Integrated Watershed Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Isobel W. Heathcote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

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An integrated framework for water resources management It has been said that "water is the next oil." A strong global consensus has begun to develop that effective water management must start at the watershed level, and that water management actions must be taken in the context of watersheds, and the human communities in them. Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice, Second Edition presents a flexible, integrated framework for watershed management that addresses the biophysical, social, and economic issues affecting water resources and their use. Comprehensive in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, it equips readers with the necessary tools and techniques to develop sound watershed management policy and practice?from problem definition and goal setting to selecting management strategies and procedures for monitoring implementation. Ten years of practice have demonstrated that the core concepts presented in the first edition of this book remain true and important. This Second Edition is fully updated to reflect current practice and recent experience in watershed management, including: New coverage of strategies for the selection and evaluation of public engagement processes Sampling, data management, and computer simulation technologies Recent legislative changes International watershed issues Many new case studies Water resources planning and management is not just a technical challenge; it is also a social challenge, and an opportunity. It is, ultimately, a framework for human societies to shape, protect, and improve the environment in which they live. Providing a rational framework for the development of water resources management strategies, Integrated Watershed Management, Second Edition is a one-stop resource for upper-level students and professionals in environmental science, natural resource management, and environmental engineering.

Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

Author: Kenneth N. Brooks,Peter F. Ffolliott,Joseph A. Magner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118459741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book's content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.

Swimming Upstream

Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management

Author: Paul A. Sabatier,Will Focht,Mark Lubell,Zev Trachtenberg,Arnold Vedlitz,Marty Matlock

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264754

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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In recent years, water resource management in the United States has begun a shift away from top-down, government agency-directed decision processes toward a collaborative approach of negotiation and problem solving. Rather than focusing on specific pollution sources or specific areas within a watershed, this new process considers the watershed as a whole, seeking solutions to an interrelated set of social, economic, and environmental problems. Decision making involves face-to-face negotiations among a variety of stakeholders, including federal, state, and local agencies, landowners, environmentalists, industries, and researchers.Swimming Upstream analyzes the collaborative approach by providing a historical overview of watershed management in the United States and a normative and empirical conceptual framework for understanding and evaluating the process. The bulk of the book looks at a variety of collaborative watershed planning projects across the country. It first examines the applications of relatively short-term collaborative strategies in Oklahoma and Texas, exploring issues of trust and legitimacy. It then analyzes factors affecting the success of relatively long-term collaborative partnerships in the National Estuary Program and in 76 watersheds in Washington and California. Bringing analytical rigor to a field that has been dominated by practitioners' descriptive accounts, Swimming Upstream makes a vital contribution to public policy, public administration, and environmental management.

Watershed Management for Potable Water Supply

Assessing the New York City Strategy

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172684

Category: Nature

Page: 564

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In 1997, New York City adopted a mammoth watershed agreement to protect its drinking water and avoid filtration of its large upstate surface water supply. Shortly thereafter, the NRC began an analysis of the agreement's scientific validity. The resulting book finds New York City's watershed agreement to be a good template for proactive watershed management that, if properly implemented, will maintain high water quality. However, it cautions that the agreement is not a guarantee of permanent filtration avoidance because of changing regulations, uncertainties regarding pollution sources, advances in treatment technologies, and natural variations in watershed conditions. The book recommends that New York City place its highest priority on pathogenic microorganisms in the watershed and direct its resources toward improving methods for detecting pathogens, understanding pathogen transport and fate, and demonstrating that best management practices will remove pathogens. Other recommendations, which are broadly applicable to surface water supplies across the country, target buffer zones, stormwater management, water quality monitoring, and effluent trading.

Watershed Management

Author: Vijay P. Singh,Ram Narayan Yadava

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788177645453

Category: Groundwater

Page: 436

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Wildland watershed management

Author: Donald R. Satterlund,Paul W. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 436

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Deals with the management of wildlands--the range, forest and alpine regions which are the major source of usable water in the U.S. Fulfills the needs of those with little or no opportunity to learn how to integrate forest, range and other wildland applications with water resource responses. Consideration of soil erosion, sediment and water quality has been greatly expanded in this Second Edition which also offers numerous illustrations plus an extensive bibliography.

Watershed Management

Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change

Author: Robert J. Naiman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461243823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 542

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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).

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.

Simulation Modeling for Watershed Management

Author: James Westervelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461301971

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

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A discussion of the role of modeling in the management process, with an overview of state-of-the-art modeling applications. The first chapters provide a background on the benefits and costs of modeling and on the ecological basis of models, using historical applications as examples, while the second section describes the latest models from a wide selection of environmental disciplines. Since management frequently requires the integration of knowledge from many different areas, both single discipline and multidiscipline models are discussed in detail, and the author emphasizes the importance of understanding the issues and alternatives in choosing, applying, and evaluating models. Land and watershed managers as well as students of forestry, park management, regional planing and agriculture will find this a thorough and practical introduction to all aspects of modeling.

Integrated Watershed Management

Connecting People to Their Land and Water

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

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934210

Category: Nature

Page: 201

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As human populations expand and demands upon natural resources increase, the need to manage the environments in which people live becomes more important but also more difficult. Land and water management is especially critical as the use of upstream watersheds can drastically affect large numbers of people living in downstream watersheds. An integrated approach that stresses both the importance of participatory planning and the institutional and technical constraints and opportunities is therefore necessary. The institutional and technical context for managing watersheds and river basins, including the involvement of both the public and private sectors, is also examined.

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Watershed Management and Hydrology

Author: William F. Ritter,Adel Shirmohammadi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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If you work in the water quality management field, you know the challenges of monitoring and controlling pollutants in our water supply. The increasing problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires complex solutions. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology covers the latest techniques and methods of managing large watershed areas, with an emphasis on controlling non-point source pollution, especially from agricultural run-off. Written by leading experts, the book includes topics such as: nitrate and phosphorus pollution, pesticide contamination, erosion and sedimentation, water-table management, and watershed management. The authors discuss the effects of agricultural run-off - one of the most intransigent problems now faced by environmental engineers and hydrologists. They explore each issue with an eye towards the integrated management of water quality and water resources over a defined area or region. This single-source reference gives you a complete understanding of the whats, whys, and hows of nonpoint source pollution - and more importantly of how to monitor and manage it. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology provides a broad but detailed overview that helps you to comprehend the intricacies of the problem and puts you on the path to finding the answers.

Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment

Applications to Watershed Management

Author: Randall J. F. Bruins,Matthew T. Heberling

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203486603

Category: Science

Page: 472

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With contributions from a wide array of economists, ecologists, and government agency professionals, Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental decision-making at a watershed level. It introduces the fields of ecological risk assessment (ERA) and economic analysis and discusses their application to the practice of watershed management. The book presents a general framework for the integration of ERA and economic analysis to improve environmental management in a diversity of watersheds. Focusing on real-world decisions, this book describes studies conducted in six U.S. watersheds where both ecological and economic analyses were needed. Decision contexts for these studies include negotiations to satisfy Endangered Species Act requirements, natural resource damage assessment, Clean Water Act permitting, and community development planning. The success of ecological-economic integration in each study, and the contribution to decision making, is critically examined.

Water Quality

Diffuse Pollution and Watershed Management

Author: Vladimir Novotny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471396338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

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Water resources professionals need sound practical advice on what to look for, what tools are best to use, what the regulations are, and what recommendations to make concerning management and control of non-point source water pollution. This revised edition provides up-to-date material reflecting the huge advances made, since the original edition was published, in understanding atmospheric deposition, pollutant interaction with soils, and modeling and monitoring using GIS systems.

Sustainable Watershed Management

Author: I. Ethem Gonenc,John P. Wolflin,Rosemarie C. Russo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138000183

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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This proceedings volume contains papers and extended abstracts presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Watershed Management (SuWaMa 2014). The Conference was the second in a series of Sustainable Watershed Management Conferences. The objective of the Conference Series was to present and discuss advanced environmental models and contemporary decision support tools for the sustainable use and development of watersheds. Contributions cover the following topics: sound watershed management practices (case studies and examples from various countries including lessons learned from implementation of both successful and deficient management scenarios), decision support tools (such as monitoring, GIS, ecological economics, cost/benefit analysis and decision making models), integrated environmental model applications for management (including watershed, air-shed, coastal, and living resource models), trans-boundary environmental issues (air pollution, climate change, coastal oceans at regional, continental, and global scales) and global watershed sustainability. This multidisciplinary volume will benefit natural and social scientists, engineers, managers and other professionals as well as stakeholders with an interest in water resources and their management.

Watershed Management

Author: J. V. S. Murty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788122408560

Category: Watershed management

Page: 234

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Watershed Management Environment Improves By Watershed Management, A Rapid Means For Reviving Green Foliage On Wastelands. In The Present Endeavor, The Concept On Watershed Management Is Dealt After Introducing The Reasons For Degradation Of Lands And The Need For Watershed Management. The Simple, Integrated Scientific Techniques Are Given On Land, Water, Greenery And Energy Management. Socioeconomical Conditions, Basic To Peoples' Involvement In Promoting Sustainable Society Are Also Dealt. Stress Is Laid For Presenting Appropriate Technologies, Check Dams, Water Harvesting Ponds And Greening Systems. In Conclusion, Impact Achieved By Watershed Management And Barefoot Pathways Are Given.The Essential Objective Of The Book Is To Help The Greening Of Semi Arid Tracts In The Context Of Souths' Self Reliance.

Facilitating Watershed Management

Fostering Awareness and Stewardship

Author: Robert Lawrence France

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742533646

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

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France (landscape ecology, Harvard University) brings together perspectives from innovators in watershed management to introduce the diversity of sociological, pedagogical, and phenomenological tools needed to implement watershed management in the real world. The editor's section overviews and responses to each chapter link ideas presented to other

Watershed Management

Key to Sustainable Development : Proceedings of a Workshop on Watershed Management Towards Unified Participatory Approach, Held at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, January 21-22, 1999

Author: Alka Srivastava,Janaki Chundi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187218203

Category: Watershed management

Page: 173

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GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

Author: John G. Lyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203217917

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. GIS for Watershed and Water Resource Management explains the fundamentals, demonstrates new approaches, techniques and methods, and provides examples of real applications. It presents the basic concepts, and shows how to acquire the critical information needed to plan and implement GIS studies, and develop practical solutions for environmental management and problem solving.

Community-Based Watershed Management

Lessons from the National Estuary Program

Author: Environmental Protection Agency

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780865874176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

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Applicable to watershed protection and restoration efforts in both coastal and non-coastal areas, this handbook describes 28 highly successful watershed management approaches. The principles and lessons in this book, originally published by EPA in 2005, examine innovative approaches to integrating science and management, fostering collaborative decision-making, and involving the public.