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Landslip and stream bank stabilisation

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Integration of vegetative and structural measures for landslip, stream bank and gully stabilisation on hillsides

A combination of measures were implemented by a group of neighbouring families in the middle hills of Nepal to mitigate the problems caused by landslips, gully formation, and stream bank erosion problems in a local area. These processes were affecting the stability of adjacent agricultural land and causing problems downstream. Small-scale farming is dominant in the area surrounding the treated land – which belongs to the government but is used by these families.

This pilot technological package is proving suitable in Nepal for steep/very steep slopes under humid subtropical climates within the altitudinal range of 1,000–1,500m. This type of intervention, combined with the active involvement of stakeholders (who contributed three-quarters of the costs), was introduced to Nepal under a watershed management programme co-funded by the European Commission (see ‘Integrated watershed management QA NEP11’).

light green: districts in 2007

WOCAT database reference: QT NEP11

Location: Sakhintar, Kathmandu/Bagmati watershed, Kathmandu district

Technology area: 0.14 km2

SWC measure: Structural and vegetative

Land use: Wasteland (before) agrosilvopastoral ( after)

Climate: Humid subtropical

Related approach: Integrated watershed management, QA NEP11

Compiled by: Dileep K. Karna, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, District Conservation Office, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: November 2003

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