Documents of category Environment

MRC WQM Network Review Lao PDR  

MRC-WQM Network Review Lao PDR

This report describes the current situation of the station of water quality monitoring network in Lao PDR.The consultant team investigated 17 stations of the existing Water Quality Monitoring Network (WQMN) supported by MRC, from August to October 2002.


Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 1.7 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment , Water Resources
Category: Environment

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Water Quality Data Review  

Water Quality Data Review.Final Report

Through this report a full assessment of the MRC water quality database is presented.The assessment focuses on quantity and quality of water quality information, temporal and spatial coverage, and also on the data handling procedures.


Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 671 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment , Water Resources
Category: Environment

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A Negotiation Support Tool for Assessment of Land Use Change Impacts on Erosion in a Previously Forested Watershed in Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia  

A Negotiation Support Tool for Assessment of Land Use Change Impacts on Erosion in a Previously Forested Watershed in Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia

Land use is changing rapidly in SE-Asia from forest to landscape mosaics with various degrees of tree cover.The relations between impacts at these different scales should recognize a range of 'lateral flow' and 'filter' phenomena.

Published by: International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) -
Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 819 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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The Impact of Tropical  Deforestation on River Chemical Polution  

The Impact of Tropical Deforestation on River Chemical Polution

The objective of this study was to provide a quantitative description of the impact of converting tropical forests into pastures for cattle grazing in terms of the sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations at the outlet of a river basin located in North West Costa Rica.

Published by: Global Network for Environmental Science and Technology (GNEST) -
Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 227 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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Landcare on the Poverty Protection Interface in an Asian Watershed  

Landcare on the Poverty-Protection Interface in an Asian Watershed

Serious methodological and policy hurdles constrain effective natural resource management that alleviates poverty while protecting environmental services in tropical watersheds.


Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 280 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Study on Land Markets in Urban and Rural Areas of Lao PDR  

Study on Land Markets in Urban and Rural Areas of Lao PDR

This study has been conducted by a team of national consultants supported by two international consultants and is based on fieldwork in 4 provinces (Champassak, Luang Prabang, Oudomxai and Sekong) and in Vientiane Municipality.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Land Use Planning , Law And Regulations , Marketing , Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Assessment and Monitoring of Land Use / Land Cover Change in Continental Southeast Asia  

Assessment and Monitoring of Land Use / Land Cover Change in Continental Southeast Asia

land use/ land cover change particularly that of tropical deforestation and forest degradation have been occuring at an unprecedented rate and scale in Southeast Asia.The rapid rate of economic development, demographics and poverty are believed to be the underlying forces responsible for the change.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 156 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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The Underlying Causes of Forest Decline,  Occational Paper No  

The Underlying Causes of Forest Decline, Occational Paper No. 30

Loggers, miners and rural communities all exploit forests in unsustainable ways in search of profits and means of subsistence.These are the primary actors in forest decline and their immediate motivations are the direct causes of deforestation and degradation.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 363 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forestry
Category: Environment

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The Impact of Sectoral Development on Natural Forest Conservation and Degradation: The Case of Timber and Tree Crop Plantation in Indonesia  

The Impact of Sectoral Development on Natural Forest Conservation and Degradation: The Case of Timber and Tree Crop Plantation in Indonesia

This paper examines the conversion of Indonesia?s natural forests to timber and tree crop plantations, notably oil palm.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 158 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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