land use Articles

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Book Review: Environmental and Land Use Law

    Reviewed by Dr Owen ...


  • Assessments of Effect of Land-use change in Groundwater Storage

    Assessment of effects due to land use change in groundwater storage is performed in Kathmandu Valley basin of 651 km2. Effect of land use change is found to be more in groundwater than surface water. Increased impervious area due to land use change has been major factor in contributing to decreased infiltration. The ground water storage is depleting due to fact that the extraction of groundwater ...


  • 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

  • Land in Europe: prices, taxes and use patterns

    Background Developments in land-use patterns across Europe are generating considerable concern, particularly in relation to achievement of environmental goals. Land‑use trends — such as urban sprawl and land abandonment — are jeopardising the future for sustainable land use. Moreover, these trends endanger the achievement of European environmental goals in areas such as ...

  • Policy brief on indirect land use change and Peatlands

    Biofuel production on peatlands increases greenhouse gas emissions Wetlands International recognises a potential role for biofuels in terms of emission reductions compared to fossil fuels. However, under current practice, biofuels often have large negative impacts on (high carbon) natural ecosystems. In such cases, the expansion of biofuel crop production leads to higher rather than lower ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Modelling the hydrological impacts of rural land use change

    The potential role of rural land use in mitigating flood risk and protecting water supplies continues to be of great interest to regulators and planners. The ability of hydrologists to quantify the impact of rural land use change on the water cycle is however limited and we are not able to provide consistently reliable evidence to support planning and policy decisions. This shortcoming stems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • A new understanding of formal land use plans in Germany

    Traditionally, German local land use plans focus on issues such as zoning, transportation, social and green infrastructure planning. Nowadays, they are criticised to be too inflexible and ? especially in respect of content ? too limited to cope with the pace and complexity of various interacting sub-processes and actors of urban development. Accordingly, collaborative and strategic tasks of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land use patterns and organic pollution in the rivers

    The riverine system is an important resource of water supply to the communities but rivers are being contaminated due to organic pollutants, which is a serious problem. Organic contamination has been discussed with regard to the different rivers of the world. Various organic pollutants, detected in water and the sediment of the rivers, have been reported. The effects of different land use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the hydrologic effects of land-use and climate changes

    Climate and land use affect water quantity and quality; however, the complex relations of climate and land use regarding flow and instream nutrient levels have yet to be elucidated. This study aims to assess the hydrologic effects of different land-use and climatic regimes in the Lower Great Miami River Basin. The modelling results from BASINS showed that, as expected, agricultural lands and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land application of sewage sludges: an appraisal of the US regulations

    Current US federal regulations governing the land application of sewage sludges do not appear adequately protective of human health, agricultural productivity or ecological health. US standards are far less protective than those of many European countries and Canadian provinces. This is due to both policy choices such as a "do no harm" philosophy applied in some northern European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of urban-rural land use interactions in Greece

    Purpose: The present paper focuses on investigating the principal land use changes in Greece from 1971?1991 and attempts to uncover possible interactions between urban, rural and forest uses. Findings: The interactions do not remain stable in their direction (positive or negative) and importance (high of low) for the two time periods that have been investigated. Practical implications: The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Endogenous Land use and the Ricardian Valuation of Climate Change

    The Ricardian technique uses cross-sectional variation in the capitalized value of climate in land to infer the agricultural costs or benefits of dynamic climate change. While a practical approach for predicting the consequences of global warming with readily available data, it may yield biased results when land-use decisions depend on the climate attributes being valued and when land has ...


    By Springer

  • A multi–temporal Landsat data analysis of land use and land cover changes on the land surface temperature

    The changes in land use and land cover (LULC) determine the change of the normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) and of the land surface temperature (LST) which characterise the environment at a given moment. This study examines the LULC changes affecting the LST–NDVI relationship, using Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images acquired in 1987, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heritage and land use planning – some useful ideas from the United Kingdom

    The contrast between PEI and UK heritage protection and planning practices could not be more stark. Compared to the UK, we are doing no planning whatsoever. We have a lot to learn by looking at how things might be managed more effectively. The most important take-home point is that planning should involve all government departments, all levels of government and all of the land.Rights and ...


    By Trees In Trust

  • 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 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of the effect of land use/cover change on flood characteristics using an integrated approach coupling land and flood analysis

    Land use/cover change (LUCC) is one of the crucial factors influencing the hydrological process, thus the flood characteristics in time and space. Therefore the evaluation of the change of flood characteristics implies an integrated analysis of LUCC and hydraulic simulation. In this study, the effect of LUCC on flood is examined based on an approach composed of three parts: (1) reproduction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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