Publishers Earthscan were looking for a comprehensive and up to date handbook for environmental managers to add to their portfolio. They approached us to edit the hardback book on behalf of IEMA. We produced the first edition in 2005 and the second edition in 2011, the latter being fully updated and including new chapters on climate change, energy and biodiversity among others.

The first edition had been reprinted several times over as demand outstripped sales expectations. Earthscan commissioned us to compile the new handbook, scoping the topics, commissioning authors for each chapter and editing all contributions. At almost 600 pages and 30 authors it was a mammoth task, with attention to detail being the key.