The September 2013 issue of 'the environmentalist' magazine is on its way to you.

If you cannot wait for your printed copy to reach you this week, you can download this month's magazine here.

Issue 142 includes the usual news, interviews, briefings and these fascinating features

  • Support systems - Ecosystems services underpin the infrastructure key to our daily lives. Mark Everard argues that natural systems must be integrated into future projects
  • Dammed success - With water scarcity prevalent in many parts of the world, Kadenge Kamadi reveals how a Kenyan village is using ancient technology to beat droughts
  • Financing savings - Paul Suff examines the different funding options available to public and private sector organisations looking to deploy energy-efficiency measures
  • The appliance of science - Paul Suff examines the different funding options available to public and private sector organisations looking to deploy energy-efficiency measures
  • Constructing national EIA - Steve Pearce on how the rules governing environmental impact assessments
  • Shaping the future - Sustainability professionals must ensure they have the necessary skills to drive innovation in their organisations, argue Nick Coad and Paul Pritchardfor nationally significant infrastructure projects differ from conventional EIAs

This month's IEMA updates includes these headlines:

  • Spotlight on the new chair of the board
  • 2013 graduate award
  • Policy update Martin Baxter on the balance between UK and EU policymakers
  • IEMA announces 2013 AGM
  • Consultation ends on Vision 2020