Environmental Planning Articles

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Pan evaporation and reference evapotranspiration trend detection in western Iran with consideration of data persistence

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 10, 2014)

It is important to identify the spatiotemporal trends of evaporation and evapotranspiration under the changing climate for use in regional water resources planning. This work aimed to investigate the trends of the Hargreaves reference evapotranspiration (ETo), pan evaporation (Epan) and pan coefficient (Kpan) series at 12 stations in the west ...

Citizenship participation in water management plans in the Doce River Basin, Brazil and Catalonia, Spain

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Despite the growing literature and empirical research on citizenship participation in the elaboration of water resources plans (WRP), little attention has been paid to the Terms of Reference (ToR) for such plans. Such a technical contract sets the targets, stages and activities to be met as part of the development of the WRP. Thus, any analysis ...

A long-term plan for water pipeline rehabilitation considering preventive maintenance

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 25, 2014)

Water pipelines deliver water of daily-life demand to customers. However, pipelines tend to be damaged after years of use. Thus, many waterworks are now faced with the major task of water pipeline rehabilitation. However, budgets for pipeline replacement are limited. The present study aims to propose a long-term plan for water pipeline ...

Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Feb. 1, 2014)

Executive Summary Tropical coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, and seagrasses—provide a range of valuable goods and services to people and economies across the Caribbean. These ecosystems contribute to tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection, and more. However, despite their importance, coastal ecosystems are ...

Aquacell G10 - K2 Apartments, Victoria case study

by PHOENIX Process Equipment Co.  (Jan. 31, 2014)

Location: Five kilometres from Melbourne CBD in Windsor Client: Department of Human Services,Victoria Capacity: 10 kL/day Source: Greywater from the showers and hand basins of 96 residential apartments Recycled Use: Toilet flushing and garden irrigation ...

Aquacell G5 - Birrigai Outdoor School ACT case study

by PHOENIX Process Equipment Co.  (Jan. 31, 2014)

Location: Tidbinbilla Road, Birrigai, ACT Client: Birrigai Outdoor School Capacity: 5,000L/day Source: Greywater from showers and hand basins Recycled Use: Toilet flushing Commissioned: September 2006 Re-building a school with the ...

Wastewater sterilization (purification): completely new method “vortex layer machine”

by PC GlobeCore  (Jan. 22, 2014)

The purification and safe disposal (neutralization) of industrial waste water effluents represent a very important ecological problem. The principal problem or requirement involves reducing the concentration of harmful impurities to concentration levels below their maximum allowable concentration limits. In fulfilling this requirement the amount ...

Assessment of global megatrends — an update Global megatrend 7: Intensified global competition for resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 6, 2014)

Assessment of global megatrends — an update Europe is bound to the rest of the world through an enormous number of systems — environmental, economic, social, political and others. Such networks enable complex flows of materials and ideas across the globe, producing uncertain feedbacks and knock-on effects over time. Greenhouse gas ...

Discursive transformations within the food system towards sustainability: climate change and dairy

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 26, 2013)

Transformation towards more sustainable food systems, including combating climate change, has been a persistent political goal. As dairy is responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions its substitution by plant–based milk products becomes an ecologically grounded but economically and culturally challenging vision. This paper looks ...

Case study - Wincor Nixdorf

by PE International AG  (Dec. 25, 2013)

Life Cycle Assessment moves Green IT into the future Wincor Nixdorf is now able to declare the environmental impact of their products. The study builds the foundation for the pioneering concept of the green ATM, with lower energy consumption and reduced emissions, and contributes to the company’s eco-design guideline optimization. Wincor ...

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