New Super Dams and New Dry Lakes in the Age of Solar Power

Remaining within the topic “wetlands” and “transborder development” I come across more and more lack of sense in some development plans within this need of quick and productive development. I do understand development needs, I am an active supporter of relevant development, as I see the sense in having big investments in products like electric energy, … More New Super Dams and New Dry Lakes in the Age of Solar Power

Nile River, trans-border concerns.

Historically, both inter and intra-state conflict characterizes the Nile Basin, but also ecological conflicts due to inadequate land use and industrial development.The environmental issues occurred along and in the river Nile over the past century has changed not only the water quality and the riverine landscape but as well the land use in the surrounding areas, eventually leading to fragmentation of land ownership, land degradation, and indirectly unequal development and civil wars … More Nile River, trans-border concerns.

Wetlands Protection and Creation (Kigali edition)

(In limba Romana, mai jos) Happy world wetlands day! ..although 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900 (according to UNEP&Ramsar Convention on Wetlands). This article presents an example of what work landscape architects can do, and should do. Wetlands have high potential for connecting the natural biophysical system and human settlements in developing alternatives for … More Wetlands Protection and Creation (Kigali edition)

Yazd – Adaptation lessons from a desert city

Yazd is a great example of urban development adapted in all aspects over a long period of time to drought, when the resources are properly managed and the city properly planned. The air cooling systems, impressive green architecture and water systems have been carefully designed since ancient times. The water consumption continued to rise as more water consuming services and industries were developed in Yazd. In same time, the water availability was decreasing, from reasons related to climate change or human-induced environmental threats and weaknesses. … More Yazd – Adaptation lessons from a desert city

Coastal ecosystems and climate change: the beauty of a mangrove tree

Some of you know I have recently moved to the shore of Kilifi Creek, by the Indian Ocean. I am volunteering in a beautiful community created around the Musafir project. Life near/ in a coastal settlement is beautiful, but also educative regarding the climate induced challenges on ground, especially for one that will work on ecosystem … More Coastal ecosystems and climate change: the beauty of a mangrove tree

From nuclear power plants to energy landscapes

In 1950, the nuclear power plants spread across many countries due to their efficiency in producing (also) electric energy. In 1960, the campaigns against nuclear power became so intense that an entire movement has started including petitions, protests and continuing over the years with educating people, innovation and technological progress towards what we now call … More From nuclear power plants to energy landscapes

Climate Change Policy and Human Health (forum excerpt)

I am taking a course in Climate Change Policy and Human Health. I will add one-two more posts about this course, as it is very interesting to me as a landscape architect. For now, I want to share with you my first contribution to the forum. Meat eaters and vegetarianism. Is not about the diet. … More Climate Change Policy and Human Health (forum excerpt)