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Title: Community initiatives in building and managing temporary check-dams across seasonal streams for water harvesting in South India
Authors: Balooni, Kulbhushan
Kalro, A.H.
Kamalamma, A.G.
Keywords: Check Dams
Kerala
Water Harvesting
Traditional Water Harvesting System
Farmer's Group
Irrigation
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Agricultural Waste Management 2008
Abstract: Traditional water harvesting system We analyze traditional community initiatives in building and managing temporary checkdams across seasonal streams in Kumbadaje panchayat in the state of Kerala in India. This is a fairly successful system, functioning for decades in the study area. Check-dams overcome water scarcity faced by farmers during the summer irrigation season and thereby play a crucial role in farming. We identify issues in the management of check-dams, noting how this traditional water harvesting and conservation system suits the local geographic conditions and needs to be sustained and promoted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/570
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