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Rivers Handbook: The Science and Management of River Environments, Volume 2

Peter P. Calow (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-1386-4
536 pages
July 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Fast changing legislation and increasing environmental awareness within the non-scientific community demands that the modern approach to the management of rivers and water resources should be based on a sound understanding and application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes. In two volumes, The Rivers Handbook offers an expert and exhaustive insight into the principles, methods and tools of modern river management - always within an integrated and environmentally acceptable framework. This second volume develops the principles and philosophies expounded in the first volume into the management sphere, organizing the approach around problems, diagnosis and treatment.

  • A fully comprehensive reference to sound methods of modern river management.
  • The ideal information resource for all river managers.
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1. Perturbations And Biological Impacts:.

Rivers: Dynamic Components Of Catchment Ecosystems.

River Pollution.

Hydrological Change.

River Channel Change.

System Recovery.

2. Monitoring Programmes:.

Spatial And Temporal Problems With Monitoring.

Water-Quality Monitoring.

Biological Water-Quality Assessment Of Rivers: Use Of Macroinvertebrate Communities.

3. Modelling: Forecast And Prediction:.

Hydrology And Climate Change.

Modelling Hydrological Processes For River Management.

Water-Quality Modelling.

Sediment Transport And Channel Stability.

Prediction Of Biological Responses.

Evolution Of Instream Flow Habitat Modelling.

4. Management Options:.

Assessment Of Instream Flow Needs.

Control Rules For Regulating Reservoirs.

Water-Quality Control.

Environmentally Sensitive River Engineering.

Management Of Macropytic Vegetation.

Direct Control Of Fauna: Roles Of Hatcheries, Fish Stocking And Fishing Regulations.

Rehabilitation Of River Margins.

Restoration Of River Corridors: German Experiences.

5. Case Studies:.

Management Of The Upper Mississippi.

River Management In Cold Regions: A Case Study Of The River Laxa, North Iceland.

Dryland Rivers: Their Ecology, Conservation And Management

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  • A fully comprehensive reference to sound methods of modern river management.

  • The ideal information resource for all river managers.
See More
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