Application of Watershed & Ecosystem Approach

Scope of the Research

Research Objectives

  • Identification of ecosystems types and processes/systems that are important for flux of matter
  • Develop conceptual assessment criteria to assess flux of major constituents within different ecosystem types in
  • watersheds and its influence on the water resources health
  • Application of assessment criteria to case study
  • Establish the current status of water resources health in Polgolla watershed
  • Propose watershed management strategies
  • Develop institutional capacities in watershed assessment and management

Research Methodology

Detailed Assessments of the Research

  • Preparation of maps with salient watershed features of Polgolla watershed (Q-GIS software)
    • Baseline map of the Polgolla watershed with delineated sub watersheds
    • Sub watershed population density map
    • Map indicating the availability of sanitary facilities of each sub watershed
    • Map indicating the land use of the riparian zone of the streams and tributaries belonging to Polgo lla watershed
  • Collection of qualitative and quantitative data on inputs of C, N, P, Sediment, feacal pollutants and
    runoff
    • Development of data forms for collecting qualitative and quantitative data
    • Collection of information for the preparation of maps indicating other salient features of the Polgolla watershed such as the housing density, land use systems, and application of agrochemicals, etc.

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