Watershed Management Books

  • Fair deals for watershed services: Lessons from a multi-country action learning project

    Supplies of good clean water where, and when we need it – this is taken for granted by some, and is a pipedream for others. For most it depends in part on what people are doing up in the hills. The land in the hills may be used in ways that reduce the quantity and quality of water we get downstream. To get the water we want, we have traditionally ...

  • Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

    Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an ecosystem, putting a dollar value on those benefits is ...

  • Coastal Watershed Management

    Coastal watersheds differ from others by their unique features, including proximity to the ocean, weather and rainfall patterns, subsurface features, and land covers. Land use changes and competing needs for valuable water and land resources are especially more distinctive to such watersheds.This book covers recent research relevant to coastal ...

  • All that Glitters : A Review of Payments for Watershed services in Developing countries

    The groundbreaking ' Silver Bullet or Fools Gold ' (2002) reviewed the state of markets for environmental services worldwide and their likely impacts on the poor. Here we present a follow up review on payments for watershed services initiatives in developing countries.A growing international debate calls for downstream beneficiaries of wise ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in South Africa

    This report reviews the potential of developing payments for catchment protection services in the upper Ga-Selati sub-catchment and the Sabie Sand catchment. The study indicates that there is most potential for developing a payment mechanism between the buyers and sellers of catchment protection services in Ga-Selati, where improving the transport ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in India

    This report shares field experience and lessons in developing incentive-based mechanisms for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods at micro- and macro-scales at three locations in Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The process, progress and problems in the three sites, and the initial findings, are presented. Key lessons are ...

  • Shed Loads - paying to protect watersheds

    Payments for watershed services compensate land users and owners for the services that they can provide. New York City is assisting farmers to change their landuse and by doing so has avoided the cost of constructing a massive water purification plant. Implementing similar changes in developing countries is extremely challenging. 'Shed Loads - ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in Bolivia

    Although Bolivia is one of the countries with the most water per capita in the world, and demand is about 1% of supply, localised water scarcity continues to breed conflicts. Despite many attempts at integrated watershed management, there have been few successes. Projects have rarely focused on improving efficiency or managing demand. Management ...

  • The Use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Urban Watersheds

    This new book by leading U.S. stormwater experts is a guide to the main techniques for controlling pollutants from diffuse, mainly wet weather, sources. The volume provides a mass of valuable data on the removal efficiencies, costs, and design parameters of all main runoff control structures—from ponds to swales—for large developments to small ...

  • New generation of watershed management programmes and projects, (The)

    This publication presents the state of the art in watershed management, promotes further reflection and creative thinking and proposes new ideas and approaches for future watershed management programmes and projects. It has been written primarily for field-level watershed management practitioners and local decision-makers involved in watershed ...

  • Watershed Models

    Watershed modeling is at the heart of modern hydrology, supplying rich information that is vital to addressing resource planning, environmental, and social problems. Even in light of this important role, many books relegate the subject to a single chapter while books devoted to modeling focus only on a specific area of application. Recognizing the ...

  • FAO Conservation Guides. Cahiers FAO Conservation. Guías FAO: Conservación - CD-ROM X 2 (En/Fr/Es)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe FAO Conservation Guides address issues relating to forest conservation in general and more specifically forest ecology, conservation and wildlife management, watershed management and forestry in fragile ecosystems. This double CD contains all the numbers that were issued up until the year 2000 (1 to 34), most of them ...

  • The Watershed Project Management Guide

    A key question for individuals involved in managing watersheds is, 'What is an effective process that will integrate science, policy, and public participation in order to help manage water resources effectively?' The Watershed Project Management Guide presents a four-phase approach to watershed management that is based on a collaborative process ...

  • Watershed Health Monitoring: Emerging Technologies

    Watershed Health Monitoring: Emerging Technologies is a concise reference that defines the concept of watershed health and explains that monitoring the health of watersheds is a critical precursor to adaptive resource management on a watershed basis. The focus of the text is a clear description of an innovative 'Closed Loop' model that specifies ...

  • Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology

    If you work in the water quality management field, you know the challenges of monitoring and controlling pollutants in our water supply. The increasing problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires complex solutions. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology covers the latest techniques and methods of ...

  • Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers

    A stand-alone working document, Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers assists scientists and regulators in determining when stormwater runoff causes adverse effects in receiving waters. This complicated task requires an integrated assessment approach that focuses on sampling before, during, and ...

  • Rethinking Aid to Urban Poverty Reduction: Lessons for Donors : Environment and Urbanization 13.1

    The April 2001 issue of Environment and Urbanization includes evaluations of urban projects or programmes funded by US AID, the World Bank, DFID, Sida, NORAD and UNICEF, along with papers considering the constraints on donor effectiveness. There are also papers on participatory budgeting in Brazil, a fund for community initiatives in Uganda, ...

  • The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine

    The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM) is a long-term, whole-watershed study examining the effects of experimentally elevated N and S deposition on a treated watershed, in comparison to the adjacent reference watershed. The study is in a northern New England, USA, forested ecosystem, and focuses on soil and stream hydrological and ...

  • The Atna River: Studies in an Alpine-Boreal Watershed

    This volume presents a unique set of time series data concerning the environmental and biological dynamics of a pristine alpine-boreal river system in Norway. A simultaneous collection of data on climate, hydrology, erosion, water chemistry, primary production, invertebrates and fish provides an unusual insight into the ecology of a watercourse ...

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