Living Rivers: Trends and Challenges in Science and Management

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R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.M.J. Ragas, A.J.M. Smits, G.van der Velde
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 20, 2007 - Science - 371 pages
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All over the world, sustainable river basin management is a leading principle of policy plans and legal instruments for water management (e.g. the European Water Framework Directive). The evidence, however, to underpin the full scope of sustainability is rather scanty. In this book an integrative perspective on trends and challenges in river science and management is demonstrated. The three pillars underneath sustainable water management, ecology, economy and sociology, are elaborated by experts in their fields. A number of papers integrate the current knowledge on the structure, functioning and management of ‘living rivers’. The book includes data and experiences concerning the rivers Allier, Meuse, Rhine, Sava and Tagliamento in Europe and the river Illinois in the USA. Sustainable river basin management asks for un-orthodox rehabilitation programmes and ecosystem based and transboundary management approaches.

 

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Contents

aquatic ecologist and environmental scientist
1
Functioning of River Systems
19
a generic multimedia fate model for predicting the fate of chemicals in river catchments
20
Trophic relationships in the Rhine food web during invasion and after establishment of the PontoCaspian invader Dikerogammarus villosus
39
a comparative study of 10 terrestrial grassland species
59
Succession and rejuvenation in floodplains along the river Allier France
71
Airborne laser scanning as a tool for lowland floodplain vegetation monitoring
87
potential recruitment to the river Meuse
104
Analysis of naturalization alternatives for the recovery of moistsoil plants in the floodplain of the Illinois River
217
fish and macroinvertebrates
229
Flood detention nature development and water quality along the lowland river Sava Croatia
243
Challenges and Obstacles to Sustainable Management
258
ecological research as the basis for water management and nature management
259
Advancing science for water resources management
277
perspective for river management
289
Emergent principles for river management
309

Amphibian diversity and nestedness in a dynamic floodplain river Tagliamento NEItaly
121
Modelling recolonisation of heterogeneous river floodplains by small mammals
135
The importance of hydrodynamics for protected and endangered biodiversity of lowland rivers
153
Rehabilitation of Riverine Ecosystems
163
Biogeochemical constraints on the ecological rehabilitation of wetland vegetation in river floodplains
164
Effects of rewetting measures in Dutch raised bog remnants on assemblages of aquatic Rotifera and microcrustaceans
187
Biological traits successfully predict the effects of restoration management on macroinvertebrates in shallow softwater lakes
201
a water managers perspective
317
deep institutional change or adaptation strategy?
326
Changing estuaries changing views
339
Synthesis
356
trends and challenges in science and management
357
Subject index
368
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