Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: 8th Branch: Civil Engineering
Subject: Watershed Management Code: 320880 (20)
Soil and Water, Issues related to plant life like composition of soil, water requirement of crops, necessary conditions for plant growth etc. Soils, their origin and classification.
Land classification for WM, Land capability rating, determination of land capability class, land capability and suitability surveys.
Soil erosion, problem, types, conservation, and control measures in agricultural and non-agricultural land. Water conservation and Harvesting, Agronomical measures in soil and water conservation. Examples and critical reviews.
Watershed Management, Approach in Govt. programmes, people’s participation, conservation farming,
watershed-management planning, identification of problems, objectives and priorities, socioeconomic survey,
use of tools like GIS.
Hill slope processes, forest and land use, hill slope conservation. Bad lands, bad land development.
Name of Text Books:
Watershed Management – J.V.S. Murthy (New Age International Ltd.)
Name of Reference Books:
Watershed Management – B.M. Tideman (———)
Modern physical geography – Strahler A.N. and Strahler A.H. (————)