SDG 12: Case Study – Watershed Characterisation and Prioritisation for Land and Water Resource Management

  • Dilip KumarEmail author
  • R. B. Singh
  • Ranjeet Kaur
Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)


The advent of advance technology in remote sensing and GIS provides synoptic and near real-time information in better resolution to delineate the various natural features on the Earth’s surface. This technology has been used to update the drainage of the Son-Karamnasa interfluves and demarcate the 13 watersheds. It is an ideal unit for land and water resource management. As the development of large areas is not feasible in one stretch, the region needs the prioritisation of the watershed for development processes according to their priority. Watershed prioritisation has been done by using the ranking method of the morphometric parameters in linear, areal and relief aspects in the study area. On the basis of run-off and erodibility of the watershed characteristics, the rank of each parameter has been assigned. This rank was further categorised into high, medium and low priority for land and water resource management.


Watershed Morphometric parameters Drainage density Watershed prioritisation Resource management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Delhi School of EconomicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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