Selection and Characterization Of the Badia Benchmark research site

Published Date
December 31, 2011
Type
Book Chapter
Selection and Characterization Of the Badia Benchmark research site
Authors:
Feras M. Ziadat
Theib Oweis, Safa Mazahreh, Adriana Bruggeman, Nasri Haddad, Emad Al-Karablieh, Bogachan Benli, Mahfouz Abu-Zanat, Jawad Al-Bakri, Akhtar Ali, Khalid Al Zubaidi

How suitable an area is for WH depends on local society, farming practices, and whether the area meets the basic technical requirements of the WH system in question. When planning such systems, appropriate data must be available on the climate, soil, crops, topography, and socioeconomics of the project area. The available tools and methods of data acquisition for planning, designing, and implementing WH systems, include field visits, site inspections, topographic and thematic maps, aerial photos, satellite images, and geographic information systems (GIS) must also be considered.

Citation:
Feras M. Ziadat, Theib Oweis, Safa Mazahreh, Adriana Bruggeman, Nasri Haddad, Emad Al-Karablieh, Bogachan Benli, Mahfouz Abu-Zanat, Jawad Al-Bakri, Akhtar Ali, Khalid Al Zubaidi. (31/12/2011). Selection and Characterization Of the Badia Benchmark research site, in "Rehabilitation and integrated management of dry rangelands environments with water harvesting. Community-based optimization of the management of scarce water resources in agriculture in Central and West Asia and North Africa Report no. 9". Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Keywords:
rangeland
gis mapping
socioeconomics
benchmark sites
soil
water
drought
land use
livestock
farming systems
water harvesting
natural resources
impact assessment