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Watershed Management in the Himalayas: A Resource Analysis Approach

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Title:Watershed Management in the Himalayas: A Resource Analysis Approach

ISBN:8187392339

Author:Krishna Prasad Poudel

Publisher:Adroit Publishers

Publish Year:2003

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Environment / Gardening | Science | Nepal Non-Fiction | Nepal Economy | Non Fiction | Geography | Development

Language:English

Remarks:contains bibliography and maps

Pages:316

Size:146 x 222 mm

Weight(gms):650

Price:USD 8.80

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  • In this book watersheds are considered a biophysical entity and regulate most of the human actions and physical components within the boundary through the stream network systems. Management issues of those watersheds are closely interlinked with the availability of the resources and their utilization, which primarily raise two fundamental concerns, such as status of the surrounding environment and livelihood of people residing in. A clear linkage has been established within the watershed environmental components including physical, biophysical (living and non-living), human action, behavior and aspirations within the integrated approach. The integration here means taking into account the watershed geomorphic elements, processes and resources as a biophysical components and human action, behavior, aspiration, intensity on resource utilization as a human component. The study thoroughly analyzes the management issues of the Himalayan watersheds based on the micro level evidences about population, resource and limiting factors confined in the Annapurna Region of Central Nepal, Himalayas. The study carries the identification of major geomorphic processes directly influencing on watershed resource base, the land use, land cover and land form of watershed and is tracing out the temporal change of watershed resources, the existing geo-demographic and socio-economic pressure on watersheds, and examining the role and activities of local communities, local organizations and external/internal institutions on watershed environmental management. Finally, suggestions have been made for the alternative planning strategy for watershed management.

    Krishna Prasad Poudel

    He is a senior lecturer in Geography at Tribhuwan University, Nepal. He has published number of articles in different national and international journals. His works focus the environmental issues of mountain watersheds.
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