This volume evaluates technical and social aspects of a watershed management program in the Kush-Abad Watershed Basin in Iran. Author Bahram Mohammadi Golrang offers a way forward for a more integrated means to evaluate large scale rural environmental management projects, their effects on the physical environment, how to engage the public in such projects, and how nearby communities interact with them and perceive their effects.
The analysis presented here focuses on land treatment efforts initiated by the Watershed Management Organization of Iran, and evaluation spans the project-planning stage through the project's implementation to citizens' perceptions of the project after it was completed. Project planners - especially those in developing countries - will find the lessons in this case study very useful in planning technically sound projects that achieve participation and satisfaction from local populations.
Bahram Mohammadi Golrang earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in Watershed and Range Management respectively. His PhD in Watershed Management was obtained from University Putra Malaysia in 2015. Working as a researcher in Natural Resource Center of Khorasan, (AREEO), he has published more than 175 articles in conferences and 18 in prestigious Journals.
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Literature Review.- Chapter 3. Materials and Methods.- Chapter 4. Technical Evaluation of Watershed Management.- Chapter 5. Social Evaluation of Watershed Management.- Chapter 6. Conclusions and Recommendations.
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