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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 ...

Asia Analysis: Battling climate impacts in low-lying Maldives

by SciDev.Net  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Going carbon neutral and protecting marine environment are key to fighting climate change in the tiny island nation, says Nalaka Gunawardene. ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’ is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, which falls on 5 June. The theme resonates with the United Nations designating 2014 as the ...

Benefits of minimum tillage case study

by Syngenta  (Jun. 23, 2014)

In Hungary, the MARGINS project is being conducted near Lake Balaton - the largest lake in Central Europe. The lake is renowned for its beauty and wildlife. Its surrounding hilly landscape is covered with rich brown forest soil. This landscape is, however, prone to soil erosion -in particular, rills develop when soil is weakened by excessive ...

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 ...

A sustainable solution for massive coastal erosion in Central Java - Towards Regional Scale Application of Hybrid Engineering

by Wetlands International  (Feb. 1, 2014)

Deltaic populations in western Indonesia are increasingly threatened by rapid shoreline degradation and erosion. In just a few decades, some coastal areas have retreated by more than two kilometres1. Housing, roads and valuable land is literally swept into the sea. This loss of land continues unabated, sometimes by tens of metres per year. The ...

State Of Composting In The U.S.

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

The benefits of composting are well documented. Compost is a valuable soil conditioner. It adds needed organic matter, sequesters carbon, improves plant growth, conserves water, reduces reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and helps prevent nutrient runoff and erosion. Composting also reduces the volume of materials that might ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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