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


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 | Sustainable development | Water quality | Urban areas | Resource management

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