World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

Commencement Date / Completion Date1992 - UNSPECIFIED
Contributors Dr. Hanspeter Liniger (Principle Investigator)
Publications Liniger, Hanspeter; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Hauert, Christine; Gurtner, Mats (2011). Sustainable Land Management in Practice: Guidelines and Best Practices for Sub-Saharan Africa, FAO, Rome, Italy Bern: Geographisches Institut der Universität Bern
Schwilch, Gudrun; Hessel, Rudi; Verzandvoort, Simone (eds.) (2012). Desire for greener land: Options for sustainable land management in drylands. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Liniger, Hanspeter; Critchley, William; Gurtner, Mats; Schwilch, Gudrun; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (eds.) (2007). Where the land is greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide. Wageningen et al.: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)
Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Liniger, Hanspeter (2013). Water harvesting: guidelines to good practice. Bern: Centre for Development and Environment
Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter; Hurni, Hans (2014). Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices in Drylands: How Do They Address Desertification Threats? Environmental management, 54(5), pp. 983-1004. Springer 10.1007/s00267-013-0071-3
Giger, Markus; Liniger, Hanspeter; Sauter, Caspar; Schwilch, Gudrun (2015). Economic benefits and costs of Sustainable Land Management Technologies: An analysis of WOCAT's global data. Land degradation & development, 29(4), pp. 962-974. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.2429
Panagea, I. S.; Daliakopoulos, I. N.; Tsanis, I. K.; Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Evaluation of promising technologies for soil salinity amelioration in Timpaki (Crete): A participatory approach. Solid Earth, 7(1), pp. 177-190. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-7-177-2016
Mekdaschi, Rima; Providoli, Isabelle; Liniger, Hanspeter (2016). Sharing knowledge to spread sustainable land management. In: Chabay, Ilan; Frick, Martin; Helgeson, Jennifer (eds.) Land restoration: Reclaiming landscapes for a sustainable future (pp. 543-545). Cambridge, USA: Academic Press
Costantini, Edoardo A. C.; Branquinho, Cristina; Nunes, Alice; Schwilch, Gudrun; Stavi, Ilan; Valdecantos, Alejandro; Zucca, Claudio (2016). Soil indicators to assess the effectiveness of restoration strategies in dryland ecosystems. Solid Earth, 7(2), pp. 397-414. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/se-7-397-2016
Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole; Schwilch, Gudrun; Providoli, Isabelle; Mekdaschi, Rima (2016). Upscaling SLM by proving overall benefits and improving knowledge sharing and evidence-based decision making (Unpublished). In: Global Land Project - Open Science Meeting. Beijing, China. 24.-27.10.2016.
Schwilch, Gudrun (2016). Learning from and sharing best practice in the management of drylands (Unpublished). In: Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice. London, United Kingdom. 30.-31.03.2016.
Harari, Nicole; Gavilano, Alexandra; Liniger, Hanspeter (2017). where people and their land are safer: A Compendium of Good Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern and Swiss NGO Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Platform, with Bern Open Publishing
Fleskens, Luuk; Bakkenes, Michel; Ritsema, Coen; Ten Brink, Ben; Oostindie, Klaas; Schwilch, Gudrun (2017). A high-resolution spatially-explicit methodology to assess global soil organic carbon restoration potential (Unpublished). In: Global Symposium on soil organic carbon: Unlocking the potential of mitigating and adapting to a changing climate. FAO, Rome, Italy. 21-23 March 2017.
Schwilch, Gudrun (2018). Sustainable soil management through a transdisciplinary assessment and valuation of ecosystem services (Unpublished). In: BONARES Conference 2018. "Soil as a Sustainable Ressource". Berlin, Germany. 26-28 February 2018.
Jendoubi, Donia; Hodel, Elias; Liniger, Hanspeter; Subhatu, Alemtsehay Teklay (2019). Land degradation assessment using landscape unit approach and normalized difference vegetation index in Northwest of Tunisia. Journal of mediterranean ecology, 17, pp. 3-13. Firma Effe Publisher
Jendoubi, Donia; Liniger, Hanspeter; Karbout, Nissaf; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Critchley, William (2018). Effects of land use management, landscape forms and soil types on soil organic carbon in the watershed of Wadi Beja in Northwest of Tunisia (Unpublished). In: Swiss Geosciences Meeting "A habitable planet". Bern, Switzerland. 30 November - 1 December 2018.
Jendoubi, Donia; Harari, Nicole; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima (2019). Vers une Gestion Durable des Terres (GDT). Une collection des bonnes pratiques en Tunisie [Textbook] . Aide à la décision pour l'intégration et l'extension de la gestion durable des terres. FAO Organisation de Nation Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Global Environment Facility, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern
Gara, Ahlem; Gader, Khouloud; Jendoubi, Donia; Bergaoui, Mohamed (2018). Protection against floods of the urban watersheds of Sidi Thabet in the lower valley of the Medjerda catchment (Tunisia). Journal of mediterranean ecology, 16, pp. 37-49. Firma Effe Publisher
Karbout, Nissaf; Jendoubi, Donia; Ibrahim, Nadhem; Moussa, Mohamed; Boussnina, Habib (2018). The impact of the landfill operations on the revival of ancient oases in southern Tunisia. Syrian journal of agricultural research, 5(2), pp. 210-216. General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR)
Gara, Ahlem; Gader, Khouloud; Jendoubi, Donia; Khlifi, Slaheddine; Vanclooster, Marnik; Bouvier, Christophe (2018). Evaluating the hydrological behavior of a Mediterranean catchment under climate change: Application in the Siliana upstream catchment (Unpublished). In: International Conference on Water Energy Environment and Society (ICWEES 2018). Tunis, Tunisia. 08-15 May 2018.
Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole; van Lynden, Godert; Fleiner, Renate; de Leeuw, Jan; Bai, Zhanguo; Critchley, William (2019). Achieving land degradation neutrality: The role of SLM knowledge in evidence-based decision-making. Environmental science & policy, 94, pp. 123-134. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.01.001
van Haren, Nathalie; Fleiner, Renate; Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole (2019). Contribution of community-based initiatives to the sustainable development goal of Land Degradation Neutrality. Environmental science & policy, 94, pp. 211-219. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.017
Gonzalez-Roglich, Mariano; Zvoleff, Alex; Noon, Monica; Liniger, Hanspeter; Fleiner, Renate; Harari, Nicole; Garcia, Cesar (2019). Synergizing global tools to monitor progress towards land degradation neutrality: Trends.Earth and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies sustainable land management database. Environmental science & policy, 93, pp. 34-42. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.019
García, César Luis; Teich, Ingrid; Gonzalez-Roglich, Mariano; Kindgard, Adolfo Federico; Ravelo, Andrés Carlos; Liniger, Hanspeter (2019). Land degradation assessment in the Argentinean Puna: Comparing expert knowledge with satellite-derived information. Environmental science & policy, 91, pp. 70-80. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.10.018
Islam, Rahatul; Jendoubi, Donia; Shoaib, Jalal Uddin Md.; Peterman, Wendy; Ali, Sayeda Sabrina (2019). Ridge and Ditch Technique: A Strategy for Sustainable Land Management in Swampy Land Areas in Southern Bangladesh. Case studies in the environment, 3(1), pp. 1-11. University of California Press 10.1525/cse.2018.001305
Jendoubi, Donia; Liniger, Hanspeter; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2019). Impacts of land use and topography on soil organic carbon in a Mediterranean landscape (north-western Tunisia). SOIL, 5(2), pp. 239-251. Copernicus 10.5194/soil-5-239-2019
Gara, Ahlem; Gader, Khouloud; Khlifi, Slaheddine; Vanclooster, Marnik; Jendoubi, Donia; Bouvier, Christophe (2020). The added value of spatially distributed meteorological data for simulating hydrological processes in a small Mediterranean catchment. Acta geophysica, 68(1), pp. 133-153. Versita 10.1007/s11600-019-00379-y
Piemontese, Luigi; Castelli, Giulio; Fetzer, Ingo; Barron, Jennie; Liniger, Hanspeter; Harari, Nicole; Bresci, Elena; Jaramillo, Fernando (2020). Estimating the global potential of water harvesting from successful case studies. Global environmental change, 63, p. 102121. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102121
Providoli, Isabelle; Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl; Liniger, Hanspeter (October 2020). Bringing Sustainability Science to Cambodia - Enabling Transformative Learning and Education through Joint Development of a Curriculum on Sustainable Development (Unpublished). In: 7th Responsible Management Education Research Conference. School of Applied Sciences. Graubünden, Switzerland. 19-21 October.
Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl; Liniger, Hanspeter; Providoli, Isabelle (September 2020). Bringing Sustainability Science to Cambodia - Enabling Transformative Learning and Education through Joint Development of a Curriculum on Sustainable Development (Unpublished). In: Higher Education Summit 2020. Bern, Switzerland. 31 August - 02 September 2020.
van den Elsen, Erik; Stringer, Lindsay C.; De Ita, Cecilia; Hessel, Rudi; Kéfi, Sonia; Schneider, Florian D.; Bautista, Susana; Mayor, Angeles G.; Baudena, Mara; Rietkerk, Max; Valdecantos, Alejandro; Vallejo, Victoriano R.; Geeson, Nichola; Brandt, C. Jane; Fleskens, Luuk; Hemerik, Lia; Panagos, Panos; Valente, Sandra; Keizer, Jan J.; Schwilch, Gudrun; ... (2020). Advances in Understanding and Managing Catastrophic Ecosystem Shifts in Mediterranean Ecosystems. Frontiers in ecology and evolution, 8 Frontiers Media 10.3389/fevo.2020.561101
Providoli, Isabelle; Tim, Sophea; Harari, Nicole; Liniger, Hanspeter; Herweg, Karl (8 June 2021). Enhancing capacities of the young generation in Cambodia - Addressing issues of food insecurity, land degradation, climate change and disaster risk through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (Unpublished). In: Webinar of SDC thematic networks: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and the Role of Education. online. 08 June 2021.
Piemontese, Luigi; Kamugisha, Rick Nelson; Barron, Jennie; Tukahirwa, Joy Margaret Biteete; Harari, Nicole; Jaramillo, Fernando (2022). Investing in sustainable intensification for smallholders: quantifying large-scale costs and benefits in Uganda. Environmental Research Letters, 17(4), 045010. IOP Publishing 10.1088/1748-9326/ac5ae0
Graf, Stefan; Providoli, Isabelle; Waelti, Pascale; Studer, Christoph (2022). Gestion intégrée des bassins versants et gestion durable des terres dans la région de Midelt au Moyen Atlas, Maroc : Analyse d’études de cas. Berne et Zollikofen: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, et Haute École des Sciences Agronomiques, Forestières et Alimentaires (HAFL), Haute École Spécialisée Bernoise, avec Bern Open Publishing (BOP)
Harari, Nicole; Allheilig, Gaby (May 2022). We have to do a better job of tapping the synergies between the three Rio Conventions. In: CDE Spotlight. Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
Teich, Ingrid; Harari, Nicole; Caza, Pablo; Henao‐Henao, Juan Pablo; Lopez, Juan Calles; Raviolo, Eugenia; Díaz‐González, Ana María; González, Hernán; Bastidas, Soledad; Morales‐Opazo, Cristian; García, César Luis (2023). An interactive system to map land degradation and inform decision‐making to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality via convergence of evidence across scales: a case study in Ecuador. Land degradation & development, 34(15), pp. 4475-4487. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 10.1002/ldr.4645
Tim, Sophea; Providoli, Isabelle; Sien, Teamhy; Yim, Soksophors; Kim, Soben; Liniger, Hanspeter (2023). Strengthening climate resilience of rural communities by co-producing landscape-specific integrated farming systems in Cambodia. Journal of land use science, 18(1), pp. 152-175. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1747423X.2023.2190740
Critchley, William; Harari, Nicole; Mollee, Eefke; Mekdaschi-Studer, Rima; Eichenberger, Joana (2023). Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change Adaptation for Small-Scale Land Users in Sub-Saharan Africa. Land, 12(6), p. 1206. MDPI 10.3390/land12061206
Lemann, Tatenda; Allheilig, Gaby (December 2023). “We still have scope to adapt our land management”. In: CDE Spotlight. Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
Milne, Eleanor; Providoli, Isabelle (2023). Education, capacity building and partnerships: carbon farming and sustainable land management in SEA (Unpublished). In: Roundtable Discussion Series on Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems in Southeast Asia. Los Baños, Philippines. 18-19 April 2023.
Critchley, William; Harari, Nicole; Delve, Robert (2023). Supporting Extension Services to Scale Up Sustainable Land Management. The potential of WOCAT’s tools and methods International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Harari, Nicole; Mekdaschi Studer, Rima; Bastidas Fegan, Soledad; Schlingloff, Stefan; Brès, Aurélie (eds.) (2023). Promoting sustainable land management through evidence-based decision support (In Press). Rome, Italy: FAO 10.4060/cc6118en

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