Management of Mountain Watersheds

Author: Josef Krecek,Martin Haigh,Thomas Hofer,Eero Kubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400724764

Category: Science

Page: 269

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The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Institutional aspects in control of mountain regions; Stream-flow processes in mountain catchments; Water chemistry and biota in mountain streams and lakes; Effects of forest practices and climate change on hydrological phenomena; and Soil conservation and control of floods and landslides. The contributions have been peer-reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the integrated resource management approach, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.

Management of upland watersheds

participation of the mountain communities

Author: Jean Jacques Bochet

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 199

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Integrated Watershed Management

Perspectives and Problems

Author: E. Beheim,G.S. Rajwar,M. Haigh,J. Krecek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048137691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

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Headwaters are fragile environments threatened by anthropogenic actions. The regeneration of headwaters calls for a practical approach through integrated environmental management. This book discusses various issues concerning headwater regions of the world under wide-ranging themes: climate change impacts, vegetal cover, sub-surface hydrology, catchment and streamflow hydrology, pollution, water quality and limnology, remote sensing and GIS, environmental impact assessment and mitigation, socio-economic impacts, public participation, education and management, and integrated watershed management. This book aims to bring about an awareness in sustainable regeneration of headwater regions and particularly highlighting the problems of environmental management in highlands and headwaters. These regions consist of great reserves of natural resources which need to be exploited and managed sustainably.

Watershed management in action

Lessons learned from FAO field projects

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251300143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Watershed management has gained momentum over the past decade as a holistic way of conserving water, land and biodiversity resources while sustaining livelihoods. Based on 12 projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this publication looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and highlights the need for stronger governance and long-term sustainability.

Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwaters

Author: Josef Krecek,G. Rajwar,Martin Haigh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789054107262

Category: Law

Page: 208

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This set of papers presents a description of the synthesis of hydrological problems and various environmental implications and management strategies for different highland and headwater regions of the world. Regions covered include the Himalayas, Russian mountains, Amazonia, and upland Wales.

Integrated Watershed Management

Connecting People to Their Land and Water

Author: H. M. Gregersen,Peter F. Ffolliott,Kenneth N. Brooks

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932811

Category: Nature

Page: 201

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Land and water management is especially critical as the use of upstream watersheds can drastically affect large numbers of people living in downstream watersheds. This work examines the institutional and technical context for managing watersheds and river basins, including the involvement of both the public and private sectors.

Mediterranean Mountains in a Changing World

Guidelines for Developing Actions Plans

Author: Pedro Regato,Rami Salman

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831710588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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This book includes a set of strategic guidelines and key conservation and development issues for the Mediterranean mountains, grouped into eight priority themes, as a starting point towards the elaboration of action plans for the Mediterranean mountain chains.The book contents are based on the outputs of the rich debate that emerged from case studies and experiences debated by regional experts in a regional workshop which took place in Malaga (Spain) on 10-12 December 2007.

Land Stewardship through Watershed Management

Perspectives for the 21st Century

Author: Peter F. Ffolliott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466984

Category: Science

Page: 137

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This volume highlights the need for enhancing the effectiveness of land stewardship and management of the world's natural resources to meet the need of the growing global population for conservation, sustainable development, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources. Ecosystem-based, multiple-use land stewardship is necessary when considering the present and future uses of land, water, and other natural resources on an operationally efficient scale. The chapters focus on global watershed management perspectives, problems, and programmes, giving an active survey of watershed management, lessons learned, emerging tools and technologies, and locally-led initiatives; the issues confronted when implementing a watershed management approach to land stewardship; the anticipated future contributions of watershed management to land stewardship; and the protocols necessary to realize the contributions of watershed management to land stewardship in practices, projects, and programmes.

The New Generation of Watershed Management Programmes and Projects

A Resource Book for Practitioners and Local Decision-makers Based on the Findings and Recommendations of an FAO Review

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251055519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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This publication presents the state of the art in watershed management, promotes further reflection and creative thinking and proposes new ideas and approaches for future watershed management programmes and projects. It has been written primarily for field-level watershed management practitioners and local decision-makers involved in watershed management at the district or municipality level. It will also be a useful source of information for other readers such as senior officers and consultants specialized in other areas, evaluators, policy-makers and students of watershed management. Also published in French and Spanish.