This course examines problems of land degradation in Sri Lanka in the context of humid tropics, and discusses watershed management as an eco-strategy to arrest such trends and to maximize water yields while minimizing soil erosion. The course also imparts a practical understanding of watershed management issues in Sri Lanka through selected case studies.

Course topics include: Scope and definition; watershed classifications; Approaches to watershed management; Watershed management issues; watershed management strategies; Economics of watershed management; national watershed management policy and new watershed management strategies.