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Cover for Improved livelihoods - a case study from Asian Paints Limited.

Asian Paints Limited and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) collaborated to improve rural livelihoods through integrated watershed development programme. Six villages in Patancheru mandal of Medak district, Telangana, India covering an area of 7143 ha were...

Author(s)
Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rajesh Nune
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shifting cultivation on steep slopes of Mizoram, India: impact of policy reforms.

This chapter highlights the major characteristics of Mizoram state and its dominant traditional 'jhum' agriculture. Further, it discusses the policies adopted by the state pertaining to shifting cultivation (including land-use policies and watershed development programmes) and their impact. The...

Author(s)
Tripathi, S. K.; Vanlalfakawma, D. C.; Lalnunmawia, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Applications of forest hydrological science to watershed management in the 21st century.

This chapter examines the role of forest hydrological science in the development and application of watershed management in the 21st century. It provides a brief synthesis of anticipated biophysical and socioeconomic changes expected to occur over the coming decades and discuss critical watershed...

Author(s)
Vose, J. M.; Martin, K. L.; Barten, P. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rainfed agriculture: unlocking the potential.

This book, which contains 14 chapters, covers all aspects of rainfed agriculture, starting with its potential, current status, rainwater harvesting and supplementary irrigation, to policies, approaches, institutions for upscaling, and impacts of integrated water management programmes in rainfed...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Rockström, J.; Oweis, T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book
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Cover for Scaling-out community watershed management for multiple benefits in rainfed areas.

This chapter focuses on the watershed development programme in India. It assesses the ways and means of enhancing the benefits of watershed programmes through scaling-out strategies by identifying biophysical and socioeconomic drivers of success based on critical analysis of case studies. It also...

Author(s)
Joshi, P. K.; Jha, A. K.; Wani, S. P.; Sreedevi, T. K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecohydrology: processes, models and case studies: an approach to the sustainable management of water resources.

This book contains 15 chapters dealing with the integration of ecology with hydrology at the river basin scale. The patterns and processes in the catchment including nutrients, lotic vegetation and aquatic faunal processes are covered. In addition, the benefits and risks of ecological modelling to...

Author(s)
Harper, D.; Zalewski, M.; Pacini, N.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book
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Cover for Linking biological and physical processes at the river basin scale: the origins, scientific background and scope of ecohydrology.

This introductory chapter details the concept and development of and the need for ecohydrology. In addition, the scientific evolution of ecohydrology, and the role of aquatic sciences are discussed.

Author(s)
Zalewski, M.; Harper, D. M.; Demars, B.; Jolánkai, G.; Crosa, G.; Janauer, G. A.; Pacini, N.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The benefits and risks of ecohydrological models to water resource management decisions.

This chapter focuses on various ecohydrological models: unlinked models: hydrographic techniques, building-block models, intermediate models and linked models. The benefits and risks of these models to water resource management are discussed. Three important issues on the development of better...

Author(s)
Gore, J. A.; Mead, J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrient budget modelling for lake and river basin restoration.

This chapter reviews the options available for the activities of the River Basin Management Planning, which is the major objective of Integrated Water Resources Management. The quantification of lake processes and the modelling of eutrophication through empirical and experimental relationships are...

Author(s)
Jolánkai, G.; Bíró, I.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter

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