soil erosion


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the washing away of soil by the flow of water

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Year after year, soil erosion was making the quality of my land worse and that made my farm less productive, said El Haj Abdeslam, a farmer from the Ttouan region, whose 5-hectare chickpea and cereal farm feeds his family of seven and is his sole source of income.
Not only do retaining walls prevent soil erosion, it also keeps the soil from collapsing that can cause damage not only to buildings, but also to unaware passersby.
Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 "If you don't address the soil erosion problem and the landslides caused by the denudation of forest, that problem will recur every time typhoons come," Piaol added.
The Chairman was briefed that WAPDA has been implementing Mangla Watershed Management Programme since 1960 in reservoir's catchment area, covering 5710 square miles in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Pakistan to control soil erosion and reduce sediment rate.
Anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) is one of the most effective polymers commonly used to increase structural stability, control soil erosion and enhance the water infiltration rate.
Siltation is an environmental problem often caused by soil erosion or sediment spill.
Soil erosion not only means loss of soil particles, but also loss of soil nutrients.
Some of the most known soil erosion models are USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation, 1965), EPIC (Erosion/Productivity Impact Calculator, 1984), EUROSEM (European Soil Erosion Model, 1993), RUSLE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, 1997), Rill Grow (a model for rill initiation and development, 1998), SEMMED (Soil Erosion Model for Mediterranean Regions, 1999), EGEM (Ephemeral Gully Erosion Model, 1999), PESERA (Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment, 2003), and so forth.
Alcala added that in between the fruit trees, farmers can also plant Arabica coffee, which will also serve as an additional income and help counter the effects of soil erosion.
Environmental challenges caused by the accelerated soil erosion due to roads have economic ramifications related to soil rehabilitation and water treatment.
Prior to this ecological disaster, there had been significant reluctance across federal agencies and within academic institutions to recognize that soil erosion was a serious concern.
Iran has the worst soil erosion problem of any country in the world, a professor at the University of Tehran reports.
Abstract: Soil erosion due to water is becoming a serious problem in rain fed areas of Pothwar region,Pakistan.
The plantings prevent soil and nutrients from washing into waterways, reduce soil erosion that may otherwise contribute to poor air and water quality, and provide valuable habitat for wildlife.