land management Articles

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hart`s E&P: Smart drillpipe technologies for the driller’s toolbox

    Advances in technology boost successful development of new LWD and drilling technology offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Wired drillpipe (WDP) technology was implemented on a multiple-well project located offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The operator’s main objective was to drill each well as cost-effectively as possible while making sure that the wellbore placement ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Land Treatment

    Introduction Land Treatment is a full-scale bioremediation technology in which contaminated soils, sediments, or sludges are turned over (i.e., tilled) and allowed to interact with the soil and climate at the site. The waste, soil, climate, and biological activity interact dynamically as a system to degrade, transform, and immobilize waste constitutes. Wastes are periodically tilled to aerate the ...

  • Conversion to Extensive Grass Land for Flood Risk Management

    The Mitigation Strategy of the measure Conversion to Extensive Grassland refers to flood prevention and environmental protection also. Flood protection can be achieved by: Increase the infiltration of rainwater by high roughness and preventing soil silting, Reducing the flow velocity of surface run off, The hydrologic-hydraulic effect varies depending on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Financial risk assessment and management for contaminated land

    Dr. Simon Johnson, Managing Director of ENVIRON FRS, discusses how transferring, developing, or managing land, property, or assets harbors myriad opportunities for environmental liabilities that can ultimately result in significant financial ...


    By ENVIRON

  • 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

  • Article: The Europeanisation of contaminated land

    New initiatives are underway at the Community level to impose liability for environmental damage. This article considers these developments, particularly their effect on contaminated land. It concludes that as the proposed Directive has significant limitations it will leave much contaminated land in the Community to be cleaned up under domestic provisions. This article also considers new ...


  • Survey of Wastes Spread on Land

    In the context of the European Community Waste Management Policy (Commission of the EC 1996), the Directorate-General Environment has commissioned WRc, in collaboration with SEDE France and REI Italy, to undertake a survey on industrial wastes spread on land which covers the fifteen Member States of the European Union. This is the final report for the study which began in January 2000. There are ...


  • Book Review: Methodologies, Models and Instruments for Rural and Urban Land Management

    Methodologies, Models and Instruments for Rural and Urban Land Management, by Mark Deakin, Robert Dixon-Gough and Reinfield Mansberger. Ashgate, 2004. 172pp. ISBN 0-7546-3415-9Keywords: book ...


    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

  • Farmer Innovation: Improving Africa’s food security through land and water management

    The nature of agriculture is changing. Farmers across the world struggle to produce more food while facing changing rainfall patterns, a warmer world, and increased competition over land and water. Ecosystem degradation, declining soil fertility, and water stress add to these land use pressures. Nowhere are these challenges more severe than in sub-Saharan Africa’s drylands. Farmers in ...

  • Exploring sustainability in the context of land reclamation: an exercise for environmental management trainees

    Reductions in the fieldwork component of many environmental curricula mean that graduates have less practical experience. This paper attempts to compensate by developing a short, intensive, highly structured field exercise that aims to connect classroom theory to field realities in the context of the management of reclaimed coal-land. A self-paced field trail guides learners, first to examine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A conceptual framework for ecologically and socially sustainable land management and agricultural development in Africa

    Agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa witnessed an initial period of growth in the few years after independence (1960s) and went into decline after the 1980s. This spurred many governments to embark on structural adjustment programmes that are only just showing the first signs of improvement. This raises some searching questions concerning the process of formulating and implementing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Knowledge Gaps Limiting the Application and Acceptance of Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Land

     A position paper prepared by the Soil & Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA), for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and the Environment Agency (EA) in November 1998. It sets out an industry view on the knowledge gaps and research needs for the risk based management of contaminated land for the workshop ‘Matching Contaminated Land Research to Need’ ...


  • Protocols for Evaluating the Effects of Land-use Patterns and Runoff Management on Urban Streams

    ABSTRACTThe design of urban runoff management facilities generally includes peak shaving for flood control, and best management practices (BMPs) for removing pollutants from the runoff. A number of scientists have concluded that the combination of these two control practices, which were developed independently of one another, is not sufficient to protect aquatic ecosystems. But these conclusions ...

  • Growing confidence in the redevelopment of ‘Brownfield’ land

    Untitled Document Hugh Masters-Williams, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON UK based in Cardiff, explains the process and development benefits. The technical solutions to ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Forests at work: A new model for local land protection

    To date, traditional public land acquisition programs have played a relatively small role in the conservation and sustainable management of southern U.S. forests. The South trails behind other U.S. regions in both the percent of the land base and the acres per capita conserved in parks, wildlife refuges, wilderness, and other protective categories. Working forests offer a new model for scaling ...

  • Analysis of land application as a method of disposal for distillery effluent

    Distillery companies in the Philippines produce high-strength wastewater that pollutes the waterways of the country. The implementation of a comprehensive water pollution control programme of these companies in order to comply with the regulations of the government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requires a large investment. Non-compliance, on the other hand, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling public land-use decisions as a cooperative game

    The process with which to involve the public in national forest management planning and decision-making is analysed. Owing in part to various statutes that mandate the early and frequent involvement of the public in national forest system land management decisions, stakeholder conflict and often litigation surround these decisions. Many approaches have been used in an attempt to resolve these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

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