Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Watershed Management in Xeric Environments: A Training Manual provides the reader with the tools they need to understand an integrated approach to watershed management. The book presents a conceptual framework of water management based on the authors' vast experience. Topics covered include a scientific background of watershed management and the integration of geohydraulic and socioeconomic factors. Key points are further enhanced with case studies, problem sets, Bayesian Networks and quizzes to educate watershed managers, industry professionals and agencies.
Authored by a team of leaders in the field who are responsible for groundbreaking research in the area, this book draws on their experience synthesizing scientific, practical, on the ground expertise. This is an essential tool for researchers and professionals in environmental, water or natural resource management.
- Presents an integrated approach-combining different sciences- that allows for the improved design of watersheds through the integration of biophysical, land use and socioeconomic analyses
- Contains activities for self-evaluation
- Includes case studies drawing from field experiences, giving the reader deeper insights into challenges faced, practical problems and solutions
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1. Introduction 2. Module I
Key Features of Sustainable Watersheds 3. Module II
The Setting 4. Module III
Geohydrology Context 5. Module IV
Bio-physical Context 6. Module V
Institutional and Socio-economic Context 7. Module VI
Data and Models for Integrated Decision-Making 8. Module VII
Stakeholder Engagement 9. Module VIII
Appendix I. Field Instruments II. Presentations
Professor Reddy is the director of Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute, Hyderabad, India. He has 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental economics and natural resource management, climate change, livelihoods and institutions. Served as a working group member in the preparation of 11th and 12th Plans for the Government of India. He is presently working watershed impacts at scale, inclusive agriculture intensification and Water, Energy and Food Nexus. He has published 12 books and more than 150 research papers in international and national peer reviewed journals.
Geoff Syme is an Adjunct Professor of Planning at Edith Cowan University and an Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hydrology. He has spent thirty five years researching and consulting in the area of social and policy aspects of water and natural resource management in Australia, India and elsewhere. He is currently researching ways in which integrated watershed research can be delivered in a manner that provides benefits for decision makers, landholders and the community.
A Ph.d in Economics and MBA. Chiranjeevi Tallapragada has experience as policy advisor, teacher, journalist, trainer and engagement manager. She has 8 years of experience in corporate training and development. She conducted training of Trainers in climate adaption at different levels viz., regional and sub-regional in collaboration with GIZ, India. She designed and executed training programmes on Integrated Approach to Watershed Management for the national level executives and local implementing agencies in Afghanistan and India. Her current interests include: Climate adaptation, rural typologies and Agricultural intensification. She has published one book and several papers in international and national journals.