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Climatic change, soil erosion and land management in India

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The seminar will present rainfall data in Indian regions over the last 50 to 135 years concentrating on spatial and temporal variations and extremes. General implications for soil erosion and the next 50 years are presented as well as specific impacts using case studies of two abondoned sites in northern India. The results reveal that regional climatological analyses are very important with large scale spatial averages especially at local decision making level, which is very useful for broad scenarios such as climatological risk assessment. This study also revealed how the case study sites are vulnerable to recent climatic changes and susceptible to soil loss; therefore needing immediate land management action by the local governing body. Although this study mainly concentrates on the data from India, the methodology is transferable to other regions in the world.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Geotechnical Research Seminars series.

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