River Channel Management: Towards sustainable catchment hydrosystems (Hardback)Peter Downs (author)
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River Channel Management is divided into five sections:
A*The Introduction outlines the need for river channel management .
A*Retrospective Review offers an overview of twentieth century engineering methods and the ways that river channel systems operate.
A*Realisation explains how greater understanding of river channel adjustments, channel hazards and river basin planning created a context for twenty-first century management.
A*Requirements for Management explains and examines environmental assessment, restoration-based approaches, and methods that work towards 'design with nature'
A*Final Revision speculates about prospects for twenty-first century river channel management.
River Channel Management is written for higher-level undergraduates and for postgraduates in geography, ecology, engineering, planning, geology and environmental science, for professionals involved in river channel management, and for staff in environmental agencies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Ms S Marnolt, University of the West of England
River Channel Management is well researched, well written, thoughful, and provides a comprehensive coverage of the topic.
Richard A. Earl, Journal of Geography # 104
(This) book is an impressive contribution. In all, this is an extremely well written and useful book; my copy is already well dog-eared and worn out from its use.
Dr Martin Doyle, Geomorphology
This book is a welcome addition to the fold that encloses the minority of fluvial geomorphologists who have attempted to 'make a difference' to what they see as a misguided past, dominated by engineering interventions in the interest of river 'training' ... As a final recommendation for this book, the authors have worked within a realization that sustainable river basin management must work within an ecosystem context - and that humans must be considered within that system.
Professor Malcolm Newson, Geographical Journal