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Handbook of Catchment Management

Robert Ferrier (Editor), Alan Jenkins (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7122-9
560 pages
November 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book addresses the fundamental requirement for an interdisciplinary catchment based approach to managing and protecting   water resources that crucially includes an understanding of land use and its management.   In this approach the hydrological cycle links mountains to the sea, and ecosystems in rivers, groundwaters, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and coasts forming an essential continuum directly influenced by human activity.

The book provides a synthesis of current and future thinking in catchment management, and shows how the specific problems that arise in water use policy can be addressed within the context of an integrated approach to management. The book is written for advanced students, researchers, fellow academics and water sector professionals such as planners and regulators. The intention is to highlight examples and case studies that have resonance not only within   natural sciences and engineering but with academics in other fields such as   socio-economics, law and policy.

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List of contributors

Preface

Acknowledgements 1. The Catchment Management Concept: Robert C. Ferrier (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen) and Alan Jenkins (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford)

2. Wetland Management: Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford) and J. Owen Mountford (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford)

3. Flood Management: Ralph M. J. Schielen (Centre for Water Management, Lelystad)

4. Ecological Consequences of River Channel Management: Nikolai Friberg (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen)

5. Managing Agricultural Catchments to Sustain Production and Water Quality: Andrew Sharpley (University of Arkansas), Marty Matlock (University of Arkansas), Louise Heathwaite (Centre for Sustainable Water Management, Lancaster University) and Tom Simpson (Water Stewardship, Inc., Annapolis)

6. Effluent Management: Alan Jenkins (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford) and Robert Ferrier (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen)

7. Managing Urban Runoff: J. Bryan Ellis (Urban Pollution Research Centre, Middlesex University)

8. Catchment to Coast Systems - Managing Microbial Pollutants for Bathing and Shellfish Harvesting Waters: David Kay (School of Geography, University of Leeds), Adrian McDonald (School of Geography, University of Leeds), Carl Stapleton (School of Geography, University of Leeds), Mark Wyer (School of Geography, University of Leeds) and John Crowther (School of Geography, University of Leeds)

9. Irrigation Management in a Catchment Context: Shahbaz Khan (UNESCO, Paris)

10. Managing Potable Water Supplies: Bernard Barraque (LATTS-ENPC, Marne-la-Vallée)

11. Managing Catchments for Hydropower Generation: Haakon Thaulow (Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo), Arve Tvede (Statkraft Energy Production, Environment and Concessions, Lilleaker), Tor Simon Pedersen (Statkraft Energy Production, Environment and Concessions, Oslo) and Karin Seelos (Statkraft Energi AS, Oslo)

12. The Danube River - The Most International River Basin: Philip Weller (International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Vienna)

13. Murray-Darling Basin - Integrated Management in a Large, Dry and Thirsty Basin: Sarah Ryan (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra)

14. Water Resources in South East England - A Dilemma in Sustainable Development: John C. Rodda (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford)

15. Managing the Catchments of the Great Barrier Reef: Jane Waterhouse (CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship and Reef Water Quality Partnership, Aitkenvale), Mike Grundy (CSIRO Land and Water, St Lucia), Iain Gordon (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Aitkenvale), Jon Brodie (Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, Douglas), Rachel Eberhard (Eberhard Consulting Pty Ltd, Dutton Park) and Hugh Yorkston (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville)

16. Catchment Management Case Study - Senegal River: Mike C. Acreman (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford)

17. Laguna De Bay - A Tropical Lake Under Pressure: Maria Victoria O. Espaldon (School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos)

18. Chesapeake Bay Catchment Management - Lessons Learned from a Collaborative, Science-Based Approach to Water Quality Restoration: Tom Simpson (Water Stewardship, Inc., Annapolis)

19. The Glasgow Strategic Drainage Plan: J. Bryan Ellis (Urban Pollution Research Centre, Middlesex University)

20. The Ruhr Catchment (Germany) - The Contribution of Reservoirs to Integrated River Basin Management: Gerd Morgenschweis (Water Resources Management Department of Ruhrverband, Essen)

21. Evolution of River Basin Management in the Okavango System, Southern Africa: Piotr Wolski (University of Botswana, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre), Lars Ramberg (University of Botswana, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre), Lapo Magole (University of Botswana, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre) and Dominic Mazvimavi (University of Botswana, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre)

22. Basin Management Approaches Used in a High-latitude Northern Catchment - The Mackenzie River Basin: Frederick J. Wrona (Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, Environment Canada,University of Victoria), Joseph M. Culp (Canadian Rivers Institute, Environment Canada, University of New Brunswick) and Terry D. Prowse (Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, Environment Canada, University of Victoria)

23. The Future for Catchment Management: Robert C. Ferrier (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen), Alan Jenkins (Centre for Ecology and Hydrolog, , Wallingford y) and Kirsty Blackstock (The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen)

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Bob Ferrier is the Head of the Catchment Research Group at the Macaulay Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Physical Sciences, University of Aberdeen. He is a hydrochemist whose research focuses on modeling the consequences of environmental change on water resources and on addressing the global challenge of diffuse pollution. In 2006, he was the first International Flagship Fellow for CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Programme advising on research in relation to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Alan Jenkins is the Water Science Director at the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and an Honorary Professor in hydrochemical modeling in the Department of Geography, University College London. His background is in water quality modeling with particular focus on the impact of diffuse pollutants on headwater streams. He is the chair of the UK Committee for National and International Hydrology and recently completed a term of office on the Bureau of the UNESCO International Hydrology Programme.

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“This is a comprehensive and helpful addition to the bookshelf of any scientist or decision maker concerned with water resources in the 21st Century.” (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation ,May 2010

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