International Journal of
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6613
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 342

Table of Content: July 2010; 5(2)

July 2010

Making a case for systems thinking approach to integrated water resources management (IWRM)

  While definite benefits could be gained from integrating the management of natural and human systems, taking into account the effects of human activities on the environment, the task of operationalising and implementing this approach in practice represents an enormous challenge. Some limitations highlighted include the definition of integrated water resources management (IWRM) itself, where it appears to be...

Author(s): Bloodless Dzwairo, Fred A.O. Otieno and George M. Ochieng

July 2010

A methodology of finding dispersion coefficient using computational fluid dynamics (CFDs)

  The treatment efficiency of waste stabilization pond is directly related to its hydraulic regime. The hydraulic efficiency of the pond is dependent on parameters such as the pond geometry, the location of inlet and outlet and the inlet flow velocity. Poorly designed or specified hydraulic parameters may lead to short circuiting and dead regions within the pond. This in turn impacts the dispersion coefficient....

Author(s): Rouzbeh Abbassi, Faisal Khan and Kelly Hawboldt

July 2010

Empirical correlations for the performance of belt skimmer operating under environmental dynamic conditions

  The present study is predicting, by deducing empirical correlations, the effect of varying the operating and the environmental parameters on the performance of belt skimmer. The belt linear speed, belt inclination angle and oil film thickness are the operating parameters. The current speed and the wave height are the environmental parameters. The oil recovery rate, ORR and the oil recovery efficiency, ORE,...

Author(s): Sadek Z. Kassab

July 2010

Prioritization of micro watersheds on the basis of soil erosion hazard using remote sensing and geographic information system

  Degradation of agricultural land by soil erosion is world wide phenomenon leading to loss of nutrient-rich surface soil, increased run off from more impermeable subsoil and decreased water availability to plant. Thus estimation of soil loss and identification of critical area for implementation of best management practice is central to success of soil conservation programme. In this study universal soil loss...

Author(s): Vipul Shinde, K. N. Tiwari and Manjushree Singh