Assessment

 

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Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Source: The Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Assessment, Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Armed conflict and the environment are deeply intertwined in Colombia—the war has determined how land has been defined, occupied, and utilized. Given the weak state presence in conflict zones, land occupation has often been spontaneous and unplanned. Mass displacement of populations—Colombia has the world’s second highest level of internal migration...

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Protecting Groundwater

Protecting Groundwater

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2014

Author(s): EcoPeace Middle East

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

Groundwater is the world’s most important source of freshwater, constituting 97% of the Earth’s freshwater reserves. However, in the Mediterranean Region, groundwater quality along the Mediterranean Basin severely suffers from human-induced pollution, endangering aquifers and the many communities dependent upon the trans-boundary water source. The pollution stems from a number...

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Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2017

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/02/2017

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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Accessing and Using Climate Data and Information in Fragile Data-Poor States

Accessing and Using Climate Data and Information in Fragile Data-Poor States

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2015

Author(s): Simon Mason, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Pietro Ceccato, and Alec Crawford

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Programming

Added: 01/02/2017

 

The vulnerability of populations in fragile states to weather and climate variability is typically much higher than in other countries. These countries, and their populations, face a higher exposure to climate change as a result of their geography. They are also over-reliant on climate-dependent sectors of the economy, particularly rain-fed...

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Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Source: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2016

Author(s): Alexander Mager, Lars Wirkus, and Elisabeth Schoepfer

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/01/2017

 

This scientific report examines the spatial impacts of oil exploitation in Melut County, South Sudan, at six points in the time span between 1999 and 2011, based on Landsat satellite data. Three features were analysed: cropland, oil well pads and roads. Feature extraction consisted of pixel- and object-based classification approaches...

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A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

Source: The New Yorker, 2017

Author(s): Dexter Filkins

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On the morning of August 7, 2014, a team of fighters from the Islamic State, riding in pickup trucks and purloined American Humvees, swept out of the Iraqi village of Wana and headed for the Mosul Dam. Two months earlier, isis had captured Mosul, a city of nearly two million people, as...

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The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

Year: 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Annica Waleij, Birgitta Liljedahl, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On October 20th 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul became more intense. A huge plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprising casualties. The intensity of the SO2 release was reaching levels of minor volcanic eruptions which...

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Object-Based Image Analysis for the Assessment of Mineral Extraction in Conflict Regions – A Case Study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Object-Based Image Analysis for the Assessment of Mineral Extraction in Conflict Regions – A Case Study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Olaf Kranz, Elisabeth Schoepfer, Kristin Spröhnle, and Stefan Lang

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

In this study object-based image analysis (OBIA) techniques were applied to assess land cover changes related to mineral extraction in a conflict-affected area of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over a period of five years based on very high resolution (VHR) satellite data of different sensors. Object-based...

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Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Source: Feinstein International Center, 2016

Author(s): Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Anne Radday

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/12/2016

 

The Dar Sila region of eastern Chad experiences highly variable rainfall, seasonal food insecurity, and high prevalence of acute malnutrition. In 2012, Concern Worldwide put in place an integrated program that combines nutrition, health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and food, income, and markets (FIM) in the Dar Sila Region...

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Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNEP, 2006

Countries: Israel, Lebanon

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 04/12/2016

 

In July 2006, open hostilities broke out between Israel and Hezbollah, with heavy aerial bombardment of Lebanon, especially south Lebanon and south Beirut. The conflict resulted in loss of life, injuries and considerable damage to Lebanese industrial installations and infrastructure. The conflict has immediate and longer-term environmental impacts. 

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