wetlands hydrology News

  • Wetland delineation system

    Trimble has partnered with Timmons Group to provide an integrated system for the field collection, management, and submittal of wetland delineation data. The solution combines Trimble Mapping & GIS handheld computers with the WetCollect wetland delineation software from Timmons Group to comply with the reporting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). The COE determines ...


  • Arctic wetlands face increasing risks

    Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic. Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global climate. The Arctic region is one of the world’s most fragile and pristine areas. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • EPA orders Massachusetts developer to restore damaged wetlands

    EPA has ordered a Massachusetts real estate developer to restore approximately 6.3 acres of freshwater wetlands in Rockland, Mass. The wetlands were altered as part of a plan to prepare the site for commercial development. The real estate developer, Ernesto Caparrotta, owns about 12.3 acres of land off Hingham Street in Rockland. Beginning in September of 2004 and continuing through February, ...

  • Scientists can play a key role in wetland diplomacy

    Environmental scientists can work as effective "diplomatic actors" to help prevent conflict over transboundary environmental resources, particularly for water and wetlands, say environmental researchers Saleem Ali and Pamela Griffin. Access to water resources in many regions is expected to worsen as a result of climate change and population growth, and management is difficult when wetlands are ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Interview with Professor Chen Kelin about the Ruoergai Plateau wetlands

    Wetlands International-China is one of the organizations engaged in the restoration of the Ruoergai Plateau wetlands. Wetlands International focusses on the restoration of peatlands in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Professor Kelin Chen, Director of Wetlands International-China ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Regional Administrator Visits Queens Park to Spotlight the Importance of Protecting Wetlands

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today joined Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, the Commissioner for NYC Parks, and Irene Scheid, the Executive Director at the Alley Pond Education Center, to mark progress of EPA-funded work to restore wetlands at Alley Pond, in Douglaston and Flushing, Queens. In recent years, the EPA has provided $480,000 I grants to NYC Parks ...

  • U.S. Settles Clean Water Act Case for Wetlands Violations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Frederick W. Hertrich, III and his project manager, Charles Ernesto, will jointly pay a $100,000 penalty for violating the Clean Water Act at a site in Federalsburg, Caroline County, Md. The alleged violations at the 183-acre site occurred during the development of forested wetlands into pastureland for a horse farm that specializes in ...

  • American Carbon Registry Approves First Carbon Offset Methodology for Emission Reductions from Deltaic Wetland Restoration

    A revolutionary new tool is now available to help restore the Gulf of Mexico's disappearing coastal wetlands -- Louisiana's first line of defense against damaging hurricanes like Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Isaac. Funded by Entergy Corporation, developed by New Orleans-based ...


    By Entergy

  • American Carbon Registry Initiates Approval of World`s First Carbon Offset Methodology for Deltaic Wetland Restoration

    American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, announces an open public comment period for a first-of-its-kind carbon offset methodology that will both quantify how wetland restoration work can combat climate change and provide a way to help pay for rebuilding the Gulf of Mexico's disappearing coastal wetland. The methodology, ...


    By Entergy

  • Media alert: U.S. EPA to discuss 1st ever national wetlands condition assessment, new federal clean water act protections

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a press availability on Thursday, June 2nd to highlight field sampling being conducted near Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Elk Grove, California as part of the National Wetlands Conditions Assessment. Approximately 95 percent of historic wetlands and riparian habitats in California have been destroyed or modified. The NWCA is an ...

  • Whitson Named Senior Associate

    Cyrille R. Whitson, CWD, PWS, was recently named a senior associate at Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm. Whitson is a senior environmental scientist and project manager in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa. With more than 20 years of environmental experience, Whitson manages the Natural Resources Group within Gannett ...


    By Gannett Fleming, Inc.

  • RES Opens Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank in Rapides Parish, Louisiana

    Coastal Louisiana Resource, L.L.C. (CLR), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. Located approximately seven miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, the Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank ...

  • Impacts of urbanisation on water quality

    Human interference is causing deterioration in the water quality at Ramsar site Deepor Beel in India, according to a new paper published in CIWEM"s Water and Environment Journal. The study investigated the impacts of rapid urbanisation on the water quality of the Deepor Beel, a natural, freshwater wetland in India that harbours a large number of migratory aquatic birds and provides livelihoods to ...


  • New model simulates US groundwater and surface water interactions

    A new model to simulate groundwater and surface water interactions has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The groundwater and surface water FLOW (GSFLOW) model simultaneously accounts for climatic conditions, runoff across the land surface, subsurface flow and storage, and the connections among terrestrial systems, streams, lakes, wetlands, and ground water. 'GSFLOW can be used ...

  • Caney Creek Mitigation Bank in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Now Supplying Mitigation Credits

    Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. The Caney Creek Mitigation Bank, located approximately 8 miles west of Mamou, Louisiana, will reestablish over 492 acres of bottomland hardwood and ...

  • Welcoming the protection of the Tripa peat swamp (Aceh), fearing for similar cases

    Wetlands International welcomes the decision by the Indonesian government to protect the Kallista Alam peat swamp forest area (1650Ha) in Tripa, Aceh. We also recognise the issue identified by Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (head of Indonesia’s climate team) who mentioned that "The case of Kallista ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Encouraging first step, but still a long way to go for APP to stop peat destruction

    Wetlands International welcomes today’s announcement by Asia Pulp and Paper that it will retire 7000 ha of active Acacia plantations to protect carbon-rich peatlands. While this is an encouraging first step, significant additional efforts will be needed to prevent irreversible flooding and secure sustainable management of peatland landscapes in APP’s areas of operation. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Research and Markets: Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/277dn8/freshwater) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology" to their offering. The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything ...


Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you