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Sustainable Watershed Management: Illusion or Reality?
A case of Kerala state in India Subha Vishnudas

€19.50

This book addresses the question how watershed management can be made sustainable. Research conducted in India as reported in this book demonstrates that for a watershed to be used sustainably, four main elements need to be considered: natural resources, technology, institution and economics.

Appropriate technologies, people’s participation, effective conservation and economic feasibility are the key elements essential for the sustainable management of natural resources. The case studies show that simple and low-cost technologies are more acceptable for farmers rather than expensive and labour intensive conservation techniques.

If a project doen not generate enough benefits to off-set costs of construction and maintenance, it will clearly not become sustainable. Sustainable watershed management can become a ‘reality’ as long as the chain of sustainable watershed management remains intact.

Subtitel

A case of Kerala state in India

Auteur(s)

Subha Vishnudas

ISBN

9059721543 / 9789059721548

Jaar

2006

Pagina's

146

Uitvoering

Paperback, perfect bound

Taal

EN