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Environmental Water Research
Studies from R.S. Bhalla and Co-Researchers in the Area of Environmental Water Research Published
February 18th, 2011
According to a study from Pondicherry, India, "We analyse the suitability of Government of India's 2003 and 2008 common guidelines for prioritising micro-watersheds for restoration. These guidelines attempt to balance the need for improved hydraulic function with poverty alleviation and agricultural productivity."
"To do so, they provide a set of sub-criteria for prioritising micro-watersheds for treatment. We ranked the microwatersheds in the Kalivelli basin in South India based on these sub-criteria. We then compared the 2003 with the 2008 guidelines using GIS and spatial statistics. Visual inspection of the resulting digital maps and spatial autocorrelation analysis...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2011-02-18)