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Sustainable management of headwater resources : research from Africa and India /
edited by Libor Jansky, Martin J. Haigh and Haushila Prasad.
imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2005.
description
xv, 304 p. : ill.
ISBN
9280811088 (pbk.)
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imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2005.
isbn
9280811088 (pbk.)
general note
Selected papers from the International Conference on Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources held Sept, 5-8, 2002 in Nairobi, Kenya.
catalogue key
5673386
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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River headwaters are the primary source of fresh water for millions of people downstream, particularly in Africa and India. This text provides both an overview and scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa.
Long Description
River headwaters are the primary source of fresh water for millions of people downstream, particularly in Africa and India. Acting as drainage basins for water runoff from the surrounding land, headwaters are threatened by runoff pollutants, erosion, and reduced drainage caused by overdevelopment. "Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources" provides both an overview and scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa. The authors analyze the current situation through field experiments that provide reliable information on the status of headwater resources in these regions. The book discusses current and future problems, including those caused by land degradation, natural hazards, and the development processes. It offers ideas for developing better land management, environmental protection, and landscape regeneration practices and policies. The authors also address the many challenges that remain, such as fostering community participation, the role of education, effectiveness and limits of current technology, and the sustainability of current activities.
Main Description
Headwaters are the source of freshwater resources, the margins of drainage basins, and the first and zero order basins that surround every catchment. The challenge is to define appropriate, self-sustainable, management strategies and structures for these lands which meet the needs of the headwater habitat, including its human inhabitants, and the needs of habitats downstream. The contributors to this book strive to anticipate emerging and future problems; to discover integrated solutions to the problems already caused by land degradation, natural hazards and development processes; and to help develop better land management, environmental protection and landscape regeneration practices and policies. They also address the many challenges that remain: the concern for effective sharing of local experience in science and technology; community participation; the role of education; effectiveness and limits of current technology; the selection of appropriate policies and goals; modes of effective management; and the sustainability of current activities.Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources provides an understanding of current and prior situations and provides scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa. The authors analyse the current situation through field experiments that provide reliable information on the status of headwater resources in these regions.This book originates from the conference on Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources at the 5th International Conference on Headwaters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Main Description
River headwaters are the primary source of fresh water for millions of people downstream, particularly in Africa and India. Acting as drainage basins for water runoff from the surrounding land, headwaters are threatened by runoff pollutants, erosion, and reduced drainage caused by overdevelopment. Sustainable Management of Headwater Resourcesprovides both an overview and scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa. The authors analyze the current situation through field experiments that provide reliable information on the status of headwater resources in these regions.The book discusses current and future problems, including those caused by land degradation, natural hazards, and the development processes. It offers ideas for developing better land management, environmental protection, and landscape regeneration practices and policies. The authors also address the many challenges that remain, such as fostering community participation, the role of education, effectiveness and limits of current technology, and the sustainability of current activities.
Unpaid Annotation
Headwaters are the source of freshwater resources, the margins of drainage basins, and the first and zero order basins that surround every catchment. The challenge is to define appropriate, self-sustainable, management strategies and structures for these lands that meet the needs of the headwater habitat, including its human inhabitants, and the needs of habitats downstream. The contributors to this book strive to anticipate emerging and future problems; to discover integrated solutions to the problems already caused by land degradation, natural hazards and development processes; and to help develop better land management, environmental protection and landscape regeneration practices and policies. Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources provides an understanding of current and prior situations and provides scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa. The authors analyses the current situation through field experiments that provide reliable information on the status of headwater resources in these regions.
Unpaid Annotation
River headwaters are the primary source of fresh water for millions of people downstream, particularly in Africa and India. Acting as drainage basins for water runoff from the surrounding land, headwaters are threatened by runoff pollutants, erosion, and reduced drainage caused by overdevelopment. Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources provides both an overview and scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and Africa. The authors analyze the current situation through field experiments that provide reliable information on the status of headwater resources in these regions. The book discusses current and future problems, including those caused by land degradation, natural hazards, and the development processes. It offers ideas for developing better land management, environmental protection, and landscape regeneration practices and policies. The authors also address the many challenges that remain, such as fostering community participation, the role of education, effectiveness and limits of current technology, and the sustainability of current activities.
Table of Contents
List of tables and figuresp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Introduction: Sustainable management of headwater resources: Headwater control and the contexts of the Nairobi Headwater Declaration for the International Year of Freshwater 2003p. 1
Studies on sustainable management of headwater resources in India and Africap. 15
Issues and strategies for sustainable rangeland management in the headwaters of the Garhwal Himalayap. 17
The role of sustainable wetland use in maintaining river flow: Some experiences from the headwaters of the Nile in Ethiopia and Rwandap. 33
Sustainable management of headwater wetlands: The role of indigenous knowledge in south-west Ethiopiap. 60
Sustainable management of headwater resources: Interface drainage analysis of a water dividep. 87
Environmental impact assessment in the headwater regions of India and Africap. 107
Environmental changes and status of water resources in the Kumaon Himalayasp. 109
Factors regulating fresh water quality in the Himalayan river systemp. 124
Modern lake-level rise and accelerated fluvio-lacustrine sedimentation of Lake Abaya, south Ethiopia - A case study from the Bilate River delta, northern lake areap. 137
Land use changes and hydrological responses in the Lake Nakuru basinp. 155
Hazard risk assessment in Mount Kenya headwatersp. 165
An analysis of accessibility to rural domestic water supply: A case study of Kakamega district, Kenyap. 178
Climate change and catchment modelling: Studies from the headwater regions of Kenyap. 203
Methodology for evaluating the regional impact of climate change on water resourcesp. 205
Analysis of surface runoff from headwater catchments in upper Ewaso Ng'iro North drainage basin in Kenyap. 219
Digital image analysis and GIS database design of Lake Bogoria area, Kenya: Three-dimensional modelling for slope evaluationp. 235
A catchment model of runoff and sediment yield for semi-arid areasp. 249
Conclusion: Sustainable development and headwaters in India and Africa: A summing upp. 264
Appendixp. 289
Acronymsp. 293
Contributorsp. 295
Indexp. 298
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