In recent years, there has been growing concern about the management of wetlands, particularly in the USA and increasingly in Europe. These wetlands, ranging from a small harbour, such as Christchurch in the UK, to the large mangrove swamps of Malaysia, are natural resources which require comprehensive management. Whilst considerable research has been undertaken and documented on the management of wetland ecosystems, little emphasis has been focused on the geomorphic, hydraulic and hydrologic behaviour of wetlands and the consequent implications for practical management solutions. "Wetland Management" summarises the key components of successful wetland restoration programmes and provides all those involved in the management of wetlands with an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes and the socio-economic aspects affecting wetlands and how these processes and economic implications are influenced by engineers, scientists and planners.
* From reclamation to restoration - changing perspectives in wetland management * Lessons learned from wetlands restoration and enhancement * Physical processes in tidal wetland restoration * Water treatment systems - the need for flexibility * Management initiatives for coastal wetlands * The management of lagoons to conserve their natural heritage