Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG22] Global Land Programme and Regional/Global Sustainability

Sun. May 20, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 202 (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Shigeko Haruyama(Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University), Qinxue Wang(国立研究開発法人 国立環境研究所), Chairperson:Himiyama Yukio(Emeritus Professor of Hokkaido University of Education), Rustiadi Ernan(Bogor Agricultural University)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

[HCG22-05] Sustainable Agriculture Land Use Pattern and Water Resource Management in the Himalayan Geomorphology of Ladakh since Centuries

★Invited Papers

*S Arun Das1, Amin Noori Deldar2, Kazuko Tatsumi3, Koichi Kimoto4 (1.Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Mysore INDIA., 2.Research Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Mysore INDIA., 3.Professor, Faculty of Economics, Fukuoka University, JAPAN., 4.Professor, Center for Hands-on Learning Programs, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo)

Keywords:Sustainability, Land Use, Himalaya, Geomorphology, Water Resource Management, Leh Ladakh

Himalaya is known for lofty mountains, and an intermix of glacial and fluvial denudation. Because of high altitude and snow melt streams, the vegetative cover is seen only along the river banks and in the open valleys. Ladakh Himalayas are situated in the North Eastern part of Jammu Kashmir State of Indian Union. In this mountainous region, there are many settlements situated at various altitudes varying from 3500 to 5300 meters, which are deprived of Electric city and motor-able road. These villages have taken origin purely on the natural guidance of geomorphology, the altitude and the availability of water. The main objective of this paper is to highlight the significance of the geomorphology in the origin of the settlements as early as 500 years ago. Secondly, an overall analysis of terrain and the land use pattern are focused to reveal the agriculture, housing and water resource management. Thirdly, this paper highlights the role of geomorphology based land use, occupation and livelihood(Including Tourism) as an indicators of long lasted Sustainability.