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Land and Water Management

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Land and water management are practices that help protect and improve our land and water. They vary in two main groups soil erosion and salinity, which each break down under two main types. One of the two types of salinity is dryland. Dry land salinity is when the land hasn't been watered causing the water table to rise as a result this rising brings water too much salt to the surface degrading the soil, meaning very little can grow, this being called seep. The other type of salinity is irrigation; this occurs when the land is irrigated too much and too much water is put in the land forcing the water table to rise and bring up the salt with it, again degrading the soil. ...read more.


Another complication it brings up is commercial logging, this is when our trees are being cut down consequenting in a loss of habitat. Finally one of our major issues is because of lack of the environment being protected and managed the quality of life is decreased. There are many ways, which this issue could be overcome. One being ecological sustainability, which means having ability to produce goods indefinitely without damaging the environment and at the same time meeting the needs of the present generation as well as the future. This bringing up alternatives such as; reducing soil erosion and salinity which will cause our productive system to be more successful at the same time helping economically especially for farmers, preventing land clearing consequences in saving time fore panting more trees while giving habitat to our ...read more.


Another way to help sustain our land and water management is by social justice and equity this means better land and water management being able to protect the environment and deliver for all not just those groups such as local councils, governments and farmers as it is in every body's interest in Australia and globally that resources are protected to the highest possible standard. Everybody should have fair access to these resources not just the groups mentioned previously. Equity varies in two types; intragenerational and intergenerational equity. Intragenerational equity is the fairness in the treatment of members in the same generation, whereas intragenerational equity is the fairness of the future generation allowing them to inherit a world that allows them to live in a world as well as we do not destroyed! In conclusion by having good land management practices that are fair and equitable we can ensure intragenerational and intergenerational inequity occurs. ...read more.

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