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WELL - Resource Centre Network for Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health
Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is now back after having been ignored for decades. For arid and semi-arid regions, domestic rainwater harvesting has a proven track-record of providing water next to ... technologies, particularly in rural areas. It is of particular importance and relevance for arid and semi-arid lands, small coral and volcanic islands, and remote and scattered human settlements. The ...
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Eco-Economy Indicators: WATER RESOURCES - World's Water Resources Face Mounting Pressure
Pressure on water resources is particularly acute in arid regions that support agricultural production or large populations—regions where water use is high relative to water availability. The ... concern because they cannot be replenished. Aquifers are being overexploited in major food-producing regions, including the North China Plain, a region that yields half of China’s ...
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March 10, 2004: China's Shrinking Grain Harvest
In the competition for scarce water, China's cities and industry invariably ...
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ECHO: Networking Global Hunger Solutions
Tropical semi-arid regions may be found along the western coast of South America and in portions of many African countries bordering the Sahara and Kalahari deserts. Semi-arid regions generally are too dry for the growth of corn (maize). Sorghum, a drought tolerant species, is preferred over corn in semi-arid regions. Millet is more suitable than corn or sorghum in regions ...
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The Digital Field Trip to The Desert | Virtual field trip software to desert ecosystems
Learn about all of the world's major desert regions, including pictures collected from all over the planet. Desert Mechanisms ... and animals are adapted to survive the challenges of living in arid regions. You can also create your own desert ecosystem in the ... how human impact and desertification shape and distort deserts, and how arid lands contribute to the over-all health of the planet. ...
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Freshwater Website: Informational Resources and Services (Frequently Asked Questions)
In certain arid regions, the total water supply may be underground water that accumulated during past ages, when the ...
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Directory of arid lands research institutions 1995
Office Geomorphological laboratory Library Special collection of books, journals and maps of arid regions Exchange Facilities Oregon Exchange Program; Exchange Facilities with Arizona State University, Tempe ... geography of arid lands; emphasis on desert geomorphology, landscape History, climatic History (Tertiary and Quaternary) Research program Locations Desert and Sahelian regions of Niger and ...
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Directory of arid lands research institutions 1995
Directory of arid lands research institutions 1995 Kazakhstan - Central Asia Back to contents - Previous file - Next file National ... cover distribution, resources of the most important raw materials plants. ecological mapping of Asia's arid regions Research program Locations Throughout Kazakhstan Subjects See Scope of interest Internal Organization Chief official Professor ...
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Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Project
Sustainable Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Project Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Project Under existing conditions (of externally driven ... on agropastoralists in arid and semi-arid areas with the view of using the lessons learned from this experience to develop similar initiatives in other regions and socio-ecological systems ...
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Environmental Restoration: Soil Pitting to Improve Arid Land Revegetation
Environmental Restoration Native America Search Site Index Search the Site Soil Pitting to Improve Arid Land Revegetation By David A. Bainbridge Associate Professor United States International College of Business ... . Heerwagon. 1958. Pitting for range improvement in the Great Plains and the Southwest Desert Regions. USDA Prod. Research Report #23. Gintzburger, G. 1987. The effect of soil pitting on ...
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