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River Basin Management X
Edited By: S. Mambretti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; J. Melgarejo, University of Alicante, Spain
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
This book contains papers presented at the 10th in a series of conferences on River Basin Management. It marks a growing global interest in the planning, design and management of river basin systems. The included papers take in to account all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands.
Catastrophic events such as floods and associated landslides, erosion and sedimentation can have serious effects not only on life and property but also on the basin ecology. Frequently these problems are aggravated by the unforeseen consequences of man made changes in the river basin. This has led in recent years to work on river restoration and rehabilitation with various degrees of success.
Changes in the landscape, use of the land and climate conditions leads to a continuous revaluation of river basin management objectives requiring the development of better measuring tools in conjunction with accurate computer technology.
Specific themes covered in this volume include: Water resources management; Flood risk management; Ecological and environmental impact; Erosion and sediment transport; Hydrological modelling; River restoration and rehabilitation; Hydropower issues and development; River and watershed management; Water quality issues; Organic contamination management; Agricultural pollution; Transboundary water issues; Estuaries and deltas; Climate change; Remote sensing; Hydraulic structures; Rain water management; Water energy nexus; Drought assessment and management; Ecosystem services.