Watershed Management: Practice, Policies, and Coordination
Robert J. Reimold
MacGraw-Hill, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 391 pages
Successful approaches to protecting and improving watershed resources Ensuring a safe and adequate supply of water requires the combined efforts and expertise of resource managers, engineers, planners, technical experts, and policy analysts worldwide. This contributed volume is unique in recognizing this need and provides today's first truly comprehensive, international coverage of effective watershed management. Experts representing the full spectrum of environmental professions and viewpoints provide detailed case studies of how watershed management is being implemented around the world, focusing on the United States, France, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, the Nile River, and other areas. Successful approaches such as whole watershed and full stakeholder involvement; watershed sanitary surveys; urban watershed management; river basin planning; integrated management and water resource protection; watershed-based coastal management wetlands restoration; water quality monitoring and assessment; stormwater and other nonpoint pollution source management; water withdrawal; wastewater discharge permitting; and other tools for cost-effective watershed management are highlighted. Mathematical models demonstrate how various systems can besuccessfully managed for future sustainability.
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