Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman

T. Al-Awadhi, A. Al-Saqri, El Sammak Amr

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Abstract

In order to cope with the rapid development in the Sultanate of Oman, many companies have invested in sand and gravel mining and quarries which abundantly exist in the mountainous areas, the banks and streams of wadis. In spite of the economic benefit of gravel mining, there are environmental impacts which should be controlled in order to preserve the environment resources and human welfare. The objective of this study is to use GIS and Remote Sensing as spatial decision support to monitor and evaluate environmental impacts of quarries and crushers activities in Al Abiad village, southern Al-Batina Governorate. In this study six quarries and crushers in Al Abiad village were investigated. The assessment includes; specifying the sites, the sand and gravel mining stages, the environmental impacts, land-uses, the distance between the crushers and urban sites. The study indicates that all crushers are active and have their own quarries. However, they do not follow the environmental regulations and standards according to the Sultanate of Oman environmental laws. It is also noticed that there is a lack of coordination between concerned government authorities, especially in relation to the issuing of environmental permits. The study recommends that quarries and crushers should comply with the technical specifications, environmental standards and regulations. The study recommends establishing a full integrated GIS and RS technologies to monitor the quarries and crushers activities and link any future permits for these types of activities to have more geo-informatics support. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013
PublisherAsian Association on Remote Sensing
Pages2375-2382
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781629939100
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: Oct 20 2013Oct 24 2013

Other

Other34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period10/20/1310/24/13

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Crushers
Quarries
Environmental impact assessments
Gravel
Environmental impact
Geographic information systems
Sand
Environmental regulations
Land use
Remote sensing
Specifications
Economics
Industry

Keywords

  • Crushers and al-abiad
  • GIS
  • Quarries
  • RS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Al-Awadhi, T., Al-Saqri, A., & Amr, E. S. (2013). Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. In 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013 (Vol. 3, pp. 2375-2382). Asian Association on Remote Sensing.

Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. / Al-Awadhi, T.; Al-Saqri, A.; Amr, El Sammak.

34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013. Vol. 3 Asian Association on Remote Sensing, 2013. p. 2375-2382.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al-Awadhi, T, Al-Saqri, A & Amr, ES 2013, Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. in 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013. vol. 3, Asian Association on Remote Sensing, pp. 2375-2382, 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013, Bali, Indonesia, 10/20/13.
Al-Awadhi T, Al-Saqri A, Amr ES. Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. In 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013. Vol. 3. Asian Association on Remote Sensing. 2013. p. 2375-2382
Al-Awadhi, T. ; Al-Saqri, A. ; Amr, El Sammak. / Environmental impact assessment of quarries and crushers in Al- Abiad village, Southern Al-Batina Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013. Vol. 3 Asian Association on Remote Sensing, 2013. pp. 2375-2382
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