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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Nigeria, Zambia, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Niger, Africa, Asia, Central America, South America
  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia

    The "Ruhuna Basins" defined for this case study encompass three of the main rivers that flow through ancient Ruhuna, including the longest and most important river in the region, Walawe. The Ruhuna basins are important in the broader Sri Lankan context, the basin being the location of a major hydropower plant, irrigation schemes that make a significant contribution to national food production, and important nature reserves.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1998
    India, Southern Asia

    This paper reviews perceived notions of the relationships between catchment land use and hydrology and explores whether much of the widely disseminated folklore, so often inextricably linked with issues of land use, is based on myth or reality. Gaps in our knowledge of the underlying processes in relation to land use and hydrology are identified. Our ability to apply this knowledge at different scales ranging from the plot to the catchment and regional scales are discussed and specific examples are drawn from Indian and African case studies.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1999
    India, Libya, Syrian Arab Republic, Burkina Faso, Western Asia, Northern Africa

    This paper aims to describe the state of theart of both water harvesting (WH) andsupplemental irrigation (SI) techniques in the temperate and sub-tropical dry lands, especiallyin the countries of WANA that are characterized by a Mediterranean-type climate. In addition,three case studies of water harvesting are presented (see annex). These were selected from the case studies presented at the FAO Expert Consultation Cairo (1994). By sharing with us the success and the failure of these endeavors, the authors of the case studies illustrate many of the points that are made in the text.

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