(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Community perceptions of forest–water relationships in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GEBREHIWOT S.G. (1) ; BEWKET W. (1) ; BISHOP K. (2) ;
(1) Addis Ababa Univ., Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIE
(2) Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, SUEDE


This article examines the community perceptions of forest–water relationships in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia. Upstream and downstream communities are assessed separately to check for differences in perception based on location within a watershed. The key result of the study is that people in the study watersheds had a range of perceptions about the forest–water relationship which were watershed specific. The perceptions are enerally consistent with observational evidence from the same watersheds. This study highlight the need for locale-specific approaches to land and water management in the Basin, as well as the potential value of using community perceptions to complement the observational records which can have spatial and temporal limitations


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 605-618]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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