River Conservation and Management

River Conservation and Management

By: Paul Raven (editor), Philip Boon (editor)Hardback

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This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years. The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York. Thirty-one chapters, with contributions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia provide a wide-ranging perspective on this complex but profoundly important subject. Following an introduction that chronicles the most important contextual changes, the book is organized into four broad topics: *Catchment management, ecosystem integrity and the threats to river ecosystems this covers progress on understanding and addressing the pressures affecting rivers, many of which will be amplified by climate change and increasing human demands for water; *Methods and approaches illustrating some recent techniques that have been developed to assess condition and conservation status across different types of river; *Recovery and rehabilitation providing an insight into the principles, practice, public involvement and institutional networks that support and make improvements to modified river reaches; *Integrating nature conservation into wider river management demonstrating the importance of integrated planning, involvement of local communities and the use of adaptive management in achieving multiple environmental and economic benefits along rivers used for different purposes. The final chapter discusses the challenges faced in dealing with an uncertain future. More than 1200 different references and numerous web-site citations provide the reader with an invaluable source of knowledge on the subject area.

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Philip Boon and Paul Raven are the authors of River Conservation and Management, published by Wiley.


List of Contributors ix Preface xiii Acknowledgements xix Introduction 1 Revisiting the Case for River Conservation 3 Philip J. Boon Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems 2 From Channel to Catchment: A 20-Year Journey for River Management in England and Wales 17 Malcolm D. Newson 3 The Rivers and Streams of England and Wales: An Overview of their Physical Character in 2007 2008 and Changes Since 1995 1996 29 Katharine Seager, Lucy Baker, Helena Parsons, Paul J. Raven and Ian P. Vaughan 4 Environmental Flow Allocation as a Practical Aspect of IWRM 45 Jay O'Keeffe 5 Assessing the Hydrological Effects of Forest Plantations in Brazil 59 Walter de Paula Lima, Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz, Carolina Bozetti Rodrigues and Maureen Voigtlaender 6 In the Indus Delta it is No More the Mighty Indus 69 Muhammad Zafar Khan and Ghulam Akbar 7 A 20-Year View of Monitoring Ecological Quality in English and Welsh Rivers 79 Ian P. Vaughan and Stephen J. Ormerod 8 Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams 91 Jackson R. Webster, Ernest F. Benfield, Kristen K. Cecala, John F. Chamblee, Carolyn A. Dehring, Ted Gragson, Jeffrey H. Cymerman, C. Rhett Jackson, Jennifer D. Knoepp, David S. Leigh, John C. Maerz, Catherine Pringle and H. Maurice Valett 9 Understanding and Managing Climate Change Effects on River Ecosystems 107 Stephen J. Ormerod and Isabelle Durance 10 Scotland's Freshwater Pearl Mussels: The Challenge of Climate Change 121 Peter Cosgrove, Lee Hastie, Jon Watt, Iain Sime and Philip J. Boon Methods and Approaches 11 Can Mediterranean River Plants Translate into Quality Assessment Systems? Venturing into Unexplored Territories 135 Ian Dodkins, Francisca Aguiar and Maria Teresa Ferreira 12 The Use of Bryophytes for Fluvial Assessment of Mountain Streams in Portugal 143 Cristiana Vieira, Ana Seneca, Maria Teresa Ferreira and Cecilia Sergio 13 Improvements in Understanding the Contribution of Hyporheic Zones to Biodiversity and Ecological Functioning of UK Rivers 159 Paul J. Wood, David J. Gilvear, Nigel Willby, Anne L. Robertson, Terence Gledhill and Philip J. Boon 14 Taxonomic Distinctness as a Measure of Diversity of Stream Insects Exposed to Varying Salinity Levels in South-Eastern Australia 175 Richard Marchant and Ben Kefford 15 Development of a Systematic, Information-Based Approach to the Identification of High Value Sites for River Conservation in New Zealand 183 John Leathwick, David West, Atte Moilanen and Lindsay Chadderton 16 Assessing the Conservation Status of Alder-Ash Alluvial Forest and Atlantic Salmon in the Natura 2000 River Network of Cantabria, Northern Spain 193 Jose Barquin, Barbara Ondiviela, Maria Recio, Mario Alvarez-Cabria, Francisco J. Penas, Diego Fernandez, Laura Oti, Andres Garcia, Cesar Alvarez and Jose A. Juanes 17 The Use of Palaeoecological Techniques to Identify Reference Conditions for River Conservation Management 211 Emma L. Seddon, Paul J. Wood, Chris P. Mainstone, Malcolm T. Greenwood and Lynda C. Howard Recovery and Rehabilitation 18 The Espace de Liberte and Restoration of Fluvial Process: When Can the River Restore Itself and When Must we Intervene? 225 G. Mathias Kondolf 19 Multi-Purpose, Interlinked and Without Barriers: The Emscher River Ecological Concept 243 Mechthild Semrau and Rudolf Hurck 20 Rehabilitation of the River Skerne and the River Cole, England: A Long-Term Public Perspective 249 E. Ulrika Aberg and Sue Tapsell 21 The Unnatural History of the River Trent: 50 Years of Ecological Recovery 261 Terry Langford, Tom Worthington, Peter Shaw, Paul Kemp, Chris Woolgar, Alastair Ferguson, Philip Harding and David Ottewell 22 Key Factors in the Management and Conservation of Temporary Mediterranean Streams: A Case Study of the Pardiela River, Southern Portugal 273 Joana Rosado, Manuela Morais, Antonio Serafim, Ana Pedro, Helena Silva, Miguel Potes, David Brito, Rui Salgado, Ramiro Neves, Ana Lillebo, Ant'onio Chambel, Vanda Pires, Carlos Pinto Gomes and Paulo Pinto 23 The History, Development, Role and Future of River Restoration Centres 285 Nigel T.H. Holmes and Martin Janes Integrating Nature Conservation Within Wider River Management 24 From Stockholm to Rio II: The Natural and Institutional Landscapes Through Which Rivers Flow 297 Peter Bridgewater, Lei Guangchun and Lu Cai 25 What Have Rivers Ever Done For Us? Ecosystem Services and River Systems 313 Mark Everard 26 The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program: Progress and Immediate Challenges 325 John F. Hamill and Theodore S. Melis 27 An Individual-Based Model of Swan Macrophyte Conflicts on a Chalk River 339 Kevin A. Wood, Richard A. Stillman, Francis Daunt and Matthew T. O'Hare 28 Integrating Habitat Conservation with Amenity and Recreational Uses Along an Urban Stretch of the Adige River, Northern Italy 345 Maria Giovanna Braioni, Maria Cristina Villani, Anna Braioni and Gianpaolo Salmoiraghi 29 A River in Crisis: The Lower River Murray, Australia 357 Anne E. Jensen and Keith F. Walker 30 The Nevis River: An Example of River Conservation in the New Zealand Context 371 Niall Watson Dealing With an Uncertain Future 31 Current and Future Challenges in Managing Natural System Variability for River Conservation in European River Basins 383 Andrew R.G. Large Index 403

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  • ISBN13: 9780470682081
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780470682081
  • weight: 938
  • ISBN10: 0470682086

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