River Conservation and Management

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Philip Boon, Paul Raven
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2012 - Nature - 448 pages
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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:

  • Catchment management, ecosystem integrity and the threats to river ecosystems – this covers progress on  understanding and addressing the pressures affecting rivers, many of which will be amplified by climate change and increasing human demands for water;
  • Methods and approaches – illustrating some recent techniques that have been developed to assess condition and conservation status across  different types of river;
  • Recovery and rehabilitation – providing an insight into the principles, practice, public involvement and institutional networks that support and make improvements to modified river reaches;
  • Integrating nature conservation into wider river management –demonstrating the importance of integrated planning, involvement of local communities and the use of adaptive management in achieving multiple environmental and economic benefits along rivers used for different purposes.

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.

 

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Contents

Catchment Conservation Ecosystem Integrity and Threats
15
Newson
29
Carolina Bozetti Rodrigues
59
6
69
7
79
David Brito
91
17
131
Venturing into Unexplored Territories 135 Ian Dodkins Francisca Aguiar and Maria Teresa Ferreira
135
50 Years of Ecological Recovery
261
Key Factors in the Management and Conservation of Temporary
273
Nigel T H Holmes
285
25
297
Richard A Stillman
309
Isabelle Durance
313
Anne E Jensen
325
An IndividualBased Model of SwanMacrophyte Conflicts on a Chalk River
339

The Use of Bryophytes for Fluvial Assessment of Mountain Streams
143
JWST110fm
156
Newson
157
David J Gilvear
159
November 30 2011
175
Ted Gragson
183
Barbara Ondiviela
193
Malcolm T Greenwood
211
Recovery and Rehabilitation
223
The Emscher River
243
A LongTerm
249
Integrating Habitat Conservation with Amenity and Recreational Uses Along
345
Paul Kemp
354
29
357
45
369
Dealing With an Uncertain Future
381
59
383
Index
403
69
409
Lei Guangchun
410
339
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