Water-resource and land-use issues
AbstractThis paper reviews perceived notions of the relationships between catchment land use and hydrology and explores whether much of the widely disseminated folklore, so often inextricably linked with issues of land use, is based on myth or reality. Gaps in our knowledge of the underlying processes in relation to land use and hydrology are identified. Our ability to apply this knowledge at different scales ranging from the plot to the catchment and regional scales are discussed and specific examples are drawn from Indian and African case studies. Methods for linking spatially distributed land-use hydrological models with economics and ecology through decision support systems are outlined and proposed as a framework for the integrated management of land and water developments at the catchment scale.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by International Water Management Institute in its series IWMI Books with number 113610 and published in 1998.
Water resource management; Water use; Case studies; Catchment areas; Land use; Hydrology; Models; Evaporation; Soil moisture; Decision support tools; Runoff; Flow; Forestry; Deforestation; Erosion; Rain; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use;
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