land development Articles

  • Developing a contaminated land use strategy

    Landmark's Historical Map and Land Use datasets are invaluable for the identification of potentially contaminated land as part of the 1995 Environment Act. The challenge:Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes local authorities responsible for the identification of historically contaminated land, which poses a threat to human health or to the environment, within their ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Land degradation in developing countries: what is the problem?

    Based on a review of case studies from developing countries this paper argues that global assessments of land degradation should be interpreted with care. On the one hand, degradation is not a linear process that can easily be measured by static parameters. Positive environmental outcomes are often linked to the process of land use intensification, an outcome that depends on an interplay among ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Brownfield and Contaminated Land Development - Case Studies

    Whether it is an old industrial site in the center of a city, the corner gas station, or a former agricultural site that used pesticides for decades, contaminated property can be found anywhere. These sites can be considered CERCLA, RCRA, state regulated, Brownfield or any other designation. Helping to clean up properties like these, is a win win situation for ...


    By EN Rx

  • New guidance to planners for contaminated land development

    UK regulatory authorities have issued a policy statement on how the management of contaminated land should be considered for planning application and site development. This guidance provides a framework to ensure that developers appropriately address land contamination issues, with consistency and best practice as part of the planning application. Kevin Eaton, a Principal in the firm’s Leeds, UK, ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Land-use planning, permaculture and the transitivity of 'development'

    Land-use planning in England and Wales has been reluctant to embrace grassroots 'low impact development' projects, which are often based at least in part on principles of permaculture. This reluctance, and the planning system's concept of sustainable development, are examined against the wider global background of development discourse and politics. Development, particularly when understood as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of environmental laws on land development and developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The fast paced land and housing development projects in Dhaka City since 1980s had generated irregularities in developers' real estate projects and policy deviations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP). This paper explores the causes of the irregularities and reasons that trapped many buyers in the developers' unauthorised housing projects and violation of some regulations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stormwater runoff quality in correlation to land use and land cover development in Yongin, South Korea

    Stormwater runoff quality is sensitive to land use and land cover (LULC) change. It is difficult to understand their relationship in predicting the pollution potential and developing watershed management practices to eliminate or reduce the pollution risk. In this study, the relationship between LULC change and stormwater runoff quality in two separate monitoring sites comprising a construction ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • High frequency monitoring needed to protect UK rivers - Case Study

    The science behind nutrient pollution in rivers is still poorly understood despite the fact that nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the UK’s rivers are mostly unacceptable, although an element of uncertainty exists about what an acceptable level actually is. Key to improving our understanding of the sources and impacts of nutrient pollution is high-resolution monitoring across a broad ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Forest clearing, water loss, and land surface heating as development costs

    This paper documents the effects of development in Kenya and its subsequent influence on surface temperatures. The assumption is that deforestation leads to a decrease in evapotranspiration, and causes an observed temperature increase. The study was realised in the Mau Forest of Central Kenya, where extensive deforestation over the past 20 years has caused changes in climate and hydrology. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land recycling in Europe

    Land take, or the change from non-artificial to artificial land cover, reflects on-going and often conflicting claims on land. Some of the land that is 'taken' for urban development is covered with an impervious surface, which severely hampers ecosystem functioning and the related delivery of ecosystem services. However, when land is 'recycled', land that was developed in the past and has ...

  • Land Zoning in Bangladesh

    It is evident that all the identified phenomena or threats to the human race are narrowly related to land. We all need land to live on, to build our shelters on and to extract our food from. Land includes also water bodies, such as the sea, which are becoming more and more important with respect to marine resources. Land cannot always be treated like any other commodity- ...

  • Land cover accounting

    The method of land cover accounting described in this paper has been applied in the Czech Republic. Land cover data have been obtained from the CORINE Land Cover national database produced in the early 1990s. Similarly, satellite images from the late 1970s were used to get another database for change detection. Coefficients estimating the contribution of every land cover category to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land Management through Vertical Development - To avoid Adverse Environmental Impact on Earth

    LAND MANAGEMENT THROUGH VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT - TO AVOID ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON EARTH. Land Management is very import subject which needs attention all the time, and mostly land defined as a physical entity in terms of its topography and spatial nature; a broader integrative view also includes natural resources: the soils, minerals, water and biota are the land comprises. These ...


    By Zeeruk International Pvt ltd

  • Flood control and prevention in cooperation with rural development to reduce the inundation risk on agricultural land

    A project by the Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony (Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen), Germany. It is part of the SAWA-Project (Strategic Alliance for Integrated Water Management Actions), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund INTERREG IVB. Introduction Due to the climate change the risk of extreme flood events is extremely rising. Agricultural land in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The development of network linkages and housing developers

    Having a good network within and outside the housing development industry has been identified as one of the success factors for housing developers. The purpose of this research is to explore the formation of networks by developers in relation to the different stages of their businesses. Based on the new institutional theory and the social network theory, several variables have been justified. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of a water quality tank model classified by land use for nitrogen load reduction scenarios

    The Ariake Sea, a typical semi-closed bay located in Kyushu Island, western Japan, has a maximum tidal range of 6 m in spring tide, and its vast tidal flats are composed of both sandy bottom areas and muddy bottom areas. In this study, two-dimensional depth-averaged finite difference numerical models have been developed for predicting the tidal flow velocity and suspended sediment concentration ...


    By Springer

  • Hippo Water Roller Impact Assessment Report by S.A. Dept. of Rural Development and Land Reform

    The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has been given the mandate by the President of South Africa to develop and implement a Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) throughout the country. The Department's Technology Research and Development (TRD) Chief Directorate identified Hippo water rollers as an appropriate technology and conducted an impact assessment study ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Department of Land & Water Conservation

    The NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation is an amalgamation of the former departments of Conservation and Land Management and Water Resources, and the Water Services Policy Division of the former NSW Public Works. As the State’s major natural resource agency, the Department of Land and Water Conservation is responsible for the management of nearly all of the land and water in New South ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke ...

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