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Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs

Successes and Failures, 1st Edition

Edited by Ted L. Napier, Silvana M. Napier, Jiri Tvrdon

CRC Press

656 pages

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pub: 1999-11-24
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For as far into the future as we can see, governments will probably topple, power will continue to exchange hands, the climate will undergo continuous change, and the global economy will ebb and flow like the oceans. But for the world's many diverse countries-whether they be highly industrialized or third world-one thing will always remain constant: the need to solve the planet's pressing soil and water conservation problems, as well as implement effective policies. But why do some policy initiatives succeed while others fail?

Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures addresses this very question. Based on an international conference held in Prague, this book debates the strengths and weaknesses of soil and water conservation initiatives implemented in North America, Europe, and Australia. Soil and water conservation policies in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, and other countries are examined through the eyes of technical and soil scientists. And the book also addresses specialized topics, such as agricultural pollution abatement in Poland, and private farmers and contemporary conservation subsidy programs in the Czech Republic.

With its thorough treatment of the subject matter, Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures contributes to resolving one of the world's most pressing conservation issues.

Table of Contents

Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures: An Introduction

Soil Conservation Policies and Sustainable Land Management: A Global Overview

What Are the Alternatives to Improve Landscape Quality and Biodiversity?

The Role of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Development and Implementation of Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the United States

Conservation Policy in the United States: Is There a Better Way?

Implementation of Conservation Title Provisions at the State Level

The Role of Private and Professional Organizations in the Development of Soil and Water Conservation Policy

Soil and Water Conservation Policy Within the United States

Future Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs Within the United States

Policy Lessons from a Quasi-Regulatory Conservation Program

Is U.S. Soil Conservation Policy A Sustainable Development?

Reducing Wind Erosion Damages and the Conservation Reserve Program

United States' New Pesticide Law: Implications for Soil and Water Conservation

Soil Conservation Policy in Canada: Adrift or in a State of Evolution?

A Critical Assessment of the Ontario Land Stewardship Program

The Permanent Cover Program: Is Twice Enough?

Evolving Perspectives, Policies, and Recommendations on Soil Erosion in the United Kingdom

Landscape and Nature Conservation Policies in Denmark

The CAP Reform and Danish Agriculture

Rationality Is in the Eye of the Actor

Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Germany

Soil and Water Conservation in East Germany

Landscape Protection and Economic Interests

Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Austria

Agricultural Pollution Abatement in Poland

Lithuanian Karst Area Management Plan: An Innovative Risk-Based Approach to Rural Water Quality Issues

Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Yugoslavia

The Need for Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Central Europe

Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the Czech Republic

Impact Modeling of Soil and Water Conservation Policies Upon Economic Development in the Czech Republic

Private Farmers and Contemporary Conservation Subsidy Programs in the Czech Republic

Soil Conservation Policies in Australia: Successes, Failures, and Requirements for Ecologically Sustainable Policy

Landcare Policies and Programs in Australia

Successful Soil and Landscape Conservation in Australia

Down the Track From Rio: Lessons from the Australian Landcare Program

Water Allocation Policy in Australia

Policies to Promote Sustainable Land Management in New Zealand

Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures: A Synthesis

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems