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Survey of Research Priorities in Water Erosion, Waterlogging and Flooding in South Western Australia

McFarlane, D.J. and Barrett-Lennard, E.G. (2003) Survey of Research Priorities in Water Erosion, Waterlogging and Flooding in South Western Australia. DAFWA

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In May 1986 a survey was conducted of country-based advisers and technical officers involved in soil conservation work. The survey aimed to find out how important water erosion, waterlogging and flooding were considered to be in different parts of the agricultural area, and to help research officers identify research priorities. This report summarises the results of the survey and draws some conclusions.

There were some limitations to the survey, which need to be considered when interpreting the results. Water erosion, waterlogging and flooding are inter-related forms of soil degradation, which can be defined in different ways. As the survey was carried out through the mail, different interpretations were placed on some questions (a fault of the survey). Another limitation was the lack of a complete coverage of the agricultural area. A requirement for completing the survey was several years experience in a district. Several respondents provided details on a previous district for which they had more experience. Some respondents had difficulty answering a question on the importance of the problems in their district due to the diversity of their district. Appendix 1 contains a copy of the survey form

Item Type: Report
Series Name: Resource Management Technical Report No. 61
Publisher: DAFWA
Copyright: 2003 Chief Executive Officer, Department of Agriculture Western Australia
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