Assessing condition of land for specific uses, particularly with respect to hazardous substances and pollution. An assessment involves all or some of the following: an inquiry and review of government records and historical sources pertaining to hazardous waste activity on or near the property; interviews with owners, occupants and local agency officials; a review of available site records and environmental records from public sources, including mapped information; and a site visit and visual inspection, including current and past uses of the property, current and past uses of adjoining properties and surrounding area, geology, hydrogeology and topographic conditions, general description of structures, water supply and sewerage systems.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.