Watershed Management and Treatment Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200148

Watershed Management and Treatment Technologies

1st Edition

Strategies, Methods and Applications

Authors: Sri Kovur Venkata Seshagiri Rao
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200148
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st March 2020
Page Count: 352
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Watershed Management and Treatment Technologies discusses practical methods and technologies for successfully treating this valuable water resource. This holistic approach explores various sources of pollutants, including livestock management, farming and household sewage. Treatment techniques for arable and non-arable land are discussed in detail, along with watershed management and characterization tools. Other sections delve into drainage and drainage line treatment, energy conservation, project reviews and budget.

Key Features

  • Provides engineering, management and optimization strategies for preserving watersheds
  • Includes design, measurements and modes for the construction of soil and water conservation structures
  • Explains treatment methods, strategies and technologies for arable and non-arable land


Environmental Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Process Engineering, Engineers in Renewable Energy Systems

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1: What is a Watershed?
1.2: National Level System
1.3: Map Scale
Chapter 2: Watershed Characterization
2.1: General
2.2: Watershed Characterization
2.3: Associated Activities
Chapter 3: Watershed Management
3.1: General
3.2: Watershed Treatment
3.3: Project Review
3.4: Budge for Works
3.5: Second Stage of Themes
Chapter 4: Watershed Treatment
4.1: General
4.2: Selection of a Watershed
4.3: Strategy
4.4: Holistic Approach
Chapter 5: Watershed Treatment: Arable Lands
5.1: General
5.2: Nurseries
5.3: Farming Systems
5.4: Conservation
Chapter 6: Watershed Treatment: Non-Arable Lands
6.1: General
6.2: Production System
6.3: Conservation Structures
6.4: Vegetative Measures
6.5: Ravine Treatment
6.6: Sand Dune Treatment
Chapter 7: Live Stock Management
7.1: General
7.2: Fodder Production
7:3: Management
Chapter 8: Drainage and Drainage Line Treatment
8.1: General
8.2: Drainage
8.3: Drainage Line Treatment
Chapter 9: Organic Farming
9.1: General
9.2: Biomass
Chapter 10: Household Production Systems
10.1: General
10.2: Homesteads
10.3: Kitchen Garden
10.4:Off farm Activity
Chapter 11: Energy Conservation
11.1: General
11.2: Agrofarm Forestry
Chapter 12: People’s Participation
12.1: General
12.2: Initial Planning
12.3: Decision Making
12.4: Land Development
12.5: Organic Farming
Chapter 13: Modern Techniques
13.1: Use of remote sensing in Watershed Development
13.2: Case Studies
Chapter 14: Project Review and Budget
14.1: organization and Management
14.2: Review
14.3: Inspection
14:4: Monitoring
14.5: Budget
14.6: Constraints
14.7: Cost Benefit


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About the Author

Sri Kovur Venkata Seshagiri Rao

Sri Kovur Venkata Seshagiri Rao is the Executive Director in Geo-Environmental Management Services (GEMS). He has conducted Special surveys, Reconnaissance and Detailed soil surveys and Priority Delineation Surveys under Ministry of Agriculture. He is a life member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Life member of Soil Conservation Society of India and Member of Indian Society of Soil Science. He has over 62 scientific papers to his credit and authored books and bulletins which were issued as Government Publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Geo-Environmental Management Services (GEMS)

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