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Policies for Sustainable Development: The Roles of Watershed Management

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dc.contributor.author Brooks, Kenneth N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ffolliott, Peter F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gergersen, Hans M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Easter, K. William en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-29 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-29 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3775
dc.description.abstract "The basic points made in this policy brief are that: * Watershed management and upland conservation provide a means to achieve sustainable land and water resource management. * Poor management of natural resources on watersheds is a major cause of land and water degradation and rural poverty in the world today. * The main cause of such mismanagement is lack of appropriate policies that encourage application of known watershed management principles and practices, including both structural and vegetation management options. * Because watershed boundaries seldom coincide with political boundaries, the environmental point of view that favors watershed boundaries often conflicts with the political point of view that logically favors political boundaries. * The main policy challenge is to move toward greater integration of the two points of view. * This involves establishing and implementing policies so that people become responsible for the impacts of their actions on others outside their normal decision-making context (internalize the externalities, as economists say). * We show several ways to internalize the externalities." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EPAT/MUCIA Policy Brief, no. 6 en_US
dc.subject watersheds en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Policies for Sustainable Development: The Roles of Watershed Management en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries The Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and Training Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US


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