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By H.c. Pereira Copyright 1989

    The misuse and abuse of tropical watersheds in developing countries are a matter of concern to everyone working in development. Watersheds not only hold the key to erosion control, water storage and thus drought alleviation and agricultural success, but are also critical to downstream users. Using a combination of theory and practice, the author ex

    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


    Sir H Charles Pereira