land information management Articles

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Information Network Topologies for Enhanced Local Adaptive Management

    A land-use-change simulation model (LEAM) and a non-point-source (NPS) water quality model (L-THIA) were closely coupled as LEAMwq in order to determine the long-term implications of various degree of urbanization on NPS total nitrogen (TN), total suspended particles (TSP), and total phosphorus (TP) loads. A future land-use projection in the St. Louis metropolitan area from 2005 to 2030 using ...


    By Springer

  • From wisdom to information: 350 years of ecosystem management

    This paper will examine how the Paterson Valley ecosystem has been managed by humanity with snapshots at 1750, 1830, 1900 and the present. It arises from research into a study of environmental history and ecosystem health of the Paterson Valley through the biophysical, indigenous and European eras. It is contended that during the indigenous era the inhabitants possessed a wisdom regarding the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Building National Forest and Land-Use Information Systems: Lessons from Cameroon, Indonesia, and Peru

    This working paper examines the institutional, human resources, and financial capacities of three countries that have developed a forest and land-use information system, and highlights common enabling factors and challenges. Key Findings Securing the support from the highest levels of the government is instrumental in encouraging ministries to work together to ...

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • The Role of Informal Private Sector in Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)

    This is just to share with the entire world the role of the informal private sector in integrated solid waste managment (ISWM) in Lagos, Nigeria - a developing country. Lagos the commercial nerve center of Nigeria is the smallest in size with a land area of 3,600 square km, with an approximated population of about 15 million people. The state presently has a very high population density of over ...

  • The impact of digital elevation model and land use spatial information on Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN – predicted stream flow and sediment uncertainty

    The Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN (HSPF) model is widely used to develop management strategies for water resources. The spatial resolution of the input data used to parameterize the HSPF model may lead to uncertainty in model outputs. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the spatial resolution of the digital elevation model (DEM) and land use data on uncertainty in HSPF-predicted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Estimation of total nitrogen transport and retention during flow in a catchment using a mass balance model incorporating the effects of land cover distribution and human activity information

    The load of total nitrogen (TN) in stream water was surveyed in the Nagara River Basin (2,000 km2), central Japan. Multivariate analysis placed the TN data in an environmental and social context, relating TN to land use conditions such as geologic features, population density, and percentage of the population using the sewer system. Multivariate analysis was used to examine relationships among ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Indiana firm lands wind farm contract

    Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. “Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm,” said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. “Renewable energy, ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • Why land rights should be on the Rio+20 agenda

    As government leaders prepare for next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: land rights. Strong property rights—the rights for people to access, control, transfer, and exclude others from land and natural resources—create incentives to invest ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Thematic Accuracy of Corine Land Cover 2000

    Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) was produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its member countries in the European environment information and observation network (Eionet), based on the results of IMAGE2000, a satellite imaging programme undertaken jointly by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the EEA. CLC2000 is an update for the reference year 2000 of the ...

  • British Land CR Engagement - case study

    Large scale effective stakeholder engagement around sustainability. The client British Land manages a portfolio of prime retail and office properties, mainly in the UK, worth £16.3 billion. The challenge Whilst being highly regarded within the industry for its approach towards sustainability, British Land didn’t have a clear ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices

    Summary Wastewater treatment in the United States is a major cornerstone of efforts to keep the nation’s waters clean. Sewage sludge is the solid, semisolid, or liquid residue generated during treatment of domestic sewage. Since the early 1970s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the wastewater treatment industry have promoted recycling of sewage sludge. With the prohibition of ...


  • Decision support system for risk-based land management and rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated territories: PRANA approach

    Description of the approaches to a decision support system on Risk Based Land Management (RBLM) and rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated territories on the basis of integrating monitoring data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), models and decision support tools is presented in this paper. The key blocks of the PRANA DSS, developed for scientific and practical needs for model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • “Swapping Land” to Produce Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

    Indonesia has the world’s third-largest rainforest, which is a haven for biodiversity and an economic lifeline for many rural communities. However, Indonesian forests are in rapid decline and the country regularly tops deforestation hotspots lists. The key to protecting Indonesia’s forests remains ...

  • Changes in Forest Use Value through Ecological Succession and Their Implications for Land Management in the Peruvian Amazon

    Abstract: Research on local use values of forests across an ecological succession informs land-use decisions and conservation planning. I evaluated use values of three age classes of secondary forest: fallow fields (<5 years old, $8.20/ha/year), young secondary forest (5–20 years old, $20.60/ha/year), and old secondary forest (>20 years old, $6.80/ha/year). I ...


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