Erosion Control

SOIL IS BECOMING ENDANGERED. THIS REALITY NEEDS TO BE PART OF OUR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS IN ORDER TO FEED NINE BILLION PEOPLE BY 2050

How do our erosion systems respond?

If future activities on the site are unlikely to disturb the underlying soil and the hydrogeology of the site allows it, it could be an option to leave the polluted soil in situ and to seal the area of pollution with an impermeable layer.

This will minimize the effects of wind and water erosion and prevent human or animal contact with the polluted soil.

Management and adaptation strategies to soil pollution

Soil remediation is the process of restoring the quality of soil that has been degraded due to human activities. The selection of technology for this process is not just about eliminating the source of pollution, but also about recovering and restoring the soil quality. The key to addressing contaminated sites is to adopt “green remediation” practices, which prioritize environmental quality and preservation of the ecosystem.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Citizen science is an increasingly acknowledged approach applied in many scientific domains, particularly within the environmental and ecological sciences, in which non-professional participants contribute to data collection to advance scientific research.

Erosion may damage renewable energy installations over time.

Erosion degrades the land, which means it can support fewer plants that can take in climate-warming carbon dioxide.

Soils could sequester enough greenhouse gases annually to equal about 5% of human-made GHG emissions.

Better land management can help keep soils intact so they can grow more carbon-sucking vegetation.

Collaborative Project


Collaboration on a project enables the entire team to work together throughout the process. This allows them to be more productive and aware of each other’s perspectives, needs, and timelines. Even if a team member is located in a different part of the world, they can still be included and contribute to the project.

Hydrogen

The European Union has recently implemented two initiatives, the hydrogen strategy, and REPowerEU, to encourage the adoption of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen. These plans offer a detailed framework to efficiently decrease carbon emissions in the EU and reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Irregular or varying erosion rates are caused by differences in the resistance and hardness of surface materials. Softer and weaker rocks wear away quickly, while harder and more resistant rocks remain, forming ridges, hills, or mountains. A balance between drainage and erosion prevention is necessary.

The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.

Amazon Nations Sign Rainforest Protection Agreement but Don’t Agree on Deforestation Deadline

BELEM, Brazil, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Eight Amazon nations agreed to a list of unified environmental policies and measures to bolster regional cooperation at a major rainforest summit in Brazil on Tuesday, but failed to agree on a common goal for ending deforestation.

Introducing a fresh perspective for the rainforest and all its dwellers.
World Resources Institute:

Representatives from the eight countries that share the Amazon river basin have signed the Belém Declaration, an agreement to work together to conserve the planet’s largest rainforest, including a list of shared environmental measures and policies. However, the accord fell short of a consensus on ending deforestation. The countries — Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, []

The erosion of desert escarpments occurs in drier areas with frequent intense storms.

Shmilovitz et al. [2023] seek to understand how different metrics of rainfall, such as the intensity, frequency, and average annual rainfall, affect the erosion of an escarpment in Israel where drier regions show greater evidence of erosion.

Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

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ECOTOXICOLOGY

The term “Ecotoxicology” was introduced by René Truhaut in 1969. He defined it as a subfield of environmental toxicology that examines the impact of toxic chemicals on living organisms.

 Ecotoxicology is a multidisciplinary platform, that integrates toxicology and professional ecologists all–the while launching erosion control solutions that Enculturation empowers smallholders. Chemicals released into the environment accompanying the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing may exacerbate the degradation of natural vegetation and erosion – often resulting in a rejoinder of adverse ecological effects. Consequently, disaster restoration & the flood risk management posed by freshets and debris flows in reducing the environmental possibility are increased.

ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

The practice of ecological engineering aims to prevent erosion and the contamination of natural environments by sediment. This involves incorporating principles of eco-engineering, ecology, conservation, responsibility, and sustainability. These principles are influenced by global and regional environmentalism levels.

Environmentalism is a movement that aims to protect the natural world from harm caused by human activities such as pollution, deforestation, and climate change. It advocates for sustainable practices and policies that promote the health and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.

This soft power–getting others to want the outcomes that you want–co–opts people rather than coerces them.

Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Soft power: the origins and political progress of a concept

 Design of ecosystems integrates environmental solutions (Niche construction) combining abiotic and biotic processes in an Estuarine Aquatic Environment with Eco–Eco-friendly solutions for land surface erodibility a.k.a. Entropy.

A process engineer provides a portfolio of field–proven, sustainable technologies that focus on soil and groundwater remediation for both In–situ and Ex–situ conservation applications. These environmental issues are also applicable in the weathered colluvial surface of a rock slope that tends to fail during the rainy season, or in areas with expansive soils where the zone of water causes the upper seasonal soils that still wrestle with seasonal drying and wetting.

EPA regulations

As EPA regulations become more stringent, your handbook of erosion materials & stormwater controls would be remiss if it did not list a complete line of products for enhanced bioremediation that filter sediment thus preventing ’aggradation’ (raising of the river) after pollution and soil loss. Erosion control may arise in natural areas, agricultural settings, or urban environments, the latter of which is often characterized as stormwater runoff.

But the federal government is stuck in amber, blocked by a Supreme Court that pines for a pre-industrial age, insisting on new laws for the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change, and beholden to a custom in the Senate that makes any new climate law all but impossible.

Global warming

Climate change refers to the long-term alteration in the Earth’s climate, which is characterized by the consistent increase in global average temperatures. This temperature increase is occurring more rapidly than previous changes and is mainly caused by humans burning fossil fuels. The use of fossil fuels, deforestation, and certain agricultural and industrial activities contribute to the production of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and methane.

Agricultural practices have been contributing to the acceleration of soil erosion, which, in turn, reduces the amount of carbon that can be stored in the soil. This depletion of carbon will lead to the worsening of global warming, which could potentially affect different aspects of our environment such as national forests, grassland vegetation, and stream flows.

Effective erosion control techniques manage surface runoff to prevent pollution, soil loss, and property damage while protecting wildlife habitats.

  • Consult global, state & local regulations––many communities now have strict methods for erosion control for certain land practices.
  • What method (s) you choose is determined by your specific problem and budget.
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DIFFERENTIAL EROSION 

A beautiful example of how natural processes can shape our world.
Differential erosion is a geological process that occurs when surfaces erode at varying rates due to differences in the resistance and hardness of surface materials.

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