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Springer Geography

The Drava River

Environmental Problems and Solutions

Editors: Lóczy, Dénes (Ed.)

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  • Provides a well-illustrated and ideal reference on the Drava River 
  • Offers a valuable source of information on hydrology, morphology and wildlife 
  • Assesses the perspectives of rehabilitation of riverine habitats, citing examples of specific projects 
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About this book

This monograph summarizes the environmental issues concerning the channel and the floodplain of the Drava River. It describes the diverse forms of human impact (river regulation, damming and reservoirs, dredging etc.) and the environmental changes of hydrological regime, sediment transport, biodiversity etc. involved. 
The transboundary nature of the river is emphasized and the resulting problems are outlined. Special attention is devoted to the evolution and present condition of the floodplain (drainage pattern, oxbow lakes and their vegetation). The possible solutions to environmental problems are illustrated by a review of ongoing and planned rehabilitation measures. 
The book is amply illustrated with maps, cross/sections, diagrams and photographs. The international team of authors (representing all countries crossed by the Drava River: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary) approach the topic from different aspects. Thus, the reader is provided with a comprehensive picture of this, up until now, little studied European river. 

About the authors

Dénes Lóczy, DSc, is the Head of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Pécs (Hungary). His research interests include floodplain geomorphology, management and human impact on the environment. He is editor of the books ´Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary´ and ´Geomorphological Impacts of Extreme Weather´, previously published by Springer. In addition, he co-edited the books ´Anthropogenic Geomorphology´ and ´Recent Landform Evolution´. 

Reviews


“The book intensively discusses topics like flood storage, local climate regulation, water-sport possibilities, and revitalisation of traditional forms of agriculture, including the reintroduction and local processing of old fruit species.” (Tibor József Novák, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 68 (1), 2019)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Lóczy, Dénes

  • The Drava Basin: Geological and Geomorphological Setting

    Pages 5-25

    Lóczy, Dénes

  • Land Use in the Drava Basin: Past and Present

    Pages 27-43

    Lieb, Gerhard Karl (et al.)

  • Climate and Climate Change in the Drava-Mura Catchment

    Pages 45-59

    Lóczy, Dénes

  • Hydromorphology of the Lower Drava

    Pages 61-77

    Schwarz, Ulrich

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92816-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92815-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06523-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Drava River
Book Subtitle
Environmental Problems and Solutions
Editors
  • Dénes Lóczy
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92816-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92816-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92815-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06523-2
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 399
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
Topics