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Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Watershed Management in Xeric Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152751, 9780128152768

Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Watershed Management in Xeric Environments

1st Edition

A Training Manual

Authors: V Ratna Reddy Geoff Syme Chiranjeevi Tallapragada
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152751
eBook ISBN: 9780128152768
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 14th June 2019
Page Count: 223
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Researchers in development, sustainability and environmental management. Those working in watershed management such as rural development or natural resource management and also

Hydrogeology, Biophysical sciences and Water and land resources

Table of Contents

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 - Self-Assessment Quiz

I. Field Instruments
II. Presentations


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About the Authors

V Ratna Reddy

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute, Hyderabad, India

Geoff Syme

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor of Planning, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Chiranjeevi Tallapragada

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute, Hyderabad, India

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