Watershed approach to ecosystem management

Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw

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2 Citations (Scopus)


The watershed approach is recognized as a holistic approach to ecosystem management. The chapter examines the concept of watershed as an ecosystem in relation to ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation. It describes theimportance of watersheds in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It specifically looks at the watershed approach and provides some case studies showing the important role of communities in watershed management. Moreover, it discusses some incentive schemes in managing watersheds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270


  • Mountain watching
  • Payment for ecosystem services
  • Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation
  • Watershed approach
  • Watershed management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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