Water Resources And Land Use Planning A Systems Approach

Author by : P. Laconte
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This volume constitutes the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Water Resources and Land-Use Planning that was held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 3-14, 1978. In the pre paration of the two-week NASI, we identified 12 major goals and objectives, knowing well, at the time, that the satisfaction of all priorities would be an impossible task. It is instructive that we share these early goals and objectives with our readers prior to evaluating the NASI's contribution. 1. Relate and analyze water resources (water quantity and quality, surface and groundwater) and related land resources in a multi objective framework. 2. Identify and relate the scientific, technological, institu tional, societal, legal and political aspects of water and related land resources to policy decisions. 3. Promote and foster the transfer of technological information and assistance in water related land resources within the var ious levels of government. 4. Analyze the above three objectives and goals in light of the experience gained by the institute participants via case studies. 5. Improve communication and understanding among the various dis ciplines involved in water and related land resources. 6. Discuss and analyze the applicability of advanced planning methodologies germane to water and related land resources. 7. Identify current and projected future water and related land resources problems and issues and suggest ways to alleviate their respective and interrelated impacts.


Integrated Land Use Planning For Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development

Author by : M. V. Rao
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Publisher by : Apple Academic Press
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Description : Land represents an important resource for the economic life of a majority of people in the world. The way people handle and use land resources impacts their social and economic well-being as well as the sustained quality of land resources. Land use planning is also integral to water resources development and management for agriculture, industry, drinking water, and power generation. This valuable work brings to the forefront the state of practice of land use planning in India, highlighting governmental programs and research with wide-ranging chapters on important topics. Covering various agro-ecosystem, including irrigated, rainfed, coastal, semi-arid, arid (drylands), and hill and mountain (temperate) regions, this volume discusses a variety of issues related to sustainable agriculture and rural development. Chapters address the following questions: •What are the sources, scales, and quality of land resources and land use data for efficient planning • Which are the agroecological systems hot spots that are have been degraded? How can these areas be rejuvenated in terms of quality? • What should be the unit of planning for a holistic approach for the conservation and efficient use of natural resources at different administrative levels and domains? • What are the roles of state land use boards and district planning committees? • How can various programs be integrated and implemented by central and state agencies? • What are the technologies, new policies, and support systems required to address sustainable land use? • What are the legal issues? • What should be the role of communities in planning for poverty alleviation and integrated planning for sustainable agriculture based livelihoods? • What is the role GIS in sustainable agriculture and rural development? With high population growth, endemic poverty, and weak existing institutional capacity for land management, India (and other regions of the world) require strong scientific and strategically important land use policies and methods for sustainable development. This book helps to show the way. This volume is being published in association with the Centre for Agrarian Studies and Disaster Mitigation of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD and PR).


Integrated Land Use Planning For Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development

Author by : Taylor & Francis Group
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Publisher by : Apple Academic Press
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Description : Land represents an important resource for the economic life of a majority of people in the world. The way people handle and use land resources impacts their social and economic well-being as well as the sustained quality of land resources. Land use planning is also integral to water resources development and management for agriculture, industry, drinking water, and power generation. This valuable work brings to the forefront the state of practice of land use planning in India, highlighting governmental programs and research with wide-ranging chapters on important topics. Covering various agro-ecosystem, including irrigated, rainfed, coastal, semi-arid, arid (drylands), and hill and mountain (temperate) regions, this volume discusses a variety of issues related to sustainable agriculture and rural development. Chapters address the following questions: -What are the sources, scales, and quality of land resources and land use data for efficient planning - Which are the agroecological systems hot spots that are have been degraded? How can these areas be rejuvenated in terms of quality? - What should be the unit of planning for a holistic approach for the conservation and efficient use of natural resources at different administrative levels and domains? - What are the roles of state land use boards and district planning committees? - How can various programs be integrated and implemented by central and state agencies? - What are the technologies, new policies, and support systems required to address sustainable land use? - What are the legal issues? - What should be the role of communities in planning for poverty alleviation and integrated planning for sustainable agriculture based livelihoods? - What is the role GIS in sustainable agriculture and rural development? With high population growth, endemic poverty, and weak existing institutional capacity for land management, India (and other regions of the world) require strong scientific and strategically important land use policies and methods for sustainable development. This book helps to show the way. This volume is being published in association with the Centre for Agrarian Studies and Disaster Mitigation of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD and PR).


Developments In Soil Classification Land Use Planning And Policy Implications

Author by : Shabbir A. Shahid
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Description : As the world’s population continues to expand, maintaining and indeed increasing agricultural productivity is more important than ever, though it is also more difficult than ever in the face of changing weather patterns that in some cases are leading to aridity and desertification. The absence of scientific soil inventories, especially in arid areas, leads to mistaken decisions about soil use that, in the end, reduce a region’s capacity to feed its population, or to guarantee a clean water supply. Greater efficiency in soil use is possible when these resources are properly classified using international standards. Focusing on arid regions, this volume details soil classification from many countries. It is only once this information is properly assimilated by policymakers it becomes a foundation for informed decisions in land use planning for rational and sustainable uses.


Improved Water And Land Management In The Ethiopian Highlands Its Impact On Downstream Stakeholders Dependent On The Blue Nile Intermediate Results Dissemination Workshop Held At The International Livestock Research Institute Ilri Addis Ababa Ethiopia 5 6 February 2009

Author by : Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele
Languange : en
Publisher by : IWMI
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Description : This proceeding provides the papers and discussion results of a two-day workshop that was organized at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) office in Addis Ababa during the period of February 6-8, 2009 in relation to CPWF Project 19 – Improved water and land management in the Ethiopian Highlands and its impact on downstream stakeholders dependent on the Blue Nile. Short title: Upstream Downstream (USDS) in the Nile. The project is being under implementation during the last one and half years in partnership with various institutions that include International Livestock Research Institute, Cornell University, Omdurman Islamic University-UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar University, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute and Forum for Social Studies. The main aims of the workshop had been: Bring together key stakeholders relevant to the project; Present, debate and validate the intermediate results of the project; Disseminate key results to wider audiences through workshop participating stakeholders; Follow up on the progress of the project and plan remaining tasks of the project. The workshop focus themes were: General characterization of the Blue Nile Basin; Watershed modeling and analysis; Water demand and allocation modeling and simulation; Policy and institutions of the water management in the Blue Nile basin.


Bridging The Governance Gap

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Environmental Land Use Planning And Management

Author by : John Randolph
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Publisher by : Island Press
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Description : Building on advances in environmental science, engineering and geospatial information technologies, this textbook presents a diverse, comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to issues of land use, planning and management and their impacts on the environment.


Land Use Land Cover And Soil Sciences Volume Iii

Author by : Willy H. Verheye
Languange : un
Publisher by : EOLSS Publications
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Description : This Encyclopedia of Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Land is one of our most precious assets. It represents space, provides food and shelter, stores and filters water, and it is a base for urban and industrial development, road construction, leisure and many other social activities. Land is, however not unlimited in extent, and even when it is physically available its use is not necessarily free, either because of natural limitations (too cold, too steep, too wet or too dry, etc.) or because of constraints of access or land tenure. This 7-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.


Environment Planning And Land Use

Author by : Professor Peter Roberts
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Publisher by : Avebury
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Description : This book focuses upon practical issues and policies relating to planning and managing both built and natural environments. It draws together responses to a range of pressing environmental issues at a variety of spatial scales and shows how these issues demand attention at all level from the very local to the international. The concept of environmental sustainability runs through the book and many of the chapters address the need to pursue a greater degree of integration between both the subject matter and the international frameworks of environmental planning.


Sustainable Water Management Inland Use Planning

Author by : Paul Samuels
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Description : Provides guidance on how water-related issues may be considered within the land use planning process. This book details the wide range of stakeholders, policies, processes and guidance to foster sustainable water management. It aims to provide information on sustainable water management and identifying the linkages to planning policy.


Wet Growth

Author by : Craig Anthony Arnold
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Publisher by : Environmental Law Institute
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Description : It is unrealistic and unwise to believe that water law will or should govern land use decisions, or alternatively that land use planning and regulation will or should govern water management. Nonetheless, the initially unsettling question of whether one area of law and policy should control the other provokes discussion and reflection on both why and how we might move toward greater integration of land and water controls. Wet Growth: Should Water Law Control Land Use? was written as a means to disseminate new ideas about the land/water interface in law and policy and provides an overview of the relevant issues, current trends toward integrating land and water controls, and prospects for further progress. The authors of this book describe the nature and costs of our currently fragmented management of land and water resources that results in unsustainable practices and suggest principles that should guide and direct our response to these problems. Although they take differing perspectives, the authors share common, or at least overlapping, observations about the fragmentation and integration of land and water controls.


Land Use Policy And Program Analysis

Author by : Council of State Governments. Task Force on Natural Resources and Land Use Information and Technology
Languange : en
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