Catchment management – relevant in developed and developing countries
Clean rivers, improved ecology and adequate drinking water quality can be achieved by encouraging farmers and communities to prevent pollutant run-off entering watercourses and groundwater. Voluntary and community-based approaches are necessary to meet the challenge of diffuse pollution at affordable cost, but appropriate institutions, regulations, economic incentives, and technology development are also essential.
The books, articles and websites listed here are arranged geographically, reflecting the programmes operating in different regions responding to different catchment challenges.
Review of The Hydro-politics of Dams: Engineering or Ecosystems? by Mark Everard