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New Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER) Training Modules Now Available

December 01, 2017 Print ShareThis

The HUD Office of Environment and Energy is pleased to announce the release of a complete module series: Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review, or WISER. This on-line training series ensures that recipients and subrecipients understand the various areas to be considered in conducting an environmental review.

The WISER curriculum offers detailed and specific information on each topic, enabling users to learn about the broad range of risks to the environment which should be considered in the course of a comprehensive environmental review. WISER includes how to protect natural resources such as bodies of water including wild and scenic rivers; farmlands; clean air; historic buildings, and endangered species; as well as how to understand and address threats to the environment posed by factors such as noise, explosive and flammable materials, airports, and contaminated sites.

Each module includes a downloadable key definitions PDF, knowledge checks to confirm comprehension, and links to needed resources. The modules cover the following topic areas:

WISER: Web-based Instructional System for Environmental Review

WISER: Getting Started: Part 50
Getting Started: Part 50
 
WISER: Getting Started: Part 58
Getting Started: Part 58
 
WISER: Getting Started: Tools and Resources
Getting Started: Tools
and Resources
WISER: Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment
Factors
WISER: Site Contamination
Site Contamination
 
WISER: Water Elements
Water Elements
 
WISER: Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation
 
WISER: Explosive and Flammable Materials
Explosive and Flammable
Materials
WISER: Noise Abatement and Control
Noise Abatement and Control
 
WISER: Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice
 
WISER: Air Quality
Air Quality
 
WISER: Endangered Species
Endangered Species
 
WISER: Airport Hazards
Airport Hazards
WISER: Farmlands
Farmlands
WISER: Wild and Scenic Rivers
Wild and Scenic Rivers

To explore this new curriculum, visit the WISER landing page.

Tags: Environmental Review