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Book Review: Methodologies, Models and Instruments for Rural and Urban Land Management
Modelling and optimization of land use/land cover change in a developing urban catchment
The impacts of land use/cover change (LUCC) on hydrological processes and water resources are mainly reflected in changes in runoff and pollutant variations. Low impact development (LID) technology is utilized as an effective strategy to control urban stormwater runoff and pollution in the urban catchment. In this study, the impact of LUCC on runoff and pollutants in an urbanizing catchment of Guang-Ming New District in Shenzhen, China, were quantified using a dynamic rainfall-runoff model with the EPA Storm...
Potential use of ionic species for identifying source land-uses of stormwater runoff
Identifying critical land-uses or source areas is important to prioritize resources for cost-effective stormwater management. This study investigated the use of information on ionic composition as a fingerprint to identify the source land-use of stormwater runoff. We used 12 ionic species in stormwater runoff monitored for a total of 20 storm events at five sites with different land-use compositions during the 2012–2014 wet seasons. A stepwise forward discriminant function analysis (DFA) with the jack-knifed...
Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present
On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important federal programs to improve the health, environment and economy of America’s communities. As I’ve traveled...
Copernicus: new horizons for European and global land monitoring
How can we monitor Europe-wide farmland biodiversity so that it makes sense to farmers, is ecologically credible and still is affordable? Two new studies published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and the Journal of Environmental Management think it is possible. These studies were conducted by international groups of scientists including Alterra. Combining stakeholder priorities for biodiversity indicators with ecological significance, researchers find that a European farmland biodiversity monitoring scheme is...
Climate Bonds for Land Use – Opening the door to new financing opportunities
Over the past year, a group of 16 leading academic and internationally recognised experts from the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors have been meeting to draft a new set of eligibility criteria for the Climate Bonds Standard. What´s more – another 30 people representing large global investors, banks and industry have been providing feedback on the practicality of the drafts. These sector-specific criteria were released this week in Zurich for a 60-day period of public consultatio...