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Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwaters - Josef Krecek

Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwaters

By: Josef Krecek (Editor), G. Rajwar (Editor), Martin Haigh (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9789054107262
Number Of Pages: 208

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This set of papers presents a description of the synthesis of hydrological problems and various environmental implications and management strategies for different highland and headwater regions of the world. Regions covered include the Himalayas, Russian mountains, Amazonia, and upland Wales.

The Contributors
Introduction to Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwatersp. 1
Headwater Ecosystems: Their Stability, Productivity, System Dynamics and the Role of Climate Changep. 7
Challenges for Environmental Management in the Headwaters of the Western Himalaya: An Introductionp. 21
Water Erosion and Sediment Yield in Mountain Areas: Natural Preconditionsp. 27
Soil Erosion and Regional Ecological Management in the Headwater Area of Eastern China - A Case Study in the Tianmu Mountainsp. 35
Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport Depending on Land Use in the Watershedp. 43
Sediment Transport in the Rivers of Central Albaniap. 53
Soil Erosion Control in Hungaryp. 63
Field Studies on Sediment Transport and Debris Flows in Small Basins of the Italian Alpsp. 71
Deforestation of Amazonia: Global Climate Impactsp. 81
Effects of Acid Atmospheric Deposition on Watersheds in Central Europep. 93
The Effect of Clear Cutting, Waste Wood Collecting and Site Preparation on the Nitrate Nitrogen Leaching to Groundwaterp. 101
Modelling the Hydrological Controls on Aluminum Leaching in a Forest Soil Impacted by Acid Deposition in Upland Walesp. 109
Air Pollution Deposition Variability in a Slovene Alpine Headwater as a Consequence of Topography and General Circulation Assessed by Theoretical Modelp. 117
Two Headwater Lakes, a Centre of Research for Long Term Monitoring in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canadap. 131
Resource Management and Land Use Options in Mountain Watersheds: GIS Based Simulation Modellingp. 147
Integration of Remote Sensing and Digital Terrain Models for Land Cover Classifications, Thematic Mapping and Regional Planning in Val Malenco (Italian Alps)p. 157
Problems of Headwater Management in the Central Himalayap. 171
Socioeconomic and Institutional Constraints on the Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices in the USA: Implications for Sustainable Agriculturep. 185
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ISBN: 9789054107262
ISBN-10: 905410726X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 1996
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1