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AE 652 WATERSHED HYDROLOGY AND MANAGEMENT                                                                               (2L+1P) III

Objective
To acquaint and equip the students with the watershed management systems

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction to watershed hydrology, its management and agricultural sustainability issues; need of integrated watershed management in India; delineation of watersheds.
Hydrology of watershed systems; estimation of surface runoff and sediment yields; effect of precipitation and hydro-climatic conditions on watershed systems; watershed erosion processes and its prevention; instrumentation and measurement of watershed management indicators.

UNIT II
Mechanical and vegetative interventions for prevention of erosion and moisture conservation in watersheds; water quality issues in watersheds; optimal land use planning in watersheds.

UNIT III
Use of GPS, GIS, RS and Decision Support Systems (DSS) in watershed management; technologies for rain-fed farming; socio-economic evaluation of the watershed management projects.

UNIT IV
Peoples’ participation and livelihood analysis; cropping system and resource conservation techniques in watersheds.

UNIT V
Heuristics and indigenous technical knowledge (ITKs) in watershed management; watershed associations and groups in villages of India; Government policies, acts and schemes on watershed management

Practicals
Experiments on concepts mentioned in theory

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