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Restoration of Degraded Rivers : Challenges, Issues and Experiences - Daniel P. Loucks

Restoration of Degraded Rivers

Challenges, Issues and Experiences

By: Daniel P. Loucks (Editor)

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Published: 28th February 1998
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There have been frequent, extensive efforts made over recent decades to develop and manage water resource systems to meet multiple purposes and objectives, especially for large rivers. Control of the spatial and temporal distribution of water in those rivers in order to meet more effectively a variety of economic in-stream and off-stream purposes and uses and increased point and non-point pollutant loadings has often reduced the health of the rivers' aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and decreased the rivers' floodplain and wetland areas. The result has been a loss in ecosystem biodiversity and reduced self-purification capacities and an increase in the magnitude of the peak flows - and economic damage - accompanying major floods. This book focuses on the central issue of how best to design, manage and operate water control facilities so as to meet ecological and environmental as well as economic objectives - objectives that in some ways may be in conflict with one another. Numerous case examples are described, covering the restoration needs and activities taking place in river basins in Central Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and North America. Methods of organizing, planning, financing, managing and negotiating agreements associated with river rehabilitation activities are also presented.

Preface
Overview
Restoration of Degraded Water Resource Systems: Issues, Opportunities, Challenges and Experiences
Restoration through Imagination in Planning and Management
Case Studies
Ecological Problems of River Systems Regulated by Reservoirs
A Conceptual Study on the Rehabilitation of the Lignite Mining Area South of Leipzig
Restoration of Degraded River Basins: A Review of the Ave River Project
Aspects of River Basin Management in Russia: The Example of the Ob
Rehabilitation of the Tagus Estuary
The River Acheloos' Diversion Project for Rehabilitation of Water Resources
Hydroecological Problems of Big River Basins: Origins and Possible Solutions
Problems of Large Scale Basins of Russia
Environmental Consequences of Water Resource Development in California
River Restoration in European Lowland River Systems
Environmental Restoration of Surface and Groundwater in the Upper Tisza Basin
States Water Resources Experience Related to European Water Management Concerns
Ili-Balkash Basin: The State and Prospects of Nature Management
The Development Plan of the Transboundary Euphrates-Tigris Basin and Environmental Considerations
Siberian Rivers and Their Environmental Problems
Water Quality and Environmental Degradation in the Tom River Basin (Western Siberia): The Need for an Integrated Management Approach
Methodologies
Organization, Management and Financing of Environmental Rehabilitation Projects: Experiences in Eastern Germany
Computer-Supported Restoration of Rivers in Germany
A Decision Support System for Planning Environmental Flow Allocations
The Impact of Land Reclamation Upon the Landscapes of Large River Basins
Guidelines for Riverine Water Quality Rehabilitation and Management During Economic Transition: Institutions, Economics and Alternative Strategies
Integrated Groundwater Management for Open Pit Mining Regions: The Role of Sophisticated Numerical Tools for Interactive Monitoring, Predictive Modelling and Decision-Making
Based Support for Planning and Negotiation on Environmental Rehabilitation of Water Resource Systems
Water Resource Conflict Resolution Based on Interactive Tradeoffs Display
Aided Modelling of Groundwater Situations in Open Pit Mining Areas
Index
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ISBN: 9780792349426
ISBN-10: 0792349423
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 28th February 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.93