Land Use Articles

  • What is resiliency in engineering?

    Resilient are the roads on which you drive, the bridges that you cross, and the buildings that stand tall year after year.  Of course, these components of our day-to-day need maintenance just like anything else but chances are, they were designed and constructed with the tools of their time to promote the highest level of foreseeable longevity. Designing for resiliency is critical: ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Ice Melt Management - Wilkins Aerodrome - Case Study

    The Wilkins Aerodrome is perhaps Australia’s most unusual aerodrome, located approximately 70 km southeast of Casey Station in Antarctic Australian territory. The Australian single runway has served as the Antarctic terminal for intercontinental air service since 2007 and it operates between the months of October and March. Problem The aerodrome’s location was ...


    By BeadedStream

  • AMETEK Land - Industrial Heating - Process Thermal Imaging in the Modern Hot-Rolling Mill

    Single-point radiation thermometers are installed at a distance, and they view the infrared radiation that is emitted by the target object. Their noncontact nature allows them to operate out of harm’s way. Because they don’t touch the surface, they can accurately measure moving objects, whereas thermocouples suffer from a frictional effect, generating heat and eroding the ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Finding land cover change impacts on low flow regimes

    Climate changes, as well as land cover changes, affect the flow regimes in streams. Understanding the contributions of climate variables and land cover changes on low flows will help planners and decision makers to improve water resources management. An approach which uses data driven artificial neural networks (ANNs) is proposed in this study. Land cover, rainfall, snow and temperature were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Spatiotemporal variation of bacterial water quality and the relationship with pasture land cover

    Pathogens are a major cause of water quality impairment and public health concern world-wide. In the United States, each state is tasked with developing water quality standards (WQS) to protect the designated use(s) of waterbodies. Several streams in the Illinois River Watershed in northwest Arkansas are currently listed as impaired due to elevated levels of pathogens. Our objective was to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate change and land use impacts on hydrologic processes of watershed systems

    Land use, land cover and climate change (CC) can significantly influence the hydrologic balance and biogeochemical processes of watershed systems. These changes can alter interception, evapotranspiration (ET), infiltration, soil moisture, water balance, and biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements. The need to evaluate the combined effect of land use change and CC of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The impact of land use/land cover changes and hydraulic structures on flood recession process

    Intensified human activities have brought about great changes in runoff generation and convergence. As a significant part of the hydrological process, recession flows represent the capacity of a river basin to store rain and drain it during dry periods; therefore study of the influence of human-induced factors on flood flow recession is of great importance. The Fuping sub-catchment was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Tetronics: Meet our engineering apprentices

    My time at Tetronics International by Connor Meyrick (Engineering Apprentice, Tetronics International) A great company to work for I have been working at Tetronics as part of my electrical and mechanical engineering apprenticeship for nearly two years. Tetronics really stood out when looking for my apprenticeship as not only is it a company with forward thinking ...

  • Modeling the impact of land use changes on river flows in Arror watershed, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

    Water scarcity has become a serious global problem. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand land use changes in watershed areas and their impact on river flows. This study models the impact of land use changes on river flows in the Arror watershed in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The primary study sources included remotely sensed and socio-economic data. Landsat 5 thematic mappers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Attribution of changes in stream flow to land use change and climate change in a mesoscale tropical catchment in Java, Indonesia

    Changes in the stream flow of the Samin catchment (277.9 km2) in Java, Indonesia, have been attributed to land use change and climate change. Hydroclimatic data covering the period 1990–2013 and land use data acquired from Landsat satellite imageries for the years 1994 and 2013 were analysed. A quantitative measure is developed to attribute stream flow changes to land use and climate changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling the hydrological effects of climate and land use/cover changes in Chinese lowland polder using an improved WALRUS model

    Hydrological processes in lowland polders, especially those for paddy rice planting, are affected by complicated factors. The improved Wageningen Lowland Runoff Simulator (WALRUS) model incorporates an irrigation and drainage scheme, and a new stage–discharge relationship to account for hydrological processes in multi-land-use polder with paddy fields and pumping stations. Here, this model was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to safely land a rocket on a floating drone

    Space technologies are booming again. Several private enterprises keep making the news with reports that they've hit yet another milestone. The latest development comes from Elon Musk's SpaceX. The Falcon 9 is the first rocket that was able to land on the surface of the earth after deploying a satellite in orbit. On the other hand, Blue Origin had its reusable launch system, New Shepard, perform ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Case study - Beijing Guohuan Tsinghua Environment Engineering Design and Research Institute

    An aerobic digestion project was commissioned on a closed landfill site in Hubei Province.  Aerobic digestion in this particular application is from a biological waste water treatment process; once sediments are removed from waste water, oxygen is used to break down the organic matter.  The site had been covered with an overlay of clean soil to enable the land to be used again ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • Carmanah featured in ExportWise: Ready to Export: Are you innovating?

    Companies that export are more innovative, productive, profitable, and protected from risk. This, the first in a four-part series, talks about how businesses that innovate and invest in R&D compete on the global stage. John Simmons is in a competitive business and he’s not just competing with other Canadians in his line of work — he’s competing with companies across the ...

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