Sustainable Watershed Management in Developing Watersheds

by Thomas H. Cahill,
Joel McGuire,
Wesley R. Horner,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: In many parts of the country, land development at the fringe of major metropolitan areas has accelerated and is occurring in historically unprecedented land consuming patterns. This development carries with it a wide variety of water resource impacts, both quantitative and qualitative, particularly when understood from a total watershed perspective. The fact that many of these watersheds are relatively undeveloped with water resources of high quality and special importance makes these development-linked impacts that much greater. If water resources are to be truly sustainable, better land management techniques must be developed.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Watersheds | Land use | Water quality | Sustainable development | Water level | Resource management

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