Course Title: Natural Resource Management (NRM)-Optional
Course No.: RDS 583
Nature of the Course: Theory Period per Week: 3
Year: Second Time per Period: 1 hour
Semester: Fourth Total Period: 48
This course is prepared to impart students with the knowhow of environmental and natural resources. Specifically, this course acquaints students with theoretical and practical knowledge of natural resource management techniques and tools while working in the field of development.
Course Contents LH
Unit I: Concept of Natural Resources Management 8
1.1 Concept Types and Status of Natural Resources
1.2 Environmental problem/crisis
1.3 Natural resource management and rural development
1.4 Different thought of Human-nature interrelationship (Determinism, Possibilism and Interactionalism)
Unit II: Issues of Natural Resource Management 12
2.1 Water Induced Disaster and its Management
2.2 Land degradation: Causes and Consequences
2.3 Land Resource Use System: Shifting Cultivation, Transhumance and Integrated Farming System
2.4 Payment of Environmental Services
2.5 Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)
Unit III: Approaches, Policy and Practices of Natural Resource Management 13
3.1 Water Related Policies in Nepal
3.2 Natural Resource Conflict Management
3.3 Wetland and watershed Management
3.4 Community based Natural Resource Management
3.5 Common Pool Resource Management (G. Hardin and Then after)
Unit IV: Techniques and Tools for Natural Resources Management 15
4.1 Identification of key environmental issues and determination of priority order
4.2 DPSIR (Drivers-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) Analytical Framework
4.3 Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Analysis (SIA)
4.4 Vulnerability Capacity Assessment
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