Management of Mountain Watersheds

Editors: Křeček, J., Haigh, M., Hofer, Th., Kubin, E. (Eds.)

  • Highlights the environmentally sound management of mountain watersheds
  • Discusses the multidisciplinary approach in the analysis of a mountain basin
  • Summarizes the experiences of experts from different regions of the world
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About this book

The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Institutional aspects in control of mountain regions; Stream-flow processes in mountain catchments; Water chemistry and biota in mountain streams and lakes; Effects of forest practices and climate change on hydrological phenomena; and Soil conservation and control of floods and landslides.

The contributions have been peer-reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the integrated resource management approach, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book presents a wide variety of current and detailed work on mountain watersheds from across the world. … The book is written and presented in a manner that is academic and scientific but is accessible to readers from various backgrounds, thanks to the explanation of technical detail. … This book would suit a variety of audiences with an interest in mountain watersheds … . the book is recommended as a diverse and interesting source of information and guidance.” (Emma Bryder, Mountain Research and Development (MRD), Vol. 34 (4), 2014)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Mission and History of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds

    Hofer, T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Hydrological Change Management from Headwaters to the Ocean: HydroChange 2008, Kyoto

    Katsuyama, M. (et al.)

    Pages 6-16

  • Water Management Adaptation Strategies for Land Use Changes and Increased Climate Variability in Mountain Communities in Western Canada

    Schreier, Hans

    Pages 17-30

  • Environmental Education and Catchment Citizenship in Mountain Regions

    Poudrier, Claude

    Pages 31-37

  • Integrated Hydrological Model for Mountain Ecosystem Assessment

    Sato, Yoshinobu

    Pages 41-55

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2476-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2475-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Mountain Watersheds
Editors
  • Josef Křeček
  • Martin Haigh
  • Thomas Hofer
  • Eero Kubin
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights SAARC countries for print edition: Capital Publishing Company
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2476-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2476-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2475-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 269
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company
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