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  1. Natural gamma radioactivity and of 137 Cs in soil of the Chimaltitan municipality, Jalisco, Mexico

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    With the purpose of determining the activity due to the natural presence of the 226 Ra, 232 Th, 40 K and 137 Cs in soil samples, of the municipality of Chimaltitan Jalisco. A set of these samples was measured in a gamma ray spectrometric system based on a High-purity Germanium detector. It is well-known that approximately 87% of the dose of the received radiation by the population is due to sources of natural radiation and 13% of the anthropogenic radiation. The gamma radiation comes mainly from the 40 K and of those radionuclides of the series of radioactive decay of 238 U and 232 Th that its find dispersed thoroughly in the terrestrial crust. In this work its were analyzed twenty-two soil samples. It is enlarged the activity characterization for the radioisotopes of 226 Ra 232 Th, 40 K and 137 Cs. (Author)

  2. Natural gamma radioactivity and of {sup 137} Cs in soil of the Chimaltitan municipality, Jalisco, Mexico; Radiactividad gamma natural y del {sup 137} Cs en suelo del Municipio de Chimaltitan, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Garay, A.; Mireles, F.; Quirino, L.L.; Davila, J.I.; Rios, C.; Lugo, J.F.; Soriano, J.M.; Angoli, A. [UAEN-Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Cipres 10, Frac. La Penuela, 98000 Zacatecas (Mexico)]. e-mail: albinogaray@hotmail.com.mx

    2003-07-01

    With the purpose of determining the activity due to the natural presence of the {sup 226} Ra, {sup 232} Th, {sup 40} K and {sup 137} Cs in soil samples, of the municipality of Chimaltitan Jalisco. A set of these samples was measured in a gamma ray spectrometric system based on a High-purity Germanium detector. It is well-known that approximately 87% of the dose of the received radiation by the population is due to sources of natural radiation and 13% of the anthropogenic radiation. The gamma radiation comes mainly from the {sup 40} K and of those radionuclides of the series of radioactive decay of {sup 238} U and {sup 232} Th that its find dispersed thoroughly in the terrestrial crust. In this work its were analyzed twenty-two soil samples. It is enlarged the activity characterization for the radioisotopes of {sup 226} Ra {sup 232} Th, {sup 40} K and {sup 137} Cs. (Author)

  3. Asociacionismo municipal y medio ambiente. La junta intermunicipal del río Ayuquila, Jalisco

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    Alberto Arellano Ríos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo describe a la Junta Intermunicipal del Río Ayuquila (JIRA. Dicha experiencia ha sido considerada como una práctica de innovación exitosa y es analizada desde el marco del asociacionismo y la cooperación intermunicipal. Con este enfoque se esboza el desarrollo institucional del jira en particular, pero desde una perspectiva más amplia da cuenta de algunos incentivos o limitaciones que enfrenta la asociación municipal, reconocida en el artículo 115 de la Constitución federal.

  4. Presence of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in northern Jalisco, Mexico

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    Iván Trinidad Ahumada-Carrillo; José Carlos Arenas-Monroy; Mario Alberto Íñiguez

    2013-01-01

    High-elevation records of ocelot in the municipality of Bolaños, Jalisco are presented. These records were obtained via camera trapping, and bridge a distributional gap between populations in Nayarit and Aguascalientes states.

  5. Seismicity of the Jalisco Block

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    Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Rutz, M.; Camarena-Garcia, M.; Trejo-Gomez, E.; Reyes-Davila, G.; Suarez-Plascencia, C.

    2002-12-01

    In April 2002 began to transmit the stations of the first phase of Jalisco Telemetric Network located at the northwest of Jalisco Block and at the area of Volcan de Fuego (Colima Volcano), in June were deployed four additional MarsLite portable stations in the Bahia de Banderas area, and by the end of August one more portable station at Ceboruco Volcano. The data of these stations jointly with the data from RESCO (Colima Telemetric Network) give us the minimum seismic stations coverage to initiate in a systematic and permanent way the study of the seismicity in this very complex tectonic region. A preliminary analysis of seismicity based on the events registered by the networks using a shutter algorithm, confirms several important features proposed by microseismicity studies carried out between 1996 and 1998. A high level of seismicity inside and below of Rivera plate is observed, this fact suggest a very complex stress pattern acting on this plate. Shallow seismicity at south and east of Bahia de Banderas also suggest a complex stress pattern in this region of the Jalisco Block, events at more than 30 km depth are located under the mouth of the bay and in face of it, a feature denominated Banderas Boundary mark the change of the seismic regime at north of this latitude (20.75°N), however some shallow events were located at the region of Nayarit.

  6. Seismicity at Jalisco-Nayarit Border, Mexico

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    Rutz, M.; Nunez-Cornu, F.; Camarena, M.; Trejo, E.; Reyes-Davila, G.; Suarez-Plasencia, C.

    2003-12-01

    Since 2002 a regional seismic network from Jalisco Civil Defense and University of Guadalalajara is monitoring seismicity at the northwest border of Jalisco block. With the installation of a seismic station on Ceboruco Volcano, by Nayarit Civil Defense, coverage of the network extends to east. Ceboruco Volcano is located on the Tepic-Zacoalco graben, the east border of Jalisco block, this allow us to begin to monitoring this area. The zone of Bahia de Banderas, between the north coast of Jalisco and south coast of Nayarit, probably on a tectonic triple point, is a region of high seismic potential. Activ tectonic structures and clusters in the zone of El Tuito and the Dam Cajon de Pe¤as have been identified. The seismicity in the north area of the bay is low, meanwhile in the south, where the bay is deeper, the seismicity level is higher with an East-West tendency. At the east, the Amatlan de Ca¤as-Ameca zone presents continue activity, here have been possible to locate events with local magnitude between 2 and 4. Tectonovolcanic events registred at Ceboruco station presents waveform with scattering. The seismic distribution of the coast of Jalisco shows parallel alignments to the trench throughout al the coast. Other perpendicular alignments to the coastline show active morphologic structures within the Jalisco block related to the subduction of the Rivera plate under the Jalisco block.

  7. Biological and ecological aspects of Xantusia sanchezi, an endangered lizard in an oak forest in the state of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Daniel Cruz-Sáenz; David Lazcano

    2012-01-01

    Xantusia sanchezi is an endangered species that is endemic to Mexico and is known only from the states of Jalisco and Zacatecas.We studied a population from a locality known as Huaxtla, in the municipality of Zapopan in the state of Jalisco. Sampling was conducted over a period of 7 months in an area of 1.5 hectares of grassland and oak forest with boulders. Collected data included: body measurements (total length, snout-vent length, tail length, head length, head width, head height, femur le...

  8. Variaciones regionales de la mortalidad por homicidios en Jalisco, México Regional variations in homicide mortality in Jalisco, Mexico

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    María Guadalupe Vega-López

    2003-04-01

    homicide mortality pattern, with the highest rates in peripheral regions, considered among the poorest areas in the State; municipalities with the lowest socioeconomic conditions also presenting a statistically significant excess homicide mortality; and an evident over-mortality from homicide among males. The results point to tasks and challenges for public health and law enforcement institutions, including the need to implement different inter-institutional policies that take into consideration the characteristics of homicide and violent crime in Jalisco.

  9. The Jalisco Seismic Telemetric Network (RESJAL)

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    Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Reyes-Davila, G.; Reyes-Davila, G.; Suarez-Plascencia, C.; Suarez-Plascencia, C.; Gonzalez-Ledezma, M.; Garcia-Puga, J.

    2001-12-01

    The region of Jalisco is one of the most active seismic regions in Mexico, the main tectonic units in this region are the Jalisco Block and the Rivera Plate. The greatest earthquake (M=8.2) occurred in Mexico in the Twenty-Century (1932) took place in the coast of Jalisco, this was followed by another one (Ms =7.8) fifteen days later. In 1995 an earthquake magnitude 8.0 took place in the coast of Jalisco, but its rupture area was only the southern half of the rupture area proposed for the 1932 earthquakes, these facts suggest the existence of an important seismic Gap in the north coast of Jalisco which includes the area of Bahía de Banderas. However, not only subduction earthquakes occurred in this region there are also large inland earthquakes, such as the December 27, 1568 and February 11, 1872 events. There are also three active volcanoes Sanganguey, Ceboruco and the most active volcano in Mexico, the Colima volcano. In spite of these facts and the risk associated to these processes, there were only one seismological permanent station in Chamela on the coast of Jalisco and an analog telemetric network (RESCO) located on the Colima Volcano and the south part of the Colima Rift Zone (CRZ). By these reasons, the Unidad Estatal de Protección Civil de Jalisco (Jalisco Civil Defense) began a project to install a Digital Telemetric Network in the region in several phases, this project is carrying out jointly with SisVOc UdeG.; due to the size of the area and the topography of the region it is very difficult to get direct telemetric links, by these reasons the network is designed in cells with nodes, where the nodes are the different Campus of the University of Guadalajara located in the region, all Campus are linked by a computer network. First phase started in August 2001, it includes the installation of six stations, each station with a Kinemetrics Everest 24 bit datalogger, GPS time, and a Lennartz LE3Dlite 1Hz sensor, using KNI NMS to control and data acquisition

  10. Biological and ecological aspects of Xantusia sanchezi, an endangered lizard in an oak forest in the state of Jalisco, Mexico Aspectos biológicos y ecológicos de Xantusia sanchezi, una lagartija en peligro en un bosque de encino en el estado de Jalisco, México

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    Daniel Cruz-Sáenz; David Lazcano

    2012-01-01

    Xantusia sanchezi is an endangered species that is endemic to Mexico and is known only from the states of Jalisco and Zacatecas. We studied a population from a locality known as Huaxtla, in the municipality of Zapopan in the state of Jalisco. Sampling was conducted over a period of 7 months in an area of 1.5 hectares of grassland and oak forest with boulders. Collected data included: body measurements (total length, snout-vent length, tail length, head length, head width, head height, femur l...

  11. Seismic Hazard at Jalisco Block, Mexico; Peligro Sismico en el Bloque de Jalisco, Mexico

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    Nunez Cornu, F. J.

    2011-07-01

    Historically large and very destructive earthquakes as well as tsunamis occurred along the Jalisco Block at the west part of Mexico. Using available historic data and recent seismic studies, we revise and reevaluate the localization of these earthquakes. We conclude that exists high seismic hazard, therefore it is necessary a systematic and continuous study of the seismicity along the area. The north shore of Jalisco present the highest seismic hazard, nevertheless we cannot ignore medium earthquakes (6.9

  12. Conductas delictivas en Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco/Offences in Tepatitlan Morelos, Jalisco

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    Martha Fabiola García Álvarez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The multifactoriality of the crime is a constant in the various analyses that are made about the crime, a case study of these theoretical approaches is the analysis of crime in Tepatitlan de Jalisco. A description about how crimes such as robbery and murder, have behaved likewise a brief description of several of the causes that motivated the crime.

  13. Fishprint of Coastal Fisheries in Jalisco, Mexico

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    Myrna Leticia Bravo-Olivas

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Coastal fisheries contribute to global food security, since fish are an important source of protein for many coastal communities in the world. However, they are constrained by problems, such as weak management of fisheries and overfishing. Local communities perceive that they are fishing less, as in other fisheries in the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fisheries sustainability in the Jalisco coast through the fishing footprint, or fishprint (FP, based on the primary productivity required (PPR and the appropriated surface by the activity (biocapacity. The total catch was 20,448.2 metric tons from 2002–2012, and the average footprint was calculated to be 65,458 gha/year, a figure that quadrupled in a period of 10 years; the biocapacity decreased, and the average trophic level of catches was 3.1, which implies that it has remained at average levels, resulting in a positive balance between biocapacity and ecological footprint. Therefore, under this approach, the fishing activity is sustainable along the coast of Jalisco.

  14. Elements for an historical review of the 3 June, 1932 tsunami on the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Valdivia, L.; Castillo-Aja, M. R.; Estrada-Trejo, M.

    2011-12-01

    On the morning of June 22, 1932 a series of waves between 8 and 10 meters penetrated a mile inland, destroying the town of Cuyutlán in the state of Colima (Mexico), until today it is regarded as one of the strongest tsunamis that have struck the coast of western Mexico in the last 150 years. However, two weeks earlier, on June 3, occurred the largest magnitude earthquake recorded in Mexico (8.2 ms) that cause damages in much of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit states. The earthquake also produced a tsunami, so far underestimated, and described only as "a wave" that reached the top of the dune in Barra de Navidad (Cumming, 1932), was "observed in the coasts" of Cuyutlán and Manzanillo (Colima), and that caused some damage to Barra de Navidad (Jalisco) and San Blas (Nayarit) (Farreras et al., 1993). The seashore between these two points covers a coastline of over 300 km in length that did not receive any mention . This area, sparsely populated and inaccessible, was hit by a tsunami and its calls for help took so long to be heard that the damage was confused later with those of the Cuyutlan tsunami in June 22. Analysis of notes in the newspapers of the time allow to identify the existence of reports in local media describing that the coast of Jalisco were strongly affected by a tsunami on June 3, 1932. From these data it was possible to trace the exchange of telegrams between municipal authorities and the state government of the time. The information available nowadays let us to document the tsunami penetration up to 8 km, 300 families displaced and 4 people dead, besides the presence of sulfur water. This new evidence helps to historically rethink the tsunami magnitude, and in this way, be able to start a reconsideration of its intensity, geographical distribution and damages.

  15. MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES IN JALISCO: THEIR EVOLUTION, AND STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

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    Carlos Fong Reynoso; Moisés Alejandro Alarcón Osuna; Luis Ernesto Ocampo Figueroa

    2014-01-01

    The business structure in Jalisco, Mexico is primarily composed of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Thus, it is fundamentally necessary to understand the dynamics, evolution and above all, the strategic challenges of this sector in order to understand the state’s economic performance and the possibilities for future development in Jalisco. As a result, this study analyzes the evolution of the SMEs (known as PyME, in Spanish) in Mexico and Jalisco by using data from the Econom...

  16. Development of the Health Atlas of Jalisco: A New Web-Based Service for the Ministry of Health and the Community in Mexico

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    Robles, Juan; Fonseca León, Joel

    2016-01-01

    Background Maps have been widely used to provide a visual representation of information of a geographic area. Health atlases are collections of maps related to conditions, infrastructure or services provided. Various countries have put resources towards producing health atlases that support health decision makers to enhance their services to the communities. Latin America, as well as Spain, have produced several atlases of importance such as the interactive mortality atlas of Andalucía, which is very similar to the one that is presented in this paper. In Mexico, the National Institute of Public Health produced the only health atlas found that is of relevance. It was published online in 2003 and is currently still active. Objective The objective of this work is to describe the methods used to develop the Health Atlas of Jalisco (HAJ), and show its characteristics and how it interactively works with the user as a Web-based service. Methods This work has an ecological design in which the analysis units are the 125 municipalities (counties) of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. We created and published online a geographic health atlas displaying a system based on input from official health database of the Health Ministry of Jalisco (HMJ), and some databases from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (NISGI). The atlas displays 256 different variables as health-direct or health-related indicators. Instant Atlas software was used to generate the online application. The atlas was developed using these procedures: (1) datasheet processing and base maps generation, (2) software arrangements, and (3) website creation. Results The HAJ is a Web-based service that allows users to interact with health and general data, regions, and categories according to their information needs and generates thematic maps (eg, the total population of the state or of a single municipality grouped by age or sex). The atlas is capable of displaying more than 32,000 different maps by

  17. Geranium mooreanum (Geraniaceae), una nueva especie de Jalisco

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    Aedo, Carlos

    2011-01-01

    Se describe como nueva y se ilustra Geranium mooreanum, del subgén. Geranium, endémica de la Sierra de Manantlán, en el sur de Jalisco (México). Se discuten sus afinidades y las diferencias morfológicas respecto a especies próximas. Se añade una clave de identificación de los taxones de Geranium que se encuentran en la zona.

  18. Solanaceae diversity in the state of Jalisco, Mexico Diversidad de la familia Solanaceae en el estado de Jalisco, México

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    Carmen Teresa Cuevas-Arias; Ofelia Vargas; Aarón Rodríguez

    2008-01-01

    Mexico is a center of diversity for Solanaceae. Our objective is to analyze the species diversity and geographical distribution of the Solanaceae in Jalisco. The data come from 3 405 herbarium specimens. An analysis of these specimens indicates that the Solanaceae in Jalisco are represented by 20 genera, 138 species and 140 taxa. Four genera, Solanum (55 species), Physalis (35), Cestrum (10) and Lycianthes (9) represent 79% of the total number of species. In contrast, Brachistus, Browallia, C...

  19. La transformación urbana de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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    Ericka Patricia Cárdenas Gómez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace un recuento de la transformación urbana de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, durante un siglo (xx; se analiza la traza urbana y los cambios que ha vivido este municipio jalisciense a partir de relacionar el crecimiento urbano con los flujos migratorios y varios procesos de cambio social. El texto tiene como soporte empírico diversos planos y mapas, así como información estadística y documental.

  20. Seismicity and Stress in the Southern Jalisco Block, Mexico.

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    Sánchez, J. J.; Núñez-Cornũ, F. J.

    2008-12-01

    Fault plane solutions for a group of 41 earthquakes with Mw magnitudes between 4.9 and 8.0, detected between November 1980 and May 2007, were extracted from the CMT catalog and used to investigate possible spatial and temporal variations of stress in the south part of the Jalisco Block. Using rigorous statistical tests we decide on the quality and variability of the earthquake source mechanisms and with the use of FMSI and LSIB stress tensor inversion techniques and cumulative misfit analysis find, at the 95% confidence level or more, significantly different regions and periods of stress regime. An important difference in seismicity and stress between the southern and northern regions of the Jalisco Block is highlighted by the regular occurrence of earthquakes to the south, in stark contrast with the scarcity of seismicity with Mw > 4.9 north of 19.36°N, a region that is illuminated with smaller earthquakes when local temporal or permanent deployments of seismographs are used, as noted by previous studies. We conclude that the region located near the coordinates 105°W and 18.43°N appears as a particularly diffuse zone affected by various stress styles and that the period following the great Mw 8.0 earthquake on October 9, 1995 appears as a short-lived change in stress induced by the great shock.

  1. Varanus exanthematicus (Bosc, 1792, Apalone spinifera emoryi (Le Sueur, 1827 y Gopherus berlandieri (Agassiz, 1857: reptiles exóticos en el área urbana de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

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    Cupul-Magaña, Fabio Germán

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Varanus exanthematicus (Bosc, 1792; Material examinado: 1 ejemplar, hembra, longitud hocico-punta de la cola 628 mm, colectado el 8 de febrero del 2011 en una calle del área urbana de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 20º 35' 48" N y 105º 13' 52" O, col. personal de la Subdirección de Ecología Municipal del H. Ayuntamiento de Puerto Vallarta, depositado y en resguardo del Reptilario Cipactli del Centro Universitario de la Costa de la Universidad de Guadalajara en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México (permiso de funcionamiento del reptilario INE/ CITES/DGVS-CR-IN-0610-JAL./00; no hay número de registro individual del ejemplar. Gopherus berlandieri (Agassiz, 1857; Material examinado: 1 ejemplar, macho, longitud de caparazón 270 mm, colectado el 4 de mayo del 2005 en un parque urbano del Barrio Santa María de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 20º 37' 53" N y 105º 12' 4" O, col. personal de la Policía Ecológica del H. Ayuntamiento de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, depositada y en resguardo en una casa particular en la ciudad de León, Guanajuato (esta ciudad se encuentra aproximadamente a 370 km al noreste de Puerto Vallarta; no hay más datos del registro. Apalone spinifera emoryi (Le Sueur, 1827; Material examinado: 1 ejemplar, macho, longitud del caparazón 240 mm, capturado el 20 de mayo del 2011 en una laguna artificial de agua dulce del área suburbana de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 20º 42' 15" N y 105º 13' 18" O, col. Helios Hernández, depositado y en resguardo del Reptilario Cipactli del Centro Universitario de la Costa de la Universidad de Guadalajara en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México (permiso de funcionamiento del reptilario INE/ CITES/DGVS-CR-IN-0610-JAL./00; no hay número de registro individual del ejemplar.

  2. Salvia cacomensis (Lamiaceae, a new species from Jalisco, Mexico Salvia cacomensis (Lamiaceae, una nueva especie de Jalisco, México

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    Jesús Guadalupe González-Gallegos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A new species from a botanically little known region of Jalisco, Mexico, is described and illustrated. The morphology of Salvia cacomensis J. G. González, J. Morales et J. Rodríguez is related to that of the species of sections Briquetia Epling and Tubiflorae (Epling Epling of subgenus Calosphace (Benth. Benth. The new taxon is distinguished by the combination of its essentially glabrous surface, the 2-flowered verticillasters, the pink to magenta corollas, and the particular dimensions of the floral bract, the calyx and the corolla.Se describe e ilustra una especie nueva procedente de una región botánicamente poco conocida de Jalisco, México. La morfología de Salvia cacomensis J. G. González, J. Morales et J. Rodríguez está relacionada con aquella de las especies de las secciones Briquetia Epling y Tubiflorae (Epling Epling del subgénero Calosphace (Benth. Benth. El nuevo taxón se distingue por la combinación de su superficie esencialmente glabra, sus verticilastros bifloros, el color rosa o magenta de sus corolas y las dimensiones particulares de la bráctea floral, el cáliz y la corola.

  3. LOS TEXTILES RECUPERADOS EN LA CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO (Textiles recovered from the Bolaños culture, Jalisco

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    María Teresa Cabrero G.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available En el México prehispánico, el hallazgo de textiles es sorprendente ya que deben reunirse determinados factores de clima y suelo para su conservación. Durante las excavaciones en El Piñón, sitio arqueológico perteneciente a la cultura Bolaños situada en el norte de Jalisco, México, se descubrieron varios fragmentos de telas elaboradas con fibras de algodón cuya antigüedad es de 1500 años. Dar a conocer este hallazgo resulta de gran importancia por ser una región inhóspita, poco conocida y alejada de las grandes urbes mexicanas. ENGLISH: It is very uncommon to find textile remains dated before the Spanish conquerors arrived in Mexico because numerous taphonomic factors, especially those pertaining to local climatic and soil chemistry conditions, must coincide to in order to preserve textiles. We found a series of cotton cloth fragments dated about 1500 years old during the archaeological recovery at the site of El Piñon, which is part of the Bolaños culture located in the North of Jalisco, Mexico. Publishing these data is very important due to the inhospitable geography and climate of the region, the fact that the site is not well known and is at a substantial distance from the closest Mexican urban centers.

  4. Historical Review of Tsunamigenic Earthquakes on the Jalisco Coast

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    Castillo, R.; Ramirez-Herrera, M.

    2013-05-01

    This study aims to discuss, interpret and map in a GIS database, historical data gathered from archives, scientific reports and newspapers, of earthquakes generated along the Jalisco and Colima coasts, to achieve a better understanding of epicenters location and the distribution of earthquake damage. Emphasis is placed on earthquakes that caused or may have caused tsunamis. This coastal area runs parallel to the Rivera's plate subduction, along an active convergent margin. The tectonic setting favors the generation of earthquakes with magnitude Ms≥6.5, causing damages locally and regionally. At least five tsunamis (23/02/1875, 03/06/1932, 22/06/1932, 19/06/1995 and 22/01/2003) have originated locally, two of them of great intensity. Historical data are available since the 16th century, but are scarce since this coast had few populated places. Early chronicles from 16th century described populated villages at Bahía de Banderas, Tomatlán and Barra de Navidad, though in the 18th century the western pacific coast of Jalisco (Nueva Galicia) was almost deserted. Between the 18th century and first half of the 20th century, this section of the Pacific coast experienced a slow occupation process, accelerated over the course of the last fifty years. Historical data analysis and GIS database are necessary in order to answer the questions on: 1) which ones were the most intense earthquakes and tsunamis that originated in the area, and 2) what kind of information is available for each one. This information is relevant to earthquake and tsunami hazard assessment and vulnerability of this area.

  5. Municipality finance

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    Drenčková, Monika

    2014-01-01

    The thesis on „Financial economy of local government units“ follows up the progression of the economy of the municipality Loštice during consecutive 7 years (2006 – 2012). Theoretical part of the thesis is focused on the clarification of particular terms relating to municipality and its economy. At the beginning of the practical part there are described the chosen municipality, population development and job opportunities and unemployment close to the municipality Loštice. Further the income...

  6. El nacimiento de la ingeniería en Jalisco (1827-1869)

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    DelaTorre, Federico

    1995-01-01

    La presencia de la ingeniería en la educación superior, tanto en Europa como en América, comenzó hasta finales del siglo XVIII. En México, la profesionalización de la ingeniería se remonta a la creación del Colegio de Minería en 1792; sin embargo, en el resto del país, específicamente en Jalisco, su profesionalización se dio de manera más lenta. El autor relata la evolución de la enseñanza de las ciencias en el estado de Jalisco desde la formación del Instituto de Ciencias de Jalisco en 1826....

  7. [Ichthyofauna of the Navidad Bay, Jalisco, México].

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    Aguilar-Palomino, B; Pérez Reyes, C; Galván-Magaña, F; Abitía-Cardenas, L A

    2001-03-01

    A check-list and the relative abundance of the ichthyofauna from Bahia de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico is presented. This poorly known area of the eastern Tropical Pacific ocean is characterized by its great fish diversity. A total of 245 fish species (163 genera, 72 families) were collected during the 1994-1995 annual cycle. Vouchers were deposited in Centro de Ecologia Costera, Universidad de Guadalajara. The most important families in number of species were Carangidae (20 species), Haemulidae (20), Serranidae (17), Sciaenidae (13) and Lutjanidae (8); 20 species represented 85% and 80% of relative abundance and biomass respectively. Microlepidotus brevipinnis, Caranx caninus, Caranx caballus, Kiphosus analogus and Caranx sexfasciatus, were the dominant species. Most fish species collected in Bahia de Navidad have zoogeographical affinity with the Panamic Province (65%), and in lesser proportion with the Eastern Pacific Ocean (19%), Circumtropical (7%), Mexican Province (5%), Indo-Pacific Ocean (3%) and Gulf of California (0.4%). The great ichthyological affinity between the study area and the southern Gulf of California suggests an extension of the of Gulf southern limit. PMID:11795146

  8. de La Ciénega, costa sur de Jalisco

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    Peter R. W. Gerritsen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Hoy día la producción agroindustrial de alimentos es una actividad que está causando gran impacto tanto en los recursos naturales como en las culturas y los tejidos sociales; mientras que el modo campesino, opuesto al agroindustrial, propone una agricultura justa con base en las prácticas y experiencias campesinas generando así alternativas sustentables de producción.En este artículo se analizan cuatro estudios de caso de agricultores en el ejido de La Ciénega en la costa sur de Jalisco, los cuales se ubican en estos dos sistemas de producción. Los resultados exponen las técnicas de producción y estrategias campesinas que se desarrollan, así como la relación de los sistemas de producción ante las políticas agropecuarias. Terminamos resaltando la importancia de las prácticas y experiencias endógenas para el fortalecimiento de un desarrollo rural sustentable

  9. Nuevas figuras sindicales: las Agencias de Colocación en Jalisco

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    Raquel Edith Partida Rocha

    2004-01-01

    Con la aparición de las nuevas inversiones de capital extranjero y la llegada de empresas transnacionales y maquiladoras en Jalisco, nace un vínculo muy sólido entre el capital, el Estado y los sindicatos. Así, hay en Jalisco una importante masa de trabajadores desprotegidos, como consecuencia de las prácticas sindicales corpo-rativas que no permiten el avance en los índices de sindicalización democrática, ni el fortalecimiento de las organizaciones independientes, no se vislumbra un camino a...

  10. Reconnaissance geochemical study of La Primavera geothermal area, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Mahood, G.A. (Stanford Univ., CA); Truesdell, A.H.; Templosm, L.A.

    1983-05-01

    The Sierra La Primavera, a late Pleistocene rhyolitic caldera complex in Jalisco, Mexico, contains fumaroles and large-discharge 65/sup 0/C hot springs that are associated with faults related to caldera collapse and to later magma insurgence. The nearly-neutral, sodium bicarbonate, hot springs occur at low elevations at the margins of the complex, whereas the water-rich fumaroles are high and central. The Comision Federal de Electricidad de Mexico (CFE) has recently drilled two deep holes at the center of the Sierra (PR-1 and Pr-2) and one deep hole at the western margin. Temperatures as high as 285/sup 0/C were encountered at 1160 m in PR-1, which produced fluids with 820 to 865 mg/kg chloride after flashing to one atmosphere. Nearby, PR-2 encountered temperatures to 307/sup 0/C at 2000 m and yielded fluids with chloride contents fluctuating between 1100 and 1560 mg/kg after flashing. Neither of the high-temperature wells produced steam in commercial quantities. The well at the western margin of the Sierra produced fluids similar to those from the hot springs. The temperature reached a maximum of 100/sup 0/C near the surface and decreased to 80/sup 0/C at 2000 m. Various geothermometers (quartz conductive, Na/K, Na-K-Ca, delta /sup 18/O(SO/sub 4/-H/sub 2/O) and D/H (steam-water) all yield temperatures of 170 +- 20/sup 0/C when applied to the hot spring waters, suggesting that these spring waters flow from a large shallow reservoir at this temperature.

  11. The Spanish Influence on the Mestizo Folk Dance of Yucatan, Veracruz, and Jalisco, Mexico.

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    Trujillo, Lawrence Alan

    Folk dances from three regions of Mexico (Yucatan, Veracruz, and Jalisco) are examined. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which these folk dances reflect the history and cultural attitudes of the Mexican people and, particularly, on the influence of Spanish culture and history on Mexican folk dances. For the dances of each of these areas,…

  12. Nuevos registros del parásito Probopyrus pacificensis (Isopoda: Bopyridae en el sur de Nayarit y norte de Jalisco, México New records of the parasite Probopyrus pacificensis (Isopoda: Bopyridae in southern Nayarit and northern Jalisco, Mexico

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    Alberto Ocaña-Luna

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan nuevos registros de Probopyrus pacificensis en el arroyo San Francisco, sur de Nayarit y en el arroyo Palo María, norte de Jalisco en el Pacífico mexicano, parasitando a camarones de agua dulce de la especie Macrobrachium tenellum.New observations of Probopyrus pacificensis were recorded in Arroyo San Francisco, southern Nayarit, and Arroyo Palo María, northern Jalisco, in the Mexican Pacific, infesting the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium tenellum.

  13. Space Radar Image of Colima Volcano, Jalisco, Mexico

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    This is an image of the Colima volcano in Jalisco, Mexico, a vigorously active volcano that erupted as recently as July 1994. The eruption partially destroyed a lava dome at the summit and deposited a new layer of ash on the volcano's southern slopes. Surrounding communities face a continuing threat of ash falls and volcanic mudflows from the volcano, which has been designated one of 15 high-risk volcanoes for scientific study during the next decade. This image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its 24th orbit on October 1, 1994. The image is centered at 19.4 degrees north latitude, 103.7 degrees west longitude. The area shown is approximately 35.7 kilometers by 37.5 kilometers (22 miles by 23 miles). This single-frequency, multi-polarized SIR-C image shows: red as L-band horizontally transmitted and received; green as L-band horizontally transmitted and vertically received; and blue as the ratio of the two channels. The summit area appears orange and the recent deposits fill the valleys along the south and southwest slopes. Observations from space are helping scientists understand the behavior of dangerous volcanoes and will be used to mitigate the effects of future eruptions on surrounding populations. Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. The radars illuminate Earth with microwaves, allowing detailed observations at any time, regardless of weather or sunlight conditions. SIR-C/X-SAR uses three microwave wavelengths: the L-band (24 cm), the C-band (6 cm) and the X-band (3 cm). The multi-frequency data will be used by the international scientific community to better understand the global environment and how it is changing. The SIR-C/X-SAR data, complemented by aircraft and ground studies, will give scientists clearer insights into those environmental changes which are caused by nature

  14. Subduction of the Rivera Plate Beneath the Jalisco Block as Imaged by Magnetotelluric Data

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    Alvarez, R.; Corbo, F.; Arzate, J.

    2013-05-01

    Two magnetotelluric profiles perpendicular to the trench provide information on the subduction of the Rivera plate under the Jalisco Block (JB). The geometry of the subducting slab is inferred by the anomalous conductor on the top of the profile in the central part of the JB. High-conductivity zones (Bahia de Banderas fault (BBF) zone subduction appears to stop or to occur closer to the trench at a steeper angle. The conductivity image at the NW edge of JB reveals no downwards dipping plate but an extended conductor apparently rising from depths > 40 km. Our results supports the mantle upwelling theory as an explanation to the reported 1.5 km uplift of the central part of the Jalisco Block, and the Rivera plate discontinuity across the BBF zone as suggested by seismicity data.

  15. Salvia carreyesii, Salvia ibugana and Salvia ramirezii (Lamiaceae), three new species from Jalisco, Mexico

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    Jesús Guadalupe González-Gallegos; José Antonio Vázquez-García; Miguel de Jesús Cházaro-Basáñez

    2013-01-01

    Three new species from Jalisco, Mexico, are described and illustrated. These species grow in tropical or in tropical and temperate transitional forests. The 3 species belong to Salvia L. subgenus Calosphace (Benth.) Benth. Salvia carreyesii J. G. González is morphologically similar with section Briquetia Epling. It is characterized by the contrasting vegetative morphology between mature and immature individuals, its relatively large and sessile or sub-sessile leaves (the uppermost amplexicaul...

  16. New seismic images of the crust across the Rivera Plate and Jalisco Block (Mexico)

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    Cordoba, Diego; Núñez-Cornú, Francisco Javier; Bartolomé, Rafael; José Dañobeitia, Juan; Bandy, William Lee; Núñez, Diana; Prada, Manel; Escudero-Ayala, Christian; Espíndola, Juan Manuel; Zamora, Araceli; Gómez, Adán; Ortiz, Modesto; Tsujal Working Group

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    During the spring and summer of 2014, we achieved an extensive offshore geophysical experiment at West Coast of México entitled "Crustal characterization of the Rivera Plate-Jalisco Block boundary and its implications for seismic and tsunami hazard assessment (TSUJAL)". The project is the result of continuous scientific collaboration between institutions in Mexico and Spain, whose main objective is to study the lithospheric structure at the collision zone between Rivera, North America Plates and the Jalisco Block, and identifying submarine structures which can potentially be tsunamigenic sources The active phase of this project carried out in February and March of 2014, we acquired around 5200 km of Multichannel Seismic Reflection (MCS) together with multibeam bathymetry and potential fields (gravity and magnetism) data. Moreover, a wide angle experiment was performed, deploying 16 OBS in 32 locations in Jalisco and Nayarit offshore regions, also recorded on a terrestrial network of 100 portable seismic stations in 240 locations across 5 seismic profiles of 200-300 km in length combined with the Seismological Network of the State of Jalisco (SisVOc). In addition, 8 land seismic stations were installed in Marías Islands and Isabel Island. These instruments registered, in continuous mode, the airgun shots generated by airgun array of 5800 ci, shooting every 120 s. The UK vessel RRS James Cook participated in this project as a part of the exchange program between Spanish and English scientific vessels, she was responsible of marine seismic experiment (MCS & WA) using a 6 km length streamer and a high capacity airgun array. Furthermore, the ARM Holzinger and RV El Puma participated in this project and were provided by the Mexican Navy and UNAM, respectively. The second phase of this project was achieved in June 2014, where 100 short period seismic stations were installed along a 200 km seismic profile from La Caldera de la Primavera (Guadalajara) to Barra de Navidad

  17. Tsujal Project: New Geophysical Studies about Rivera PLATE and Jalisco Block (MEXICO)

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    Barba, D. C., Sr.; Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Danobeitia, J.; Bartolome, R.; Bandy, W. L.; Escudero, C. R.; Cameselle, A. L.; Espindola de Castro, J. M., Sr.; Prada, M.; Nunez, D.; Zamora Camacho, A.; Gomez, A.; Ortiz, M.

    2014-12-01

    During spring and summer of 2014, it has been carried out the first geophysical fieldwork of the project entitled "Crustal characterization of the Rivera Plate-Jalisco Block boundary and its implications for seismic and tsunami hazard assessment (TSUJAL)". This is project is the result of a wide scientific collaboration between institutions of Mexico and Spain with the main aim of studying the lithospheric structure in Rivera and North American Plates convergence regions and Jalisco Block, and, also, identifying submarine structures that could be tsunamigenic sources. The first phase of this project was carried out in February and March of 2014. More than 5200 km of Multichannel Seismic Reflection (MCS) data were acquired, together with multibeam and parametric soundings and potential fields (gravity and magnetism) data. Wide Angle profiling were recorded deploying 16 OBS in 32 locations, offshore Jalisco and Nayarit regions Onshore, a network of 100 short period seismic portable stations were deployed in 240 locations along 5 seismic lines of 200-300 km length that worked combined with Seismological Network of Jalisco State (SisVOc). In addition, 8 land seismic stations were installed in Marías Islands and Isabel Island. These instruments registered, in continuous mode, the source energy was generated by big airgun array of 5800 ci, shooting every 120 s. The British vessel RRS James Cook, which participated in this project as a part of the exchange program between Spanish and English scientific vessels, was responsible of carrying out the MCS profiles and the deployment of OBS. For them, it was used a 6 km length digital streamer and airgun array of high capacity. Moreover, the ARM Holzinger and RV El Puma participated in this project and were provided by the Mexican Navy and UNAM, respectively. The second phase of this project was carried out in June 2014. 100 short period seismic stations were installed along one seismic profile from La Caldera de la Primavera

  18. Ataques de cocodrilo de río (Crocodylus acutus) en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México: presentación de cinco casos American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) attacks in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México: Presentation of five cases

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    F.G. Cupul-Magaña; A. Rubio-Delgado; C. Reyes-Núñez; E. Torres-Campos; L.A. Solís-Pecero

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    Se presentan cinco casos de ataques por cocodrilos a personas, sin consecuencias fatales, en la región de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México (2007-2010). En cuatro de los casos, la víctima sufrió amputación del miembro superior o inferior, y en un caso sólo resultó con mordeduras avulsivas en el brazo. Con la documentación de estos cinco casos, el número de ataques por cocodrilo americano (Crocodylus acutus) en la costa del estado mexicano de Jalisco durante los últimos 52 años es de entre 30 y...

  19. Mujeres violentadas durante el embarazo y el parto: experiencias de parteras en Jalisco, México / Women abused during pregnancy and childbirth: experiences and views of midwives from Jalisco, Mexico

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    Martha Villaseñor F; Jorge Laureano E; Martha L. Mejía M; Isabel Valadez F; José M. Márquez; Jaime A. González

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    Objetivo: explorar la experiencia y perspectiva de parteras con mujeres violentadas durante el embarazo y el parto en Jalisco, México. Metodología: se llevó a cabo un estudio cualitativo en zona rural de Jalisco, México, entre mayo y octubre de 2011 con 24 parteras, utilizando la entrevista individual, modalidad historia de vida pautada y la asamblea participativa regional como técnicas de indagación; posteriormente, los discursos fueron analizados bajo el modelo actancial semiótico. Resultad...

  20. SMALL-SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENTS IN A PINE-OAK FOREST COMMUNITY IN NUEVA COLONIA, MEZQUITIC, JALISCO, MEXICO

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    Gregorio Nieves-Hernández; J. Antonio Vázquez-García; Yalma L. Vargas- Rodriguez; Marcelino Vázquez-García; Jesús González-Gallegos

    2009-01-01

    We explored environmental variables related to pine-oak forest community structure at one locality in Jalisco, Mexico. We used an NMS ordination in conjunction with the Sørensen distance to identify the major small-scale community gradients along 25 contiguous quadrats (25 m x 25 m, 400 m2 each) of pine-oak forest in Nueva Colonia, Mezquitic, Jalisco, Mexico. The main matrix (25 stands x 7 tree species) included basal area data, and the environmental matrix consisted of 19 quantitative enviro...

  1. Análisis estructural y de diversidad en los bosques de Abies de Jalisco, México Structural and diversity analysis of Abies forests from Jalisco, Mexico

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    Ramón Cuevas-Guzmán

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En 24 parcelas de 0.1 ha, distribuidas en 5 áreas del estado de Jalisco, se determinaron la estructura, composición florística y diversidad de los bosques de Abies, y sus atributos fueron comparados entre áreas. Se registraron 64 especies, 47 géneros y 35 familias. Asteraceae, Pinaceae y Fagaceae y los géneros Quercus, Pinus y Abies fueron los más ricos en especies. El 56% de los individuos tuvo alturas entre 2 y 14 m; las mayores se presentaron en Abies religiosa var. emarginata, A. guatemalensis var. jaliscana, Quercus xalapensis y A. religiosa var. religiosa. Los mayores valores de densidad, área basal, frecuencia y valor de importancia fueron para A. religiosa var. emarginata, A. religiosa var. religiosa, Pinus pseudostrobus y Podocarpus matudae. Los individuos de las especies presentaron una distribución diamétrica en forma de "J" invertida en las 5 zonas estudiadas, mientras que la riqueza y la diversidad de especies no mostraron diferencias estadísticas significativas entre las áreas. La similitud promedio entre las parcelas de las 5 áreas mostró diferencias estadísticas significativas para 4 de ellas. Aunque muy diferentes en su composición florística, los bosques de Abies de Jalisco resultaron similares en riqueza, diversidad y estructura. En las 5 áreas, las comunidades mostraron buena capacidad de recuperación pues en todos los estratos se presentaron individuos altos y árboles emergentes.Structure, floristic composition and diversity in Abies forests were determined in twenty-four 0.1 ha plots in 5 areas in Jalisco State. The resulting attributes were compared between areas. Sixty four species, 47 genera and 35 families were recorded. The families Asteraceae, Pinaceae and Fagaceae, as well as the genera Quercus, Pinus and Abies had the highest species richness. More than half (56% of the individuals had a height ranging between 2 and 14 m, with Abies religiosavar. emarginata, A. guatemalensis var. jaliscana

  2. Imaging the Rivera and Cocos Plates below Jalisco and Michoacan Blocks from Seismicity Data

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    Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Gutierrez Pena, Q. J.; Escudero, C. R.; Barba, D. C., Sr.

    2014-12-01

    We review the local seismicity recorded by the project "Mapping the Riviera Subduction Zone" (MARS), a temporary seismic network that was installed in the states of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán between January 2006 and June 2007, and the data collected by Jalisco Seismic and Accelerometric Network (RESAJ). We did a relocation of all MARS events using Hypo71 and the P-wave velocity model used by the RESAJ. The data comprise more than 2,000 earthquakes with local magnitude between 1.4 and 5.9 and depths between 1.0 and 109 km. Some crustal seismicity alignments are observed on the Jalisco Block. The geometry of the slabs is different; both are clearly separated beneath the Colima Graben. The Cocos plate, residing south of the graben, presents a typical flat slab dipping with an angle of about 21º extending eastward 200 km from the trench. Meanwhile, the more northerly Rivera plate exhibits a curvature or bend, possibly the result of an oblique suduction process, dipping from the trench with an angle of about 10º just south of Bahía Banderas to a dip angle of 25º at the Eastern contact with the Colima Graben. We have produced profiles parallel to the trench, in a profile along the shore line and a second one 50 km inland. A subduction dip angle of 12º towards the SE direction is observed in the Rivera plate in profiles inland from Bahia de Banderas to the Colima Graben, but the seismicity ceases to define the plate for more westerly profiles which enounter the graben.

  3. Recursos naturales en la región de los valles, Jalisco.

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    Lilia Francisca Sánchez Moreno

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La Región Valles se encuentra en los límites de las provincias fisiográficas IV Sierra Madre occidental y X Eje Neovolcánico correspondiendo los sistemas de topoformas predominantes a sierras, lomeríos y mesetas según la Comisión Estatal de Agua, Jalisco (CEA, Jal. Esta Región Valles se encuentra en el centro occidente del Estado y colinda con las regiones 01 Norte, 10 Sierra Occidental, 12 Centro, 06 Sur y 07 Sierra de Amula, así como con el Estado de Nayarit. Tiene una superficie de 5,851 km2 , lo cual representa 7.3 por ciento del total Estatal, lo cual ubica a Valles como una área geográfica media, con relación al resto de las regiones del Estado de Jalisco. Esta región tiene una gran riqueza en cuanto a Recursos Naturales se refiere, ya que cuenta con la recién declarada Área Estatal de Protección Hidrológica, “Sierra del Águila” el 18 de febrero del 2010, Presa de la Vega declarada sitio Ramsar en el mismo año y tiene uno de los recursos hídricos más importantes de Jalisco, Cuenca del Río Ameca. De acuerdo con la Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA, la región Valles es una superficie donde la capacidad de los mantos acuíferos permite la extracción para cualquier tipo de uso, encontrando dos zonas geohidrológicas donde se realizan extracciones, que son la de Tequila (RH12 y la de Ameca (RH14.

  4. Estructura organizacional de las empresas de la confección de Zapotlanejo, Jalisco

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    María del Rosario Cota Yáñez

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    Sin lugar a dudas, Zapotlanejo, Jalisco representa un ejemplo ilustrativo del surgimiento y desarrollo de las iniciativas locales para llevar a cabo el desarrollo económico a partir del surgimiento y desarrollo de una actividad económica, en este caso la confección de prendas de vestir para dama. La fabricación de prendas de vestir en la localidad generó la configuración de diversas zonas de influencia expresadas principalmente en el asentamiento de microempresas, la comercialización y se ha ...

  5. ESTRUCTURA DEL BOSQUE TEMPLADO DE GALERÍA EN LA SIERRA DE QUILA, JALISCO

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    Ana Luisa Santiago-Pérez; Alberto Ayón Escobedo; Verónica Carolina Rosas-Espinoza; Fabián Alejandro Rodríguez Zaragoza; Sandra Luz Toledo González

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    El área protegida Sierra de Quila en Jalisco posee una extensa red de arroyos permanentes y temporales donde los bosques de galería mantienen importantes procesos ecológicos y de conectividad biológica. Este trabajo describe su estructura florística arbórea en siete arroyos ubicados en el intervalo altitudinal de 1 876 y 2 200 m. Se establecieron 29 sitios de muestreo de 500 m 2 cada uno (1.45 ha) en los que se midieron todos los individuos leñosos 7 cm de diámetro (DN). Se registraron ...

  6. Helminth parasites of Chapalichthys encaustus (Pisces: Goodeidae), an endemic freshwater fish from Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

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    Martínez-Aquino, Andrés; Salgado-Maldonado, Guillermo; Aguilar-Aguilar, Rogelio; Cabañas-Carranza, Guillermina; Ortega-Olivares, Mirza P

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    A total of 6 helminth species were recorded during helminthological examination of 50 Chapalichthys encaustus from Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Helminth species identified included: Salsuginus sp. (an undescribed monogenea); Posthodiplostomum minimum (metacercariae); Cyclustera ralli (metacestode); Polymorphus brevis (cystacanth); Contracaecum sp. (nematode larvae); and Rhabdochona lichtenfelsi (adult nematode). Of these, 2 (Salsuginus sp. and R. lichtenfelsi) are specialist species. The observed species richness, individual parasite abundance, and diversity were low. Data suggest that host specificity is an important factor contributing to observed community composition and richness. Host feeding habits and helminth species availability seem to determine the characteristics of these helminth assemblages. PMID:15357094

  7. Education Reform and Decentralization in Mexico and the Creation of "Educacion Civica" in the State of Jalisco

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    Contreras, Gloria; Rice, Marion J.

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the authors investigate Mexican education reform and decentralization and how the state of Jalisco focused in the early twenty-first century on developing a sequential curriculum for teaching civics in grades 1-6. The authors use the term "educacion civica" because in Mexico the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of values and…

  8. Entre aromas de incienso y pólvora : Los Altos de Jalisco, México, 1917-1940

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    López Ulloa, José Luis

    2008-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the Mexican Revolution and on the opposition strategies followed by the opponents of the revolutionary regime who lived in the region known as Los Altos de Jalisco. In this particular region, the Catholic population, supported by the Clergy, was in constant conflict with the r

  9. LA FLORIDA: UN CENTRO DE CONTROL EN LA REGIÓN DE BOLAÑOS, ZACATECAS Y JALISCO (La Florida: A control center in the region of Bolaños, Zacatecas and Jalisco

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    Carlos López C.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Las excavaciones en el sitio arqueológico La Florida, Zacatecas, tuvieron como objetivo confirmar que la hipótesis planteada al inicio del proyecto arqueológico fue correcta al sugerir que un grupo procedente del centro de Jalisco ocupó el cañón de Bolaños con el propósito de establecer una ruta de intercambio comercial que uniera el centro de Jalisco con el norte de México. Dicha hipótesis se basó en la presencia de un patrón arquitectónico circular y tumbas de tiro, ambos rasgos presentes tanto en el cañón de Bolaños como en el centro de Jalisco. Las investigaciones en otros sitios de este cañón dieron a conocer que la población pertenecía a un mismo grupo biológico ya que mostraba una patología craneal (engrosamiento del frontal generalizada. ENGLISH: The objective of the archaeological diggings conducted in La Florida, Zacatecas, Mexico site, was to confirm that the hypothesis suggested originally was correct. It was that a group of people from the State of Jalisco relocated and settled in the Bolanios Canyon to establish a commercial route between the center of the State and the North of Mexico. This hypothesis is based on the circular architectonic pattern and the shaft tombs which are representative of the Bolanios Canyon and the center of the State of Jalisco. Because of generalized pathology of skulls (thickening of the frontal bone conducted by other research projects along the Bolaños Canyon, we know now that these people originated from the same ethnic group.

  10. Entrepreneurship and social capital: Sources of local development, the jewelery industry in Jalisco

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    María Mercedes León Sánchez

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    Full Text Available In the last forty years in various regions of Mexico, Jalisco, has given impetus to the development of industries known as "modern" as electronics and software, this is intended to increase growth and foster development, all this has been detrimental to those industries considered "traditional" (footwear, textile, jewelery, industries that have long been the basis for productive development of these regions. Policies that have followed in industrial countries has been to promote the first under the assumption that they are incorporating the technology, while the latter incorporates little technology intheir production processes and generally do not innovate. However industrial behavior has demonstrated that the above is a fallacy.Government policies that were implemented in industrial resulted in the increase in the share of industrial production called "modern", such as electronics and software, but those traditional activities such as jewelry, not only maintained but that increased production and commercial dynamism. This dynamic is observed in the absorption of employment and productive participation nationwide. The jewelry industry is a case in point, because from generation entrepreneurshipcapacity, social capital and working together with the government, among others, has managed to influence local development in the region. Therefore in this paper analyzes trying to emphasize that industry, from interviews with key actors and quantitative analysis for this industry, basic factors that impacted on the local development of Jalisco.

  11. Plan maestro del centro magno de servicios bibliotecarios y de información: nueva biblioteca pública del estado de Jalisco: sumario de un nuevo concepto

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    Ladrón de Guevara Cox, Helen

    2002-01-01

    The article presents the perspective of the importance of the public libraries for the new society of knowledge, usin the xemple of the planning of the Center Magno of Information Service of the State of Jalisco, Mexico

  12. Ecological Restoration of the La Primavera Forest Geothermal Zone, Jalisco, Mexico; Restauracion ecologica de lazona geotermica del bosque La Primavera, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Pastrana Melchor, Eugenio J.; Manon Mercado, Alfredo; Hernandez Ayala, Cuauhtemoc [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia, (Mexico)

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    The Bosque La Primavera is an oak-pine forest covering a surface estimated in 36 000 hectares. It is located westerly from Guadalajara City, Jalisco. Over a small part of the forest, between 1980 and 1988 the Comision Federal de Electricidad (Federal Commission for Electricity, or CFE) carried out several works to drill 13 geothermal wells, which caused environmental impacts on 53 hectares of the forest; this means 0.15% of the forestry area. In March 1989 the CFE suspended its geothermal exploration and development activities in the zone, and started an exhaustive program to restore the environmental impacts. So, between 1989 and 1994 different works were done within two hydrographic micro-basins (named the Arroyo El Caracol and Arroyo El Huilustre micro-basins) where the CFE works are located. Objectives were to reduce the exposed to erosion areas at the high portions of those micro-basins, and to retain sediments at low portions of the same. Up to now the erosion index, which have been monitored by CFE each year, have reached comparable values to those from the beginning of eighties. This means those restoration works are successful. [Espanol] El bosque La Primavera se encuentra constituido principalmente por encino-pino con una superficie aproximada de 36 mil hectareas, localizado al occidente de la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco. En una pequena porcion de el, la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) llevo a cabo, entre 1980 y 1988, diversas obras para perforar un total de 13 pozos geotermicos que ocasionaron impactos al ambiente en 53 hectareas del bosque, correspondientes al 0.15% de la superficie boscosa. A partir de marzo de 1989 la CFE suspendio sus actividades de exploracion y desarrollo geotermico en la zona, para llevar a cabo un exhaustivo programa de restauracion ecologica de los impactos ambientales. Asi, entre 1989 y 1994 se realizaron trabajos en las dos microcuencas hidrograficas en las que se ubican las obras realizadas por la CFE, las

  13. Los equinodermos (Echinodermata de bahía Chamela, Jalisco, México The echinoderms (Echinodermata from bahía Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Full Text Available Cuarenta especies de equinodermos fueron recolectadas en las zonas intermareal y submareal somero de 14 sitios de bahía Chamela. Destacan 7 nuevos registros para la costa de Jalisco. Los análisis de escalonamiento multidimensional no métrico y el índice de similitud de Jaccard permitieron identificar grupos y entidades aisladas de acuerdo a la contribución y frecuencia de las especies de 4 clases de equinodermos en los sitios de la bahía y en otras localidades del Pacífico tropical mexicano (PTM. La mayor similitud se presentó con las localidades del golfo de California. Los índices de distinción taxonómica promedio (Δ+ y su variación (Λ+ fueron utilizados para analizar la diversidad de equinodermos en los niveles de especie, género, familia, orden y clase para cada sitio de la bahía y para distintas localidades del PTM de acuerdo al número de jerarquías taxonómicas de alto orden y la variabilidad en su diversidad taxonómica. La riqueza de especies de Chamela representa el 20% de la diversidad total de equinodermos de las zonas intermareal y submareal somero del PTM, lo que indica su importancia en la contribución a la diversidad taxonómica de la región.Forty species of echinoderms were collected in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zones of 14 sites of bahía Chamela. Of particular importance are 7 new records of species for the coast of Jalisco. A nonmetric multidimensional scaling analysis and the Jaccard's similarity index identified different groups and isolated entities according to the contribution and the frequency of species of 4 classes of echinoderms in the bay and in other localities of the Mexican Tropical Pacific (MTP. The highest similarity of species was with the localities of the Gulf of California. The indices of average taxonomic distinctness (Δ+ and the variation in the taxonomic distinctness (Λ+ were estimated to analyze the diversity of echinoderms at the taxonomic levels of species, genus, family

  14. The Geological Trace Of The 1932 Tsunamis In The Tropical Jalisco-Colima Coast, Mexico

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    Ramirez-Herrera, M.; Blecher, L.; Goff, J. R.; Corona, N.; Chague-Goff, C.; Lagos, M.; Hutchinson, I.; Aguilar, B.; Goguitchaichrili, A.; Machain-Castillo, M. L.; Rangel, V.; Zawadzki, A.; Jacobsen, G.

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    The study and preservation of tsunami deposits have being challenging in humid tropical environments. While tsunami deposits have been widely studied at temperate latitudes, few studies assess this problem in tropical environments due to the difficulties intrinsic to these places (e.g. tsunami deposit preservation, post-burial changes in a tropical environment, mangrove vegetation, difficult access, wildlife, among others). Here we assess the problem of tsunami-deposits preservation on the Jalisco-Colima tropical coast of Mexico, which parallels the more than 1000-km long Mexican subduction, where historical accounts indicate the occurrence of two significant tsunamis on June 3 and 22, 1932 (Corona and Ramírez-Herrera, 2012a, Valdivia et al., 2012). However, up to date, no geological evidence of these events has been reported. We present geological evidence of two large tsunamis related to the June 3, M 8.2 earthquake, and the June 22, Ms 6.9 landslide-triggering event of 1932 (Corona and Ramírez-Herrera, 2012a, b). A multiproxy approach was applied to unravel the nature of anomalous sand units and sharp basal contacts in the stratigraphy of a number of sites at Palo Verde estuary, El Tecuán swales and marsh, and La Manzanilla swales, on the Jalisco-Colima coast. Lines of evidence including historical, geomorphological, stratigraphic, grain size, organic matter content, microfossils (diatoms and foraminifera), geochemical content, magnetic susceptibility and AMS analyses, together with dating (210Pb and 14C), and modeling, corroborate the presence of tsunami deposits of both the 3 June 1932 tsunami at El Tecuán and La Manzanilla, and the 22 June 1932 tsunami at Palo Verde. Further evidence of earlier tsunamis, at least four events, is also evident in the stratigraphy. Work in progress should reveal the chronology of the earliest tsunamis and their origin. Corona, N., M.T. Ramirez-Herrera. (2012a) Mapping and historical reconstruction of the great Mexican 1932

  15. Crustal Structure across Rivera Plate and Jalisco Block (MEXICO): TsuJal Project

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    Nuñez-Cornu, F. J.; Nunez, D.; Barba, D. C., Sr.; Trejo, E.; Escalona, F.; Danobeitia, J.; Gutierrez Pena, Q. J.

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    Located on the western margin of Mexico, the collision zone between Rivera, Cocos and North American plates is a complex tectonic collage with high seismic hazards and potential tsunamigenic sources. During the spring of 2014, within the framework of TSUJAL project, Spanish and Mexican scientists investigated this region with the main objective of defining the crustal architecture of this active margin and recognizing potential structural sources that can trigger earthquakes and tsunamis at the convergence between Rivera plate-Jalisco block with the North American Plate. To achieve these goals, a wide-ranging of geophysical data was acquired in this region both offshore and onshore. In this paper, we present the preliminary results obtained from this project about bathymetric, structural geology and wide-angle seismic data of the southern coast of Bahía de Banderas. A crustal P-wave velocity model for the southern coast of Bahía de Banderas was obtained using WAS data recorded by OBS and land seismic stations for more than 150 km across Rivera Plate and Jalisco Block. The thickness of the slab in this area is about 10 km and presents a dip angle about 8º. Continental crustal thickness below Puerto Vallarta is about 20 km, no evidence of continental Moho was found in this study. This model support that due to the convergence of Rivera Plate against Jalisco Block, the region of Bahía de Banderas is under strong crustal stresses that generate structural lineaments and have the same trends offshore and inland. Most of the seismicity reported can be associated to the main structural lineaments. The Banderas Canyon apparently is in an opening process from west to east, which seems to continue through the Rio Pitillal river valley. There is no seismic or morphological evidence to consider that the Banderas Canyon is a continuation of Vallarta Graben.South of María Cleofas Island, the SC marks the limit between RP and JB, possibly being the result of the RP against JB

  16. Coarse-scale spatial and ecological analysis of tuberculosis in cattle: an investigation in Jalisco, Mexico

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    Horacio Zendejas-Martínez

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available We have tested the hypothesis that coarse-scale environmental features are associated with spatial variation in bovine tuberculosis (BTB prevalence, based on extensive sampling and testing of cattle in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Ecological niche models were developed to summarize relationships between BTB occurrences and aspects of climate, topography and surface. Model predictions, however, reflected the distributions of dairy cattle versus beef cattle, and the non-random nature of sampling any cattle, but did not succeed in detecting environmental correlates at spatial resolutions of 1 km. Given that the tests employed seek any predictivity better than random expectations, making the finding of no environmental associations conservative, we conclude that BTB prevalence is independent of coarsescale environmental features.

  17. Seguridad Pública, Justicia Penal y Derechos Humanos en el Estado de Jalisco (1995-2002)

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    2003-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende llevar a cabo un análisis crítico sobre la seguridad pública, la justicia penal y los derechos humanos como política pública en el Estado de Jalisco, durante la gestión de los dos gobiernos de alternancia encabezados por el Partido Acción Nacional (PAN). En particular, se centra en los asuntos críticos que ponen en entredicho la vigencia del Estado de Derecho, así como en la identificación de tendencias que condicionan el diseño y la ejecución de la denominada política c...

  18. Acceso y usos de internet en el occidente de México: el caso de Jalisco

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    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo representa una aproximación inicial a la presencia de la internet en una región de México. El estudio muestra la penetración de la red y los usos más recurrentes entre los internautas del estado de Jalisco. El fenómeno se analiza en el contexto de las tendencias más amplias de "consumo mediático" que imperan en la entidad. El análisis se deriva de los resultados de una encuesta, elaborada en 2006, que evalúa el peso de los medios de comunicación, los usos y las pre...

  19. Variaciones regionales de la mortalidad por homicidios en Jalisco, México

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    Vega-López María Guadalupe

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio busca describir las variaciones regionales de la mortalidad por homicidios en el estado de Jalisco, México, en 1989-1991, 1994-1996 y 1999-2000, analizando a su vez el comportamiento de la tasa de homicidios según género y estratos de bienestar socioeconómico. A partir de la información sobre mortalidad generada por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía y Informática, se calcularon tasas ajustadas por edad y género e índices de sobremortalidad masculina. Además, se calcularon razones de tasa y su intervalo de confianza (95%. Los resultados reflejan que la tasa de homicidios presenta una tendencia decreciente en los años 90; que existe un patrón regional de la mortalidad por homicidios, observándose las tasas más altas en regiones periféricas del estado consideradas entre las más pobres; que los municipios ubicados en el estrato de bienestar más bajo presentan un exceso de mortalidad por homicidios estadísticamente significativo, y que hay una evidente sobremortalidad masculina por esta causa. Aspectos como los antes descritos implican tareas y desafíos para la salud pública y para los organismos encargados de preservar la ley y el orden, entre ellos la necesidad de implementar políticas intersectoriales diferenciadas, que tomen en consideración las particularidades que rodean al homicidio y al crimen violento en Jalisco.

  20. Prediction of cutability of beef carcasses processed in Jalisco State, Mexico

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    J. M. Zorrilla-Ríos

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    Full Text Available En un estudio previo se reportó la factibilidad de utilizar, en condiciones locales, ecuaciones disponibles de predicción de cortabilidad con base en kilogramos (TRC, o expresada como porcentaje de la canal (TRYD de bovino. Todas las ecuaciones consideradas incluyen variables obtenidas en el cuarteo de una media canal, lo que representa una limitante para su adopción en regiones del país (el estado de Jalisco incluido, en donde la evaluación de las canales —previa a su comercialización— se lleva a cabo sin el cuarteo de la media canal. Esta condición marca la necesidad de disponer de ecuaciones de predicción que no se sustenten en variables generadas con el cuarteo de la media canal, lo que se convirtió en el objetivo de esta investigación. Las ecuaciones de predicción propuestas se basan en los datos obtenidos de la fabricación tipo corte español, de treinta canales de toretes cruza indefinida cebú-europeo y menores a 36 meses de edad, procesadas en condiciones comerciales en una carnicería del municipio de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. El peso de la canal fría mostró una correlación positiva (r=0.98 con el rendimiento de cortes expresados en kilogramos. Un modelo matemático de predicción del peso de los cortes comerciales mostró que la variable de peso de la canal, por sí sola, explicó el 95.60% de la varianza estimada, por lo que se propone como ecuación de predicción bajo estas condiciones.

  1. Historic and ancient tsunamis uncovered on the Jalisco-Colima Pacific coast, the Mexican subduction zone

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    Ramírez-Herrera, María Teresa; Bógalo, María Felicidad; Černý, Jan; Goguitchaichvili, Avto; Corona, Néstor; Machain, María Luisa; Edwards, Arturo Carranza; Sosa, Susana

    2016-04-01

    Research on extreme wave events such as tsunamis using the geological record in areas of infrequent and or small magnitude earthquakes can aid in extending the long-term history and recurrence intervals of large events. This information is valuable for risk management and community preparedness in coastal areas. Here we investigate tsunami deposits on the Jalisco coast of Mexico that overlies the subducting Rivera Plate under the North American plate, an area due for a large thrust earthquake and potential tsunami. Here, we apply a full battery of rock-magnetic analyses that also include a detailed AMS study and other typically applied proxies in tsunami deposits research. We present evidence to demonstrate that anomalous sand units with sharp basal contacts at La Manzanilla, Tenacatita Bay, and El Tecuán shore sites on the Jalisco coast may be the products of tsunamis generated by known historical (Ms 8.2 earthquake of 3 June 1932) and other earlier tsunamigenic earthquakes. A sandy unit with a sharp basal contact, flame structures at the base, rip-up clasts at La Manzanilla, and four sand units with sharp basal contact overlying buried soils at El Tecuán, together with other proxies, such as magnetic properties and others, suggest tsunami deposits. 210Pb dating of sediments slightly above the upper sand layer indicate an age A.D. 1935 ± 11 at El Tecuán. Historical accounts of tsunami inundation at both sites provide further evidence that this is most probably the result of the 3 June 1932 tsunami. Hence this study may provide the first evidence of a tsunami triggered by this earthquake and also of three probable predecessors. Further evidence of at least three earlier tsunamis that occurred since the fifteenth century is also evident in the stratigraphy. These events may correspond to events listed in historical archives, namely the 1563, 1816, and/or the 1818 events.

  2. Contracting private sector providers for public sector health services in Jalisco, Mexico: perspectives of system actors

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    González Luz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Contracting out health services is a strategy that many health systems in the developing world are following, despite the lack of decisive evidence that this is the best way to improve quality, increase efficiency and expand coverage. A large body of literature has appeared in recent years focusing on the results of several contracting strategies, but very few papers have addressed aspects of the managerial process and how this can affect results. Case description This paper describes and analyses the perceptions and opinions of managers and workers about the benefits and challenges of the contracting model that has been in place for almost 10 years in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Both qualitative and quantitative information was collected. An open-ended questionnaire was used to obtain information from a group of managers, while information provided by a self-selected group of workers was collected via a closed-ended questionnaire. The analysis contrasted the information obtained from each source. Discussion and Evaluation Findings show that perceptions of managers and workers vary for most of the items studied. For managers the model has been a success, as it has allowed for expansion of coverage based on a cost-effective strategy, while for workers the model also possesses positive elements but fails to provide fair labour relationships, which negatively affects their performance. Conclusion Perspectives of the two main groups of actors in Jalisco's contracting model are important in the design and adjustment of an adequate contracting model that includes managerial elements to give incentives to worker performance, a key element necessary to achieve the model's ultimate objectives. Lessons learnt from this study could be relevant for the experience of contracting models in other developing countries.

  3. LA FLORIDA: UN CENTRO DE CONTROL EN LA REGIÓN DE BOLAÑOS, ZACATECAS Y JALISCO (La Florida: A control center in the region of Bolaños, Zacatecas and Jalisco)

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    Carlos López C.; M.ª Teresa Cabrero G.

    2009-01-01

    Las excavaciones en el sitio arqueológico La Florida, Zacatecas, tuvieron como objetivo confirmar que la hipótesis planteada al inicio del proyecto arqueológico fue correcta al sugerir que un grupo procedente del centro de Jalisco ocupó el cañón de Bolaños con el propósito de establecer una ruta de intercambio comercial que uniera el centro de Jalisco con el norte de México. Dicha hipótesis se basó en la presencia de un patrón arquitectónico circular y tumbas de tiro, ambos rasgos presentes t...

  4. Adaptive municipal electronic forms

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    Kuiper, Pieter; Dijk, van Betsy; Bondarouk, Tanya; Ruël, Huub; Guiderdoni-Jourdain, Karine; Oiry, Ewan

    2009-01-01

    Adaptation of electronic forms (e-forms) seems to be a step forward to reduce the burden for people who fill in forms. Municipalities more and more offer e-forms online that can be used by citizens to request a municipal product or service or by municipal employees to place a request on behalf of a

  5. Support networks of women victims of partner violence in Jalisco (Mexico) [La red de apoyo en mujeres víctimas de violencia contra la pareja en el estado de Jalisco (México)

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    Cristina Estrada Pineda; Juan Bautista Herrero Olaizola; Francisco Javier Rodríguez Díaz

    2012-01-01

    The main goal of the present research is to identify the support networks of women victims of partner violence paying attention to both sources and type of support provided. Information about network support from 204 participants living in Guadalajara (Jalisco, México) was obtained using the Relationship-specific Perceived Social Support (Gracia & Herrero, 2004). Cluster analysis revealed that the most frequent type of support network included friends as the main source of social support. Two...

  6. Ataques de cocodrilo de río (Crocodylus acutus en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México: presentación de cinco casos American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus attacks in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México: Presentation of five cases

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    F.G. Cupul-Magaña

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan cinco casos de ataques por cocodrilos a personas, sin consecuencias fatales, en la región de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México (2007-2010. En cuatro de los casos, la víctima sufrió amputación del miembro superior o inferior, y en un caso sólo resultó con mordeduras avulsivas en el brazo. Con la documentación de estos cinco casos, el número de ataques por cocodrilo americano (Crocodylus acutus en la costa del estado mexicano de Jalisco durante los últimos 52 años es de entre 30 y 31. Los resultados muestran un incremento en los ataques entre 0,57 y 0,59 por año. Se describen los casos y se proponen explicaciones sobre los posibles motivos de los ataques por parte de los cocodrilos.Five cases of non-fatal crocodile attacks on people in the region of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico (2007-2010 are presented. In four cases the victim suffered amputation of upper or lower extremity, but only in one case the victim resulted in bitten on the arm. With the documentation of these five cases, the number of attacks by American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus in the coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco for the past 52 years is between 30 and 31. The results show an increase in crocodile attacks from 0,57 to 0,59 per year. We describe the cases and suggest possible explanations for the crocodile's attacks.

  7. Salvia carreyesii, Salvia ibugana and Salvia ramirezii (Lamiaceae), three new species from Jalisco, Mexico Salvia carreyesii, Salvia ibugana y Salvia ramirezii (Lamiaceae), tres nuevas especies de Jalisco, México

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    Jesús Guadalupe González-Gallegos; José Antonio Vázquez-García; Miguel de Jesús Cházaro-Basáñez

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    Three new species from Jalisco, Mexico, are described and illustrated. These species grow in tropical or in tropical and temperate transitional forests. The 3 species belong to Salvia L. subgenus Calosphace (Benth.) Benth. Salvia carreyesii J. G. González is morphologically similar with section Briquetia Epling. It is characterized by the contrasting vegetative morphology between mature and immature individuals, its relatively large and sessile or sub-sessile leaves (the uppermost amplexicaul...

  8. Diversidad y diferenciación de la educación superior (nivel licenciatura) en Jalisco

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    2003-01-01

    Mediante el estudio de caso de Jalisco, este artículo analiza el proceso de diversifica-ción y diferenciación, producto de factores externos e internos, que ha seguido la educación superior (en el nivel licenciatura) en México. Se hace hincapié en los as-pectos internos derivados del proceso histórico que siguió la educación superior enJalisco, así como en las políticas públicas internacionales y nacionales concernientesa la educación superior. El artículo se fundamenta en dos conceptos: a) l...

  9. Imaging the Jalisco Block and Rivera Plate from Seismicity and Wide Angle Seismic Data from TsuJal Project

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    Núñez-Cornú, Francisco J.; Cordoba, Diego; Núñez, Diana; Gutierrez Peña, Quiriart; Escudero, Christian; Zamora Camacho, Araceli; José Dañobeitia, Juan; Bartolomé, Rafael

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    A crustal model for the northern coast of Jalisco have been obtained from wide angle seismic data from Tsujal experiment using data collected by portable stations and the Jalisco Seismic and Accelerometric Network (RESAJ) permanent seismic stations. This model has been compare with data from the local seismicity recorded in the frame of the project "Mapping the Riviera Subduction Zone" (MARS); a temporary seismic network that was installed in the states of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán between January 2006 and June 2007, and the data collected from RESAJ. A relocation of all MARS events using Hypo71 and the P-wave velocity model used by the RESAJ. The dataset comprise more than 2,000 earthquakes with local magnitude between 1.4 and 5.9 and depths between 1.0 and 109 km. Some crustal seismicity alignments are observed on the Jalisco Block. The geometry of the slabs is different; both are clearly separated beneath the Colima Graben. The northerly Rivera plate exhibits a curvature or bend, possibly the result of an oblique suduction process, dipping from the trench with an angle of about 10° just south of Bahía Banderas to a dip angle of 25° at the Eastern contact with the Colima Graben. We have produced profiles parallel to the trench, in a profile along the shore line and a second one 50 km inland. A subduction dip angle of 12° towards the SE direction is observed in the Rivera plate in profiles inland from Bahia de Banderas to the Colima Graben, but the seismicity ceases to define the plate for more westerly profiles which enounter the graben.

  10. Prevalence of Dementia, Emotional State and Physical Performance among Older Adults in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Velázquez-Brizuela, Irma E.; Ortiz, Genaro G.; Lucia Ventura-Castro; Árias-Merino, Elva D.; Fermín P. Pacheco-Moisés; Macías-Islas, Miguel A.

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    Background. Dementia affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Depression, is common in older adults with dementia. The concomitance of dementia and depression increases disability with impaired activities of daily living (ADL), increasing the chances of institutionalization and mortality. Methods. Cross-sectional study of a population 60 years and older who live in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. A total of 1142 persons were assessed regarding their cognitive function, emotio...

  11. Esco in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to discuss the possible benefits of involving Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in realising energy savings in municipalities, and how ESCO projects can be formulated very differently in the various municipalities, according to building volume, use of technologies...... municipalities see an in-house approach as a better alternative. Approach (Theory/Methodology): Our research is based on literature studies and on qualitative interviews with Danish municipalities carrying out ESCO projects, as well as with ESCO providers. Results: Our studies suggest that different ESCO......, energy savings, type of collaboration etc. Background: Since 2008, several Danish municipalities have started energy retrofitting of municipal buildings, based on contracts with Energy Service Companies. In spite of the strong growth of ESCOs, there is also widespread scepticism about ESCO, as many...

  12. Designing a Municipality

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    Jungersen, Ulrik; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

    Can a municipality be designed? The municipality Kolding in the southern part of Denmark asked this question. The idea emerged as a response to a recognized need for new ways of branding and developing the municipality. It is an ongoing process that was kicked off in 2012 and this paper is...... therefore focusing primarily on the process of changing the perception of how to organize development in a municipality. The most important elements in transforming the whole development setup are described. Finally, a short case describing one of the significant results is included....

  13. [Water birds from Agua Dulce lake and El Ermitaño estuary, Jalisco, Mexico].

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    Hernández Vázquez, Salvador

    2005-01-01

    Waterbird abundance, and seasonal and spatial distribution, were studied in two natural water pools at Jalisco, Mexico, from December 1997 through November 1998. Maximum monthly abundance in Agua Dulce lake and El Ermitaño estuary was 86 471 birds (29 686 in Agua Dulce and 56 785 in Ermitaño), with a total cummulative abundance of 179 808 individuals (66 976 in Agua Dulce and 112 832 in Ermitaño). A total of 87 waterbirds species were recorded, 78 in Agua Dulce and 73 in Ermitaño. The higher species richness and abundance was observed during winter, when migratory species arrived. Most species prefered shallow waters, except seabirds which prefered protected areas such as dunes in Agua Dulce. Other groups, like clucks and related species. prefered low salinity areas, for example in the south-east area of Ermitaño. The higher abundance of the shorehirds was found when the water level on the estuary was low. Herons were seen often at areas with high salinity and influenced by tides (e.g. mouth of Ermitaño). PMID:17354436

  14. On the Sound Environment of the City of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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    R. R. Boullosa

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available An exploration of the sound environment in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, is presented. A series of interviews were held with 19 residents, of which 7 were undergraduate students, related to the perception of sound in or around places of different zones in the so-called “Viejo Vallarta” (“Old Vallarta”.The purpose was twofold, firstly, to explore the ideas people have relating to the sounds they hear in the city -and in general, the ideas they have relating to peace and tranquility and its possible relation with the sound environment-; secondly, to identify some zones or places that have a particular sound environment - positive or negative. Natural sounds emerged as an important part of the sound identity of the Vallarta region and they seem to be highlyappreciated even when the sound levels are high. Sounds related to nature emerged in all interviews: bird calls, sound of wind rustling through trees, sound of breaking sea waves, etc. The interviewees identified places or zones with a negative sonic identity due to disagreeable or high intensity sounds; traffic flow, and mostly the urban bus, is to be blamed for in the main (some mentioned radios at high volume. A series of sound levels (dBA re 20 μPa at threedifferent times of the year: February, April, and October, 2009 were measured in some locations mentioned by the interviewees. The average sound levels found on those locations considered as having a disagreeable identity were the highest.

  15. Escenario sobre el Autismo en Jalisco desde la Legislación actual.

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    Roberto Govela Espinosa

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El día 30 de abril del 2015 se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, la Ley General para la Atención y Protección a Personas con el Espectro Autista. Un día antes la Cámara de Diputados declaró el 2 de abril como el Día Nacional de la Integración de las Personas con Autismo. Ambos acontecimientos son importantes avances en el apoyo al desarrollo social de las personas con autismo, pero ¿Cuáles son las condiciones socioculturales, y educativas en que viven los menores de edad que tienen la condición autista en el estado de Jalisco? Para analizar esto se realizará una investigación documental de tipo exploratorio – porque desafortunadamente no hay mucha información al respecto - en base a los datos oficiales existente

  16. Chemical composition of marine sediments in the Pacific Ocean from Sinaloa to Jalisco, Mexico

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    Marine sediments from Mexico's West coast in the Pacific Ocean from Sinaloa to Jalisco were analyzed by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technique. Ten sediment samples were collected in May, 2010 between 55.5 and 1264 m water depth with a Reinneck type box nucleate sampler. Sediments were dried and fractioned by granulometry. Their physical and chemical properties were determined in laboratory by standard methods, pH, and conductivity. Concentration and distribution of K, Ca, Ti Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ga, Pb, Br and Sr were analyzed. In order to determine the status of the elements, enrichment factors were calculated. Total, organic carbon and CaCO3 were also determined. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction show predominant groups of compounds. As quality-control method, Certified Reference Material was both processed and analyzed at even conditions. Enrichment factors for K, Ca, Ti, Mn Fe, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ni, and Sr show they are conservative elements having concentrations in the range of unpolluted sites giving a base data line for the sampling zone In spite of moderately enrichment factors -1) and enrichment factor show the influence of anthropogenic sources with values between lowest effect level and a third part of 250 μg g-1value, which is considered to have severe effect levels for aquatic life. (author)

  17. Tectonic significance of an earthquake sequence in the Zacoalco half-graben, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Pacheco, Javier F.; Mortera-Gutiérrez, Carlos A.; Delgado, Hugo; Singh, Shri K.; Valenzuela, Raúl W.; Shapiro, Nicolai M.; Santoyo, Miguel A.; Hurtado, Alejandro; Barrón, Ricardo; Gutiérrez-Moguel, Esteban

    1999-11-01

    We studied a sequence of small earthquakes that occurred during the months of April and May of 1997, in Jalisco, southwestern Mexico. The earthquakes were located along a set of active faults that form the Zacoalco half-graben (La Lima fault system), west of Lake Chapala, within the rift-rift-rift triple junction. A total of 33 events were located, with magnitudes ranging from 1.5 to 3.5, recorded by a portable array of broadband seismographs. We identified two groups of events: one corresponding to a shallow normal fault, synthetic to La Lima fault system, and another group associated with a deeper fault. The events that occurred on the synthetic fault show normal faulting oriented on a NW-SE plane, dipping shallowly towards the SW. The other group of mechanisms showed either a normal fault oriented NW-SE and dipping steeply to the NE, or a very shallow-dipping normal fault, dipping to the SW. Earthquake distribution and fault plane solutions suggest that the Zacoalco half-graben developed from blocks that rotate as slip occurs on listric faults. These mechanisms could represent the type of motion expected for larger earthquakes in the area, like the one that occurred in 1568.

  18. Desarrollo convergente municipal entre estados contiguos a Nayarit y Sinaloa

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    Eduardo Meza-Ramos

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El análisis del crecimiento económico registra disparidades sectoriales que se manifiestan en el interior de los países, entre las áreas urbanas y las rurales; entre las regiones prósperas y las rezagadas. En México la política de liberalización comercial no se ha visto reflejada de manera generalizada en la riqueza de la población. Se evaluó la hipótesis de convergencia en el ámbito municipal de los estados de Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora y Zacatecas; por los datos considerados en el estudio se puede argumentar la existencia de convergencia ¿ y ¿, pues en promedio, la desviación estándar en el año 1989 fue de 1.73 y disminuyó a 1.31 en 2006. La convergencia ¿ describe una relación negativa con un valor absoluto de su estadístico mayor a 2; con 95% de confianza. Cabe señalar que se cuenta con políticas sociales y sectoriales pero se carece de políticas públicas que promuevan el desarrollo regional.

  19. Representación social que los adolescentes de Jalisco, México, tienen de la detección precoz del cáncer de mama

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    Amparo Tapia Curiel; Martha Villaseñor Farías; Bertha Lidia Nuño Gutiérrez; Aída Araceli Rodríguez Carlos; Efraín Salas González; José Luis López López,

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: Mostrar la representación social que tienen de la detección precoz del cáncer de mama los adolescentes de Jalisco, México. Diseño: Cualitativo transversal, tipo analítico-interpretativo y fundamentado en la teoría de las representaciones sociales. Muestreo no probabilístico. Emplazamiento: Contacto con escuelas de nivel educativo básico de 7 municipios del Estado de Jalisco, México, a través de diversas instituciones gubernamentales y educativas. Participantes: Ciento trein...

  20. Analyzing changes in the beef cattle ranching communities of acatic and tepatitlan de morelos, jalisco, Mexico related to land cover and climate variability

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    Trevino-Pena, Melva B.

    The impacts of climate change on the environment at the global scale can be determined through the use of large-scale circulation models; however, the results from these models are difficult to interpret at the regional or local levels. Regional vulnerability analyses consider the knowledge of locals, which may provide insight into the effects of climate variability on the environment at smaller scales, and most importantly, the effects that these developments are having on society. The objective of this research was to analyze the vulnerability to climate variability of the beef cattle ranching communities of the municipalities of Acatic and of Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico. These municipalities are found in a region of the state referred to as "Los Altos". The economy of Los Altos largely relies on agricultural and farming practices; these sectors provide the largest source of employment in the area. In the two municipalities that comprise the study area, the beef cattle industry is one of the strongest economic activities. Climate variability poses great threat on these communities because the main economic activities of the region are highly dependent on natural resources. To have a better understanding of the human-environment interactions in this region, remote sensing methods were applied. Three Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images (years: 1985, 1993 and 2000) were employed to generate land use and land cover classification maps of the study area; these maps were then subjected to a change detections analysis. Some of the land use and land cover categories experienced more change than others; among those was the category of water, shrub land and crop land. The area covered by water nearly doubled from 1985 to 1993 and then nearly decreased by half by the year 2000. From 1985 to 1993, here was a decrease in the shrub land of about 1200 ha and concurrently an increase in the crop land of about 1400 ha. From 1993 to 2000 there was an increase in the

  1. Landscape changes in a coastal system undergoing tourism development: implications for Barra de Navidad Lagoon, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Tara L. Holland; José Mariscal Romero; Robin Davidson-Arnott; Jeffrey Cardille

    2011-01-01

    Por medio de dos imágenes de satélite adquiridas en 1985 (Landsat TM) y 2000 (Landsat ETM+), se analizan cuantitativamente los patrones de cambio de cobertura y uso del suelo ocurridos entre 1985 y 2000 en la laguna de Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, México y su cuenca de drenaje. El análisis de las imágenes se realizó mediante una clasificación supervisada y verificación en campo de seis categorías de uso/cobertura de suelo: lagunar, agricultura, selva seca tropical, manglar y sin vegetación. Los...

  2. Consideraciones geomorfológías sobre la Sierra Madre Occidental en el norte de Jalisco, México

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    Rosier Omar Barrera R.

    2002-01-01

    El presente análisis del espacio geográfico tiene como punto de partida a la Geomorfología, que se ocupa de la génesis y de la evolución de las formas del relieve. Esta definición presenta dos elementos esenciales, el relieve y la forma. El primero es resultado de procesos geológicos y el segundo de procesos morfoclimáticos. La intención de este trabajo radica en la necesidad de dar a conocer las características de las estructuras de relieve en el norte del estado de Jalisco, cuyo...

  3. Tectónica de placas y la Evolución del Bloque Jalisco, México

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    Stock, Joann M.

    1993-01-01

    El Bloque Jalisco representa lo que se reconoce como un bloque tectónico, o microplaca, mas o mer os rigido (Fig. 1a). Sabemos que se mueve de manera independiente con respecto a las placas circundantes (Rivera y Norte America) a traves de dos zonas de deformación continental (el rift o graben de Tepic-Zacoalco y el rift o graben de Colima) ya lo largo de una zona de subduccion en su límite costero con la placa oceanica de Rivera. Los rifts de Tepic-Zacoalco y de Co...

  4. Acuacultura rural en la Costa Sur de Jalisco: caso de estudio

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    M. García-Ulloa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La acuicultura ha contribuido desde siempre a la mitigación de la pobreza en áreas rurales cuya subsistencia depende parcial o totalmente de actividades acuícolas, ya sea de extracción o producción. En base a dicho fundamento, se realizó un ciclo de cultivo de tilapia en jaulas en el embalse concesionado a la comunidad de Las Guásimas, Jalisco, para evaluar su potencial de producción y para establecer una alternativa laboral afín a la pesca tradicional que ahí se practica, bajo la supervisión in situ, del personal de un centro de investigación. Bajo condiciones de baja salinidad en el agua, se observó un adecuado crecimiento promedio de los animales (1.2 g/d sin presentar enfermedades. Los peces alcanzaron la talla mínima de venta (> 150 g en 81 días de cultivo, logrando un 90% de supervivencia final. Despuésde la cosecha y venta de todos los peces cultivados, se discuten aspectos de producción (densidad, costos, uso de organismos monosexo, etcétera, sociales (generación de empleos, inclusión de adolescentes y mujeres en el proceso de producción, entre otros y se identifican problemáticas operativas de diversa índole (limitantes del lugar, formalización en la participación de los miembros de la cooperativa, etcétera, ubicando el cultivo de tilapia en jaulas como una alternativa real y patente con necesidad de apoyo inmediato por parte de programas privados o gubernamentales integrales para mejorar la calidad de vida de comunidades rurales.

  5. Estimación de la exposición a fluoruros en Los Altos de Jalisco, México Estimation of exposure to fluoride in "Los Altos de Jalisco", México

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    Roberto Hurtado-Jiménez

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar la exposición a fluoruros y riesgos potenciales a la salud humana en Los Altos de Jalisco, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se midió electroquímicamente la concentración de fluoruros en 105 pozos y seis tomas de agua potable, en los Altos de Jalisco, de mayo a julio de 2002. Se estimó la dosis de exposición y la ingestión total de fluoruros para: bebés de 10 kg, niños de 20 kg y adultos de 70 kg. RESULTADOS: La concentración de fluoruros en las muestras de agua varió entre 0.1 y 17.7 mg/l. El 45% de las muestras excede el límite permitido por la normatividad (1.5 mg/l. La ingestión total y dosis de exposición a fluoruros estimados están en los rangos de 0.5-18.4 mg/d y 0.04-1.8 mg/kg/d, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: Una parte importante de la población está expuesta a fluorosis dental, fluorosis esquelética y fracturas óseas. Para reducir los riesgos se debe evitar el consumo de sal fluorada, pastas dentales con flúor y agua potable cuya concentración de fluoruros sea mayor de 0.7 mg/l.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the level of fluoride exposure and human health risks in Los Altos de Jalisco (Jalisco State Heights region. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted between May and July 2002. The fluoride concentrations of 105 water wells and six tap water samples were electrochemically measured. Exposure doses to fluoride and total intake of fluoride were estimated for babies (10 kg, children (20 kg, and adults (70 kg. RESULTS: The fluoride concentration of the water samples ranged from 0.1 to 17.7 mg/l. More than 45% of the water samples exceeded the national guideline value for fluoride of 1.5 mg/l. The estimated values of the exposure doses to fluoride and total intake of fluoride were in the range of 0.04-1.8 mg/kg/d and 0.5-18.4 mg/d, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, and bone fractures are some of the potential health risks due to the intake of high doses of fluoride for the

  6. Municipal Building Energy Usage

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This data set contains energy use data from 2009-2014 for 139 municipally operated buildings. Metrics include: Site & Source EUI, annual electricity, natural...

  7. Characterization and Relocation of Seismic Clusters in the Area of Bahia de Banderas, Jalisco-Nayarit, Mexico

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    Rutz Lopez, M.; Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Carmona, E.

    2004-12-01

    We analysed the seismic activity that took place the year of 2003 in the area of Bahia de Banderas, between the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, registrated with a local network of 7 stations, which belongs to the Civil Defence of Jalisco and the University of Guadalajara. 400 events have been located, in these earthquakes we identified some series of a similar waveforms. For defining this similarity between seismic events and in order to classify them into clusters, we have applied the cross-correlation method of the P and S arrivals. We found a fourth part of epicentres gathered into 15 clusters of 3-25 events. For some clusters we used relocations relative to a master event. Located south of Bahia de Banderas exist clusters aligned along structures trending N-S in the area of Tuito. This trend agrees with the topographic relief of the area. Other clustes can be related with active tectonic structures at north of Cajon de Peñas dam (Tomatlan). Another cluster was identified at the East, Amatlan de Cañas-Ameca area, and one more in the center of the Bahia de Banderas.

  8. Representative of the municipality

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    Full text of publication follows. The decommissioning of the Vandellos-I nuclear power plant was a big challenge for the host community of Vandellos i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant and the close-by region. Closing down of the facility resulted in a rise of unemployment and a decrease of municipal income. The public was concerned with three issues: safety, transparency and information about the decommissioning, and economic future. Therefore, from the very beginning, municipal governments entered into negotiations with ENRESA on socio-economic benefits, including local employment in dismantling activities, and other types of financial and non-financial compensation. The ADE business association, i.e. a network of business organisations was created that guided the allotment of work to local firms. To satisfy public demand, local municipalities focused on the triad of safety, dialogue and local development, considered the three 'pillars of trust'. A Municipal Monitoring Commission was created, made up of representatives of affected municipalities, the regional government, the ADE business association, trade unions, the local university, the NPP management and ENRESA to monitor the dismantling process and regularly inform the local public. Items that were handled by this Commission included: - Work process monitoring. - Workers. - Materials Control. - Conventional and radioactive or contaminated waste management. - Emanation waste management (liquid and gas) - Safety (training and accidents). - Surveillance (radiological and environmental: dust, noise). - Effects. - Fulfillment of agreed conditions. A number of communication tools and channels were used, e.g., public information meetings, an information centre, the municipal magazine, the municipal radio station, and meetings with representatives of the local press. Particularly innovative was the idea to ask academics from the University of Tarragona to help with 'translating' technical information into language that could

  9. Evaluación de la exposición a selenio en Los Altos de Jalisco, México Evaluation of the exposure to selenium in Los Altos de Jalisco, México

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    Roberto Hurtado-Jiménez

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la exposición a selenio (Se vía agua potable en los habitantes de Los Altos de Jalisco. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se determinó la concentración de Se en 125 pozos y se estimaron los niveles de exposición a Se en bebés, niños y adultos. RESULTADOS: La dosis de exposición y la ingestión de Se vía agua potable variaron en los siguientes rangos: a bebés: 1.3-6.7 µg/kg/d y 12.6-67.2 µg/d; b niños: 0.8-4.5 µg/kg/d y 16.8-89.6 µg/d; c adultos: 0.6-3.0 µg/kg/d y 33.6-179.2 µg/d. CONCLUSIONES: En este caso, la exposición a Se representa un riesgo potencial para la salud de la población, ya que en la mayoría de los casos es mayor que la recomendada por organismos internacionales de salud. Sin embargo, no es tan alta como para esperar la ocurrencia de selenosis.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the exposure to selenium in drinking water in Los Altos de Jalisco (Jalisco State Heights. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The concentration of selenium was determined in 125 water wells, and the exposure doses to selenium were estimated for babies, children and adults. RESULTS: The estimated values of the exposure doses to selenium and total intake of selenium were in the following ranges, respectively: (a babies: 1.3-6.7 µg/kg/d and 12.6-67.2 µg/d; (b children: 0.8-4.5 µg/kg/d and 16.8-89.6 µg/d, (c adults: 0.6-3.0 µg/kg/d and 33.6-179.2 µg/d. CONCLUSIONS: The estimated exposure levels to selenium were higher than those recommended as optimum by international health organizations, representing a potential health risk. Nevertheless, estimated values are not high enough to produce selenosis.

  10. Validación de un instrumento para vigilar la inseguridad alimentaria en la Sierra de Manantlán, Jalisco Validation of an instrument to monitor food insecurity in Sierra de Manantlán, Jalisco

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    Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar una versión de la Escala de Seguridad Alimentaria (FSS en comunidades de la Sierra de Manatlán, Jalisco. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Usando grupos focales se modificó la FSS. Posteriormente se aplicó una encuesta a mujeres con niños preescolares. La FSS se validó correlacionándola con el inventario de alimentos del hogar y con la variedad de dieta de la entrevistada. La encuesta incluyó un cuestionario socio-económico. RESULTADOS: El 44% de los hogares indicaron inseguridad alimentaria leve, 33% hambre moderada y 19.7% hambre severa. La inseguridad alimentaria estuvo inversamente correlacionada con el inventario de alimentos (r=-0.36**, alimentos de origen animal (r=-0.28**, lácteos (r=-0.25**, alimentos procesados (r=-0.37**, frutas (r=-0.21* y verduras (r=-0.28**; *pOBJECTIVE: To validate a version of the Food Security Scale (FSS in communities located in Sierra de Manantlán, Jalisco. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using focus groups, the FSS was modified to fit the Mexican context. Subsequently, a survey was applied to women with pre-school aged children. The FSS was validated in correlation with a household food inventory and the dietary variety of the individual being interviewed. The interview also included a socioeconomic questionnaire. RESULTS: Forty-four percent of the households reported mild food insecurity, 33% reported moderate hunger and 19.7% reported severe hunger. Food insecurity was significantly and inversely correlated with the number of food items in the household (r=-0.36**, animal source foods (r=-0.28**, dairy products (r=-0.25*, processed foods (r=-0.37**, fruits (r=-0.21*, and vegetables (r=-0.28**; *p<0.05, **p< 0.01. Food insecurity was also associated with low dietary variety (r=-0.23, p=0.02. These associations were maintained in multivariate models. CONCLUSIONS: The FSS is a useful tool for monitoring food insecurity in rural regions of Jalisco.

  11. Empirical evaluation of confidence and prediction intervals for spatial models of forest structure in Jalisco, Mexico

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    Robin M. Reich; C. Aguirre-Bravo; Vanessa A. Bravo; Martin Mendoza Brise(n)o

    2011-01-01

    In recent years there has been an increasing interest in developing spatial statistical models for data sets that are seemingly spatially independent.This lack of spatial structure makes it difficult, if not impossible to use optimal predictors such as ordinary kriging for modeling the spatial variability in the data.In many instances, the data still contain a wealth of information that could be used to gain flexibility and precision in estimation.In this paper we propose using a combination of regression analysis to describe the large-scale spatial variability in a set of survey data and a tree-based stratification design to enhance the estimation process of the small-scale spatial variability.With this approach,sample units (i.e., pixel of a satellite image) are classified with respect to predictions of error attributes into homogeneous classes, and the classes are then used as strata in the stratified analysis.Independent variables used as a basis of stratification included terrain data and satellite imagery.A decision rule was used to identify a tree size that minimized the error in estimating the variance of the mean response and prediction uncertainties at new spatial locations.This approach was applied to a set of n=937 forested plots from a state-wide inventory conducted in 2006 in the Mexican State of Jalisco.The final models accounted for 62% to 82% of the variability observed in canopy closure (%), basal area (m2·ha-l), cubic volumes (m3·ha-1) and biomass (t·ha-1) on the sample plots.The spatial models provided unbiased estimates and when averaged over all sample units in the population, estimates of forest structure were very close to those obtained using classical estimates based on the sampling strategy used in the state-wide inventory.The spatial models also provided unbiased estimates of model variances leading to confidence and prediction coverage rates close to the 0.95 nominal rate.

  12. Microbiological safety of domestic refrigerators and the dishcloths used to clean them in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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    Macías-Rodríguez, M E; Navarro-Hidalgo, V; Linares-Morales, J R; Olea-Rodríguez, M A; Villarruel-López, A; Castro-Rosas, J; Gómez-Aldapa, C A; Torres-Vitela, M R

    2013-06-01

    Household refrigerators are a potential pathogen contamination source for foods. An evaluation of the microbiological safety of 200 refrigerators in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was made by visual inspection, ATP-bioluminescence levels, indicator microorganisms including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. Additionally, interviews of the owners of the refrigerators were carried out to determine relationships between food storage practices, demographic aspects, and microbiological status. Dishcloths used to clean refrigerators were also analyzed. Operational conditions (cleanliness, fullness, organization, frequency of cleaning, and temperature) were evaluated by trained observers. Results showed deficient cleanliness in 55% of refrigerators, 22% were completely full, 43% very disorganized, 28% were usually cleaned only once in 3 to 6 months, and 53% had internal temperatures >7.1°C. ATP-bioluminescence levels were >300 relative light units on 67 and 74% of shelves and drawers, respectively, indicating that surfaces were dirty according to the luminometer manufacturer. Psychrotrophic aerobic bacteria counts on shelves, drawers, and dishcloths were 6.3, 5.2, and 6.3 log CFU/cm(2); for coliform bacteria, 5.2, 3.9, and 4.7 CFU/cm(2); for E. coli, 3.7, 3.5, and 4.8 CFU/cm(2); and for Staphylococcus aureus, 2.1, 2.5, and 2.3 CFU/cm(2), respectively. L. monocytogenes and Salmonella were isolated from 59.5, 20.5, and 17% and 32.5, 8.0 and 12.5% of shelves, drawers, and dishcloths, respectively. Four Salmonella serotypes and nine serogroups (partially serotyped isolates) were identified. The most prevalent were Salmonella Anatum (39.5%), Salmonella group E1 (19.7%), and Salmonella group E1 monophasic (12.5%). Operational conditions and microbiological status were clearly deficient in sampled refrigerators, highlighting the consequent risk of foodborne disease among users. Educational programs are needed to

  13. Municipal energy managers

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    On 1 and 2 July, municipal energy managers from all over Europe met in Stuttgart, Germany. On these two days, more the 150 participants form 22 countries listened to presentations, took part in excursions to cutting-edge energy conservation projects in Stuttgart and, above all, participated in a broad array of workshops presented by experts firmly grounded in local practice. 27 experts drawn from 11 European countries showcased their projects and imparted their experience. The event has been accompanied by an exhibition of companies and service providers offering energy-conservation products and planning services. The first workshop dealt with energy management in Europe and examples from different active municipalities; the second one with energy management in Germany and best practice in the leading cities; the third one with non-municipal and European projects. (A.L.B.)

  14. Mujeres violentadas durante el embarazo y el parto: experiencias de parteras en Jalisco, México / Women abused during pregnancy and childbirth: experiences and views of midwives from Jalisco, Mexico

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    Martha Villaseñor F

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: explorar la experiencia y perspectiva de parteras con mujeres violentadas durante el embarazo y el parto en Jalisco, México. Metodología: se llevó a cabo un estudio cualitativo en zona rural de Jalisco, México, entre mayo y octubre de 2011 con 24 parteras, utilizando la entrevista individual, modalidad historia de vida pautada y la asamblea participativa regional como técnicas de indagación; posteriormente, los discursos fueron analizados bajo el modelo actancial semiótico. Resultados: familiaridad de las parteras con la violencia hacia la mujer durante el embarazo y el parto, atribuida principalmente a aspectos de género y ruralidad; señalan al binomio violencia-embarazo como factor de riesgo para presentar problemas obstétricos, siendo la violencia física la que más encuentran y a la pareja como principal agresor. Resalta su capacidad de diálogo y escucha activa en identificación de violencia. Refieren posibilidad de ser escuchadas en la generación de acciones frente a este problema. Discusión: necesidad de asumir una postura política estatal sobre la partería, que permita reconocer su papel en la sociedad y la posibilidad de incorporarlas en las acciones que hacen frente al problema de la violencia, y valorar los elementos propios de su ejercicio en la detección y manejo de estas mujeres. Objetive: to explore the experiences and perspectives that a group of midwives from Jalisco, Mexico had with women who were abused during pregnancy and delivery. Methodology: a qualitative study was conducted in a rural zone of Jalisco, Mexico, between May and October 2011 with 24 midwives. The techniques used to obtain the data were: individual interviews, life history, and the participatory regional assembly. After collecting the discourses, these were analyzed using the semiotic actantial model. Results: the midwives are familiar with the violence exercised against women during the pregnancy and birth process; this is mainly

  15. PRESENCIA DE LA CERÁMICA SEUDO-CLOISONNÉ EN LA CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO Y ZACATECAS (Presence of the Pseudo-cloisonné Pottery in the Bolaños Culture, Jalisco and Zacatecas)

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    María Teresa Cabrero G.

    2012-01-01

    La cerámica seudo-cloisonné tuvo una amplia distribución en el mundo prehispánico mexicano a partir de 200 d. C. Se denominó así por la semejanza en la técnica decorativa con el verdadero cloisonné elaborado sobre metal. La presencia de esta técnica poscocción en la cultura Bolaños, ubicada en parte de los estados de Jalisco y Zacatecas, constituyó una prueba más del contacto comercial que existió con la cultura Chalchihuites (noroeste de Zacatecas); a la cual le llegó a través de la ruta de ...

  16. Esco in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2012-01-01

    municipalities see an in-house approach as a better alternative. Approach (Theory/Methodology): Our research is based on literature studies and on qualitative interviews with Danish municipalities carrying out ESCO projects, as well as with ESCO providers. Results: Our studies suggest that different ESCO...... relatively few buildings, energy retrofitting and low investments, the integrative and strategic approach include a higher degree of partnership, a more ambitious building renovation approach, and more innovative understandings of facilities management. We also compare ESCO with energy retrofitting as an in-house...

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    municipalities see an in-house approach as a better alternative. Approach (Theory/Methodology): Our research is based on literature studies and on qualitative interviews with Danish municipalities carrying out ESCO projects, as well as with ESCO providers. Results: Our studies suggest that different ESCO...... relatively few buildings, energy retrofitting and low investments, the integrative and strategic approach include a higher degree of partnership, a more ambitious building renovation approach, and more innovative understandings of facilities management. We also compare ESCO with energy retrofitting as an in-house...

  18. Interpretación de índices antropométricos en niños de Arandas, Jalisco, México Interpretation of anthropometric indices in children of Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Edgar Manuel Vásquez-Garibay

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Valorar el estado de nutrición de niños que asisten al Instituto Alteño para el Desarrollo de Jalisco en Arandas, Jalisco, y discutir los criterios de clasificación de la desnutrición en México. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal, desarrollado con 775 niños de 12 a 120 meses de edad y que asisten al Instituto Alteño para el Desarrollo de Jalisco (Inadej y 432 encuestas a niños de nuevo ingreso al Inadej. Se calcularon los índices peso/edad, talla/edad y peso/talla, y se investigaron características sociodemográficas y económicas y hábitos de alimentación; asimismo se compararon los criterios de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS y de la Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM-SSA para definir la prevalencia de desnutrición. Resultados. Hubo baja escolaridad en ambos padres (3.6 años. El ingreso familiar fue de $198 dólares mensuales y cada miembro recibió 0.56 dólar/día para las tres comidas. La prevalencia de desnutrición fue mayor en los tres índices con el uso de la NOM-SSA que con el criterio de la OMS (peso/edad 91.7 vs. 30.9%; talla/edad 66.9 vs. 17.3%; peso/talla 62.5 vs. 9.5% respectivamente. Conclusiones. El índice peso/edad y la NOM SSA sobrestiman la prevalencia de desnutrición y no discriminan entre niños genéticamente pequeños, con desnutrición aguda o desnutrición crónica o pasada. Es más útil el criterio de la OMS. Se deben incluir los índices peso/talla (desnutrición reciente y talla/edad (desnutrición crónica para comparación internacional.Objective. To assess the nutritional status of children attending the Instituto Alteño para el Desarrollo de Jalisco (Highlands Institute for Development of Jalisco State, Inadej in Arandas, Jalisco and to discuss the classification criteria of infant malnutrition in Mexico. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 775 children aged between twelve and one hundred and twenty months, who attended Inadej, including 432

  19. Mallas de valor global en la agricultura de hortalizas en México. El caso de Sayula, Jalisco

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    Alejandro Macías Macías

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    Full Text Available Desde mediados de la década de 1980, el cultivo de jitomate, brócoli y otras hortalizas ha cobrado importancia en Sayula, Jalisco. Este tipo de actividad se enmarca en mallas de valor en las que existen dinámicas extraterritoriales evidentes, como la provisión de insumos, factores de producción (incluida la mano de obra, comercialización y consumo, cuya labor central se ubica en otros territorios. Ahora bien, dentro de estas mallas de valor existen formas de organización diversas de la relación entre agricultores y compradores, de acuerdo con las características del producto, de los mercados y actores involucrados. Esto genera una diversidad de estructuras de gobierno, estudiadas en este trabajo, para así entender tanto los beneficios que le generan al agricultor, como las limitaciones que éste enfrenta ante tales relaciones.

  20. La cultura tiene permiso. XEJB y la política cultural del Estado de Jalisco 1941-1992.

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    RAMÍREZ SOLÍS Edgar Rogelio

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    Investigación que parte de la identificación de la política cultural en Jalisco y su relación con el desarrollo y utilización de la emisora estatal XEJB, para conocer el papel de los medios de difusión en los planes sobre educación y cultura del Gobierno de la República. Para ello, se realizó la reconstrucción del desarrollo de la estación XEJB de 1941 a 1992, mediante una perspectiva historiográfica. Primeramente, se ubicó a la estación dentro del desarrollo nacional del medio paralelo a un ...

  1. Financing Municipal Energy Efficiency Projects

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    Improving the energy efficiency (EE) of municipally owned buildings, such as schools and hospitals, and municipal infrastructure, such as public lighting, water supply, and district heating, offers budgetary savings on energy bills and a wide range of environmental and socioeconomic benefits. But relatively few municipal EE projects have been developed and implemented successfully. The cha...

  2. Municipal waste combustion

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    This book covers the proceedings of the second annual International Specialty Conference on Municipal Waste Combustion. Topics covered include: combustion; refuse derived fuel plants; ash characterization; flue gas cleaning; ash disposal; environmental effects; risk and quality assurance; mercury control; sampling; regulations

  3. Lo que Piensan los Estudiantes y Profesores Sobre la Calidad de la Educacion Superior. Estudio Comparativo en 5 Instituciones de Educacion Superior--dos publicas y tres privadas--en Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (What Students and Faculties Think about the Quality of Higher Education. Comparative Study of 5 Higher Education Institutions--Two Public and Three Private--in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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    Yanez, Maria Lorena Hernandez

    This study, written in Spanish, compared attitudes of students (N=302) and faculty (N=28) at five institutions of higher education (two public and three private) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The study explored first, whether respondents believed there are significant quality differences between private and public universities and, second, what…

  4. The A431E mutation in PSEN1 causing Familial Alzheimer’s Disease originating in Jalisco State, Mexico: an additional fifteen families

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    Murrell, Jill; Ghetti, Bernardino; Cochran, Elizabeth; Macias-Islas, Miguel Angel; Medina, Luis; Varpetian, Arousiak; Cummings, Jeffrey L.; Mendez, Mario F.; KAWAS, CLAUDIA; Chui, Helena; Ringman, John M.

    2006-01-01

    Nine families with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease (AD), all of whom had the Ala431Glu substitution in the PSEN1 gene and came from Jalisco State in Mexico, have been previously reported. As they shared highly polymorphic flanking dinucleotide marker alleles, this strongly suggests that this mutation arose from a common founder. In the current letter, we expand this observation by describing an additional 15 independent families with the Ala431Glu substitution in the PSEN1 gene and con...

  5. Influence of climatic conditions, topography and soil attributes on the spatial distribution of site productivity index of the species rich forests of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Adel Mohamed; Robin M. Reich; Raj Khosla; C. Aguirre-Bravo; Martin Mendoza Briseño

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    This paper presents an approach based on field data to model the spatial distribution of the site productivity index (SPI) of the diverse forest types in Jalisco, Mexico and the response in SPI to site and cli-matic conditions. A linear regression model was constructed to test the hypothesis that site and climate variables can be used to predict the SPI of the major forest types in Jalisco. SPI varied significantly with topog-raphy (elevation, aspect and slope), soil attributes (pH, sand and silt), climate (temperature and precipitation zones) and forest type. The most important variable in the model was forest type, which accounted for 35% of the variability in SPI. Temperature and precipitation accounted for 8 to 9% of the variability in SPI while the soil attributes accounted for less than 4% of the variability observed in SPI. No significant differences were detected between the observed and predicted SPI for the individual forest types. The linear regression model was used to develop maps of the spatial variability in predicted SPI for the individual forest types in the state. The spatial site productivity models developed in this study provides a basis for understanding the complex relationship that exists between forest productivity and site and climatic conditions in the state. Findings of this study will assist resource managers in making cost-effective decisions about the management of individual forest types in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

  6. Municipal Solid Waste Resources

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    Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a source of biomass material that can be utilized for bioenergy production with minimal additional inputs. MSW resources include mixed commercial and residential garbage such as yard trimmings, paper and paperboard, plastics, rubber, leather, textiles, and food wastes. Waste resources such as landfill gas, mill residues, and waste grease are already being utilized for cost-effective renewable energy generation. MSW for bioenergy also represents an opportunity to divert greater volumes of residential and commercial waste from landfills.

  7. The Release of Creative Potentials in Municipal Administration of Municipality

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    Polona Kambič

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Research Question (RQ: Did the desire for development boost the search of own potentials to successfully manage procedures in acquiring co-financing of funds for the construction of infrastructure?Purpose: To research the motivators for successful acquisition of funds for the construction of infrastructure in Municipality Semič.Method: 1. Interviews with the mayors and three directors of the municipal administration who participated in procedures for applying and drawing on funds up to the year 2010.2. Case study: the study of successful applications for public tenders in the period from 2007 to 2010.Results: A desire for development, ambition, and high goals set out by the mayor as well as the outstanding qualifications and eagerness to learn by the directors of the municipal administration had resulted in successful use of co-financing funds and at the same time accelerated the construction of infrastruct ure in MunicipalitySemič.Organization: The director of municipal administration is as a leader and an official in position also a preparer of applications for public tenders.Society: The municipality holds a social responsibility to take care of the in frastructure of public importance by building, maintaining, and managing it. By gaining additional funds through public tenders the municipality enriches municipal estate which is available for all citizens and its wider community. It also performs investm ents for the protection of the environment, which are due to a low population density, very expensive; therefore, additional funds are of high importance.Originality: Even smaller municipalities can be shown to be as equal to larger municipalities with more qualified staff. Smaller municipal administrations are not always a disadvantage, but on the contrary, with proper motivation it can be perceived as an advantage.Limitations/Future Research: Access to available data on the success of drawing funds from other municipalities is limited as

  8. Salvia carreyesii, Salvia ibugana and Salvia ramirezii (Lamiaceae, three new species from Jalisco, Mexico Salvia carreyesii, Salvia ibugana y Salvia ramirezii (Lamiaceae, tres nuevas especies de Jalisco, México

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    Jesús Guadalupe González-Gallegos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Three new species from Jalisco, Mexico, are described and illustrated. These species grow in tropical or in tropical and temperate transitional forests. The 3 species belong to Salvia L. subgenus Calosphace (Benth. Benth. Salvia carreyesii J. G. González is morphologically similar with section Briquetia Epling. It is characterized by the contrasting vegetative morphology between mature and immature individuals, its relatively large and sessile or sub-sessile leaves (the uppermost amplexicaul, glandular-capitate hairs on the floral axis and calyx, and dark violet corollas. The characters of Salvia ibugana J. G. González correspond to those of the species of section Angulatae (Epling Epling, within which S. ibugana is distinguished by the digitiform papillae disperse on its stems, petioles and floral axis. Salvia ramirezii J. G. González fits well within section Sigmoideae Epling by means of the sigmoid shape of the lower branch of its style. It is morphologically similar to Salvia crucis and S. quercetorum, from which it can be distinguished by the triangular, slightly succulent, shorter, glabrous, lustrous leaves.Se describen e ilustran 3 especies nuevas de Jalisco, México. Estas especies crecen en bosques tropicales o en bosques transicionales entre tropicales y templados. Las 3 especies pertenecen a Salvia L. subgénero Calosphace (Benth. Benth. Salvia carreyesii J. G. González es morfológicamente similar a la sección Briquetia Epling. Se caracteriza por la morfología vegetativa contrastante entre individuos maduros e inmaduros, sus hojas relativamente grandes, sésiles o subsésiles (las superiores amplexicaules, tricomas capitado-glandulares sobre el eje floral y el cáliz, y corolas violeta oscuro. Las características de Salvia ibugana J. G. González corresponden a aquellas de las especies de la sección Angulatae (Epling Epling, dentro de la que S. ibugana se distingue por las papilas digitiformes que presenta en el tallo

  9. PRESENCIA DE LA CERÁMICA SEUDO-CLOISONNÉ EN LA CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO Y ZACATECAS (Presence of the Pseudo-cloisonné Pottery in the Bolaños Culture, Jalisco and Zacatecas

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    María Teresa Cabrero G.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La cerámica seudo-cloisonné tuvo una amplia distribución en el mundo prehispánico mexicano a partir de 200 d. C. Se denominó así por la semejanza en la técnica decorativa con el verdadero cloisonné elaborado sobre metal. La presencia de esta técnica poscocción en la cultura Bolaños, ubicada en parte de los estados de Jalisco y Zacatecas, constituyó una prueba más del contacto comercial que existió con la cultura Chalchihuites (noroeste de Zacatecas; a la cual le llegó a través de la ruta de intercambio comercial que partía desde Teotihuacan hacia el norte, en búsqueda de la preciada turquesa cuyos yacimientos se encuentran en Nuevo México. La decoración de las vasijas empleando esta técnica demostró la presencia de artesanos especialistas dentro de una sociedad con un avanzado desarrollo; los motivos señalan la ideología de sus creadores al plasmar representaciones de la fauna, la flora y personajes distinguidos dentro de la sociedad. ENGLISH: The pseudo-cloisonné pottery was widely distributed among the prehispanic world in Mexico from 200 AD. These objects are described as pseudo-cloisonné because of similarities to the decorative technique employed by the true cloisonné made of metal. The presence of this technique post-firing in the Bolaños culture, which is located among the states of Jalisco and Zacatecas, is further evidence of the commercial contact that took place with the Chalchihuites culture (Northeast Zacatecas. These objects arrived to Chalchihuites through the commercial exchange that began in Teotihuacan and traveled northward in search of the valuable turquoise mines located in New Mexico. The decoration on these objects using this technique shows evidence of the existence of highly skilled people specialized in this technique among this society. The decoration in general represents the ideology of the craftsmen when they embedded the features of nature as well as distinctive people among their

  10. Diversidad de Agaricomycetes clavarioides en la Estación de Biología de Chamela, Jalisco, México Diversity of clavarioid Agaricomycetes at the Chamela Biological Station, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Itzel Ramírez-López

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio es una contribución al conocimiento de la diversidad y estructura de los Agaricomycetes clavarioides que se desarrollan en los bosques tropicales de la Estación de Biología de Chamela, Jalisco, México. Las recolecciones se realizaron durante la temporada de lluvias de los años 2005 a 2008; se registraron datos de hábitat y morfología de los basidiomas, tipo de vegetación y sustrato donde se desarrollan, así como del patrón de crecimiento, área de distribución, abundancia y orientación e inclinación de las laderas donde se localizaron. Los 86 ejemplares registrados corresponden a 17 especies, de las cuales Physalacria changensis, P. inflata, Pterula verticillata y Scytinopogon scaber son nuevos registros para México. Scytinopogon pallescens, Pterula sp. 2 y Thelephora sp. fueron las más abundantes y 6 especies se registraron sólo 1 vez. Los datos obtenidos indican que la frecuencia con la que se hallan los basidiomas de los clavarioides en los distintos hábitats no es aleatoria, sino que su producción se da preferentemente en las laderas sur con inclinación de 21° a 30° y en el bosque tropical subperennifolio.This study is a contribution to the biodiversity and community structure of clavarioid Agaricomycetes in the tropical forests of the Chamela Biological Station, in Jalisco, Mexico. The collections were made during the rainy seasons from 2005 to 2008 during which we recorded the morphological and ecological information, including basidiocarp morphology and patterns of growth. Likewise, records were also taken for habitat preferences, types of substrate, orientation, slope inclination, range of distribution and abundance. The 86 specimens recorded, corresponded to 17 different species, from which Physalacria changensis, P. inflata, Pterula verticillata and Scytinopogon scaber are new records for Mexico. The species S. pallescens, Pterula sp. 2 and Thelephora sp. were the most abundant, while other 6 species

  11. Liberalisation of municipal waste handling

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    Busck, Ole Gunni

    2006-01-01

    Liberalisation of municipal waste handling: How are sustainable practices pursued? In the process of liberalization of public services in Europe contracting out the collection of municipal waste has surged. Research in Denmark has shown that municipalities in general have pursued a narrow policy...... of price reductions in stead of quality demands in both environmental and working environmental terms. A recent study showed major deficits in the capacities of the municipalities to administer qualitative requirements in the tender process and to manage the contracts as an integral part of a scheme...... for improved performance of municipal waste management. The study stresses the need for training and guidance of municipal administrators. Highlighting ‘best practice’ examples the study shows, however, that it is perfectly possible to end up with quality service on contract. It takes a mixture of careful...

  12. Municipal actions to reduce mercury

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    This paper presented proper management practices for products containing mercury. The measures can help reduce mercury releases, occupational exposure and mercury spills, thereby preventing impacts on human health and the environment. Despite mercury's toxic nature, many common products that contain mercury are commercially available. These include thermostats, thermometers, fluorescent lamps, pressure measuring devices, electrical switches and relays, and dental amalgam. Mercury emissions are also associated with base metal smelting, waste incineration and coal-fired power generation. Mercury in the environment is a global issue, because it can travel in the atmosphere on wind currents. The actions taken by municipalities to address the issue include reducing or eliminating mercury releases from internal municipal operations and sources within the community. This document provided guidance on how to develop a Municipal Mercury Elimination Policy and Plan that will help reduce mercury releases. It presented information and case studies that will help municipalities manage mercury-containing products found in municipal buildings and street lighting. Information on sources of mercury from within the community was presented along with case studies that can help municipalities determine where community action is needed to reduce mercury releases. The 5 modules of this document were intended to help municipalities identify priorities, timelines and budget requirements for mercury initiatives. It was emphasized that municipalities that adopt a Municipal Mercury Elimination Policy and Plan formally commit to reducing and eliminating mercury from the environment. tabs., figs.

  13. ESCO in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2013-01-01

    whether ESCO might lead to new ways of working with energy efficiency in public buildings, and possibly generate innovation in the public sector. There is already some evidence from the municipalities that on-going ESCO projects have led to new ambitious initiatives and plans for energy savings in...... development with international ESCO experience as well as refer to public innovation literature. Combined with empirical case studies on ESCO contracting, we discuss factors and conditions that influence decisions on ESCO, the flexibility of ESCO contracts and whether it implies an innovative process, or as a...

  14. Intersectoriality in Danish municipalities

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    Heering Holt, Ditte; Frohlich, Katherine L; Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Tine; Clavier, Carole

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    Action on the social determinants of health (SDH) through intersectoral policymaking is often suggested to promote health and health equity. This paper argues that the process of intersectoral policymaking influences how the SDH are construed and acted upon in municipal policymaking. We discuss how...... introduce healthier practices into various settings, e.g. creating healthy school environments for increased physical activity and healthy eating. While other more overarching interventions on the health impacts of broader welfare policies (e.g. education policy) tend to be neglected. The interventions...

  15. Land subsidence, Ground Fissures and Buried Faults: InSAR Monitoring of Ciudad Guzmán (Jalisco, Mexico

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    Carlo Alberto Brunori

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We study land subsidence processes and the associated ground fissuring, affecting an active graben filled by thick unconsolidated deposits by means of InSAR techniques and fieldwork. On 21 September 2012, Ciudad Guzmán (Jalisco, Mexico was struck by ground fissures of about 1.5 km of length, causing the deformation of the roads and the propagation of fissures in adjacent buildings. The field survey showed that fissures alignment is coincident with the escarpments produced on 19 September 1985, when a strong earthquake with magnitude 8.1 struck central Mexico. In order to detect and map the spatio-temporal features of the processes that led to the 2012 ground fissures, we applied InSAR multi-temporal techniques to process ENVISAT-ASAR and RADARSAT-2 satellite SAR images acquired between 2003 and 2012. We detect up to 20 mm/year of subsidence of the northwestern part of Ciudad Guzmán. These incremental movements are consistent with the ground fissures observed in 2012. Based on interferometric results, field data and 2D numerical model, we suggest that ground deformations and fissuring are due to the presence of areal subsidence correlated with variable sediment thickness and differential compaction, partly driven by the exploitation of the aquifers and controlled by the distribution and position of buried faults.

  16. Prevalence of Dementia, Emotional State and Physical Performance among Older Adults in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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    Velázquez-Brizuela, Irma E; Ortiz, Genaro G; Ventura-Castro, Lucia; Arias-Merino, Elva D; Pacheco-Moisés, Fermín P; Macías-Islas, Miguel A

    2014-01-01

    Background. Dementia affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Depression, is common in older adults with dementia. The concomitance of dementia and depression increases disability with impaired activities of daily living (ADL), increasing the chances of institutionalization and mortality. Methods. Cross-sectional study of a population 60 years and older who live in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. A total of 1142 persons were assessed regarding their cognitive function, emotional state, and physical performance. Door-to-door interview technique was assigned in condition with multistage probability random sampling. Cognitive function, depression and functional disability were assessed by applying standardized Minimental State Examination (Folstein), Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Katz index, respectively. Diagnosis of dementia was performed according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Fourth Edition. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results. Prevalence of demency was 9.5% (63.35% women, and 36.7% men). Demency was associated with being woman, being older than 70 years, low level of education, not having the economic benefit of retirement, being single or living without a partner, low level of education, suffering from depression and have functional disability in ADL. Conclusion. Dementia is more common in women and is related to depression and disability. PMID:24795758

  17. APLICACIÓN DEL MÉTODO SERVQUAL EN LOS SERVICIOS DE ALUMBRADO PÚBLICO DE ZAPOPAN, JALISCO

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    Luis Joel Torres Arreola

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    Considerando que el uso de los Sistemas de Calidad en el sector público Mexicano se encuentra en un proceso inicial, este estudio revisa solo un aspecto de la implementación de los Sistemas de Calidad. En este caso, el Sistema de Calidad esta identificado como la certificación de las normas de calidad de la Organización Internacional de Estandarización (ISO, en inglés. El objetivo de esta investigación es medir a través del modelo SERVQUAL el grado en que el personal de la Dirección de Alumbrado Público de Zapopan (D. A. P. Z, Estado de Jalisco, ha asumido una filosofía de calidad con respecto a los servicios que ofrecen a través de su estructura organizacional, tratándose en este caso de una investigación aplicada. Es importante considerar que esta área tiene tres años de haber implementado un sistema de calidad como lo es la certificación ISO 9002.

  18. Prevalence of Dementia, Emotional State and Physical Performance among Older Adults in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Velázquez-Brizuela, Irma E.; Ortiz, Genaro G.; Ventura-Castro, Lucia; Árias-Merino, Elva D.; Pacheco-Moisés, Fermín P.; Macías-Islas, Miguel A.

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    Background. Dementia affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Depression, is common in older adults with dementia. The concomitance of dementia and depression increases disability with impaired activities of daily living (ADL), increasing the chances of institutionalization and mortality. Methods. Cross-sectional study of a population 60 years and older who live in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. A total of 1142 persons were assessed regarding their cognitive function, emotional state, and physical performance. Door-to-door interview technique was assigned in condition with multistage probability random sampling. Cognitive function, depression and functional disability were assessed by applying standardized Minimental State Examination (Folstein), Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Katz index, respectively. Diagnosis of dementia was performed according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Fourth Edition. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results. Prevalence of demency was 9.5% (63.35% women, and 36.7% men). Demency was associated with being woman, being older than 70 years, low level of education, not having the economic benefit of retirement, being single or living without a partner, low level of education, suffering from depression and have functional disability in ADL. Conclusion. Dementia is more common in women and is related to depression and disability. PMID:24795758

  19. Crustal imaging of western Michoacán and the Jalisco Block, Mexico, from Ambient Seismic Noise

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    Spica, Zack; Cruz-Atienza, Víctor M.; Reyes-Alfaro, Gabriel; Legrand, Denis; Iglesias-Mendoza, Arturo

    2014-12-01

    Detailed crustal imaging of western Michoacán and the Jalisco Block is obtained from ambient noise tomography. Results show a deep and well-delineated volcanic system below the Colima volcano complex, rooting up to ~ 22 km depth, with a shallow magmatic chamber constrained to the first ~ 7 km. A shallow low-velocity system to the south of the Chapala rift and west of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field merges, underneath the Colima rift, with the Colima volcano system at about 20 km depth, honoring the geometry of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. For depths greater than ~30 km, low-velocity features become parallel to the slab strike, right beneath the Mascota, Ayutla and Tapalpa volcanic fields, suggesting the presence of the mantle wedge above the Rivera plate. All mentioned low-velocity bodies are spatially correlated with the superficial volcanic activity suggesting their magmatic origin so that, the shallower these bodies, the younger are the associated volcanic deposits. Along the coast, different depths of the uppermost layer of the Rivera and the Cocos plates suggest that the latter plate subducts with an angle ~ 9° steeper than the former.

  20. Prevalence of Dementia, Emotional State and Physical Performance among Older Adults in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Irma E. Velázquez-Brizuela

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Dementia affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Depression, is common in older adults with dementia. The concomitance of dementia and depression increases disability with impaired activities of daily living (ADL, increasing the chances of institutionalization and mortality. Methods. Cross-sectional study of a population 60 years and older who live in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. A total of 1142 persons were assessed regarding their cognitive function, emotional state, and physical performance. Door-to-door interview technique was assigned in condition with multistage probability random sampling. Cognitive function, depression and functional disability were assessed by applying standardized Minimental State Examination (Folstein, Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Katz index, respectively. Diagnosis of dementia was performed according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Fourth Edition. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results. Prevalence of demency was 9.5% (63.35% women, and 36.7% men. Demency was associated with being woman, being older than 70 years, low level of education, not having the economic benefit of retirement, being single or living without a partner, low level of education, suffering from depression and have functional disability in ADL. Conclusion. Dementia is more common in women and is related to depression and disability.

  1. Study on Municipal Energy Companies

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    This is a summarizing overview of the local, renewable energy initiatives that are grouped under the heading of 'municipal energy company'. A municipal energy company (or sustainable energy company) is a local energy company that initiates, coordinates and/or manages sustainable energy projects with the primary objective of realizing the climate objectives.

  2. Wild populations of the invasive Australian red claw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (Crustacea, Decapoda near the northern coast of Jalisco, Mexico: a new fishing and profitable resource

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    Fernando Vega-Villasante

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The red claw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus is native to freshwater habitats of northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Its high reproductive and adaptive capacity in different environments allows it to be cultivated, where escaped individuals have established wild populations in countries far from their natural range. In the late 90's and beginning of the 21st century, this crayfish was introduced illegally along the coast of southern Jalisco. Mismanagement led to escape and dispersion. Currently there are wild crayfish in the Cajón de Peñas Reservoir and surrounding streams in northern Jalisco, Mexico. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of C. quadricarinatus in fisheries in this area of Jalisco and analyze its importance in generating economic benefits for fishermen, comparing these results with those of the fishery for M. americanum, whose fishery is traditional. To catch specimens, traps were set for 24 h in the La Sanja Stream and the Cajón de Peñas Reservoir. The results of the survey showed that C. quadrica rinatus is an important part of the crustacean catch in this area: 32% of the total catch in the stream corresponded to C. quadricarinatus and the rest to M. americanum. While 85% of the catch in the dam corresponded to C. quadricarinatus, only 15% referred to M. americanum. Crayfish fishing in the reservoir is now an important part of the productive activity of local families dependent on fishing. The ecological consequences of wild crayfish proliferation remain to be studied.

  3. Mecanismos para la asignación de los recursos financieros a partir de la descentralización en el estado de Jalisco Mechanisms for allocating financial resources after decentralization in the State of Jalisco

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    Ricardo Pérez-Núñez

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar, a partir de la perspectiva de los tomadores de decisiones, el proceso de asignación de los recursos financieros en los servicios de salud del estado de Jalisco (SSJ, México, en el contexto de la descentralización. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Mediante una aproximación cualitativa, con entrevistas semiestructuradas a informantes clave de puestos directivos como técnica de levantamiento de información, se documentó, a través del análisis del discurso de los informantes, la experiencia de los SSJ en materia de asignación de recursos financieros. De septiembre a noviembre de 2003, se exploró la percepción de directivos y administradores sobre el grado de autonomía que tienen en la toma de decisiones y el proceso que se sigue en la asignación de los recursos financieros, para identificar los criterios que se utilizan y sus justificaciones. RESULTADOS: Desde el punto de vista de los tomadores de decisiones, a partir de la descentralización se ha incrementado la autonomía de los SSJ, aunque el grado de decisión permanece limitado debido, principalmente, al gran gasto administrativo asociado a nómina. En este sentido, las implicaciones imputables a las condiciones laborales aún no descentralizadas son todavía evidentes. En los SSJ se han establecido sistemas propios e innovadores para la asignación de los recursos financieros por regiones sanitarias y hospitales, con base en incentivos administrativo-gerenciales y en productividad, asimismo realizando ajustes por grado de marginación y rezago poblacional, bajo el criterio de equidad. CONCLUSIONES: Las condiciones generales de trabajo y el poder de decisión asignado a las regiones sanitarias constituyen un aspecto pendiente de descentralizar. Si bien la descentralización ha otorgado mayor autonomía a los SSJ, el nivel de decisión para la asignación de recursos financieros se ha concentrado en los niveles jerárquicos más altos.OBJECTIVE: To analyze, from the

  4. Variación estacional del uso y preferencia de los tipos vegetacionales por el venado cola blanca en un bosque tropical de Jalisco

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    S. Mandujano; S. Gallina; G. Arceo; L. A. P\\u00E9rez Jim\\u00E9nez

    2004-01-01

    El venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus) habita el bosque tropical de Chamela en la costa Pacífica del estado de Jalisco, México. En esta región la vegetación dominante es el bosque tropical caducifolio el cual se establece en las colinas y se caracteriza porque en el estrato arbóreo y sotobosque dominan especies que pierden sus hojas durante seis a siete meses en la época seca. En contraste, la vegetación que se encuentra a lo largo de los arroyos y ríos es el bosque tropical subperenn...

  5. La cobertura informativa de la violencia de género en medios impresos de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. El caso de Imelda Virgen

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    Ulloa Luna, José Luis; Spiller, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    El feminicidio es un tema que en el periodismo requiere de investigación exhaustiva y precisión de datos para informar a la sociedad de manera objetiva, sin amarillismo, sensacionalismo o culpabilización de las mujeres. Así como de capacitación y actualización de los periodistas por parte de autoridades, colectivos u académicos para no obviar los asuntos de género en cobertura y tratamiento informativo. El caso de Imelda Virgen y el incremento de violencia de género en el estado de Jalisco, M...

  6. Análisis multicriterio del impacto potencial del turismo en la anidación de las tortugas marinas en Chalacatepec, Jalisco

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    Y. Flores-Monter; F. Aceves-Quesada; García-Romero, A.; E.M. Peters Recagno

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    Introducción: El litoral mexicano presenta hábitats aptos para la reproducción, refugio y crianza de tortugas marinas. Sin embargo, en la costa Chalacatepec, Jalisco, esta aptitud puede estar amenazada por el Proyecto Desarrollo Vistas (PDV), un complejo turístico mixto: hotelero, residencial, comercial y deportivo. El objetivo de la presente investigación, es evaluar el impacto potencial del turismo sobre la anidación de tortugas en dos etapas: a) Preparación y construcción y b) Operación y ...

  7. La calidad de vida en adultos con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en centros de salud de Guadalajara, Jalisco (México)

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    José G Salazar Estrada; Ana María Gutiérrez Strauss; Carolina Aranda Beltrán; Raquel González Baltazar; Manuel Pando Moreno

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    Objetivo: Evaluar la percepción de Calidad de Vida Relacionada con la Salud (CVRS) de Objetivos: Evaluar la relación de la diabetes sobre la calidad de vida, utilizando el cuestionario Diabetes 39 en pacientes diagnosticados como diabéticos que acuden a visita ambulatoria a centros de salud. Materiales y métodos: Con un diseño transversal en una muestra no probabilística determinada por un periodo de tiempo en cuatro centros de salud de la Secretaría de Salud Jalisco (SSJ) en la Zona Metropol...

  8. Capacidades del capital humano para la innovación tecnológica en pequeñas empresas de Jalisco, México.

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    Alberto Javier Ramírez Ruiz

    2013-01-01

    El precario desarrollo tecnológico de las pequeñas empresas en México no les permite ser más eficientes y productivas. Esta situacion implica que invierten muy poco o nada en innovación tencológica, que es un elemento esencial para la supervivencia en los agresivos mercados mundiales, cuyas preferencias cambian constantemente. Un estudio realizado en Jalisco identificó que uno de los principales inhibidores de la innovación es la falta de capacidades del capital humano. Esta investigación bus...

  9. PATRONES ESTACIONALES DE UTILIZACIÓN DE RECURSOS FLORALES POR SCAPTOTRIGONA HELLWEGERI EN LA ESTACIÓN DE BIOLOGÍA CHAMELA, JALISCO, MÉXICO

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    David Leonor Quiroz-García; María de la Luz Arreguín-Sánchez; Rafael Fernández-Nava; Enrique Martínez-Hernández

    2011-01-01

    Se estudia la utilización de los recursos florales por Scaptotrigona hellwegeri en dos comunidades vegetales de la Estación de Biología Chamela, Jalisco. Se estudiaron 69 muestras de polen de tres colonias de abejas sociales situadas en comunidades vegetales diferentes durante un año. Se identificaron y cuantificaron 165 tipos polínicos, siendo los recursos más importantes (con representación de más del 10%) los provenientes de 16 taxa de plantas a mencionar: Apoplanesia paniculata, Astronium...

  10. La agricultura familiar de traspatio y los pasos hacia la sustentabilidad: una experiencia en la Laguna de Cajititlán, Jalisco, México

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    Roldán Roa, María Elena; Almeida Luján, Elena Catalina; Morales Hernández,Jaime; Alvarado Castro, Eric

    2015-01-01

    En Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco, México, la agricultura industrial, el desmesurado crecimiento de la mancha urbana de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara y las descargas de aguas industriales, ponen en riesgo la existencia de la Laguna de Cajititlán y con ello la vida de todos los pobladores ribereños. El equipo del Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores de Occidente realiza diversas actividades de acompañamiento a las organizaciones locales, en la perspectiva de fortalecer los avances...

  11. Agave azul y el desarrollo sustentable en la cuenca baja del río Ayuquila, Costa Sur de Jalisco (1994-2004)

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    Peter R.W. Gerritsen; Jesús Juan Rosales Adame; Arturo Moreno Hernández; Luis Manuel Martínez Rivera

    2011-01-01

    El agave azul (Agave tequilana Weber) es un cultivo nuevo para la cuenca del río Ayuquila en la Costa Sur de Jalisco, y es importante para su progreso agropecuario. Sin embargo, se observan efectos socioambientales negativos. Desde 2003 se han estudiado las condiciones del cultivo y su expansión, así como alternativas posibles. Los resultados muestran un crecimiento acelerado desde su introducción, a mitad de la década de 1990. Se destaca una concentración de propietarios privados y a través ...

  12. Entre el patrimonio natural y el cultural habita el mito: Isla del río Cuale (Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

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    Andrade Romo, Edmundo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available International tourist places experience continuous changes, faster than non tourist cities or towns. This urban -tourist evolution is an excellent investigation subject to study local cultural heritage and its partner-anthropological implications, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, one of the three most important tourist centers in Mexico has not been the exception. This work notice how natural elements are transformed into cultural ones; by diachronic analysis diverse moments that conform and explain local identity are distinguished as well as the mythological construction about the local origin. Finally the former condition and social perception about the island, is exposed as the most significant natural-cultural element for people in Puerto Vallarta.

  13. Comparación de cuatro sistemas productivos en el ejido de La Ciénega, costa sur de Jalisco

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    Gerritsen, Peter R.W.; Rodolfo González Figueroa

    2008-01-01

    Hoy día la producción agroindustrial de alimentos es una actividad que está causando gran impacto tanto en los recursos naturales como en las culturas y los tejidos sociales; mientras que el modo campesino, opuesto al agroindustrial, propone una agricultura justa con base en las prácticas y experiencias campesinas generando así alternativas sustentables de producción.En este artículo se analizan cuatro estudios de caso de agricultores en el ejido de La Ciénega en la costa sur de Jalisco, l...

  14. Fluorosis dental en niños y fluor en el agua de consumo humano. Mexticacán, Jalisco, México

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    Teresa de Jesús Pérez Patiño; Rosa Leticia Scherman Leaño; René Juan Hernández Gutiérrez; Genoveva Rizo Curiel; Martha Patricia Hernández Guerrero

    2007-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de fluorosis dental en los niños de 6 a 12 años y su relación con la concentración de flúor en agua para consumo humano de Mexticacán, Jalisco. Material y métodos: Estudio Ecológico Exploratorio. Se estudiaron 355 niños para diagnosticar fluorosis dental. Se determinaron las concentraciones de flúor en las fuentes de agua de consumo de la población, por espectrofotometría SPADN utilizando las Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NMX-AA-077 y NOM127, NOM041) Resultad...

  15. APORTES DE NITRÓGENO Y FÓSFORO DE TRES SISTEMAS AGRÍCOLAS DE LA CUENCA HIDROGRÁFICA "EL JIHUITE", EN JALISCO, MÉXICO

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    Hugo E. Flores-López; Rogelio Carrillo-González; Nestor Francisco-Nicolás; Claudia Hidalgo-Moreno; José A. Ruíz-Corral; Aldo A. Casteñeda-Villanueva; Raymundo Velazco-Nuño

    2009-01-01

    La cuenca hidrográfica El Jihuite tiene como embalse a la presa del mismo nombre, reservorio de agua usado para la población de Tepatitlán, en Jalisco, México. Sin embargo, se ha identificado el problema de eutrofización del agua de la presa y como factor limitante al fósforo, pero se desconocen los procesos en los terrenos con uso agropecuario donde se origina el enriquecimiento de este nutrimento en dicho embalse. Se evaluó la pérdida de nitrógeno y fósforo generada por los cultivos de maíz...

  16. La prematurez y sus repercusiones en el crecimiento y desarrollo del niño, en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

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    Ramos Ramos Alfredo; Martínez Ramírez Armando; Morales Fernández Armando; Valdez López Rosa María

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    El presente estudio tiene por objetivo conocer las repercusiones de la prematurez en el crecimiento y desarrollo del niño, para lo cual se hace un seguimiento de niños nacidos en hospitales de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, de los más representativos del Sistema de Atención Médica en México. Estos niños fueron seguidos con evaluaciones semestrales, tanto en lo que se refiere al estado nutricional (crecimiento), como al desarrollo (Prueba Selectiva de Denver). El anális...

  17. Una experiencia de educación popular en salud nutricional en dos comunidades del Estado de Jalisco, México

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    Isabel Valadez Figueroa; Noé Alfaro Alfaro; Josefina Fausto Guerra; Guadalupe Aldrete Rodriguez; Patricia Mendoza Roaf

    2000-01-01

    Este trabajo, da cuenta de un proceso de Educación Popular, en dos comunidades del estado de Jalisco México, con el objetivo de introducir el concentrado de Alfalfa en la dieta habitual de los habitantes, como fuente alimentaria alterna, disponible en esas regiones, dado que estudios realizados han demostrado que contiene un alto nivel de proteínas, vitaminas y aminoácidos esenciales, y puede ser utilizado para complementar y mejorar la nutrición de los niños. Recurso no aprovechado por el de...

  18. Aves acuáticas de la Laguna de Agua Dulce y el Estero El Ermitaño, Jalisco, México

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    Salvador Hernández Vázquez

    2005-01-01

    Se analizó la presencia y número de aves acuáticas, así como la distribución estacional y espacial de los diferentes grupos en la laguna de Agua Dulce y el estero El Ermitaño, Jalisco, México, entre diciembre de 1997 a noviembre de 1998. Considerando únicamente el mes de máxima abundancia de cada especie hubo 86 471 aves en ambos humedales (29 686 en Agua Dulce y 56 785 en El ermitaño), y una abundancia acumulada (suma de las abundancias mensuales) de 179 808 aves (66 976 en Agua Dulce y 112 ...

  19. What drives small municipalities to cooperate? Evidence from Hessian municipalities

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    Blaeschke, Frédéric

    2014-01-01

    This contribution studies the determinants of intermunicipal cooperation for small Hessian municipalities. Existing contributions have highlighted the role of cooperation demand factors, for example fiscal stress or demographic factors, on the one hand, and transaction cost issues on the other. This study asks how the spatial neighbourhood affects cooperation decision making taking characteristics of neighbouring municipalities into account (cooperation supply). The study focuses on intermuni...

  20. The Release of Creative Potentials in Municipal Administration of Municipality

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    Polona Kambič

    2013-01-01

    Research Question (RQ): Did the desire for development boost the search of own potentials to successfully manage procedures in acquiring co-financing of funds for the construction of infrastructure?Purpose: To research the motivators for successful acquisition of funds for the construction of infrastructure in Municipality Semič.Method: 1. Interviews with the mayors and three directors of the municipal administration who participated in procedures for applying and drawing on funds up to the y...

  1. 78 FR 67467 - Registration of Municipal Advisors

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    2013-11-12

    ... products and services could be considered municipal advisors, adding ``a new layer of regulation on bank... are municipal financial products--developed in the municipal securities market, some municipal... adopting new Rules 15Ba1-1 through 15Ba1-8, new Rule 15Bc4-1, and new Forms MA, MA-I, MA-W, and MA-NR...

  2. Collapse of the northern Jalisco continental slope:Subduction erosion, forearc slivering, or subduction beneath the Tres Marias escarpment?

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    Bandy, W. L.; Mortera-Gutierrez, C. A.; Ortiz-Zamora, G.; Ortega-Ramirez, J.; Galindo Dominguez, R. E.; Ponce-Núñez, F.; Pérez-Calderón, D.; Rufino-Contreras, I.; Valle-Hernández, S.; Pérez-González, E.

    2010-12-01

    The Jalisco subduction zone exhibits several interesting characteristics. Among these is that convergence between the Rivera and North American plate is highly oblique, especially north of 20N, the obliquity progressively increasing to the NW. By analogy to other better studied subduction zones, this distribution of forces should produce a NW-SE extension in the overriding plate, especially north of 20N. This has led to the proposal that the trench perpendicular Bahia de Banderas is an expression of this extension [Kostoglodov and Bandy, JGR, vol. 100, 1995]. To further investigate this proposal, multibeam bathymetric data and seafloor backscatter images, seismic reflection sub-bottom profiles and marine magnetic data were collected during the MORTIC08 campaign of the B.O. EL PUMA in March 2009. The bathymetric data provides for 100% coverage (20 to 200 meter spacing of the actual measured depth value depending on the water depth) of the continental slope and trench areas north of 20N. These data indicate that a marked change occurs in the morphology of the continental slope at 20N. To the north the slope consists of a broad, fairly flat plain lying between a steep lower inner trench slope to the west and a steep, concave seaward, escarpment to the east. In contrast, to the south the continental slope exhibits a more gradual deepening until the steep lower inner trench slope. A prominent submarine canyon deeply incises the continental slope between these two morphotectonic domains. This canyon appears to represent the boundary between two NW-SE diverging forearc blocks or slivers, consistent with the presence of oblique convergence. In contrast, the broad, fairly flat plain is better explained by subsidence induced by subduction erosion (i.e. erosion of the base of the overriding plate underneath the continental slope area). The shoaling of the trench axis northward towards the Puerto Vallarta Graben and subsequent deepening may be related to subduction of the

  3. Landscape changes in a coastal system undergoing tourism development: implications for Barra de Navidad Lagoon, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Tara L. Holland

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Por medio de dos imágenes de satélite adquiridas en 1985 (Landsat TM y 2000 (Landsat ETM+, se analizan cuantitativamente los patrones de cambio de cobertura y uso del suelo ocurridos entre 1985 y 2000 en la laguna de Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, México y su cuenca de drenaje. El análisis de las imágenes se realizó mediante una clasificación supervisada y verificación en campo de seis categorías de uso/cobertura de suelo: lagunar, agricultura, selva seca tropical, manglar y sin vegetación. Los cambios espaciales en la composición del uso del suelo fueron evaluados utilizando una matriz de transición y los cambios de configuración se interpretaron utilizando la métrica del paisaje. Los resultados mostraron que las áreas urbanas y turísticas se expandieron, a costa de la selva baja y suelos sin cobertura. También el manglar mostró un gran decremento (-39% experimentando una severa fragmentación. Estos cambios parecen estar relacionados con el incremento de la sedimentación, resultado de la erosión del suelo aguas arriba y a la progradación de un abanico dentro de la laguna de Barra de Navidad. Los resultados obtenidos pueden servir como un modelo de comparación de otros sistemas que experimentan múltiples factores estresantes, especialmente cambios relacionados con el turismo y la intensificación del uso del suelo.

  4. Multichannel Seismic Imaging of the Rivera Plate Subduction at the Seismogenic Jalisco Block Area (Western Mexican Margin)

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    Bartolome, Rafael; Górriz, Estefanía; Dañobeitia, Juanjo; Cordoba, Diego; Martí, David; Cameselle, Alejandra L.; Núñez-Cornú, Francisco; Bandy, William L.; Mortera-Gutiérrez, Carlos A.; Nuñez, Diana; Castellón, Arturo; Alonso, Jose Luis

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    During the TSUJAL marine geophysical survey, conducted in February and March 2014, Spanish, Mexican and British scientists and technicians explored the western margin of Mexico, considered one of the most active seismic zones in America. This work aims to characterize the internal structure of the subduction zone of the Rivera plate beneath the North American plate in the offshore part of the Jalisco Block, to link the geodynamic and the recent tectonic deformation occurring there with the possible generation of tsunamis and earthquakes. For this purpose, it has been carried out acquisition, processing and geological interpretation of a multichannel seismic reflection profile running perpendicular to the margin. Crustal images show an oceanic domain, dominated by subduction-accretion along the lower slope of the margin with a subparallel sediment thickness of up to 1.6 s two-way travel time (approx. 2 km) in the Middle American Trench. Further, from these data the region appears to be prone to giant earthquake production. The top of the oceanic crust (intraplate reflector) is very well imaged. It is almost continuous along the profile with a gentle dip (<10°); however, it is disrupted by normal faulting resulting from the bending of the plate during subduction. The continental crust presents a well-developed accretionary prism consisting of highly deformed sediments with prominent slumping towards the trench that may be the result of past tsunamis. Also, a bottom simulating reflector (BSR) is identified in the first half a second (twtt) of the section. High amplitude reflections at around 7-8 s twtt clearly image a discontinuous Moho, defining a very gentle dipping subduction plane.

  5. Electronic Communications: Municipalities as Stakeholders

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    Lemstra, W.

    2011-01-01

    In the rhetoric of deregulation municipalities are rarely identified as stakeholders. However, they played a major role in early infrastructure developments and recently in broadband. What explains their involvement?

  6. Internal auditing amongst Portuguese municipalities

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    Susana Jorge; Anabela Costa

    2009-01-01

    From the characterization of Local Authority financing models and structures in Portugal and Slovenia, a set of financial and generic budget indicators has been established. These indicators may be used in a comparative analysis considering the Bragança District in Portugal, and municipalities of similar population size in Slovenia. The research identified significant differences, in terms of financing sources due to some discrepancies on financial models and competences of municipalities on ...

  7. Energy management in municipal heritage

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    Energie-Cites has organized a week dedicated to the practices of energy consumption management in the municipalities and to network practices for energy efficiency. Practical presentations and site visits provided the participants with many methodological elements on energy policy, electricity demand management, optimising the design of municipal buildings, energy efficiency, integrated logistics for use of biomass energy, methods of energy consumption monitoring, legal framework for energy efficiency. (A.L.B.)

  8. Geospatial web services for e-municipality

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    Akıncı, Halil

    2004-01-01

    Municipality activities require interoperability both between municipality offices, and government and private sector. Due to the lack of interoperability, traditional municipalities, and governments face serious problems. These are mainly poor quality and high cost of services, and low economical revenues. E-municipality has been proposed for solving these problems. An interoperability infrastructure is at the heart of e-municipality and e-government applications. Web services have emerged a...

  9. Municipal solid waste incineration

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    Twelve municipal solid waste incinerators, ranging in size from 80 to 1,212 tons per day, have started operating in Minnesota since 1982. The operating incinerators include modular, refuse derived fuel, field erected and fluidized bed facilities. Air pollution control equipment utilized consists of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), spray dryer/fabric filter (SD/FF) and wet scrubber systems. In this paper, results are presented for more than 30 tests completed since 1984. Results include measurements of particulate, acid gases, metals and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF). Tests at facilities using ESPs include measurements of removal efficiencies for particulate, metals and PCDD/PCDFs. An extended series of mercury test results are presented for one facility using SD/FF control. Results were reviewed for the purposes of determining permit compliance, characterizing combustion/air pollution control equipment performance and providing information for rulemaking activities. Performance trends and a discussion of future prospects for regulation of incinerators in Minnesota are also presented

  10. Municipal water consumption forecast accuracy

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    Fullerton, Thomas M.; Molina, Angel L.

    2010-06-01

    Municipal water consumption planning is an active area of research because of infrastructure construction and maintenance costs, supply constraints, and water quality assurance. In spite of that, relatively few water forecast accuracy assessments have been completed to date, although some internal documentation may exist as part of the proprietary "grey literature." This study utilizes a data set of previously published municipal consumption forecasts to partially fill that gap in the empirical water economics literature. Previously published municipal water econometric forecasts for three public utilities are examined for predictive accuracy against two random walk benchmarks commonly used in regional analyses. Descriptive metrics used to quantify forecast accuracy include root-mean-square error and Theil inequality statistics. Formal statistical assessments are completed using four-pronged error differential regression F tests. Similar to studies for other metropolitan econometric forecasts in areas with similar demographic and labor market characteristics, model predictive performances for the municipal water aggregates in this effort are mixed for each of the municipalities included in the sample. Given the competitiveness of the benchmarks, analysts should employ care when utilizing econometric forecasts of municipal water consumption for planning purposes, comparing them to recent historical observations and trends to insure reliability. Comparative results using data from other markets, including regions facing differing labor and demographic conditions, would also be helpful.

  11. Morphology and shallow geological structure of the continental slope located between Manzanillo, Colima and Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico, using multibeam bathymetry and high resolution seismic reflection data

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    Castillo, M.; Bandy, W. L.; Mortera-Gutierrez, C. A.

    2013-05-01

    The west coast of Mexico presents a complex array of tectonic processes related with the subduction of the Rivera plate beneath the Jalisco Block/North American plate including seamount subduction and forearc slivering. To better understand these processes and related deformation, an analysis and integration of marine geophysical data was undertaken to map the morphology and shallow geologic structure of the continental slope located between Manzanillo, Colima and Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico (Longitude: 104 ° 20 'to 106 ° 0 Latitude: 18 ° 24 'to 19 ° 48'). These data include multibeam bathymetry and seafloor backscatter data (Kongsberg EM300 system) and high-resolution seismic reflection data (Kongsberg TOPAS system) collected during the MORTIC07 campaign aboard the oceanographic vessel "El Puma". 3D models of the bathymetry and acoustic backscatter strength were constructed along with maps of the major geological and structural features, such as landslides and active faults and folds. The analysis indicates that the continental slope in this area has undergone significant vertical and horizontal movements producing several large slump blocks, a prominent sedimentary filled basin, and a series of transpressional ridges suggestive of a recent collision and subduction of a seamount, or similar bathymetric features.

  12. Energy from Municipal Waste Program

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    Each year Americans throw away 3 quads of energy in the form of municipal waste and pay 6 billion dollars for the privilege. Only about 21 percent of our municipal wastes are used productively to generate electricity or produce new products by recycling. In 1990, waste-to-energy (WTE) plants and recycling efforts contributed roughly half a quad of energy in the form of electricity and reduced energy use. This productive use of waste avoided the disposal of about 50 million tons of wastes to landfills in that year. The Administration National Energy Strategy (NES) estimates that with proper Federal, State, local, and private action the electric generating capacity of WTE facilities could increase 600 percent by 2010 and by over 1200 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 capacity. This would result in about 55 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by 2030, up from roughly 4 GW today. The Department of Energy (DOE) supports an integrated approach to waste management that includes source reduction, WTE, recycling, and landfilling as complementary pieces of a solution to the municipal waste disposal problem. The Energy from Municipal Waste Program, described in this plan, seeks to minimize the productive use of municipal waste as an energy resource to improving its economic and environmental characteristics. While the Program focuses on WTE systems, it is conducted as part of a larger Federal effort that includes source reduction and recycling of wastes to save energy.

  13. Consideraciones geomorfológías sobre la Sierra Madre Occidental en el norte de Jalisco, México

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    Rosier Omar Barrera R.

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    Full Text Available El presente análisis del espacio geográfico tiene como punto de partida a la Geomorfología, que se ocupa de la génesis y de la evolución de las formas del relieve. Esta definición presenta dos elementos esenciales, el relieve y la forma. El primero es resultado de procesos geológicos y el segundo de procesos morfoclimáticos. La intención de este trabajo radica en la necesidad de dar a conocer las características de las estructuras de relieve en el norte del estado de Jalisco, cuyos principales atributos radican en la tectónica de bloques, generados a partir de una extensa superficie afectada por el vulcanismo desarrollado durante el Cenozoico Medio. La tectónica responde a los movimientos corticales generados, a la luz de la teoría de la tectónica de placas, durante el Terciario Superior y el Pleistoceno, y repercuten en este sector del país por la proximidad a las zonas de subducción. Los bloques de los depósitos de lavas y antiguos volcanes han formado extensas mesetas denominadas en el campo de la geomorfología estructural plateaux riolíticos. Las estructuras del relieve proporcionan el elemento básico sobre el que trabajan las fuerzas exógenas o morfocllmáticas que modelan las formas esculturales del relieve. Modelado de interfluvios y modelado de vertientes se caracterizan por la disección particular de las zonas tropicales; por otra parte, los procesos químicos dan lugar a suelos ferruginosos y los escurrimientos de las aguas buscan a través de las cárcavas su nivel de base en las profundas gargantas que separan las mesetas. De allí que los procesos edafogenéticos dominan sobre los interfluvios planos, en tanto que sobre las vertientes impera el movimiento de los materiales detríticos y en el fondo de los valles las terrazas fluviales.

  14. Diversidad de avispas parasitoides de la familia Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea del bosque tropical caducifolio en San Buenaventura, Jalisco, México Diversity of parasitoid wasps of the family Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea in the tropical dry forest of San Buenaventura, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Beatriz Rodríguez-Velez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del estudio de la fauna de avispas parasitoides de la familia Encyrtidae en el bosque tropical caducifolio de San Buenaventura, Jalisco, México. El estudio se llevó a cabo de noviembre de 1996 a octubre de 1997. La recolección se realizó con trampas Malaise durante 5 días de cada mes. Se registró un total de 61 especies, 30 géneros, 13 tribus y 2 subfamilias. El mayor número de géneros y especies fue de la subfamilia Encyrtinae, con 22 géneros y 44 especies, seguida por Tetracneminae con 8 géneros y 17 especies. El género con mayor número de especies fue Metaphycus con 11. Las especies recolectadas no fueron abundantes, y su riqueza y abundancia varió estacionalmente, registrándose los valores más altos durante la temporada de lluvias. La similitud de la fauna de San Buenaventura, Jalisco con la de Huautla, Morelos fue mayor que la encontrada en otras regiones previamente estudiadas de bosque tropical caducifolio (San Javier, Sonora y Huatulco, Oaxaca.Results of a faunistic study of the parasitoid wasps of the family Encyrtidae of the tropical dry forest of San Buenaventura, Jalisco, Mexico are presented. The study was carried out from November 1996 to October 1997. Collecting technique was Malaise trapping. Collections were carried out during 5 days of every month. A total of 61 species, 30 genera, 13 tribes and 2 subfamilies were recorded. The subfamily with the largest number of species was Encyrtinae with 22 genera and 44 species, followed by Tetracneminae with 8 genera and 17 species. The genus with the largest number of species was Metaphycus with 11. Species had low abundance. Species richness and abundance varied with time, with the highest values recorded in the rainy season. The fauna of San Buenaventura, Jalisco was most similar to that of Huautla, Morelos, than to that of San Javier, Sonora and Huatulco, Oaxaca, all of them previously studied.

  15. ARQUEOFAUNA DEL SITIO ARQUEOLÓGICO EL PIÑÓN, CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO, MÉXICO/Archaeofauna of the archaeological site “El Piñón”, Cultura Bolaños, Jalisco, México.

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    La cultura Bolaños comprende diversas comunidades humanas que se asentaron en uno de los cañones que forman la Sierra Madre Occidental y se ubica, cronológicamente, entre el año 100 a.C. y llega al 1260 de nuestra era, extendiéndose desde el sur de Zacatecas hasta llegar a la desembocadura del río Grande de Santiago, en el centro de Jalisco, México. La base de su desarrollo fue el intercambio de artefactos por productos y materias primas que no existían en la región del occidente mexicano. Aq...

  16. The municipality as a stakeholder

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    The author explains how local politicians look upon the dialogue regarding nuclear installations in their municipalities. As seen from the map of European reactors there is a lot of local districts affected by nuclear operations. What has a mayor from such a community to say about the shut-down phase of such operations and especially about the need for communication between stakeholders when closing and decommissioning a nuclear power reactor? To answer this question the author has structured his presentation into 4 parts as follows: 1. The European municipalities ? some characteristics; 2. The siting of NPPs (nuclear power plants) in Europe; 3. The shutdown, decommissioning and the dismantling phases; 4. Lessons learnt

  17. Urban ecology and the municipal utilities

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    Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    1998-01-01

    Current management of municipal utilities for energy, water and solid waste is often in conflict with the ideas of ecological demonstrationprojects. The writer argue there is a need of transformation within municipal utilities and a need of new planning tools...

  18. Teatro Municipal, en Gelsenkirchen

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    Full Text Available Two very up to date principles have been tried at Gelsenkirchen, namely that of «transformable theatre», and the integration of the style of a building with that of the town and the landscape. Following these principles, two municipal theatres have been built, one seating 1,050 and the other 450 spectators. They are situated in the centre of the city, and constitute the nucleus of a new cultural centre in the midst of a highly industrial town; This is a project not aimed at any particular social group, but placed at the service of every man with an intellectual or artistic interest. These two buildings have reinforced concrete structures, metal roofs, and the trusses are protected against Are by means of a special asbestos treatment. Efficient air conditioning ducts are taken inside suspended concrete tubing, which run over the main theatre hall. This air conditioning produces no audible noise. The «transformability» of the theatre presented other difficult accoustical problems, which were overcome by means of plates which osciIate and open out. Aluminium laminas, with a large number of tiny holes to absorb noise, have also been fitted. These two buildings involve a close cooperation between the plastic artist and the architect. A number of works by Paul Dierkes and Yves Klein are placed inside these theatres. Externally. they are adorned with a concrete sculpture by Robert Adams, seeking to express the power of the spirit over matter.Dos principios muy de actualidad —de «teatro transformable» y de integración de la arquitectura en la ciudad y paisaje— han sido intentados en Gelsenkirchen, donde se construyeron dos teatros municipales: uno con 1.050 localidades y otro con 450. Emplazados en el centro de la ciudad, constituyen, como el núcleo de un nuevo foro, una obra al servicio del arte, del espíritu, en medio de una urbe industrial: una obra destinada no a una determinada clase social, sino para cada hombre interesado intelectual

  19. Municipal Real Estate Decision Support System

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    M. Arkesteijn; S. van den Schootbrugge; P.Paul Van Loon

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    More and more municipalities have opted to establish a more centralized real estate management. This means that in these municipalities there is one real estate management organization. Since 1995 the number of municipalities that have centralized has increased from 18 (K et al 1995) to 34 percent in 2008 (A et al 2008). In 2009 69 percent of large municipalities (> 75,000 inhabitants) have a centrally organized real estate management (T & S 2010). This should lead to a more efficient and eff...

  20. Analysis of Municipal Pipe Network Franchise Institution

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    Yong, Sun; Haichuan, Tian; Feng, Xu; Huixia, Zhou

    Franchise institution of municipal pipe network has some particularity due to the characteristic of itself. According to the exposition of Chinese municipal pipe network industry franchise institution, the article investigates the necessity of implementing municipal pipe network franchise institution in China, the role of government in the process and so on. And this offers support for the successful implementation of municipal pipe network franchise institution in China.

  1. Performance budgeting introduction at municipal level

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    Article is devoted to questions of performance budgeting introduction at municipal level. It will allow raising a management efficiency of budgetary resources of municipality. Transformation of budgetary process and activity of administration of municipality in connection with performance budgeting introduction are considered.

  2. Municipal waste - management and treatment

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    Though per capita waste generation in Nepalese urban cities is not so high, the lack of proper waste management is considered one of the severe problems to be faced by urban people in future. With rapid urbanization, life style of people is changing their habits and consuming more materials and producing a large volume of waste in urban areas in Nepal. The nature and amount of waste generated in municipality is dependent of demography and geography. But most common aspect of municipal waste in Nepal is more than 60% of the waste biodegradable. Whatever the nature and amount of waste generated, the most common practice of managing municipal waste is to dispose in the riverside nearby or dumped elsewhere. The involvement of private sector in waste management is a new concept adopted by many municipalities in Nepal. One of the most progress approaches, 4R (reduces, reuse, recycle and refuse) principle is being practiced. The need of awareness progressive like segregation of wastes at collection point also being practiced in Nepal. Finally, Proper formulation of program and legislation and its application is one of the major challenges for local authorities in Nepal. (author)

  3. Sustainability of municipal wastewater treatment.

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    Roeleveld, P.J.; Klapwijk, A.; Eggels, P.G.; Rulkens, W.H.; Starkenburg, van W.

    1997-01-01

    n this study the insustainability of the treatment of municipal wastewater is evaluated with the LCA-methodology. Life-Cycle Assessments (LCA) analyze and assess the environmental profile over the entire life cycle of a product or process. The LCA-methodology proved to be a proper instrument to eval

  4. [Ichthyofauna fisheries in Bahía de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico, associated to the El Niño event 1997-1998].

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    Rojo-Vázquez, J A; Aguilar-Palomino, B; Galván-Piña, V H; Godínez-Domínguez, E; Hernández-Vázquez, S; Ruiz-Ramírez, S; Lucano-Ramírez, G

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    The ichthyofauna fished in Bahía de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico in the Central Pacific was surveyed during 1998. Six thousand nine hundred and fourty-four organisms of 130 species were caught which weighted 3,231 kg. Nearly 30% of the species belonged to Carangidae. Haemulidae and Sciaenidae. The most important species in number and biomass were Microlepidotus brevipinnins, Caranx caninus and C. caballus. Species number, abundance and biomass fluctuated during the year. The largest number of species was caught in June (61), the minimum in March (33). January had the maximum abundance (1,397 organisms), while the minimum was obtained during August (251). The maximum biomass values were from January (556.5 kg), and the lowest from August (114.7 kg). Eighteen species accumulated 87% of the total abundance, while 20 species represented 86.3% of the biomass. There were large in differences species number, abundance and biomass nets of different mesh size. PMID:12189823

  5. Ecología de la anidación de Crocodylus acutus (Reptilia: Crococylidae) en la desembocadura del río Cuitzamala, Jalisco, México

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    Gustavo Casas Andreu

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    Se estudió la ecología de la anidación del Cocodrilo Americano (Crocodylus acutus) en la desembocadura del Río Cuitzmala en la costa de Jalisco, México, en las temporadas de 1990 a 1993. La temporada de anidación es durante los meses de abril y mayo. Al analizar los datos compilados por otros autores y los de este estudio, se observa una tendencia latitudinal en el inicio de la anidación, siendo más temprana a bajas latitudes y más tardía a altas latitudes. Este mismo patrón puede ser aplicad...

  6. IMPACTOS DEL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO SOBRE LA AGROCLIMATOLOGÍA DEL MAÍZ EN CIÉNEGA DE CHAPALA, JALISCO

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    Patricia Zarazúa-Villaseñor; José Ariel Ruiz-Corral; Diego Raymundo González-Eguiarte; Hugo Ernesto Flores-López; José Ron-Parra

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    Los objetivos de este estudio fueron estimar los escenarios climáticos futuros para el ciclo primavera-verano en la región Ciénega de Chapala en Jalisco, México; estimar el impacto de los escenarios sobre los parámetros agroclimáticos y fenológicos del cultivo de maíz; y los escenarios climáticos sobre los requerimientos hídricos del cultivo de maíz en la zona de estudio. Se dispuso de bases de datos climáticos serie 1977-2006 de las estaciones de la Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA), y la...

  7. ambiental de agricultores orgánicos y convencionales en el ejido La Ciénega, municipio de El Limón, Jalisco, México

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    Rodolfo González-Figueroa

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    Full Text Available La agricultura moderna en México está causando contaminación y erosión; de ello deriva la creciente pobreza y marginación que se padece en diversas zonas rurales, donde la cultura y el sustento dependen de la agricultura. Entender y responder al fenómeno de la degradación ambiental implica comprender las ideas, valores y esperanzas de los campesinos y, a partir de ello, construir alternativas. En este artículo se presentan cuatro estudios de caso en el ejido de La Ciénega, municipio El Limón, en la región Costa Sur de Jalisco, México, buscando contextualizar estos casos en el debate sobre el desarrollo sustentable.

  8. Éxito de eclosión del cocodrilo americano (Crocodylus acutus y la tortuga golfina (Lepidochelys olivacea en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. (Hatching success of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus and Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Aranda-Mena, Oscar Saúl:

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    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados históricos del éxito de eclosión para la tortuga golfina (2001-2004 y para el cocodrilo americano (2004-2005 en la región costera de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. Se destaca un aumento en el éxito de eclosión para la tortuga golfina a la largo del período observado, producto posiblemente de las campañas de protección. Por otro lado, el estero “Boca Negra” es considerado como una zona importante para la reproducción del cocodrilo americano.AbstractWe present the historical results of hatching success of Olive ridley turtle (2001-2004 and the American crocodile (2004-2005 in the coastal region of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. We observed an increase in the hatching success for the Olive ridley turtle during the studied period, product possibly of the protection programs. On the other hand, "Boca Negra" estuary is considered an important zone for the reproduction of the American crocodile.

  9. Dieta y nicho de alimentación del coyote, zorra gris, mapache y jaguarundi en un bosque tropical caducifolio de la Costa Sur del Estado de Jalisco, México

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    Sergio Guerrero; Mohammad H. Badii; Silvia S. ZALAPA; Flores, Adriana E.

    2002-01-01

    Se analizó la dieta, amplitud y sobreposición de nicho de alimentación para el coyote (Canis latrans), zorra gris (Urocyon cinereaoargenteus), mapache (Procyon lotor) y jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) en una zona de bosque tropical caducifolio de la costa sur de Jalisco, México. Para ello se recolectaron 430 excrementos de las cuatro especies: coyote (118), zorra gris (78), mapache (198) jaguarundi (36), fueron analizados y los contenidos determinados. Los resultados son reportados en f...

  10. Distribución y abundancia de los crustáceos estomatópodos de fondos blandos en las costas de Jalisco y Colima, México

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    Judith Arciniega Flores; Víctor Landa Jaime; Gaspar González Sansón

    1998-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados de tres cruceros, denominados DEM 1, DEM II y DEM III, efectuados durante 1995 y 1996. En cada crucero se visitaron siete sitios y se realizaron recolecciones a cuatro profundidades diferentes (20, 40, 60 y 80 m), en la plataforma continental de Jalisco y Colima, México, mediante arrastres camaroneros pareados. Se identificaron cinco géneros y nueve especies pertenecientes a las familias Eurysquillidae, Hemisquillidae, Lysiosquillidae y Squillidae. El crucero DEM I...

  11. Climate Ambassador Programmes in Municipalities

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard; Pedersen, Stine Rahbek

    Some Danish municipalities have developed ambassador programmes which generate environmental and climate change mitigation efforts in local public administrations and institutions. This chapter analyses the characteristics and experiences of four ambassador programmes now operating in the...... municipalities of Furesø, Lyngby-Taarbæk, Frederiksberg and Hvidovre. Two of the ambassador programmes presented here focus primarily on climate change mitigation initiatives, and two have a broader focus on sustainable development. Important elements for the impact of these programmes are the networking among...... the local ambassadors, the central coordinator’s ability to support the local ambassador with knowledge about mapping, reduction of environmental impacts and facilitation of development of initiatives, and mechanisms for the allocation of cost savings from local resource savings....

  12. QUALITY OF LIFE RANKING OF SPANISH MUNICIPALITIES

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    Measuring the quality of life in municipalities entails two empirical challenges. First, collecting a set of relevant indicators that can be compared across the municipalities. Second, using an appropriate aggregating tool in order to construct a synthetic index. This paper measures the quality of life for the largest 643 Spanish municipalities using Value Efficiency Analysis (VEA). The indicators used cover aspects related to consumption, social services, housing, transport, environment, lab...

  13. Local food in municipal catering - a survey of local food purchasing in Finnish municipalities

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    Muukka, Eija; Kuosmanen, Leena; Ylinampa, Meeri; Blomquist, Ulla; Kärkkäinen, Irma; Malaska, Kirsi; Soininen, Taira; Soininen, Jukka

    2008-01-01

    This report is the first published report on the use of local food in almost all of Finland's municipalities, and covers the use of local food products in public municipality catering fairly comprehensively. The report presents the results of the telephone survey for the catering managers of Continental Finland carried out by EkoCentria's Lähikeittiöhanke's Local Cuisine Advisors in 2007. The count of participating municipalities totals to 366 which equals 92 % of municipalities in Contin...

  14. Structural pattern at the northwestern sector of the Tepic-Zacoalco rift and tectonic implications for the Jalisco block, western Mexico

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    Urrutia-Fucugauchi, Jaime; González-Morán, Tomás

    2006-10-01

    Analysis of the aeromagnetic anomalies over the northwestern sector of the Tepic-Zacoalco rift documents a NE-SW pattern of lineaments that are perpendicular to the inferred NW-SE boundary between the Jalisco block and the Sierra Madre Occidental. The boundary lies within the central sector of the Tepic-Zacoalco rift immediately north of the Ceboruco and Tepetiltic stratovolcanoes and extends up to the San Juan stratovolcano, where it intersects the NE-SW magnetic anomaly lineament that runs toward the Pacific coast (which intersects two volcanic centers). This N35°E lineament separates the central rift zone of low amplitude mainly negative anomalies (except those positive anomalies over the stratovolcanoes) from the zone to the north and west characterized by high amplitude positive long wavelength anomalies. The NE-SW lineament is parallel to the western sector of the Ameca graben and the offshore Bahia de Banderas graben and to the structural features of the Punta Mita peninsula at the Pacific coast, and thus seems to form part of a regional NE-SW pattern oblique to the proposed westward or northwestward motion of the Jalisco block. The orientation of this regional structural pattern at the northern end of the Tepic-Zacoalco rift seems consistent with proposed dominant SW-directed extension along the rift during the Pliocene and Quaternary, rather than with NW-SE lateral strike-slip faulting. The orthogonal pattern that characterizes the northernmost boundary of the Tepic-Zacoalco rift is oblique to the pattern observed in the Grande de Santiago river (which conforms the northern limit of the rift) and for the central-eastern sectors of the Ameca graben (south of the rift). This spatial arrangement of major lineaments and structural elements points to a complex tectonic history for the region that includes the rifting of the Gulf of California and margin deformation due to plate convergence and kinematic re-organization events, and which may have resulted in

  15. Tendencias poblaciones de Crocodylus acutus en condiciones de protección en la Reserva de la Biosfera Chamela-Cuixmala, Jalisco, México

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    Andrés García

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    Full Text Available Se evaluaron los cambios en la abundancia, densidad y estructura por tamaños de la población de Crocodylus acutus de la Reserva de la Biosfera Chamela-Cuixmala en la costa de Jalisco, México. En la actualidad la población se estima en más de 440 individuos lo que representa un 1.250% con respecto a los 35 individuos registrados en 1987 cuando se inició el conteo de esta población. Lo anterior se ve reforzado por el incremento constante del numero de nidos registrados desde 1988 y la estabilización de la estructura de tamaños de la población que registra un incremento en la proporción de individuos sexualmente maduros. La recuperación de esta población durante las últimas dos décadas es gracias a la adaptabilidad de la especie, al esfuerzo sostenido y voluntad por protegerla y a la restauración y conservación de los humedales de la reserva por parte de la Fundación Ecológica de Cuixmala, A.CWe evaluated the changes in the abundance, density, and size structure of a population of Crocodylus acutus within the Chamela Cuixmala Biospehere Reserve on the coast of Jalisco, México. The current population size is estimated to be more than 440 with an annual rate of increase of about 1.250%, based on a population size of 35 individuals in 1987, when monitoring began. These findings are reinforced by the consistent increase in the number of nests recorded since 1988 and by the stabilization of the size structure of the population with a consistent increase in the portion of the population that is sexually mature. The recovery of this population during the last two decades is the result of the adaptability of this species combined with the constant effort and determination of the Cuixmala Ecological Foundation to protect the population and conserve and restore the wetlands in reserve.

  16. Canadian municipal carbon trading primer

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    The trading of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is being suggested as an effective economic way to meet Canada's Kyoto target. Emissions trading is a market-based instrument that can help achieve environmental improvements while using the market to absorb the economical and effective measures to achieve emissions reductions. Placing a value on emissions means that in order to minimize costs, companies will be motivated to apply the lowest-cost emission reductions possible for regulatory approval. The two main types of emissions trading that exist in Canada are the trading of emissions that lead to the formation of smog or acid rain, and the trading of greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. Since carbon dioxide is the most prevalent GHG, making up approximately 75 per cent of Canadian GHG emissions, the trading of units of GHGs is often referred to as carbon trading. The impact that emissions trading will have on municipal operations was the focus of this primer. The trading of GHG involves buying and selling of allowances of GHGs between contracting parties, usually between one party that is short of GHG credits and another that has excess credits. The 3 common approaches to emissions trading include allowance trading (cap and trade), credit trading (baseline and credit), and a hybrid system which combines both credit and allowance trading systems. The issues that impact municipalities include the debate regarding who owns the credits from landfills, particularly if power is generated using landfill gas and the power is sold as green power. Other viable questions were also addressed, including who can claim emission reduction credits if a city implements energy efficiency projects, or fuel substitution programs. Also, will municipalities be allowed to trade internationally, for example, with municipalities in the United States, and how should they spend their money earned from selling credits. This report also presents highlights from 3 emissions

  17. Composting of municipal solid waste.

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    Kumar, Sunil

    2011-06-01

    This paper reviews the literature on the composting process, which is one of the technological options for the processing of municipal solid wastes (MSWs). The process assumes a great significance, particularly from the point of its economic viability, capability for recycling of nutrients and waste minimization with minimum environmental problems. A number of studies on various aspects of the composting process, including process control and monitoring parameters such as temperature, pH, moisture content, aeration, and porosity are reviewed. Salient observations on microbial properties of composting are described and details of vermicomposting, as well as a detailed analysis of patents on composting of MSW, are presented. PMID:20854128

  18. Public deliberation in municipal planning

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    Bohøj, Morten; Borchorst, Nikolaj Gandrup; Bødker, Susanne;

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an exploratory participatory design process aimed at supporting citizen deliberation in municipal planning. It presents the main outcomes of this process in terms of selected prototypes and an approach to the use setting. We support and discuss different ways for citizens to...... act and reflect on proposed plans: in-situ, while physically close to the planning object, and ex-situ, when citizens are remote from this. The support of in-situ and ex-situ participation allows citizens to engage in continuous reflection-in and on-action as a collaborative activity with other...

  19. New Orleans may go municipal

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    Recent moves by the New Orleans City Council to consolidate two investor-owned utilities operating under franchise agreements into a publicly owned utility could make the 179,000-user utility the nation's 12th ranking public power system. Voters have changed their minds on the advantages of local control because of costly blackouts. At the root of the effort are economic concerns and some unpaid IOUs owed by the franchise companies because of nuclear plant construction. A task force recommended a municipal buyout

  20. ARQUEOFAUNA DEL SITIO ARQUEOLÓGICO EL PIÑÓN, CULTURA BOLAÑOS, JALISCO, MÉXICO/Archaeofauna of the archaeological site “El Piñón”, Cultura Bolaños, Jalisco, México.

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    Bernardo Rodríguez Galicia

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La cultura Bolaños comprende diversas comunidades humanas que se asentaron en uno de los cañones que forman la Sierra Madre Occidental y se ubica, cronológicamente, entre el año 100 a.C. y llega al 1260 de nuestra era, extendiéndose desde el sur de Zacatecas hasta llegar a la desembocadura del río Grande de Santiago, en el centro de Jalisco, México. La base de su desarrollo fue el intercambio de artefactos por productos y materias primas que no existían en la región del occidente mexicano. Aquí el estudio arqueozoológico realizado con las colecciones de restos óseos obtenidos de las excavaciones efectuadas en el sitio arqueológico “El Piñón”, y su correspondiente interpretación, permitió reconstruir tanto el ambiente natural como el cultural suscitado en el pasado. La fauna identificada consistió, en un primer análisis preliminar, en poco más de 3333 especímenes óseos, entre huesos y dientes no modificados, y alterados por cocción, cremación o trabajados, los cuales correspondieron a más de 250 individuos, entre los que se pueden mencionar: conejos, liebres, ardillas, tuzas (topos, perros, pumas, linces, pecaríes, venados, guajolotes (pavos, patos, codornices y guacamayas verdes, entre otros vertebrados que son comunes al ambiente semiseco-templado que prevalece en la región de Zacatecas-Jalisco.   Abstract   The Bolaños culture is made up of many human communities that established in one of the western Sierra Madre canyons, Mexico. Their occupations are chronologically dated between 100 years BC and 1260 years AD, and extended from southern Zacatecas to the mouth of the Rio Grande of Santiago, in the center of Jalisco, Mexico. The basis of their development was the exchange of artifacts for products and raw material that didn’t exist in the western Mexican region. Here, the archaeozoological study performed with the bone remains recovered in excavations from the “El Piñon” archaeological site is

  1. Éxito de eclosión del cocodrilo americano (Crocodylus acutus) y la tortuga golfina (Lepidochelys olivacea) en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. (Hatching success of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico)

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    Cupul-Magaña, Fabio Germán; Aranda-Mena, Oscar Saúl:

    2005-01-01

    Se presentan resultados históricos del éxito de eclosión para la tortuga golfina (2001-2004) y para el cocodrilo americano (2004-2005) en la región costera de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. Se destaca un aumento en el éxito de eclosión para la tortuga golfina a la largo del período observado, producto posiblemente de las campañas de protección. Por otro lado, el estero “Boca Negra” es considerado como una zona importante para la reproducción del cocodrilo americano.AbstractWe present the h...

  2. Emergency Planning for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

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    Lemon, R. A.; And Others

    This manual for the development of emergency operating plans for municipal wastewater treatment systems was compiled using information provided by over two hundred municipal treatment systems. It covers emergencies caused by natural disasters, civil disorders and strikes, faulty maintenance, negligent operation, and accidents. The effects of such…

  3. Orientation to Municipal Wastewater Treatment. Training Manual.

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    Introductory-level material on municipal wastewater treatment facilities and processes is presented. Course topics include sources and characteristics of municipal wastewaters; objectives of wastewater treatment; design, operation, and maintenance factors; performance testing; plant staffing; and laboratory considerations. Chapter topics include…

  4. LOS EFECTOS DE “JOVA” EN EL MUNICIPIO DE AUTLÁN DE NAVARRO, JALISCO, MÉXICO: UN CASO HISTÓRICO

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    José Luis Olguín-López

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo proporciona información de los efectos del Huracán “Jova” el pasado Octubre del 2011, fenómeno clasificado como atípico en el municipio de Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México. Registrado en un período de tiempo de 18 horas, con 330 mm de lluvia acumulada promedio (período de retorno de 75 años; lámina que alteró la capacidad de escorrentía en los cauces fluviales, causando desbordamientos y daños severos en zonas urbana y agrícola. Éste favoreció el ciclo de lluvias anual de la región (más de 40% de lámina precipitada y el volumen total de capacidad de las presas (más de 45%. El objetivo fue describir y analizar la distribución del huracán “Jova”, su impacto e interacción en los usos del suelo como actividades primarias; se resalta la importancia de la información climatológica, útil en la toma de decisiones y en la planeación estratégica del territorio.

  5. Notes on the Quality of Life of Artisanal Small-Scale Fishermen along the Pacific Coast of Jalisco, México

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    Myrna Leticia Bravo-Olivas

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable fishing includes the socioeconomic status of fishers. We combined empirical quality of life (QOL and subjective lived experiences methods to explore the social sustainability of artisanal fishers in five fishery collectives along the coast of Jalisco, Mexico, where the average daily income is slightly above the poverty level. The QOL scores were also related to annual catch and incomes within each collective. A QOL index is used in this study that combines importance and achievement ratings scores; the results are indicative of an acceptable QOL for fishermen. The concept of lived experiences, incorporating aspects of life relating to Mind, Body, Work and People was explored through interviews with 12 fishers. The QOL data revealed that family and friends are important indicators related to positive QOL reported by the sample, while economic indicators were not important. Although four of the five collectives perceived that the future looks worse than the present and past, there was limited correlation between catch or income and QOL. However, while the lived experiences exercise in part supported the QOL findings, in that People was the most important dimension for almost all of the fishers interviewed, negative economic gaps related to poor catches and incomes were prevalent in the Mind and Work dimensions. The findings suggest that to understand the socioeconomic component of sustainable fisheries, both of these approaches should be considered, as they can illuminate different aspects of fishers’ lives that need to be considered during the development of fisheries’ management policies.

  6. APLICACIÓN DEL MÉTODO SERVQUAL EN LOS SERVICIOS DE ALUMBRADO PÚBLICO DE ZAPOPAN, JALISCO [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20030201002

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    Luis Joel Torres Arreola

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Considerando que el uso de los Sistemas de Calidad en el sector público Mexicano se encuentra en un proceso inicial, este estudio revisa solo un aspecto de la implementación de los Sistemas de Calidad. En este caso, el Sistema de Calidad esta identificado como la certificación de las normas de calidad de la Organización Internacional de Estandarización (ISO, en inglés. El objetivo de esta investigación es medir a través del modelo SERVQUAL el grado en que el personal de la Dirección de Alumbrado Público de Zapopan (D. A. P. Z, Estado de Jalisco, ha asumido una filosofía de calidad con respecto a los servicios que ofrecen a través de su estructura organizacional, tratándose en este caso de una investigación aplicada. Es importante considerar que esta área tiene tres años de haber implementado un sistema de calidad como lo es la certificación ISO 9002.

  7. La migración desde la mirada de los empleadores de una agroindustria de los Altos de Jalisco, México

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    María de la Luz Pérez Padilla

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    Full Text Available En los Altos de Jalisco, México, la migra- ción y la actividad agropecuaria son acti- vidades tradicionales con impacto econó- mico y social en la cotidianidad. Por ello se llevó a cabo un estudio cualitativo so- bre la percepción y experiencia de nueve empleadores de una empresa agroindus- trial respecto al fenómeno migratorio en la región, así como los costos y benefi cios que asocian al mismo. Los empleadores observan la disminución de emigrantes y el aumento de deportados. Identifi can un aumento de mujeres e hijos jóvenes ingre- sando a trabajar en la empresa. Como im- pacto negativo destacan: difi cultades de adaptación de los retornados, adquisición de costumbres diferentes, distanciamien- to o abandono familiar y falta de envío de remesas. Aprecian el desarrollo de nuevas cualidades y mayores exigencias hacia la empresa en los trabajadores migrantes de retorno.

  8. Agave azul y el desarrollo sustentable en la cuenca baja del río Ayuquila, Costa Sur de Jalisco (1994-2004

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    Peter R.W. Gerritsen

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El agave azul (Agave tequilana Weber es un cultivo nuevo para la cuenca del río Ayuquila en la Costa Sur de Jalisco, y es importante para su progreso agropecuario. Sin embargo, se observan efectos socioambientales negativos. Desde 2003 se han estudiado las condiciones del cultivo y su expansión, así como alternativas posibles. Los resultados muestran un crecimiento acelerado desde su introducción, a mitad de la década de 1990. Se destaca una concentración de propietarios privados y a través de contratos. Si bien sembrar esta planta puede ser redituable, las tendencias cíclicas de sobreproducción y escasez han originado una falta de incentivos para hacerlo y un deterioro de la capacidad productiva. Se discuten las perspectivas del avance agropecuario basado en el cultivo del agave azul, y se ofrecen algunas recomendaciones para fomentar la sustentabilidad de su sistema de producción comercial.

  9. Identifying important characteristics of municipal carbon footprints

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    Larsen, Hogne N.; Hertwich, Edgar G. [Industrial Ecology Programme and Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Realfagbygget E1, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway)

    2010-11-15

    Local climate action has been identified as a vital contributor to global mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper focuses on the GHG emissions resulting from the provision of local public services, illustrated through the Carbon Footprint (CF) indicator. The CF of all 429 Norwegian municipalities is calculated and compared to variables of interest. Results show that the CF changes significantly depending on size and wealth. Small and/or wealthy municipalities tend to have a much higher CF per capita compared to more populated and/or less wealthy cities. While wealth and CF relate very well linearly, increased population is only beneficial up to a certain size. Results indicate that the CF per capita increases in municipalities with more than {proportional_to}50,000 inhabitants, thus indicating a possible ideal size of municipalities to achieve the optimal municipal CF. (author)

  10. Municipal Governments and Development in Latin America

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    Full Text Available The processes of democratization, State reforms and administrative de-concentration that have marked the last 15 years of Latin American societies have brought about a reevaluation of the role of municipalities. The decentralization of the State has been put forth as basic objective and the economic productive restructuring happening around the world calls for a response from local initiatives: that is to say, initiatives to effect a new strategy of development “from the bottom up” that values territory as a geographic space bounded by a community of interests. One of the important actors in these local initiatives are the municipal governments who, as a first government resort, must respond to the vast demands of the population. These institutions are not consolidated, however. Instead, they are generally weak, with little economic, political and ideological power, and are limited in their autonomy, authority, legitimacy and capacity for management. In the first part of the article, and in an effort to characterize the political autonomy of the region’s municipalities, their distinct elements are analyzed – the system of representative democracy, competencies and resources, etc.. The most notorious deficiencies of Latin American municipalities are also studied. The second section analyzes the roles that these municipalities should take on to overcome these deficiencies, and goes on to offer action proposals towards creating a new model for municipal management, new ways of making policy from the municipality, and an analysis of the different instruments for promoting the local economy.

  11. Impacto de la pesca en la estructura, función y productividad del ecosistema de la plataforma continental de las costas de Jalisco y Colima, México

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    Galván Piña, Víctor Hugo

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    Se construyó un modelo trófico basado en ECOPATH para describir la estructura y los flujos de biomasa del ecosistema de la plataforma continental de las costas de Jalisco y Colima, México. El modelo incluye a 38 grupos funcionales, 22 de peces, 9 de invertebrados y un grupo para cada uno de los siguientes: mamíferos marinos, aves marinas, tortugas marinas, zooplancton, fitoplancton, peces muertos (FAC) y detritus. El detritus, zooplancton y fitoplancton impactan positivamente la mayoría de lo...

  12. Riesgo de contagio de Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual (ITS) y VIH/SIDA desde el punto de vista de adolescentes migrantes del Estado de Jalisco, México

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    Teresa Margarita Torres López; Rosalba Alejandra Iñiguez Huitrado; Manuel Pando Moreno; José Gpe. Salazar Estrada

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue describir el riesgo de contagio de ITS y VIH/SIDA desde el punto de vista de los adolescentes y las adolescentes migrantes de Jalisco, México. La finalidad fue identificar elementos para comprender el punto de vista de los adolescentes y de las adolescentes migrantes, y con ello fortalecer los programas de atención para la población que migra. El tipo estudio fue cualitativo exploratorio. La duración del estudio fue de 18 meses, de enero de 2006 a junio de 2007...

  13. Mecanismos de Democracia Directa en Jalisco, México: entre la contención, la simulación y la manipulación ciudadana. Cuatro estudios de caso

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    Rigoberto Soria Romo; Andrea Karina Sánchez Alvarado

    2016-01-01

    El presente trabajo analiza la instrumentación de diversos Mecanismos de Democracia Directa (MDD) aplicados en el estado de Jalisco, México. Dichos MDD son el referéndum, el plebiscito y la iniciativa popular, a los que se agrega la revocación de mandato reglamentado por el Ayuntamiento de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, municipio del mismo estado. El propósito declarado de los MDD es elevar la calidad de la democracia vía mayor participación ciudadana. Sin embargo, se concluye en el presente trabajo q...

  14. COMUNIDADES DE PRÁCTICA Y DESARROLLO LOCAL ENDÓGENO DE LA REGIÓN COSTA NORTE DE JALISCO Y SUR DEL ESTADO DE NAYARIT, MÉXICO

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    Rodrigo Espinoza Sánchez; Edmundo Andrade Romo; Rosa Ma. Chávez Dagostino; Ulises Castro y Juan C. Picón

    2012-01-01

    Las asimetrías existentes en el ámbito del desarrollo territorial de una región son aspectos importantes que conllevan al análisis de la política pública y gubernamental para el abatimiento de la pobreza. El estado de Jalisco esta dividido en doce regiones administrativas, mismas que fueron creadas con el objeto de que la administración pública tuviera un diagnóstico de la realidad territorial de su población y, a la vez pudiera elaborar buenas políticas para el desarrollo de las comunidades ...

  15. European municipalities and the liberalized energy market

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    Municipalities are directly affected by the liberalization of the energy markets. Because they all consume or even produce energy, whether it be for their own consumption or to resell it, they often distribute gas, electricity or heat, they plan urban areas and organize the energy networks on their territory, while in addition citizens expect municipalities to inform them and even protect them against the possible excesses of energy salesmen. Elected representatives administrations, local agencies, municipal companies, citizens' associations etc., all have to innovate. This supplement to Energie-Cites INFO is intended to provide you with practical information and further analyses of the liberalization process. (authors)

  16. Financial indicators for municipalities: a quantitative analysis

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    Sreĉko Devjak

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available From the characterization of Local Authority financing models and structures in Portugal and Slovenia, a set of financial and generic budget indicators has been established. These indicators may be used in a comparative analysis considering the Bragança District in Portugal, and municipalities of similar population size in Slovenia. The research identified significant differences, in terms of financing sources due to some discrepancies on financial models and competences of municipalities on each country. The results show that Portuguese and Slovenian municipalities, in 2003, for the economy indicator, had similar ranking behaviour, but in 2004, they changed this behaviour.

  17. COMPOST PRODUCTION THROUGH UTILIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND SEPTAGE BY BARSHI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

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    Kanchan Wani

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    Documented is a good practice conducted by Barshi Municipal Council (BMC), which effectively utilizes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and septage for production of compost. Barshi is an 'A' class Municipal Council in Sholapur division of Maharashtra State, situated at a distance of about 71 km from Sholapur City on its northern side. Barshi town generates about 46 tons of solid waste on daily basis; while on annual basis averagely 200 septic tanks were cleaned by Urban Local Body ...

  18. Do Municipal Mergers Improve Fiscal Outcomes?

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    Hansen, Sune Welling; Houlberg, Kurt; Holm Pedersen, Lene

    2014-01-01

    basic argument is that the conceptualisation of fiscal management in political science is often too narrow as it focuses on the budget and pays hardly any attention to balances in the final accounts and debts – elements of management which are central to policy making. On this background, the causal......Improved fiscal management is a frequent justification for promoting boundary consolidations. However, whether or not this is actually the case is rarely placed under rigorous empirical scrutiny. Hence, this article investigates if fiscal outcomes are improved when municipalities are merged. The...... relationship between municipal mergers and fiscal outcomes is analysed. Measured on the balance between revenues and expenses, liquid assets and debts, municipal mergers improve the fiscal outcomes of the municipalities in a five-year perspective, although the pre-reform effects tend to be negative. For...

  19. Actual problems of municipal cleaners waste waters

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    In paper are evaluated social and economical changes in water economy with emphasis on complex evaluation of municipal cleaners waste waters with respect of legislative, position of ownerskip relationskips and financial security of public experiences of water economy.

  20. Municipal service provision in rural communities

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    Municipal service provision in rural communities  EU policies for rural development stress the importance of investments rather than subsidies and aim at integrating different sectoral policies in order to improve the coherence and effectiveness of public expenditure. Policies also emphasize...... need be linked to strategic planning based on urban hierarchies and considering local resources and place bound potentials.  This paper draws on a study of rural municipalities in Denmark examining how service adjustments e.g. closing of local schools are managed by rural municipalities and local...... communities. The paper further discusses whether rural municipalities can plan strategically, manage service provision and support place bound potential in rural communities in light of a competitive framework for local development....

  1. Environmental regulation of municipal waste combustion

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    Municipal waste combustion has become an integral method of solid waste disposal for many local governments around the country. As a result, environmental regulation of municipal waste combustors has expanded greatly. What was previously a matter purely of local regulation has become an issue of national concern. This paper addresses two recent developments in the environmental regulation of municipal waste combustors. First, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, signed into law on November 15, 1990, include provisions related to air emissions and ash disposal from municipal waste combustors. Second, in February 1991, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promulgated final regulations governing air emissions from new and existing combustors. Both the new Clean Air Act and EPA's new regulations will have far-reaching effects and may require retrofitting of air pollution control devices on many existing facilities, as well as the installation of new technology, such as ammonia injection to control nitrogen oxide emissions, on newly-proposed facilities

  2. Actividad física, conductas sedentarias y calidad de vida en adolescentes universitarios de Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México

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    Carlos Alejandro Hidalgo-Rasmussen

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de evaluar la asociación de la actividad física y conductas sedentarias con la calidad de vida en universitarios en Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México, se estudiaron 881 adolescentes de 17-19 años de edad. Se utilizaron los cuestionarios en línea: Youth Quality of Life Instrument Research versión y el Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Se obtuvo razón de momios [RM] mediante regresión logística simple y múltiple. El número de días de actividad física se relacionó con el índice total superior, dominios general superior, personal superior y ambiental superior. Jugar en > 2 equipos deportivos se relacionó con el índice total superior, dominio general superior, dominio personal superior y dominio ambiental superior. Tener 4-5 clases de educación física a la semana se relacionó con el dominio general superior. Pasar dos o menos horas al día frente a la pantalla se relacionó con el dominio relacional superior. En conclusión, en los universitarios adolescentes mexicanos se asoció a indicadores de mejor calidad de vida, el realizar actividad física 4 o más días a la semana, asistir a clases de educación física 4 o 5 semanales, participar en 2 o más equipos deportivos y pasar menos de 2 horas diarias horas frente a pantallas en actividades recreativas.

  3. A uniform information system of municipal roads

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    Zajamšek, Franc

    2013-01-01

    The field of information systems of municipal roads is examined in the master’s thesis. The rules managing this area, existing information systems and databases are presented and analysed. Business processes (planning, management, protection, maintenance, investment, control, execution of works ...) which are taking place in this field, are analysed and specified. Design plan of the uniform information system of municipal roads, consists of diagrams and processes descriptions. The sy...

  4. MANAGER’S QUALIFICATIONS IN MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIPS

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    Joanna Lubimow

    2014-01-01

    Managing a modern enterprise demands good and professional managers, hence nowadays a lot of attention is paid to managers’ qualifications. The issue of qualifications in a municipal partnership is a leading factor in a dynamically changing surrounding. The objective of the article is to present a catalogue of manager’s qualifications showing general qualifications and specific qualifications resulting from a specific roles which the managers of municipal partnerships play. In the article the...

  5. The case of municipal parking offices

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    Dahl, Dorte Boesby

    2012-01-01

    This paper is about the work and management of parking patrol officers in a Danish municipal department responsible for parking law enforcement. The job as a parking officer is un-skilled and fairly light in terms of physical demands, but quite demanding in terms of contact and coping with disgruntled car-drivers. In recent years the municipality has developed a strict policy in regard to parking, increasing both the enforcement of parking rules and the prices for parking. Alongside this deve...

  6. Stronger Municipalities for Stronger Cities in Argentina

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    Rémy Prud'homme; Hervé Huntzinger; Pierre Kopp

    2004-01-01

    In recent years a number of studies have been devoted to the twin issues of economic development and of decentralization in Argentina. Many papers have tried to understand the complex system of intergovernmental relations. Most of them, however, have focussed on the role of provinces, and neglected the problems raised by municipalities. This paper tries to bridge this gap, and to suggest that stronger municipalities could contribute to produce stronger cities that would in turn foster economi...

  7. Municipalities as facilitators, regulators and energy consumers

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    Lybæk, Rikke; Kjær, Tyge

    2015-01-01

    digestible organic waste materials, are being utilized for energy purposes. By looking at municipalities as energy consumer’s, that constitutes a local market for biogas, as regulator’s, enforcing new requirements and regulations on the biogas sector, and finally as facilitator’s, assisting and helping...... that the role of municipalities as facilitator’s is the most important support that local governments can provide to support biogas...

  8. Development of Municipal Solid Waste Management

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    Teibe, Inara

    2015-01-01

    This paper is based on an empirical work done by author on a series of case studies such us document studies and analyzing the best practices examples. The objective of this research is to find out barriers to reach regional waste management plan demands in three municipalities: Salacgriva, Saulkrasti and Ikskile. Author gives proposal with some recommendations for development of municipal waste management as well. There are several views and attitudes of local stakeholders such us municipali...

  9. Analysis of recycling of municipal waste

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    Mládková, Klára

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the vield of sorted waste collestion and approachseparate collection system in the country. Chapter objective is focused on understanding the purpose of the work. The followin is the current workload issuesdescribed waste management, waste basic concepts, methodologies, dealing with thedetermination of quantity and composition of municipal waste collection systems and technology, and municipal waste collection. Then there is an explanation of what is recy...

  10. Pyrethroid insecticides in municipal wastewater.

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    Weston, Donald P; Ramil, Heather L; Lydy, Michael J

    2013-11-01

    Pyrethroids are widely used insecticides, but minimal information has been published on their presence in municipal wastewater in the United States. Pyrethroids in wastewater from the Sacramento, California, USA, area consisted of permethrin, bifenthrin, cypermethrin, and cyhalothrin, with a combined concentration of 200 ng/L to 500 ng/L. Sampling within the wastewater collection system leading to the treatment plant suggested pyrethroids did not originate primarily from urban runoff, but could be from any of several drain disposal practices. Wastewater from residential areas was similar in pyrethroid composition and concentration to that from the larger metropolitan area as a whole. Secondary treatment removed approximately 90% of pyrethroids, but those remaining exceeded concentrations acutely toxic to sensitive species. Toxicity to the amphipod, Hyalella azteca, was consistently evident in the final effluent. The large river into which this particular plant discharged provided sufficient dilution such that pyrethroids were undetected in the river, and there was only slight toxicity of unknown cause in 1 river sample, but effects in receiving waters elsewhere will be site-specific. PMID:23893650

  11. Biostabilization of municipal solid waste.

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    Adani, Fabrizio; Tambone, Fulvia; Gotti, Andrea

    2004-01-01

    A mechanical-biological process for municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment was monitored for one year. Mechanical pre-treatment provided two fractions. The oversize fraction (diameter > 50 mm) (yield of 600 g kg(-1) ww) (46 Mg day(-1)) was used for refuse derived fuel production, after undergoing a mechanical refining processes, because of low moisture content (200-250 g kg(-1)) and high calorific value (2500-2800 kcal kg ww(-1)). The undersize fraction (diameter MSW organic matter. This fraction was biologically treated using an aerobic process with an organic waste fraction from separate collection (77 Mg day(-1)) and recycled stabilized material (62 Mg day(-1)) obtained from end-product sieve (diameter biogas production and fermentable volatile solids were also used as parameters to describe the potential impact of treated waste, providing further useful information. Nevertheless, all of these methods revealed analytical or interpretative limits. A complete mass balance of the biological treatment section showed that, from a net input of 107 Mg day(-1), only 250 g kg(-1) (27 Mg day(-1)) of the waste needed to be landfilled, with 750 g kg(-1) (80 Mg day(-1)) being lost as CO2 and H2O. PMID:15381229

  12. Municipal bond financing of solar energy facilities

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    White, S.S.

    1979-12-01

    The application of the laws of municipal bond financing to solar facilities is examined. The type of facilities under consideration are outlined. The general legal principles of municipal securities financing are discussed. The effect of recent decisions applying antitrust liability to municipal corporations is also discussed. Five specific types of municipal bonds are explained. The application of Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, to the issuance of municipal bonds for solar facility financing is examined also. Five bond laws of five representative states are examined and whether the eight types of solar facilities under consideration could be financed under such law is discussed. The application of the general legal principle is illustrated. Three hypothetical situations are set forth and common legal issues to be confronted by city officials in proposing such financing are discussed. These issues will be raised in most financings, but the purpose is to examine the common context in which they are raised. It is concluded that if it can be shown that the purpose of the solar facilities to be financed is to benefit the public, all legal obstacles to the use of municipal financing of solar facilities can be substantially overcome.

  13. Safety of Municipal Loan in Ukraine

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    Stetsenko Tetiana V.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the article is justification of the necessity of legal regulation of actions of the bodies of local self-government when detecting signs of insolvency. Each stage of municipal loans management is analysed from the point of view of availability of legal rules, which do not allow making municipal loans by territorial communities of the cities with weak financial state or regulate sequence of actions of municipalities in default times. The following results were obtained: majority of legal restrictions in the sphere of local finance management are directed at prevention of ungrounded loans or have the form of sanctions, applied to local bodies, which perform their debt obligations with delay; the state formally controls the process of making municipal loans, avoiding financial responsibility; the national legislation does not contain the mechanism of regulation of actions of territorial communities, which experience difficulties when performing debt obligations. The article proves expediency of adoption of a uniform regulatory-legal act in Ukraine, which would regulate all economic relations connected with making municipal loans. This legal document shall contain a section about actions of the municipality-debtor when signs of default start to appear, announcement of default and declaration of the debtor insolvent (bankrupt. The article recommends the following structure of this section: regulation of the procedure of default announcement avoidance; announcement of default with the pre-trial restoration of the debtor’s solvency; and announcement of default with declaring the debtor bankrupt juridically.

  14. Municipal consultation key to understanding haul road maintenance agreements for Saskatchewan rural municipalities

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    Current municipal perspectives regarding the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan were described. Municipal jurisdiction and authority regarding road development and heavy haul road maintenance agreements were defined. Based on actual work experience, collaborative working relationships between the oil and gas industry and the municipal sector is well worth some industry time and effort since it will result in cost savings for the industry. In general, rural municipalities receive very limited tax benefits to recapture the costs of road reconstruction and maintenance caused by heavy industry traffic. Road servicing costs can be recaptured only if companies respect the weight limits, hauling regulations and road bans. On the whole, municipalities in Saskatchewan are favourably disposed towards the oil and gas industry, and have done well in the past to accommodate industry's needs. It is not unreasonable therefore to expect that industry show sensitivity to the impact of its activities on the local municipality, and does its level best to be on good terms with the municipalities through early two-way communication. Text of some relevant acts of the Legislature respecting the powers and authorities of rural municipalities are appended

  15. Is Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Economically Efficient?

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    Lavee, Doron

    2007-12-01

    It has traditionally been argued that recycling municipal solid waste (MSW) is usually not economically viable and that only when externalities, long-term dynamic considerations, and/or the entire product life cycle are taken into account, recycling becomes worthwhile from a social point of view. This article explores the results of a wide study conducted in Israel in the years 2000 2004. Our results reveal that recycling is optimal more often than usually claimed, even when externality considerations are ignored. The study is unique in the tools it uses to explore the efficiency of recycling: a computer-based simulation applied to an extensive database. We developed a simulation for assessing the costs of handling and treating MSW under different waste-management systems and used this simulation to explore possible cost reductions obtained by designating some of the waste (otherwise sent to landfill) to recycling. We ran the simulation on data from 79 municipalities in Israel that produce over 60% of MSW in Israel. For each municipality, we were able to arrive at an optimal method of waste management and compare the costs associated with 100% landfilling to the costs born by the municipality when some of the waste is recycled. Our results indicate that for 51% of the municipalities, it would be efficient to adopt recycling, even without accounting for externality costs. We found that by adopting recycling, municipalities would be able to reduce direct costs by an average of 11%. Through interviews conducted with representatives of municipalities, we were also able to identify obstacles to the utilization of recycling, answering in part the question of why actual recycling levels in Israel are lower than our model predicts they should be.

  16. A Municipal 'Climate Revolution'? The Shaping of Municipal Climate Change Policies

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    Hoff, Jens Villiam; Strobel, Bjarne W.

    2013-01-01

    This article investigates the climate policies formulated by Danish municipalities, and the huge variation in scope and ambition of these policies. Based on a survey covering all Danish municipalities, it is found that 72% of all municipalities have climate change action plans with annual CO2......-reduction goals between 0.9 and 5.9%. Size of municipality, degree of incorporation of climate change policies in the municipal administration, presence of ‘green organizations’, as well as membership of national and international climate networks, are found to be of importance for the level of ambition...... of the climate plans. Denne artikel undersøger danske kommuners klimapolitik, og den store variation i denne. Med udgangspunkt i en spørgeskemaundersøgelse omfattende alle danske kommuner konstateres det, at 72% af kommunerne har en klimahandlingsplan, som fastsætter årlige CO2-reduktioner for kommunen som...

  17. Municipal energy managers; Responsables energie municipaux

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    2004-07-01

    On 1 and 2 July, municipal energy managers from all over Europe met in Stuttgart, Germany. On these two days, more the 150 participants form 22 countries listened to presentations, took part in excursions to cutting-edge energy conservation projects in Stuttgart and, above all, participated in a broad array of workshops presented by experts firmly grounded in local practice. 27 experts drawn from 11 European countries showcased their projects and imparted their experience. The event has been accompanied by an exhibition of companies and service providers offering energy-conservation products and planning services. The first workshop dealt with energy management in Europe and examples from different active municipalities; the second one with energy management in Germany and best practice in the leading cities; the third one with non-municipal and European projects. (A.L.B.)

  18. Municipalities as facilitators, regulators and energy consumers

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    Lybæk, Rikke; Kjær, Tyge

    2015-01-01

    of digestible organic waste materials, are being utilized for energy purposes. By looking at municipalities as energy consumer’s, that constitutes a local market for biogas, as regulator’s, enforcing new requirements and regulations on the biogas sector, and finally as facilitator’s, assisting and helping......Biogas provides many potential benefits as far as renewable energy production, environmental protection and job creation etc. Insufficient initiatives from government/municipalities however hamper more biogas plants to be established, and hence that the large manure potential, and other types...... involved stakeholders, the development of the biogas sector could be enhanced. We suggest to: Slim the documentation needed; Require that a part of the municipal heat are provided by biogas; Identify alternative heat markets for sale of non-upgraded biogas; Map new types of gas boosters, etc. We conclude...

  19. Our Urologic Laparoscopy Complications in Municipal Hospital

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    Deniz Abat

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the findings, complications and treatment methods of the laparoscopic urological procedures that are performed in a municipal hospital. Material and Method: 59 laparoscopic urology procedures performed on 57 patients in Kahramanmaras Afsin Municipal Hospital between November of 2011 and September of 2013 are evaluated retrospectively. Occurred complications are classified according to the Satava and Clavien classification system. Results: It is observed that intraoperative complications occurred in 13 of 57 patients who undergone a laparoscopic procedure (22.8%. Postoperative complications are observed in 7 of 57 patients (12.2%. All complications are presented in Table 3. Discussion: We believe that laparoscopic urology procedures should be used more extensively as most of the potential complications can be treated easily with the help of conservative methods in a municipal hospital.

  20. Composition of municipal solid waste in Denmark

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    Edjabou, Vincent Maklawe Essonanawe; Petersen, Claus; Scheutz, Charlotte;

    2014-01-01

    Data for the composition of municipal solid waste is a critical basis for any assessment of waste technologies and waste management systems. The detailed quantification of waste fractions is absolutely needed for a better technological development of waste treatment. The current waste composition...... comparability to characterize municipal solid waste. This methodology was applied to residual waste collected from 1,442 households in three municipalities in Denmark. The main fractions contributing to the residual household waste were food waste and miscellaneous waste. Statistical analysis suggested that...... standardised and commonly accepted waste characterization methodologies, various approaches have been reported in literature. This limits both comparability and applicability of the results. The purpose of this study was to introduce a consistent methodology that reduces uncertainties and ensures data...

  1. Variación estacional del uso y preferencia de los tipos vegetacionales por el venado cola blanca en un bosque tropical de Jalisco

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    S. Mandujano

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus habita el bosque tropical de Chamela en la costa Pacífica del estado de Jalisco, México. En esta región la vegetación dominante es el bosque tropical caducifolio el cual se establece en las colinas y se caracteriza porque en el estrato arbóreo y sotobosque dominan especies que pierden sus hojas durante seis a siete meses en la época seca. En contraste, la vegetación que se encuentra a lo largo de los arroyos y ríos es el bosque tropical subperennifolio en el cual dominan especies con hojas no caducifolias. Por lo tanto, en esta región existe un contraste notable en la disponibilidad de alimento, fuentes de agua, cobertura contra el clima y depredadores, tanto temporal como espacialmente. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizarla variación estacional del uso y la preferencia que el venado cola blanca tiene por las dos principales comunidades o tipos vegetales en Chamela. Los resultados se discuten en función de dos hipótesis las cuales predicen mayor preferencia del bosque tropical caducifolio durante la época de lluvias, y mayor preferencia del bosque tropical subperennifolio durante la época de secas. El estudio se realizó de 1989 a 1993 y se emplearon los métodos de conteo directo de venados activos en el día a lo largo del año y el conteo de grupos fecales durante la época seca. Los sotobosques de ambos tipos vegetacionales fueron descritos para cada época del año(lluvias y seca cuantificando el número total de especies arbóreas, arbustivas y herbáceas, y se expresó como densidad promedio de número de especies por metro cuadrado; también se estimó la producción de biomasa foliar de las partes potencialmente consumibles por el venado como hojas y ramas tiernas, y se expresó como gramo de peso seco por metro cuadrado; finalmente se estimó la disponibilidad relativa de alimento a partir de datos de disponibilidad de las plantas que consume el venado en este sitio

  2. Análisis multicriterio del impacto potencial del turismo en la anidación de las tortugas marinas en Chalacatepec, Jalisco

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    Y. Flores-Monter

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El litoral mexicano presenta hábitats aptos para la reproducción, refugio y crianza de tortugas marinas. Sin embargo, en la costa Chalacatepec, Jalisco, esta aptitud puede estar amenazada por el Proyecto Desarrollo Vistas (PDV, un complejo turístico mixto: hotelero, residencial, comercial y deportivo. El objetivo de la presente investigación, es evaluar el impacto potencial del turismo sobre la anidación de tortugas en dos etapas: a Preparación y construcción y b Operación y mantenimiento, como una herramienta de ayuda a la toma de decisiones en la conservación de las especies Lepidochelys olivácea (tortuga golfina, Chelonia agassizii (tortuga prieta y Dermochelys coriácea (tortuga laúd. Método: Se calculó la densidad de anidación (nidos por kilómetro y se utilizó el método de evaluación multicriterio (EMC discreto Proceso Analítico Jerárquico (PAJ, para estimar el impacto de 8 amenazas turísticas: desmonte y despalme, excavaciones, rellenos, contaminación sonora, residuos sólidos, presencia de personal de obra y construcciones provisionales, iluminación artificial del frente de playa y concentración de visitantes. Se construyó una matriz de comparación, se asignó un peso a cada amenaza, y mediante el uso de un SIG se generaron los mapas de impacto potencial del turismo. Resultados: Las amenazas con mayor peso o ponderación (eigenvector total fueron los rellenos (0.36482 y la concentración de visitantes (0.38194. La construcción y operación turística puede afectar el 59.8% de las anidaciones e impactar principalmente en la costa sur el km 1 (1 142 registros de nidos colectados y, en la costa norte el km 1 (329 nidos, km 3 (311 nidos, km 4 (268 nidos y km 5 (151 nidos. Discusión o Conclusión: La playa de anidación en Chalacatepec es de gran importancia para la protección y conservación de las tortugas marinas. La presente EMC fue una herramienta adecuada para estimar las consecuencias del

  3. Tsujal Marine Survey: Crustal Characterization of the Rivera Plate-Jalisco Block Boundary and its Implications for Seismic and Tsunami Hazard Assessment

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    Bartolome, R.; Danobeitia, J.; Barba, D. C., Sr.; Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Cameselle, A. L.; Estrada, F.; Prada, M.; Bandy, W. L.

    2014-12-01

    During the spring of 2014, a team of Spanish and Mexican scientists explored the western margin of Mexico in the frame of the TSUJAL project. The two main objectives were to characterize the nature and structure of the lithosphere and to identify potential sources triggering earthquakes and tsunamis at the contact between Rivera plate-Jalisco block with the North American Plate. With these purposes a set of marine geophysical data were acquired aboard the RRS James Cook. This work is focus in the southern part of the TSUJAL survey, where we obtain seismic images from the oceanic domain up to the continental shelf. Thus, more than 800 km of MCS data, divided in 7 profiles, have been acquired with a 6km long streamer and using an air-gun sources ranging from 5800 c.i. to 3540 c.i. Furthermore, a wide-angle seismic profile of 190 km length was recorded in 16 OBS deployed perpendicular to the coast of Manzanillo. Gravity and magnetic, multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom profiler data were recorded simultaneously with seismic data in the offshore area. Preliminary stacked MCS seismic sections reveal the crustal structure in the different domains of the Mexican margin. The contact between the Rivera and NA Plates is observed as a strong reflection at 6 s two way travel time (TWTT), in a parallel offshore profile (TS01), south of Manzanillo. This contact is also identified in a perpendicular profile, TS02, along a section of more than 100 km in length crossing the Rivera transform zone, and the plate boundary between Cocos and Rivera Plates. Northwards, offshore Pto. Vallarta, the MCS data reveals high amplitude reflections at around 7-8.5 s TWTT, roughly 2.5-3.5 s TWTT below the seafloor, that conspicuously define the subduction plane (TS06b). These strong reflections which we interpret as the Moho discontinuity define the starting bending of subduction of Rivera Plate. Another clear pattern observed within the first second of the MCS data shows evidences of a bottom

  4. Selection of technologies for municipal wastewater treatment

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    Juan Pablo Rodríguez Miranda

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In water environmental planning in watersheds should contain aspects for the decontamination of receiving water body, therefore the selection of the treatment plants municipal wastewater in developing countries, you should consider aspects of the typical composition raw wastewater pollutant removal efficiency by technology, performance indicators for technology, environmental aspects of localization and spatial localization strategy. This methodology is built on the basis of technical, economic and environmental attributes, such as a tool for decision making future investments in treatment plants municipal wastewater with multidisciplinary elements.

  5. The energy balance of the Tolmin Municipality

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    Tuma, Matija; Sekavčnik, Mihael; Drole, Miran

    2015-01-01

    The energy balance of the Tolmin municipality Tolmin is presented in this paper. All types of energy coming from renewable and nonrenewable sources, which are within or crossing the borders of the municipality, are precisely analyzed. The energy supply is studied in terms of the type of energy source and consumer. A comparison is made with the data that applies to the whole Slovenia. V članku je obravnavana energijska bilanca v občini Tolmin. Podrobneje so raziskane vse vrste energij, obno...

  6. Changing land use by comparing municipal spatial plans of municipalities Pivka and Žirovnica

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    Matičič, Ana

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is the comparison and analysis of the basic and detailed land use in the municipalities Pivka and Žirovnica. We compared data on basic and detailed land use of existing municipal spatial plans (OPN) with data of the previous valid municipal spatial plans (spatial components for medium- and long-term social plans and the spatial planning conditions). Basic land use are shown on the maps in scale 1 : 25000, while detailed land use are shown in the scale 1 : 5 000. We ...

  7. ESCO in Danish municipalities: Basic, integrative or strategic approaches?

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Balslev Nielsen, Susanne

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to discuss the possible benefits of involving Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in realising energy savings in municipalities, and how ESCO projects can be formulated very differently in the various municipalities, according to building volume, use of technologies, energy savings, type of collaboration etc. Background: Since 2008, several Danish municipalities have started energy retrofitting of municipal buildings, based on contracts with Energy Service Compan...

  8. TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIAL GOVERNMENT CONCEPT IN TURKEY: SOCIAL MUNICIPALISM

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    BATAL, Salih

    2015-01-01

    In our work we focused on social municipalism concept. After understanding of new social government subrogates welfare state, new concept of social municipalism ensues. While social government is an issue for centralized administration, it acquires new aspect together with social municipalism and then is a subject of local government. In such a way that local government has an authority on social municipalism, this situation effects local public life in a good way and also it demon...

  9. Biodegradability determination of municipal waste: an evaluation of methods

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    Godley, Andrew R.; Lewin, Kathy; Graham, Adele; Barker, H.; Smith, Richard

    2004-01-01

    The Environment Agency is required to monitor the diversion of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) from landfill. Reliable methods are needed to measure the biodegradability of municipal waste, both as mixed municipal waste and as individually separated fractions. An evaluation of several methods was carried out using a variety of organic materials typically found in municipal solid waste. The assessment considered biological and non-biological methods to determine which provid...

  10. Greening Public Buildings: ESCO-Contracting in Danish Municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev; Rohr Hansen, Jesper

    2013-01-01

    , and to make them more energy efficient. At the moment 30 municipalities (of the 98 municipalities in Denmark) are involved in, or preparing, ESCO contracts. Nevertheless, ESCO-contracting still faces many challenges on the Danish market, as there is a widespread skepticism towards the concept amongst...... growth in ESCO-contracts reflects that the ESCO-concept fits well with a number of present problems that municipalities are facing, as well as a flexible adaptation to the local context in different municipalities....

  11. Doing business with business: Municipal utility energy audits

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    1995-12-01

    This article is a review of the ways in which municipal utilities can use energy audits to identify the energy efficiency measures that are most effective for themselves and their customers. Two examples, Osage Municipal Utilities in Iowa and Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California, are used to illustrate the strategies that are most cost effective.

  12. Modeling of municipal greenhouse gas emissions. Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction possibilities of Dutch municipalities

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    Vries de, Willem

    2011-01-01

    Summary Municipalities represent an active governmental layer in the Netherlands. They often have ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this way the municipalities take responsibility to reduce the threat of global warming. To implement effect

  13. Municipal Theater of Lima: Reconstruction after fire

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    Moy, Jorge; Segami, Mario; Ferrari, Jose; Moscoso, Richard A.

    2002-11-01

    The Municipal Theater of Lima was inaugurated on 28 July 1920 as the Forero Theater and was acquired by the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima in 1929. On 2 August 1998 it was partially destroyed by fire. The damage to the audience area was minimal, allowing complete restoration. However, the stage was destroyed, which required a complete reconstruction. The Municipality of Lima launched a project competition for its reconstruction and restoration the results of which were known in 2001. One of the objectives was the correction of well-known acoustical defects, which had been never solved. The results of computer simulations of the original theater with a commercially available ray-tracing-type computer program will be presented, showing its acoustical evaluation and available options to correct the acoustical defects. The acquisition of five lots around the theater site will allow increases in the fly tower, the dressing rooms, the pit, and the shops. There are plans for the modernization of the technical and mechanical services, the accesses, the air-conditioning system, and security as well. These modifications will allow all types of presentations of contemporary arts. Retaking its position as first in the national scene, the Municipal Theater will be able to house sophisticated national and international performances.

  14. When municipalities lead co-production

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    Tortzen, Anne

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the role played by municipalities as ‘key leaders’ in co-production processes initiated by local governments. The aim is to produce new insights into the challenges faced by public agencies leading co-production processes in practice. Drawing on an analytical framework derived...

  15. Municipalities learn to cope with turbines

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    While many municipalities remain unprepared to regulate the construction of wind turbines, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek in Alberta has recently updated its bylaws regarding their installation. The municipality has both a history and a future in wind power and has had bylaws specific to the construction of wind projects since 1989. The manufacturer's specs, tower and rotor integrity, safety and noise characteristics, rated output in kilowatts, type of material used, site plan showing the tower and height of the tower, are all pertinent information for an installation permit. Although wind power offers emissions-free generation, many municipalities consider the visual impact of a 30 meter tower as a serious environmental issue. For example, the Niagara Escarpment Commission in Ontario delayed the installation of a 25 kW Wenvor-Vergnet wind turbine in Collingwood by eight months because of zoning and aesthetic concerns. It is clear that the wind power industry must remain sensitive to all environmental concerns to meet with public approval. 1 fig

  16. Republic of Honduras : Tegucigalpa Municipality PEFA

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    World Bank; PPIAF

    2013-01-01

    This Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment of the public finance management (PFM) systems of the Municipality of the Central District of Honduras (AMDC) was prepared by a World Bank team, working closely together with the AMDC. The study is based on the Public Financial Management Performance Measurement Framework developed by the PEFA program. It incorporates t...

  17. Hydrothermal carbonization of municipal waste streams

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    Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is a novel thermal conversion process that can be used to convert municipal waste streams into sterilized, value-added hydrochar. HTC has been mostly applied and studied on a limited number of feedstocks, ranging from pure substances to slightly more complex biomass ...

  18. Municipal solid waste analysis in Iran

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    M Heidari

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: In the recent years Municipal Solid Waste (MSW has been one of the most important environmental concerns to throughout regions of Iran. Sound MSW management for any area needs to the reliable data in which present the actual MSW condition in that area. The aim of this study is express of integrated view of MSW in Iran."nMaterials and Methods:  In this study we collect the data from various municipal regions of Iran, to represent the roughly integrated view of MSW management situation in Iran. In this paper quantity, average generation rate, physical composition, and types of disposal methods in all of municipal regions of Iran also were investigated."nResults: Results from this study has shown that the amount of MSW generated in all of the municipal regions of Iran was 10370798 tons per year, and the average generation rate of MSW was 0.64 kg/capita/day. Results showed that only 6% of MSW was recycled, 10% was treated at organic waste (composting plants, and about 84% was disposed of in landfill."nConclusion: According to obtained results from this study and compare  MSW composition of Iran to some countries, its found that MSW properties in Iran is near to MSW properties in Low-income countries. Since the most of MSW in Iran contain organic fraction, there is a high potential to develop of composting industry.

  19. THE MANAGEMENET OF MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE

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    Ana-Maria PĂTRĂȘ COIU

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the main aspects regarding the municipal and industrial waste.A waste tabular structure, the international symbols of their collection and treatment, and thecodes of the waste main types are also exposed. The European objectives on wastemanagement and on population education regarding the waste recovery and recycling withdirect impact on environment protection are focuse.

  20. PYROLYSIS OF MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE

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    The paper provides a historical overview of some 21 U.S. research and development activities associated with municipal/industrial waste and biomass conversion-to-energy pyrolysis technologies. The history begins in the early 1970's and is brought forward to the present. Of the 21...

  1. Municipal Treated Wastewater Irrigation: Microbiological Risk Evaluation

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    Antonio Lonigro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Municipal wastewater for irrigation, though treated, can contain substances and pathogens toxic for humans and animals. Pathogens, although not harmful from an agronomical aspect, undoubtedly represent a major concern with regards to sanitary and hygienic profile. In fact, vegetable crops irrigated with treated wastewater exalt the risk of infection since these products can also be eaten raw, as well as transformed or cooked. Practically, the evaluation of the microbiological risk is important to verify if the microbial limits imposed by law for treated municipal wastewater for irrigation, are valid, thus justifying the treatments costs, or if they are too low and, therefore, they don’ t justify them. Different probabilistic models have been studied to assess the microbiological risk; among these, the Beta-Poisson model resulted the most reliable. Thus, the Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali of the University of Bari, which has been carrying out researches on irrigation with municipal filtered wastewater for several years, considered interesting to verify if the microbial limits imposed by the italian law n.185/03 are too severe, estimating the biological risk by the probabilistic Beta-Poisson model. Results of field trials on vegetable crops irrigated by municipal filtered wastewater, processed by the Beta-Poisson model, show that the probability to get infection and/or illness is extremely low, and that the actual italian microbial limits are excessively restrictive.

  2. DESIGN MANUAL: LAND APPLICATION OF MUNICIPAL SLUDGE

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    A rational procedure is presented in this manual for the design of municipal sludge land application systems. he utilization of sludge in agriculture and forestry, reclamation of disturbed and marginal lands, and dedicated high-rate surface disposal practices are discussed in det...

  3. Utilizing the Biofraction of Municipal Solid Waste

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    Bjerre, Louise Rogild; Shapiro, Sara Josefin; Le Royal, Samantha; Rosenquist, Ditte Lyng; de Marée, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    This project takes its point of departure in the Copenhagen Resource and Waste Plan 2018 flagship Biowaste and Heavy Transport Fuelled with Biogas. The background for this project is an interest in resource scarcity and an increased need for efficient use of resources in municipal solid waste. This project researches how to induce trans...

  4. Abundancia estacional, fenología reproductiva y fidelidad al sitio del mulato (Melanotis caerulescens en ambientes ribereños del suroeste de Jalisco Seasonal abundance, reproductive phenology and site fidelity in riparian environments of the Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens in southwestern Jalisco

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    Luz de los Milagros Rodríguez-Parga

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio describe la abundancia estacional, fenología reproductiva y fidelidad al sitio de Melanotis caerulescens, especie de ave endémica de México, localmente conocida como mulato y valorada por su canto. Se realizó un muestreo con el método de captura con redes de niebla durante 2 años en 3 sitios de la vegetación ribereña del río Ayuquila, Jalisco. Se caracterizó el hábitat mediante muestreos de los estratos arbóreo, arbustivo y herbáceo. Mediante modelos lineales generalizados se analizaron las diferencias de cobertura de los estratos entre los sitios y se identificó el efecto del sitio y el mes sobre la abundancia de la especie. La presencia de parche de incubación y protuberancia cloacal describe un periodo reproductor de abril a agosto. La abundancia del mulato se relacionó positivamente con sitios de mayor cobertura arbustiva y el análisis de fidelidad (por presencia-ausencia de 16 individuos mostró que 3 parejas reproductoras mantuvieron sus territorios. Estos resultados sugieren que mantener una adecuada densidad de sotobosque arbustivo en zonas ribereñas es importante para proveer alimento y áreas para la nidificación que requiere el mulato. El presente estudio es relevante por tratarse de los primeros datos al respecto que se publican sobre esta especie endémica.This study describes the seasonal abundance, reproductive phenology and site fidelity of the Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens, an endemic species of Mexico noted for its singing capabilities. This species was sampled using mist-nets for 2 consecutive years at 3 sites of riparian vegetation in the Ayuquila River, Jalisco. Habitat characterization was carried out through sampling strata of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous ground cover. We used Generalized Linear Models to analyze the differences in coverage strata between the sites, and to identify the effect of site and month on the abundance of the species. The presence of a brood patch and

  5. Energy management in municipal heritage; Management de l'energie dans le patrimoine municipal

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    2004-07-01

    Energie-Cites has organized a week dedicated to the practices of energy consumption management in the municipalities and to network practices for energy efficiency. Practical presentations and site visits provided the participants with many methodological elements on energy policy, electricity demand management, optimising the design of municipal buildings, energy efficiency, integrated logistics for use of biomass energy, methods of energy consumption monitoring, legal framework for energy efficiency. (A.L.B.)

  6. Closure Alternatives for Municipal Waste Landfills.Study Case: Municipal Waste Landfill Medias,Sibiu County

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    R. MIHĂIESCU; L. MUNTEAN; C. BODEA; Cristina MODOI; C. MALOŞ; MIHĂIESCU Tania; V. Arghiuş; Gh. ROŞIAN; Baciu, N.

    2010-01-01

    In the recent decades, the environmental impact produced by municipal solid wastes has received specialattention. All new EU countries are involved in the process of implementation of the European Council Directive31/99/EC on the landfill of waste in the European Union. As consequence National legislation, adapted to fit the EUrequirements, focuses on integrated waste management and environmental control of municipal solid waste landfills,from start-up to closure and assimilation into the env...

  7. Zonas hortofrutícolas emergentes en México. ¿Viabilidad de largo plazo o coyuntura de corto plazo?. La producción de aguacate en el sur de Jalisco

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    Alejandro Macías Macías

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El aguacate es el cultivo que mayor dinamismo registra en el sur del estado de Jalisco en la primera década del siglo XXI. Ello corresponde a los cambios que se vienen dando en la relación comercial entre México y los Estados Unidos, así como a la cercanía de la región con Michoacán, principal zona productora. Esta actividad económica, que se presenta como potencial detonadora de la economía regional, forma parte de un modelo agroindustrial que en aras de la rentabilidad económica, puede resultar depredador de los recursos locales e incrementar los niveles de vulnerabilidad de los territorio de producción, tanto desde el punto de vista económico, como medioambiental.

  8. Estrategias metodológicas para operacionalizar la práctica educativa transdisciplinaria, en conjunto con los actores universitarios, en las licenciaturas del Centro de Estudios Universitarios Arkos (CEUArkos de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México / Methodological Strategies to put into operation a Transdisciplinary Educational Practice in collaboration with the University Members, in the Baccalaureates of Centro de Estudios Universitarios Arkos (CEUArkos, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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    Ana Cecilia Espinosa Martínez

    2011-06-01

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    Resumen. El artículo resume los procesos vividos y los resultados obtenidos a través de una investigación-acción con actores (profesores, estudiantes y directivos de las distintas áreas del CEUArkos de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. Su propósito es construir y llevar a la práctica estrategias metodológicas para operacionalizar la transdisciplinariedad y la complejidad en el aprendizaje, la enseñanza y la investigación –como parte de la docencia– en las licenciaturas de la institución, a fin de sentar las bases para el paso de una formación universitaria que transite de la disciplinariedad hacia la transdisciplinariedad en todas las carreras que la Universidad oferta. Aborda, asimismo, el tema del currículo universitario.

     

    Abstract. This paper summarizes the processes experienced and results obtained throughout a research-action carried out with professors, students and directors of the different areas of CEUArkos, a university center located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. Its purpose is building and taking into practice methodological strategies to put into operation transdisciplinarity and complexity in learning, teaching and research –as part of teaching– in all its baccalaureates, to set the wheels in motion for university education to move from disciplinarity to transdisciplinarity in all the study programs. The university curriculum is also analyzed in this paper.

  9. EQUITY INVESTMENT TRENDS IN BHUSAVAL MUNICIPAL AREA

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    Rajendra Madhukar Sarode

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Investors tend to look at the Return – the potential return possible from investment; Risk- the variability in returns from an investment in avenues due to value going up and down or market fluctuations. An individual investor has to confront his/her d emo g r a p h i c s, l ife st y l e a n d investment psychology whether the investor's age or occupation or annual income plays a significant role while making preference for investment avenues. This Study tried to explore the Equities Investment Pattern of Individual Investor who resides in Bhusawal Municipal Area. The objective of the study is to know the investment pattern of people those who are trading in stock market. The scope of this study is geographically limited to Bhusawal Municipal Area. The income of investors, education qua l ifi cation and oc cupation parameters are tested for equities product selection in the study.

  10. Energy utilization: municipal waste incineration. Final report

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    1981-03-27

    An assessment is made of the technical and economical feasibility of converting municipal waste into useful and useable energy. The concept presented involves retrofitting an existing municipal incinerator with the systems and equipment necessary to produce process steam and electric power. The concept is economically attractive since the cost of necessary waste heat recovery equipment is usually a comparatively small percentage of the cost of the original incinerator installation. Technical data obtained from presently operating incinerators designed specifically for generating energy, documents the technical feasibility and stipulates certain design constraints. The investigation includes a cost summary; description of process and facilities; conceptual design; economic analysis; derivation of costs; itemized estimated costs; design and construction schedule; and some drawings.

  11. Optimization of energy planning strategies in municipalities

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    Petersen, Jens-Phillip

    The paper evaluates the current status of community energy planning in northern Europe via a review of literature, practice and the performance of a barrier analysis for successful community energy planning. Main findings of the paper are that current community energy planning lacks a systematic...... approach, suffers from insufficient information, tools and resources. Municipalities are often unable to take on a steering role in community energy planning. To overcome these barriers and guide municipalities in the pre-project phase, a decision-support methodology, based on community energy profiles...... (CEP), is presented. The methodology was applied in a case study in Germany. With CEPs, a possibility to merge qualitative data from local settings into generic energy modelling is shown, which could contribute to improved community energy strategies....

  12. Municipalities as promoters of energy efficient buildings

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    Quitzau, Maj-Britt; Hoffmann, Birgitte; Elle, Morten;

    Planning authorities generally experience difficulties in disseminating energy efficient technologies in the built environment. Although planning authorities formulate objectives to promote energy efficient build-ings, these objectives often turn out to be declarations of intent, since the...... authorities fail to mobilise the stakeholders to implement energy efficient technologies in local building practices. This points towards a need to reframe policy initiatives in order to take the complexity of the challenge of dissemination of energy efficient technologies in practice into account......; acknowledging that singular instruments are seldom sufficient to boost a wider transition in building practices, since no simple cause or driver for change exists. The municipal level is essential in facilitating change within energy efficient technologies, since municipals have strong interrelations with...

  13. Producing usable fuel from municipal solid waste

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    Ohlsson, O. O.

    Refuse disposal is a matter of increasing concern for municipalities and state governments. As existing land-fills become filled to capacity, and new landfills become more costly to site, it has become critical to develop alternative disposal methods. Some of the refuse that is presently being landfilled has the potential to provide considerable quantities of energy and thereby replace conventional fossil fuels. Another environmental concern is the problem of the emissions associated with combustion of traditional fossil fuels. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 significantly restrict the level of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NO(x)) emissions permissible as effluent from combustion facilities. To address both of these concerns, Argonne National Laboratory, under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has developed a means of producing fuel from municipal solid waste that can be co-fired with coal to supplement coal supplies and reduce problematic emissions.

  14. Ecosystem services in municipal spatial planning.

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    Delshammar, Tim

    2015-01-01

    The Swedish government decided in 2012 that the importance of biodiversity and the value of ecosystem services should be integrated in planning and other decision processes latest in 2018. However, it is not self-evident how to implement the importance of biodiversity and the value of ecosystem services in spatial planning practice. The aim of this report is to explore how far Swedish municipalities have progressed regarding the integration of ecosystem services in urban spatial planning and ...

  15. New technologies for municipal wastewater treatment

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    Ribeiro, Belina; Moreira, Cristina; Pontes, Diogo; Grasmick, Alain; Duarte, José Cardoso

    2011-01-01

    New technologies to treat and recycle water from municipal waste water treatment plants are of utmost urgency. This study is taking place on the Mondego River, lower basin and estuary, from Coimbra to Figueira da Foz and contribute for the environmental sustainability of this region. In this work we developed a new treatment system using submerged membrane bioreactors for improved treatment and removal of pollution eliminating particles, bacterial and virus fro the treated effluents. Use of m...

  16. Municipal community obstetrics in a developing country.

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    1980-10-01

    In 1971 the maternity care delivery system in Salisbury, Zimbabwe was reorganized. Prior to that time, all maternity services were provided by the Harare Maternity Hospital but the facility was not able to adequately meet the needs of the community. In 1970 the problem was studied and a design for a new system was adopted. This system was described and the system's service statistics for 1973-1977 were provided. Under the new system 7 minicipal maternity units were established in different parts of the city. These units provide prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care for all low risk pregnancy cases in the community. The units are staffed by 3 sisters trained in general nursing and midwifery, 6 midwifery assistants, and 3 maids. Patients at these units receive highly personalized services. Pregnant women in the community initially present at the municipal unit in their area. The patient is screened and if judged to be a high risk case the patient is transferred on to the Harare Maternity Hospital. Efforts are made to promote cooperation between the personnel in the units and the personnel at the hospital and to provide continuing education for personnel at all levels. The system is functioning well and both the patients and the service providers are satisfied with the new arrangement. In 1977, 8949 deliveries were performed at the hospital and 9386 at the municipal units. The stillbirth rate/1000 live births was 54.5 among hospital patients and 2.0 among municipal unit patients. The perinatal mortality rate/1000 live births was 88.6 among hospital delivered infants and 6.1 among municipal unit delivered infants. Prenatal clinic attendances increased from 61,758 in 1973 to 113,899 in 1977. PMID:7445060

  17. Municipal Bonds : Is India ready for more?

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    Chandrasekaran, Pravin; Katayama, Roy

    2006-01-01

    In India, municipal development projects benefiting the public often get impeded by the political and institutional framework of the Central Government. In many cases in India, a major constraint is financing these projects. According to the 12th Finance Commission report most of the infrastructure initiatives have been stalled due to financial constraints. For instance, the shortfall in financing to achieve the water and sanitation sector goals in India’s Tenth Plan is estimated ...

  18. Application of accrual accounting in Iran municipalities

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    Ali Eamaeilzade Maghariee; Zahra Houshmand Neghabi; Rahele Abdi

    2015-01-01

    Accrual accounting is a technique for recognizing expenses when incurred and revenue when earned rather than when payment is made or received. In the cash method of accounting, on the other hand, cash receipts and disbursements technique of accounting or cash accounting records revenue when cash is earned, and expenses when they are paid in cash. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to study the effect of implementing accrual accounting in municipality of Amol, Iran. The surve...

  19. EXPLAINING COOPERATION IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

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    Tiller, Kelly H.; Jakus, Paul M.

    2004-01-01

    As traditional methods of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) become increasingly expensive due to increased regulation, many local governments are considering cooperation as a waste management strategy. A theoretical model is used to specify a partial observability probability model in which the decision Tennessee counties made to form either a single-county solid waste region or a multi-county region. We find that, while economies of scale may be a factor in the consolidation decision, ...

  20. Essays on Municipal Public Finance in Brazil

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    Gardner, Rachel Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation studies local public finance in Brazil, with a focus on how federal and state government policies affect local spending and revenue generation. In Chapter I, I provide a descriptive analysis of local public finance in Brazil, with a focus on local revenue generation. In addition to describing the system of public finance in Brazil from a municipal perspective, I discuss the major challenges facing local governments in Brazil and in other low and middle income countries and ...

  1. Selection of technologies for municipal wastewater treatment

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    Juan Pablo Rodríguez Miranda; César Augusto García Ubaque; Janneth Pardo Pinzón

    2015-01-01

    In water environmental planning in watersheds should contain aspects for the decontamination of receiving water body, therefore the selection of the treatment plants municipal wastewater in developing countries, you should consider aspects of the typical composition raw wastewater pollutant removal efficiency by technology, performance indicators for technology, environmental aspects of localization and spatial localization strategy. This methodology is built on the basis of technical, econom...

  2. Municipal landfills exhale newly formed organotins.

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    Mitra, Sanjay K; Jiang, Kijeung; Haas, Karsten; Feldmann, Jörg

    2005-11-01

    For the first time we are able to report the identification and quantification of several unexpected alkylated tin compounds such as dimethyldiethyltin, trimethylethyltin and propyltrimethyltin in European municipal waste deposits, by using GC-ICP-MS. Future studies will reveal whether their origin is from the degradation of butyl-, or octyltin compounds or simply products of de novo synthesis within the landfill environment. PMID:16252054

  3. Municipal Solid Waste Characterization, Tehran-Iran

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    Amir Hossein Mahvi; Mohammad Reza Sabour; Helen Morabi Heravi

    2013-01-01

    Effective waste management has been greatly restricted by insufficient statistical data on the generation, processing and waste disposal. This study was undertaken in the municipality of Tehran. A total of 6,060 samples were compared by statistically comparing source generation, destination and intermediate stations. The results from these analyses showed that the average per capita waste generation in Tehran was 589 g day-1. It was also observed that, of the total amount of waste gener...

  4. The Gender Wage Gap : - among Swedish municipalities

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    Rickardsson, Jonna; Göthberg, Josefine

    2015-01-01

    Though successively decreasing over time, gender wage gaps are still large in all western countries. When gender wage gaps exist, there is an unequal distribution of economic power between men and women. This paper examines variables that significantly relate to the differences in the size of the gender wage gap across Swedish municipalities. With data gathered from Statistics Sweden and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency for the year 2011, a series of OLS regressions are performed. By exami...

  5. CHALLENGES OF MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY

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    ZOLTÁN OROSZ; ISTVÁN FAZEKAS

    2008-01-01

    Aims, tasks and priorities of medium term development plans of national waste management were defined in the National Waste Management Plan, which was made for the period of 2003–2008 in Hungary. Supporting of the European Union is indispensable for carrying out of plan. The most important areas are related to the developing projects of municipal solid waste treatment (increasingthe capacity of landfills, accomplishment of the infrastructure of selective waste collection, building of new comp...

  6. Suspended solids from industrial and municipal origins.

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    Rosenwinkel, K H; Weichgrebe, D; Meyer, H; Wendler, D

    2001-10-01

    The origins of suspended solids are the effluents of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and storm sewage treatment. This paper deals with the sources of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and the single treatment of side streams. An overview of the common treatment processes is given and the main sinks for suspended solids are named and described. The food industry is based on the processing of organic matter (fruits, etc.). During the single processing steps three main fractions occur, inorganic material (e.g., from the washing step), organic residues (e.g., the peel), and suspended solids (SS) in the wastewater. Today higher rates of recycling (water and raw materials) can be found in all kinds of industrial processes. The principle is that avoidance should take precedence over utilization which should take precedence over disposal. Numerous possibilities of production-integrated measures exist, e.g., conveyance of production circuits, product recovery, and stepped cleaning. Despite and/or due to these efforts, huge amounts of residues occur. They are the main sink for suspended solids. Only seldom is landfilling used to treat these residues. Usually utilization as animal nourishment or biological (aerobic or anaerobic) or thermal (incineration) treatment methods are used. Huge capacities for a codigestion of agroindustrial residues (substrates) and wastewater sludge can be found in municipal digesters. As most of the food processing factories are indirect dischargers, the largest amount of the SS fraction in the wastewater is led to municipal wastewater treatment plants. Rarely, a connection between the SS concentrations in the influent and those in the effluent can be observed in conventional wastewater treatment. As a polishing step, filtration methods gain more and more importance with regard to suspended solids removal. PMID:11689029

  7. Effective Municipal Solid Waste Management in India

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    Kumar, Sunil; Chakrabarti, Tapan

    2010-01-01

    Keeping in view of the judicial intervention, the municipalities have started a lot of activities now to improve the existing MSW management system. However, still a long way has to go to achieve sustainable waste management in India. The existing MSW rules are being modified and the Union Government has provided lot of funds in this sector and a paradigm shift is expected under 11th plan.

  8. Digital Governance (in Romanian Municipalities. A Longitudinal Assessment of Municipal Web Sites in Romania

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    Catalin Vrabie

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a comparative cross-country study in order to know the level of web services implementation at the municipality level (what are the public services that municipalities offer to their citizens using the electronic platforms. We’ve accessed each municipality web portal from Romania (103 in total and using a defined scale; and rated every one very strictly. Most of the elements used in this research are taken from previous studies, adapted afterwards to take in relevant values for my country. Although there are numerous Romanian initiatives of connecting to the Internet even smaller communities, like small towns or even communes, we have chosen the municipalities due to the positive relation between the number of inhabitants and the capacity to e-Government of the local public administration. All of the 103 Romanian municipalities have been analysed and the results obtained will be presented on each class (there are 5 different classes – e-doc, transparency, etc., but also by the final results.

  9. MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE WORKERS

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    R. Mehrdad

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Waste collection is a necessary activity all around the world and the removal of municipal solid waste is a job associated with a variety of biological, chemical, mechanical, physical, and psychosocial hazards. In our country, like many developing countries, municipal solid waste is collected manually and collection of household waste is also a job which requires repeated heavy physical activity such as lifting, carrying, pulling, and pushing. We performed this study to evaluate musculoskeletal disorders among municipal solid waste workers. We designed a cross sectional study. Our survey instrument for measurement of musculoskeletal symptoms was adapted from the Standardized Nordic Questionnaire that translated into Farsi language. A total of 65% (n=142 of participants reported that they had been troubled with musculoskeletal symptoms in one or more of the 9 defined body regions during the last 12 months. Prevalence of symptoms in low back, knees, shoulders, upper back and neck were 45, 29, 24, 23 and 22% respectively. Foreign workers reported more musculoskeletal symptoms in all body parts than Iranian workers. The differences between prevalence of symptoms between two groups were significant in all parts of body except knees. The study found that solid waste workers have more musculoskeletal disorders than general population. Meanwhile these symptoms were more common among foreign workers. The risk of disease was increased with the increasing years of working as solid waste worker and smoking. We didn't find relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and education or marriage status of workers.

  10. Application of accrual accounting in Iran municipalities

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    Ali Eamaeilzade Maghariee

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Accrual accounting is a technique for recognizing expenses when incurred and revenue when earned rather than when payment is made or received. In the cash method of accounting, on the other hand, cash receipts and disbursements technique of accounting or cash accounting records revenue when cash is earned, and expenses when they are paid in cash. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to study the effect of implementing accrual accounting in municipality of Amol, Iran. The survey investigates whether or not financial reporting based on accrual accounting compared with a cash basis could provide a better method for promoting accountability. Using, regression analysis, the study compares the performance of accrual accounting versus cash accounting and the results have indicated that accrual accounting could improve the performance of accounting in municipality system. In addition, the study has examined whether or not converting cash to accrual accounting basis in municipalities could improve qualitative characteristics of accounting information. To examine this hypothesis, the study has designed a questionnaire in Likert scale to measure the quality of information and, using some statistical tests, the survey has concluded accrual accounting indeed provided better quality characteristics information.

  11. Municipal solid waste management in Cartago province

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    Silvia M. Soto-Córdoba

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper resumes the principals results obtained by the grant EUROPEAID/126635/M/ACT/CR”, that was realized by FUNDATEC, and whose bene­ficiary was the “Federación de Municipalidades de Cartago, Costa Rica”, the Project received a funding of 74,920 euros. We work with all the Municipalities of the Cartago Province. In addition, we show the results of the interviews of social actors, visits to the recycle sites, visits of municipalities, during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, and the review of literature. We describe the actual situation of the management of solid waste in Cartago, determinate the gene­ration rates by person and identified the principal landfill disposes, the recycle companies and deter­minate the main problems associated with the solid waste. It is hope that the information presented here, pro­vides the basis for the future construction of plans of municipal solid waste management, and for the capacitation of community organization in the pro­vince of Cartago.

  12. Management and Employee Sati sfaction in a Municipal Administration

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    Polona Kambič

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Research Question (RQ: Do knowledge and skills of the director of municipal administration have an influence on employee satisfaction? Purpose: To research the knowledge and skills, a leader needs to guide employees towards reaching a work place satisfaction and consequently towards higher effectiveness of the organization. Method: A case study on a smaller municipal administration based on an interview with the director of municipal administration on development of knowledge and skills; a questionnaire for determining leadership abilities and a questionnaire for measuring work satisfaction of employees in municipal administration. Results: The influence of knowledge and skills of the director of municipal administration on employee satisfaction. Organization: Organization that strives for success needs to devote special attention to people management. Satisfied employees are successful in their work assignments and consequently contribute to effectiveness of the organization. Society: The purpose of municipal administration is to fulfill the needs of its citizens as much as possible. A quality service for citizens as service users can only be provided by satisfied employees in the municipal administration. Originality: In the municipal administration of the studied municipality a research study on the influence of knowledge and skills of the leader on employee satisfaction has not been carried out yet, so this will serve as grounds for improvement of organizational climate in the organization. Limitations/further research: The director of municipal administration is the author’s subordinate. The municipal administration has only eight employees, which is a limited sample size even though all employees participated in the research study. In the future it would be wise to conduct a study with all three municipal administrations of the Bela krajina region, as this would provide a clearer picture of employee satisfaction in the municipalities of

  13. The Port Hope area initiative municipal involvement

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    Port Hope (Canada) contains one of the world's oldest nuclear facility sites. From the 1930's through to the 1970's, processing residues from radium refining facilities located at the Port Hope Harbour were being stored and/or deposited on numerous sites throughout the municipality. For a variety of reasons, including spillage of material during transportation and un-monitored or unauthorized diversion of materials, many private and public properties in the municipality were contaminated with low level radioactive waste. Over the past 30 years, the community has demanded that the nuclear industry and the federal government clean up the mess left in Port Hope. In the 1980's and 1990's, the federal government sought to fulfill its commitment to clean up over one million cubic metres of contaminated material remaining in Port Hope but was unable to find a solution. The Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Siting Task Force worked in trying to find a home for historic LLRW in the 1980's and 1990's. It is only within the past 6 years that Port Hope's community began to see the 'light at the end of the tunnel'. And, the light began to shine when the communities took the issue of long term management of the waste into their own hands and proposed possible solutions to the federal government. So the Port Hope Area Initiative is a community-based initiative. In this paper the author presents some of the reasons for success (so far) and some opportunities and challenges that his municipality, and specifically municipal Council, faces as a partner in this Environmental Assessment and project development process. He addresses some of the key elements of the Project that he believes have led to the success of the Project to this point, including: the Legal Agreement and Agreement Monitoring process; the Property Value Protection Program; the Hosting Fee; the Municipal veto on some decisions; the end Use as an asset to the Community; the Value of Peer Review. He also touches

  14. Closure Alternatives for Municipal Waste Landfills.Study Case: Municipal Waste Landfill Medias,Sibiu County

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In the recent decades, the environmental impact produced by municipal solid wastes has received specialattention. All new EU countries are involved in the process of implementation of the European Council Directive31/99/EC on the landfill of waste in the European Union. As consequence National legislation, adapted to fit the EUrequirements, focuses on integrated waste management and environmental control of municipal solid waste landfills,from start-up to closure and assimilation into the environment. In Romania, by Government decision, HG 349/2005,was established the obligatoriness of closing unconform waste landfills located in urban areas starting at July 2009. Asconsequence the owner of municipal waste landfill Medias started the proceedings of closure for the landfill. The aim ofthis study is to compare, from an environmental point of view, different alternatives for the closure of the municipalsolid waste landfill Somard-Medias (Romania.

  15. Centralisation and decentralisation in strategic municipal energy planning in Denmark

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    Sperling, Karl; Hvelplund, Frede; Mathiesen, Brian Vad

    2011-01-01

    Denmark’s future energy system is to be entirely based on renewable energy sources. Municipalities will play an important role as local energy planning authorities in terms of adopting and refining this vision in different local contexts. Based on a review of 11 municipal energy plans, this paper...... examines to what extent municipal energy planning matches national 100% renewable energy strategies. The results indicate a willingness among Danish municipalities to actively carry out energy planning, and the plans reveal a large diversity of (new) activities. At the same time, however, there is a strong...... need for better coordination of municipal energy planning activities at the central level. It is suggested that the role of municipalities as energy planning authorities needs to be outlined more clearly in, e.g., strategic energy planning which integrates savings, efficiency and renewable energy in...

  16. Does municipal co-financing reduce hospitalisation rates in Denmark?

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    Vrangbæk, Karsten; Lærke Sørensen, Mette

    2013-01-01

    Aims: To provide a preliminary answer to the question of whether the economic incentives introduced by the municipal co-financing of hospital services work as intended in the reform. Methods: This study is based on 30 statistical cross-section linear regressions, OLS, using data from Statistics...... Denmark (Statistikbanken) and the Municipal Financial Accounts. Supplemented by data from a survey study from municipal health managers in all municipalities of the country. Results: Despite the favourable conditions presented by the design of our analysis, it is not possible to demonstrate a clear link...... between local efforts and number of admissions from the municipalities. Conclusions: The study does not support one of the fundamental theoretical assumptions behind the municipal co-financing introduced in the 2007 structural reform in Denmark. While the study failed to establish systematic links between...

  17. Possibilities of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash utilisation.

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    Hartmann, Silvie; Koval, Lukáš; Škrobánková, Hana; Matýsek, Dalibor; Winter, Franz; Purgar, Amon

    2015-08-01

    Properties of the waste treatment residual fly ash generated from municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash were investigated in this study. Six different mortar blends with the addition of the municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash were evaluated. The Portland cement replacement levels of the municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash used were 25%, 30% and 50%. Both, raw and washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash samples were examined. According to the mineralogical composition measurements, a 22.6% increase in the pozzolanic/hydraulic properties was observed for the washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash sample. The maximum replacement level of 25% for the washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash in mortar blends was established in order to preserve the compressive strength properties. Moreover, the leaching characteristics of the crushed mortar blend was analysed in order to examine the immobilisation of its hazardous contents. PMID:26060198

  18. Management and Employee Sati sfaction in a Municipal Administration

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    Polona Kambič

    2014-01-01

    Research Question (RQ): Do knowledge and skills of the director of municipal administration have an influence on employee satisfaction? Purpose: To research the knowledge and skills, a leader needs to guide employees towards reaching a work place satisfaction and consequently towards higher effectiveness of the organization. Method: A case study on a smaller municipal administration based on an interview with the director of municipal administration on development of knowledge and skill...

  19. Communication quality and added value: a measurement instrument for municipalities

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    Vos, Marita

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – This study aims at a better understanding of communication quality and how it can be measured in the municipal context. A previously developed instrument for measuring communication in municipalities was tested and evaluated. Design/methodology/approach - The instrument draws on the balanced scorecard of Kaplan and Norton and quality control procedures as utilised by the European Foundation of Quality Measurement. For municipalities, communication quality can be defined as the d...

  20. An Empirical Analysis of Halifax Municipal Water Consumption

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    Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.; White, Katherine; Smith, Wm. Doyle; Walke, Adam G.

    2012-01-01

    Recent empirical research for municipal water consumption has uncovered a variety of interesting growth patterns. This study examines municipal water usage over time for Halifax, Nova Scotia, the thirteenth largest metropolitan economy in the Canada. Results from a dynamic error correction modeling approach estimated using quarterly frequency data indicate that municipal water consumption reacts in statistically significant manners to changes in real price, per capita employment levels, and...

  1. Grant support in management of sport infrastructure of municipalities

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    Vladimír Hobza; Jana Vašíčková; Jiří Skoumal

    2012-01-01

    Current support for the development of sports infrastructure in municipalities is very different due to the high rate of economic liberalization in the municipalities. As documented in a case study of cities Olomouc and Mladá Boleslav - it depends on the individual municipalities approach to this issue. One of the causes of excessive budget burdens is gradual preference of services provided by own sport infrastructure and formally (nonparametrically) practiced grant support. The aim of this p...

  2. Neurological symptoms and syndromes in municipal transport drivers

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    Halina Sińczuk-Walczak; Jadwiga Siedlecka; Wiesław Szymczak; Elżbieta Gadzicka; Agata Walczak; Grażyna Kowalczyk; Marta Dania; Alicja Bortkiewicz

    2015-01-01

    Background: The way the municipal transport drivers perform their job contributes to varied burdens linked with the body posture at work, stress, shift work, vibration, noise and exposure to chemical agents. The aim of the study was to assess the condition of the nervous system (NS) in municipal transport drivers. Material and Methods: The study covered 42 men, aged 43.4 years (standard deviation (SD): 8.3), employed as bus drivers in the municipal transport enterprise. The duration of employ...

  3. Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment in the Sequencing Batch Reactor

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    Vrtovsek, J.; Ros, M.

    2008-01-01

    A mixture of Industrial wastewater from chemical industry (varnish, paint and pigments production) and municipal wastewater was treated in pilot sequencing batch reactor (SBR). Results of the pilot experiments show that the foaming problem has great influence on the behavior of SBR, especially when the ratio between industrial and municipal wastewater is very high. Foaming problem was negligible when the mixture with φ; 20 % of the industrial wastewater and j = 80 % of the municipal wastewate...

  4. Approaches to participative planning : Potential applications in municipal energy planning

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    Ljung, Stina

    2010-01-01

    This thesis explores potential participatory approaches suitable for a municipal energy planning context. It also analyses the possibility of using those approaches in energy planning processes in ten Swedish municipalities. Swedish municipal energy plans display differences in terms of quality, comprehensiveness and implementation. According to participation literature, planning processes can be improved by stakeholder participation. This study was carried out in four steps: creation of a th...

  5. Evaluating the efficiency of municipalities in collecting and processing municipal solid waste: A shared input DEA-model

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    Highlights: ► Complexity in local waste management calls for more in depth efficiency analysis. ► Shared-input Data Envelopment Analysis can provide solution. ► Considerable room for the Flemish municipalities to improve their cost efficiency. - Abstract: This paper proposed an adjusted “shared-input” version of the popular efficiency measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that enables evaluating municipality waste collection and processing performances in settings in which one input (waste costs) is shared among treatment efforts of multiple municipal solid waste fractions. The main advantage of this version of DEA is that it not only provides an estimate of the municipalities overall cost efficiency but also estimates of the municipalities’ cost efficiency in the treatment of the different fractions of municipal solid waste (MSW). To illustrate the practical usefulness of the shared input DEA-model, we apply the model to data on 293 municipalities in Flanders, Belgium, for the year 2008.

  6. Tourist valorization of the municipality of Negotin

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    Čučulović Rodoljub

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available According to its physical-geographical and socio-economical characteristics, the municipality of Negotin belongs to the territories with favorable tourist potentials. In order to scientifically validate this fact, in this paper tourist valorization has been performed using quantitative-qualitative method, giving attractiveness ranking values, based on which conclusions have been made on the direction and forms of tourist potential. The results obtained from tourist valorization have shown that the hydrographic potential and fauna are rated as good (3, and have the highest general tourist value among natural resources. General values are graded as satisfactory (1.8 and the climate is graded as unsatisfactory (1.2. Valorization of anthropogenic characteristics gave the maximal general value (4 to cultural-historical objects including sacral objects - monasteries and churches and the Rajac pimnice. The Rajac pimnice have an especially high value, as they represent, for us, a unique value that can be considered in diverse ways and adjusted to tourist utilization. Based on the performed tourist valorization it can be noted that the general tourist value of the municipality of Negotin is of regional ranking, though anthropogenic potentials are of national ranking and part of them, as emphasized, are objects that are internationally important. The basic shortcoming is the low road quality leading to places of important tourist value, even though the road network is favorable, and there are also many weaknesses in the receptive tourist base. Improvement of these shortcomings would create a good image of the municipality of Negotin in continental tourism of the Republic of Serbia.

  7. Evaluating the efficiency of municipalities in collecting and processing municipal solid waste: A shared input DEA-model.

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    Rogge, Nicky; De Jaeger, Simon

    2012-01-01

    This paper proposed an adjusted “shared-input” version of the popular efficiency measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that enables evaluating municipality waste collection and processing performances in settings in which one input (waste costs) is shared among treatment efforts of multiple municipal solid waste fractions. The main advantage of this version of DEA is that it not only provides an estimate of the municipalities overall efficiency but also estimates of the munici...

  8. Municipal solid waste generation in municipalities: Quantifying impacts of household structure, commercial waste and domestic fuel

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    Waste management planning requires reliable data concerning waste generation, influencing factors on waste generation and forecasts of waste quantities based on facts. This paper aims at identifying and quantifying differences between different municipalities' municipal solid waste (MSW) collection quantities based on data from waste management and on socio-economic indicators. A large set of 116 indicators from 542 municipalities in the Province of Styria was investigated. The resulting regression model included municipal tax revenue per capita, household size and the percentage of buildings with solid fuel heating systems. The model explains 74.3% of the MSW variation and the model assumptions are met. Other factors such as tourism, home composting or age distribution of the population did not significantly improve the model. According to the model, 21% of MSW collected in Styria was commercial waste and 18% of the generated MSW was burned in domestic heating systems. While the percentage of commercial waste is consistent with literature data, practically no literature data are available for the quantity of MSW burned, which seems to be overestimated by the model. The resulting regression model was used as basis for a waste prognosis model (Beigl and Lebersorger, in preparation).

  9. Municipal hydraulic planning for energy saving; Planeacion hidraulica municipal para el ahorro de energia

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    Garcia Garcia, Enrique [PTF S.C. Consultores, Leon, Gto. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    The efficient handling of the economic and natural resources of the municipalities, is nowadays so much complex, that it requires a formal planning. In the public service of potable water supply, two fundamental approaches are conjugated to consider: the rational use of the water resource and the efficient use of the electrical energy, for its extraction from the underground deep reservoirs. In the paper that is presented, the individual features of the previous matters are described and the positive results in a municipality of the Guanajuato's Low Lands (Bajio ), where already the dual objectives are obtained and that with a more professional municipal hydraulic planning, these will be permanent, with the inherent benefit towards the population. [Spanish] El manejo eficiente de los recursos economicos y naturales de los municipios, es hoy en dia cada vez mas complejo, que requiere una planeacion formal. En el servicio publico de abastecimiento de agua potable, se conjugan dos enfoques primordiales a considerar: el uso racional del recurso agua y la utilizacion eficiente de la energia electrica, para su extraccion de los acuiferos subterraneos profundos. En el trabajo que se presenta, se describen las particularidades de lo anterior y los resultados positivos en un municipio del Bajio guanajuatense, donde ya se logran los objetivos duales y que con una planeacion hidraulica municipal mas profesional, estos seran permanentes, con el beneficio inherente hacia la poblacion.

  10. Competition on the electric power market. New liabilities for the municipalities and municipalities groups

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    Facing the opening, at the first of july 2004, of the electric power market, this document aims to help the municipalities. It presents the main stakes of the deregulation, the main lines of the reform, the concerned organisms and the actors. (A.L.B.)

  11. Determinantes do endividamento municipal em Portugal

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    Ferreira, Fernando Diogo Vilaça

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Economia, Mercados e Políticas Públicas O objectivo desta dissertação consiste em analisar os factores que explicam o índice de endividamento dos Municípios portugueses entre 2003 e 2007. Em Portugal, os municípios surgiram no pós-25 de Abril de 1974 com atribuições desempenhadas até aí pela Administração Central. No entanto, nem sempre foram acompanhadas por transferências suficientes provocando o recurso ao crédito. Este endividamento municipal t...

  12. Stress analysis in the Gjilan Municipality (Kosovo

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    Nehat Rrudhani

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available During this scientific research, my main objective is to analyze and give an overview of the factual situation in Gjilan Municipality (Kosovo. The dynamics of life shift people towards stressful situations. Nowadays stress is a very much discussed issue, while we do have little knowledge about the causes of stress, its circumstances, its management. Stress affects negatively people’s health by disordering the immune system. When a man has stress, he/she has disorders in connection with the following symptoms: saliva flows slowly, increased eyelids, shrinking of blood vessels, shiver and sweat, deep breathing, quick heart beats, problems with food digestion and an increased blood tension.

  13. SK policies the view of nuclear municipalities

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    The nuclear policies of the most important countries in Western Europe, already influenced by the evolution of the public opinion, have experimented strong changes together with political evolution. The future of NNP in some important countries is doubtful, as for the case of Sweden, Germany, Spain, Holland, Belgium, The large democratic discussions that affect permanently our society, as well as the new society of information that is being implanted, have turned the decision making processes into what is referred to as public participation and transparency, especially when these affect the environment or the immediate future of the citizens. The installation policies of nuclear plants are very similar in all the countries. Most of them are located in low density population areas, with low activity rate, high rate of elder people. These territories have many water resources, low communication infrastructure level, etc. So the typographic aspects of the European municipalities are alike (in eastern countries as well). Nuclear energy whose existence is sometimes called in question by press media, citizens and inhabitants, needs full agreement within the territory in order to work at its best. Moreover, the territory on which the plant is installed must have the necessary means of infrastructure ( development from a social and economic point of view) as well as the dues for its future and for a new positive reality as far as the citizens are concerned in order to face the corresponding challenges. Having got to this point, a territorial debate should be focused on the balance between the state's general interest and the local one as normalised operation of nuclear facilities is and will be possible only in a context of mutual respect. The new European political map and the last governmental decisions in energetic strategies grant more value to the opinion of the local authorities on the territories affected by these facilities. So, in order to express their opinion

  14. Rearrangement of Barcelona serveis municipals customer services

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    Fullana Roger, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    This document presents the report for the Final Degree Thesis. The subject of the project is the Rearrangement of the Customer Services of the public company Barcelona Serveis Municipals (B:SM). The project is classified in the Management area and it details the definition and adaptation process of a new model in the customer services of B:SM. The origin of the project stands on the opening of the new Calàbria facilities. The purpose of the project is to identify the problems in the curren...

  15. Environmental sustainability of ozonating municipal waste water

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    Larsen, Henrik Fred; Hansen, Peter Augusto

    The EU FP6 NEPTUNE project is related to the EU Water Framework Directive and the main goal is to develop new and optimize existing waste water treatment technologies (WWTT) and sludge handling methods for municipal waste water. Besides nutrients, a special focus area is micropollutants (e.g. pha...... total more that 20 different waste water and sludge treatment technologies are to be assessed. This paper will present the preliminary LCA results from running the induced versus avoided impact approach (mainly based on existing LCIA methodology) on one of the WWTTs, i.e. ozonation....

  16. Municipal Solid Waste Management in China

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    Li, Ruofei; Liu, Sibei

    2010-01-01

    As the fast development of the urbanization and the growth of GDP in China, there is and will be more and more demands for energy consumption. In the meantime, it also creates a growing number of municipal solid waste (MSW), especially in the recent years, MSW has experienced a dramatic increase. However, the MSW management system is poor and cause many pollution problems in the cities of China, especially in the middle and small cities, at the aspects of waste collection, waste sorting, recy...

  17. Mecanismos de Democracia Directa en Jalisco, México: entre la contención, la simulación y la manipulación ciudadana. Cuatro estudios de caso

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    Rigoberto Soria Romo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza la instrumentación de diversos Mecanismos de Democracia Directa (MDD aplicados en el estado de Jalisco, México. Dichos MDD son el referéndum, el plebiscito y la iniciativa popular, a los que se agrega la revocación de mandato reglamentado por el Ayuntamiento de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, municipio del mismo estado. El propósito declarado de los MDD es elevar la calidad de la democracia vía mayor participación ciudadana. Sin embargo, se concluye en el presente trabajo que el tránsito a la democracia participativa es un camino lleno de obstáculos legales, trámites burocráticos, intereses de grupos de poder, interpretación conceptual e instrumentación práctica, entre otros. Una segunda conclusión es que los MDD, aunque se conciben como un avance democrático, en la realidad pueden dar origen regresiones históricas que se creían superadas. Las anteriores conclusiones se desprenden del análisis de cuatro casos que aplican diversos MDD: el referéndum contra el incremento en el pasaje del transporte público en la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara (ZMG, Jalisco; la aplicación del plebiscito, para evitar el uso de vialidades en Guadalajara, para instalar la línea dos del Macrobús (sistema de transporte articulado, técnicamente conocido como BRT; la iniciativa popular, “A favor de la familia”, que pretendía delimitar el concepto de familia a “aquella conformada por un padre, una madre y sus hijos”. Finalmente, se analiza el ejercicio de revocación de mandato efectuado en el municipio de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, sus resultados y críticas. La metodología utilizada es la de multicaso y se forja un marco teórico en base a tratadistas como Lissidini (2010, Ziccardi (2008, Salazar y Wolderberg (1997, Merino (1995, Prud’Homme (2001 entre otros. Los análisis de estos casos pretenden ser la base de propuestas para enriquecer tanto la teoría, la legislación y la práctica de la participaci

  18. CHALLENGES OF MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY

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    ZOLTÁN OROSZ

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Aims, tasks and priorities of medium term development plans of national waste management were defined in the National Waste Management Plan, which was made for the period of 2003–2008 in Hungary. Supporting of the European Union is indispensable for carrying out of plan. The most important areas are related to the developing projects of municipal solid waste treatment (increasingthe capacity of landfills, accomplishment of the infrastructure of selective waste collection, building of new composting plants. The national environmental policy does not focus sufficiently on the prevention of waste production. Due to the high expenses of investment and operation the energetic recovery and the incineration of municipal solid waste do not compete with the deposition. We inclined to think that the waste management of Hungary will be deposition-orientated until 2015. The main problems to the next years will be the lack of reprocessing industry of plastic and glass packaging waste. The high number of to-be-recultivated landfills and the attainability of necessary financial sources are also serious problems. There are many questions. What is the future in national waste management? How can we reduce the quantity of dumped waste? What are challenges of national waste management on the short and long term?

  19. Municipal solid waste disposal in Portugal

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    In recent years municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal has been one of the most important environmental problems for all of the Portuguese regions. The basic principles of MSW management in Portugal are: (1) prevention or reduction, (2) reuse, (3) recovery (e.g., recycling, incineration with heat recovery), and (4) polluter-pay principle. A brief history of legislative trends in waste management is provided herein as background for current waste management and recycling activities. The paper also presents and discusses the municipal solid waste management in Portugal and is based primarily on a national inquiry carried out in 2003 and directed to the MSW management entities. Additionally, the MSW responsibility and management structure in Portugal is presented, together with the present situation of production, collection, recycling, treatment and elimination of MSW. Results showed that 96% of MSW was collected mixed (4% was separately collected) and that 68% was disposed of in landfill, 21% was incinerated at waste-to-energy plants, 8% was treated at organic waste recovery plants and 3% was delivered to sorting. The average generation rate of MSW was 1.32 kg/capita/day

  20. Production of hydrogen from municipal solid waste

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    Coleman, S.L.

    1995-11-01

    The Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) includes gasification and the process for producing a gasificable slurry from raw MSW by using high pressures of steam. A potential energy source, MSW is a composite of organic materials such as: paper, wood, food waste, etc. There are different paper grades producing different results with low-quality paper forming better slurries than high-quality papers; making MSW a difficult feedstock for gasification. The objective of the bench-scale laboratory work has been to establish operating conditions for a hydrothermal pre-processing scheme for municipal solid waste (MSW) that produces a good slurry product that can be pumped and atomized to the gasifier for the production of hydrogen. Batch reactors are used to determine product yields as a function of hydrothermal treatment conditions. Various ratios of water-to-paper were used to find out solid product, gas product, and soluble product yields of MSW. Experimental conditions covered were temperature, time, and water to feed ratio. Temperature had the strongest effect on product yields.

  1. The Dutch Caribbean municipalities in comparative perspective

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    Wouter Veenendaal

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010, the smallest islands in this federation – Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba – became special municipalities of the Netherlands, and were hence politically and constitutionally integrated into the Dutch metropolis. The present article seeks to understand this development in the context of the broader academic literature on small, non-sovereign island jurisdictions in the Caribbean and elsewhere. After a description of the reforms and a discussion of the perceived benefits and drawbacks of the new political status, the newly created Dutch Caribbean municipalities are compared with other non-sovereign jurisdictions in the Caribbean. Whereas the choice for political integration in itself can be compared with the French postwar policy of départementalisation, in terms of the historical significance and the direction of the reforms, the new political situation on Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba could rather be better likened to that of the British Overseas Territories and their relationship with the United Kingdom.

  2. Municipal solid-waste management in Istanbul

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    Istanbul, with a population of around 13 million people, is located between Europe and Asia and is the biggest city in Turkey. Metropolitan Istanbul produces about 14,000 tons of solid waste per day. The aim of this study was to assess the situation of municipal solid-waste (MSW) management in Istanbul. This was achieved by reviewing the quantity and composition of waste produced in Istanbul. Current requirements and challenges in relation to the optimization of Istanbul's MSW collection and management system are also discussed, and several suggestions for solving the problems identified are presented. The recovery of solid waste from the landfills, as well as the amounts of landfill-generated biogas and electricity, were evaluated. In recent years, MSW management in Istanbul has improved because of strong governance and institutional involvement. However, efforts directed toward applied research are still required to enable better waste management. These efforts will greatly support decision making on the part of municipal authorities. There remains a great need to reduce the volume of MSW in Istanbul.

  3. Using radioactive tracer technique in municipal hygiene

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    Work of the A. N. Syrsin Institute of General and Municiapl Hygiene using raidoactive tracers is reviewed. The studies include research on protein metabolism in the living organism following action of unfavorable factors of the environment; determination of the paths of introduction into the organism of substances with an alien composition; and study of the rate of resorption of subcutaneous papuli. Results are shown of radioactive-tracer studies on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the living organism and of migration of alien chemical compounds in the organism and in objects in the environment. It is concluded that the radioactive tracer method has wide application in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology. The absence of laborious operations, economy of time, precision of the experiments, and the possibility of obtaining additional information on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the organism and the low cost of such studies compared with other methods makes the radioactive tracer method economically attractive. The studies made show the various types of use of the method in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology

  4. Diagnosis production agroecology of Municipality Areia - PB

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    Carlos Henrique de Brito

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The concept of agroecology is on the concept of sustainable development whose primary objective is combining economic development with environmental conservation, being able to meet the needs of the current generation without depleting resources for the future. The municipality of Areia - PB has always had its economic development in footwear production and its derivatives, is known as "Land of rum and Rapadura”, two icons of the agricultural economy of Areia. Presents favorable conditions of climate, soil and topography in order to enable the coexistence of diverse cultures and its variations, however, local farmers only cultivate crops as banana, cassava, maize, beans and sugar-cane. This work aimed to evaluate the profile of the producer and the production of the municipality of Areia - PB, via a questionnaire applied to five associations of farmers and producer's fair, where you can see that the majority of producers are illiterate or just read or write, characteristic of small areas have on average 1 to 3 ha; occurs traditional cultivation of maize, beans and cassava, banana, and grown on a smaller scale are found orange, sugar-cane, sweet potatoes and vegetables, production is characteristic of subsistence.Key-words: agroecology, sustainable development, food security.

  5. Synchronous municipal sewerage-sludge stabilization

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    Godefroid Bukuru; Yang Jian

    2005-01-01

    A study on a pilot plant accomplishing synchronous municipal sewerage-sludge stabilization was conducted at a municipal sewerage treatment plant. Stabilization of sewerage and sludge is achieved in three-step process: anaerobic reactor, roughing filter and a microbial-earthworm-ecofilter. The integrated ecofilter utilizes an artificial ecosystem to degrade and stabilize the sewerage and sludge.When the hydraulic retention time(HRT) of the anaerobic reactor is 6 h, the hydraulic load(HL) of the bio-filter is 16 m3/(m2· d), the HL of the eco-filter is 5 m3/(m2 ·d), the recycle ratio of nitrified liquor is 1.5, the removal efficiency is 83%-89% for CODCr, 94%-96% for BOD5, 96%-98% for SS, and 76%-95% for NH3-N. The whole system realizes the zero emission of sludge, and has the characteristics of saving energy consumption and operational costs.

  6. Municipal solid-waste management in Istanbul.

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    Kanat, Gurdal

    2010-01-01

    Istanbul, with a population of around 13 million people, is located between Europe and Asia and is the biggest city in Turkey. Metropolitan Istanbul produces about 14,000 tons of solid waste per day. The aim of this study was to assess the situation of municipal solid-waste (MSW) management in Istanbul. This was achieved by reviewing the quantity and composition of waste produced in Istanbul. Current requirements and challenges in relation to the optimization of Istanbul's MSW collection and management system are also discussed, and several suggestions for solving the problems identified are presented. The recovery of solid waste from the landfills, as well as the amounts of landfill-generated biogas and electricity, were evaluated. In recent years, MSW management in Istanbul has improved because of strong governance and institutional involvement. However, efforts directed toward applied research are still required to enable better waste management. These efforts will greatly support decision making on the part of municipal authorities. There remains a great need to reduce the volume of MSW in Istanbul. PMID:20185290

  7. 40 CFR 230.50 - Municipal and private water supplies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... concentration, in such a way as to reduce the fitness of the water for consumption. Water can be rendered... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Municipal and private water supplies... Potential Effects on Human Use Characteristics § 230.50 Municipal and private water supplies. (a)...

  8. Water Pollution: Part I, Municipal Wastewaters; Part II, Industrial Wastewaters.

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    Fowler, K. E. M.

    This publication is an annotated bibliography of municipal and industrial wastewater literature. This publication consists of two parts plus appendices. Part one is entitled Municipal Wastewaters and includes publications in such areas as health effects of polluted waters, federal policy and legislation, biology and chemistry of polluted water,…

  9. Monograph of Keçiören Municipality

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    Savaş Zafer Şahin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In Turkey, urban administration can be defined from a judicial perspective as the bundle of powers vested in municipalities. It is known that throughout republican history, municipalities, using these powers, have differentiated themselves via their own internal dynamics in parallel to the evolution of public policy and changes in legislation. Yet, it is obvious that there are important gaps in understanding this differentiation taking into consideration the structural conditions of individual municipalities. In particular, in order to thoroughly understand municipalities, it is important to consider periodical pictures of how each municipality has been affected by waves of decentralization and centralization experienced over the last thirty years. In this respect, this monograph, using the same monographic approach developed for the Çankaya Municipality, provides a picture of the existing situation of Ankara’s Keçiören Municipality and presents related problems and potential. This monograph, based on qualitative and quantitative research, presents a holistic evaluation of Keçiören Municipality in terms of its external environment, provision of services, decision-making processes, use of technology and communications.

  10. ANÁLISIS SOCIOECONÓMICO DE LA CUENCA DEL RIO CUALE, JALISCO, MÉXICO: UNA CONTRIBUCIÓN PARA LA DECLARACIÓN DEL ÁREA NATURAL PROTEGIDA RESERVA DE LA BIOSFERA EL CUALE

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    Jorge Téllez López

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Durante los meses de enero a mayo de 2013, a través de la metodología propuesta por Alciaturi (2009; se realizó el análisis de los factores socioeconómicos involucrados en la cuenca del rio Cuale, Jalisco, México. Los resultados incluyeron aspectos relacionados con la dinámica demográfica, grado de marginación, nivel educativo, población económicamente activa, principales actividades económicas, comunidades rurales, descripción socioeconómica, potenciales de los recursos naturales, usos y aprovechamientos actuales; así como la situación jurídica de la tenencia de la tierra. El objetivo de esta investigación es conocer cómo estos factores inciden sobre los recursos naturales de la cuenca. Con la finalidad de utilizar esta información para establecer la declaratoria del Área Natural Protegida Reserva de la Biosfera El Cuale, que es una herramienta que puede ayudar a asegurar la conservación de esta zona. Por lo tanto, se han incluido elementos de análisis social, económico y ambiental, puesto que estos factores han resultado determinantes en los procesos que inciden en la deforestación y cambio de uso de suelo.

  11. Impacto de la reforma en la legislación sobre consumo de alcohol y conducción en Guadalajara y Zapopan, Jalisco, México: una mirada en el corto plazo

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    Lourdes Gómez-García

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Los municipios de Guadalajara y Zapopan, Jalisco, México, han participado en los esfuerzos para reducir la incidencia de las lesiones causadas por el tránsito a lo largo de los años. Así, han sido partícipes de la Iniciativa Mexicana de Seguridad Vial desde 2008, y en septiembre de 2010 entró en vigor la reducción del límite legal de alcoholemia para conducir vehículos de motor. Con el fin de evaluar el impacto en el corto plazo de estas dos acciones en la ocurrencia de colisiones y lesiones, relacionadas con el consumo de alcohol, así como la gravedad de las mismas, se realizó un análisis secundario de las bases de datos oficiales de mortalidad, morbilidad y eventos viales. Se realizó un análisis de series de tiempo, con el objetivo de analizar la tendencia. Se observaron cambios significativos en el porcentaje mensual de muertes asociadas con alcohol y en la tasa de choques a partir de la aplicación de estas intervenciones. Se realizan diversas recomendaciones para mejorar la aplicación y resultados de esta reforma.

  12. Policy recommendations for Canadian municipal greenhouse gas trading

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    The municipal policies regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading from municipalities in developed countries outside of Canada were examined in an effort to help establish a position on municipal carbon trading in Canada. The main uncertainty regarding this new concept of GHG emissions trading is the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, when or if it will be ratified. It is premature for municipalities to have well-established polices about emissions trading because the country in which a municipality is located determines the position towards GHG emissions trading. For this study, an extensive literature search of municipal policies was conducted for both GHG trading and domestic national GHG trading. This was followed by a survey on emissions trading which was distributed to more than 350 member cities (including the United States, Europe and Australia) of the International Council for Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign. The literature search revealed that municipalities outside of Canada have not yet formulated policies to address the issue of emissions trading. Only 7 per cent of the cities felt that they were informed about emissions trading, even in Europe and Australia where domestic emissions trading is closer to becoming a reality. This paper demonstrated that it is evident that more training is needed for municipalities regarding this issue. For the very few cities that had developed a GHG trading policy, each municipal policy supported municipal participation in emissions trading under conditions that included an environmental retirement, a do-no-harm clause, or an obligation to meet voluntary commitments before excess emissions can be traded. refs., tabs., figs

  13. Fiscal Instruments for the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSW in the Mexican Municipality

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    Violeta Mendezcarlo Silva

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Waste generation (municipal waste in the cities is, as we all know, one of the main current environmental issues. Responsibility for this kind of pollution is not only the companies’ but also the homeowners’ and the general public’s, who must redirect their behavior towards a responsible consumption, not only regarding the choices of environmentally friendly products and services but should also strive to influence the reduction of environmental damage caused by the waste itself.  The goal of this research work is to make clear that the local government (in Mexico’s case, the municipalities has the unavoidable duty of raising awareness of this issue by using tools to encourage responsible waste management, such as fiscal instruments, which in addition results in the extra benefit of raising public funds to neutralize the problem. 

  14. FINANCING OF CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH ISSUE OF MUNICIPAL BONDS - PRACTICES OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BIJELJINA

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    Zorica Golić

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available For all those local communities inBosnia and Herzegovina who are willing to make astep forward from the classical and routinefinancing (budget, loans, grants towards new andinventive combinations, there are really many waysof financing of development. Plans and instrumentsof local development open up new and endlesspossibilities, and all modes of financing and theircombinations cannot be pre-anticipated andexhausted. The need to create new models offinancing depends more on the real commitment oflocal actors to implementing their developmentideas than on the legal framework.Despite the limitations that issuers have andthe risks borne by the investor - the buyer, theborrowing of municipalities and cities throughbond issues turned out better and more efficientsource of funding in relation to other forms ofborrowing.The essence of this paper is to show, after abrief theoretical elaboration, the best practices infinancing of capital infrastructure through issue ofthe municipal bonds, taking the example of themunicipality of Bijeljina .

  15. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BOCAIÚVA-MG:

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    Ivo Augusto Lopes Magalhães; Moacir Versiani Filho; Sheila Cristina Martins Pereira

    2011-01-01

    The work was aimed at diagnosing the current situation of sorting and composting unit (UTC) and check thewaste management currently practiced in the city of Bocaiuva-MG. Data from field surveys, and informationcollected in interviews with city officials characterized the status of all components of structures sorting unit, itsoperation and status of current licensing and management of waste in the municipality. The informationcollected in the field allowed to obtain data on waste management, ...

  16. Pyrolisis of municipal solid waste derived fuels

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    In this study of pyrolytic processes for refuse derived fuel from municipal solid wastes, the main process parameters affecting the yield and the physical-chemical characteristics of products (gases, liquids and solids) were identified and analyzed. From the experimental results, one can observe that the pyrolytic process reduces the volume of produced emissions with respect to the conventional incinerators and allows, at the same time, the recovery of a gas with a significant heat capacity (14,000-19,000 kj/nmc) according to the process temperature, two other fuels, a tar and a solid with low ash content. It seems also that the strong environmental impact associable to this process is due to the water fraction of the produced liquid, whose main pollutants were also identified

  17. Housing vulnerability in Municipality of Ljubljana

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    Maša Filipovič

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Vulnerable groups are defined as groups that have fewer resources than other population groups and are therefore in a deprivileged position from the beginning. One of important areas of vulnerability, which influences importantly individuals lives and lives of whole families, is the housing area. Institutional, structural, as well as personal and relational factors influence housing vulnerability. It is also something that touches very different population groups. In the article we analyse housing conditions of vulnerable groups in the Municipality of Ljubljana. We focus on the following vulnerable groups: single parent households, households with children, older people and low income groups. The economic situation of vulnerable groups is portrayed and their housing strategies for improving their housing situation are described. The results of the analysis indicate that specific support measures are needed for vulnerable households in homeownership status. The article also warns of the danger of development of wrack-renting, i.e. renting of low quality, low cost dwellings.

  18. Radiometric monitoring outdoor municipality Pocinhos-PB

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    Studies on human exposure to terrestrial radionuclides are important for human health. Therefore, this investigation presents aimed at making radiometric dosimetry Pocinhos municipality in the state of Paraiba. Monitoring was performed in 50 points in urban and rural areas Pocinhos. The estimated external effective dose rate in outdoor environments was obtained in triplicate using a portable gamma spectrometer, to 1.0 m away from the Earth's surface and time set acquisition in terms of environmental radiation levels. The values of these dose rates outdoor environments ranging from 0.53 to 3.94 mSv.y-1. the arithmetic mean was 0.79 mSv.y-1, which exceeds the value 0.07 mSv.y-1 corresponding to the global average in outdoor environments. In the city, found a higher radioactivity in rural areas that were uninhabited at the time of the survey. (Author)

  19. Characterization and treatment of municipal landfill leachates

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    Welander, Ulrika

    1998-03-01

    The efficiency of different leachate treatment methods for the removal of refractory organic compounds and ammonium-nitrogen was investigated. The methods evaluated were nitrification, denitrification, adsorption onto activated carbon, precipitation by ferric chloride or aluminum sulphate and oxidation by ozone or Fenton`s reagent. Furthermore, analyses were performed on leachates from municipal landfills of different kinds (a biocell deposit, a conventional mixed landfill containing household and industrial waste, and an ash deposit) in order to study the leachate composition in regard to various hydrophobic organic compounds as a function of the type of waste deposited. The results suggested that, in order to achieve a satisfactory removal of both ammonium-nitrogen and organic substances, the treatment of methanogenic leachates should be performed through a process combining biological and physical or chemical stages. When the biological treatment was not combined with a physical or a chemical process a COD removal of only 20-30% was achieved, whereas the toxicity of the leachate was significantly reduced. In contrast, a combination of nitrification and either adsorption onto activated carbon or oxidation using Fenton`s reagent resulted in a COD removal of about 80%, although certain specific organic compounds, such as phthalates, were unaffected by the treatment. A combination of nitrification, precipitation by ferric chloride and adsorption onto activated carbon removed 96% of the TOC. The analyses of leachates from municipal landfills of different types showed the leachate from the ash deposit to contain more C4-substituted phenols than the other leachates and to likewise contain alkanes, which the others did not 154 refs, 12 figs, 4 tabs

  20. SOCIAL AUDIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SYSTEM OF GENERAL EDUCATION

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the theory and practice of social audit of the municipal system of general education. The authors have developed a conceptual model of social audit to accurately identify both the short- and long-term development prospects of the given system. The paper describes the social audit procedures in Berezovsky municipal district of Sverdlovsk region including four stages: the content analysis of municipal documents concerning the development strategy of the general education system, diagnosis of the current conditions and problems, effectiveness evaluation of the municipal system of general education, and practical  recommendations for improving the education quality. The above mentioned audit demonstrates that the indices of education development are unsystematically tracked, obstructing therefore the adjustment process. To solve the given problems the following measures are recommended: personnel policy development, creating the regional managerial reserve and organizing management workshops, informing the teachers about the modern educational tools, and updating the municipal program of the «Educational System Development of Berezovsky Municipal District for 20011–20015». However, the above suggestions target only the current problems disregarding the challenges of tomorrow which require the advancing strategy. In authors’ opinion, the main emphasis should be re-placed on the quality improvement of the municipal educational services instead of the infrastructure reinforcement. 

  1. LEAP: local environmental action plan. Municipality of Sopishte

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    The establishment of the Municipality of Sopishte was preceded by the development of a kind of suburban settlement of Skopje, basically composed of illegally constructed individual houses for living. As a result from economic activities in the Municipality and the impacts from human factor, there are problems related to the disturbance of the quality of the basic environmental quality factors (water, air and soil), as well as threat to biological diversity and natural values and rarities. The Municipality of Sopishte is situated in hilly-mountain area. Significant sources of air pollution have not been recorded (in terms of industrial facilities) caused by the household neglectible air pollution caused by traffic. The Municipality is very poor in water resources. Almost 90% of the Municipality's territory are without river or stream. A potential source of water supply in this area is the river of Patishka, which is currently not used for water supply purposes. The solid waste, generated basically by the households, is not properly disposed (most frequently dumped on illegal dumping sites on the territory of the Municipality) and represents a serious problem making impacts on the quality of the environment. On the basis of the evaluation of identified environmental problems, priority activities required to be undertaken in short and medium term have been set up. Financial constrains have been taken into account in this regard. The proposed Action Plan reflects the observed needs of the population of the Municipality of Sopishte and the perception of the key problems

  2. STATE RESOURCES AS AN AXIS OF MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT IN MISIONES

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    José, Garzón Maceda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to present a proposal from which one seeks to promote economic and human development in the municipalities of Misiones by means of the creation of a municipal internet by implementing more efficient application criteria for the resources.The paper provides a short outline of the theoretical framework where the proposal is set out, which has three pillars: the theory of decentralization, the municipal and the association theory.Having established this, one examines the legal framework of the municipalities in the National Constitution, the Misiones Constitution and specific laws which regulate the municipal performance, and then move towards the study of the current situation of the municipalities, focusing on financial resources of 17 municipalities in the province of Misiones.After this brief diagnosis we enter fully into the proposal to be developed in depth: detailing the players involved, their funding sources, their objectives, the executive body through which they will implement the program and the assignation criteria of allocation of resources recommended so that the implementation of the proposal be efficient.

  3. Predicting on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works

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    Gangolells, Marta, E-mail: marta.gangolells@upc.edu; Casals, Miquel, E-mail: miquel.casals@upc.edu; Forcada, Núria, E-mail: nuria.forcada@upc.edu; Macarulla, Marcel, E-mail: marcel.macarulla@upc.edu

    2014-01-15

    The research findings fill a gap in the body of knowledge by presenting an effective way to evaluate the significance of on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works prior to the construction stage. First, 42 on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works were identified by means of a process-oriented approach. Then, 46 indicators and their corresponding significance limits were determined on the basis of a statistical analysis of 25 new-build and remodelling municipal engineering projects. In order to ensure the objectivity of the assessment process, direct and indirect indicators were always based on quantitative data from the municipal engineering project documents. Finally, two case studies were analysed and found to illustrate the practical use of the proposed model. The model highlights the significant environmental impacts of a particular municipal engineering project prior to the construction stage. Consequently, preventive actions can be planned and implemented during on-site activities. The results of the model also allow a comparison of proposed municipal engineering projects and alternatives with respect to the overall on-site environmental impact and the absolute importance of a particular environmental aspect. These findings are useful within the framework of the environmental impact assessment process, as they help to improve the identification and evaluation of on-site environmental aspects of municipal engineering works. The findings may also be of use to construction companies that are willing to implement an environmental management system or simply wish to improve on-site environmental performance in municipal engineering projects. -- Highlights: • We present a model to predict the environmental impacts of municipal engineering works. • It highlights significant on-site environmental impacts prior to the construction stage. • Findings are useful within the environmental impact assessment process. • They also

  4. Engaged Problem Formulation of IT Management in Danish Municipalities

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    Nielsen, Peter Axel; Persson, John Stouby

    2012-01-01

    relevant in contemporary municipal IT management practice. On this basis, we present an engaged scholarship approach to formulate IT management problems together with municipalities - not for municipalities. We have come to understand such engaged problem formulation as joint researching and defining of a...... contemporary and complex problem by researchers and those who experience and know the problem. We present the formulated IT management problems and discuss the engaged problem formulation process in relation to engaged scholarship. Furthermore, we discuss how engaged problem formulation may contribute to...

  5. El Capital Intelectual, activo intangible en Escuelas Secundarias Técnicas. Un modelo de gestión y valuación en la Región Ciénega, Zona Escolar 4 de Jalisco, México

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    Ma. de los Angeles Ochoa Cedeño

    2013-01-01

    El mundo se encuentra en constante cambio y se deben encontrar nuevas formas de control y gestión de la organización que reflejen dicho cambio. El capital intelectual es un valor creciente en los últimos tiempos dentro de las organizaciones como reflejo de los activos inmateriales. El objetivo del presente trabajo es una propuesta de Modelo de Capital Intelectual para Escuelas Secundarias Técnicas de la Región Ciénega de Jalisco, basado en el Modelo Intellectus Actualizado 2012, como herramie...

  6. Evaluación comparativa de las franquicias de espacios de trabajo bajo el concepto de “Tercer Espacio”, para identificar el modelo que podría ser aceptado por los trabajadores móviles de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

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    Topete Almeida, Daniel Mauricio

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo general Analizar comparativamente franquicias disponibles en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires de espacios de trabajo bajo el concepto de “Tercer Espacio” y evaluar la implementación del mejor modelo en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Objetivos particulares 1- Investigar y comparar franquicias de espacios de trabajo bajo el concepto de “Tercer Espacio” disponibles en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. 2- Definir el modelo negocio bajo del concepto de “Tercer Espacio” ...

  7. Descentralização e endividamento municipal: formas, limites e possibilidades Decentralization and municipal indebtedness: modes, constraints, and possibilities

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    Amaury Patrick Gremaud

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to discuss alternatives to finance investments by municipalities. In general, current revenues are insufficient to finance large investments, what brings about the necessity of municipal indebtedness. These could assume different manners, according to the nature of the investment: if it is typically public or if it offers private return. For the first case, we discuss the possibilities of a municipal bond market and, for the second, we discuss project finance and the participation of the private sector.

  8. Finnish practice in building radon-safe houses - a survey of municipal authorities

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    The study was carried out to chart radon prevention practices in municipalities with high indoor radon concentrations. The area under investigation consists of 95 municipalities in the most radon-prone area in Finland. About 75% of the municipalities investigated required or recommended reaction to radon at least in certain areas of the municipality, but only 30% of municipalities recommended such action in the whole area. The most important prevention measure against radon, radon-tight foundation construction, was recommended in only a few municipalities. Only about one fifth of the municipalities verified that the builders had succeeded in radon-safe construction by measuring indoor radon concentration in the new houses. (au)

  9. La Hemeroteca Municipal de València

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    Guardiola Sellés, Isabel

    2003-01-01

    This article explains the history, the aims, the funds, the services and the users of the Municipal Journals Library of Valencia (Valencian Community-Spain). Also this article does a brief reference to the technical treatment of the publications.

  10. Research challenges in municipal solid waste logistics management.

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    Bing, Xiaoyun; Bloemhof, Jacqueline M; Ramos, Tania Rodrigues Pereira; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana Paula; Wong, Chee Yew; van der Vorst, Jack G A J

    2016-02-01

    During the last two decades, EU legislation has put increasing pressure on member countries to achieve specified recycling targets for municipal household waste. These targets can be obtained in various ways choosing collection methods, separation methods, decentral or central logistic systems, etc. This paper compares municipal solid waste (MSW) management practices in various EU countries to identify the characteristics and key issues from a waste management and reverse logistics point of view. Further, we investigate literature on modelling municipal solid waste logistics in general. Comparing issues addressed in literature with the identified issues in practice result in a research agenda for modelling municipal solid waste logistics in Europe. We conclude that waste recycling is a multi-disciplinary problem that needs to be considered at different decision levels simultaneously. A holistic view and taking into account the characteristics of different waste types are necessary when modelling a reverse supply chain for MSW recycling. PMID:26704064

  11. Implementation of health impact assessment in Danish municipal context

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    Kraemer, Stella R. J.; Nikolajsen, Louise Theilgaard; Gulis, Gabriel

    2014-01-01

    policy. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted in 6 municipalities (3 with HIA inducted in their health policy and 3 without it) gathering information on knowledge and attitudes to HIA, barriers to its implementation, social system and communication channels used or expected to be used for...... implementation of HIA. Results: No significant differences were found among analyzed municipalities by status of HIA inclusion into health policy. Among barriers, a lack of tools with general validity, a lack of intersectoral working culture, balance between centralized versus participatory way of working and....... Conclusions: Systematic and sustainable capacity building is needed to achieve high level implementation of HIA in Danish municipalities. Development of validated tools, most importantly screening tools with focus on priorities of national public health policy would enhance implementation on municipal level....

  12. Better Regulation and Public Procurement in Slovenian Municipalities

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    Maja KLUN

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The reduction of administrative burdens is a measure to improve regulatory quality. Most measures are directed towards reducing barriers for business while the issue of regulation inside government is not often posed. The research carried out in 2010 was intended to investigate how Slovenian municipalities and others in the public sector perceive measures to reduce administrative burdens and the areas in which they consider regulations to present the greatest burden. Results have shown that public procurement regulations are the greatest burden for municipalities and the public sector as a whole. Further research indicates which public procurement procedures municipalities used most often and what benefits they perceive in the amended legislation. Results indicate that most municipalities use open procedures most often, which procedurally is the most complex.

  13. A PNEUMATIC CONVEYING TEST RIG FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE FRACTIONS

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    This report analyzes the material properties and system parameters relevant to the pneumatic conveying of municipal solid waste and its processed fractions. Comparisons are made with the conveying of conventional industrial feedstocks, and a rationale for sizing and specification...

  14. A Business Case Method for IT Investments in Danish Municipalities

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    Persson, John Stouby; Nielsen, Peter Axel

    2012-01-01

    Effective management of information technology (IT) investments is increasingly important for Danish municipalities. This is why they along with other both public and private sector organizations increasingly are using IT business cases. The business case is a document specifying the main rationale...... behind the expected value and cost of an IT investment for the adopting organization. However, experiences from Danish municipalities reveal difficulties in developing effective IT business cases for purposes beyond simple cost savings. Based on collaborative action research with Danish municipalities......, we present insights on the challenges in contemporary IT business case practices. We applied these insights in conjunction with contemporary literature on business cases to develop a business case method for Danish municipalities. Based on the municipalities’ evaluation of the method we summarize its...

  15. Business opportunity of municipal sewage sludge treatment in China

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    Hua, Lingnan

    2011-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the industry and market condition of municipal sewage sludge treatment in China. The main issues covered in the thesis are market status, industry competitiveness in Porter’s five forces model, market attractiveness, and market segmentation analysis. The purpose of this thesis is to illustrate and analyze the business opportunity of municipal sewage sludge treatment in China based on sufficient market information and analysis. The research strategy of this thesi...

  16. Testing Ballast Water Treatment at a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

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    Cohen, Andrew N.

    2001-01-01

    The main goal of the project was to investigate the feasibility of treating ships' ballast water in existing municipal wastewater treatment plants (= publicly-owned treatment works or POTWs). The main objectives included identifying and characterizing the limiting factors that could restrict the volume of ballast water that can be treated at POTWs; and test, in a series of laboratory experiments, the effectiveness of standard municipal wastewater treatment in removing or killing ballast water...

  17. Development of a Comprehensive System for Municipal Real Property Classification

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    Statty STATTEV; Tatyana DASKALOVA; Daniela L. Constantin; Raleva, Stela; Zizi GOSCHIN

    2012-01-01

    In the last decades the organization and management of public sector institutions have become increasingly concerned with the issue of the efficient use of its resources. This paper explores the possibilities to use the multi-criteria analysis techniques for municipal real property management and the proposals regarding the indicators that will be employed in this respect. We propose a model designed so as to take into consideration the goals of the municipalities, contributing to an effectiv...

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ORMOŽ

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    Atelšek, Barbara

    2014-01-01

    The diploma thesis deals with the development of tourism and the perceptions of residents on tourism in the municipality of Ormož. Residents are largely in favour of developing tourist attractions, but they are critical when evaluating the local tourist offer. Main advantages the tourist attraction offers in the municipality of Ormož are favourable geographical position, rich natural and cultural heritage, friendly and hospitable residents, and diverse culinary and wines. Due to these adva...

  19. Predicting on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works

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    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    The research findings fill a gap in the body of knowledge by presenting an effective way to evaluate the significance of on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works prior to the construction stage. First, 42 on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works were identified by means of a process-oriented approach. Then, 46 indicators and their corresponding significance limits were determined on the basis of a statistical analysis of 25 new-build and remodelling mun...

  20. Startups and Local Social Capital in the Municipalities of Sweden

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    Westlund, Hans; Larsson, Johan P.; Olsson, Amy

    2012-01-01

    This paper contains one of the first empirical attempts to investigate the influence of local Entrepreneurial Social Capital on startup propensity. We use a unique database including not only total startups, but data on startups divided in six branches to study the impact of Entrepreneurial social capital on startups per capita. Analyses are performed on all municipalities as well as by municipality type (urban or rural). Entrepreneurial social capital, measured by local firms’ assessment o...

  1. Municipal solid waste management problems: an applied general equilibrium analysis

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    BARTELINGS H.

    2003-01-01

    Keywords: Environmental policy; General equilibrium modeling; Negishi format; Waste management policies; Market distortions.About 40% of the entire budget spent on environmental problems in theNetherlandsis reserved for the waste management problem. Regardless of the amount spent on waste management, the quantity of municipal solid waste generated still increases. It has up till now proven impossible to decouple generation of municipal solid waste and income growth.This thesis investigates th...

  2. Determinants of municipal solid waste management in Portugal

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    Ana Luísa Mota Freitas; Francisco Vitorino Martins; Elizabeth Real Oliveira

    2016-01-01

    Municipal solid waste management has been a topic of interest of several authors over time, in particular the implementation and maintenance of waste collection programmes. Initially, pioneering studies focused on the economic aspects of the provided services. However, many authors later argued the costs of providing solid waste collection services should also be influenced by socio-economic and behavioural factors, exogenous to the municipalities. The present study will be developed in this ...

  3. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Ghana

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    Bernard Fei-Baffoe; Eugene Atta Nyankson; John Gorkeh-Miah

    2014-01-01

    The rapid increase in urban population due to the influx of the citizenry in search for better conditions of life has resulted in poor environmental conditions in most urban and peri-urban settlements in the country. Municipal solid waste management (MSW) for that matter has become problematic within Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis as the city is being inundated with so much filth which has proven to be very difficult and seemingly impossible for the municipal authorities to tackle. This study in...

  4. Municipal solid waste management in a new legislation: comprehensive approach

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    Berezyuk Maria; Rumyantseva Alеna; Lapina Alеna

    2016-01-01

    The problem of the municipal solid waste (MSW) formation and recycling has been very important for many decades in the Russian Federation. The sustainable development of the Russian Federation subjects and municipalities, their evolution to the status of “smart cities” is not possible without solving this problem. The current situation in the area of SHW treatment leads to the dangerous environmental pollution, improper use of the natural resources, and the significant economic damage and pos...

  5. Strategic Relations between the Municipality and Social Enterprises in Copenhagen

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    Ringgaard, Elisabeth; Werge, Kasper; Hansen, Rikke,; Koch, Anne-Sofie; Gad, Cecilie

    2013-01-01

    This project examines the institutional field of collaboration between the Municipality of Copenhagen and six social enterprises placed in the Copenhagen area. The project's theoretical point of departure is set within institutional theory, more precisely DiMaggio & Powell's writings on institutional isomorphism, as well as Christine Oliver's theory of strategic responses to institutional pressures. The project investigates which challenges arises in the collaboration between the Municipality...

  6. Implementation of Electronic Governance in the Municipality of Panevezys

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    Dragašienė, Olga

    2005-01-01

    Master’s work theme is the deployment of electronic government in the Municipality of the Panevezys. Master’s work object is analyzing of necessary conditions to evolve the electronic government deployment in the Municipality of the city Panevezys and offer the suggestions what could forward the electronic power deployment in this institution. In the first parts of work there are discussed the reasons of electronic government coming, the deployment necessity and utility in Lithuania an...

  7. MECHANISMS AND FACTORS OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIALIZATION OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

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    O. E. Lutsenko

    2015-01-01

    The main mechanisms of professional socialization of municipal employees are presented in article, the factors rendering both negative, and positive influence on process of professional socialization are revealed and also basic elements and subjects of system of professional socialization of municipal employees are allocated. Are referred imitation to the main mechanisms of this process by the author as development of the social roles through reproduction of features of behavior of significan...

  8. Factors influencing antibiotic resistance burden in municipal wastewater treatment plants

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    Novo, Ana; Manaia, Célia M.

    2010-01-01

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants are recognized reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Three municipal wastewater treatment plants differing on the dimensions and bio-treatment processes were compared for the loads of amoxicillin-, tetracycline-, and ciprofloxacinresistant heterotrophic bacteria, enterobacteria, and enterococci in the raw inflow and in the treated effluents. The sewage received by each plant, in average, corresponded to 85,000 inhabitant equ...

  9. Removal of Triclocarban and Triclosan during Municipal Biosolid Production

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    Ogunyoku, Temitope A.; Young, Thomas M.

    2014-01-01

    The antimicrobial compounds triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) accumulate in sludges produced during municipal wastewater treatment and persist through sludge treatment processes into finished biosolids. The objective of this research was to determine the extent to which conventional sludge processing systems such as aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion, and lime stabilization were able to remove TCC and TCS. Sludge and biosolid samples were collected from 10 municipal wastewater treatm...

  10. Public Sector Size and Corruption: Evidence from 290 Swedish Municipalities

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    Bergh, Andreas; Fink, Günther; Öhrvall, Richard

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we use data from a corruption survey conducted among top politicians and high level civil servants in 290 Swedish municipalities in 2007 to investigate the effects of government size on corruption. We construct several measures of corruption based on the survey, and combine these corruption measures with detailed administrative municipality level data to estimate the effect of local government resources on corruption. In cross-sectional analysis, we find a robust and negative a...

  11. Carbon Footprint : A case study on the municipality of Haninge

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    Wu, Weiling

    2011-01-01

    AbstractCarbon Footprints, as an indicator of climate performance, help identify major GHG emission sources and potential areas of improvement. In the context of greatly expanding sub-national climate efforts, research on Carbon Footprint accounting at municipality level is timely and necessary to facilitate the establishment of local climate strategies. This study aims at exploring the methodologies for Carbon Footprint assessment at municipality level, based on the case study of Haninge mun...

  12. An Assessment of Sustainable Development Work in Swedish Municipalities

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    Palmqvist, Theresa

    2015-01-01

    The research paper assesses the local sustainable development work in Sweden. A theoretical framework has been constructed and applied to six Swedish municipalities. The framework is based on a holistic view and incorporates the structural (integration in the municipality, use of a management system), inclusive (involvement of the citizens), analytical (use of sustainable development indicator) and systematic (framework for sustainable development, sustainability policies) perspective of sust...

  13. Occupational Safety Management Aspects on Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant

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    Sulojeva, Jelena; Percovs, Aleksejs; Maļukova, Jeļena; Urbane, Valentina

    2012-01-01

    There are new municipal waste water treatment plants being constructed in Latvia in the framework of the projects implemented with the EU co-financing. New modern equipment requires certain approach to occupational safety provision. This paper discloses aspects for occupational safety increasing on newly constructed municipal waste water treatment plants within several samples of WWTP designs, actuated in Latvia. WWTP occupational issues are examined from two aspects: operational safety and d...

  14. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Bulgaria from a Systems Perspective

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    Kolev, Aleksandar

    2007-01-01

    The European Union membership of Bulgaria since January 2007 imposes higher requirements to the national waste management system and demands changes in the current waste management practices. In this context it is of great interest to study the contemporary and possible future development of the Bulgarian municipal solid waste management system. A systems analysis was carried out to provide better understanding of the Bulgarian municipal solid waste management and to analyze the possibilities...

  15. Anaerobic digestion of two biodegradable municipal waste streams

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    Zhang, Yue; Banks, Charles J.; Heaven, Sonia

    2012-01-01

    Landfill avoidance for organic wastes is now a high priority worldwide. Two fractions of the municipal waste stream were considered with respect to their potential for diversion through controlled anaerobic digestion. The physical and chemical properties of source segregated domestic food waste (ss-FW) and of the mechanically-recovered organic fraction of municipal solid waste (mr-OFMSW) were analysed, and their methane yields determined in both batch and semi-continuous digestion. Methane po...

  16. Air Pollution Control in Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators

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    Quina, Margarida J.; Bordado, João C.M.; Quinta-Ferreira, Rosa M.

    2011-01-01

    Municipal solid waste (MSW) remains a major problem in modern societies, even though the significant efforts to prevent, reduce, reuse and recycle. At present, municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) in waste-to-energy (WtE) plants is one of the main management options in most of the developed countries. The technology for recovering energy from MSW has evolved over the years and now sophisticated air pollution control (APC) equipment insures that emissions comply with the st...

  17. Medicine management in municipal home care : delegating, administrating and receiving

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    Gransjön Craftman, Åsa

    2015-01-01

    The general aim of this thesis was to investigate how delegation of medication is handled in municipal home care. Specific aims were to 1) explore the prevalence of medication use in older adults over time; 2) describe district nurses’ experiences of the delegation of medication management to municipal home care personnel; 3) explore and describe how home care assistants experience receiving the actual delegation of the responsibility of medication administration; and 4) to describe how older...

  18. MUNICIPAL DISTRICT POTENTIAL FOR CONSUME: AN MULTICRITERIA APPROACH

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    André Raeli Gomes

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Several researches have been developed to qualify municipal districts consumption potential. It aims to aid investors and government leaders in their decisions. Generally the approaches developed in this context use algorithms that are compensatory, in general based on the weighted average. This article presents an original approach, based on multicriteria decision aid (MCDA principles, to solve this problem. Through an application sample, a contrast between this approach and the Index of Municipal Quality (IQM is established.

  19. GHG emission factors developed for the recycling and composting of municipal waste in South African municipalities

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    Highlights: • GHG emission factors for local recycling of municipal waste are presented. • GHG emission factors for two composting technologies for garden waste are included. • Local GHG emission factors were compared to international ones and discussed. • Uncertainties and limitations are presented and areas for new research highlighted. - Abstract: GHG (greenhouse gas) emission factors for waste management are increasingly used, but such factors are very scarce for developing countries. This paper shows how such factors have been developed for the recycling of glass, metals (Al and Fe), plastics and paper from municipal solid waste, as well as for the composting of garden refuse in South Africa. The emission factors developed for the different recyclables in the country show savings varying from −290 kg CO2 e (glass) to −19 111 kg CO2 e (metals – Al) per tonne of recyclable. They also show that there is variability, with energy intensive materials like metals having higher GHG savings in South Africa as compared to other countries. This underlines the interrelation of the waste management system of a country/region with other systems, in particular with energy generation, which in South Africa, is heavily reliant on coal. This study also shows that composting of garden waste is a net GHG emitter, releasing 172 and 186 kg CO2 e per tonne of wet garden waste for aerated dome composting and turned windrow composting, respectively. The paper concludes that these emission factors are facilitating GHG emissions modelling for waste management in South Africa and enabling local municipalities to identify best practice in this regard

  20. GHG emission factors developed for the recycling and composting of municipal waste in South African municipalities

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    Friedrich, Elena, E-mail: Friedriche@ukzn.ac.za; Trois, Cristina

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: • GHG emission factors for local recycling of municipal waste are presented. • GHG emission factors for two composting technologies for garden waste are included. • Local GHG emission factors were compared to international ones and discussed. • Uncertainties and limitations are presented and areas for new research highlighted. - Abstract: GHG (greenhouse gas) emission factors for waste management are increasingly used, but such factors are very scarce for developing countries. This paper shows how such factors have been developed for the recycling of glass, metals (Al and Fe), plastics and paper from municipal solid waste, as well as for the composting of garden refuse in South Africa. The emission factors developed for the different recyclables in the country show savings varying from −290 kg CO{sub 2} e (glass) to −19 111 kg CO{sub 2} e (metals – Al) per tonne of recyclable. They also show that there is variability, with energy intensive materials like metals having higher GHG savings in South Africa as compared to other countries. This underlines the interrelation of the waste management system of a country/region with other systems, in particular with energy generation, which in South Africa, is heavily reliant on coal. This study also shows that composting of garden waste is a net GHG emitter, releasing 172 and 186 kg CO{sub 2} e per tonne of wet garden waste for aerated dome composting and turned windrow composting, respectively. The paper concludes that these emission factors are facilitating GHG emissions modelling for waste management in South Africa and enabling local municipalities to identify best practice in this regard.

  1. Analysis of the implementation of Results-based budgeting at municipal level (based on Vladimir Region)

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    Terentieva Irina Victorovna

    2013-01-01

    The article investigates the process of implementation at the municipal level tools of results-based budgeting. The main problems and shortcomings of the modern practice of formation and use of the reports on results and main directions of activity, target programs, registers of services, the standards of quality of services, municipal targets, needs assessment of the municipal services and calculation of costs for municipal services are considered on the example of municipal formations of th...

  2. Groundwater hydrogeochemistry of Trikala municipality, central Greece.

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    Skordas, Konstantinos; Papastergios, Georgios; Tziantziou, Lamprini; Neofitou, Nikolaos; Neofitou, Christos

    2013-01-01

    Sixty-four samples from the groundwater resources of Trikala municipality, central Greece, were collected during two periods (2006 and 2007) and analyzed for physico-chemical parameters (temperature, pH, specific electrical conductivity, and total dissolved solids), major ions (Ca(2+), Cl(-), HCO(3)(-), K(+), Mg(2+), Na(+), NO(3)(-), SO(4)(2-)), and several potentially toxic elements (Al, B, Ba, Br, Ca, Ce, Cl, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nd, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, S, Sc, Si, Sn, Sr, U, V, Y, Zn). European Council directives and USEPA guidelines were used to assess the water quality. The results indicate that all samples are fresh water, suitable for human consumption. All basic ions and physico-chemical parameters have average concentrations below their recommended optimum limits with the exception of electrical conductivity, for January 2007, and nitrate for October 2006 and January 2007 sampling periods. This exceedance is the result of dissolution of minerals such as calcite and dolomite that are present in the surrounding rocks and the application of fertilizers, respectively. Lead is the only element with an average value that exceeds the recommended EC guideline, while special attention should be paid to one borehole (T9) which has elevated NO(3)(-) values which may pose a risk to human health. PMID:22282351

  3. Subotica municipality as a learning region

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    Pantić Marijana

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Some differences in territorial organization between Serbian and EU countries are obvious. The level of centralization and tradition in systems for implementation of ideas are differently back- grounded. However, these are the most important facts for the opportunity to realize Learning Region as a concept of the European future. There is no part of space that should be considered as unchangeable and the way to a better position and Learning Region concept implementation of each region in Serbia in practice should lead towards few necessary steps and further. The starting point is awareness of the facts on the creation of Subotica region as it is at present. The healthy future of each region is provided by looking back in the past and learning from the history. The other important thing is bench marking- learning on the positive and successful experiences of other regions, and finally, making its own concept of Learning Region adapted to local surrounding and true need of local people. Some experiences, suggestions and comparisons will be made in this case study, in relation to one of the Serbian municipalities nearest t to EU neighboring countries in a territorial way. .

  4. Electric Energy production through Municipal solid wastes

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    The main objective in this investment Project is to improve the integral management of urban solid waste in the city of Salto, Uruguay, obtaining favorable results for the environment and society, contributing moreover in Sustainable Development.First of all, it is recommended the remediation of the current Open air Municipal dumping site. Simultaneously with the Remediation process, a controlled dumping site with daily covers of the compacted solid waste has been designed, as a transition methodology with a lifetime of 3 years approximately.In addition to this, two sanitary landfills are designed wits29h a total lifetime of 7 years, for the operation after the controlled dumping site is closed. There is also a leachate treatment system to process the effluents of the landfills. In order to optimize the use of the landfills, is proposed the simultaneous implementation of a Separated Urban Solid Waste Collection System (SisRReVa). This consist in separating the Valuable Waste (VW) from wet or organic solid waste in origin (home, stores,etc)and collecting it separately.The VW are separated by type (paper, board, glass, plastic and metal) in a Valuable Waste Classification Plant. This plant is designed to process the VW generated in Salto and collected by the SisRReVa for about ten years from now on. (Author)

  5. The municipal viewpoint on water security

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    States, Stanley

    2006-05-01

    Following the attacks of September 11, 2001 the drinking water industry like many other sectors of our society realized the possibility that they could potentially become the target of malevolent acts. The most serious concern is that an individual or group might intentionally contaminate the public water supply. From an analytical perspective this new concern introduced two challenges. The first is the need to be able to conduct rapid analyses, perhaps at the scene of a suspected contamination event, to obtain preliminary, presumptive information that can help emergency responders determine, in a timely manner, whether a harmful substance had indeed been introduced into the water. The second challenge is the need to develop a robust and sensitive continuous online monitoring system that can detect harmful chemicals, microbes, or radionuclides that may have intentionally, or even accidentally, found their way into the municipal water system. This paper summarizes the current state of technology in these two areas and describes some of the shortfalls where future development is needed.

  6. Ecotoxicological diagnosis of a sealed municipal landfill.

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    Hernández, A J; Bartolomé, C; Pérez-Leblic, M I; Rodríguez, J; Alvarez, J; Pastor, J

    2012-03-01

    Assessing the environmental impact of a soil-topped landfill requires an accurate ecotoxicological diagnosis. This paper describes various diagnostic protocols for this purpose and their application to a real case: the urban solid waste (USW) municipal landfill of Getafe (Madrid, Spain). After their initial sealing with soil from the surroundings about 20 years ago, most USW landfills in the autonomous community of Madrid have continued to receive waste. This has hindered precise assessment of their impact on their environment and affected ecosystems. The procedure proposed here overcomes this problem by assessing the situation in edaphic, aquatic and ecological terms. The present study focused on the most influential soil variables (viz. salinity due largely to the presence of anions, and heavy metals and organic compounds). These variables were also determined in surface waters of the wetland most strongly affected by leachates running down landfill slopes. Determinations included the characterization of plant communities and microbial biodiversity. The study was supplemented with a bioassay under controlled conditions in pots containing soil contaminated with variable concentrations of Zn (as ZnCl(2)) intended to assess ecochemical actions in a population of Bromus rubens, which grows profusely in the landfill. PMID:21075508

  7. Municipal solid waste management in Beijing City

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    This paper presents an overview of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in Beijing City. Beijing, the capital of China, has a land area of approximately 1368.32 km2 with an urban population of about 13.33 million in 2006. Over the past three decades, MSW generation in Beijing City has increased tremendously from 1.04 million tons in 1978 to 4.134 million tons in 2006. The average generation rate of MSW in 2006 was 0.85 kg/capita/day. Food waste comprised 63.39%, followed by paper (11.07%), plastics (12.7%) and dust (5.78%). While all other wastes including tiles, textiles, glass, metals and wood accounted for less than 3%. Currently, 90% of MSW generated in Beijing is landfilled, 8% is incinerated and 2% is composted. Source separation collection, as a waste reduction method, has been carried out in a total of 2255 demonstration residential and commercial areas (covering about 4.7 million people) up to the end of 2007. Demonstration districts should be promoted over a wider range instead of demonstration communities. The capacity of transfer stations and treatment plants is an urgent problem as these sites are seriously overloaded. These problems should first be solved by constructing more sites and converting to new treatment technologies. Improvements in legislation, public education and the management of waste pickers are problematic issues which need to be addressed.

  8. Hepatitis A behaviour in Yaguajay Municipality.

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    Teresa Iluminada Hernández Pérez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A retrospective-descriptive study was made to characterize the behavior of “Hepatitis A” in Yaguajay Municipality in the period between 2006 and 2007, in which were included all the patients that were notified by Declaration Card (EDO. For collecting data, EDO cards were analized; as well as the endemic accumulative and the annual chronological series. The prevalence of this disease was determined in health areas and small population, so as to establish a geographic stratification. The disease was characterized by social-demographic variables (sex, age, home and also the seasonally of Hepatitis A. As a result all the disease prognosis in both years were over the expectation and are regarded as “Normal”, this disease behavior was higher in Meneses and Mayajigua areas representing the majority of the community population The most affected ages were under 10, from 11 to 20 and from 21 to 29. Females and the urban area registered the highest amount of cases. The seasonally was different in both years. As a conclusion we can say that the Epidemic was characterized by a wide geographical distribution where Jarahueca and Perea were the most affected communities; causing injuries in male sex, affected ages were babies, teenagers and young adults, the seasonally behaved differently in both years.

  9. Barrios cerrados como estrategia de desarrollo municipal

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    Nora Libertun de Duren

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Los barrios cerrados han sido generalmente estudiados desde la perspectiva de sus residentes, preferencias, estatus económico, y ambiciones sociales. Aun más, estos proyectos han sido asociados con el debilitamiento del estado y un desarrollo urbano gobernado por las necesidades del mercado. Sin embargo, queda por responder cual ha sido el papel de las instituciones públicas en la proliferación de barrios cerrados. Este artículo analiza el caso de Buenos Aires, donde las municipalidades suburbanas más pobres han visto a las urbanizaciones cerradas como una estrategia de desarrollo local. Aprovechando la descentralización de la reglamentación sobre los usos del suelo del nivel provincial al municipal, las municipalidades con un alto porcentaje de hogares pobres han facilitado el desarrollo de urbanizaciones cerradas como estrategia para aumentar el empleo local y la inversión privada en la zona. Como consecuencia de esta política, las urbanizaciones cerradas se han concentrado en las municipalidades más pobres del cono urbano bonaerense. Así, se ha incrementando la polarización social dentro de cada municipalidad, lo cual llama a revisar el efecto de las reformas de descentralización en la formación de una sociedad mas inclusiva y participativa.

  10. Greening Public Buildings: ESCO-Contracting in Danish Municipalities

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    Jesper Rohr Hansen

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents current research on Danish municipalities’ use of Energy Service Companies (ESCO as a way to improve the standard of public buildings and to increase energy efficiency. In recent years more and more municipalities have used ESCO-contracts to retrofit existing public buildings, and to make them more energy efficient. At the moment 30 municipalities (of the 98 municipalities in Denmark are involved in, or preparing, ESCO contracts. Nevertheless, ESCO-contracting still faces many challenges on the Danish market, as there is a widespread skepticism towards the concept amongst many stakeholders. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the various experience gained so far by municipalities use of ESCO-contracting, the different approached to ESCO-contracting being used in practice, as well as the different viewpoints drivers and barriers behind the development. The strong growth in ESCO-contracts reflects that the ESCO-concept fits well with a number of present problems that municipalities are facing, as well as a flexible adaptation to the local context in different municipalities.

  11. The creation of municipalities after the 1988 constitution

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    Fabricio Ricardo de Limas Tomio

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the decision process in states governments and the political-institutional context (intergovernmental flow of funds, competences of governmental entities in federation, legislatives proceedings that produced, between 1988-2000, the proliferation of 1,438 new municipalities in Brazil (25% from total of municipalities. The approach emphasizes the role of institutional mechanisms on direction of actors' political strategies and determination of politics outcomes. The interpretation and empiric research produced the following hypothesis to explain this political process: 1 the new municipalities' proliferation process is resultant from mechanisms (institutional arrangement which shaped a favourable situation to decisions that created the municipalities; and 2 the state variation in process shall have resulted from: (a how the regulations changed the available quantity of localities/towns to be able to turn municipalities, (b kind of interaction between executive/ legislative, (c size/type of government coalition in state parliament and (d existence of legal provision (about initiative and procedure of legislative proposition in the state parliament which enlarged the autonomy of state parliament on decision process to create municipalities.

  12. Determinants of municipal solid waste management in Portugal

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    Ana Luísa Mota Freitas

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Municipal solid waste management has been a topic of interest of several authors over time, in particular the implementation and maintenance of waste collection programmes. Initially, pioneering studies focused on the economic aspects of the provided services. However, many authors later argued the costs of providing solid waste collection services should also be influenced by socio-economic and behavioural factors, exogenous to the municipalities. The present study will be developed in this context, looking, more broadly, to explain the factors influencing the decision-making of the Portuguese municipalities in implementing and maintaining programs of selective collection of solid waste, considering the economic, financial, technological and sociodemographic factors. The results show that, indeed as presented by several authors before, economic factors aren’t the only determinants that influence municipal costs concerning these services, as demographic, geographic and technological factors must be taken into account. Moreover, the enforced legislation also impacts the municipal costs due to municipalities being obliged to contribute to the success of these collection programs in order to fulfil the waste recovery targets. This implies that the costs of these services and the inherent infrastructures are usually financed by its citizens in the form of utilization taxes and also the state.

  13. Community work – the missing link of municipal social policy

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    Moors M.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Municipal social policy has an important role in dealing with social problems of citizens. On micro level, municipalities spend a substantial amount of their budget solving such problems. However, increasing the amount of money spent on solving problems of each individual at micro level does not provide efficient fulfilment of the tasks defined for municipal social policy making. Thus new, complementary solutions should be looked into, as new ways of development of social work in municipalities should be designed with the aim to increase the level of citizen participation and joint responsibility, especially of socially vulnerable groups. Research results let the author conclude that social activity of socially vulnerable groups should be promoted by creating a series of prerequisites, among which citizen participation, need for organisational support, activities that would foster politician and municipality officials’ attitude towards citizen participation and their social capital increase, two-way relationship between citizens and officials, and the worker that would promote citizen participation, among which is social policy making, are considered to be very important. All of this can be successfully reached by developing community work in local municipalities. This is the missing link to combine macro and micro levels, or political determination and practical implementation of citizen participation.

  14. Análisis de la pesquería de langosta Panulirus inflatus en la costa de Jalisco, México (marzo de 2002 a diciembre de 2003

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    M. Puente-Gómez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de conocer el estado actual del recurso pesquero langosta, se realizó este estudio que presenta resultados preliminares del trabajo de campo en la costa Sur de Jalisco (de Punta Pérula a Barra de Navidad, de marzo de 2002 a diciembre de 2003; en él, se midieron, pesaron y anotaron su sexo a 173 organismos. Éstos, fueron colectados con gancho por buzos que trabajaron de 4 a 6 horas diarias en la captura de esta especie. La longitud del cefalotórax (Lc de las langostas se encontró entre 2.40 a 19.70 cm, con una media de 9.55 cm (± 2.339 de desviación estándar y una moda de 10.0 cm. El 50% de los organismos presentó más de 9.0 cm de Lc y pesó más de 500 g: sólo el 13% midió menos de 8.25 cm, la talla mínima legal. Las relaciones morfométricas mostraron un crecimiento alométrico negativo entre la longitud total y la del cefalotórax de b = 0.804 y entre el peso y la longitud del cefalotórax de b = 2.488. La proporción sexual hembra:macho fue de 1:1; y las hembras maduras se observaron en abril y mayo. La captura de langosta varió entre 2 y 250 t anuales entre 1972 y 2001, con un promedio de 33 t, con una tendencia negativa. Entre 1997 y 2001, se capturaron 13 t anuales en promedio. Es posible que por falta de permisos de pesca no se esté registrando la captura correctamente. La CPUE promedio estimada fue de 13 kg/viaje.

  15. La instrucción y la beneficencia públicas al rescate de los futuros ciudadanos. El caso de la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Jalisco, 1842-1910

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se mostrará el papel que jugaron las escuelas de artes y oficios en el contexto educativo mexicano del siglo XIX. Se verá que dichos planteles tenían la intención de formar ciudadanos útiles para el Estados; es decir, productivos y “civilizados”. Esto, se lograría mediante el trabajo manual aprendido en las escuelas de artes y oficios, las cuales estaban dedicadas a enseñar oficios tradicionales a los habitantes pobres de las concentraciones urbanas más importantes del país. Entre ellas se encontraba Guadalajara, en el estado de Jalisco, donde se argumentó la fundación de la Escuela de Artes Mecánicas (futura Escuela de Artes y Oficios como un medio de capacitación para los obreros que requerían las nuevas fábricas textiles instauradas en la entidad, así como para otorgar un medio de vida honrado y honorable a los menesterosos, quienes eran vistos, según la moral del momento, como un peligro a erradicar. Por esta razón, el quehacer educativo propuesto por las escuelas de artes y oficios fue confinado a la beneficencia, la cual también se relacionó directamente con el sistema correccional. Por tanto, dichas instituciones no ofrecían una alternativa para la movilidad social, sino para convertir a personas consideradas “inútiles” en sujetos productivos para los intereses del Estado.

  16. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BOCAIÚVA-MG:

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    Ivo Augusto Lopes Magalhães

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The work was aimed at diagnosing the current situation of sorting and composting unit (UTC and check thewaste management currently practiced in the city of Bocaiuva-MG. Data from field surveys, and informationcollected in interviews with city officials characterized the status of all components of structures sorting unit, itsoperation and status of current licensing and management of waste in the municipality. The informationcollected in the field allowed to obtain data on waste management, including the generation, packaging,segregation, collection, transportation, treatment and final disposal. Results obtained can be observed that theUTC is disabled and in the process of degradation and the time factor by human action. With regard to wastemanagement, showed flaws in the system operation, and proposed measures for adaptation and recovery unit,with a proposal for the development of integrated management plan of solid waste, which will contributeconsiderably to the efficiency of street cleaning the city, improving the social and environmental well-being ofthe municipality.

  17. Carbon footprint estimation of municipal water cycle

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    Bakhshi, Ali A.

    2009-11-01

    This research investigates the embodied energy associated with water use. A geographic information system (GIS) was tested using data from Loudoun County, Virginia. The objective of this study is to estimate the embodied energy and carbon emission levels associated with water service at a geographical location and to improve for sustainability planning. Factors that affect the carbon footprint were investigated and the use of a GIS based model as a sustainability planning framework was evaluated. The carbon footprint metric is a useful tool for prediction and measurement of a system's sustainable performance over its expected life cycle. Two metrics were calculated: tons of carbon dioxide per year to represent the contribution to global warming and watt-hrs per gallon to show the embodied energy associated with water consumption. The water delivery to the building, removal of wastewater from the building and associated treatment of water and wastewater create a sizable carbon footprint; often the energy attributed to this water service is the greatest end use of electrical energy. The embodied energy in water depends on topographical characteristics of the area's local water supply, the efficiency of the treatment systems, and the efficiency of the pumping stations. The questions answered by this research are: What is the impact of demand side sustainable water practices on the embodied energy as represented by a comprehensive carbon footprint? What are the major energy consuming elements attributed to the system? What is a viable and visually identifiable tool to estimate the carbon footprint attributed to those Greenhouse Gas (GHG) producing elements? What is the embodied energy and emission associated with water use delivered to a building? Benefits to be derived from a standardized GIS applied carbon footprint estimation approach include: (1) Improved environmental and economic information for the developers, water and wastewater processing and municipal

  18. Conversion of municipal solid waste to hydrogen

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    Richardson, J.H.; Rogers, R.S.; Thorsness, C.B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [and others

    1995-09-01

    LLNL and Texaco are cooperatively developing a physical and chemical treatment method for the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) to hydrogen via the steps of hydrothermal pretreatment, gasification and purification. LLNL`s focus has been on hydrothermal pretreatment of MSW in order to prepare a slurry of suitable viscosity and heating value to allow efficient and economical gasification and hydrogen production. The project has evolved along 3 parallel paths: laboratory scale experiments, pilot scale processing, and process modeling. Initial laboratory-scale MSW treatment results (e.g., viscosity, slurry solids content) over a range of temperatures and times with newspaper and plastics will be presented. Viscosity measurements have been correlated with results obtained at MRL. A hydrothermal treatment pilot facility has been rented from Texaco and is being reconfigured at LLNL; the status of that facility and plans for initial runs will be described. Several different operational scenarios have been modeled. Steady state processes have been modeled with ASPEN PLUS; consideration of steam injection in a batch mode was handled using continuous process modules. A transient model derived from a general purpose packed bed model is being developed which can examine the aspects of steam heating inside the hydrothermal reactor vessel. These models have been applied to pilot and commercial scale scenarios as a function of MSW input parameters and have been used to outline initial overall economic trends. Part of the modeling, an overview of the MSW gasification process and the modeling of the MSW as a process material, was completed by a DOE SERS (Science and Engineering Research Semester) student. The ultimate programmatic goal is the technical demonstration of the gasification of MSW to hydrogen at the laboratory and pilot scale and the economic analysis of the commercial feasibility of such a process.

  19. Obtaining cementitious material from municipal solid waste

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    Macías, A.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The primary purpose of the present study was to determine the viability of using incinerator ash and slag from municipal solid waste as a secondary source of cementitious materials. The combustion products used were taken from two types of Spanish MSW incinerators, one located at Valdemingómez, in Madrid, and the other in Melilla, with different incineration systems: one with fluidised bed combustion and other with mass burn waterwall. The effect of temperature (from 800 to 1,200 ºC on washed and unwashed incinerator residue was studied, in particular with regard to phase formation in washed products with a high NaCl and KCl content. The solid phases obtained were characterized by X-ray diffraction and BET-N2 specific surface procedures.El principal objetivo del trabajo ha sido determinar la viabilidad del uso de las cenizas y escorias procedentes de la incineración de residuos sólidos urbanos, como materia prima secundaria para la obtención de fases cementantes. Para ello se han empleado los residuos generados en dos tipos de incineradoras españolas de residuos sólidos urbanos: la incineradora de Valdemingómez y la incineradora de Melilla. Se ha estudiado la transformación de los residuos, sin tratamiento previo, en función de la temperatura de calentamiento (desde 800 ºC hasta 1.200 ºC, así como la influencia del lavado de los residuos con alto contenido en NaCl y KCl en la formación de fases obtenidas a las diferentes temperaturas de calcinación. Las fases obtenidas fueron caracterizadas por difracción de rayos X y área superficial por el método BET-N2.

  20. Conversion of municipal solid waste to hydrogen

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    Richardson, J. H.; Rogers, R. S.; Thorsness, C. B.

    1995-04-01

    LLNL and Texaco are cooperatively developing a physical and chemical treatment method for the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) to hydrogen via the steps of hydrothermal pretreatment, gasification and purification. LLNL's focus has been on hydrothermal pretreatment of MSW in order to prepare a slurry of suitable viscosity and heating value to allow efficient and economical gasification and hydrogen production. The project has evolved along 3 parallel paths: laboratory scale experiments, pilot scale processing, and process modeling. Initial laboratory-scale MSW treatment results (e.g., viscosity, slurry solids content) over a range of temperatures and times with newspaper and plastics will be presented. Viscosity measurements have been correlated with results obtained at MRL. A hydrothermal treatment pilot facility has been rented from Texaco and is being reconfigured at LLNL; the status of that facility and plans for initial runs will be described. Several different operational scenarios have been modeled. Steady state processes have been modeled with ASPEN PLUS; consideration of steam injection in a batch mode was handled using continuous process modules. A transient model derived from a general purpose packed bed model is being developed which can examine the aspects of steam heating inside the hydrothermal reactor vessel. These models have been applied to pilot and commercial scale scenarios as a function of MSW input parameters and have been used to outline initial overall economic trends. Part of the modeling, an overview of the MSW gasification process and the modeling of the MSW as a process material, was completed by a DOE SERS (Science and Engineering Research Semester) student. The ultimate programmatic goal is the technical demonstration of the gasification of MSW to hydrogen at the laboratory and pilot scale and the economic analysis of the commercial feasibility of such a process.

  1. Alfred pilot wetland to treat municipal lagoon effluent - case study

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    A constructed wetland demonstration system has been built to polish the municipal lagoon effluent from the village of Alfred. The treatment lagoons have an annual discharge in the spring and have currently reached maximum capacity; inhibiting further population growth or expansion of the local agri-food industries. The demonstration wetland system is designed to treat 15% of the municipal lagoon influent, that is, 155 m3 /day or 23,250 m3 /year. A three year monitoring program (2000-2002) was put in place to evaluate the wetland as a cost effective means to treat municipal lagoon wastewater for the village of Alfred. The 2000 and 2001 monitoring seasons have been completed, and the 2002 monitoring season will operate between June and October 2002. At the completion of the three year monitoring program the Alfred wetland system will be evaluated for its ability to polish the municipal lagoon effluent to meet the Spring/Summer/Fall discharge criteria, set by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), for the receiving water body (Azatica Brook). As phosphorus is the most difficult element to remove down to MOE guidelines, the Alfred research wetland includes slag phosphorus adsorption filters and a vegetated filter as phosphorus polishing systems. Once the wetland system is approved by the MOE, the village of Alfred will be able to increase its capacity for municipal wastewater treatment. Constructed wetlands are still considered innovative systems in Ontario and government ministries (MOE, OMAFRA) are insisting upon 3-4 years of monitoring data for each constructed wetland system established. There is a clear need for monitoring data to be gathered on established systems, and for this data to be evaluated with the goal of developing reliable design guidelines. Ultimately this should result in having constructed wetlands recognised as viable wastewater treatment options in Ontario. With fewer grant programs for rural municipalities, cost effective systems such as

  2. Leaching from municipal solid waste incineration residues

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    Hyks, J.

    2008-02-15

    Leaching of pollutants from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) residues has been investigated combining a range of laboratory leaching experiments with geochemical modeling. Special attention was paid to assessing the applicability of laboratory data for subsequent modeling with respect to presumed full-scale conditions; both sample pretreatment and actual influence of leaching conditions on the results of laboratory experiments were considered. It was shown that sample pretreatment may have large impact on leaching test data. In particular, a significant fraction of Pb was shown mobile during the washing of residues with water. In addition, drying of residues (i.e. slow oxidation) prior to leaching experiments increased the leaching of Cr significantly. Significant differences regarding the leaching behavior of individual elements with respect to (non)equilibrium conditions in column percolation experiments were observed in the study. As a result, three groups of elements were identified based on the predominant leaching control and the influence of (non)equilibrium on the results of the laboratory column experiments: I. Predominantly availability-controlled elements (e.g. Na, K, Cl) II. Solubility-controlled elements (e.g. Ca, S, Si, Al, Ba, and Zn) III. Complexation-controlled elements (e.g. Cu and Ni) With respect to the above groups it was suggested that results of laboratory column experiments can, with consideration, be used to estimate full-scale leaching of elements from Group I and II. However, in order to avoid large underestimations in the assessment of leaching from Group III, it is imperative to describe the time-dependent transport of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the tested system or to minimize the physical non-equilibrium during laboratory experiments (e.g. bigger column, slower flow velocity). Forward geochemical modeling was applied to simulate long-term release of elements from a MSWI air-pollution-control residue. Leaching of a

  3. Advanced characterisation of municipal solid waste ashes

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    Skytte Pedersen, Randi

    2002-12-15

    This report deals with characterisation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ashes from the Danish power plant Maebjergvaerket, Holstebro. MSW has been used as a fuel since the mid 1960's and since then, the MSW incineration plants have experienced operational problems due to deposit formation and corrosion. Inorganic elements tightly or loosely bound in the waste are the main cause of these problems. The tightly bound elements will mainly stay on the grate during combustion, whereas the loosely bound elements are volatilised and recondensed elsewhere in the furnace. Many of the heavy metals form volatile chlorides during the incineration, and the fly ash fraction thus show enrichment in these elements. Presence of chlorides and heavy metals in deposits may cause severe corrosion due to formation of low-melting eutectics. Chlorine gas in the flue gas is also of major concern with respect to corrosion, due to formation of volatile chlorides when chlorine comes in contact with the tube material. Four different ash fractions (bottom ash, super heater ash, economiser ash and fly ash) taken from Maebjergvaerket have been analysed with respect to particle sizes, structures, shapes and composition. The applied methods were scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analyses (EDX) and mapping, which were used in order to determine sizes, chemical composition and structure of the particles. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) was used to provide information about crystallography and mineral phases. Chemical analysis was also performed along with a particle size distribution for the fine-grained fractions (economiser and fly ash). The amount of silicates consisting of Ca, Al and Si, were found to decrease through the furnace, whereas the amount of alkali (Na, K) chlorides and heavy metals (Pb, Zn) increased. The bonding in the waste before incineration is the direct cause of this, since silicates are tightly bound and chlorides are loosely bound. There was a

  4. Maximizing your ability to compete as a municipal electrical utility

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    The implications of the MacDonald Committee's recommendations on introducing competition to Ontario's electricity industry were reviewed from the point of view of Toronto Hydro, the largest municipal utility and Ontario Hydro's largest customer. Issues examined included (1) the consequences of unbundling Ontario Hydro's generating, transmission and distribution functions, (2) the structural change option of phasing-in competition among Ontario Hydro and municipal and other private generators, (3) enhancing the efficiency of the distribution sector, and (4) the relative benefits and consequences of private equity as a means of enhancing competition through the sale of Ontario Hydro's generating assets, or the sale of non-essential business operations. Recommendations to the Committee included the need for the transmission grid to remain under public control, for electricity pricing to take into account the variable environmental impact of different generating types, and the need for transferring regulatory authority over municipal electric utilities from Ontario Hydro to the Ontario Energy Board

  5. Municipal solid waste management in a new legislation: comprehensive approach

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    Berezyuk Maria

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The problem of the municipal solid waste (MSW formation and recycling has been very important for many decades in the Russian Federation. The sustainable development of the Russian Federation subjects and municipalities, their evolution to the status of “smart cities” is not possible without solving this problem. The current situation in the area of SHW treatment leads to the dangerous environmental pollution, improper use of the natural resources, and the significant economic damage and poses a threat to the health of the present and future generations of the country. The authors examine the issues of implementation of the changes in the field of municipal solid waste management legislation. The problems of the comprehensive waste management are also discussed on the example of the Sverdlovsk region (Sverdlovskaya Oblast.

  6. Anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater using the UASB-technology.

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    Urban, I; Weichgrebe, D; Rosenwinkel, K-H

    2007-01-01

    The anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater enables new applications for the reuse of wastewater. The effluent could be used for irrigation as the included nutrients are not affected by the treatment. Much more interesting now are renewable energies and the retrenchment of CO(2) emission. With the anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater, not only can the CO(2) emission be reduced but "clean" energy supply can be gained by biogas. Most important for the sustainability of this process is the gathering of methane from the liquid effluent of the reactor, because the negative climate-relevant effect from the degassing methane is much higher than the positive effect from saving CO(2) emission. In this study, UASB reactors were used with a flocculent sludge blanket for the biodegradation of the carbon fraction in the wastewater with different temperatures and concentrations. It could be shown that the positive effect is much higher for municipal wastewater with high concentrations in hot climates. PMID:18048975

  7. Energy recovery from municipal solid waste in an anaerobic reactor.

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    Jeyapriya, S P; Saseetharan, M K

    2008-07-01

    Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste was carried out in the laboratory at room temperature to assess the bio-energy production from municipal solid waste (MSW) with high total solids content. The total biogas production from the municipal garbage was found to be 3.2 L in 120 days. The results from the biomethanation process showed that an increase in gas production was observed with increase in digestion period when the bioconversion parameters were found to be favorable for the production of gas. Changes in the parameters, such as pH, affected the production of gas significantly. Samples taken from the reactor at definite interval of time during the degradation process showed considerable reduction in total volatile solids, total carbon, total nitrogen and COD, etc. indicating the waste stabilization. PMID:19552079

  8. Electric energy management - basis for a municipal public politics; Gestao da energia eletrica - bases para uma politica publica municipal

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    Kurahassi, Luiz Fernando

    2006-07-01

    Electricity is an input whose impact on the costs of the municipal public services varies according to the manner it is used and to the way it is obtained from the supplying company. The management of its use results in savings and in greater efficiency and quality of the delivered services - including the public lighting - besides, it softens environmental impacts and develops actions to orientate society towards energy-efficient consumption habits. The public sector has a significant share in the electricity final consumption in Brazil, trending to increase, but a room for consumption reduction and increase in energy efficiency can be seen in the municipalities. The purpose of this thesis is to identify concepts and set parameters that can be the basis of a public policy on electrical power management at the ambit of municipality. This paper reports a series of theoretical studies and empirical researches concerning the efficient use of electrical power in public services in cities of different countries and analyses the results reached from the application of models that successively work in the reality of cities from the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. It concludes that the municipality must play a role much more relevant than being a simple institutional electricity consumer, by proposing the basis for an intervention in the municipal reality. (author)

  9. Introducción : la última deriva del urbanismo municipal

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    Ferrer, Amador

    2005-01-01

    Más de 25 años de urbanismo municipal democrático en España deberían ser suficientes para permitir la formulación de un balance general, pese a la diversidad de planteamientos que han introducido las leyes autonómicas y la organización administrativa y de la gestión urbanística que afecta al urbanismo municipal. Este balance general está por hacer, aunque sí existen trabajos, textos y reflexiones parciales, muchas veces basados en opiniones derivadas de la propia experiencia o bien limitados ...

  10. Qualitative exploration of centralities in municipal science education networks

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    von der Fehr, Ane; Sølberg, Jan

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the social nature of educational change by conducting a social network analysis of social networks involving stakeholders of science education from teachers to political stakeholders. Social networks that comprise supportive structures for development of science education are...... diverse and in order to understand how municipal stakeholders may support such development, we explored four different municipal science education networks (MSE networks) using three different measures of centrality. The centrality measures differed in terms of what kind of stakeholder functions they...... science education, especially if they are aware of their own centrality and are able to use their position intentionally for the benefit of science education....

  11. ESCO as Innovative Facilities Management in Danish Municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Oesten, Pimmie; Balslev Nielsen, Susanne

    /methodology/approach: Since ESCO is relatively new in a Danish context; international experience is investigated through literature review to establish a conceptual frame. The study is based on recent Danish and international surveys, literature studies on ESCO and a case study of Kalundborg municipality combined with...... cases encourages municipalities to take innovative steps in disseminating ESCO to other areas, and thus overcoming barriers for using ESCO in the private housing sector. Originality/value: This paper adds to FM-research on how to make the existing building stock more attractive and energy efficient. It...

  12. ESCO in Danish municipalities: Basic, integrative or strategic approaches?

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Balslev Nielsen, Susanne

    2012-01-01

    municipalities see an in-house approach as a better alternative. Approach (Theory/Methodology): Our research is based on literature studies and on qualitative interviews with Danish municipalities carrying out ESCO projects, as well as with ESCO providers. Results: Our studies suggest that different ESCO...... relatively few buildings, energy retrofitting and low investments, the integrative and strategic approach include a higher degree of partnership, a more ambitious building renovation approach, and more innovative understandings of facilities management. We also compare ESCO with energy retrofitting as an in-house...

  13. Remodelació del Palau Municipal de Tarragona

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    Pons Amades, Anna

    2014-01-01

    A continuació s’exposa el treball final de grau degut a les pràctiques realitzades els darrers mesos a la Oficina de Projectes de l’Ajuntament de Tarragona, col·laborant amb el projecte de reforma interior del Palau Municipal de la ciutat de Tarragona. Al dia d’avui, el Palau Municipal situat a la Plaça de la Font, suporta una població d’aproximadament 200 funcionaris. L’objectiu d’aquest projecte, en el qual he participat, es que assoleixi la funcionalitat i sigui la solució a...

  14. Characteristics of integrated biological aerated filter in municipal wastewater treatment

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    HE Qiang; ZHANG Yu-ping; XU Jian-bin

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the characteristics of integrated biological aerated filter (IBAF) applied to municipal wastewater treatment were studied in a pilot scale experiment. The experimental results showed that IBAF has high efficiencies in removing organic pollutants, such as CODCr and SS, in municipal wastewater. The removal rates of CODCr and SS can reach over 90% and 80%, respectively, when COD and SS in the influent are 234 mg L-1 and 112 mg L-1, hydraulic retention time (HRT) is 8 h, and the aerated intensity is in the range of (0.5 to 0.6) L m-2 s-1.

  15. Landfill Leachate Toxicity Removal in Combined Treatment with Municipal Wastewater

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    J. Kalka

    2012-01-01

    Combined treatment of landfill leachate and municipal wastewater was performed in order to investigate the changes of leachate toxicity during biological treatment. Three laboratory A2O lab-scale reactors were operating under the same parameters (Q-8.5–10 L/d; HRT-1.4–1.6 d; MLSS 1.6–2.5 g/L) except for the influent characteristic and load. The influent of reactor I consisted of municipal wastewater amended with leachate from postclosure landfill; influent of reactor II consisted of leachate ...

  16. Identity Management Mismatch Challenges in the Danish Municipality Administration System

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    Andersen, Mads Schaarup; Christensen, Henrik Bærbak

    2010-01-01

    municipality administration system, called Opus BRS, a system that integrates SAP, legacy mainframe systems, and other systems present in the individual municipalities. Each of these systems defines their own access control model and architecture, which leads to architectural mismatch that impacts security......Integrating a COTS product in a company’s product portfolio is appealing from a business perspective but highly challenging from the perspective of the software architecture. In this paper we outline research challenges regarding authorization in the identity management part of the Danish...

  17. Migración Municipal en Bolivia: Un Enfoque Espacial

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    Vargas, Martin

    2005-01-01

    At this work we study the increased migration streams at municipal level using information of the national census 2001, we used two types of analysis the first one based in classical regressions and the second one based in spatial expanded models. El presente trabajo estudia los flujos de migración reciente en Bolivia a nivel municipal, utilizando la información obtenida en el Censo Nacional 2001, son utilizados dos tipos de an´alisis de los flujos de migración: el análisis convencional...

  18. Cogeneration and District Heating. Best Practices for Municipalities

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    District heating (DH) and cogeneration of heat power (CHP) are well known technologies in the energy business and are often included in municipal policies as well. Some of the major benefits of DH and CHP are less known and the barriers faced by further development of DH and CHP are substantial. The main barriers are institutional. Municipalities can play a powerful role in facilitating local DH and CHP development in order to achieve the economic and environmental benefits of DH and CHP. This report is produced to assist municipalities in promoting efficient and environmental beneficial DH and CHP. The focus of the report is on the economies in transition, where the institutional barriers are acute. The report addresses the issues of organisational framework, price regulation and financing, energy demand, rehabilitation of DH systems and benchmarking of DH and CHP. The municipality may influence the DH development by a number of means. The most important means, discussed in the various chapters of the report, are: (1) City planning impacts on the heat load density. A high density is an important factor for the economics of DH and city planning may promote DH in areas with high density and individual heating modes in the areas with low density; (2) Managing the building stock owned by the municipality to join the DH system and paying for the heating services; (3) Setting strategic goals for the District Heating Enterprise (DHE), which they usually own, regarding the quality and the costs of heating. The DHE shall be given sufficient resources to work towards such goals; (4) Providing guarantees for financing DH rehabilitation and development. The DHE may not have access to commercial credits without municipal guarantees; and, (5) Supporting the DHE management by giving operational independence, supervising the management performance regularly and encouraging the co-operation with other DHEs and equipment manufacturers. Examples provided in the report of

  19. Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste: Technical developments

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    Rivard, C.J. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

    1996-01-01

    The anaerobic biogasification of organic wastes generates two useful products: a medium-Btu fuel gas and a compost-quality organic residue. Although commercial-scale digestion systems are used to treat municipal sewage wastes, the disposal of solid organic wastes, including municipal solid wastes (MSW), requires a more cost-efficient process. Modern biogasification systems employ high-rate, high-solids fermentation methods to improve process efficiency and reduce capital costs. The design criteria and development stages are discussed. These systems are also compared with conventional low-solids fermentation technology.

  20. Municipal services as a means of increasing the citizens’ activity

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    Olga Valeryevna Yakhina

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective to propose ways of increasing the activity of Russian citizens through the institution of municipal services. Methods the methodological basis of the study was a systematic and integrated approach to the analysis of the institution of municipal services. The general philosophical method was used as well as general scientific methods of cognition dialectical systemic analysis and synthesis induction and deduction and specific scientific methods comparativelegal formallegal historicallegal sociological systemicfunctional theoreticalprognostic linguolegal methods. In particular the formallegal method was used to study the problem of the legal fixation of administrative regulations statuses the theoreticalprognostic method was used in preparing recommendations to increase the activity of citizens. Results the municipal services are regarded by the author as a way to meet the needs of the population of a particular territory and as a way of interaction between local public authorities and the citizens. The issue of the functioning of emunicipalities is studied as well as the shortcomings in the legal regulation in this field. The problem is discussed of insufficient use of the Internet in the local authoritiesrsquo interaction with citizens. The author suggests ways to improve the Federal Law quotOn the organization of state and municipal servicesquot N 210FZ of July 2 2010 regarding the use of the Internet as a means of feedback between the public authorities and the population of a territory. Special attention is paid to normative legal acts regulating the procedure of municipal services provision i.e. the administrative regulations of local authorities. The emerging challenges in the legal regulation of the specified institution are identified the solutions to the identified problems are proposed. Scientific novelty in 2010 the institution of municipal services has undergone significant modernization thus the necessity to its research

  1. A critical analysis of the role of the chief financial officer within local municipal council / Jevio Mculu

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    Mculu, Jevio

    2008-01-01

    The Municipal Manager is responsible for the overall financial management of the municipality as requirement of MFMA. However, section 79(1) of the MFMA makes a provision for the municipal manager to delegate the financial management to the senior manager. The legislative requires that all municipalities should appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who must be a member of the Senior Management of the municipality. The act, furthermore, requires the municipality to establish the budget and t...

  2. Physical-chemical pretreatment as an option for increased sustainability of municipal wastewater treatment plants.

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    Mels, A.R.

    2001-01-01

    Keywords : municipal wastewater treatment, physical-chemical pretreatment, chemically enhanced primary treatment, organic polymers, environmental sustainabilityMost of the currently applied municipal wastewater treatment plants in The Netherlands are based on the activated sludge process and include

  3. The Impact of a State Bond Guarantee on State Credit Markets and Individual Municipalities

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    Hsueh, L. Paul; Kidwell, David S.

    1988-01-01

    Examines the overall effect of a state bond guarantee on state credit markets and individual municipalities. Analyzes the Texas School Bond Guarantee program and it's impact on the borrowing cost of school districts and other municipalities within the state.

  4. Research on Health Risk-Based Radioactive Acceptance Criteria of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

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    2011-01-01

    The article focuses on the topics of Health Risk-Based Radioactive Acceptance Criteria of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL, including municipal refuse landfills or industrial solid waste landfills, MSWL). At first, health risk assessment

  5. Energy potential of municipal solid waste incineration in urban areas of China.

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    Zheng, Ling

    2006-01-01

    This study aims to evaluate the energy potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration in Chinese cities from 1996 to 2020. In China, with improving the standard of living recently, the extreme increase of the municipal solid waste generation (MSWG)

  6. Proposal of mountain-bike trails in the Litija and Šmartno pri Litiji municipalities

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    Elsner, Tanja

    2015-01-01

    In the thesis we have presented proposal of mountain-bike trails in the area of municipalities Litija and Šmartno pri Litiji. Both municipalities are mountainous, both of them are surrounded by forest, the terrain is varied and exciting and because of this, a lot of people started to practise mountain biking. The municipalities, have a rich cultural and natural heritage, yet the tourism on this area is poorly developed, because the municipalities put to small effort investing into...

  7. The relationship between job satisfaction and job loyalty among municipal sports officers

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    C. Mafini; J. Surujlal; M. Dhurup

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and job loyalty among municipal sports officers in South Africa. With the rise in the popularity of sport in South Africa, municipalities throughout the country face the challenge of providing improved sports services. To meet this challenge, municipalities employ a variety of sports professionals, among whom are municipal sport officers. In order for them to function effectively, it is necessary for municipali...

  8. Parametric Evaluation of Digestability of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste for Biogas Production

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    Monoj Kumar Mondal; Aparna Banerjee

    2015-01-01

    Municipal solid waste was collected from Varanasi’s municipal solid waste dumpsite and sorted for organic fraction present in it. Current work showed the consequences of calcium hydroxide or lime digestion on organic fraction of municipal solid waste of Varanasi, India. The organic fraction of municipal solid waste sample was digested with desired amount of calcium hydroxide. The different concentrations (0.1, 0.2, and 0.5 %) of calcium hydroxide was blended separately to substrates (10...

  9. CHARACTERIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE, IN KAZAURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA

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    Abubakar Abdullahi Musa*, Armaya’u Suleiman Labo, Surayya M. Lamido, Sarki Aliyu Salisu, Muhammad Bello Ibrahim, Nura Bello

    2016-01-01

    Municipal solid waste is been one of the greatest challenge facing environmental Protection agencies in most cities of the world. This Paper presents a generation and compositions of municipal solid waste in Kazaure local government Jigawa state, the compositions of municipal solid waste were determined using samples obtained from Central collection situated at Kanti area. However, Kanti landfill received a volume of municipal solid waste from eleven wards of 175.07 m3 in dry season and 182.2...

  10. 40 CFR 62.15010 - Is my municipal waste combustion unit covered by this subpart?

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    2010-07-01

    ... least 35 tons per day of municipal solid waste or refuse-derived fuel but no more than 250 tons per day of municipal solid waste or refuse-derived fuel. (2) Your municipal waste combustion unit commenced... unit becomes subject to subpart AAAA of 40 CFR part 60 (New Source Performance Standards for...

  11. 78 FR 35618 - Three Valleys Municipal Water District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting...

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    2013-06-13

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Three Valleys Municipal Water District; Notice of Application Accepted for.... Date filed: March 20, 2013. d. Applicant: Three Valleys Municipal Water District. e. Name of Project... applicant, Three Valleys Municipal Water District. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C....

  12. The municipal credit market in South Africa / S.J. Horn

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    Horn, Susara Jacoba

    2003-01-01

    South African municipalities today face enormous challenges. They are faced with severe infrastructure backlogs, increased service provision and deteriorating municipal finance. These services, which include water, sanitation, electricity and waste disposal are essential to the basic needs of all citizens in South Africa, and contribute greatly to local economic development. Municipalities lack the necessary revenue to supply these essential services, or the necessary infrastructu...

  13. 77 FR 1687 - EPA Workshops on Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater...

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    2012-01-11

    ... municipal wastewater treatment facilities that either do not discharge or provide at least secondary... AGENCY EPA Workshops on Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater... views of stakeholders on the use of integrated municipal stormwater and wastewater plans to meet...

  14. Climate protection in practice: how municipalities master their ambitious climate protection goals

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    This paper offers insights into the multifarious challenges facing municipalities in the field of municipal climate protection. It outlines typical local situations and explains the most important features of municipal climate protection: its specific goals and concepts and climate protection management and networking. It pinpoints success criteria and challenges and closes with some critical reflection.

  15. 76 FR 9772 - Adequacy of Arizona Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2011-02-22

    ... AGENCY Adequacy of Arizona Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection... municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program to allow the State to issue research, development, and.... Background On March 22, 2004, EPA issued a final rule amending the municipal solid waste landfill criteria...

  16. 75 FR 53268 - Adequacy of New Hampshire Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2010-08-31

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 239 and 258 Adequacy of New Hampshire Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program... approve New Hampshire's modification of its approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program. On March 22... be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On June 28, 2010...

  17. 40 CFR 60.33c - Emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfill emissions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills § 60.33c Emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfill emissions. (a) For approval, a State plan shall include control of MSW... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Emission guidelines for municipal...

  18. 40 CFR 60.752 - Standards for air emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.

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    2010-07-01

    ... municipal solid waste landfills. 60.752 Section 60.752 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills § 60.752 Standards for air emissions from municipal solid waste landfills. (a) Each owner or operator of an MSW landfill having a design capacity...

  19. 78 FR 5350 - Adequacy of Massachusetts Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2013-01-25

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 239 and 258 Adequacy of Massachusetts Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program... approve Massachusetts's modification of its approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program. On March 22... be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On December 7,...

  20. 40 CFR 62.14353 - Standards for municipal solid waste landfill emissions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 8 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Standards for municipal solid waste... POLLUTANTS Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills That Commenced Construction Prior to... municipal solid waste landfill emissions. (a) The owner or operator of a designated facility having a...

  1. 78 FR 20073 - Adequacy of Oregon's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2013-04-03

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 239 and 258 Adequacy of Oregon's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program AGENCY... modification to the State of Oregon's approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program. On March 22, 2004, EPA... certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states. On June 14, 2012, Oregon submitted...

  2. 40 CFR 258.16 - Closure of existing municipal solid waste landfill units.

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    2010-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES CRITERIA FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS Location Restrictions § 258.16 Closure of existing municipal solid waste landfill units. (a) Existing MSWLF units that cannot make the... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Closure of existing municipal...

  3. 77 FR 65875 - Adequacy of Arizona Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2012-10-31

    ... AGENCY Adequacy of Arizona Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection... determination to approve a modification to Arizona's municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) permit program to... amending the municipal solid waste landfill criteria at 40 CFR 258.4 to allow for Research,...

  4. A municipal guide to least cost utility planning

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    1992-03-01

    The recent track record of ``traditional`` electricity planning, which entails selection of supply side resources to meet forecasted demand, has not been good. There are numerous examples of utilities incorrectly forecasting demand and over-building generating capacity while others underestimated growth and have had to cut demand and find alternate power sources to avoid outages. A potential solution to this problem is the continuing development of Least Cost Utility Plannning (LCUP). Regulatory commissions, consumer advocates and utilities are increasingly relying an LCUP as the most responsible way to avoid construction of new capacity and alleviate anticipated shortages caused by cancellation of construction projects, load growth, or natural replacement of aging capacity. The purpose of this report is to provide municipalities a starting point for evaluating their servicing utilities or states` least cost plan. This was accomplished by: Identifying key issues in LCUP; reviewing examples of the collaborative and classic approaches to LCUP in Illinois, California, New York State and Michigan; cataloging municipal authorities and strategies which can influence or support LCUP activities. Results of the project indicate that through a basic understanding of LCUP processes and issues, municipalities will be in a better position to influence plans or, if necessary, intervene in regulatory proceedings where plans are adopted. Constraints to municipal involvement in LCUP include statutory limitations, resource constraints, and a lack of knowledge of indirect authorities that support the LCUP process.

  5. A municipal guide to least cost utility planning

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    1992-03-01

    The recent track record of traditional'' electricity planning, which entails selection of supply side resources to meet forecasted demand, has not been good. There are numerous examples of utilities incorrectly forecasting demand and over-building generating capacity while others underestimated growth and have had to cut demand and find alternate power sources to avoid outages. A potential solution to this problem is the continuing development of Least Cost Utility Plannning (LCUP). Regulatory commissions, consumer advocates and utilities are increasingly relying an LCUP as the most responsible way to avoid construction of new capacity and alleviate anticipated shortages caused by cancellation of construction projects, load growth, or natural replacement of aging capacity. The purpose of this report is to provide municipalities a starting point for evaluating their servicing utilities or states' least cost plan. This was accomplished by: Identifying key issues in LCUP; reviewing examples of the collaborative and classic approaches to LCUP in Illinois, California, New York State and Michigan; cataloging municipal authorities and strategies which can influence or support LCUP activities. Results of the project indicate that through a basic understanding of LCUP processes and issues, municipalities will be in a better position to influence plans or, if necessary, intervene in regulatory proceedings where plans are adopted. Constraints to municipal involvement in LCUP include statutory limitations, resource constraints, and a lack of knowledge of indirect authorities that support the LCUP process.

  6. How to encourage road noise abatement in Nordic municipalities

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    Sørensen, Claus Hedegaard

    2008-01-01

    Road noise nuisance is a huge problem in the Nordic countries, and it seems diffi cult for Nordic countries to meet national targets for its reduction. One reason for this is the lack of municipal activities in the fi eld. Th us the research question that this article seeks to answer in relation to...

  7. EFFECTS OF COMPOSTED MUNICIPAL SLUDGE ON SOILBORNE PLANT PATHOGENS

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    The effect of composted municipal sludge (CMS) on soilborne plant pathogens was evaluated in three sets of experiments. Studies with soybeans over three growing seasons investigated the effect of CMS on root rot severity and yield in Phytophthora-infested soil, the effect of appl...

  8. A municipal guide to least cost utility planning

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    The recent track record of ''traditional'' electricity planning, which entails selection of supply side resources to meet forecasted demand, has not been good. There are numerous examples of utilities incorrectly forecasting demand and over-building generating capacity while others underestimated growth and have had to cut demand and find alternate power sources to avoid outages. A potential solution to this problem is the continuing development of Least Cost Utility Plannning (LCUP). Regulatory commissions, consumer advocates and utilities are increasingly relying an LCUP as the most responsible way to avoid construction of new capacity and alleviate anticipated shortages caused by cancellation of construction projects, load growth, or natural replacement of aging capacity. The purpose of this report is to provide municipalities a starting point for evaluating their servicing utilities or states' least cost plan. This was accomplished by: Identifying key issues in LCUP; reviewing examples of the collaborative and classic approaches to LCUP in Illinois, California, New York State and Michigan; cataloging municipal authorities and strategies which can influence or support LCUP activities. Results of the project indicate that through a basic understanding of LCUP processes and issues, municipalities will be in a better position to influence plans or, if necessary, intervene in regulatory proceedings where plans are adopted. Constraints to municipal involvement in LCUP include statutory limitations, resource constraints, and a lack of knowledge of indirect authorities that support the LCUP process

  9. Biomethane as an Environment-Friendly Fuel for Municipal Transport

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    Papacz, Władysław J.

    2012-09-01

    An idea to replace the conventional engine fuel with biomethane has been described. The effects of such a swap have been analysed for municipal transport buses in Warsaw. The replacement has been shown to result in a significant reduction of toxic exhaust emissions and in economic savings. The analysis results have been presented in the form of tables and graphs.

  10. The municipal archives of the City of New York

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    Cobb, Kenneth R.

    1999-01-01

    Ith some 100,000 cubic feet of civic documents, vital and building records, libers, films and photographs, New York City's Municipal Archives is a magnet for researchers. Among those who benefit from centralized access to the wealth of material deposited in the Archives by city government agencies are genealogists, urban scholars and architectural historians.

  11. Landfill Leachate Toxicity Removal in Combined Treatment with Municipal Wastewater

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    J. Kalka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Combined treatment of landfill leachate and municipal wastewater was performed in order to investigate the changes of leachate toxicity during biological treatment. Three laboratory A2O lab-scale reactors were operating under the same parameters (Q-8.5–10 L/d; HRT-1.4–1.6 d; MLSS 1.6–2.5 g/L except for the influent characteristic and load. The influent of reactor I consisted of municipal wastewater amended with leachate from postclosure landfill; influent of reactor II consisted of leachate collected from transient landfill and municipal wastewater; reactor III served as a control and its influent consisted of municipal wastewater only. Toxicity of raw and treated wastewater was determinted by four acute toxicity tests with Daphnia magna, Thamnocephalus platyurus, Vibrio fischeri, and Raphidocelis subcapitata. Landfill leachate increased initial toxicity of wastewater. During biological treatment, significant decline of acute toxicity was observed, but still mixture of leachate and wastewater was harmful to all tested organisms.

  12. Particle related fractionation and characterisation of municipal wastewater

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    Nieuwenhuijzen, van A.F.; Graaf, van der J.H.J.M.; Kampschreur, M.J.; Mels, A.R.

    2004-01-01

    Several studies show that a more detailed characterisation of the particulate matter in municipal wastewater gives a better understanding and prediction of removal efficiencies of physical-chemical treatment techniques and the application of optimal chemical dosages. Such a characterisation should i

  13. Data summary of municipal solid waste management alternatives

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    1992-10-01

    This appendix contains background information, technical descriptions, economic data, mass and energy balances, and information on environmental releases for the refuse derived fuels (RDF) option in municipal solid waste management alternatives. Demonstration programs at St. Louis, Missouri; Franklin, Ohio; and Delaware are discussed. Information on pellet production and cofiring with coal is also presented.

  14. Research challenges in municipal solid waste logistics management

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    Bing, Xiaoyun; Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jacqueline; Ramos, Tania Rodrigues Pereira; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana Paula; Wong, Chee Yew; Vorst, van der J.G.A.J.

    2016-01-01

    During the last two decades, EU legislation has put increasing pressure on member countries to achieve specified recycling targets for municipal household waste. These targets can be obtained in various ways choosing collection methods, separation methods, decentral or central logistic systems, e

  15. 40 CFR 35.907 - Municipal pretreatment program.

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    2010-07-01

    ... determination of municipal facilities to be constructed for monitoring or analysis of industrial waste. (e... other nondomestic wastes covered by guidance issued under section 304(g) of the Act. (d) Development of... character and volume of pollutants discharged, type of industry, location (see paragraph (f) of this...

  16. Quantity of Municipal Solid Waste Generated and Managed

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    p>This indicator describes annual municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and management from 1960 to 2008. This information helps characterize the quantity of waste entering the waste stream in the U.S. and its eventual fate in the environment (e.g., landfill disposal, recovery ...

  17. Salt vulnerability assessment methodology for municipal supply wells

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    Betts, Andrew; Gharabaghi, Bahram; McBean, Ed; Levison, Jana; Parker, Beth

    2015-12-01

    De-icing agents containing chloride ions used for winter road maintenance have the potential to negatively impact groundwater resources for drinking water supplies. A novel methodology using commonly-available geospatial data (land use, well head protection areas) and public accessible data (salt application rates, hydrometric data) to identify salt vulnerable areas (SVAs) for groundwater wells is developed to prioritize implementation of better management practices for road salt applications. The approach uses simple mass-balance terms to collect chloride input from 3 pathways: surface runoff, shallow interflow and baseflow. A risk score is calculated, which depends on the land use within the respective municipal supply well protection area. Therefore, it is plausible to avoid costly and extensive numerical modeling (which also would bear many assumptions, simplifications and uncertainties). The method is applied to perform a vulnerability assessment on twenty municipal water supply wells in the Grand River watershed, Ontario, Canada. The calculated steady-state groundwater recharge chloride concentration for the supply wells is strongly correlated to the measured transient groundwater chloride concentrations in the case study evaluation, with an R2 = 0.84. The new method provides a simple, robust, and practical method for municipalities to assess the long-term risk of chloride contamination of municipal supply wells due to road salt application.

  18. Integrating climate change into governance at the municipal scale

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    Wejs, Anja

    2014-01-01

    traditions and perceptions. This article examines dif- ferent approaches to CC governance and the institutional dynamics that occur in the integration process within eight Danish municipalities in the initial phase of integrating CC. The results show three different governance approaches related to climate...

  19. Enhancing the Creditworthiness of Municipal Bonds : Innovations from Mexico

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    Leigland, James; Mandri-Perrott, Cledan

    2008-01-01

    In 2001-03 the municipal bond market in Mexico was among the most active in the developing world. Government officials had found a way to dramatically enhance the creditworthiness of local government debt without using sovereign guarantees. The technique, adapted in part from private sector 'future flow' financing deals, enabled a state or local government to earn significantly higher cred...

  20. India : Municipal Financing Requirements - Water, Sewerage, and Solid Waste

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    2010-01-01

    This report presents the main results from cost models that were developed as an input to the High Powered Expert Committee on Urban Development in order to estimate the investment, operations, and maintenance requirements for urban water, sanitation and municipal solid waste in India. The cost models are designed as tools that allow linking the various building blocks of the cost estimat...

  1. Regional and municipal energetic statistics - Sao Paulo State - 1987

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    The main Brazilian energetic information for subsidizing planning studies in regional and municipal level are presented, including data for the year 1987 that represent the sale of the main petroleum by-product and hydrated alcohol and the electricity consumption. (C.G.C.)

  2. Municipal bathhouse in Hradec Králové

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    Prague: Prostor - architektura, interiér, design, 2012 - (Švácha, R.), s. 162-165 ISBN 978-80-87064-09-2 Institutional support: RVO:68378033 Keywords : municipal bathhouse * Oldřich Liska * functionalism Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  3. Data summary of municipal solid waste management alternatives

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    1992-10-01

    This appendix contains the numerically indexed bibliography for the complete group of reports on municipal solid waste management alternatives. The list references information on the following topics: mass burn technologies, RDF technologies, fluidized bed combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of MSW, materials recovery- recycling technologies, sanitary landfills, composting and anaerobic digestion of MSW.

  4. Data summary of municipal solid waste management alternatives

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    1992-10-01

    This appendix contains the alphabetically indexed bibliography for the complete group of reports on municipal waste management alternatives. The references are listed for each of the following topics: mass burn technologies, RDF technologies, fluidized-bed combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of MSW, materials recovery- recycling technologies, sanitary landfills, composting, and anaerobic digestion of MSW.

  5. EVALUATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL COVER DESIGNS

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    The HELP (Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance) Model was used to evaluate the hydrologic behavior of a series of one-, two-, and three-layer cover designs for municipal solid waste landfill cover designs were chosen to isolate the effects of features such as surface veg...

  6. USE OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS AS BIOCHEMICAL REACTORS

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    Municipal solid waste (MSW) from the nation is managed predominantly in anitary landfills. ue to the physical, chemical and biological makeup f he aste he landfill acts as a biochemical reactor and degrades the organic matter. urrent practices are to use covers and liners as engi...

  7. Women Aspiring to Administrative Positions in Kenya Municipal Primary Schools

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    Combat, Victor F. O.

    2014-01-01

    Even though female teachers in Kenya municipal primary schools are majority and highly qualified, they fill fewer administrative positions than men. This study assesses the extent of women's participation in leadership positions, society's perception of female leaders, selection criteria of educational administrators, and barriers that affect or…

  8. Norway's Day-Care Initiative: A Municipal Approach

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    Nemeth, Beate; Lokken, Gisle

    2012-01-01

    Norway is gearing up to provide places in day care centres for all children aged between one and six and the need for more facilities has therefore increased substantially in recent years. In Tromso, the municipality has become closely involved in child-care pedagogics and architecture; a design competition it launched has brought rewarding…

  9. Results-Based Financing for Municipal Solid Waste

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    2014-01-01

    Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is a crucial service provided by cities around the world, but is often inefficient and underperforming in developing countries. This report provides eight examples of RBF designs, each tailored to the specific context and needs of the solid waste sector in the specific city or country. These projects are currently in various stages of preparation or i...

  10. Source Separation and Composting of Organic Municipal Solid Waste.

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    Gould, Mark; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Describes a variety of composting techniques that may be utilized in a municipal level solid waste management program. Suggests how composting system designers should determine the amount and type of organics in the waste stream, evaluate separation approaches and assess collection techniques. Outlines the advantages of mixed waste composting and…

  11. Sacremento Municipal Utility District 100-MW sub e photovoltaic plant

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    Powell, R.V.

    1982-04-01

    A status report on plans for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) 1-MW photovoltaic power plant is presented. DOE, the California Energy Commission, and SMUD will fund the project cooperatively. Emphasis is placed on the details of the government contract/cooperation agreement.

  12. Parental Expectations of the Swedish Municipal School of Arts

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    Lilliedahl, Jonathan; Georgii-Hemming, Eva

    2009-01-01

    This article draws on a study designed to analyse parental expectations of the Swedish municipal school of arts (hereafter MSA) (in Swedish: kommunal musik- och kulturskola). The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted and informed by grounded theory. Although parental expectations are scarcely uniform, the study reveals a hope that the…

  13. Girls' Groups and Boys' Groups at a Municipal Technology Centre

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    Salminen-Karlsson, Minna

    2007-01-01

    This article describes the Swedish initiative of municipal technology centres from a gender point of view. These centres provide after-school technology education for children aged 6-16. By means of an ethnographic study, the effects of the use of single-sex groups in increasing the interest of girls and boys in technical activities have been…

  14. Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors For Cost-Effective Municipal Water Reuse

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    Özgün, H.

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology has been increasingly researched for municipal wastewater treatment as a means to produce nutrient-rich, solids free effluents with low levels of pathogens, while occupying a small footprint. An AnMBR can be used not only for on-site

  15. Evaluation of a Stimulation Plan for municipalities in The Netherlands.

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    Wegman, F.C.M. Selm, J. van & Herweijer, M.

    1990-01-01

    The topic of this paper is the evaluation of the Stimulation Plan "Actie -25%" for municipalities in The Netherlands. The SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research was assigned to conduct the evaluation study. Two central questions were at issue: (1) Did "Actie -25%, for instance, did the extra (munic

  16. Size and Local Democracy: the Case of Czech Municipal Representatives

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    Ryšavý, D.; Bernard, Josef

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 39, č. 6 (2013), s. 833-852. ISSN 0300-3930 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/09/1779 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : local councillors * size of municipality * incumbents Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 0.620, year: 2013 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03003930.2012.675329

  17. Optimizing Resource and Energy Recovery for Municipal Solid Waste Management

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    Significant reductions of carbon emissions and air quality impacts can be achieved by optimizing municipal solid waste (MSW) as a resource. Materials and discards management were found to contribute ~40% of overall U.S. GHG emissions as a result of materials extraction, transpo...

  18. Empowering the Legitimacy of Municipal Decision-Making - Three Swedish Municipalities Facing the Nuclear Waste Management Issue

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    This paper is focussed on how municipal elected leaders in three Swedish feasibility study municipalities - Nykoeping, Oskarshamn and Tierp - have tried to ensure that future decisions by their respective municipalities will be based both on factual knowledge and on existing opinions held by the general public. These efforts have contributed to an empowerment of the legitimacy of municipal decision-making within the nuclear waste management field and, probably, also served as a factor contributing to trust building with regard to these issues. The three cases show three ways to handle the problem, although there are also common features. The municipalities of Nykoeping and Oskarshamn have been facing these issues since 1995. In the case of Tierp, the municipality was confronted in late 1998 with the task to choose a strategy for its involvement in the site selection process and then, immediately, implement that strategy. A decision to construct a final repository for spent nuclear fuel has an obvious local dimension. It is not enough that an implementer is capable of developing a method that is considered to be safe enough by the regulatory authorities and by the Government. Nor is it enough that the implementer has succeeded to choose a site that these institutions consider to be suitable. A vital condition for a successful result is also that the general public, especially people living close to the site, have trust in the process leading up to the decision - and of course also that the general public is confident that the implementer and the regulator have agreed on a sound technical solution of the disposal problem. In other words, decisions in this area by Government and regulatory authorities do not only have to comply with existing legislation (obviously decisions by such bodies have to be 'legal'); they also should have a democratic legitimacy. In a representative democracy like Sweden, with high voting participation, it may seem self-evident that the

  19. LEAP: local environmental action plan. Municipality of Dolneni

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    The Municipality of Dolneni is situated in the northern part of the Pelagonia Valley, at about 600 meters above the sea level. It is surrounded on three sides (north, northeast, east and northwest) by the mountain massifs of Dautica, Babuna and Busova Planina. The assesment of the state of the environment in the Municipality of Dolneni presented in this document is based on several principles, including, before all, human health, as well as impacts from human activities on urban and natural environment, social and economic development, etc. The impacts from environmental pollution on human health in the Municipality of Dolneni are evident. Major problem is the lack of sewerage system to collect wastewater and absence of organized landfill(s) for solid waste disposal. In addition, the improper drinking water supply in most of the settlements contributes to the increased human health risk in the Municipality. The absence of urban planning has lead to developments and uncontrolled use of natural resources that cause degradation of the environment and consequently decrease in quality of living for the population. The above problems affect the quality of living conditions and human health both directly and indirectly. In recent years, incidence of epidemics of communicable hepatitis was recovered (Debreste, Desovo), and there is a concern for a high risk of appearance of intestinal and other infectious diseases. There are no indicators of the soil quality of surface running water resources with regard to pollution. In any case, on the basis of the manner of land use and specific human activities on the territory of the Municipality, as well as on the basis of the above mentioned solid waste and waste water related problems, it may be concluded that these resources are in a rather poor condition. Other aspects of determining the quality of the environment (atmosphere, noise, natural ecosystems and biodiversity in general) are not under serious human pressure at present

  20. Evaluation of environmental impacts from municipal solid waste management in the municipality of Aarhus, Denmark (EASEWASTE).

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    Kirkeby, Janus T; Birgisdottir, Harpa; Hansen, Trine Lund; Christensen, Thomas H; Bhander, Gurbakhash Singh; Hauschild, Michael

    2006-02-01

    A new computer based life cycle assessment model (EASEWASTE) was used to evaluate a municipal solid waste system with the purpose of identifying environmental benefits and disadvantages by anaerobic digestion of source-separated household waste and incineration. The most important processes that were included in the study are optical sorting and pre-treatment, anaerobic digestion with heat and power recovery, incineration with heat and power recovery, use of digested biomass on arable soils and finally, an estimated surplus consumption of plastic in order to achieve a higher quality and quantity of organic waste to the biogas plant. Results showed that there were no significant differences in most of the assessed environmental impacts for the two scenarios. However, the use of digested biomass may cause a potential toxicity impact on human health due to the heavy metal content of the organic waste. A sensitivity analysis showed that the results are sensitive to the energy recovery efficiencies, to the extra plastic consumption for waste bags and to the content of heavy metals in the waste. A model such as EASEWASTE is very suitable for evaluating the overall environmental consequences of different waste management strategies and technologies, and can be used for most waste material fractions existing in household waste. PMID:16496867

  1. GESTIÓN FINANCIERA Y LEGITIMIDAD MUNICIPAL

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    A partir de los abusos que las autoridades municipales han hecho de los recursos públicos a su disposición, especialmente en el rubro de remuneraciones y compensaciones, el artículo sugiere que los gobiernos municipales enfrentan um deterioro en sus niveles de legitimidad. Destacando que el caso afecta en mayor medida a los municipios metropolitanos. Se sugiere trabajar tanto en mejores medidas de fiscalización, como en los ajustes institucionales que requieren las grandes concentraciones urbanas.

    Palavras chave: Eficacia, eficiencia, gasto público, gestión, inversión municipal, legitimidad, impuesto predial, nómina, recaudación, remuneraciones, sistemas complejos

     

     

    Landslide susceptibility assessment and validation in the framework of municipal planning in Portugal: the case of Loures Municipality.

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    Guillard, Clemence; Zezere, Jose

    2012-10-01

    The legislation that demands the evaluation of landslide susceptibility in Portugal at the municipal level is the National Ecological Reserve (NER). A methodology for the evaluation of landslide susceptibility to be used in municipal planning is applied in Loures Municipality (169.3 km²) located north of Lisbon (Portugal). A landslide inventory was made for the whole area interpreting orthophoto maps and aerial photographs and using standard geomorphologic techniques in field work. It consists of 686 polygons, each polygon representing a rotational, a deep translational or a shallow translational slide, and is integrated into a GIS database. Landslide susceptibility is evaluated using algorithms based on statistical/probabilistic analysis (Information Value Method) over unique-condition terrain units in a raster basis. Three susceptibility models are elaborated independently according to the type of slide (rotational, deep translational, shallow translational). The landslide susceptibility maps are prepared by sorting all pixels according to the pixel susceptibility value in descending order. The robustness and accuracy of the landslide susceptibility models are evaluated by prediction-rate curves, which are used for the quantitative interpretation of the landslide susceptibility maps. Unstable slopes that have to be included into the National Ecological Reserve are extracted from the three susceptibility maps following the general rules to draw the NER that state that the area to be included in the NER should guarantee the inclusion of at least 70 % of the landslides identified in the landslide inventory. The obtained results allow us to conclude that 70 % of the future landslides should occur in these areas, classified as most susceptible to landslides corresponding to 20.3 % of the total area of Municipality. Thus, the consideration of these 20.3 % as regards prevention and protection of landslide risk could potentially reduce damage resulting from 70

  2. Municipal bond insurance can assist resource recovery projects

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    As landfill capacity around the country shrinks, the need for resource recovery plants grows. This trend will only increase in years to come. In many regions, the disposal crisis will make the solid waste sector an increasingly important area of the municipal bond industry. This is true despite federal tax reform, which has placed more restrictions on the issuance of tax-exempt debt over the past five years. Often, bond insurance can help issuers of resource recovery bonds. Insurance broadens their appeal to investors while reducing interest costs to the issuer. In this article, the author discusses the elements that a municipal bond insurer evaluates. As with all insurance, resource recovery plant insurance depends on the amount of risk, the type of risk, and how the risk is structured

  3. Progress in converting municipal solid waste to refuse derived fuel

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    Kajang generates on average, 700 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) a day. The imposing need to manage the waste properly has urged the municipality to look into converting the waste into fuel. Recycle Energy Sdn Bhd (RESB) has been entrusted with the task of converting the MSW to Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). In view of this, a pilot plant to convert MSW to RDF was erected and set into operation by RESB in January 2002. MINT has been contracted to evaluate the plant performance, flue gas, and MSW and RDF analysis. Sampling and analysis were carried in accordance with ASTM standards. Overall performance of the plant is stable and responds to the adjustments made during operations. As for the plant operating parameters, more studies is required in order to ascertain the efficiency of the dryers and the burner. Monitoring of emissions is also needed. (Author)

  4. Sustainable urbanization: energy and environment in the Chongqing Municipality, China

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    LI Bai-zhan; LIU Meng; YAO Run-ming; Koen Steermers

    2005-01-01

    Chongqing is the largest municipality under the Chinese Central Government (MCG) in terms of administrative area and population and is now the most important economic and cultural center of the upper Yangtze River and Three Gorges area. The Three Gorges Dam project, one of the largest world infrastructure projects, causes a great deal of immigration to Chongqing and results in the rapid urbanization of the city, and it has brought in a great deal of environmental impact, which is a global concerned issue. This paper introduces the city profile of Chongqing municipality and its urbanization impact on energy and environment. The demand and the trend of energy consumption in built environment (building and transport) have been analysed. The living environment of Chongqing residents and the local energy efficient policy have been introduced. Finally the authors discuss the key issues of the sustainable urban development of Chongqing.

  5. Municipal Waste Disposal by High Temperature Smelting Technique

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    SHEN Zong-bin; ZHANG Chun-xia; ZHANG You-ping; LIU Kun

    2004-01-01

    Municipal waste disposal system by high temperature smelting has the following characteristics: ① The smelting temperature is as high as 1 700-1 800 ℃; ② The dioxin is hardly produced; ③ The secondary pollution can be avoided because of the absence of heavy metals in the flux; ④ The metals and flux after disposal can be reused for construction materials. If outdated, the idle or discarded medium and small blast furnaces can be reconstructed into a waste resource system with high temperature smelting technique, and it is possible to make full use of their existing functions to reduce the investment and exploit their social function of environmental protection. In addition, a new waste disposal system with high temperature smelting was designed based on the recycling municipal waste technology abroad.

  6. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Phuntsholing City, Bhutan

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    Norbu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Municipal solid waste problem is a major concern in major cities in Bhutan. Despite the lack of reliable data on both waste composition and quantity, no studies have been conducted to identify problems and alternatives to improve the current system. The study objectives are: 1 to determine solid waste composition and generation rate; and 2 to investigate current solid waste management system. Six waste samples were selected in Phuntsholing city from three designated collection spots and from three collection vehicles and analyzed for their composition. Waste generation rate was computed from waste collected by collection vehicles. The investigation was carried out through interviews with municipal authorities, existing document reviews, and field observations. The organic fraction of solid waste composition comprised about 71 percent. The waste generation rate was estimated to 0.40 kg/capita.day. The current management system is inefficient, and recommendations are given to improve the current situation.

  7. Between Office and Motherhood: Municipal Authorities in Oaxaca

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    Verónica Vázquez García

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In México, women's participation in municipal politics faces, among other difficulties, that of reconciling domestic and public responsibilities. Drawing on research conducted with eighteen female mayors of Oaxaca, this paper analyzes the ways in which women perceive the relationship between motherhood, double burden (child raising and domestic work and their presidential position. All the women who have ruled a Custom and Practice municipality in Oaxaca since 1996 were interviewed. Two main conclusions are drawn from the analysis. First, the relationship between motherhood and presidential position varies according to women's marital status; the age of their children; and their chances of hiring domestic help. Second, even if women assume a public position of prestige and responsibility, they continue to perform domestic duties; household chores do not get redistributed among its members.

  8. Mobile cultures: Development possibilities for tourism in the Piran municipality

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    Lučka Ažman Momirski

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The planning proposals of the international urbanistic workshop Mobile cultures: development possibilities for tourism in the Piran municipality, can be grouped on three levels: conceptual, strategic and project oriented. Definitions of issues of particular workshop areas and pertaining solutions largely overlap with those in the project Portorož 220/2025: project of visions and strategic development of the leading Slovenian tourism centre, carried out in year 2000 by the International institute for tourism. The common general finding is that strategic public investments, despite initiatives by cities and the state, are still lagging behind in development and execution. The projects and their success in goal oriented planned development of tourism in the Piran municipality are above all dependent on grounded and timely strategic public investments.

  9. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Ghana

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    Bernard Fei-Baffoe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The rapid increase in urban population due to the influx of the citizenry in search for better conditions of life has resulted in poor environmental conditions in most urban and peri-urban settlements in the country. Municipal solid waste management (MSW for that matter has become problematic within Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis as the city is being inundated with so much filth which has proven to be very difficult and seemingly impossible for the municipal authorities to tackle. This study investigates the nature of solid waste problem in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. A mixed methodological approach including field investigation, questionnaire survey, and structured and face-to-face interviews were employed in the gathering of data for the study. The key findings established to be the factors affecting effective solid waste management in the metropolis are irregular solid waste collection, inadequate operational funding, inappropriate technologies, inadequate staffing, inadequate skip, and lack of cooperation on the part of the citizenry.

  10. The impact of municipal waste combustion in small heat sources

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    Vantúch, Martin; Kaduchová, Katarína; Lenhard, Richard

    2016-06-01

    At present there is a tendency to make greater use for heating houses for burning solid fuel, such as pieces of wood, coal, coke, local sources of heat to burn natural gas. This tendency is given both the high price of natural gas as well as the availability of cheaper solid fuel. In many cases, in the context saving heating costs, respectively in the context of the disposal of waste is co-incinerated with municipal solid fuels and wastes of different composition. This co entails increased production emissions such as CO (carbon monoxide), NOx (nitrogen oxides), particulate matter (particulate matter), PM10, HCl (hydrogen chloride), PCDD/F (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans), PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and others. The experiment was focused on the emission factors from the combustion of fossil fuels in combination with municipal waste in conventional boilers designed to burn solid fuel.

  11. Plasma Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste: A Review

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    Kartik Gonawala

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of plasma gasification in waste to energy is one of the novel applications meeting todays need for waste disposal. In this application, plasma arc, gasifies the carbon based part of waste materials such as municipal solid waste, sludge, agricultural waste, etc. and generating a synthetic gas which can be used to produce energy through engine generators, gas turbines and boilers. The non-carbon based part of the waste materials can be vitrified into glass and reusable metal. The analysis indicates that gasification is a technically viable option for the solid waste conversion, including residual waste from separate collection of municipal solid waste. The paper focuses on plasma gasification technology for waste disposal and energy generation with case study. It is able to meet existing emission limits and can have a remarkable effect on reduction of landfill disposal option.

  12. Specific problems in Kozloduy municipality, concerning NPP operation and decommissioning

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    The only nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, which operates for 25 years is located in Kozloduy. Kozloduy municipality is situated in the northern part of Danube plane, includes the administrative center and four villages. It is 200 km far from Sofia and 80 km from the regional center Vratza. The Kozloduy NPP operates 6 units of total capacity 3760 MW, producing more than 40% of the electricity needs in Bulgaria. Settled and recurring problems of the municipality are related to economic, geographical, demographic and administration issues. Future problems will be related to forthcoming reactor shutdown and decommissioning. This involves economic problems, possible bankruptcies of local firms servicing the NPP, decreasing budget and living standard, expected restrictions of social programs, increasing unemployment, possible changes in demographic structure of population

  13. An experimental method for designing the municipal solid waste biodrying

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    In the management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), in agreement with the new European directives concerning the valorization of materials and energy recovery, a recent approach based on a one-stream Biological Mechanical Treatment (BMT) is spreading as an alternative to the traditional two-stream approach. The bio-mechanical treatment of MSW is an increasing option either as a pre-treatment before land filling or as a pre-treatment before combustion. In the present paper an experimental method for designing the Municipal Solid Waste bio-drying is proposed. That means this paper deals with the option of energy recovery. The aim is to provide design criteria for bio-drying plants independent from the patents available in the sector

  14. Biodrying for municipal solid waste: volume and weight reduction.

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    Bilgin, Melayib; Tulun, Şevket

    2015-01-01

    Biodrying is a variation of aerobic decomposition used for the mechanical-biological treatment organic substances to dry and partially stabilize residual municipal waste. This study focuses on the volume and weight reduction biodegradation of the biodrying process using municipal solid waste and the appearance of a stable, final product. The materials were placed in a reactor with invariant airflow rates of 50 L/h and initial moisture contents of 48.49-50.00%. The laboratory-scale experiments were implemented using a 36-L biodrying reactor equipped with an air supply system, a biomass temperature sensor and air sensors. To determine the effect of temperature on biodrying, the process was repeated at various temperatures between 30 °C and 50 °C. The results obtained indicated that after 13 days, biodrying reduced the volume content of waste by 32% and the final product had a high calorific value (4680 kcal/kg). PMID:25571768

  15. Municipal and Cantonal Elections in France in 2008

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    2008-01-01

    Communication from the Department of Human Resources and from the Relations with the Host States Service 1 - Members of the personnel wishing to stand as candidates in municipal and cantonal elections in France in 2008 are reminded of their obligation to comply with the provisions of Chapter I, section 3, Conduct, of the Organization’s Staff Rules and Regulations and with the pertinent implementation texts. 2 - Members of the personnel wishing to stand as candidates in municipal elections must first notify the Director-General in writing. 3 - Members of the personnel wishing to engage in political activities must refrain from any act or activity that is incompatible with their functions or which could be materially or morally prejudicial to the Organization. 4 - In particular, standing as a candidate for the post of, and serving a term of office as, a town councillor are considered to be compatible with the status of member of the personnel. However, the functions of mayo...

  16. Removal of triclocarban and triclosan during municipal biosolid production.

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    Ogunyoku, Temitope A; Young, Thomas M

    2014-03-01

    The antimicrobial compounds triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) accumulate in sludges produced during municipal wastewater treatment and persist through sludge treatment processes into finished biosolids. The objective of this research was to determine the extent to which conventional sludge processing systems such as aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion, and lime stabilization were able to remove TCC and TCS. The concentrations of TCC and TCS in sludge and biosolid samples were determined via heated solvent extraction and analysis with liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The removal of TCC and TCS in municipal biosolid processing systems was determined from the measured concentration change after correcting for reductions in solid mass during sludge treatment. Removal in the digester systems ranged from 15 to 68% for TCC and 20 to 75% for TCS. Increased solid retention times during sludge treatment operations were correlated with higher removals of TCC and TCS. PMID:24734467

  17. Geotechnical hazards associated with closed municipal solid waste landfill sites

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    Powrie, W.; Richards, D.; Beaven, R.

    2015-09-01

    As pressure for new infrastructure and development grows, it is inevitable that building projects will encounter some of the c20,000 closed former solid waste landfills in the UK, many of which will have accepted municipal solid wastes (MSW). Construction on or across these sites brings a special set of geohazards associated with the potential for large and difficult to predict settlements, gas (and odour) release or generation, contaminated leachate and the breach of containment systems and other environmental controls. The presentation will discuss these issues with reference to recent research into understanding and predicting settlements in municipal solid waste landfills; assessing the total, current and residual gas potential of biodegradable wastes; the role of the hydraulic regime in the flushing of contaminants from the waste and the quality of leachate; and the need or otherwise for the long term integrity of engineered barriers and controls.

  18. Compressibility of municipal solid waste codisposed with fly ash.

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    Park, Hyun Il; Lee, Seung Rae

    2005-03-01

    If a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill is used as the foundation for a construction site, the change in the loading conditions may cause considerable compression of the landfill. Therefore, reinforcement to compensate for the loose compression nature of a MSW landfill is a very important design factor for geotechnical engineers when considering the end-use of the landfill. In this study, we discuss a possible technique for stabilizing MSW landfills through the codisposal of municipal solid waste and fly ash. To estimate the stabilization based on the compression characteristics of the codisposed landfill, we performed tests using a large compression set and experimental cells. According to the test results, if the proportion of fly ash is increased, initial and long-term compression could be reduced. PMID:15828670

  19. Municipal Climate Governance and Formation of Local Transition places

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    Søndergård, Bent; Stauning, Inger; Holm, Jesper

    environment etc.) and of specific local actor constellations of transition (NGO´s, entrepreneurs, companies), which imply that there can be big potentials in defining and implementing local transition strategies • Local projects and experiments concerning the low carbon economy and climate mitigation...... are experimenting with new governance concepts directed towards the integration of citizens, enterprises and sector actors in long term transition processes. The paper discusses and characterizes innovative municipality practices and concepts of governance by analyzing governance concepts of...

  1. Planning for future sea-level rise in Swedish municipalities

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    von Oelreich, Jacob; Svenfelt, Åsa; Wikman-Svahn, Per; Carlsson-Kanyama, Annika

    2015-01-01

    A warmer climate leads to rising sea levels. Despite uncertainties about how rapid and substantial future sea-level rise (SLR) will be, society needs to prepare and adapt. This study examines the state of planning for future SLR in Sweden by surveying 33 coastal municipalities in southern Sweden and interviewing local, regional and national authorities with relevant accountability. The results reveal that there are considerable gaps in current planning for SLR. Almost one-third of municipalit...

  2. Municipal solid waste ash as a cement raw material substitute

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    Somnuk Tangtermsirikul; Pichaya Rachdawong; Kritsada Sisomphon

    2000-01-01

    An investigation of using municipal solid waste (MSW) ash as a cement raw material substitute was performed to evaluate the potential use of ash in construction. The use of incineratior ash in cement production would not only get rid of the ash, but also alleviate many environmental problems, for example, reducing raw materials required for cement production, reducing CO2 emission into the atmosphere, and reducing landfill space requirement for the residue ash disposal. The metallic oxide con...

  3. Crossing the threshold: municipal waste policy and household waste generation

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    Bulkeley, H.; Gregson, N.

    2009-01-01

    This paper connects research on home-based consumption with research on waste policy and governance. We argue that, in order to meet the enhanced goals of waste reduction specified in Waste Strategy for England 2007, UK municipal waste policy needs a far closer engagement with the household, the primary unit of consumption. Opening-up the ‘black box’ of the household, we show why the potential for achieving enhanced rates of materials diversion through recycling is limited in certain neighbou...

  4. Parental expectations of the Swedish municipal school of arts

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    Lilliedahl, Jonathan; Georgii-Hemming, Eva

    2009-01-01

    This article draws on a study designed to analyse parental expectations of the Swedish municipal school of arts (hereafter MSA) (in Swedish: kommunal musik- och kulturskola). The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted and informed by grounded theory. Although parental expectations are scarcely uniform, the study reveals a hope that the whole child will be nurtured, both musically and socially. It also transpires that parental expectations vary according to the activities offered by t...

  5. Municipal solid waste management system: decision support through systems analysis

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    Pires, Ana Lúcia Lourenço

    2010-01-01

    The present study intends to show the development of systems analysis model applied to solid waste management system, applied into AMARSUL, a solid waste management system responsible for the management of municipal solid waste produced in Setúbal peninsula, Portugal. The model developed intended to promote sustainable decision making, covering the four columns: technical, environmental, economic and social aspects. To develop the model an intensive literature review have been conducted. T...

  6. Performance evaluation of Portuguese constructed wetlands for municipal wastewater treatment

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    Duarte, António A. L. Sampaio; Seco, Teresa Canais; Peres, José A.; Bentes, Isabel; Pinto, Jorge

    2010-01-01

    Constructed wetlands have been used as a technology appropriate for the treatment of municipal or domestic wastewater in some villages in Portugal. Most of constructed wetlands present a low cost (installation and maintenance), low energy requirements and technical skills of operators, environment friendly landscape, and good efficiency and reduced production of sludge. In a situation where is a need of appropriate wastewater treatment from a large number of rural villages, it is appropria...

  7. DIAGNOSIS OF AQUACULTURE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALVARADO VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Lenin Rangel-López; Fabiola Lango-Reynoso; Alberto Asian-Hoyos; María del Refugio Castañeda-Chávez

    2014-01-01

    This research aims to analyze the current situation of aquaculture farms in the Municipality of Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico. During this study, 29 interviews were conducted aimed to the units of aquaculture producers; 24 variables were analyzed within the aspects of the socio-economic, technical, marketing and legal framework. The most relevant results within the legal framework: 21% of units has “National Registration of Fisheries and Aquaculture” (RNPyA) and 7% has “Federal Taxpayer Register...

  8. Marketing Communications in Public Administration : Case: Municipal IT Unit

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    Teräväinen, Terhi

    2011-01-01

    Marketing communications is traditionally associated with the private sector and commercial activities, but the term is nowadays also widely used in public sector contexts. In this thesis marketing communications is analysed from a public administration point of view. The empirical part deals with marketing communications executed by the Municipal IT Unit of the Ministry of Finance. The objective is to find out what is considered important when it comes to planning and implementing market...

  9. Municipal solid waste (MSW) management in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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    A.Z.A. SAIFULLAH; Md. Tasbirul Islam

    2016-01-01

    Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, with the highest population density (129,501 people/square km) in the world. Municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in the city is 4634.52 tons/day. This study aims to explore current MSW management scenario which is found one of the most underestimated sectors of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) – the responsible authority for MSW management. Overall operational and collection efficiency of DCC MSW management is 45% and 60%, respectively. Vehicle fleet...

  10. An efficient method of material recycling of municipal plastic waste

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    Fortelný, Ivan; Michálková, Danuše; Kruliš, Zdeněk

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 85, č. 9 (2004), s. 975-979. ISSN 0141-3910. [IUPAC Microsymposium on Degradation, Stabilisation and Recycling of Polymers /42./. Prague, 14.07.2003-17.07.2003] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IBS4050008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4050913 Keywords : recycling * municipal plastic waste * compatibilisation Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 1.685, year: 2004

  11. Improved Denitrification of Municipal Sludge in Biofilm-electrode Reactor

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    ZHANG Le-hua; JIA Jin-ping; WANG Ya-lin; YANG Ji

    2004-01-01

    The denitrification of municipal sludge was improved by combining biofilm process with the electrochemical effect in a single novel reactor. Experiments in this reactor[electric current 60 mA, hydraulic retention time (HRTs) 6.0 h] showed that the removal of CODCr, ammonia nitrogen and total nitrogen in the biofilm-electrode reactor were 2.5%, 1.2%, 14.9%, respectively, higher than those in a traditional biofilm reactor.

  12. Optimum municipal wastewater treatment plant design with consideration of uncertainty

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    ZENG Guang-ming; LIN Yu-peng; QIN Xiao-sheng; HUANG Guo-he; LI Jian-bing; JIANG Ru

    2004-01-01

    A newly developed model for the optimum municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWTP) design is presented. Through introducing the interval variables, the model attempts to consider the effects of uncertainties caused by the fluctuation of the wastewater quality and quantity during the design of MWTP. The model solution procedure is illustrated in detail, and a numerical example is given to verify the feasibility and advantage of the model. Furthermore, the possibility of the model application is briefly outlined.

  13. Credit Enhancements and the Romanian Municipal Bond Market

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    Cornelia POP; Maria-Andrada GEORGESCU

    2016-01-01

    Under the combined pressure of increased urbanization, fiscal adjustments and decentralization, central governments were pushed towards accepting the idea of local government accessing the private finance sources for their public infrastructure and service development investments. While the importance of borrowing increases for local developments, the main challenge many small municipalities have to face is the difficulty to access private financing sources. One obstacle is related to the cre...

  14. Electrostatic separation of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash

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    Pasanen, Elina

    2014-01-01

    The recovery of copper and precious metals from fine (0-2 mm) non-ferrous fraction of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash with a two-roll corona electrostatic separator was investigated. Corona electrostatic separator is typically used for separation of fine granular mixture with large differences in electrical conductivities of particles, f.e. mixture of plastic and metal. However, in this work the main objective was to find out if the selectivity of the corona electrostatic...

  15. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Grahamstown, Republic of South Africa

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    Etengeneng, Dickson

    2012-01-01

    The studies investigate ways to improve the sanitation system of Grahamstown. It analyses public opinions and the underlying factors impacting effective solid waste management. The research methods used in the studies were: a structured questionnaire with closed ended questions, a review of published materials, informal interviews and physical observations. The following key findings were identified as factors affecting solid waste management in the municipality: poor methods of waste disposa...

  16. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CHARACTERISTICS AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

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    T. Ch. Ogwueleka

    2009-01-01

    Municipal solid waste management has emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing environmental protection agencies in developing countries. This study presents the current solid waste management practices and problems in Nigeria. Solid waste management is characterized by inefficient collection methods, insufficient coverage of the collection system and improper disposal. The waste density ranged from 280 to 370 kg/m3 and the waste generation rates ranged from 0.44 to 0.66 kg/capita/day....

  17. Obtaining fuel briquets from the solid municipal waste

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    Recycling systems for solid waste materials are designed to reduce the amount of solid waste materials going to land fields. Through the Trash Separation Systems, clean municipal waste are reused in production of fuel pellets. Other waste streams such as coal fines, sawdust, wood chips, coke breeze and agricultural waste can be blended with these pellets along with a high thermal value binder and/or used motor oil to form a quality clean burning alternative fuel. (Author)

  18. How technology affects project management : A study within Swedish municipalities

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    Lundin, Jakob; Lund, Adam

    2016-01-01

    Background  Technology can be of great support for project managers when managing projects, but most empirical research on technological effects in project management has focused on the private sector which have led to that public sector project management is viewed as one of the largest gaps in project management literature.    Purpose  Investigate and describe the main challenges of Swedish municipal project managers’ work with project management and to what extent they incorporate technolo...

  19. Communities of microalgae and bacteria in photobioreactors treating municipal wastewater

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    Krustok, Ivo

    2015-01-01

    Everyone who uses water produces wastewater. This inevitability creates several problems that increase with the growth of the population and industry. What to do with the wastewater, how to purify it and how to design the infrastructure are all important questions that each municipality has to deal with, taking into account ever growing demands to reduce environmental impact. In these conditions scientists and engineers have turned to biological processes to help treat the water. Currently th...

  20. Biodegradability of leachates from Chinese and German municipal solid waste*

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    Selic, E.; Wang, Chi; Boes, N.; Herbell, J.D.

    2006-01-01

    The quantitative and qualitative composition of Chinese municipal solid waste (MSW) differs significantly from German waste. The focus of this paper is on whether these differences also lead to dissimilar qualities of leachates during storage or landfilling. Leachates ingredients determine the appropriate treatment technique. MSW compositions of the two cities Guilin (China) and Essen (Germany), each with approx. 600 000 inhabitants, are used to simulate Chinese and German MSW types. A sequen...