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Flood estimation for roads, bridges and dams.
Flood estimation can be classified into two categories, i.e. flood prediction and flood forecasting. Flood prediction is used for the estimation of design floods, which are floods associated with a degree of risk of being ...
An investigation into the effectiveness of systems thinking approach in illuminating understanding of poverty as a complex situation : a South African case study.
We are living in a world where academics and politicians seek to define the problem of poverty and where a range of policies and programmes have been introduced in response to one or other version of the problem. Over the ...
Effective HIV and AIDS management : a South African construction sector model.
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Turbulent mixing and dispersion in environmental flows.
Stably stratified flows are common in the environment such as in the atmospheric· boundary layer, the oceans, lakes and estuaries. Understanding mixing and dispersion in these flows is of fundamental importance in ...
Prediction, management and control of odour from landfill sites.
Due to the spread of urbanisation and increased environmental awareness, odour has become a major problem in communities surrounding landfills. The aim of this research was to investigate odour emissions from landfills ...
An assessment of carbon emissions reduction potential through zero waste activities in South African municipalities.
The inception of global warming has resulted in mitigation efforts across all relevant sectors. Waste management activities produce approximately 12% of methane emissions in South Africa. The current scope of waste ...
Long term emissions from pretreated waste : lysimeter studies.
Landfill emissions are the major environmental impact associated with the landfilling of solid wastes. These emissions which are mainly gases and leachate are a result of the anaerobic biochemical breakdown of the waste ...
Implementation of green measures for sustainable low-income housing in developing countries : guidelines for the design of new settlements in the South African context.
In South Africa, about 15,3% of the households were living in 2011 in formal state-subsidised low-income houses (houses for households with income lower than R 3500 - about $ 350 - per month), whereas 12,1% were living ...
Flow patterns around groynes in the coastal zone.
Semi-permeable groynes are used to modulate the long-shore transport for beach management purposes, but the optimal design of these structures remains unresolved. This in part is due to their ability to behave as both a ...
Anthropogenic impacts and biophysical interactions in Lake St Lucia.
The St Lucia estuarine lake system in South Africa is part of a UN- ESCO World Heritage site and a Ramsar wetland of international importance. Like many estuarine systems worldwide St Lucia has experienced signi cant ...