This chapter reviews several cases at the river basin scale where biophysical and socio-economic aspects are assessed and public policy-making processes are involved, with special reference to South East Asia. Examples from regional, national and local scales demonstrate the importance of a proper planning phase and at the same time conflict resolution during the implementation phase. It is emphasized that policy responses regarding land use options are needed at all scales and phases of management.
Topic: water management,land use change,watershed management,land use planning,policy
Geographic: South East Asia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Publication Year: 2004
Source: M. Bonell and L.A. Bruijnzeel (eds.). Forests, water and people in the humid tropics: past, present, and future hydrological research for integrated land and water management. 121-133