Small size, Big Potential: Check Dams For Sustainable Development

  title={Small size, Big Potential: Check Dams For Sustainable Development},
  author={G. Agoramoorthy and M. Hsu},
  journal={Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development},
  pages={22 - 35}
  • G. Agoramoorthy, M. Hsu
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
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