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Environmental Accounting Of Hillslope Processes In Central Tuscany (Italy)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010231

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

944 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

F. Bianchi, F. Catani & S. Moretti

Abstract

Environmental accounting of hillslope processes in central Tuscany (Italy) Francesca Bianchi, Filippo Catani & Sandro Moretti Earth Sciences Department, University ofFirenze, Italy. Abstract Many recent research works have been showing so far that in watershed management the concepts of environmental accounting cover a fundamental role. This is even more true when the main purpose is represented by the comprehension of the interactions between natural processes and human activities. In the special case of soil erosion and landsliding, setting up a functional linkage between hazard evaluation and risk assessment is for well known reasons a challenging task. Aim of this work has been the attempt to devise and apply a general methodology for the assessment of the environmental and economic implications of hillslope dynamics. A watershed located in central Tuscany (Italy) has been chosen to test the application of the method. Here, human settlements and

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