The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins

Editors: Brils, J., Brack, W., Müller-Grabherr, D., Négrel, P., Vermaat, J.E. (Eds.)

  • Provides a profound understanding of the functioning of river ecosystems
  • Offers guiding principles for a successful management of river basins
  • Enhances the cost-effectiveness of management measures 
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The growing impacts of economic activities and climate change on the conditions of rivers throughout the world, require a new, integrated approach towards river basin management, an approach that can also cope with an uncertain future. In this volume, leading European scientists and representatives of major stakeholder groups present risk-informed management as this new approach, as developed in the European Commission-funded project RISKBASE. It aims to improve the ecological quality of river basins and thus to sustain the goods and services they provide for the benefit of society. Risk-informed management involves the integrated application of three key-principles:

·       Being well informed

·       Managing adaptively

·       Pursuing a participatory approach

The authors explain and underpin these principles in detail, offer inspiring examples from practice and connect them to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).

This book is intended for scientists, consultants and practitioners concerned about river basins, world-wide, as well as the drafters and implementers of the WFD River Basin Management Plans.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Need for Risk-Informed River Basin Management

    Brils, Jos (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Soil–Sediment–River Connections: Catchment Processes Delivering Pressures to River Catchments

    Négrel, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 21-52

  • Status and Causal Pathway Assessments Supporting River Basin Management

    Ohe, Peter C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-149

  • Monitoring Programmes, Multiple Stress Analysis and Decision Support for River Basin Management

    Ohe, Peter C. (et al.)

    Pages 151-182

  • Downscaling Scenarios as an Exploratory Tool for River Basin Management: An Introduction

    Vermaat, Jan E. (et al.)

    Pages 185-196

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins
Editors
  • Jos Brils
  • Werner Brack
  • Dietmar Müller-Grabherr
  • Philippe Négrel
  • Jan E. Vermaat
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38598-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38598-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38597-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42944-6
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 395
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