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Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 10, 2014)

There is an increase in awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from peatland drainage and peat fires. There is in general however a lack of recognition of the link between carbon loss and peatland subsidence, i.e. lowering of the soil surface. This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland ...

How mangroves help in reducing flooding and coastal erosion

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 13, 2013)

Inhabitants of low lying delta areas are particularly exposed to flooding and erosion caused by storms and hurricanes. These pressures increase with climate change and sea level rise. Coastal wetlands, such as mangroves, can play a key role in damage mitigation during disasters, as well as in stabilising coastlines. They also contribute to ...

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 ...

Subsidence of Peat Soils – Flooding Risk in South-East Asia

by Wetlands International  (Jun. 16, 2014)

There is an increase in awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from peatland drainage and peat fires. There is in general however a lack of recognition link between carbon loss and peatland subsidence, i.e. lowering of the soil surface. In the tropics the process of subsidence after drainage is very fast due to high temperatures. Flood risks ...

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 ...

A sheet erodibility parameter for water erosion modeling in regions with low intensity rain

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 20, 2013)

Soil erodibility reflects the soil effect on the detachment process by rainfall and runoff; an evaluation of this parameter for single storm events was carried out using natural runoff plot data collected for two rainfall seasons in northern Iraq. The region is characterized by a semiarid Mediterranean-type climate with normal rainfall intensity ...

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, ...

Sandbags help in the aftermath of wild fires which create flood & erosion risks

by Barrier Systems, LLC  (Aug. 13, 2013)

With all of the wild fires we have seen around the country this year and in the past, the potential of significant flooding and erosion become a valid concern. Hillsides and slopes once covered by vegetation and trees are reduced to dirt and ash. When rain events happen on these denuded areas, there is nothing to help retain the water and slow ...

Erosion control and slope stability project case study

by Envirolok LLC  (Dec. 10, 2012)

The steep un-vegetated slope at this lakeshore residence was eroding into the lake with every rain event. Record high lake levels combined with wave action eroded the base of the hillside causing severe hillside instability. During heavy rainfall events more and more of the hillside slipped into the stairwell and lake. The residence owner was ...

Steep Slope Erosion Control (Punta Raton, Panama) case study

by Geo Products - EnviroGrid Cellular Confinement (Geocell)  (Mar. 2, 2013)

Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle. ...

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