Land Change and Water Resource Vulnerability

Authored by: Gargi Chaudhuri

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRL-K12411_120051107

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Abstract

One of the biggest transformations caused by anthropogenic activities is alteration of the land surface, essentially, for food and shelter. Land change has evidently affected other natural resources on the surface of the earth. Water resources are one of the most important natural resource whose increasingly vulnerability is partly attributed to the land use change. This entry discusses the general relationship between land use and land cover change and increasing vulnerability of water resources and highlights the present status with special focus on agricultural and urban land.

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