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Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

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This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern Philippines. Through this detailed case study, the book documents forces leading to land use changes, in...

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Water quality changes in the Manupali River Watershed: evidence from a community-based water monitoring project.

This chapter reports findings from a community-based water monitoring (CBWM) project that was conducted between 1993 and 2003 in the Manupali River Watershed located in the Philippines. An overview of how the CBWM effort was implemented is provided. The water quality status is examined. The essential features of a viable CBWM group are discussed. The four cornerstones of the research that were established at the start of the project were highlighted: (1) participation, with substantial inputs from local community members in the design and implementation of the research; (2) interdisciplinary activity, with research partners representing distinct and complementary specialties; (3) intersectoral linkages, with two or more components of society (agriculture, education, business, government, religion, etc.) involved in the project; and (4) landscape scale, with research activities occurring in at least two agroecological zones within the watershed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Economic development and watershed degradation. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Shively, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Agricultural development and institutional transitions. Author(s): Rola, A. C. Coxhead, I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) How do national markets and price policies affect land use at the forest margin? Evidence from the Philippines. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Rola, A. C. Kim, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 78) How do relative price changes alter land use decisions? Panel data evidence from the Manupali watershed, Philippines. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Demeke, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Economic incentives and agricultural outcomes in upland settings. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Shively, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Simulating soil erosion and sediment yield in small upland watersheds using the WEPP model. Author(s): Ella, V. B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 126) Identifying soil erosion hotspots in the Manupali River Watershed. Author(s): Paningbatan, E. P., Jr.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 133) Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed. Author(s): Midmore, D. J. Poudel, D. D. Nissen, T. M. DaƱo, A. Zhu, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 147) Linking economic policies and environmental outcomes at a watershed scale. Author(s): Shively, G. Zelek, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 163) Using payments for environmental services (PES) to assist in watershed management. Author(s): Pagiola, S. Angeles, M. delos Shively, G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 176) Conclusions and some directions for future research. Author(s): Coxhead, I. Rola, A. C. Shively, G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Environments, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999128
  • Record Number
  • 20063019184