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The Drava River: Environmental Problems and Solutions - Springer Geography (Paperback)
  • The Drava River: Environmental Problems and Solutions - Springer Geography (Paperback)

The Drava River: Environmental Problems and Solutions - Springer Geography (Paperback)

Paperback 399 Pages / Published: 03/01/2019
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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.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030065232
Number of pages: 399
Weight: 845 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


"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 Jozsef Novak, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 68 (1), 2019)

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