River Dynamics and Integrated River Management

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

  • 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
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"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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Zhao-Yin (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Basic Concepts and Management Issues of Rivers

    Wang, Zhao-Yin (et al.)

    Pages 5-52

  • Vegetation-Erosion Dynamics

    Wang, Zhao-Yin (et al.)

    Pages 53-122

  • Mountain Rivers and Incised Channels

    Wang, Zhao-Yin (et al.)

    Pages 123-191

  • Debris Flows and Landslides

    Wang, Zhao-Yin (et al.)

    Pages 193-264

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eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25652-3
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25651-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
River Dynamics and Integrated River Management
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights in China: Tsinghua University Press
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25652-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25652-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25651-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 847
Additional Information
Jointly published with Tsinghua University Press
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