Watershed Management: Concept, Principles and Challenges to Improving Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods

Vishal Pandurang Kumbhar*, Sushma Shekhar Kulkarni**, Vidula Arun Swami***
*-** K. E. Society’s Rajarabapu Institute of Technology, Sakharale, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
*** K. I. T’s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
Periodicity:March - May'2012
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.2.2.1833


Watershed is not simply the hydrological unit but also socio-political-ecological entity which plays crucial role in determining food, social, and economical security and provides life support services to rural people. The criteria for selecting watershed size also depend on the objectives of the development and terrain slope. A large watershed can be managed in plain valley areas or where forest or pasture development is the main objective. In hilly areas or where intensive agriculture development is planned, the size of watershed relatively preferred is small. This paper describes the concept, principles and challenges in watershed management.


Watershed, consortium, community, soil conservation, livelihood.

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Pandurang, K, V., Kulkarni, S, S., and Swami, V, A. (2012). Watershed Management: Concept, Principles And Challenges To Improving Productivity, Resources And Livelihoods. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 2(2), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.2.2.1833


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