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  • Calder, Ian R.
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    This 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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    This book is provided by International Water Management Institute in its series IWMI Books with number 113610 and published in 1998.

    Handle: RePEc:ags:iwmibo:113610

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    Keywords: 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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    1. Kijne, J. W. & rathapar, S. A. & Woperis, M. C. S. & Sahrawat, K. L., 1998. "How to manage salinity in irrigated lands: a selective review with particular reference to irrigation in developing countries," IWMI Books, Reports H009257, International Water Management Institute.
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    1. Ramos, J.G. & Cratchley, C.R. & Kay, J.A. & Casterad, M.A. & Martnez-Cob, A. & Domnguez, R., 2009. "Evaluation of satellite evapotranspiration estimates using ground-meteorological data available for the Flumen District into the Ebro Valley of N.E. Spain," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 96(4), pages 638-652, April.
    2. Renault, D. & Hemakumara, M. & Molden, D., 2001. "Importance of water consumption by perennial vegetation in irrigated areas of the humid tropics: evidence from Sri Lanka," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 215-230, January.
    3. Babel, M.S. & Shrestha, B. & Perret, S.R., 2011. "Hydrological impact of biofuel production: A case study of the Khlong Phlo Watershed in Thailand," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 8-26.
    4. Luijten, J. C. & Knapp, E. B. & Jones, J. W., 2001. "A tool for community-based assessment of the implications of development on water security in hillside watersheds," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 70(2-3), pages 603-622.


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