Policy And Practice In The Management Of Tropical Watersheds: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Policy And Practice In The Management Of Tropical Watersheds

1st Edition

By H. C. Pereira, H.C. Pereira


237 pages

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pub: 2019-10-02
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This book describes the upper watershed technologies and quotes successful examples. It is concerned with the less researched and often less-tractable land-use problems of rural areas involving the management of croplands, plantations, forests, and rangelands.

Table of Contents

Summary -- Introduction -- Natural hazards in watershed development -- The impact of human occupation -- The scientific basis for management of tropical watersheds -- The role of forests in watershed management -- Meeting the urgent fuelwood shortage in tropical developing countries -- The use of trees in tropical agriculture -- The role of livestock in watershed management -- Watershed techniques for rainfed crops -- Management problems of alluvial lowlands -- Policies of land use for flood abatement -- Responsibilities of governments and aid agencies in watershed rehabilitation -- Sources of information and recommended reading

About the Authors

H. C. Pereira, H. C. Pereira

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