More Details about Integrated Watershed Management In Rainfed Agriculture

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Author(s)Suraj Nagar
PublisherScitus Academics
Publish YearJanuary 2016


A watershed is simply the geographic area through which water ows across the land and drains into a common body of water, whether a stream, river, lake, or ocean. The watershed boundary will more or less follow the highest ridgeline around the stream channels and meet at the bottom or lowest point of the land where water ows out of the watershed, the mouth of the waterway. Watersheds are important because the surface water features and stormwater runo- within a watershed ultimately drain to other bodies of water. It is essential to consider these downstream impacts when developing and implementing water quality protection and restoration actions. Management of the environment has been primarily focused on specic issues such as air, land, and water. Most e-orts have resulted in decreasing pollutant emissions to air and water, improved landlls, remediation of waste sites and contaminated groundwater, protection of rare and endangered species, design of best management practices to control water and contaminant runo-, and much more. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. Intended for professionals (investors, policy makers), researchers and (post) graduate students working on dry land and sustainable agriculture and water and natural resources management. Suited for courses in dry land agriculture, soil and water management and watershed development.