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What is Watershed Management?

Watershed is an area of land that contains streams, and the water runs off to a common point (i.e. to a bigger water body, like river)

 

Watershed management means to conserve soil and water so as to increase the bio-mass production.

 

Aim of Watershed Management

The aim of watershed management is to develop

  • Primary resources of land and water
  • Secondary resources of plants and animals 

Such that it does not cause an ecological imbalance.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Watershed Management

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Difference between Watershed Management and Water Harvesting

 

Watershed Management

Water Harvesting

Watershed management means to conserve soil and water in a watershed so as to increase the bio-mass production.

Water Harvesting means storing rain water and reusing it, rather than allowing it to run off.

Watershed management includes both the land and water area that runs off to a common point

In Water Harvesting, we store the water and use them for irrigation, drinking and other purposes

Watershed management systems are natural systems

Water Harvesting Systems are artificial

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