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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Management | River Dynamics and Integrated River Management

River Dynamics and Integrated River Management

Wang, Zhao-Yin, Lee, Joseph H.W., Melching, Charles S.

Jointly published with Tsinghua University Press

2015, XII, 847 p.

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  • Covers vegetation-erosion dynamics
  • Details the artificial step-pool system for debris flow control and stream restoration
  • Discusses stream ecology assessment and restoration strategies
  • Provides a broad understanding of the fluvial processes of hyperconcentrated rivers

"River Dynamics and Integrated River Management” provides comprehensive information on rivers for integrated management, including natural processes, stresses resulting from human activities, and restoration of various parts of the river basin, including the watershed, mountain streams, alluvial rivers, estuaries, and natural and man-made lakes. Essential concepts, traditional and modern, such as river patterns, step-pool systems, vegetation-erosion charts, habitat diversity, and flushing times of bays, are clearly defined physically and explained with figures and pictures. Detailed mathematics and rigorous analyses are avoided so as to facilitate a holistic view of the subject of integrated river management. Researchers can easily familiarize themselves with the science of river management in its widest sense with the impressive pictures and examples in this book.
Dr. Zhaoyin Wang is a professor at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. Dr. Joseph H.W. Lee is a Chair Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China. Dr. Charles S. Melching is a Professor at the College of Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Geomorphology - Hydraulic Engineering - Stream Ecology - TUP

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Hydrology and Water Resources - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity - Paleoenvironmental Sciences

Table of contents 

Basic concepts and management issues of rivers.- Vegetation-Erosion Dynamics.- Debris flows and landslides.- Mountain streams and incised channels.- Sediment movement and fluvial processes.- Flood defence and water and sediment management of alluvial rivers with particular reference to the Yellow River.- Management of impounded rivers with the Three Gorges Project as a case study.- Deltaic processes and estuary management.- River ecology and stream restoration.- Environment and water quality.- Integrated river management.

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Distribution rights in China: Tsinghua University Press

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