Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem

Author: Rattan Lal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420074420
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Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is a volume composed from an international symposium of the world's leading experts and practitioners in soil and water conservation exploring an "ecosystem-based" management approach to the problem. Readers of this volume will quickly appreciate why inattention to the issues of continued land and water degradation stresses human populations. This volume seeks positive results through better understanding of the issues and improved management approaches. This volume is useful to soil scientists, horticulturists, forestry researchers, environmental scientists and social scientists.

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Author: Suhas P. Wani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466512822
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides techniques to improve the livelihood of the many small-scale farmers in developing countries, it includes examples and case studies for further support. The methods discussed have recently shown to be successful and economically remunerative in India and in various African countries. Intended for professionals (investors, policy makers), researchers and (post) graduate students working on dry land and sustainable agriculture and water and natural resources management. Suited for courses in dry land agriculture, soil and water management and watershed development.

Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management

Author: Jon David Erickson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314486
Format: PDF
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The papers in this volume illustrate the power of a scientific approach to ecological economics. Good science is a careful blend of theory and empirical testing. Theory without empirical grounding is of no practical value and random case studies without a theoretical context are not generalizable. The back and forth interplay between theory and evidence is apparent in the modeling exercises, evaluation studies, and policy design described in this book. Watershed management has been chosen as a concrete focus to illuminate the facets of sustainability. It requires both a deep understanding of the natural processes in watersheds and of the societal processes which strongly depend on the natural watershed services. Furthermore, country-specific governance structures need to be considered to fine-tune the design of sustainable watershed policies in order to approach an interaction of society and nature, which ensures a long term use of water resources without adverse effects on society and the environment. This book has accepted the challenge to tackle the complex scientific underpinning of sustainable watershed analysis and management and will reveal basic ecological economic knowledge and methodological approaches in this prominent field of research. Advances in the Economics of Environmental Resources is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online of volumes 3 onwards.

Coastal Watershed Management

Author: A. Fares
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1845640918
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Coastal watersheds differ from others by their unique features, including proximity to the ocean, weather and rainfall patterns, subsurface features, and land covers. Land use changes and competing needs for valuable water and land resources are especially more distinctive to such watersheds. This book covers recent research relevant to coastal watersheds. It addresses the impact of a stream’s chemical, biological, and sediment pollutants on the quality of the receiving waters, such as estuaries, bays, and near-shore waters. The contents of the book can be divided into three sections; a) overview of hydrological modelling, b) water quality assessment, and c) watershed management. This book differs from other hydrology books by dealing with coastal watersheds which are characterized by their unique features: including weather and rainfall patterns, subsurface characteristics, and land use and cover. In addition to academia, the book should be of interest to organizations concerned with watershed management, such as local and federal governments and environmental groups. Overall, the book is expected to satisfy a great need toward understanding and managing critical areas in many parts of the world.

Watershed Management

Author: Robert J. Naiman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461243823
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Conceptual separation of humans and natural ecosystems is reflected in the thinking of most natural resource management professions, including for estry, wildlife management, fisheries, range management, and watershed management (Burch 1971). Such thinking can deny the reality of the human element in local, regional, and global ecosystems (Bonnicksen and Lee 1982, Klausner 1971, Vayda 1977). As complex organisms with highly developed cultural abilities to modify their environment, humans directly or indirectly affect almost all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Bennett 1976). Conse quently, information for managing watershed ecosystems is incomplete without consideration of human institutions and activities. Sociologists have studied the relationships between human societies and the land base or ecosystems on which they depend for over 60 years (Field and Burch 1990). These studies are distinguished by (1) a holistic perspec tive that sees people and their environments as interacting systems, (2) flex ible approaches that permit either the environment or human society to be treated as the independent variable in analyzing of society-environment re lations, and (3) accumulation of a substantial body of knowledge about how the future welfare of a society is influenced by its uses (or misuses) of land and water (Firey 1990).

Watersheds of the world

Author: Carmen Revenga
Publisher: World Resources Inst
ISBN:
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Contains analysis of the state of the world's river basins based on 20 global indicators maps and basin profiles for 154 basins and sub-basins around the world. Each basin profile includes maps of land cover, population density, and biodiversity.

Facilitating Watershed Management

Author: Robert L. France
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742579514
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Facilitating Watershed Management brings together myriad distinctive voices to create an experiential learning process drawn from the most important innovators in the field. Presenting an introduction to the diversity of tools (sociological, pedagogical, phenomenological) needed to implement watershed management in the real world trenches, the book helps move students and practitioners from being knowledgeable stewards of watersheds to becoming wise managers of watersheds.

Riparia

Author: Robert J. Naiman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080470689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs. Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management

Watershed Management 2010

Author: Kenneth W. Potter
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784411433
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Annotation. Watershed Management 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management under Land Use and Climate Change contains the proceedings of the 2010 Watershed Management Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, from August 23-27, 2010. This conference is the tenth in a series of specialty conferences focused on watershed management. Specific topics discussed include: ¿Climate Change¿Hydrologic Restoration¿Watershed Modeling¿Watershed Management¿Stormwater Management ¿Focused tracks on Water Quality Measurement, Stochastic and Statistical Methods, Economics and Water Resources Decision Making, and Hydrodynamic ModelingThis conference was sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It will be valuable to practitioners and professionals involved in environmental engineering, hydrology, watershed management, and stormwater management.