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Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem


Edited By: R Lal

250 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #103529 | ISBN: 0849307023
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Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, the author explores ideas for bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is based on 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.


Introduction Rationale for Watershed as a Basis for Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources-R. Lal Watershed Management for Soil Erosion Control Challenges in Ecosystem Management in Watershed Context in Asia-J. S. Samra and H. Eswaran Operative Processes for Sediment-Based Watershed Degradation in Small, Tropical Volcanic Island Ecosystems-S. A. El-Swaify Soil Degradation in Relation to Land Use and its Counter Measures in the Red and Yellow Soil Region of Southern China-T.L. Zhang, X.X. Wang, B. Zhang, and Q.G. Zhao Watershed Management for Erosion Control in Sloping Lands in Asia-E. Craswell and C. Niamskul Watershed Management for Erosion Control in Steeplands of Tropical Asia and Australia-C. Ciesiolka and G. M. Hashim Watershed Characteristics and Management Effects on DissolvedLoad in Water Runoff: Case Studies From Western Nigeria-R. Lal Technological Options for Watershed Management Sustaining Rice-Wheat System in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: the Ecoregional Context-I. P. Abrol, S. H. Virmani, and R. K. Gupta A Landscape that Unites: Community-Led Management of Andean Watershed Resources- E.B. Knapp, J. Ashby, H.M. Ravnborg, and W.C. Bell Agroecological impacts of Five Years of a Practical Program for Restoration of Degraded Sahelian Watersheds-A. Manu, T. Thurow, A. S. R. Juo, and I. Zanguina Natural Resource Management in a Watershed Scale: What Can Agroforestry Contribute- D. Garrity and F. Agus Crop Yield Variability Due to Erosion on a Complex Landscape in West Central Ohio-E. M. Salchow and R. Lal A Landscape/Lifescape Approach to Sustainability in the Tropics: the Experiences of the SANREM CRSP at Three Sites-W. Hargrove, D. P. Garrity, R. E. Rhoades, and C. L. Neely Model-Based Evaluation of Land Use and Management Strategies in a Nitrate-Polluted Drinking Water Catchment in North Germany-K. C. Kersebaum Quantification of Leached Pollutants into the Ground Water Caused by Agricultural Landuse-Model Based Scenario Studies as a Method for Quantitative Risk Assessment of Ground Water Pollution-A. Wurbs, K. C. Kersebaum, and C. Merz Socio-Economic Aspects of Watershed Management The Economies of Land Restoration and Conservation in an Environmentally Sound Agriculture-L. Tweeten and J. Hopkins Economic Analysis of Sedimentation Impacts for Watershed Management-F. Hitzhusen Land Degradation and Food Security: Economic Impacts of Watershed Degradation-P. Crosson and J.R. Anderson People, Property, and Profit in Watershed Management: Examples from Kenya and Elsewhere-M. Tiffen and F. Gichuki The Participatory Multipurpose Watershed Project: Nature's Salvation or Schumacher's Nightmare-R. E. Rhoades People's Involvement in Watershed Management-F. Shaxon Environmental Quality and Watershed Management Watershed Management for Mitigating the Greenhouse Effect-J. Kimble and R. Lal Managing Watershed for Food Security and Environmental Quality: Challenges for the 21st Century-R. Lal

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