Arid Lands Newsletter

May-June 2004, Issue No. 55 ISSN: 1092-5481

Fire ecology II

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Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
The University of Arizona

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Editor's note:
Fire ecology future

Fuels mapping and fire hazard assessment in a desert ecosystem
by Matt Brooks, John Matchett, Cynthia Wallace and Todd Esque

Prescribed burning in African grasslands and savannas for wildlife management
by Winston S.W. Trollope and Lynne A. Trollope

Community-based fire management in the Miombo woodlands: A case study from Bukombe District, Shinyanga, Tanzania
by Edwin Nssoko

The Firewise Communities Program: Promoting wildfire protection in the wildland-urban interface
by Alix Rogstad

Developing a community-based forest health and fire management plan: The story of Ruidoso
by Rick DeIaco

The fire in the machine
by Stephen J. Pyne

Briefly noted:
Selected news of interest
Selected resources of interest

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In ALN No. 56, November/December 2004, and ALN No. 57, May/June 2005, our focus shifts to water efficiency.

As always, water is a topic of crucial concern to drylands residents. Due in large part to continuing world population growth and to people's rising expectations for a better life, the demand for water is constantly increasing. But most major sources of fresh water are already known and exploited, so where is this additional water to come from? One major step towards meeting the world's growing water needs is more efficient use of already available water resources. "Water efficiency" is an umbrella term that can cover strategies ranging from water harvesting to wastewater reuse, and that can be applied at levels ranging from the individual to the governmental. What are some of these strategies, and what new innovations are being developed? How and where are various water efficiency strategies being applied? What additional steps need to be taken by individuals, the private sector, and the public sector to encourage more efficient water use?

Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. in either of these issues, are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.

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