By Sven Erik Jørgensen
Ecological engineering consists of the layout, building and administration of ecosystems that experience worth to either people and the surroundings. it's a speedily constructing self-discipline that offers a promising expertise to resolve environmental problems. Ecological Engineering covers the elemental idea of ecological engineering in addition to the applying of those ideas in environmental administration.
- Provides an outline of the speculation and alertness of environmental engineering
- International concentration and variety of ecosystems makes Ecological Engineering an integral source to scientists
- Based at the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology
- Full-color figures and tables aid the textual content and relief in understanding
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The overall impact of the project, especially during construction phase, on air quality can be minimized usually by the following mitigation measures: controlling plant cover as soon as practical following access road construction. Where required, diversion berms can be placed and designed to minimize erosion and sedimentation. Topsoil stripping will be discontinued during periods of high winds. • • • coffer dams to isolate abutments during construction Using industry best management practices for explo sive use, to reduce potential effects of nitrogen residues on quarried rock Ensure appropriate spill response equipment is on site during all projects, provide adequate spill response training, and ensure that immediate spill response takes place if an incident occurs In case of rivers which froze: complete construction of abutments during winter conditions, maximizing con struction during frozen river conditions Minimizing right of way width and the extent of new clearing where possible Salving and replacing the surface soil to support suc cessful revegetation.
It provides direction on the scope of the EIA, but it is not an EIA by itself. The presentation of a detailed documentation of an EIA is beyond the scope of this book. The nature and practicality of EIAs will vary. Approaches will vary between countries and between local areas within countries. What may be significant issues in one case may not be considered significant within another jurisdiction. Accordingly, the examples in this article are provided as indicative of approaches to these categories of projects.
Potential impact must be described in EIA adequately in terms of their anticipated magnitude, spatial distribution, and timing so that accuracy can be assessed. It is necessary to keep in mind that by approving EIA, the EIA process is not finished. The process continues during the implementation as well as after the implemen tation is finished, by monitoring and audit. Monitoring and audit should give information about the stage of the environment after implementation of proposal and can be understood as the control of EIA.
Applications in Ecological Engineering by Sven Erik Jørgensen