Integrated Watershed Management - Ecohydrology & Phytotechnology
present manual focuses on the methodology and practical aspects of implementing
Ecohydrology and Phytotechnology concepts for integrated watershed management.
It serves as a complement to the Gudelines
for the Integrated Management of the Watershed, published in 2002 by UNEP-IETC and UNESCO-IHP. The guidelines
present, for the first time, the general philosophy of Ecohydrology and Phytotechnology.
In order to benefit from both the practical information presented in the manual
and the scientific background provided by the guidelines, it is useful to familiarize
oneself with these two publications. Both the manual and the guidelines can
be found at IETC's Homepage: www.unep.or.jp.
This manual provides a new, multi-disciplinary approach to water resources
management on a catchment scale. It provides decision makers with a broader
understanding of phytotechnology methods by using practical examples of implementation.
It also enhances the understanding of the relationships between hydrology and
biota and their use (ecohydrology), while showing the need for a broader view
on catchment management. This involves the application of new strategies by
understanding the ecosystem properties in order to enhance the capacity.
This is a CD-ROM version of the publication.