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Riverine Ecosystem Management

Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future

Editors: Schmutz, Stefan, Sendzimir, Jan (Eds.)

  • Published with Open AccessProvides many best-practice examples of sustainable river managementEuropean-wide analyses plus case studies of other parts of the world

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This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided.

Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this.

Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Challenges in Riverine Ecosystem Management

    Sendzimir, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Historic Milestones of Human River Uses and Ecological Impacts

    Haidvogl, Gertrud

    Pages 19-39

  • River Morphology, Channelization, and Habitat Restoration

    Hohensinner, Severin (et al.)

    Pages 41-65

  • River Hydrology, Flow Alteration, and Environmental Flow

    Zeiringer, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Hydropeaking Impacts and Mitigation

    Greimel, Franz (et al.)

    Pages 91-110

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73250-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 49,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73249-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Riverine Ecosystem Management
Book Subtitle
Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future
Editors
  • Stefan Schmutz
  • Jan Sendzimir
Series Title
Aquatic Ecology Series
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73250-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73250-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73249-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 571
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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