Search for dissertations about: "Thesis in soil and water conservation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words Thesis in soil and water conservation.

  1. 1. Beneficial Use of Stormwater - Opportunities for urban renewal and water conservation

    University dissertation from Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

    Author : Edgar Villarreal-Gonzalez; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; soil mechanics; Väg- och vattenbyggnadsteknik; offshore technology; hydraulic engineering; Civil engineering; water conservation; rainwater collection; Best Management Practices; Urban stormwater; green-roofs; open drainage systems;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the beneficial use of stormwater in Swedish urban environments. The focus has been on open stormwater systems for source control, as well as rainwater collection systems. To analyse the implementation of open stormwater systems, two case studies are presented: Augustenborg in Malmö and Bäckaslöv wetland in Växjö. READ MORE

  2. 2. Carbon stock and fluxes in Nyungwe forest and Ruhande Arboretum in Rwanda

    University dissertation from Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

    Author : Donat Nsabimana; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Carbon stock; Litterfall production; Soil CO2 efflux; or soil respiration; Soil temperature; Soil water content; Spatial variation; Seasonal and diurnal variations;

    Abstract : Conservation and sequestration of carbon in forest ecosystems are potential strategies to reduce or stabilize the atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and mitigate climate change. Estimating the... READ MORE

  3. 3. Stabilization-solidification of High Water Content Dredged Sediments_R1 Strength, Compressibility and Durability Evaluations

    University dissertation from Lulea : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Gregory Makusa; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; dredged sediments; stabilization-solidification; reclamation; freeze-thaw cycles; durability; unconfined compressive strength; compressibility; deformation; settlement; Cone penetration test; dredged sediments; Ports; Harbors; Channels; Navigations; unconfined compressive strength; settlement; durability; freeze-thaw cycles; land reclamations; Resources; dredged sediments; Civil engineering and architecture - Geoengineering and mining engineering; Civil engineering and architecture - Water engineering; Civil engineering and architecture - Building engineering; Civil engineering and architecture - Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Geoteknik och gruvteknik; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Vattenteknik; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Byggnadsteknik; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Arkitektur och bebyggelsevård; Geoteknik; Soil Mechanics; Attraktivt samhällsbyggande FOI ; Attractive built environment AERI ; Hållbara transporter FOI ; Sustainable transportation AERI ;

    Abstract : Dredging activities at ports and harbors are inevitable for safe navigation of ships and vessels. The outcomes of dredging activities are huge volumes of dredged materials, which can range from very fine and contaminated sediments to sands and gravels. The coarse sands and gravels can be directly used in civil engineering applications. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Soil Conservation, Social Capital and Technology Adoption

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Wilfred Nyangena; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Kenya; social capital; soil and water conservation; technology adoption; farm productivity;

    Abstract : Erosion of agricultural land remains a major constraint to agricultural development in Kenya, which has a complex topography. Government and donor institutions are promoting soil and water conservation practices. Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain the process and driving forces for the adoption of these practices. READ MORE

  5. 5. Demand for soil, water and forest conservation in Burkina Faso

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Amadou Sidibé; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to investigate how different household characteristics and policy-relevant variables affect individual household demand and willingness to engage in natural resource conservation activities in Burkina Faso. The thesis is based on four individual studies that examine Burkina Faso, a country rich in natural resources such as soil, water, and forests. READ MORE