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Sustainable Management of Tropical Catchments By Edited by David Harper

Sustainable Management of Tropical Catchments
by Edited by David Harper

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Provides syntheses of studies in three continents on the problem of achieving and understanding tropical rural development without compromising longer--term sustainability of the soil and water systems that underpin it.
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Sustainable Management of Tropical Catchments by Edited by David Harper

Provides syntheses of studies in three continents on the problem of achieving and understanding tropical rural development without compromising longer--term sustainability of the soil and water systems that underpin it. The studies were carried out in Central/South America, Africa and Asia during the 1990s, mostly through the support of the EU Science and Technology for Development Programme. The studies encompass examples of erosion measurement:; of erosion control and conservation techniques at soil and ecosystem levels; of the limits to uses of fragile tropical soils; of the effects of runoff combined with regulation on rivers and reservoirs; of the importance of indigenous people in the development processes and of the value and limitations of modelling at scales from soils to catchment. There is no single message from the book because there is no single solution to the problems of achieving sustainable tropical development. This book presents ideas, techniques and case studies, knowledge of which will help researchers in many scientific and social disciplines to understand the complexities better, and politicians and bureaucrats to understand the consequences of development decisions and learn from the failure of many earlier ones.

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Sustainable Management of Tropical Catchments Reviews


"... the authors and editors do a good job in presenting a state of the art review." (Progress in Environmental Science)

About Edited by David Harper


David Harper is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. He is co-author of Deconstructing Psychopathology and Psychology & Mental Health: From Disorder to Experience - 2011 . His research focuses on critical psychology and social constructionist approaches in mental health.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION Sustainability in the Context of Tropical Catchments SOILS, EROSION AND LAND USE Introduction From Plot to Basins: The Scale Problem in Studies of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield Remote Sensing and GIS Studies of Erosion Potential for Catchment Management: A Densely Populated Agricultural Catchment in Kenya Socio--economic Aspects of Subsistence Farming and Soil Erosion in Tropical Catchment Management: The Upper Tana, Kenya Agroecological Practices as Tools for the Sustainable Management of Catchments Susceptible to Erosion: Reunion Island The Importance of Geopedology in Sustainable Use of Tropical Catchments: Sodic Soils and Land Use Scenarios in Northern Amazonia Soil Restoration and Conservation: The "Tepetates" -- Indurated Volcanic Soils -- in Mexico Environmental Management for Sustainable Selective Logging in Tropical Rainforests Environmental Limits to Sustainable Coffee Cultivation on Tropical Soils: The Sungai, Pemadang Catchment, Brunei CATCHMENT CONSERVATION AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT Introduction Conservation of Tropical Peat Swamp Forests: A Peatland Catchment in Central Kalimantan Catchment Sustainability and River Biodiversity in Asia: A Case Study from Nepal Conservation of Inland Deltas: A Case Study of the Gash Delta, Sudan The Importance of People in the Management of Tropical Catchments Hydrological and Ecological Considerations in the Management of a Catchment Controlled by a Reservoir Cascade: The Tana River, Kenya Information for the Sustainable Management of Shallow Lakes: Lake Naivasha, Kenya MODELLING: AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT Introduction The Importance of Soil Infiltration Dynamics and Data Uncertainty: Field Studies on Soils in Zimbabwe Distributed Numerical Modelling of Surface Runoff and Soil Erosion in Arid Catchments Hydrological Modelling in Humid Tropical Catchments Modelling Lake Level Changes: Examples from the Easter Rift Valley, Kenya The Influence of Tropical Catchments upon the Coastal Zone: Modelling the Links between Groundwater and Mangrove Losses in Keyna, India/Bangladesh and Florida

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GOR010214447
Sustainable Management of Tropical Catchments by Edited by David Harper
Edited by David Harper
Used - Good
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
1999-01-07
396
0471969141
9780471969143
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.