The main message of the document is that groundwater in much of semi-arid Zimbabwe is a currently underused but fast developing resource that plays a key role in the livelihoods of rural people.
|Title||Integrated catchment management and sustainable water resource development in semi-arid Zimbabwe|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Secondary Title||Occasional paper series / IRC|
|Volume||no. 35 E|
|Pagination||xvi, 154 p. + 36 p. annexes : 69 fig., 8 plates, 23 tab.|
|Place Published||Delft, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||agriculture, aquifers, bayesian networks, case studies, catchment areas, data analysis, databases, decision support systems, groundwater, integrated approach, methodology, models, research, rural communities, sdiafr, sdiwrm, semi-arid zones, sustainable livelihoods, water resources development, water resources management, water use, zimbabwe romwe|
The main message of the document is that groundwater in much of semi-arid Zimbabwe is a currently underused but fast developing resource that plays a key role in the livelihoods of rural people. Developed with care, it can provide an important productive resource for use by all members of the community. However, inappropriate development may actually leave people more vulnerable than they were originally. The work uses Bayesian Networks, GIS, groundwater modeling and participatory research techniques to develop an understanding of groundwater resources and their use by the rural community of a small headwater catchment in Southeastern Zimbabwe. The docucment aims at researchers in universities and other higher education establishments who are working in sustainable water resource development and with a special focus on Zimbabwe.
Bibliography: p. 147-154 Thesis
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