1st Edition

Policy And Practice In The Management Of Tropical Watersheds

By H. C. Pereira, H.C. Pereira Copyright 1989
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    237 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    H. C. Pereira, H. C. Pereira