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Cover for Reporting on water diplomacy: does gender matter?

In media, donor reports and research articles that address gender and water management, the focus is usually on water supply and sanitation at household level or local management in the agricultural sector. Transboundary water governance, water diplomacy and conflict prevention at an interstate...

Author(s)
Sehring, J.; Horst, R. ter; Said, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247954)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systems states.

Fully integrated systems (e.g. butterfly biology systems) have a set of distinctive characteristics. Among these are self-regulation from feedbacks and regulator components, which lead to some form of homeostasis (equilibrium steady state) of the system. There are also typically lags in the system, ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural resource use conflicts in a changing climate: The case of the wetlands of Kilombero and Kilosa districts in Tanzania.

In Tanzania studies on conflicts between subsistence farmers and agropastoralists/pastoralists as well communities versus conservationists have been frequently reported. These include studies on water use conflicts in the Pangan River Basin. Agropastoralists have also been evicted as a result of...

Author(s)
Liwenga, E. T.; Silangwa, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weather forecasting and communication in the upper Great Ruaha catchment area.

Effective weather forecast dissemination depends on how effective dissemination channels are in informing decision making for improved management of water resources and livelihood activities, which depend on water resources in catchment areas. In this chapter, the effectiveness of the channels for...

Author(s)
Mwajombe, A. R.; Lema, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer-centric integrated water management for improving livelihoods - a case study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) supported an ICRISAT-led consortium to establish two watershed learning sites in Penukonda mandal (4 villages, 3150 ha of cultivated land and home to 8700 people) of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh and Wanaparthy mandal (4 villages, 3968 ha of...

Author(s)
Sudi, R.; Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The political mediation of indigenous land conflicts in Argentina.

This chapter focuses on indigenous land struggles in northwestern Argentina. The three neighbouring provinces of Tucumán, Salta and Catamarca are surprisingly similar in their geography, political economy and their relative levels of human development. At the same time, the provinces vary...

Author(s)
Hau, M. vom
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weatherproofing agriculture with conservation agriculture.

This chapter elaborates on why no-till conservation agriculture (CA) - comprising no or minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and cropping system diversity, plus other good agricultural practices - is better able to weatherproof agriculture compared with tillage agriculture. This is...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gymnosperm diversity of the Kashmir Himalayas.

The Kashmir is rich in biodiversity and is known as the biomass state of India (Lawrence, 1895). Phytogeographically located at the Holarctic and Paleotropical intersection in the North-Western Himalaya, this bio-region harbours luxurious treasures of plant diversity. The Kashmir region is rich in...

Author(s)
Naikoo, M. I.; Dar, M. I.; Khan, F. A.; Ansari, A. A.; Farha Rehman; Fouzia Nousheen
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
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