Category: Oral Presentation


Renewable Energy Transition in Indian Electricity System: Sustainability and Policy Imperatives

World as a whole is producing and consuming more and more electricity with significant implications for economic, social and natural systems. The implications are both positive and negative. Economic as well as human development, improved lifestyles, access to modern goods and services are some positive implications. Predominant negative implications are increased pollution, non-renewable resource depletion,


Managing to Reduce the Risk of Mango Harvest and to Make the Value of Integrated Agro-Tourism

Mango is a kind of fruit which can be planted all over the world including Thailand, and Chachoengsao is one of five provinces where mangoes are planted the most in Thailand as the soil in those areas are suitable for planting mangoes. The objectives of this research were 1) to study the body of knowledge


Efficiency Analysis of Rice Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana

This paper examines the efficiency of two rice producer groups in Kassena–Nankana Municipality, the upper east region of Ghana. Comparing the efficiencies of the two rice producer groups will help to recognize the group capable of utilizing their fewer inputs while increasing productivity. The first farmer group practices irrigation and the second group engage in


Examinig Conflicts Over Land Acquisition and Ownership in Dormaa Traditional Area, Ghana

In Ghana, conflicts over land are ubiquitous largely due to competing views of ownership as well as diverse cultural and economic interests. In some cases, land conflicts are so contentious that it takes nearly three decades for coming up with any settlement. This paper focuses on the Dormaa traditional area, the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana,


Comparison of Silica-Based Modified Sorbents and Polymer Sorbents for the Purification of Siloxane (D5) From Wastewater Biogas for Adsorption-Desorption Removal

Biogas is a fuel used to produce renewable electricity containing siloxanes that can damage combustion engines, leading to costly repairs and service interruptions. This study investigated the regeneration of silica-based modified adsorbents as biogas siloxane adsorbents exposed to adsorption/regeneration cycles. The spent adsorbent was regenerated by washing with hot air at 80-120 °C.The siloxane adsorption


Assessment of Disaster Safety of Matara District General Hospital in Sri Lanka

According to 2015 WHO study, natural and anthropogenic disasters are increasing globally and affecting many people. As hospitals are essential infrastructures in responding to disasters, they are expected to remain functioning during and in the immediate aftermath of disasters. Sri Lanka, a small island nation, has experienced a number of natural disasters such as tsunami


Conservation Synergy for Migratory Lesser Flamingoes of Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Every year, about 805,000 flamingoes migrate between Lake Nakuru, Kenya’s primary flamingo feeding site, and Lake Natron, another important breeding site in Tanzania. In 2008, the Kenya National Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser Flamingo set stage for concerted and harmonized conservation initiatives. For effectively monitoring the conservation of lesser flamingoes


Surviving at Fire and Post-Fire Debris/Mudflow Prone Zones in Colorado Front Range in Light Feng-Shui

Extreme climate patterns in recent decades have led to frequent fire events, rainstorms and debris/mudflows in Colorado Front Range, USA. The landforms of Rocky Mountains coincide with these natural hazards. Once people settle in hazard prone zones, they are in danger. In many cases, disastrous tragedies stem from design errors. These mistakes in practice reflect


Effectiveness and Efficiency of Solar Energy Policy: A Hybrid Agent-Based Simulation for Indonesian Case

We estimate the impacts of four solar energy policy scenarios for photovoltaic market size in rural and urban areas, government expenditure, economic growth, emission, and the uses of aluminum, energy, steel, and concrete. Developing countries, such as Indonesia, commonly have difficulty in adopting renewable energy policies from those developed in advanced countries; for instance, feed-in


Applying the Circular Economy to Renovate the Built Environment in Taipei

Circular economy is a key to obtain greater resource productivity in the city that aim to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, as well as cut emissions, consumptions and foster innovation. Taipei as the capital of Taiwan has the highest value for renovating the built environment through circular economy, due to high demand for more affordable