|Author:||Pla Sentis, I.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
The processes of soil and water degradation are closely linked through unfavourable alterations in the hydrological processes determining the soil water balance and the soil water regimes. They are also conditioned by the climatic conditions and by the use and management of the soil and water resources. Thus, a hydrological approach to the evaluation and prediction of the soil and water conservation against degradation processes is necessary for an adequate development, selection and application of sustainable and effective use and management practices. The basis for modelling hydrological processes related to soil degradation are discussed. As examples of the potential use of modelling hydrological processes for evaluating and predicting soil and water degradation processes, and for guiding soil and water conservation practices, three situations with different soils (Inceptisols, Alfisols and Andosols), climate, topography, cropping and management conditions are presented.
Alfisols, Andosols, climate, climatic change, croppingsystems, environmental degradation, human activity, hydrology,Inceptisols, simulation models, soil conservation, soil degradation,soil management, soil types, soil water balance, soil water regimes,topography, water conservation, water management, water resourcemanagement, Soil Physics (JJ300), Soil Fertility (JJ600), SoilManagement (JJ900), Water Resources (PP200), Meteorology and Climate(PP500), Pollution and Degradation (PP600), Mathematics and Statistics(ZZ100)