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Assessment and Reporting on Soil Erosion

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 2003)

Untitled Document This report presents the results of a peer review of work on soil erosion carried out by the EEA up until 2001. It also summarises the conclusions of an expert ...

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

by CoirGreen  (Aug. 12, 2015)

When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less spectacular and is seldom mentioned. However, societies in the past have even collapsed or disappeared as a ...

Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

by CoirGreen  (Aug. 11, 2012)

One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, ...

CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

by CoirGreen  (Apr. 3, 2013)

“The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...

Coir Logs - A proven way to prevent soil erosion

by CoirGreen  (Jan. 23, 2013)

The importance of soil was emphasised by The great Indian guru, Mahathma Gandhi, who said that ‘to forget how to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’. The Mahatma made this emphatic statement in order to stress the importance of soil. Soil ...

Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

Soil erosion in the riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 19, 2015)

The riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) has experienced substantial erosion that may severely deteriorate the reservoir ecosystem. To calculate soil erosion characteristics, field investigations have been conducted in the TGR area and 12 erosion-monitoring transects have been set in the middle TGR. The results showed that the ...

Aggregate stability and erosion response to antecedent water content of a loess soil

by Soil Science Society of America  (Mar. 11, 2009)

Soil erosion processes are affected by the erodibility of the soil and by the erosivity of the rain. The effects of rain characteristics and invariant soil properties such as texture and organic matter content on soil erosion processes are well documented. The effect of antecedent soil water content ({theta}a) on aggregate breakdown, seal ...

Improvements on a system for soil erosion control of slopes using scrap tyres

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 4, 2008)

This work proposes improvements on the assembly process of a slope protection system using scrap tyres to reduce severe erosion that occurs in non-vegetated slopes. Tests results during six rain events, with maximal intensity of 26 mm/hr and accumulated rainfall of 94.5 mm, indicate that the installation cost of the system was $1.10USD/tyre and ...

Poor quality soil can lead to harmful impact: Stop erosion now

by CoirGreen  (Jun. 17, 2015)

Soil erosion is known as the wearing away of topsoil, leading to poor quality soil that is less conducive for plant and vegetation growth. In our series of blog posts focusing on erosion control, today we take a look at the harmful effects of soil erosion, and how they cause concerns not only to the environment, but also to human health and the ...

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