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A Method of Watershed Land Classification and Assessment for the Tropics: A Case Study of Rio Guanare, Venezuela

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dc.contributor.author Hawes, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Lawrence S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-06T18:55:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-06T18:55:53Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6474
dc.description.abstract "The development of effective policies and plans for regional development in the tropics would be enhanced if planning were carried out on a basis of adequate appraisal of the land resource. 'Adequate appraisal' would involve a technically sound but simple and rapid assessment of the major environmental components (vegetation, soil, climate, fauna, water resources, topography, etc.), delination of relatively homogeneous environmental units which tend to respond more of less uniformly to a given treatment, and information about local prevailing or likely land use practices. Given enough money and technology, a land owner or manager can do virtually anything with any piece of the environment. What is sought, however, is to promote viable, sustainable uses without major ecological degradation or harmful off-site impacts to neighbors or public 'property,' such as streams, reservoirs or settlements. Such suitable, sustainable uses should be the goal of on-the-ground management and political policy decisions, avoiding the disastrous consequences of unsustainable land development which have often occurred in the tropics." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cornell International Agriculture Mimeograph, no. 77 en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject watersheds--case studies en_US
dc.title A Method of Watershed Land Classification and Assessment for the Tropics: A Case Study of Rio Guanare, Venezuela en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Venezuela en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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