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  1. Key Resource 1992-03-01 Water is everywhere - its physics and chemistry, rain, evaporation, infiltration, underground, the intimate relationship between life and water, and other natural phenomena. Its effects and applications need to be understood: run-off, erosion, soil drainage and irrigation. These comprise the main...  
  2. Key Resource 1996-09-01 Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse...  
  3. Key Resource 1997-01-01 THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND well-illustrated presentation of India’s ancient water-harvesting systems highlights their potential for contributing to contemporary India’s development, especially with regard to irrigation and drinking water supply. It explains how the water-harvesting systems used in...  
  4. Key Resource 2008-10-20 Over 60% of Africans depend on some form of farming for their sustenance and livelihoods. Agriculture remains vital for the continent's development and economic growth. Recent stagnation or decline in farm productivity in many parts of Africa is a major concern. For many communities and...  
  5. Key Resource 2008-10-20 Over 60% of Africans depend on some form of farming for their sustenance and livelihoods. Agriculture remains vital for the continent's development and economic growth. Recent stagnation or decline in farm productivity in many parts of Africa is a major concern. For many communities and...  
  6. 1984-06-01 FAO of the United Nations has as its objective to present the principles and practices of tillage systems for sustained food production and to create an awareness of the need to conserve the world's soil, water and energy resources for future generations.  
  7. 2012-07-20 The Sahel is a region where the population has always faced a high degree of climate variability, manifested both in terms of time (unexpected dry spells can occur during the rainy season) and in terms of space (rainfall can vary greatly from one area to another). Over the last two decades, the...
     
  8. Vanishing Land and Water is about soil and water management in arid lands. In the Sahelian region of Africa, as in many other arid regions, arable land is vanishing due to erosion and a decrease in available water. A group of artisans and villagers in one area of the Sahel are winnng the struggle...  
  9. Key Resource 2010-01-01 2 Copies Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food,...  
  10. 2002-01-01 This publication describes the history of Florida along with the managment of water resources in Florida.