At the landscape or watershed level, WOCAT has developed land management mapping
- Land degradation and
conservation: mapping land management, land
degradation, and SLM, and assessing drivers, state of the land, and on- and
off-site impacts (within a landscape, watershed, or region)
- Watershed and runoff:
mapping land management and assessing runoff and outflow from a watershed
(questionnaire, mapping app, and database)
Land management at the landscape/ watershed
level combines local land management in different land use types, fulfilling
multiple claims and functions, with impacts on the whole landscape/ watershed. This
includes interactions on a slope from hilltop to valley, up- and downstream
within a watershed, or “up”- and “downwind” within a region affected by wind
(and dust storms).
Land management at the local
level addresses individual land management practices ranging from smallholder
to large-scale practices within a large variety of Land Use Types (LUTs) such
as cropland, grazing land, forest/ woodlands, mixed land, etc. It does not
address the combination of various land management practices within a
landscape, watershed, or administrative area.
The WOCAT-LADA land degradation and SLM Mapping Questionnaire
(QM) has been developed to analyse and depict the spatial distribution of SLM
and land degradation processes, causes, and impacts.