Watershed Management as a planning approach

Simple check dams contructed along gully systems in the colluvial zone of watershed of Dana dam, Ethiopia
Simple check dams contructed along gully systems in the colluvial zone of watershed of Dana dam, Ethiopia
Image Credit: Schütt, B. and Thiemann, St. 2001

Since the Earth summit 1992 WM has been gaining increasing significance (Förch and Schütt 2004 a).

Watershed Management is an approach which plans natural resource management and rural development   (= overall goals of watershed management) on the level of watersheds (= planning unit) (Reimold 1998; Heatcote 1998; Förch and Schütt 2004 b). Watershed planning takes a holistic and integrated approach to problem identification and solution. Watershed-based planning attempts to balance socio-economic, political and environmental objectives (Brady 1996, Randolph 2003 quoted in: Butler 2003).

Further questions are: