For as far into the future as we can see, governments will probably topple, power will continue to exchange hands, the climate will undergo continuous change, and the global economy will ebb and flow like the oceans. But for the world's many diverse countries-whether they be highly industrialized or third world-one thing will always remain constant: the need to solve the planet's pressing soil and water conservation problems, as well as implement effective policies. But why do some policy initiatives succeed while others fail?
Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures addresses this very question. Based on an international conference held in Prague, this book debates the strengths and weaknesses of soil and water conservation initiatives implemented in North America, Europe, and Australia. Soil and water conservation policies in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, and other countries are examined through the eyes of technical and soil scientists. And the book also addresses specialized topics, such as agricultural pollution abatement in Poland, and private farmers and contemporary conservation subsidy programs in the Czech Republic.
With its thorough treatment of the subject matter, Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures contributes to resolving one of the world's most pressing conservation issues.
Table of Contents
Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures: An Introduction
Soil Conservation Policies and Sustainable Land Management: A Global Overview
What Are the Alternatives to Improve Landscape Quality and Biodiversity?
The Role of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Development and Implementation of Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the United States
Conservation Policy in the United States: Is There a Better Way?
Implementation of Conservation Title Provisions at the State Level
The Role of Private and Professional Organizations in the Development of Soil and Water Conservation Policy
Soil and Water Conservation Policy Within the United States
Future Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs Within the United States
Policy Lessons from a Quasi-Regulatory Conservation Program
Is U.S. Soil Conservation Policy A Sustainable Development?
Reducing Wind Erosion Damages and the Conservation Reserve Program
United States' New Pesticide Law: Implications for Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Conservation Policy in Canada: Adrift or in a State of Evolution?
A Critical Assessment of the Ontario Land Stewardship Program
The Permanent Cover Program: Is Twice Enough?
Evolving Perspectives, Policies, and Recommendations on Soil Erosion in the United Kingdom
Landscape and Nature Conservation Policies in Denmark
The CAP Reform and Danish Agriculture
Rationality Is in the Eye of the Actor
Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Germany
Soil and Water Conservation in East Germany
Landscape Protection and Economic Interests
Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Austria
Agricultural Pollution Abatement in Poland
Lithuanian Karst Area Management Plan: An Innovative Risk-Based Approach to Rural Water Quality Issues
Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Yugoslavia
The Need for Soil and Water Conservation Policies in Central Europe
Soil and Water Conservation Policies in the Czech Republic
Impact Modeling of Soil and Water Conservation Policies Upon Economic Development in the Czech Republic
Private Farmers and Contemporary Conservation Subsidy Programs in the Czech Republic
Soil Conservation Policies in Australia: Successes, Failures, and Requirements for Ecologically Sustainable Policy
Landcare Policies and Programs in Australia
Successful Soil and Landscape Conservation in Australia
Down the Track From Rio: Lessons from the Australian Landcare Program
Water Allocation Policy in Australia
Policies to Promote Sustainable Land Management in New Zealand
Soil and Water Conservation Policies and Programs: Successes and Failures: A Synthesis