Restoring Floodplains in Europe: Policy Contexts and Project Experiences

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Timothy Moss, Jochen Monstadt
IWA Publishing, 2008 - Science - 355 pages
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Floodplains represent some of the most species-rich and endangered ecosystems in Europe. They are also hugely important for storing floodwaters, improving water quality, enhancing riparian landscapes, producing economic goods (such as timber) and supporting recreational pursuits. When, then, have so few schemes to restore a floodplain been put into practice? Whereas river restoration has in recent years become a widely practised form of environmental enhancement, floodplain restoration is under-developed, limited largely to a few, small-scale demonstration sites. This book explores the reasons behind the discrepancy between growing policy interest in floodplains and limited instances of restoration. It presents original, comparative analysis of the shifting policy contexts of floodplain restoration in the EU, Germany, France and England and Wales, illustrating how recent reforms and re-thinking are creating new opportunities for restoring floodplains. Case studies of six schemes to restore floodplains - two from each of the countries studied - demonstrate how these opportunities are being exploited, but also what difficulties are being encountered by project managers. The findings and recommendations of the book are targeted at researchers and professionals engaged in policy development and project implementation at EU, national and local levels in fields relevant to river and floodplain restoration.
 

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Contents

1_Introduction_FPR_2008pdf
3
2_Case_For_Restoration_2008pdf
16
2x_Block B_Final AP2pdf
44
3_FPR_Europe_2008pdf
47
4_FPR_Germany_2008pdf
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5_FPR_France_2008pdf
88
6_FPR_England_2008pdf
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6x_Block C_Final AP2pdf
148
8_FPR_Bourret_2008pdf
177
9_FPR_Long_Eau_2008pdf
201
9x_Block D_Final AP2pdf
227
10_FPR_Lenzen_2008pdf
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11_FPR_Bassee_2008pdf
261
12_FPR_Parret_2008pdf
286
12x_Block E_Final AP2pdf
315
13_FPR_Conclusions_2008pdf
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7_FPR_Rastatt_2008pdf
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About the author (2008)

Timothy Moss is the Deputy Director at the Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Germany.

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