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.
In this book the authors have applied research knowledge to the solution of practical problems facing wildlife conservation in freshwater habitats. Subjects covered include: evaluation of the conservation interest of sites; practical protection and management of freshwater habitats; species conservation.
The book presents the most important aspects of pollution, conservation and management of aquatic environment/resources. It contain research papers and review articles describing scientific as well as engineering aspects of conservation and management of aquatic resources. Included in the book are factual studies and research based recommendations. With it application oriented and interdisciplinary approach, the book would be immensely useful for everyone dealing with aquatic environment. This includes environmental scientist, academician, environmental engineer, environmental manager, under graduate and post graduate students. Contents: Chapter 1: Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources by Ram Prakash & K S Vishwakarma, Chapter 2: Environmetal Management with Special Reference to Fresh Water Bodies by S K Dhamija & R K Srivastava, Chapter 3: Environmental Status of Shrimp Farming in India by A S Bal, T K Ghosh & R A Pandey, Chapter 4: Sewage Exploitation Through Aquaculture by C Prakash, M P Singh Kohli & R J Jadhav, Chapter 5: River Water Quality: A Study on the River Punnurpuzha, Kerala, India by S A Abbasi, D S Arya & A S Hameed, Chapter 6: River Pollution: A Case Study of River Brahmani (Orissa, India) by B K Sahu, Chapter 7: Hydrobiological Profile of Swamps in Relation to Its Impacts on Human Beings (Koshi Zone, India) by B N Pandey & A K Jha, Chapter 8: Relation Between Tannin Concentration and Bacterial Counts in a Mangrove Environment by K Katheresan, S Ravikumar, D Ravichandran & K Sakaravarthy, Chapter 9: Aquatic Pollution by Tanneries and Its Remediation: An Experience from Periyar District (India) by M A Subramanian and C Varadaraj, Chapter 10: Cleaner Technologies: Tanning Industry by S N Kaul, Tapas Nandy & V S Kularni, Chapter 11: Protection of Aquatic Environment from Sewage Pollution by B B Hosetti & S Frost, Chapter 12: Thermal Pollution Regulations: Need from Sensible Approach by Suresh Gajendragadkar & V V Shivvalkar, Chapter 13: Lentic Aquatic Resources of Himalaya: The Case of Kashmir Himalaya (India) by I A Wani, Chapter 14: Conservation of Lotic Aquatic Resources of Himalaya: The Case of Garhwal Himalaya (India) by Ashutosh Gautam & N Singh, Chapter 15: Macrophyte Infestation of Water Bodies and Methods of Lake Restoration by P R Choudhary, R A Pandey & A S Bal, Chapter 16: Sustainable River Basin Development: Some Engineering Aspects by M S Gohil.
Author: School of Biological Sciences David Harper, Dr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Based on a selection of papers presented at the International Symposium on the Ecological Basis for River Management in March 1993, it addresses the underlying ecological issues in the six major operational functions of river management: water quantity, water quality, management of the natural river environment, management of fish stocks and fisheries and catchment management.
Publisher: Department of Geography, University of Waterloo
Category: Water quality management
Proceedings of "River Basin Management: Canadian Experiences", a national symposium held in Kitchener, Ontario, October 4-7, 1981. Focuses on strategic issues associated with river basin management in Canada. Covers management problems, alternative solutions, implementing selected plans, and monitoring implemented activities.
This book describes the underlying water conditions and geologies that support viable riparia, illustrates the ecological characteristics of riparia, and discusses how riparia are used by human cultures as well as how riparia can be used to sustain environmental quality. In recent years riparian management has been widely implemented as a means of improving fisheries, water quality, and habitat for endangered species. This book provides the basic knowledge necessary to implement successful, long-term management and rehabilitation programs. Treats riparian patterns & processes in a holistic perspective, from ecological components to societal activities Contains over 130 illustrations and photos that summarize this complex ecological system Synthesizes the information from more than 6,000 professional articles Sidebars provide a look into ongoing research that is at the frontiers of riparian ecology and management
This volume presents 135 of the papers presented at the 1981 California Riparian Systems Conference. The papers address all aspects of riparian systems: habitat, wildlife, land management, land use policy planning, conservation and water resource management.
As in the terrestrial environment, most data collection from freshwater habitats to date falls into the survey, surveillance or research categories. The critical difference between these exercises and a monitoring project is that a monitoring project will clearly identify when we need to make a management response. A Model for Conservation Management and Monitoring Monitoring (as defined by Hellawell) is essentially a tool of practical conservation management, and Fig. 1.1 shows a simple, but effective, model for nature conser- tion management and monitoring. The need for clear decision-making is implicit in this model. First we must decide what would represent a favourable state for the key habitat or species, and then we must decide when to intervene if the state is (or becomes) unfavourable. A third, often overlooked, but equally important, decision concerns when we would consider the habitat or species to have recovered; this is unlikely to be the same point that we became concerned about it. This decision not only has resource imp- cations, it can also have major implications for other habitats and species (prey species are an obvious example). All of these decisions are essential to the devel- ment of an efficient and effective monitoring project.
Conservation of natural resources by Ontario. Conservation Authorities Branch