River Conservation and Management
Philip Boon, Paul Raven
Wiley, Feb 10, 2012 - Nature - 424 pages
This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years.
The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York. Thirty-one chapters, with contributions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia provide a wide-ranging perspective on this complex but profoundly important subject.
Following an introduction that chronicles the most important contextual changes, the book is organized into four broad topics:
The final chapter discusses the challenges faced in dealing with an uncertain future.
More than 1200 different references and numerous web-site citations provide the reader with an invaluable source of knowledge on the subject area.