Watershed Management Books

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    Communicating Water's Value Part 2: Stormwater, Wastewater & Watersheds

    This book reveals the power of engaging the public when communicating the value of water when it involves wastewater, stormwater and watersheds. Through stories of success and why communications can fail, this book is written for wastewater utilities, watershed stewards and stormwater managers, engineers, operators, stakeholders, elected ...

  • Federal Rivers

    This ground-breaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. Through a collection of case studies, this book explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • 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 ...

  • The World"s Protected Areas : Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century

    Extensively illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference book offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world's 100,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering over 12 percent of the Earth's land surface, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

    As a wetland of international importance located in China ,the Poyang Lake Basin´s incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental ...

  • Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

    As a wetland of international importance located in China ,the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental ...

  • Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed

    Practical ideas provided by a case study of the Panama Canal Watershed Exciting opportunities await the use of market mechanisms for protecting forest ecosystems. However, questions remain on how to best apply these mechanisms. Emerging Markets for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Panama Canal Watershed provides an integrated, ...

  • Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States

    Filling a long-standing need for a desk reference that synthesizes current research, Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States reviews and discusses the impact of forest management, agriculture, and urbanization. The book provides a gateway to the diverse scientific literature that is urgently needed to ...

  • River Basin Management IV

    River basin management is a complex and interdisciplinary issue. It essentially includes river and groundwater flows, quantity and quality of water resources, water and soil interaction, droughts and floods; all these, in a frame of increasing and competing human demands, deterioration of natural resources, climate change, changing public views, ...

  • Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States

    Filling a long-standing need for a desk reference that synthesizes current research, Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States reviews and discusses the impact of forest management, agriculture, and urbanization. The book provides a gateway to the diverse scientific literature that is urgently needed to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Negotiating watershed services

    In response to the disappointing results of many regulatory or public investment approaches to watershed management, payments for environmental services has emerged as a new mechanism to maintain socially optimal environmental services by compensating people for the services they provide.However, without adequate understanding of stakeholders’ ...

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