Watershed Management

Author: Vijay P. Singh,Ram Narayan Yadava

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788177645453

Category: Groundwater

Page: 436

View: 2524


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

View: 6813

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.

Watershed Management

Author: J. V. S. Murty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788122408560

Category: Watershed management

Page: 234

View: 9570

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.

Integrated Watershed Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Isobel W. Heathcote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

View: 361

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.

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

View: 2583

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.

Watershed Management

Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change

Author: Robert J. Naiman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461243823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 542

View: 2140

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).

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

View: 1618

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 for Sustainable Development

With Reference to Drought Prone Area

Author: A. Ranga Reddy

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788183240093

Category: Agricultural development projects

Page: 317

View: 5192

Contributed papers presented at the National Seminar on Watershed Management for Sustainable Development, organized by Dept. of Economics, Sri Venkateswara University on March 21, 2000.

Simulation Modeling for Watershed Management

Author: James Westervelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461301971

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

View: 7965

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.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120346769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 8416

Watershed management has evolved and passed through several developmental stages. Realising the importance of watershed management, great efforts have been made by the government in preparing implementation strategies and the technical institutions have also introduced the subject in their curriculum at senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels of civil and agricultural engineering. Since this is a multidisciplinary subject, it finds place in environmental science and forestry curriculum as well. The book, comprising of 16 chapters, provides comprehensive coverage of the subject. Covering the concepts and principles of watershed management, the book discusses watershed characteristics, causes of watershed deterioration, soil erosion and soil–water relationship, management of natural drainages in watershed, wasteland, landslide and land drainage management, arable and non-arable land, design flow and design storm and effect of watershed on the community. Chapters on flood routing through channels and reservoirs in watershed and flood damage mitigation management in watershed add further value to the book.

Land Stewardship through Watershed Management

Perspectives for the 21st Century

Author: Peter F. Ffolliott,Malchus B. Baker,Carelton B. Edminster,Madelyn C. Dillon,Karen L. Mora

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466984

Category: Science

Page: 137

View: 9235

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 programs; a retrospective 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 programs.

Sustainable Watershed Management

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

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138000183

Category: Nature

Page: 230

View: 3952

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.

Coastal Watershed Management

Author: A. Fares,A.I. El-Kadi

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845640918

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 1641

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.

Facilitating Watershed Management

Fostering Awareness and Stewardship

Author: Robert Lawrence France

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742533646

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

View: 8374

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

Community-Based Watershed Management

Lessons from the National Estuary Program

Author: Environmental Protection Agency

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780865874176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 9514

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.