Erosion And Sediment Controls In Auckland Region Auckland University Assignment

3618 words - 15 pages

[Type the company name]
Erosion and sediment control issues in the Auckland region or what’s wrong with a bit of dirty water?
Introduction 2
Essential and fundamental theories of erosion and sedimentation processes 3
Environmental effects of erosion and sedimentation 5
Commentary on popular and media attention on erosion and sedimentation issues in Auckland region 8
Management of erosion and sediment control issues in Auckland region 10
Summary of key points 13
Conclusion and recommendations 14
References 15
When thinking about water pollution, normally most of the people picture toxic substances that burn the streams and kill all aquatic flora and fauna. However, the eroded soil and silt can harm aquatic ecological functions and also have further economic, social, and cultural adverse effects on the environment. It might come as a shock to think that something as natural as soil can potentially have a power and contribute in polluting of the Auckland region environment.
As Auckland region is experiencing the development growth, vegetation is being cleared and and tonnes of bare soil exposed during the housing constructions, subdivisions and other developments. Without proper erosion and sediment controls during land disturbing activities in place this can lead to the massive discharges of sediment materials into the waterways.
This review aims to provide an overview of basic erosion and sedimentation processes the environmental effects associated with sediment discharges. Then, the current erosion and sediment control management system will be discussed in relation to the land use activities in the Auckland Region. Author’s recommendations will be provided at the end of this review.
Essential and fundamental theories of erosion and sedimentation processes
Erosion is a natural process that occurs when the action of the physical, chemical or biological processes cause the land surface to wear away resulting in detachment and transport of soil particles (Leersnyder at al., 2016). The deposition of this eroded soil particles and materials is called sedimentation (Leersnyder at al., 2016).
As mentioned above the process of erosion and sedimentation is absolutely natural, however accelerated erosion caused by human activities is usually much more rapid than natural erosion and produces a lot of sediment (Leersnyder at al., 2016). The Alexandra Basin of Auckland region was researched to determine the average yield of sediment produced during the urbanisation of the basin in 1994. It was found that the sediment yields from the areas of the basin undergoing constructions were estimated to be over a hundred times larger than the yields from undisturbed or stable areas of the basin (Hicks, 1994).
There are several factors that influence soil erosion. However, we have influence over only some of them. The main factors are climate conditions, soil characteristics, slope and topography, area of soil disturbance and duration...


Economics: opportunity cost and choices - Auckland university - case study

1202 words - 5 pages Running Head: ECONOMICS ASSIGNMENT 2 ECONOMICS ASSIGNMENT 2 Economics Assignment Name Professor Institution Course Date Assumptions Addressed in the Article Economists assume that when making a decision, all humans conduct a cost to benefit analysis. A cost to benefit

Telecommunications Competitons And Their Profiles In The Caribbean Region

952 words - 4 pages Free their own mobile phones and numbers in more places than ever before. Not only will roaming to other Digicel countries in the region be possible, but also to North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and closer to home, in the French, Spanish and Dutch Caribbean.Sunbeach: Sunbeach is Barbados' largest dial-up Internet Service Provider. Sunbeach has operated profitably for the last five years, and is now repositioning itself to take

Implementing Access Controls with Windows Active Directory - University of the cumberlands - Assignment

563 words - 3 pages Running head: Research Paper 1 Research Paper 4 Name: - Patel Sagarkumar Student ID: - 002847146 Research Paper Instructor: Prof. James Price University of The Cumberland 2. Overview Biometrics ("Bio" stands for life and "metric" is to measure.) Biometric is the automated use of behavioral or physiological characteristics to determine or verify an identity. Biometrics is used for two different kinds of fields. First one is studying, which is

the role of icons in religious structures or in personal homes - Tiffin University and Culture220 - Assignment

574 words - 3 pages Free 1 Zaireea Norman 10/8/17 Assignment # 5 Culture 220 In this essay I will be examining the role of icons in religious structures or in personal homes. Usually when you walk into a Christians home most of them would have something hanging up on various walls and platforms in their house. This something would be the Jesus hanging on a cross plaque. Christians do this to either bless or protect their home. Sometimes they just hang these plaques up

Explain The Difference Between GDI And GEM And Do You Think That These Measures Are Really Appropriate To Measure Women's Status And Decision-Making Power In The Arab Region

1512 words - 7 pages The United Nations development program is a program aimed and geared towards helping developing nations towards real development. Obviously development can't by any means take place without the presence of gender equality. In United Nations development program has developed two methods in order to measure both women's development as well as women's empowerment. The two conceptual indexes that measure women's development and their empowerment are

Final assignment - argument standardisation and critique - PHL137 Macquarie university - assignment

1947 words - 8 pages PHL 137: Assignment 2 - Report Broad Standardisation of Argument 1.1 The UNFCCC proposes that in order to reduce climate change, developed countries will provide financial aid to developing country parties to help them meet their targets as outlined by the convention 1.2.1 Undeveloped nations are asking for lots of money from developed nations to meet their targets 1.2 The main financial entity of the convention, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is

Experience with SDLC in TCS Project - Carnegie Mellon University - Assignment

1413 words - 6 pages domains of a power transmission industry in India undergoing an ERP system automation and discuss the roadmap of success for the project along with major challenges and road blocks faced during the different stages in the project. This survey leads us to the lessons and important learnings that can be derived from the experience. We establish some of the best practices for such projects with large scale software implementation and draw conclusions to

Contemporary Issues in HR Service Delivery - coventry university - Assignment

3010 words - 13 pages Bachelor Of Arts With Honors In Business and Marketing Module: Contemporary Issues in HR Service Delivery Individual Assignment Name: Huynh Ngoc Ngan Student ID: G1406137T Date of Submission: 1st June 2018 Table of Contents Executive Summary 4 1. Introduction 5 2. Organizational structure of Apple 6 3. Human Resource Service Delivery 7 4. Traditional Hr structure 9 5 David Ulrich 3 legged 10 6 Apple human resource service delivery 11 7

strategic Management and Techonologgy week 1 - San Ignacio University - Assignment

567 words - 3 pages 1 Running Head: HOMEWORK 1, CHAPTER 1 & 2 4 CHAPTER 1&2 San Ignacio University Strategic Management and Technology Prof. Dr. Lemus JENNIFER TELLES Discussion Questions Page 10 1. Why is innovation so important for firms to compete in many industries? The increasing importance of innovation has been driven largely the globalization of markets and the advent pf advanced technologies that enable more rapid product design and allow shorter

Construction Productivity and its improvement - University of Florida/ BCN5470 - Assignment

560 words - 3 pages capital invested. From 2014 to 2016, there is a decrease in capital invested and a decrease in productivity. Q.3- Comparison of productivity in various industries (1950-2010) [Source-] It is quite clear from the data that the productivity in other industries has increased, whereas that of construction has decreased over the past 50 years, that too by as much as 20%. There are a lot of reasons for this discrepancy, like, there are a

Advantages and Disadvantages of Networking - South University - Assignment

2848 words - 12 pages Albert Simmons WEEK 1 DISCUSSION Advantages and Disadvantages of Networks In this assignment, you will distinguish between the advantages and disadvantages of using computing networks. You will also get familiarized with the terms associated with networks. Provide a detailed description of situations in which the use of networks benefited you as well as situations where the use of networks was a disadvantage. Share at least one situation for

network and security homework 1 - george mason university - assignment

657 words - 3 pages MIS 320 – 004 HW Assignment #1 1. As related to networking, what are protocols? In short, network protocols are the rules for communications between them. The long definition is Network protocols are formal standards and policies comprised of rules, procedures and formats that define communication between two or more devices over a network. 2. What are the two parts of a MAC address? The two parts of the mac address are, Organizational

Migration & urban slums in Nigeria & its environmental impact - University of Lagos, Department of Sociology, 300level - Assignment

3491 words - 14 pages fulani-herdsmen clash, constant attacks by armed bandits and many more has made a large number of people residing in that region to abadon all they have to not only migrate but also determined to seek for an alternative means of better life in urban centers. 3.) Network or Social Capital Theory of Migration The network or social capital theory of migration is a sociological approach to the study of migration. This theory argues that not all the

Corporate Governance in the UK compared to Japan - Portsmouth University Year 2 - Assignment

1692 words - 7 pages develop. All of this contributes to a stakeholder driven mentality where Overall it can be seen that there are similarities and differences in the both countries corporate governance codes. The similarities lay within the comply or explain nature where there are no strict controls on how a company is to operate. They also lie within the five general principles of each code. The differences however stem from the fact that the UK is more shareholder

Safety in Children and Young People - Open University - Essay

2745 words - 11 pages , U. (1979) The Ecology of Human Development, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Chandler, K. (2017) ‘Health’, in The Open University (ed) KE206 Children and Young People’s Wellbeing: Book 1, Milton Keynes, The Open University Cooper, V. (2017) ‘Learning’, in The Open University (ed) KE206 Children and Young People’s Wellbeing: Book 2, Milton Keynes, The Open University Cooper, V. and Rixon, A. (2017) ‘Wellbeing’, in The Open University (ed