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Peak flow control structures (leaky woody dams)
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Peak flow control structures (leaky woody dams) [Hungary]

Peak flow control structures are designed to reduce flow velocities and quantities running down from catchment areas. Leaky dams are peak flow control structures that are made of wood and allow low flows to pass through, but hold back high flows, thus providing temporary storage and enhanced infiltration of flood …

  • Compiler: Brigitta Szabó
Community Based Soil Rehabilitation for Grassland on Common Lands After Erdadication of the Invasive Lantana Camara
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Community Based Soil Rehabilitation for Grassland on Common … [India]

Community-based soil rehabilitation by eradicating the invasive plant Lantana Camara using the 'cut rootstock' method (refer to WOCAT technology 6660) is an effective, cost-efficient, and sustainable approach to restoring grasslands on common lands in the Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh. The three-tier institutional structure used in this eradication process involved …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Eradication of Lantana Camara (invasive species) for Soil Rehabilitation on Private Land
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Eradication of Lantana Camara (invasive species) for Soil … [India]

Lantana camara is an invasive species having severe ecological impacts on local biodiversity and economic impact on local communities. Lantana camara has proliferated in central India and occupied many forest lands, commons, and private land. The cut rootstock method provides minimum disturbance to the soil, wherein the plants' roots are …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Sustainable Biochar Production Through Agroforestry Systems And Its Application
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Sustainable Biochar Production Through Agroforestry Systems And Its … [India]

Biochar is a carbon-rich, solid material derived from a wide range of biomass or organic waste through a thermochemical method. It is an organic charcoal material that is the final product of pyrolysis, or high-temperature burning of agricultural biomass without oxygen. Surplus crop residues, agricultural waste, and wood from sustainable …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Biochar Production from the Invasive Species Lantana Camara
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Biochar Production from the Invasive Species Lantana Camara [India]

Lantana Camara, an invasive species in India, negatively impacts biodiversity and agriculture. Biochar made from its biomass can help manage the species effectively. Traditionally farmers produce biochar in soil pit kilns. Another low-cost portable kiln unit of biochar preparation is a viable option for rainfed areas, designed to work on …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Recharge Ponds and Recharge Trenches
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Recharge Ponds and Recharge Trenches [India]

Recharge ponds (Chaals or khals) and recharge trenches (khanti) are common methods to catch the surface runoff and increase the infiltration to recharge groundwater and aid in natural spring recharge in the middle mountain regions.

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy
Stone Wall Fencing and Firebreak for Forest Protection
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Stone Wall Fencing and Firebreak for Forest Protection [India]

A rubble stone wall demarcates the community forest of Nakina Village and acts as a protective barrier against wildfire, wildlife, grazing, and human encroachment. The stone wall fencing is complemented by a firebreak, which is a gap of 2 meters. Firebreak establishment requires the removal of pine needles and debris …

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy