Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 57

Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

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In this book, Chapter One explores these conflicts and disputes focusing on the Harapan Rainforest Project, and weighs the relevance of ERCs for German development cooperation. Chapter Two discusses Cambodia, where land use has been changing increasingly as dry evergreen forests are being converted into rubber plantations. Based on the case of Slovenia, Chapter Three shows that social irresponsibility (e.g., inadequate spatial planning, lack of supervision, insufficient insurance policies, and a mix of politics and capital influences) is a factor more responsible than climate change for the “catastrophic” consequences of natural disasters. In Chapter Four, a variety of optical methods is used to investigate the flicker patterns of light in small waterfalls and their splash zones. Chapter Five discusses the Chandrabhaga river basin, where to release partial pressure from ground water, delineation of the alternative surface water irrigation potential zone is necessary for agricultural sustenance. Chapter Six examines the spatial patterns of urban runoff and occurrences of droughts using Geographic Information System and spatial statistics. Chapter Seven seeks to highlight use of innovative and digital tools for improving design process and comfort in the built environment. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Ecosystem Restoration Concessions and German Development Cooperation
Reiner Buergin, PhD (Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany)

Chapter 2. The Prediction of Wildfire Hazards as Dry Evergreen Forests Are Converted into Rubber Plantations
Koji Tamai (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)

Chapter 3. Natural Disasters and Social Irresponsibility in a Postsocialist Society
Matija Zorn (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 4. Optical Studies on Small Waterfalls and Their Splash Zones
H. J. Swatland (University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada)

Chapter 5. A GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Evaluation of a Surface Water Irrigation Potential Zone in the Chandrabhaga River Basin, Eastern India
Swades Pal and Susanta Mahato (Department of Geography, University of Gour Banga, Malda, India)

Chapter 6. Spatial Analysis of Urban Runoff and Drought Occurrence in Northwestern Delaware for Sustainable Water Resources Management
Yao Li and Can Liu (Geography Department, University of Delaware, Newark, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. The Emergence of Innovative Built Environment Technologies
Shahryar Habibi (Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara, Italy)

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