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The effects of human actions in small-scale water development initiatives and the associated hydrological research activities are basically unspecified. We argue that more explicit attention helps to design more appropriate answers to the challenges faced in field studies. A more systematic approach is proposed that would be useful when designing field projects: two sets of questions on (1) dealing with surprises and (2) cost–benefits of data gathering.
Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4093–4115, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4093-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4093–4115, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4093-2016

Research article 10 Oct 2016

Research article | 10 Oct 2016

Towards systematic planning of small-scale hydrological intervention-based research

Kharis Erasta Reza Pramana and Maurits Willem Ertsen

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The effects of human actions in small-scale water development initiatives and the associated hydrological research activities are basically unspecified. We argue that more explicit attention helps to design more appropriate answers to the challenges faced in field studies. A more systematic approach is proposed that would be useful when designing field projects: two sets of questions on (1) dealing with surprises and (2) cost–benefits of data gathering.
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