Effective information management is essential to implementing a company's environmental programme. This reference shows managers, engineers and information technology specialists how to develop effective environmental management information systems (EMIS) at the plant, division and corporate levels. The book fully explains the principles of EMIS, and provides the tools required for successful implementation. Readers will find criteria for defining information management needs based on regulatory requirements, professional practice, business goals, and economic incentives. They will also find guidelines for selecting EMIS, covering project planning and justificacion; requirements, specifications, and evaluation criteria; commercial software products; project life cycles; and implementation. Included are case studies of how US and European companies have addressed this problem, plus a directory of software providers.