Urban Soil and Water Degradation

Urban Soil and Water Degradation

1st Edition - November 17, 2022

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  • Editors: Paulo Pereira, Carla Ferreira
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128201800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128202159

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Urban Soil and Water Degration, Volume Seven explores a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies, including comprehensive coverage of topics such as Urban sprawl, Soil degradation, Hydrological challenges in urban areas, Soil and water quality – pollutant sources and pathways, Ecosystem services in urban areas, Freshwater-related nature-based solutions in cities, Property Rights and Climate Change - land use under changing environmental conditions, Municipal planning to prevent soil and water degradation: The case of Vilnius, In between water and fires: soil degradation in a new Mediterranean peri-urban landscape, and more. Additional chapters in this release include Groundwater in Venetian area, Soil protection and hydrogeological risk assessment. A strategic planning experience in Franciacorta, Data driven approach for assessing surface runoff in separated sewage systems: Israeli Case Study, Ecological status of urban streams and riparian habitats in the Czech Republic, Soil and water degradation in urban areas from western Romania, Mapping water ecosystem services: supply and demand in Stockholm, Land degradation and water availability in Ethiopia, and The study of land use and land cover changes in the Bekéscsaba area, Hungary.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies
  • Includes contributions from an international board of authors
  • Provides a comprehensive set of reviews


Students and professionals from both soil science and land management fields, professionals in Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Spatial planning, Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology and Engineering

Table of Contents

  • Volume Editor Preface
    Paulo Pereira and Carla Sofia Santos Ferreira
    1. Climate change and property rights: Challenges for land policy
    B. Ayça Ataç and Thomas Hartmann
    2. Urban sprawl: Theory and practice
    Vito Imbrenda, Rosa Coluzzi, Leonardo Bianchini, Valerio Di Stefano and Luca Salvati
    3. Hydrological challenges in urban areas
    Carla S.S. Ferreira, António C. Duarte, Milica Kasanin-Grubin, Marijana Kapovic-Solomun and Zahra Kalantari
    4. Land and flood protection: A strategic planning experience in Franciacorta (Lombardy, Italy)
    Michele Pezzagno
    5. Soil quality and urban sprawl: Insights from long-term patterns in the Rome metropolitan region
    Francesca Perrone, Francesco Gallucci, Enrico Maria Mosconi and Luca Salvati
    6. Mapping and assessment of flood regulation supply and demand in Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Paulo Pereira, Marius Kalinauskas, Manob Das, Katažyna Bogdzevič, Miguel Inácio and Damia Barcelo
    7. Mapping of ecosystem services: Supply and demand for local climate regulation and nutrient regulation services
    Zahra Kalantari, Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni, Farzad Vahidi Mayamey, Navid Ghajarnia and Riad Lilipaly
    8. Groundwater in the Venetian area
    Sebastiano Trevisani, Paolo Fabbri and Pietro Daniel Omodeo

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128201800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128202159

About the Serial Volume Editors

Paulo Pereira

Paulo Pereira
Paulo Pereira is a full professor at the Environmental Management Center, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. He holds a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Barcelona and has previous experience working on spatial modelling of environmental variables and applying these results to sustainable landscape planning. Prof. Pereira was awarded the outstanding young scientist award from the Soil System Sciences Division (European Geoscience Union) and is one of the most influential scientists in the world in the field of environmental sciences, according to Elsevier/Stanford University. Prof. Pereira is an editor and guest editor of various journals in the field of environment and soil science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Management Center, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Carla Ferreira

Carla Sofia Ferreira is at Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

Affiliations and Expertise

Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

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