. application of correct manufacturing processes any systems engineering. the user`s awareness towards preventive maintenance. The

  4. Supply chain quality management

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    Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji; Meysam Arabzadeh; Reza Ghaffari

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, there are several methods introduced for the improvement of operational performances. Total quality management and supply chain management are two methods recommended for this purpose. These two approaches have been studied in most researches separately, while they have objectives in common, and this makes them a strategic means, which can be used, simultaneously. Total quality management and supply chain management play significant roles to increase the organizational compet...

  5. Ride-Quality Meter

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    Leatherwood, J. D.; Dempsey, T. K.; Clevenson, S. A.; Stephens, D. G.

    1983-01-01

    Single- and combined-Axis discomfort are corrected by effects of noise and vibration to yield measure of total discomfort experienced by rider. Three modules transform mathematically-weighted rms accelerations, which represent physical vibration characteristics, into subjective discomfort units. Portable "ride-quality" meter measures passenger discomfort and acceptability of vehicle interior noise and vibration. Meter especially suited for determining vehicle comfort and design tradeoffs and for comparing ride quality of vehicles.

  6. Outer Analysis of Quality

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    2015-01-01

    Laboratory ATTN: RDRL-CIN-T 2800 Powder Mill Rd. Adelphi, MD 20783-1138 We use type signatures to discuss several specific notions of quality in order...evaluation of data encapsulated by a function with the form quality : D → Q, where D is the type of data and Q is at least a partially ordered set... encapsulates the inductive definition of a data type in terms of concrete values, type parameters, product types (×), and choice types (+). A few examples

  7. COAL QUALITY CONTROL

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    孟祥瑞

    1998-01-01

    Coal storing and loading have much more influence on coal quality. In the paper, a goalprogramming model has been constructed to determine the ideal quantity extracting from stockpileand silos and a quality control model is inferred under the guidance of maximum theory ofdispersed number and practice methods are given to meet production demand, with which a coalmine has achieved a better tech-economic result.

  8. Quality management in healthcare

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    Subhash S Dodwad

    2013-01-01

    Clinical governance and better human resource management practices are important planks in the current health policies emphasizing quality of patient care. There are numerous reasons why it is important to improve quality of healthcare, including enhancing the accountability of health practitioners and managers, resource efficiency, identifying, and minimizing medical errors while maximizing the use of effective care and improving outcomes, and aligning care to what users/patients want in add...

  9. Quality through metrics.

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    Frederick, L; Kallal, T; Krook, H

    1999-01-01

    The Quality Assurance Unit analyzed 18 months of departmental data regarding the report-audit cycle. Process mapping was utilized to identify milestones in the cycle for measurement. Five milestones were identified in the audit cycle, as follows: (1) time from report receipt in quality assurance to start of audit, (2) total calendar days to audit a report, (3) actual person-hours to perform a report audit, (4) time from completion of audit to issuance of report, and (5) total time a report is in quality assurance. An interrelationship diagraph is a quality tool that is used to identify what activities impact the overall report-auditing process. Once the data collection procedure is defined, a spreadsheet is constructed that captures the data. The resulting information is presented in time charts and bar graphs to visually aid in interpretation and analysis. Using these quality tools and statistical analyses, the Quality Assurance Unit identified areas needing improvement and confirmed or dispelled previous assumptions regarding the report-auditing process. By mapping, measuring, analyzing, and displaying the data, the overall process was examined critically. This resulted in the identification of areas needing improvement and a greater understanding of the report-audit cycle. A further benefit from our increased knowledge was the ability to explain our findings objectively to our client groups. This sharing of information gave impetus to our clients to examine their report-generation process and to make improvements.

  10. Quality in Preschool

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    Næsby, Torben

    2016-01-01

    The Danish Day Care Facilities Act, which provides the curriculum on which day care education is based, does not stipulate very clearly what children should learn and therefore how educational processes should be organized. This means that we must accept that there are large local differences in ...... in a Mixed Methods design. Quality assessment of learning environments: ERS -line (quantitative baseline) Children’s outcome, measured by LearnLab and observations of learning environments identifying high quality and inclusion (qualitative)...... in the quality of day care facilities in Denmark, and also that we in fact have little knowledge of whether the desired politically determined targets such as inclusion are being met and what the quality is really like. Children’s development does not come by itself. There is therefore considerable interest...... in the quality of the learning environment and the impact on children’s well-being, learning and development. A pedagogical perspective on quality has to originate from research and documented evidence but must also inherit the children’s perspectives (Sommer et al, 2013). It has to be viewed interactively...

  11. A&I - Data Quality - State Safety Data Quality Map

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    Department of Transportation — Data Quality identifies FMCSA resources for evaluating, monitoring, and improving the quality of data submitted by States to the Motor Carrier Management Information...

  12. Ozone - Current Air Quality Index

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    GO! Local Air Quality Conditions Zip Code: State : My Current Location Current AQI Forecast AQI Loop More Maps AQI: Good (0 - 50) ... credits available from CDC. Learn more more announcements Air Quality Basics Air Quality Index | Ozone | Particle Pollution | Smoke ...

  13. Quality Management and Information Brokerage.

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    van Halm, Johan

    1995-01-01

    To compete effectively, information brokers need to adopt management and marketing tools; Total Quality Management can upgrade an organization's performance by using customer feedback of its services. SERVQUAL identifies gaps in service by assessing quality expectations versus quality experiences. (AEF)

  14. L'essentiel de la RT 2012 obligations et mise en oeuvre de la réglementation thermique

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    Leblond, Philippe

    2004-01-01

    Issue du Grenelle de l’environnement, la réglementation thermique 2012 (RT 2012) a pour objectif de limiter les consommations énergétiques des bâtiments et leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Depuis le 1er janvier 2013, tous les dossiers de permis de construire doivent être conformes aux exigences de résultats et de moyens imposées par la RT 2012. Ils devront indiquer notamment : • la valeur de deux coefficients : Bbiomax, le besoin bioclimatique maximal admissible, et Cepmax, la consommation conventionnelle maximale des bâtiments pour les usages en chauffage, ventilation et refroidissement ; • la valeur de la Ticréf, la température conventionnelle intérieure de référence ; • un certain nombre d’exigences de moyens, comme le respect de la surface et l’ouverture minimales des baies, ou l’obligation d’utiliser les énergies renouvelables. Cet ouvrage didactique et complet décrypte les textes de la RT 2012 et fournit sous forme de guide pratique une méthode simple adaptable ...

  15. Anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge: French inventory and state of the art; La methanisation des boues d'epuration urbaines. Etat des lieux en France et etat de l'art

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    Reverdy, A.L.; Dieude-Fauvel, E.; Baudez, J.C. [Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l' environnement et l' agriculture - Irstea, Centre de Clermont-Ferrand, Unite de recherches TSCF, Les Palaquins, 03150 Montoldre (France); Ferstler, V. [MEEDDM - DEB, Grande Arche, Paroi Sud, 92055 La Defense Cedex (France)

    2012-07-01

    Following the Kyoto Protocol and the 'Grenelle de l'environnement', France committed itself to develop renewable energies. Methanization is a process which falls within this objective. Anaerobic digestion of organic material generates biogas made of methane (CH{sub 4}), carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and water (H{sub 2}O). In 2009, electricity generation from biogas represented only 0, 93% of the renewable electricity production in France. An inventory of facilities and a state of the art of the methanization of sewage sludge on wastewater treatment plants with the inhabitant equivalent of more than 30.000 were realized. They were done with bibliography and surveys. In France, 68 installations of sewage sludge methanization were counted. The primary technology used is a mix reactor in which sewage sludge, heated at deg. C 37, are introduced. Biogas is mainly valued to warm those sludges. Electrical valorization is poor, especially on old installations. Anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge is generally accepted by managers, mainly because of its capacity to reduce sewage sludge quantity and odors. Methanization as listed in France is quite basic. It is performed with digestion series modification, with pretreatments or with co-digestion. Given the quantity of sewage sludge which could be digested, France could increase renewable energies via biogas. However this technology is perfectible in many units because biogas is burned in flares. (authors)

  16. Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

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    ... United States Environmental Protection Agency Search Search Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Contact Us Share Introduction to Indoor Air Quality Health Effects Primary Causes Identifying Problems Improving IAQ ...

  17. Quality is good business

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    Mueller, Daniel L.

    1994-03-01

    Xerox virtually created the plain paper copier industry, it enjoyed unparalleled growth and its name became synonymous with copying. However, competition in the 1970s aggressively attacked this attractive growth market and took away market share. An evaluation of the competition told Xerox that its competitors were selling products for what it cost Xerox to make them, that their quality was better and that their goal was to capture all of Xerox' market share. The fundamental precept that Xerox pursued to meet this competitive threat and recapture market share was the recognition that long term success is dependent upon total mastery of quality, especially in manufacturing. In turning this precept into reality, Xerox Manufacturing made dramatic improvements in all of its processes and practices focusing on quality as defined by the customer. Actions to accomplish this result included training all people in basic statistical tools and their applications, the use of employee involvement teams and continuous quality improvement techniques. These and other actions were successful in not only enabling Xerox to turn the competitive threat and recover market share, but to also win the Malcolm Baldrige Award for Quality in 1989.

  18. Multipollutant air quality management.

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    Hidy, George M; Pennell, William T

    2010-06-01

    On the basis of a recent NARSTO assessment, this review discusses the factors involved in the implementation of a risk- and results-based multipollutant air quality management strategy applicable to North America. Such a strategy could evolve from current single-pollutant regulatory practices using a series of steps that would seek to minimize risk of exposure for humans and ecosystems while providing for a quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of the management process. The tools needed to support multipollutant air quality management are summarized. They include application of a formal risk analysis, accounting for atmospheric processes, ambient measurements, emissions characterization, air quality modeling of emissions to ambient concentrations, and characterization of human and ecological responses to ambient pollutant exposure. The new management strategy would expand the current practice of accountability that relates emission reductions and attainment of air quality derived from air quality criteria and standards. Conceptually, achievement of accountability would establish goals optimizing risk reduction associated with pollution management. This expanded approach takes into account the sequence of processes from emissions reduction to resulting changes in ambient concentration. Using ambient concentration as a proxy for exposure, the resulting improvement in human and ecosystem health is estimated. The degree to which this chain of processes and effects can be achieved in current practice is examined in a multipollutant context exemplified by oxidants, as indicated by ozone, particulate matter, and some hazardous air pollutants. Achievement of a multipollutant management strategy will mostly depend on improving knowledge about human and ecosystem response to pollutant exposure.

  19. Quality beyond compliance.

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    Centanni, N; Monroe, M; White, L; Larson, R

    1999-01-01

    The service sector within the biopharmaceutical industry has experienced phenomenal growth over the past decade. In the highly regulated Good Laboratory Practices environment, the need for timely, high-quality service, accurate results, and on-time deliverables becomes paramount for the success and profitability of biopharmaceutical companies. The quality assurance process is a vital component of this drug product-development cycle and ensures compliance to the highest domestic and international regulatory standards. Quality-assurance professionals historically have held the role of independent auditors of the processes, who certify that results meet current standards of practice. Covance, a contract research organization that includes Good Laboratory Practices laboratories, reorganized and expanded the functional responsibilities of its quality assurance team in 1997. Auditors and quality assurance professionals have assumed roles beyond traditional compliance auditing and are forging new leadership and mentoring roles as process-improvement specialists. The results have been tangible, measurable benefits for clients and the Covance organization. This article provides an overview of this cultural change and the processes put in place to improve efficiency, productivity, and customer and employee satisfaction.

  20. Modernization of software quality assurance

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    Bhaumik, Gokul

    1988-01-01

    The customers satisfaction depends not only on functional performance, it also depends on the quality characteristics of the software products. An examination of this quality aspect of software products will provide a clear, well defined framework for quality assurance functions, which improve the life-cycle activities of software development. Software developers must be aware of the following aspects which have been expressed by many quality experts: quality cannot be added on; the level of quality built into a program is a function of the quality attributes employed during the development process; and finally, quality must be managed. These concepts have guided our development of the following definition for a Software Quality Assurance function: Software Quality Assurance is a formal, planned approach of actions designed to evaluate the degree of an identifiable set of quality attributes present in all software systems and their products. This paper is an explanation of how this definition was developed and how it is used.

  1. Dimensionality in voice quality.

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    Bele, Irene Velsvik

    2007-05-01

    This study concerns speaking voice quality in a group of male teachers (n = 35) and male actors (n = 36), as the purpose was to investigate normal and supranormal voices. The goal was the development of a method of valid perceptual evaluation for normal to supranormal and resonant voices. The voices (text reading at two loudness levels) had been evaluated by 10 listeners, for 15 vocal characteristics using VA scales. In this investigation, the results of an exploratory factor analysis of the vocal characteristics used in this method are presented, reflecting four dimensions of major importance for normal and supranormal voices. Special emphasis is placed on the effects on voice quality of a change in the loudness variable, as two loudness levels are studied. Furthermore, the vocal characteristics Sonority and Ringing voice quality are paid special attention, as the essence of the term "resonant voice" was a basic issue throughout a doctoral dissertation where this study was included.

  2. Quality of Information

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    Christensen, Leif

    2016-01-01

    Accounting and auditing is closely related to the quality of data. Two important elements supporting the quality of information are internal controls and materiality. Inspired by Simons (1994), these elements can be considered “basic building blocks”. Internal controls are perhaps the most...... important element, as they ensure that information used for management purposes has the required quality (Kinney, 2000). This information can be used as a basis for preparing the external financial reporting (COSO, 2013) and as a prerequisite for establishing information-based management control systems...... (MCS) (Simons, 1994). When regarding management controls as a package, internal controls are part of the administrative controls and often formalised in policies and procedures (Malmi and Brown, 2008). The level of controls should be guided by the need for reliable information. These considerations...

  3. Headache service quality

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    Schramm, Sara; Uluduz, Derya; Gouveia, Raquel Gil

    2016-01-01

    specialised centres operated in one-touch systems, without possibility of controlling long-term management or the success of treatments dependent on this. Conclusions: This first Europe-wide quality study showed that the quality indicators were workable in specialist care. They demonstrated common trends......Background: The study was a collaboration between Lifting The Burden (LTB) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). Its aim was to evaluate the implementation of quality indicators for headache care Europe-wide in specialist headache centres (level-3 according to the EHF/LTB standard). Methods...... management, referral pathways, patient’s education and reassurance, convenience and comfort, patient’s satisfaction, equity and efficiency of the headache care, outcome assessment and safety. Results: Our study showed that highly experienced headache centres treated their patients in general very well...

  4. [Medical quality assurance today].

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    Schäfer, Robert D

    2008-01-01

    Both the quality and performance of health systems are strongly influenced by the number and the qualification of the professional staff. Quality assurance programs help to analyse causalities which are responsible for medical malpractice. On the basis of the experiences gained by the performance of established Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) in the North Rhine area since 1982 various aspects of the efficiency of these programs will be discussed. The implementation of legal regulations making these programs mandatory is criticised not only for its bureaucratic effect but also for the attempt to exclude professional experts from the interpretation of results. It is recommended to liberalize these regulations in order to facilitate improvement of methods and participation of the medical profession.

  5. Supply chain quality management

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    Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, there are several methods introduced for the improvement of operational performances. Total quality management and supply chain management are two methods recommended for this purpose. These two approaches have been studied in most researches separately, while they have objectives in common, and this makes them a strategic means, which can be used, simultaneously. Total quality management and supply chain management play significant roles to increase the organizational competitiveness power. Moreover, they have only one purpose that is customer satisfaction, and they are different only on their approaches to reach their objectives. In this research, we aim to study both approaches of quality management and supply chain, their positive increasing effects that may be generated after their integration. For this purpose, the concept and definitions of each approach is studied, independently, their similarities and differences are recognized, and finally, the advantages of their integration are introduced.

  6. Standards and quality

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    El-Tawil, Anwar

    2015-01-01

    The book brings together a number of subjects of prime importance for any practicing engineer and, students of engineering. The book explains the concepts and functions of voluntary standards, mandatory technical regulations, conformity assessment (testing and measurement of products), certification, quality and quality management systems as well as other management systems such as environmental, social responsibility and food safety management systems.The book also gives a comprehensive description of the role of metrology systems that underpin conformity assessment. A description is given of typical national systems of standards, quality and metrology and how they relate directly or through regional structures to international systems. The book also covers the relation between standards and trade and explains the context and stipulations of the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  7. Quality of Higher Education

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    Zou, Yihuan; Zhao, Yingsheng; Du, Xiangyun

    This paper starts with a critical approach to reflect on the current practice of quality assessment and assurance in higher education. This is followed by a proposal that in response to the global challenges for improving the quality of higher education, universities should take active actions...... of change by improving the quality of teaching and learning. From a constructivist perspective of understanding education and learning, this paper also discusses why and how universities should give more weight to learning and change the traditional role of teaching to an innovative approach of facilitation....... This transformation involves a broad scale of change at individual level, organizational level, and societal level. In this change process in higher education, staff development remains one of the key elements for university innovation and at the same time demands a systematic and holistic approach....

  8. Image quality in mammography

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    Haus, A.G.; Doi, K.; Metz, C.E. Bernstein, J.

    1976-01-01

    In mammography, image quality is a function of the shape, size, and x-ray absorption properties of the anatomic part to be radiographed and of the lesion to be detected; it also depends on geometric unsharpness, and the resolution, characteristic curve and noise properties of the recording system. X-ray energy spectra, modulation transfer functions, Wiener spectra, characteristic and gradient curves, and radiographs of a breast phantom and of a resected breast specimen containing microcalcifications are used in a review of some current considerations of the factors, and the complex relationship among factors, that affect image quality in mammography. Image quality and patient radiation exposure in mammography are interrelated. An approach to the problem of evaluating the trade-off between diagnostic certainty and the cost or risk of performing a breast imaging procedure is discussed.

  9. Paying for Market Quality

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    Tanggaard, Carsten; Anand, Amber; Weaver, Daniel G.

    Since the affirmative obligations of liquidity providers are costly, electronic markets have struggled with the means of providing compensation to liquidity providers in return for assuming these obligations. This problem is acute for small stocks, which benefit most from the presence of designated...... in the form of significant improvements in market quality as well as price discovery. Further, we find that a firm's stock price rises in direct proportion to the improvements in market quality. We study the determinants of the compensation for liquidity provision and document a link between contracted fees...... and the level of desired liquidity. By examining the trading of liquidity providers we find that their propensity to supply liquidity increases at times of large spreads, and against market movements. Our findings suggest that firms should consider these market quality improvement opportunities as they do other...

  10. Using Quality Function Deployment to Improve Reference Services Quality

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    Pao-Long Chang

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Much research has been conducted regarding how reference librarians can evaluate and improve the quality of the answers they provide to users' inquiries. There has been considerably less discussion, however, concerning how to improve the quality of the delivery of those answers, and to upgrade the overall quality of reference services as a whole. Suggestions for improving the quality of service contained within the business literature may be applied to improve library services as well. In this paper the use of Quality Function Deployment (QFD as a tool for improving reference services quality is explored and an adapted framework referred to as service quality function deployment is proposed.

  11. An approach to take into account societal expectations for water quality monitoring: methodology and results for radionuclides

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    Leclerc, Elisabeth; Maitre, Melanie [Andra, French agency for radioactive waste management, 1-7 rue Jean Monnet, 92298 Chatenay-Malabry Cedex (France); Calmon, Philippe [IRSN, French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, BP 3- 13115 Saint- Paul-Lez-Durance Cedex (France); Marang, Laura [EdF Electricite de France 6, Quai Wattier, 78400 Chatou (France)

    2014-07-01

    One of the great challenges of Andra (French national radioactive waste management Agency) is to implement a deep reversible disposal facility for high-level and intermediate level long-lived radioactive waste in the Meuse/Haute Marne District (north-eastern part of France). In order to (i) establish a reference status of the environment (from a physical, chemical, biological and radiological standpoint), over a ten-year period, prior to the construction of the disposal facility and (ii) plan and design the environmental monitoring programs that should be implemented during the operational phase of this project, a Long-term Environmental Research Monitoring and Testing System named Observatoire Perenne de l'Environnement (OPE) was set up in 2007. In the matter of the surface water monitoring network of the OPE, previous studies have demonstrated the need to investigate in details the temporal and spatial variability of water quality in order to better understand correlations between quality parameters and environmental conditions and help to define the basis of future relevant strategies for monitoring. In that context, Andra defined an intensive water quality monitoring program and implemented it, since 2010, through six monitoring stations for continuous in situ measurements of water quality key parameters and fifteen sampling sites in order to analyze more than four hundred pollutants (organic compounds, metals, radionuclides...). In order to optimize future water monitoring and to take into account societal expectations, Andra started the APPRIOS dialog program in 2013 to promote insertion of local stakeholders into that optimization process. The APPRIOS program is an exercise of prioritization which tries to establish lists of chemical and radiological priority substances to be analyzed in aquatic ecosystem. This program has a double target: the human health and the ecosystems protection. The originality of this initiative of prioritization is among

  12. Healthcare quality maturity assessment model based on quality drivers.

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    Ramadan, Nadia; Arafeh, Mazen

    2016-04-18

    Purpose - Healthcare providers differ in their readiness and maturity levels regarding quality and quality management systems applications. The purpose of this paper is to serve as a useful quantitative quality maturity-level assessment tool for healthcare organizations. Design/methodology/approach - The model proposes five quality maturity levels (chaotic, primitive, structured, mature and proficient) based on six quality drivers: top management, people, operations, culture, quality focus and accreditation. Findings - Healthcare managers can apply the model to identify the status quo, quality shortcomings and evaluating ongoing progress. Practical implications - The model has been incorporated in an interactive Excel worksheet that visually displays the quality maturity-level risk meter. The tool has been applied successfully to local hospitals. Originality/value - The proposed six quality driver scales appear to measure healthcare provider maturity levels on a single quality meter.

  13. A calculus for quality

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming; Vigo, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    A main challenge of programming component-based software is to ensure that the components continue to behave in a reasonable manner even when communication becomes unreliable. We propose a process calculus, the Quality Calculus, for programming software components where it becomes natural to plan...... for default behaviour in case the ideal behaviour fails due to unreliable communication and thereby to increase the quality of service offered by the systems. The development is facilitated by a SAT-based robustness analysis to determine whether or not the code is vulnerable to unreliable communication...

  14. Data Quality and Indicators

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    Jorge Matute

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This study highlights the importance of collecting good quality data from multidisciplinary studies. Bias in data may be the result of instrument inaccuracies, imprecise data recording techniques, inaccurate data entry to computers or inappropriate statistical analysis and presentation. Recommendations for good data quality control are given. Different types of data are discussed: raw data, simple indicators and complex indicators. It is shown how measurements from the components of multidisciplinary systems can be combined to form complex indicators and a specific example is given using Z-scores and dot charts. Finally the accumulated effect of bias in the individual component measurements upon the combined indicator is shown.

  15. Work environment quality

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    Knudsen, Herman; Busck, Ole Gunni; Lind, Jens

    2011-01-01

    The article explores how employee participation influences the quality of the work environment and workers’ well-being at 11 Danish workplaces from within six different industries. Both direct participation and representative forms of participation at the workplace level were studied. Statistical...... as well as qualitative comparative analyses reveal that work environment quality and high levels of participation go hand in hand. Within a typology of participation models the highest level of participation, including strong elements of collective participation, and also the best work environment......, measured as ‘psychosocial well-being’, were found at workplaces managed in accordance with democratic principles....

  16. Cloud Computing Quality

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    Anamaria Şiclovan

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Cloud computing was and it will be a new way of providing Internet services and computers. This calculation approach is based on many existing services, such as the Internet, grid computing, Web services. Cloud computing as a system aims to provide on demand services more acceptable as price and infrastructure. It is exactly the transition from computer to a service offered to the consumers as a product delivered online. This paper is meant to describe the quality of cloud computing services, analyzing the advantages and characteristics offered by it. It is a theoretical paper.Keywords: Cloud computing, QoS, quality of cloud computing

  17. Quality Management of Services

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    Yuriy I. Dreizis

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available It is shown that services take the leading place in modern, post-industrial society. The world economy has passed the period of deindustrialization and became service economy. Fundamentals of service economy are not physical goods, but service. The special nature of service and its property demands the mechanism of management, other than physical goods. Ensuring necessary quality of the provided service is one of the main problems, which is put before the organization by peculiar properties of service. Therefore, quality management of service is the most important branch of management of the modern organization.

  18. Work environment quality

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    Knudsen, Herman; Busck, Ole Gunni; Lind, Jens

    2011-01-01

    The article explores how employee participation influences the quality of the work environment and workers’ well-being at 11 Danish workplaces from within six different industries. Both direct participation and representative forms of participation at the workplace level were studied. Statistical...... as well as qualitative comparative analyses reveal that work environment quality and high levels of participation go hand in hand. Within a typology of participation models the highest level of participation, including strong elements of collective participation, and also the best work environment...

  19. Quality as Transformation: Educational Metamorphosis

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    Cheng, Ming

    2014-01-01

    The notion of "quality as transformation" has been widely used in the higher education sector. However, both quality and transformation are elusive terms. There is little research exploring how quality could be equated to transformation in the learning process. This paper will provide an insight into the relationship between quality and…

  20. TQM - Total Quality Management (Bibliography)

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    1990-05-01

    TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (BIBLIOORAPHY) PREPARED BY... Total Quality Management (TQM), it is an appropriate time to provide an overview of the literature available on the topic. The Total Quality Management bibliography...Secretary 32 CFR Part 281 Total Quality Management Agency: Office of the Secretary, DOD Action: Proposed rule Summary: This proposed rule establishes

  1. Standardizing visual display quality

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    Besuijen, Ko; Spenkelink, Gerd P.J.

    1998-01-01

    The current ISO 9241–3 standard for visual display quality and the proposed user performance tests are reviewed. The standard is found to be more engineering than ergonomic and problems with system configuration, software applications, display settings, user behaviour, wear and physical environment

  2. Irrigation water quality assessments

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    Increasing demands on fresh water supplies by municipal and industrial users means decreased fresh water availability for irrigated agriculture in semi arid and arid regions. There is potential for agricultural use of treated wastewaters and low quality waters for irrigation but this will require co...

  3. Tribal Air Quality Monitoring.

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    Wall, Dennis

    2001-01-01

    The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) (Flagstaff, Arizona) provides training and support for tribal professionals in the technical job skills needed for air quality monitoring and other environmental management tasks. ITEP also arranges internships, job placements, and hands-on training opportunities and supports an…

  4. Indoor Air Quality

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    Selman, Ayser Dawod; Heiselberg, Per

    Overall purpose of the research is to provide an overview of the relevance and importance of various defined Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters in a European perspective. Based on the report it should be possible to prioritize which countries to target for further activities as well as it should...

  5. Paying for Market Quality

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    Anand, Amber; Tanggaard, Carsten; Weaver, Daniel G.

    2009-01-01

    of contracted liquidity provision. The evidence indicates that liquidity providers trade against market movements, and in times of wide spreads. On balance, firms contracting with LPs experience a decreased cost of capital, and significant improvements in market quality and price discovery....

  6. The stochastic quality calculus

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    Zeng, Kebin; Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis

    2014-01-01

    We introduce the Stochastic Quality Calculus in order to model and reason about distributed processes that rely on each other in order to achieve their overall behaviour. The calculus supports broadcast communication in a truly concurrent setting. Generally distributed delays are associated...

  7. Quality of life technologies

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    Wac, Katarzyna; Fiordelli, M.; Gustarini, M.

    2015-01-01

    Inevitably, as basic human needs are assured in any developed society, differentiating factors for quality of life (QoL) relate to a greater capacity to make informed decisions across daily life activities, especially those related to health. The availability of powerful, personalized, and wearable...

  8. Total Quality Management Seminar.

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    Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.

    This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. The booklet contains seven sections that cover the following topics: (1) meaning of total quality management (TQM); (2) the customer; (3) the organization's culture; (4) comparison of management…

  9. EPANET water quality model

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    Rossman, L.A.

    1993-01-01

    EPANET represents a third generation of water quality modeling software developed by the U.S. EPA's Drinking Water Research Division, offering significant advances in the state of the art for network water quality analysis. EPANET performs extended period simulation of hydraulic and water quality behavior within water distribution systems. In addition to substance concentration, water age and source tracing can also be simulated. EPANET includes a full featured hydraulic simulation model that can handle various types of pumps, valves, and their control rules. The water quality module is equipped to handle constituent reactions within the bulk pipe flow and at the pipe wall. It also features an efficient computational scheme that automatically determines optimal time steps and pipe segmentation for accurate tracking of material transport over time. EPANET is currently being used in the US to study such issues as loss of chlorine residual, source blending and trihalomethane (THM) formation, how altered tank operation affects water age, and total dissolved solids (TDS) control for an irrigation network.

  10. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The Danish Air Quality Monitoring Programme (LMP IV) has been revised in accordance with the Framework Directive and the first three daughter directives of SO2, NOx/NO2, PM10, lead, benzene, CO and ozone. PM10 samplers are under installation and the installation will be completed during 2002...

  11. Classism and Quality.

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    Carothers, Robert L.; Sevigny, Mary Lou

    1993-01-01

    Introduction of the Total Quality Management approach in college administration can create a new awareness of class distinctions among employees and a new demand for respect, dignity, and equity, all essential characteristics of an effective organization. Such employee empowerment has been effective at the University of Rhode Island. (Author/MSE)

  12. Quality of Drinking Water

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    Roman, Harry T.

    2009-01-01

    The quality of drinking water has been gaining a great deal of attention lately, especially as water delivery infrastructure continues to age. Particles of various metals such as lead and copper, and other substances like radon and arsenic could be entering drinking water supplies. Spilled-on-the-ground hydrocarbon-based substances are also…

  13. Stream Water Quality Model

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — QUAL2K (or Q2K) is a river and stream water quality model that is intended to represent a modernized version of the QUAL2E (or Q2E) model (Brown and Barnwell 1987).

  14. Quality of Drinking Water

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    Roman, Harry T.

    2009-01-01

    The quality of drinking water has been gaining a great deal of attention lately, especially as water delivery infrastructure continues to age. Particles of various metals such as lead and copper, and other substances like radon and arsenic could be entering drinking water supplies. Spilled-on-the-ground hydrocarbon-based substances are also…

  15. Quality Assurance Program Description

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    Halford, Vaughn Edward [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ryder, Ann Marie [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-07-01

    Effective May 1, 2017, led by a new executive leadership team, Sandia began operating within a new organizational structure. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (Sandia’s) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) was established to assign responsibilities and authorities, define workflow policies and requirements, and provide for the performance and assessment of work.

  16. Total Quality Management.

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    Focus in Change, 1992

    1992-01-01

    The philosophy known as Total Quality Management (TQM) is frequently presented as a way to change and improve public education. This issue of "Focus in Change" examines Deming's original 14 TQM points and their application to education. Myron Tribus lays out the core philosophy of the movement and discusses its possible application to…

  17. Indoor Air Quality

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    Selman, Ayser Dawod; Heiselberg, Per

    Overall purpose of the research is to provide an overview of the relevance and importance of various defined Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameters in a European perspective. Based on the report it should be possible to prioritize which countries to target for further activities as well as it should...

  18. Distributed discovery and management of alternate paths with enhanced quality of service in the internet

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    Rakotoarivelo, Thierry

    2007-01-01

    La convergence de récentes avancées technologiques permet l'émergence de nouveaux environnements informatiques pervasifs, dans lesquels des terminaux en réseaux coopèrent et communiquent de manière transparente pour les utilisateurs. Ces utilisateurs demandent des fonctionalités de plus en plus avancées de la part de ces terminaux. Etant données les limites intrinsèques des terminaux mobiles, ces fonctionalités, au lieu d'être directement implémentées dans les terminaux, sont appelées à être ...

  19. The reliability-quality relationship for quality systems and quality risk management.

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    Claycamp, H Gregg; Rahaman, Faiad; Urban, Jason M

    2012-01-01

    Engineering reliability typically refers to the probability that a system, or any of its components, will perform a required function for a stated period of time and under specified operating conditions. As such, reliability is inextricably linked with time-dependent quality concepts, such as maintaining a state of control and predicting the chances of losses from failures for quality risk management. Two popular current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) and quality risk management tools, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and root cause analysis (RCA) are examples of engineering reliability evaluations that link reliability with quality and risk. Current concepts in pharmaceutical quality and quality management systems call for more predictive systems for maintaining quality; yet, the current pharmaceutical manufacturing literature and guidelines are curiously silent on engineering quality. This commentary discusses the meaning of engineering reliability while linking the concept to quality systems and quality risk management. The essay also discusses the difference between engineering reliability and statistical (assay) reliability. The assurance of quality in a pharmaceutical product is no longer measured only "after the fact" of manufacturing. Rather, concepts of quality systems and quality risk management call for designing quality assurance into all stages of the pharmaceutical product life cycle. Interestingly, most assays for quality are essentially static and inform product quality over the life cycle only by being repeated over time. Engineering process reliability is the fundamental concept that is meant to anticipate quality failures over the life cycle of the product. Reliability is a well-developed theory and practice for other types of manufactured products and manufacturing processes. Thus, it is well known to be an appropriate index of manufactured product quality. This essay discusses the meaning of reliability and its linkages with quality

  20. Quality Indicators in Radiation Oncology

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    Albert, Jeffrey M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Das, Prajnan, E-mail: prajdas@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

    2013-03-15

    Oncologic specialty societies and multidisciplinary collaborative groups have dedicated considerable effort to developing evidence-based quality indicators (QIs) to facilitate quality improvement, accreditation, benchmarking, reimbursement, maintenance of certification, and regulatory reporting. In particular, the field of radiation oncology has a long history of organized quality assessment efforts and continues to work toward developing consensus quality standards in the face of continually evolving technologies and standards of care. This report provides a comprehensive review of the current state of quality assessment in radiation oncology. Specifically, this report highlights implications of the healthcare quality movement for radiation oncology and reviews existing efforts to define and measure quality in the field, with focus on dimensions of quality specific to radiation oncology within the “big picture” of oncologic quality assessment efforts.

  1. QUALITY POLICY IN THE INTELLIGENT QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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    Michał MOLENDA

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The article describes the problems of one of the key elements of a quality management system which is the quality policy (QP. The quality policy is an element that determines how the quality management is managed in the organization. The phrase, present documents and the implementation of quality policy is the responsibility of top-level managers, resulting directly from the ISO 9000 standards. In the first part of the article the essence and the importance of quality policy for effective quality management is described. In the second part of the article there is a thorough description of a specially developed procedure for the establishment, implementation and monitoring of quality policy. The following procedure is based on years of experience of the author supported by the results of research, which aim was to create practices in the implementation and monitoring of quality policy in several business organizations. The approach presented in this article procedure is designed to assist managers in the development, implementation and monitoring of policy quality. The approach described as proper to the issue of the quality policy management staff will help in creating intelligent quality management system (IQMS. System, which will focus on permanent improvement based on the knowledge generated in the process of monitoring the implementation of quality policy.

  2. Contribution of computer science in continuous radioactivity survey in plants and environment of Centre d'Etudes de Saclay; Apport de l'informatique dans les controles en continu de la radioactivite des installations et de l'environnement du Centre d'Etudes de Saclay

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    Hulot, J.P.; Castri, J.; Robinet, G.; Travaillon, R. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Dept. Secruite Controle et Environnement, Centre d' Etudes de Saclay (France)

    1992-07-01

    Assignments of radiations survey board (local staff warning and overall follow up of plants) benefit by an important contribution of computer science in two fields: quality of measurements, principally measures of radioactive atmospheric aerosols pollution, increase of overall follow up by peripherals, especially by continuous recording measures. The connection, by local network, of all survey boards can enable us further application as decision making for incidental cases. (author)

  3. Redefining and expanding quality assurance.

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    Robins, J L

    1992-12-01

    To meet the current standards of excellence necessary for blood establishments, we have learned from industry that a movement toward organization-wide quality assurance/total quality management must be made. Everyone in the organization must accept responsibility for participating in providing the highest quality products and services. Quality must be built into processes and design systems to support these quality processes. Quality assurance has been redefined to include a quality planning function described as the most effective way of designing quality into processes. A formalized quality planning process must be part of quality assurance. Continuous quality improvement has been identified as the strategy every blood establishment must support while striving for error-free processing as the long-term objective. The auditing process has been realigned to support and facilitate this same objective. Implementing organization-wide quality assurance/total quality management is one proven plan for guaranteeing the quality of the 20 million products that are transfused into 4 million patients each year and for moving toward the new order.

  4. VGI QUALITY CONTROL

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    C. C. Fonte

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a framework for considering quality control of volunteered geographic information (VGI. Different issues need to be considered during the conception, acquisition and post-acquisition phases of VGI creation. This includes items such as collecting metadata on the volunteer, providing suitable training, giving corrective feedback during the mapping process and use of control data, among others. Two examples of VGI data collection are then considered with respect to this quality control framework, i.e. VGI data collection by National Mapping Agencies and by the most recent Geo-Wiki tool, a game called Cropland Capture. Although good practices are beginning to emerge, there is still the need for the development and sharing of best practice, especially if VGI is to be integrated with authoritative map products or used for calibration and/or validation of land cover in the future.

  5. Hydrogen Fuel Quality

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    Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-16

    For the past 6 years, open discussions and/or meetings have been held and are still on-going with OEM, Hydrogen Suppliers, other test facilities from the North America Team and International collaborators regarding experimental results, fuel clean-up cost, modeling, and analytical techniques to help determine levels of constituents for the development of an international standard for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12). Significant progress has been made. The process for the fuel standard is entering final stages as a result of the technical accomplishments. The objectives are to: (1) Determine the allowable levels of hydrogen fuel contaminants in support of the development of science-based international standards for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12); and (2) Validate the ASTM test method for determining low levels of non-hydrogen constituents.

  6. Urban Quality Development & Management

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    Lehmann, Martin; Fryd, Ole

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe and discuss the development and the structure of a new international master on the subject of Urban Quality Development & Management, and explore the potential of the process and the outcome in serving as models adoptable by faculty at other...... universities. Design/methodology/approach: The study has been carried out as action research. Using innovation and user-producer interaction as the framework, the authors present the development process; the structure, contents and methodology of the programme; and report on their research findings. Findings......: Urban quality development and management is dependent on human resource development, institutionalised networks and confident exchange of knowledge, and must identify and incorporate multiple environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects. The authors find that at the core of innovative societies...

  7. Cloud Computing Quality

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    Anamaria Şiclovan

    2013-02-01

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    Cloud computing was and it will be a new way of providing Internet services and computers. This calculation approach is based on many existing services, such as the Internet, grid computing, Web services. Cloud computing as a system aims to provide on demand services more acceptable as price and infrastructure. It is exactly the transition from computer to a service offered to the consumers as a product delivered online. This paper is meant to describe the quality of cloud computing services, analyzing the advantages and characteristics offered by it. It is a theoretical paper.

    Keywords: Cloud computing, QoS, quality of cloud computing

  8. Energy Quality in Microgrids

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    Golovanov Nicolae

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Measures for limiting environmental pollution by power plants using fossil fuel sources and for efficient use of local energy sources can cause significant changes in the structure of the electricity distribution networks through the development of micro-grids that can operate practically isolated or connected to the public electricity network, which ensures bilateral exchanges of energy. The microgrid requires a detailed analysis of the level of quality of electricity supplied to the microgrid. The detailed analysis of technical solutions is needed to ensure a necessary level of electric energy quality in practically isolated microgrid. Some of the specific conditions of microgrid operation are analyzed, which will ensure operation of the system at the action of disturbances.

  9. Ride quality meter

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    Leatherwood, J. D.; Dempsey, T. K.; Clevenson, S. A.; Stephens, D. G. (Inventor)

    1983-01-01

    A ride quality meter is disclosed that automatically transforms vibration and noise measurements into a single number index of passenger discomfort. The noise measurements are converted into a noise discomfort value. The vibrations are converted into single axis discomfort values which are then converted into a combined axis discomfort value. The combined axis discomfort value is corrected for time duration and then summed with the noise discomfort value to obtain a total discomfort value.

  10. Indoor air quality

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    Jensen, Trine Susanne; Recevska, Ieva

     The objective of the 35th specific agreement is to provide support to the EEA activities in Environment and Health (E&H) on the topic of indoor air quality. The specific objectives have been to provide an overview of indoor air related projects in EU and indoor air related policies as well...... as idenfiying "good practices" to reduce health impact of indoor air exposure and suggest areas for future improvements....

  11. Semen quality in Greenland

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    Toft, Gunnar; Pedersen, Henning Sloth; Bonde, Jens Peter; research team, INUENDO

    2004-01-01

    Objectives. To quantify semen quality in the Greenlandic population. Study design. A cross-sectional study including recently proven fertile men from four regions including nine municipalities and one settlement in Greenland. Methods. The samples were analysed for sperm cell concentrations and motility using standard methods. Results. In total 201 semen samples were collected. The median sperm cell concentration of fertile men in Greenland was 53 x106 sperm cells/ml, with a median sperm cell ...

  12. Indoor air quality

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    Jensen, Trine Susanne; Recevska, Ieva

     The objective of the 35th specific agreement is to provide support to the EEA activities in Environment and Health (E&H) on the topic of indoor air quality. The specific objectives have been to provide an overview of indoor air related projects in EU and indoor air related policies as well...... as idenfiying "good practices" to reduce health impact of indoor air exposure and suggest areas for future improvements....

  13. Paying for Market Quality

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    Anand, Amber; Tanggaard, Carsten; Weaver, Daniel G.

    2009-01-01

    Many financial markets, including electronic limit order markets, assign designated liquidity providers (LPs). We study the experience of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, where listed firms contract directly with LPs. Our analysis offers insights regarding situations where designated liquidity...... of contracted liquidity provision. The evidence indicates that liquidity providers trade against market movements, and in times of wide spreads. On balance, firms contracting with LPs experience a decreased cost of capital, and significant improvements in market quality and price discovery....

  14. Purified water quality study

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    Spinka, H.; Jackowski, P.

    2000-04-03

    Argonne National Laboratory (HEP) is examining the use of purified water for the detection medium in cosmic ray sensors. These sensors are to be deployed in a remote location in Argentina. The purpose of this study is to provide information and preliminary analysis of available water treatment options and associated costs. This information, along with the technical requirements of the sensors, will allow the project team to determine the required water quality to meet the overall project goals.

  15. Water quality monitoring

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    Conio, O. [Azienda Mediterranea Gas e Acqua spa, Genua (Italy)

    1998-12-31

    By involving institutions and rules, and technology as well, water resources management presents remarkable complexity. In institutions such a complexity is due to division of competence into monitoring activities, quality control, water utility supply and water treatment. As far as technology goes, complexity results from a wide range of physical, chemical and biological requisites, which define water quality according to specific water uses (for populations, farms, factories). Thus it`s necessary to have reliable and in-time environmental data, so to fulfil two complementary functions: 1) the control of any state of emergency, such as floods and accidental pollution, in order to take immediate measures by means of timely available information; 2) the mid- and long-term planning of water resources, so to achieve their reclamation, conservation and exploitation. An efficient and reliable way to attain these goals is to develop integrated continuous monitoring systems, which allow to control the quality of surface and underground water, the flow of bodies of water and those weather conditions that directly affect it. Such systems compose an environmental information network, which enables to collect and process data relative to the state of the body of water, its aquifer, and the weather conditions.

  16. Quality-assessment expectations and quality-assessment reality in ...

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    have different definitions of 'quality', depending on their role in the process .... besides the performance assessment undertaken as part of Study B, no quality control .... products. As secondary aims, the assessments done by the four lecturers ...

  17. Quality Management and Juran’s Legacy

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    Bisgaard, S.

    2007-01-01

    Keywords: Quality Engineering Six Sigma Design for Six Sigma Abstract: Quality management provides the framework for the industrial application of statistical quality control, design of experiments, quality improvement and reliability methods. It is therefore helpful for quality engineers and

  18. Quality Management and Juran’s Legacy

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    Bisgaard, S.

    2007-01-01

    Keywords: Quality Engineering Six Sigma Design for Six Sigma Abstract: Quality management provides the framework for the industrial application of statistical quality control, design of experiments, quality improvement and reliability methods. It is therefore helpful for quality engineers and statis

  19. Impact on quality culture of total quality management practices factors

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    Faihan Mosaad Saud Alotaibi

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated total quality management practices and quality culture of Saudi Arabian contractors. Improving the quality can be achieved through implementation of total quality management although studies and researches work regarding this improvement is still lacking. A quantitative approach using the survey method was employed. With assistance from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, survey questionnaires were distributed to selected contractors i...

  20. Higher Education Quality Assessment Model: Towards Achieving Educational Quality Standard

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    Noaman, Amin Y.; Ragab, Abdul Hamid M.; Madbouly, Ayman I.; Khedra, Ahmed M.; Fayoumi, Ayman G.

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a developed higher education quality assessment model (HEQAM) that can be applied for enhancement of university services. This is because there is no universal unified quality standard model that can be used to assess the quality criteria of higher education institutes. The analytical hierarchy process is used to identify the…

  1. Mandatory Quality Disclosure and Quality Supply : Evidence from German Hospitals

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    Filistrucchi, L.; Ozbugday, F.C.

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: Using a newly constructed dataset on German hospitals, which includes 24 process and outcome indicators of clinical quality, we test whether quality has increased in various clinical areas since the introduction of mandatory quality reports and the online publication of part of the

  2. Strategy, Structure and Quality Service: Developing School Wide Quality Improvement.

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    Murgatroyd, Stephen

    1991-01-01

    Builds on earlier contributions to the literature on educational leadership and total quality management in education. Introduces two new tools--the service guarantee and the House of Quality, placing them in the context of strategic marketing, structural change, and other total quality management methods. (19 references) (MLH)

  3. Higher Education Quality Assessment Model: Towards Achieving Educational Quality Standard

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    Noaman, Amin Y.; Ragab, Abdul Hamid M.; Madbouly, Ayman I.; Khedra, Ahmed M.; Fayoumi, Ayman G.

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a developed higher education quality assessment model (HEQAM) that can be applied for enhancement of university services. This is because there is no universal unified quality standard model that can be used to assess the quality criteria of higher education institutes. The analytical hierarchy process is used to identify the…

  4. Hospital Quality Initiative - Outcome Measures

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In the interest of promoting high-quality, patient-centered care and accountability, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Hospital Quality...

  5. QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN BANKING SYSTEM

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    2009-01-01

    Quality management banking perspective is extremely interesting, from the point of view of the activities specific, and of the permanent area competition improvement. Banks being aware of the quality problems also lead to the appearance and requirement of

  6. Continuous Delivery and Quality Monitoring

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    2016-01-01

    After introducing Continuous Delivery, I will switch the topic and try to answer the question how much should we invest in quality and how to do it efficiently. My observations reveal that software quality is often considered as the slo...

  7. BYU Food Quality Assurance Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Quality Assurance Lab is located in the Eyring Science Center in the department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. The Quality Assurance Lab has about 10...

  8. Air Quality Management Process Cycle

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    Air quality management are activities a regulatory authority undertakes to protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution. The process of managing air quality can be illustrated as a cycle of inter-related elements.

  9. Total quality management implementation guidelines

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    1993-12-01

    These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

  10. Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — CMS is pursuing a vision to improve the quality of health care by expanding the information available about quality of care and through direct incentives to reward...

  11. Quality Assurance Training Tracking (QATTS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This is metadata documentation for the Quality Assurance Training Tracking System (QATTS) which tracks Quality Assurace training given by R7 QA staff to in-house...

  12. Quality in pathology laboratory practice.

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    Weinstein, S

    1995-06-01

    Quality refers not only to analytical quality control, a traditional area of laboratory excellence, but to the entire science of quality management. As measures of quality, structural indicators refer to staffing and physical facilities, process indicators to the institutions operations and, perhaps most importantly, outcome indicators address the ultimate patient care uses that pathology information is put to. Comparison of performance to peer laboratories, external quality control, is a practical, if limited, yardstick of performance. Customer satisfaction and turn-around-time of tests are receiving more recent attention as quality measures. Blood banking, because of its inherently complex cycle from donor phlebotomy to product infusion, requires special considerations with regard to quality management. Reporting of anatomical pathology, where the only gold standard is a consensus of experts, also does not lend itself to classical numerical quality assessment.

  13. National Recommended Water Quality Criteria

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria is a compilation of national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life and human health...

  14. Health Insurance Marketplace Quality Initiatives

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Affordable Care Act requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop quality data collection and reporting tools such as a Quality...

  15. Region 7 Quality Management Plan

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    To document adherence to EPA Order 5360.1 A2, EPA requires each organizational unitto develop a quality management plan per the specifications in EPA Requirements for QualityManagement Plans, EPA QA R-2.

  16. Identifying health care quality attributes.

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    Ramsaran-Fowdar, Roshnee R

    2005-01-01

    Evaluating health care quality is important for consumers, health care providers, and society. Developing a measure of health care service quality is an important precursor to systems and organizations that value health care quality. SERVQUAL has been proposed as a broad-based measure of service quality that may be applicable to health care settings. Results from a study described in this paper verify SERVQUAL dimensions, but demonstrate additional dimensions that are specific to health care settings.

  17. Factors Affecting Medical Service Quality.

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    Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad

    2014-01-01

    A better understanding of factors influencing quality of medical service can pinpoint better strategies for quality assurance in medical services. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the quality of medical services provided by Iranian physicians.Exploratory in-depth individual interviews were conducted with sixty-four physicians working in various medical institutions in Iran.Individual, organizational and environmental factors enhance or inhibit the quality of medical services. Qu...

  18. Total Quality From The Top

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    1993-04-01

    product followed. But, according to V. Daniel Hunt, author of Quality in America, "the time bomb ticks silently 1 V. Daniel Hunt. Quality in America...Michael L., Richard K. Lester, and Robert M. Solow . Made In America. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press, 1989. Doyle, Kevin. "Who’s Killing Total Quality?" Incentive...Gatanas, Harry. Lt Col, USA. "Leadership and Total Quality Management." Carlisle Barracks, PA:U.S. Army War College. April 1992. Hunt, V. Daniel

  19. Quality, Sunk Costs and Competition

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    2009-01-01

    This paper explores the link between quality, cost and concentration. Using concentration and cost data and product quality indicators for 2,244 products in over eighty industries in 1997 and 2002 in the US, a two-stage, ordered probit, random effects estimation explores the impact of concentration and cost on quality. The results demonstrate that overall market concentration and high fixed costs are both positively correlated with product quality across most industries. Generally, when eithe...

  20. POOR QUALITY IN BUILDING PROJECTS

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    Mahajan Ganesh S*

    2016-01-01

    The cost of quality are cost associated with the prevention, discovery, and resolving of defects. These costs can arise whether the product is in design stages, manufacturing plants, or in customer’s hand. It is important to identify the cost of quality so that one can determine the expenses associated with producing a quality product. The present paper aims at making a review associated with use of quality in construction industry. Data necessary to achieve the objective of the paper i...

  1. Creating Quality Assurance and International Transparency for Quality Assurance Agencies

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    Kristoffersen, Dorte; Lindeberg, Tobias

    2004-01-01

    The paper presents the experiences gained in the pilot project on mutual recognition conducted by the quality assurance agencies in the Nordic countries and the future perspective for international quality assurance of national quality assurance agencies. The background of the project was the need......, on the one hand, to advance internationalisation of quality assurance of higher education, and on the other hand, allow for the differences in the national approaches to quality assurance. The paper will focus on two issues: first, the strength and weaknesses of the method employed and of the use of the ENQA...

  2. [Quality assurance and quality improvement. Personal experiences and intentions].

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    Roche, B G; Sommer, C

    1995-01-01

    In may 1994 we were selected by the surgical Swiss association to make a study about quality in USA. During our travel we visited 3 types of institutions: Hospitals, National Institute of standard and Technology, Industry, Johnson & Johnson. We appreciate to compare 2 types of quality programs: Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). In traditional healthcare circles, QA is the process established to meet external regulatory requirements and to assure that patient care is consistent with established standards. In a modern quality terms, QA outside of healthcare means designing a product or service, as well as controlling its production, so well that quality is inevitable. The ideas of W. Edward Deming is that there is never improvement just by inspection. He developed a theory based on 14 principles. A productive work is accomplished through processes. Understanding the variability of processes is a key to improve quality. Quality management sees each person in an organisation as part of one or more processes. The job of every worker is to receive the work of others, add value to that work, and supply it to the next person in the process. This is called the triple role the workers as customer, processor, and supplier. The main source of quality defects is problems in the process. The old assumption is that quality fails when people do the right thing wrong; the new assumption is that, more often, quality failures arise when people do the wrong think right. Exhortation, incentives and discipline of workers are unlikely to improve quality. If quality is failing when people do their jobs as designed, then exhorting them to do better is managerial nonsense. Modern quality theory is customer focused. Customers are identified internally and externally. The modern approach to quality is thoroughly grounded in scientific and statistical thinking. Like in medicine, the symptom is a defect in quality. The therapist of process must perform diagnostic

  3. Analytical laboratory quality audits

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    Kelley, William D.

    2001-06-11

    Analytical Laboratory Quality Audits are designed to improve laboratory performance. The success of the audit, as for many activities, is based on adequate preparation, precise performance, well documented and insightful reporting, and productive follow-up. Adequate preparation starts with definition of the purpose, scope, and authority for the audit and the primary standards against which the laboratory quality program will be tested. The scope and technical processes involved lead to determining the needed audit team resources. Contact is made with the auditee and a formal audit plan is developed, approved and sent to the auditee laboratory management. Review of the auditee's quality manual, key procedures and historical information during preparation leads to better checklist development and more efficient and effective use of the limited time for data gathering during the audit itself. The audit begins with the opening meeting that sets the stage for the interactions between the audit team and the laboratory staff. Arrangements are worked out for the necessary interviews and examination of processes and records. The information developed during the audit is recorded on the checklists. Laboratory management is kept informed of issues during the audit so there are no surprises at the closing meeting. The audit report documents whether the management control systems are effective. In addition to findings of nonconformance, positive reinforcement of exemplary practices provides balance and fairness. Audit closure begins with receipt and evaluation of proposed corrective actions from the nonconformances identified in the audit report. After corrective actions are accepted, their implementation is verified. Upon closure of the corrective actions, the audit is officially closed.

  4. Drinking water quality assessment.

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    Aryal, J; Gautam, B; Sapkota, N

    2012-09-01

    Drinking water quality is the great public health concern because it is a major risk factor for high incidence of diarrheal diseases in Nepal. In the recent years, the prevalence rate of diarrhoea has been found the highest in Myagdi district. This study was carried out to assess the quality of drinking water from different natural sources, reservoirs and collection taps at Arthunge VDC of Myagdi district. A cross-sectional study was carried out using random sampling method in Arthunge VDC of Myagdi district from January to June,2010. 84 water samples representing natural sources, reservoirs and collection taps from the study area were collected. The physico-chemical and microbiological analysis was performed following standards technique set by APHA 1998 and statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 11.5. The result was also compared with national and WHO guidelines. Out of 84 water samples (from natural source, reservoirs and tap water) analyzed, drinking water quality parameters (except arsenic and total coliform) of all water samples was found to be within the WHO standards and national standards.15.48% of water samples showed pH (13) higher than the WHO permissible guideline values. Similarly, 85.71% of water samples showed higher Arsenic value (72) than WHO value. Further, the statistical analysis showed no significant difference (Pwater for collection taps water samples of winter (January, 2010) and summer (June, 2010). The microbiological examination of water samples revealed the presence of total coliform in 86.90% of water samples. The results obtained from physico-chemical analysis of water samples were within national standard and WHO standards except arsenic. The study also found the coliform contamination to be the key problem with drinking water.

  5. Multisensor for fish quality determination

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    Olafsdottir, G.; Nesvadba, P.; Di Natale, C.

    2004-01-01

    The European fish industry is still reluctant to implement methods other than sensory to monitor freshness and quality of fish products, although general concensus exists about the importance of various quality attributes and the need for methods to monitor quality. The objective of the project F...

  6. EVALUATION OF MACHINE TOOL QUALITY

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    Ivan Kuric

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Paper deals with aspects of quality and accuracy of machine tools. As the accuracy of machine tools has key factor for product quality, it is important to know the methods for evaluation of quality and accuracy of machine tools. Several aspects of diagnostics of machine tools are described, such as aspects of reliability.

  7. Schools of Quality. Third Edition.

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    Bonstingl, John Jay

    This book presents the concept that quality as a keystone philosophy in today's business world can be applied to school systems as a means to improving education and all aspects of school culture, producing a school of quality. The author uses examples such as Japan's adopting William E. Deming's quality-control principles to help it skyrocket…

  8. Case Study on Quality Education

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    Habib, Zahida

    2011-01-01

    Quality of Education, especially at Primary level, is an important issue to be discussed at the International Forum. This study highlights the quality of primary education through a comparison of the quality of Community Model Schools and Govt. Girls Primary Schools in Pakistan. Community Model Schools were established under Girls Primary…

  9. More Value to Defining Quality

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    Van Kemenade, Everard; Pupius, Mike; Hardjono, Teun W.

    2008-01-01

    There are lots of definitions of quality, and also of quality in education. Garvin (1984) discerns five approaches: the transcendental approach, the product-oriented approach, the customer-oriented approach, the manufacturing-oriented approach and the value-for-money approach. Harvey and Green (1993) give five interrelated concepts of quality as:…

  10. Quality measurement of semantic standards

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    Folmer, E.J.A.; Oude Luttighuis, P.H.W.M.; Hillegersberg, J. van

    2010-01-01

    Quality of semantic standards is unadressed in current research while there is an explicit need from standard developers. The business importance is evident since quality of standards will have impact on its diffusion and achieved interoperability in practice. An instrument to measure the quality of

  11. Ovarian stimulation and embryo quality

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    Baart, Esther; Macklon, Nick S.; Fauser, Bart J. C. M.

    2009-01-01

    To Study the effects of different ovarian stimulation approaches on oocyte and embryo quality, it is imperative to assess embryo quality with a reliable and objective method. Embryos rated as high quality by standardized morphological assessment are associated with higher implantation and pregnancy

  12. Air Quality Monitoring Programme

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    Kemp, K.; Palmgren, F.

    The Danish Air Quality Monitoring Programme (LMP IV) has been revised in accordance with the Framework Directive and the first three daughter directives of SO2, NOx/NO2, PM10, lead, benzene, CO and ozone. PM10 samplers are under installation and the installation will be completed during 2002....... The PM10 results from 2000 are spares, only TSP are thus included in this report. The data sets for year 2000 is complete for many stations. The monitoring programme consists of 10 stations plus 2 extra stations under the Municipality of Copenhagen. The SO2 and lead levels are still decreasing and far...

  13. Quality assurances and tolerances

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    Kirschling, G.

    1991-12-31

    This book presents a comprehensive statistical solution to tolerance problems to be used as an alternative to the conventional arithmetic approach that is used for tolerancing. The book is a translation from an original text in German. The classificatio nof the book would be as a reference text for engineers who are working in the production and quality control fields, particularly in process control. Academics who are teaching such subjects as statistical process control of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing will also find the book useful.

  14. FABRIC QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS

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    Özlem KISAOĞLU

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Woven fabric quality depends on yarn properties at first, then weaving preparation and weaving processes. Defect control of grey and finished fabric is done manually on the lighted tables or automatically. Fabrics can be controlled by the help of the image analysis method. In image system the image of fabrics can be digitized by video camera and after storing controlled by the various processing. Recently neural networks, fuzzy logic, best wavelet packet model on automatic fabric inspection are developed. In this study the advantages and disadvantages of manual and automatic, on-line fabric inspection systems are given comparatively.

  15. Contact Quality in Participation

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    Simonsen, Jesper; Jensen, Olav Storm

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the concept of participation from the perspective of quality of the contact in the communicative interactions between participants. We argue for the need for an academic-personal competence that qualifies the human contact central in all Participatory Design (PD) activities as a way...... to contribute to “an era of participation.” We describe a contact perspective in PD developed through a collaboration with body-oriented psychotherapeutic research that have specialized experiences in investigating open-minded contact and authentic meetings as body-related experiences....

  16. Quality measurement in healthcare.

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    Lazar, Eliot J; Fleischut, Peter; Regan, Brian K

    2013-01-01

    Measurement is the basis for assessing potential improvements in healthcare quality. Measures may be classified into four categories: volume, structure, outcome, and process (VSOP). Measures of each type should be used with a full understanding of their cost and benefit. Although volume and structure measures are easily collected, impact on healthcare results is not always clear. Process measures are generally more difficult and expensive to collect, and the relationship between process and outcomes is only recently being explored. Knowledge of measure types and relationships among them, as well as emerging evidence on the role of patient satisfaction, must be used to guide improvements and ultimately for demonstrating value in healthcare.

  17. Building Quality of Goverment

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    Charron, Nicholas; Bauhr, Monika

    Although international organizations are often seen as an important transformative power on the international arena, we know less about how and when they promote better domestic institutions. Using data on education outcomes in 53 African countries from 1994-2008, we show that IOs use several...... empirically distinct channels through which they influence domestic outcomes: conditionali-ty, rankings and international integration. We find that integration and high international rankings have a positive impact on education outputs, while IOs have a negative influence when they use conditional aid. Our...... findings have implications both for the diffusion of the quality of government agenda, and for advancing our knowledge of IO power...

  18. Headache service quality

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    Schramm, Sara; Uluduz, Derya; Gouveia, Raquel Gil

    2016-01-01

    management, referral pathways, patient's education and reassurance, convenience and comfort, patient's satisfaction, equity and efficiency of the headache care, outcome assessment and safety. RESULTS: Our study showed that highly experienced headache centres treated their patients in general very well....... The centres were content with their work and their patients were content with their treatment. Including disability and quality-of-life evaluations in clinical assessments, and protocols regarding safety, proved problematic: better standards for these are needed. Some centres had problems with follow-up: many...

  19. Nurse reported quality of care: a measure of hospital quality.

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    McHugh, Matthew D; Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski

    2012-12-01

    As the primary providers of round-the-clock bedside care, nurses are well positioned to report on hospital quality of care. Researchers have not examined how nurses' reports of quality correspond with standard process or outcomes measures of quality. We assess the validity of evaluating hospital quality by aggregating hospital nurses' responses to a single item that asks them to report on quality of care. We found that a 10% increment in the proportion of nurses reporting excellent quality of care was associated with lower odds of mortality and failure to rescue; greater patient satisfaction; and higher composite process of care scores for acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and surgical patients. Nurse reported quality of care is a useful indicator of hospital performance. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. Indoor pollution. Knowing it, recognizing it, avoiding it. Some informations about the main pollutants present in indoor environments and some advices to avoid to be confronted with them; La pollution interieure. La connaitre, la reconnaitre, l'eviter. Quelques informations sur les principaux polluants presents dans les environnements interieurs et quelques conseils pour eviter d'y etre confronte

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    2003-07-01

    The question of the indoor air quality is a major concern of the public health because the overall population is concerned, and more particularly the sensible and fragile people (children, old or immuno-depressed people, ill people suffering of chronical pulmonary diseases). The mission of the French observatory of indoor air quality (OQAI) is to organize measurement campaigns inside residential, public and office buildings and to implement some recommendations for the establishment of future regulations and standards for building materials and equipments and for the labelling of expandable articles. A pilot study was carried out on 90 dwellings between March and July 2001 in order to test the data collection tools before the national campaign which will concern 800 sites. This paper presents a description of the main pollutants of indoor environments with their sources, health effect and some advices to avoid the contamination of the ambient air (carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, moulds, endotoxins, acarida, allergens from domestic animals, artificial mineral fibers, volatile organic compounds, aldehydes, nitrogen oxides). (J.S.)

  1. SAQC: SNP Array Quality Control

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    Li Ling-Hui

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP arrays containing hundreds of thousands of SNPs from the human genome have proven useful for studying important human genome questions. Data quality of SNP arrays plays a key role in the accuracy and precision of downstream data analyses. However, good indices for assessing data quality of SNP arrays have not yet been developed. Results We developed new quality indices to measure the quality of SNP arrays and/or DNA samples and investigated their statistical properties. The indices quantify a departure of estimated individual-level allele frequencies (AFs from expected frequencies via standardized distances. The proposed quality indices followed lognormal distributions in several large genomic studies that we empirically evaluated. AF reference data and quality index reference data for different SNP array platforms were established based on samples from various reference populations. Furthermore, a confidence interval method based on the underlying empirical distributions of quality indices was developed to identify poor-quality SNP arrays and/or DNA samples. Analyses of authentic biological data and simulated data show that this new method is sensitive and specific for the detection of poor-quality SNP arrays and/or DNA samples. Conclusions This study introduces new quality indices, establishes references for AFs and quality indices, and develops a detection method for poor-quality SNP arrays and/or DNA samples. We have developed a new computer program that utilizes these methods called SNP Array Quality Control (SAQC. SAQC software is written in R and R-GUI and was developed as a user-friendly tool for the visualization and evaluation of data quality of genome-wide SNP arrays. The program is available online (http://www.stat.sinica.edu.tw/hsinchou/genetics/quality/SAQC.htm.

  2. Social Advertising Quality: Assessment Criteria

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    S. B. Kalmykov

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: the The purpose of the publication is development of existing criterial assessment in social advertising sphere. The next objectives are provided for its achievement: to establish research methodology, to develop the author’s version of necessary notional apparatus and conceptual generalization, to determine the elements of social advertising quality, to establish the factors of its quality, to conduct the systematization of existing criteria and measuring instruments of quality assessment, to form new criteria of social advertising quality, to apply received results for development of criterial assessment to determine the further research perspectives. Methods: the methodology of research of management of social advertising interaction with target audience, which has dynamic procedural character with use of sociological knowledge multivariate paradigmatic status, has been proposed. Results: the primary received results: the multivariate paradigmatic research basis with use of works of famous domestic and foreign scientists in sociology, qualimetry and management spheres; the definitions of social advertising, its quality, sociological quality provision system, target audience behavior model during social advertising interaction are offered; the quality factors with three groups by level of effect on consumer are established; the systematization of existing quality and its measure instruments assessment criteria by detected social advertising quality elements are conducted; the two new criteria and its management quality assessment measuring instruments in social advertising sphere are developed; the one of the common groups of production quality criteria – adaptability with considering of new management quality criteria and conducted systematization of existing social advertising creative quality assessment criteria development; the perspective of further perfection of quality criterial assessment based on social advertising

  3. La rénovation énergétique des bâtiments en France entre marché, actions territoriales et dispositions nationalesRetour d’expérience des OPATB de l’agglomération grenobloise

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    Gilles Debizet

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Parmi les principaux gisements de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en France, la rénovation énergétique des bâtiments a fait l’objet d’un consensus lors du Grenelle de l’Environnement nonobstant son coût, estimé à plusieurs centaines de milliards d’euros. En l’absence d’obligations, difficiles à mettre en place juridiquement, les pouvoirs publics ont développé des dispositions incitatives. L’expérience des OPATB souligne le temps long de la filière constructive et l’intérêt d’un accompagnement public local, notamment pour les copropriétés. La généralisation passe par une fine articulation entre un dispositif local d’information et de financement et la fiscalité nationale. Ajuster un système multi-territorial conciliant les enjeux sociaux avec le facteur 4 nécessitera probablement quelques années d’expérimentations, d’évaluation, de débat et d’évolution des cadres national et locaux.In France, the “Grenelle de l’Environnement” stakeholders agreed and planned on using thermal renovation on private buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They reached an agreement even though the cost was estimated as hundreds of billion euros. Its implementation is actually more difficult than expected: in the absence of the obligation to renovate, really hard to legally set up, public initiatives are required. The OPATB experience shows how slow this innovative process is and how important it is to support financially decision-makers and advise them especially for building co-owners. To locally articulate informative mission and support with a national tax fare system, requires agreements at a local and national level, which will probably take years to happen.

  4. Horse chestnut pollen quality

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    Ćalić Dušica

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Pollen quality of horse chestnut, expressed as pollen productivity, viability and germination was studied. Anthers of horse chestnut genotypes had pollen production from 3.66 to 5.06 x 103 pollen grains per anther, depending of genotype. Also, pollen of horse chestnut Ah1-Ah4 genotypes showed different viability (from 56 to 68%, after staining with fluorescein diacetate. Pollen germination of Ah1-Ah4 genotypes varied from 50-66% on basic medium. Inclusion of polyethylene glycol-PEG from 10%, 15% and 20% v/w increased pollen germination. The best results were achieved on medium with the largest PEG concentration. On these medium 76-91% pollen grains were germinated, depending of genotype. The best pollen quality, for all tested parameters, had genotype Ah2. Knowledge about morphology, production, viability, in vitro germination, tube growth as well as pollen: ovule ratio can be of great importance for future pollen biology studies. [Project of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Grant no. 173015

  5. Data quality objectives

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    Haeberer, F. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

    1993-12-31

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spends about $500 million annually in collecting environmental data for scientific research and regulatory decision making. In addition, the regulated community may spend as much as ten times more each year in responding to EPA compliance requirements. Among the EPA and the regulated community there are several important common concerns: both want to make informed decisions using the right type, quality, and quantity of data. Collecting new data is very resource intensive to all parties. Neither EPA nor the regulated community can afford to collect more or {open_quotes}better{close_quotes} data than are really needed; the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process is a systematic planning tool for ensuring that the right data will be collected for arriving at a decision within the desired confidence constraints. Using the DQO process to plan environmental data collections can help improve their effectiveness and efficiency, and enhance the defensibility of the decisions for which the data are used.

  6. The Quality of Regulation

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    Emil BĂLAN

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Good governance also involves the affirmation and practice of some principles that allow the structures of the public space to administrate the general interest in the respect of the democracy and of the state of law pre-requisites, as well as the ones of a good administration: trust and predictability, openness and transparency, responsibility, efficiency and efficacy. The assurance of such desideratum imposes that the rules invested with the force of law, applicable to the juridical rapports to be clear, not equivoques, predictable, to allow both the protection of public interest and the respect of the citizens’ dignity and interests. The evaluation of the quality of regulation represents a necessary process of the appreciation of the impact that juridical norms are intended to produce and measures in which the outcomes of the implementation correspond to the ones established during the stage of formulating the public policy. The study tries to identify ways of evaluating the quality of regulation, valid in a social and political space governed by democratic rules and principles.

  7. Quality protein maize: QPM

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    Ignjatović-Micić Dragana

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Quality protein maize (QPM contains the opaque-2 gene along with numerous modifiers for kernel hardness. Therefore, QPM is maize with high nutritive value of endosperm protein, with substantially higher content of two essential amino acids - lysine and tryptophan, and with good agronomical performances. Although QPM was developed primarily for utilization in the regions where, because of poverty, maize is the main staple food, it has many advantages for production and consumption in other parts of the world, too. QPM can be used for production of conventional and new animal feed, as well as for human nurture. As the rate of animal weight gain is doubled with QPM and portion viability is better, a part of normal maize production could be available for other purposes, such as, for example, ethanol production. Thus, breeding QPM is set as a challenge to produce high quality protein maize with high yield and other important agronomical traits, especially with today's food and feed demands and significance of energy crisis.

  8. Multiview video quality enhancement

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    Jovanov, Ljubomir; Luong, Hiêp; Philips, Wilfried

    2016-01-01

    Realistic visualization is crucial for a more intuitive representation of complex data, medical imaging, simulation, and entertainment systems. In this respect, multiview autostereoscopic displays are a great step toward achieving the complete immersive user experience, although providing high-quality content for these types of displays is still a great challenge. Due to the different characteristics/settings of the cameras in the multiview setup and varying photometric characteristics of the objects in the scene, the same object may have a different appearance in the sequences acquired by the different cameras. Images representing views recorded using different cameras, in practice, have different local noise, color, and sharpness characteristics. View synthesis algorithms introduce artifacts due to errors in disparity estimation/bad occlusion handling or due to an erroneous warping function estimation. If the input multiview images are not of sufficient quality and have mismatching color and sharpness characteristics, these artifacts may become even more disturbing. Accordingly, the main goal of our method is to simultaneously perform multiview image sequence denoising, color correction, and the improvement of sharpness in slightly defocused regions. Results show that the proposed method significantly reduces the amount of the artifacts in multiview video sequences, resulting in a better visual experience.

  9. Product Quality and Market Size

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    Steven Berry; Joel Waldfogel

    2003-01-01

    Recent literature notes that when quality is produced with fixed costs, a high quality firm can undercut its rival's prices and may find it profitable to invest more in quality as market size grows large. As a result, a market can remain concentrated even as it grows large. When quality is produced with variable costs, by contrast, a wide range of product qualities can coexist in the market because they are offered at different prices. Larger markets will fragment and offer products with a wi...

  10. Quality and safety in radiotherapy

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    Pawlicki, Todd

    2010-01-01

    The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to present a global view. The task of assuring quality is no longer viewed solely as a technical, equipment-dependent endeavor. Instead, it is now recognized as depending on both the processes and the people delivering the service. Divided into seven broad categories, the text covers: Quality Management

  11. Quality management systems in radiology

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    Geoffrey K. Korir

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: The use of X-ray imaging is ever increasing in proportion to the need for radiological services and technological capabilities. Quality management that includes patient radiation dose monitoring is fundamental to safety and quality improvement of radiological services.Objective: To assess the level of quality management systems in X-ray medical facilities in Kenya.Methods: Quality management inspection, quality control performance tests and patient radiation exposure were assessed in 54 representative X-ray medical facilities. Additionally, a survey of X-ray examination frequency was conducted in 140 hospitals across the country.Results: The overall findings placed the country’s X-ray imaging quality management systems at 61±3% out of a possible 100%. The most and the least quality assurance performance indicators were general radiography X-ray equipment quality control tests at 88±4%, and the interventional cardiology adult examinations below diagnostic reference level at 25±1%, respectively.Conclusions: The study used a systematic evidence-based approach for the assessment of national quality management systems in radiological practice in clinical application, technical conduct of the procedure, image quality criteria, and patient characteristics as part of the quality management programme.

  12. Assuring eating quality of meat.

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    Dalen, G A

    1996-01-01

    The way of assuring quality has changed over the years, from inspection of end product to quality management systems and on-line process control. The latter concepts have had a great impact in many industries during the last decades. But the concept of Total Quality is continuos improvement so it is time to take advantage of the next generation of quality assurance tools: Quality by Design. This is the most powerful instrument in quality assurance today. Quality by design has been used with outstanding results in many industries as the automobile and the electronics industry. Maybe the meat industry will be the next? To succeed, the "eating quality attributes" that are most important to the customer must be brought into focus. The challenge to the meat research scientist is to design products and processes that take care of customer needs despite variation in the raw material and the consumer's rough handling. The Quality Management Standards are helpful in conducting the design and production process, but to focus on the right aspects, there also are need for suitable methods as Quality Function Deployment. Customer needs change and new research changes old 'truths'. This require an organisation, a quality system and a culture which can handle rapid changes and a diversity of customer needs.

  13. [Quality assurance in interventional cardiology].

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    Gülker, H

    2009-10-01

    Quality assurance in clinical studies aiming at approval of pharmaceutical products is submitted to strict rules, controls and auditing regulations. Comparative instruments to ensure quality in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are not available in interventional cardiology, likewise in other fields of cardiovascular medicine. Quality assurance simply consists of "quality registers" with basic data not externally controlled. Based on the experiences of clinical studies and their long history of standardization it is assumed that these data may be severely flawed thus being inappropriate to set standards for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The precondition for quality assurance are quality data. In invasive coronary angiography and intervention medical indications, the decision making process interventional versus surgical revascularization, technical performance and after - care are essential aspects affecting quality of diagnostics and therapy. Quality data are externally controlled data. To collect quality data an appropriate infrastructure is a necessary precondition which is not existent. For an appropriate infrastructure investments have to be done both to build up as well as to sustain the necessary preconditions. As long as there are no infrastructure and no investments there will be no "quality data". There exist simply registers of data which are not proved to be a basis for significant assurance and enhancement in quality in interventional coronary cardiology. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart, New York.

  14. PRACTITIONERS OF DESIGN FOR QUALITY

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    Robotham, Antony John

    1999-01-01

    Building in high quality continues to be the driving force of new product development activity in industry. Yet Design for Quality does not appear to attract the attention or interest of many design researchers. If research attention is not paid to Design for Quality, how can we expect to educate...... and train future design practitioners to master this critical dimension of product development?The purpose of this paper is to consider the current status of Design for Quality, explore the skills designers require to be effective practitioners of Design for Quality, and to identify some of the challenges...... the design research community needs to face.The paper argues that Design for Quality provides a robust framework, which can be used by the industrial, research, and educational communities as a platform for improving the skills and capability of the practitioners of Design for Quality.If engineering...

  15. Quality in e-learning

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    Masoumi, Davoud; Lindstrom, Berner

    2012-01-01

    With the growing demand for e-learning along with striving for excellence associated with globalization, there are worldwide calls for enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning, specifically in the context of the developing countries. Such calls for quality enhancement, accountability, added...... value, value for money, self-evaluation, and role players’ satisfaction in higher education settings cannot go unheeded. Addressing the concerns regarding enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning, a comprehensive e-quality framework is developed by taking into account the pros and cons...... of the previous models, frameworks, and studies of e-quality. This e-quality framework offers a structured set of factors and benchmarks as a tool for practical quality work with e-learning in virtual institutions....

  16. The Southeast Stream Quality Assessment

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    Van Metre, Peter C.; Journey, Celeste

    2014-01-01

    In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) is assessing stream quality across the Piedmont and southern Appalachian Mountains in the southeastern United States. The goal of the Southeast Stream Quality Assessment (SESQA) is to characterize multiple water-quality factors that are stressors to aquatic life—contaminants, nutrients, sediment, and streamflow alteration—and the relation of these stressors to ecological conditions in streams throughout the region. Findings will provide communities and policymakers with information on which human and environmental factors are the most critical in controlling stream quality and, thus, provide insights about possible approaches to protect or improve stream quality. The SESQA study will be the second regional study by the NAWQA program, and it will be of similar design and scope as the Midwest Stream Quality Assessment conducted in 2013 (Van Metre and others, 2012).

  17. Quality Metrics in Inpatient Neurology.

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    Dhand, Amar

    2015-12-01

    Quality of care in the context of inpatient neurology is the standard of performance by neurologists and the hospital system as measured against ideal models of care. There are growing regulatory pressures to define health care value through concrete quantifiable metrics linked to reimbursement. Theoretical models of quality acknowledge its multimodal character with quantitative and qualitative dimensions. For example, the Donabedian model distils quality as a phenomenon of three interconnected domains, structure-process-outcome, with each domain mutually influential. The actual measurement of quality may be implicit, as in peer review in morbidity and mortality rounds, or explicit, in which criteria are prespecified and systemized before assessment. As a practical contribution, in this article a set of candidate quality indicators for inpatient neurology based on an updated review of treatment guidelines is proposed. These quality indicators may serve as an initial blueprint for explicit quality metrics long overdue for inpatient neurology.

  18. Quality control in gastrointestinal surgery.

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    Ramírez-Barba, Ector Jaime; Arenas-Moya, Diego; Vázquez-Guerrero, Arturo

    2011-01-01

    We analyzed the Mexican legal framework, identifying the vectors that characterize quality and control in gastrointestinal surgery. Quality is contemplated in the health protection rights determined according to the Mexican Constitution, established in the general health law and included as a specific goal in the actual National Development Plan and Health Sector Plan. Quality control implies planning, verification and application of corrective measures. Mexico has implemented several quality strategies such as certification of hospitals and regulatory agreements by the General Salubrity Council, creation of the National Health Quality Committee, generation of Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Certification of Medical Specialties, among others. Quality control in gastrointestinal surgery must begin at the time of medical education and continue during professional activities of surgeons, encouraging multidisciplinary teamwork, knowledge, abilities, attitudes, values and skills that promote homogeneous, safe and quality health services for the Mexican population.

  19. E. BUSINESS QUALITY: DEFINITION AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VALUE AND QUALITY

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    Full Text Available Purpose – to analyze definitions of e. business value and e. business quality, distinguish the main differences. Design/methodology/approach – there had been used scientific literature deduction (drawing conclusions from the available information, analysis (obtained data analyzed separately, analogy (comparison of data with each other, generalization (the main features complex generalization, induction (from individual elements went to a general conclusion, comparison methods. Findings – after analyzing the theoretical aspects of e. business value and e. business quality, there were introduced the main difference between them and suggested definition of e. business quality. Research limitations/implications – quality is one of the most important factors in e. business, but there are no definition of e. business quality. After analyzing theoretical aspects of e. business value and e. business quality, there were introduced the definitions. Practical implications – Companies are interested in developing e. business, because it helps to get more innovative, it means to get more profit. Most important, e. business can increase sales and reduce selling products and services price. These success criteria are easily measurable, but it is important to assess the immeasurable success criteria, such as user satisfaction or quality. The definition of e. business quality introduced in this article reflects the practical implications. This information could be used in order to develop e. business in more effective way. Originality/Value – e. business is becoming an integral part of a traditional business. For the development of e . businesses, companies can reach potential customers worldwide. In order to create a long-term competitive advantage, e. business must focus on quality, but there are no definition of e. business quality. Also, there are no clear difference between e. business value and e. business quality. In this article there will be

  20. Real-time water quality monitoring and providing water quality ...

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    EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have initiated the “Village Blue” research project to provide real-time water quality monitoring data to the Baltimore community and increase public awareness about local water quality in Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. The Village Blue demonstration project complements work that a number of state and local organizations are doing to make Baltimore Harbor “swimmable and fishable” 2 by 2020. Village Blue is designed to build upon EPA’s “Village Green” project which provides real-time air quality information to communities in six locations across the country. The presentation, “Real-time water quality monitoring and providing water quality information to the Baltimore Community”, summarizes the Village Blue real-time water quality monitoring project being developed for the Baltimore Harbor.

  1. Visual signal quality assessment quality of experience (QOE)

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    Ma, Lin; Lin, Weisi; Ngan, King

    2015-01-01

    This book provides comprehensive coverage of the latest trends/advances in subjective and objective quality evaluation for traditional visual signals, such as 2D images and video, as well as the most recent challenges for the field of multimedia quality assessment and processing, such as mobile video and social media. Readers will learn how to ensure the highest storage/delivery/ transmission quality of visual content (including image, video, graphics, animation, etc.) from the server to the consumer, under resource constraints, such as computation, bandwidth, storage space, battery life, etc.    Provides an overview of quality assessment for traditional visual signals; Covers newly emerged visual signals such as social media, 3D image/video, mobile video, high dynamic range (HDR) images, graphics/animation, etc., which demand better quality of experience (QoE); Helps readers to develop better quality metrics and processing methods for newly emerged visual signals; Enables testing, optimizing, benchmarking...

  2. The impact of leadership qualities on quality management improvement

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    Ph. D. Radoslaw Wolniak

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Currently, the importance of leadership is considered more and more often in quality management. The need of an appropriate leader has been already emphasized in ISO 9000 standards, in TQM philosophy as well as in different models of improvement which are used in the methodologies of prizing quality. Yet, it is in the concept of TQL where the attitude based on the need of leadership in an organization has achieved its best-developed, full shape. On the basis of the conducted studies, the following publication presents the analysis of the dependence between leadership qualities of managers and the improvement of quality management. There has been an attempt to define the qualities, which a manager being responsible for quality management, should have.

  3. The impact of leadership qualities on quality management improvement

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    Radoslaw Wolniak

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Currently, the importance of leadership is considered more and more often in quality management. The need of an appropriate leader has been already emphasized in ISO 9000 standards, in TQM philosophy as well as in different models of improvement which are used in the methodologies of prizing quality. Yet, it is in the concept of TQL where the attitude based on the need of leadership in an organization has achieved its best-developed, full shape. On the basis of the conducted studies, the following publication presents the analysis of the dependence between leadership qualities of managers and the improvement of quality management. There has been an attempt to define the qualities, which a manager being responsible for quality management, should have.

  4. Construction quality assurance report

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    Roscha, V.

    1994-09-08

    This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

  5. Measuring Quality in Libraries

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    Didar Bayır

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on the proceedings of a Seminar held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris on 23 March 2007. The Seminar involved 26 invited participants from eleven countries and included nine presentations followed by detailed discussion and the exchange of ideas. The broad themes were: Tools for Quality Measurement, Standards and Performance Indicators, Benchmarking and Auditing. The Seminar’s agreed purpose was to identify the available tools, such as LibQUAL+ and ISO standards, to explore the results of the assessments undertaken, to identify actions to take forward, to look at the issues involved from a European perspective and to identify the basis for comparisons across Europe.

  6. NETWORKS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

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    Miodrag Hadžistević

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Tools used in the past to analyze business value creation, such as value chain and process models, are simply too slow, inadequate, or inappropriate to address this new level of business complexity. In stead of that, company has to find way to create quality management system in a multi-layered supply chain. The problem can be solved by networking in the cluster. Cluster can be known as a competitive cooperation in the purpose to gain higher level of competitiveness and success. Bat there is another problem: Organization of the production process in a company is extremely complex process itself, and when we transfer it to the cluster level, we get a complex task which is difficult to solve. For that purpose, this paper analyses the conditions and possibilities that would enable those structures to adapt to changes in the surroundings - flexibility and management adequacy of production and organizational structures - by creating network value system.

  7. [Quality control in parasitology].

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    Vasallo Matilla, F

    2001-01-01

    Between 1990 and 1996 we coordinated a Quality Control (QC) Program in Parasitology directed to Public Health Institutions in Spain. Periodically, parasited specimens, mainly feces or blood, were sent to Microbiology Laboratories for identification. Each QC was accompanied by a short clinic and epidemiological information in order to help in the diagnostic approach. After the answers to the QC were received a bulletin that included the solution to the QC, comments on the several answers received and a chapter with parasitological themes related with the QC, was sent to each participating Laboratory. The bulletin was accompanied by a card that included a photograph and a short description of the organism object of the QC.

  8. Life quality index revisited

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    Ditlevsen, Ove Dalager

    2004-01-01

    The derivation of the life quality index (LQI) is revisited for a revision. This revision takes into account the unpaid but necessary work time needed to stay alive in clean and healthy conditions to be fit for effective wealth producing work and to enjoyable free time. Dimension analysis...... consistency problems with the standard power function expression of the LQI are pointed out. It is emphasized that the combination coefficient in the convex differential combination between the relative differential of the gross domestic product per capita and the relative differential of the expected life...... at birth should not vary between countries. Finally the distributional assumptions are relaxed as compared to the assumptions made in an earlier work by the author. These assumptions concern the calculation of the life expectancy change due to the removal of an accident source. Moreover a simple public...

  9. MANAGING SERVICE QUALITY

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    Andreea BUDEANU

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Services are today the dominant sector of the economic activity both in terms of economic performance and labor utilization. Becoming an essential part of today’s society, they are considered the basis of a healthy economy, fact that has increased the importance of services and the research in the field. One of the biggest challenges regarding this sector is the evaluation and assurance of quality. There is still a lack of unanimity regarding the definitions, measurement procedures and the aspects that need to be provided and measured. Through this article we intend to treat these subjects and provide a broad perspective on this topic. Thus, we hope to highlight some practices and directions that could be relevant for the organizations in this field.

  10. Urban Quality Development & Management

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    Lehmann, Martin; Fryd, Ole

    2008-01-01

    : Urban quality development and management is dependent on human resource development, institutionalised networks and confident exchange of knowledge, and must identify and incorporate multiple environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects. The authors find that at the core of innovative societies......, an interlinkage exists between practice (business, civil society, governance) and theory (research, education). The case illustrates how a new curriculum takes time to develop and implement and how it relies on confidence and trust between partners, in this case cities and universities, before being able to plant...... the seed for a sustainable response to the needs of city administrations. University consortia may be particularly useful as providers of a broad framework and an enabling setting in which diffusion of innovation can occur. Practical implications: The article presents a successful approach to developing...

  11. FESA Quality Assurance

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    2015-01-01

    FESA is a framework used by 100+ developers at CERN to design and implement the real-time software used to control the accelerators. Each new version must be tested and qualified to ensure that no backward compatibility issues have been introduced and that there is no major bug which might prevent accelerator operations. Our quality assurance approach is based on code review and a two-level testing process. The first level is made of unit-test (Python unittest & Google tests for C++). The second level consists of integration tests running on an isolated test environment. We also use a continuous integration service (Bamboo) to ensure the tests are executed periodically and the bugs caught early. In the presentation, we will explain the reasons why we took this approach, the results and some thoughts on the pros and cons.

  12. Power quality on campus

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    2011-05-15

    The Maria Stata Center on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Computers and networks are everywhere on campus and the electrical infrastructure, mainly made of copper, ensures the highest level of power quality. The copper-based grounding system helps stabilize the wiring system and several K-rated transformers help accommodate harmonic currents and improve energy efficiency. Separation from sensitive and non-sensitive branch circuits helps to shield sensitive equipment from electrical noise, and the installation of transient voltage surge suppression equipment assures maximum protection from voltage surges. .

  13. Mask industry quality assessment

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    Strott, Al; Bassist, Larry

    1994-12-01

    Product quality and timely delivery are two of the most important parameters in determining the success of a mask manufacturing facility. Because of the sensitivity of this data, very little was known about industry performance in these areas until an assessment was authored and presented at the 1993 BACUS Symposium by Larry Regis of Intel Corporation, Neil Paulsen of Intel Corporation, and James A. Reynolds of Reynolds Consulting. This data has been updated and will be published and presented at this year's BACUS Symposium. Contributor identities will again remain protected by utilizing Arthur Andersen & Company to compile the submittals. Participation was consistent with last year's representation of over 75% of the total merchant and captive mask volume in the United States. The data compiled includes shipments, customer return rate, customer return reasons from 1988 through Q2, 1994, performance to schedule, plate survival yield, and throughput time (TPT).

  14. The Airline Quality Rating 2002

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    Bowen, Brent D.; Headley, Dean E.

    2002-01-01

    The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, Airline Quality Rating 2002, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2001. AQR scores for the calendar year 2001 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers. The Airline Quality Rating 2002 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the 11 largest U.S. airlines operating during 2001. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly performance data in the areas of on-time arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories, airlines comparative performance for the calendar year of 2001 is reported. This research monograph contains a brief summary of the AQR methodology, detailed data and charts that track comparative quality for domestic airline operations for the 12-month period of 2001, and industry average results. Also, comparative Airline Quality Rating data for 2000 are included for each airline to provide historical perspective regarding performance quality in the industry.

  15. The Airline Quality Rating 2001

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    Bowen, Brent D.; Headley, Dean E.

    2001-01-01

    The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, Airline Quality Rating 2001, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2000. AQR scores for the calendar year 2000 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers. The Airline Quality Rating 2001 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the ten major U.S. airlines operating during 2000. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly performance data in the areas of on-time arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories, major airlines comparative performance for the calendar year of 2000 is reported. This research monograph contains a brief summary of the AQR methodology, detailed data and charts that track comparative quality for major airlines domestic operations for the 12 month period of 2000, and industry average results. Also, comparative Airline Quality Rating data for 1999 are included for each airline to provide historical perspective regarding performance quality in the industry.

  16. The Airline Quality Rating 2003

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    Bowen, Brent D.; Headley, Dean E.

    2003-01-01

    The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) was developed and first announced in early 1991 as an objective method of comparing airline quality on combined multiple performance criteria. This current report, the Airline Quality Rating 2003, reflects monthly Airline Quality Rating scores for 2002. AQR scores for the calendar year 2002 are based on 15 elements that focus on airline performance areas important to air travel consumers. The Airline Quality Rating 2003 is a summary of month-by-month quality ratings for the 10 largest U.S. airlines operating during 2002. Using the Airline Quality Rating system of weighted averages and monthly performance data in the areas of ontime arrivals, involuntary denied boardings, mishandled baggage, and a combination of 12 customer complaint categories, airlines comparative performance for the calendar year of 2002 is reported. This research monograph contains a brief summary of the AQR methodology, detailed data and charts that track comparative quality for domestic airline operations for the 12-month period of 2002, and industry average results. Also, comparative Airline Quality Rating data for 2001 are included for each airline to provide historical perspective regarding performance quality in the industry.

  17. The impact of quality department on organizing quality in organizations

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    Franc Brcar

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Research Question: The existence of organizations in competitive markets depends on their ability to stay competitive. Quality departments play a key role in organizing and ensuring quality. Purpose: The survey tries to determine the correlation between the existence of quality departments and organization of quality in organizations; our hypothesis is that the correlation is very strong. Method: A survey was performed in 484 large and medium-sized organizations in Slovenia to examine the situation in this area. Pearson's χ2-test was used for data processing and results presented in a contingency table. Results: Organizations with quality departments more frequently also have certificate ISO 9001 in comparison with organizations without quality departments. Also these organizations more frequently have supplier-relations teams, monitoring system of suppliers' progress and excellence centers. In short, the quality in these organizations is organized on a higher level than in organizations without quality departments. Organization: The role of quality department is important for organizations. The findings of the research are important for decision making in organizations. Society: Each organization contributes to efficiency and effectiveness of a nation. The organizational level of the nation can be measured by number of certificates per capita. Originality: The research is unique because of the research model and method applied. Limitations/Future Research: The research is limited to large and medium-sized organizations in Slovenia.

  18. Food quality and the consumers

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    Lassen, Jesper

    1993-01-01

    Executive Summary: 1. Consumers and professionals in the food sector will differ in the way they view food quality. Professionals have knowledge and resources to establish quality based on objective criteria. Consumers lack both, and they are typically concerned with many different products....... Quality perception is therefore the best way to describe how consumers relate to the quality of food products. 2. The way consumers perceive quality is only imperfectly related to how they act on the market. There are many reasons why food choice can deviate from consumer intentions: lack of economic...... resources, of means of transportation, of time, of knowledge. Consumers' shopping behaviour is therefore an imperfect indicator of the quality consumers want, insufficient way of communicating consumer wishes to the food sector. 3. The fact that the food producer may be separated from the consumer...

  19. Nature Quality in Organic Farming

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    Tybirk, Knud; Alrøe, Hugo; Frederiksen, Pia

    2004-01-01

    Nature quality in relation to farming is a complex field. It involves different traditions and interests, different views of what nature is, and different ways of valuing nature. Furthermore there is a general lack of empirical data on many aspects of nature quality in the farmed landscape....... In this paper we discuss nature quality from the perspective of organic farming, which has its own values and goals in relation to nature – the Ecologist View of Nature. This is in contrast to the Culturist View characteristic of much conventional agriculture and the Naturalist View characteristic...... of the traditional biological approach to nature quality. This threefold distinction forms a framework for exploration of nature quality criteria in the farmed landscape. The traditional work on nature quality has mainly focused on biological interests based on a Naturalist View of Nature. In this paper we...

  20. The Framework of Quality Measurement

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    Grzegorz Grela

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes general determinants of quality measurement. There are discussed four assumptions that have been formulated to develop the framework of quality measurement. The assumptions are: (1 quality is the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements, (2 requirements and inherent characteristics create finite sets, (3 requirements may have both different importance and different values depending on who formulates them, and (4 requirements do not have to be constant in time. The article contains the framework of quality measurement based on above four assumptions. There are proposed notation on the quality measurement on booth synthetic and the analytical level. It also contains examples of selected distance metrics in m-dimensional space as well as examples of selected aggregate functions that may be used in quality measurement on synthetic level.

  1. Rice Quality Improvement in China

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    2002-01-01

    @@ 1. Demand for high quality rice in China Rice is the leading cereal crop that contributes about 40% of the national grain production in China. The total output and areas rank the first and the second position in the world, respectively. In recent years, rice production grows steadily, but the quality improvement has been lagged and the quality becomes a limiting factor. As the grain supply exceeding the demand and the grain price plummeted, the State Council put forward expanding China′ s ongoing reform of the grain distribution system in 1998. Along with the foodstuff circulating system reform and market driving, the structure of rice production is adjusted,the planting acreage of early indica rice with poor quality decreased, and that of japonica rice in north China with good quality increased. With the challenge of China joining the WTO, Chinese government starts to pay premium on good quality rice.

  2. Posttranslational modification and quality control.

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    Wang, Xuejun; Pattison, J Scott; Su, Huabo

    2013-01-18

    Protein quality control functions to minimize the level and toxicity of misfolded proteins in the cell. Protein quality control is performed by intricate collaboration among chaperones and target protein degradation. The latter is performed primarily by the ubiquitin-proteasome system and perhaps autophagy. Terminally misfolded proteins that are not timely removed tend to form aggregates. Their clearance requires macroautophagy. Macroautophagy serves in intracellular quality control also by selectively segregating defective organelles (eg, mitochondria) and targeting them for degradation by the lysosome. Inadequate protein quality control is observed in a large subset of failing human hearts with a variety of causes, and its pathogenic role has been experimentally demonstrated. Multiple posttranslational modifications can occur to substrate proteins and protein quality control machineries, promoting or hindering the removal of the misfolded proteins. This article highlights recent advances in posttranslational modification-mediated regulation of intracellular quality control mechanisms and its known involvement in cardiac pathology.

  3. ATLAS online data quality monitoring

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    Cuenca Almenar, C; The ATLAS collaboration; Hadavand, H; Ilchenko, Y; Kolos, S; Slagle, K; Taffard, A

    2010-01-01

    Every minute the ATLAS detector is taking data, the monitoring framework serves several thousands physics events to monitoring data analysis applications, handles millions of histogram updates coming from thousands applications, executes over forty thousand advanced data quality checks for a subset of those histograms, displays histograms and results of these checks on several dozens of monitors installed in main and satellite ATLAS control rooms. The online data quality monitoring system has been of great help in providing quick feedback to the subsystems about the functioning and performance of the different parts of ATLAS by providing a configurable easy and fast visualization of all this information. The Data Quality Monitoring Display (DQMD) is a visualization tool for the automatic data quality assessment of the ATLAS experiment. It is the interface through which the shift crew and experts can validate the quality of the data being recorded or processed, be warned of problems related to data quality, an...

  4. Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts

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    ... Monitor Location Archived Maps by Region Canada Air Quality Air Quality on Google Earth Links A-Z About AirNow AirNow International Air Quality Action Days / Alerts AirCompare Air Quality Index (AQI) ...

  5. The quality of tourism destination – integrated quality management

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    Ida Vajčnerová

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the quality of tourism services. It mentions various ways of approaching quality management, such as the standards of quality, systems based on ISO standards and systems of complex quality management. It describes approaches applied in the Czech Republic and points out the difficulty keeping the quality in tourism. Tourism services are not offered individually, which is why it is necessary to assess the quality of a whole complex of services within the frame of a tourism product or a tourist destination. The level of tourists' satisfaction is not based on the quality of individual tou­rism services or a destination product but it arises from their overall impression which is formed from the hospitality of local inhabitants, the willingness of employees, the cleanness of the environment, security and so on. The presumption of maintaining the quality of a destination is a unified approach of all participants in tourism development that can be reached by various forms of cooperation. Crea­ting a strategic alliance is one of such possibilities. The main objective of the article is to introduce the European system of Integrated Quality Management (IQM and the tool for assessing the qua­li­ty in a destination “Qualitest”. The Integrated Quality Management is an approach based on the cooperation of all areas taking part in tourism development in a destination. The qua­li­ty is assessed in a complex way with respect to tourism development impacts on local inhabitants and the environment. “Qualitest” is made of 16 indexes that are focused on the quality of a destination and the quality of a product. Each index is evaluated by three indicators that asses the quality of conditions (QPCI, the quality of management (QMI and the quality of a destination performance (QPI. These indicators combine qualitative as well as quantitative values. The precondition for using “Qualitest” in our destinations is the existence of a

  6. Systems Engineering, Quality and Testing

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    Shepherd, Christena C.

    2015-01-01

    AS9100 has little to say about how to apply a Quality Management System (QMS) to aerospace test programs. There is little in the quality engineering Body of Knowledge that applies to testing, unless it is nondestructive examination or some type of lab or bench testing. If one examines how the systems engineering processes are implemented throughout a test program; and how these processes can be mapped to AS9100, a number of areas for involvement of the quality professional are revealed.

  7. Information System Quality Assessment Methods

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    Korn, Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    This thesis explores challenging topic of information system quality assessment and mainly process assessment. In this work the term Information System Quality is defined as well as different approaches in a quality definition for different domains of information systems are outlined. Main methods of process assessment are overviewed and their relationships are described. Process assessment methods are divided into two categories: ISO standards and best practices. The main objective of this w...

  8. Factors Affecting Medical Service Quality

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    Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Background A better understanding of factors influencing quality of medical service can pinpoint better strategies for quality assurance in medical services. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the quality of medical services provided by Iranian physicians. Methods Exploratory in-depth individual interviews were conducted with sixty-four physicians working in various medical institutions in Iran. Results Individual, organizational and environmental factors enhance or inhib...

  9. Total Quality Management (TQM) Bibliography

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    1990-04-01

    GTE FIE COPY DTIC c" ECTE 8JUL 25 1990u TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) BIBLIOGRAPHY APRIL-1990 Jointly supported by __’__________-_________ Jointly...Arsenal, AL 35898-5241 1I. TITLE (Include Security Classification) TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) BIBL IRAPHY APRIL-1990 12. PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Knott...implementation of the concept of total quality management (TQM). The selected coverage includes books, periodical articles, conference papers and reports. Coded

  10. General aviation fuel quality control

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    Poitz, H.

    1983-01-01

    Quality control measures for aviation gasoline, and some of the differences between quality control on avgas and mogas are discussed. One thing to keep in mind is that with motor gasoline you can always pull off to the side of the road. It's not so easy to do in an airplane. Consequently, there are reasons for having the tight specifications and the tight quality control measures on avgas as compared to motor gasoline.

  11. BUILDING A TOTAL QUALITY CULTURE

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    ÖZGENER, Şevki

    2014-01-01

    Continuous cost reduction, productivity and quality improvement have proved essential for organizations tos tay in operation. Managers cannot avoid seeing how quality has developed into the most important competitive weeapon. Many organizations have realized that TQM is the way of managing fort he future TQM is far wider in its application than assuring product or service quality-it i a way of managing business processes to ensure complete customer satisfaction at every stage, internally and ...

  12. Information System Quality Assessment Methods

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    2014-01-01

    This thesis explores challenging topic of information system quality assessment and mainly process assessment. In this work the term Information System Quality is defined as well as different approaches in a quality definition for different domains of information systems are outlined. Main methods of process assessment are overviewed and their relationships are described. Process assessment methods are divided into two categories: ISO standards and best practices. The main objective of this w...

  13. Factors Influencing Healthcare Service Quality

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    Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad

    2014-01-01

    Background The main purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence healthcare quality in the Iranian context. Methods Exploratory in-depth individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 222 healthcare stakeholders including healthcare providers, managers, policy-makers, and payers to identify factors affecting the quality of healthcare services provided in Iranian healthcare organisations. Results Quality in healthcare is a production o...

  14. Quality of Life in Europe

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    Norina Popovici

    2016-01-01

    Many times we wondered why people want a certain comfort in exchange for sacrifices on longterm: we want houses, cars, holidays, quality services. All our life we work and give up many tothings (maybe more important than achieving material benefits. It's about quality of life. In thispaper we analyzed the quality of life in Europe addressing several factors, such as subjective wellbeing,living standards and material constraints, work-life balance, family life and social life,health and education.

  15. MDSplus quality improvement project

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    Fredian, Thomas W., E-mail: twf@psfc.mit.edu [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Stillerman, Joshua [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Manduchi, Gabriele; Rigoni, Andrea [Consorzio RFX, Euratom-ENEA Association, Corso Stati Uniti 4, Padova 35127 (Italy); Erickson, Keith [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States)

    2016-11-15

    Highlights: • Project to improve the quality of the MDSplus software package. • Use of modern software technology, compiler options, automake. • Refactoring of older code. • Use of testing tools. - Abstract: MDSplus is a data acquisition and analysis system used worldwide predominantly in the fusion research community. Development began 29 years ago on the OpenVMS operating system. Since that time there have been many new features added and the code has been ported to many different operating systems. There have been contributions to the MDSplus development from the fusion community in the way of feature suggestions, feature implementations, documentation and porting to different operating systems. The bulk of the development and support of MDSplus, however, has been provided by a relatively small core developer group of three or four members. Given the size of the development team and the large number of users much more effort was focused on providing new features for the community than on keeping the underlying code and documentation up to date with the evolving software development standards. To ensure that MDSplus will continue to provide the needs of the community in the future, the MDSplus development team along with other members of the MDSplus user community has commenced on a major quality improvement project. The planned improvements include changes to software build scripts to better use GNU Autoconf and Automake tools, refactoring many of the source code modules using new language features available in modern compilers, using GNU MinGW-w64 to create MS Windows distributions, migrating to a more modern source code management system, improvement of source documentation as well as improvements to the (www.mdsplus.org) web site documentation and layout, and the addition of more comprehensive test suites to apply to MDSplus code builds prior to releasing installation kits to the community. This work should lead to a much more robust product and

  16. Power Quality Indices Estimation Platform

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    Eliana I. Arango-Zuluaga

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available An interactive platform for estimating the quality indices in single phase electric power systems is presented. It meets the IEEE 1459-2010 standard recommendations. The platform was developed in order to support teaching and research activities in electric power quality. The platform estimates the power quality indices from voltage and current signals using three different algorithms based on fast Fourier transform (FFT, wavelet packet transform (WPT and least squares method. The results show that the algorithms implemented are efficient for estimating the quality indices of the power and the platform can be used according to the objectives established. 

  17. Quality Inspection of Printed Texts

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    Pedersen, Jesper Ballisager; Nasrollahi, Kamal; Moeslund, Thomas B.

    2016-01-01

    Inspecting the quality of printed texts has its own importance in many industrial applications. To do so, this paper proposes a grading system which evaluates the performance of the printing task using some quality measures for each character and symbols. The purpose of these grading system is two......-folded: for costumers of the printing and verification system, the overall grade used to verify if the text is of sufficient quality, while for printer's manufacturer, the detailed character/symbols grades and quality measurements are used for the improvement and optimization of the printing task. The proposed system...

  18. Quality, Export and Economic Growth

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    Madsen, Erik Strøjer; Pedersen, Kurt

    1998-01-01

    in an international context. The paper, therefore, addresses the complicated interactions between economic growth, export performance and quality. The contribution of the paper, compared to other growth accounting research, is the inclusion of quality data, quality being a significant mirror of technological...... development. The countries covered by the research represent a wide variation in terms of economic development, from poor LDC's to the most developed industrial nations. The empirical results reveal a probable strong relationship between quality/price and export growth as well as economic growth. This new...

  19. Visual quality beyond artifact visibility

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    Redi, Judith A.

    2013-03-01

    The Electronic imaging community has devoted a lot of effort to the development of technologies that can predict the visual quality of images and videos, as a basis for the delivery of optimal visual quality to the user. These systems have been based for the most part on a visibility-centric approach, assuming the more artifacts are visible, the higher is the annoyance they provoke, the lower the visual quality. Despite the remarkable results achieved with this approach, recently a number of studies suggested that the visibility-centric approach to visual quality might have limitations, and that other factors might influence the overall quality impression of an image or video, depending on cognitive and affective mechanisms that work on top of perception. In particular, interest in the visual content, engagement and context of usage have been found to impact on the overall quality impression of the image/video. In this paper, we review these studies and explore the impact that affective and cognitive processes have on the visual quality. In addition, as a case study, we present the results of an experiment investigating on the impact of aesthetic appeal on visual quality, and we show that users tend to be more demanding in terms of visual quality judging beautiful images.

  20. Fundamentals of spatial data quality

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    Devillers, Rodolphe

    2010-01-01

    This book explains the concept of spatial data quality, a key theory for minimizing the risks of data misuse in a specific decision-making context. Drawing together chapters written by authors who are specialists in their particular field, it provides both the data producer and the data user perspectives on how to evaluate the quality of vector or raster data which are both produced and used. It also covers the key concepts in this field, such as: how to describe the quality of vector or raster data; how to enhance this quality; how to evaluate and document it, using methods such as metadata;