International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014

  • A Numerical Model for Simulating Thermal Comfort Prediction in Public Transportation Buses

    Youssef Riachi, Denis Clodic

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Dec. 02, 2013
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    Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: A numerical simulation model that predicts the thermal comfort in public transportation buses was developed. A precise approach based on the assembly of zonal and nodal models, coupled with CFD results obtained for stationary conditions, is used to simulate the thermal and air flow phenomena inside the passenger compartments. The model allows to de... Show More
  • Household Water Supply Vulnerability in Low Income Communities in Ghana: Experiences from Aboabo in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area

    Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere, Arkum Thaddeus Aasoglenang, Samuel Z. Bonye

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 9-18
    Received: Jan. 06, 2014
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The process of urbanization holds great promise for economic and social progress of a nation. On the other hand this process is confronted with a lot of challenges. One such challenge is the increasing vulnerability to quality water supply among households in low income urban communities. In Ghana, urban households do not have water flowing regular... Show More
  • Applying Environmental Management Policy for Sustainable Development of Coastal Tourism in Thailand

    Phongphanich Nara, Guan-Guay Mao, Tsair-Bor Yen

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: Jan. 22, 2014
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Coastal tourism destination is one of the fastest growing areas within the world’s largest tourism industry. In Thailand, large numbers of tourists come to coastal recreation areas, and the associated development is not well managed, there can be extremely negative effects on coastal environment. Also, the environmental impacts of coastal tourism a... Show More
  • Environmental Degradation and Management in Ethiopian Highlands: Review of Lessons Learned

    Adugnaw Birhanu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 24-34
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    Published: Feb. 28, 2014
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    Abstract: About 50 percent of Ethiopia can be defined as mountainous, be it because of altitude above about 1500m, or because of steep slopes. The country’s highland areas include about 90% of its arable lands and are occupied by 90 percent of the human population and 60 percent of all livestock (Hurni, et al., 2010). Since 150,000 years ago population has e... Show More
  • Assessment of Health Related Impacts of Urban Heat Island (UHI) in Douala Metropolis, Cameroon

    Enete, I. C, Awuh, M. E, Amawa, S

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 35-40
    Received: Nov. 19, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 28, 2014
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    Abstract: Urban heat island (UHI) has the potential to directly influence the health and welfare of urban residents. This study assessed the health related impacts of urban heat island in Douala Metropolis in Cameroon. Two land-use classes (resident and commercial) and two land-cover types (paved and green surfaces) were used for the selection of the sample ... Show More