Environmental Contamination Remediation and Management

Multifunctional Wetlands

Pollution Abatement and Other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands

Editors: Nagabhatla, Nidhi, Metcalfe, Christopher D. (Eds.)

  • The chapters in the book collectively provide a comprehensive synthesis of both the opportunities and the challenges associated with using natural and constructed wetlands for pollution abatement, while preserving the other ecological functions of these complex ecosystems
  • The geographic and thematic scope of the book covers coastal mangrove forests in tropical ecosystems to tundra wetlands in the Canadian arctic, and the various book chapters describe the multi-functional dimensions of both natural and constructed wetlands in urban, rural and remote regions of the world
  • This book illustrates the multi-functionality of wetland ecosystems for flood control, disaster risk reduction, habitat restoration, biodiversity conservation and recreation
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About this book

This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. Through a series of case histories described in 10 chapters in the monograph, the readers will gain an understanding of the opportunities, as well as the challenges associated with reducing point and non-point source pollution using natural, restored or constructed wetlands.  The target audience will be water practitioners involved in projects utilizing integrated watershed management approaches to pollution abatement, as well as researchers who are designing projects focused on this topic.

About the authors

Nidhi Nagabhatla is a Programme Officer with the UN University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health.  She is a natural systems science specialist and a geospatial analyst and she has led, coordinated and implemented transdisciplinary projects and worked with multi-disciplinary research teams in various geographical regions and in varied thematic domains related to water and ecosystems, particularly in Asia, South Africa and West European regions. She has worked for more than 15 years with multiple international organizations (IWMI, World Fish Centre and IUCN), leading research and capacity development initiatives related to the themes of water and wetlands.

Chris Metcalfe is a Professor in the School of the Environment at Trent University in Canada and he is also a Senior Research Fellow with the UN University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health.  At Trent University, he is the Director of the Institute for Watershed Science, which coordinates research and capacity building projects involving both academic and government researchers. His area of expertise is the environmental fate and toxic effects of contaminants in the environment, including research on the removal of contaminants in constructed and natural wetland systems.

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 29, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67416-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 29, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67415-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multifunctional Wetlands
Book Subtitle
Pollution Abatement and Other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands
Editors
  • Nidhi Nagabhatla
  • Christopher D. Metcalfe
Series Title
Environmental Contamination Remediation and Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67416-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67416-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67415-5
Series ISSN
2522-5847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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