Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale

Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale
Author: Phil Owens
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-10-03
ISBN: 9780080553269
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale Book Excerpt:

Sediments are a natural part of aquatic systems and they are essential for the hydrological, geomorphological and ecological functioning of those systems. For society they are important and represent an important resource. However, due to the ever increasing use of river catchments, sediments need to be managed in a balanced and sustainable way. Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale reviews some of the key requirements and challenges facing scientists, river basin managers, and policy makers for sustainable sediment management at the river basin scale, and puts forward important recommendations. This volume also available as part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. Discount price for set purchase. * First book to consider management at the basin scale * State-of-the-art review chapters * New conceptual frameworks and approaches to management

Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale

Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale
Author: Philip Neil Owens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Contaminated sediments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources Sediment management at the river basin scale

Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources  Sediment management at the river basin scale
Author: Giuseppe Bortone,Leonardo Palumbo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dredging spoil
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sediment Risk Management and Communication

Sediment Risk Management and Communication
Author: Damià Barceló,Mira Petrovic,Giuseppe Bortone,Susanne Heise,Leonardo Palumbo,Philip Neil Owens
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007-03-26
ISBN: 0444519653
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Risk Management and Communication Book Excerpt:

In dynamic river systems, effective and sustainable risk management of sediments, contaminants and their sources must be carried out on a river basin scale. A diversity of interests and risk perceptions, whether environmental, economical, or personal, as well as the broad variety of uses and functions of river systems can lead to conflicts and disagreements about how and where river systems should be managed. This requires a transparent methodology to assess environmental risks in the river basin, followed by a prioritisation of those sites where measures would yield the highest positive effect for the river basin and where financial resources could be allocated most efficiently. However, risk perceptions may only partially be influenced by scientific assessments of risk, and often also depend on a variety of factors such as personal experience and confidence in institutions. Risk managers must develop methods to balance technical and socioeconomic issues with the aim to reduce risks posed by sediments to environmental and economic resources to a level that is perceived as tolerable by society. Sediment Risk Management and Communication (Vol.3 in the SEDNET mini-series) is based on discussions that were held in the working group on "Risk Management and Communication" which was one of 4 working groups within the European Demand-Driven Sediment Research Network "SedNet". It aims to analyse the current situation in Europe with regard to sediment risk management issues, to draw conclusions from this analysis and to offer recommendations for sustainable risk management from basin to site-specific scale. This volume also available as part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. Discount price for set purchase. A broad overview on sediment quality and impact assessment of pollutants Suitable for both newcomers to the field of sediment treatment and specialists alike Outlines practical examples of methods used in sediment quality analysis

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas
Author: Igor Linkov,Gregory A. Kiker,Richard J. Wenning
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2007-05-24
ISBN: 1402058020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas Book Excerpt:

History has shown how powerful societies decline when natural resources are unable to be replenished. This book explores the challenges facing coastal areas during in the near future. It emphasizes beliefs that the convergence of seemingly disparate viewpoints and uncertain and limited information is possible only by using available risk assessment methodologies and decision-making tools such as multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA).

Risk Informed Management of European River Basins

Risk Informed Management of European River Basins
Author: Jos Brils,Werner Brack,Dietmar Müller-Grabherr,Philippe Négrel,Jan E. Vermaat
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN: 3642385982
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Informed Management of European River Basins Book Excerpt:

The growing impacts of economic activities and climate change on the conditions of rivers throughout the world, require a new, integrated approach towards river basin management, an approach that can also cope with an uncertain future. In this volume, leading European scientists and representatives of major stakeholder groups present risk-informed management as this new approach, as developed in the European Commission-funded project RISKBASE. It aims to improve the ecological quality of river basins and thus to sustain the goods and services they provide for the benefit of society. Risk-informed management involves the integrated application of three key-principles: · Being well informed · Managing adaptively · Pursuing a participatory approach The authors explain and underpin these principles in detail, offer inspiring examples from practice and connect them to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). This book is intended for scientists, consultants and practitioners concerned about river basins, world-wide, as well as the drafters and implementers of the WFD River Basin Management Plans.

Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments

Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments
Author: Philip Neil Owens,Alison J. Collins
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0851990509
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments Book Excerpt:

There can be little doubt that issues relating to soils and sediments are moving up the political agenda, and a realization that we need to collectively manage and protect both soil and water resources. In order to manage this delicate interface, attention is being increasingly directed towards holistic land-river management, demanding a greater appreciation of the interaction between soils and sediments. This book reviews the major achievements recently made in soil erosion and sediment redistribution research and management, and identifies future requirements.

Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources

Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780444519597
Category: Contaminated sediments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources Book Excerpt:

In dynamic river systems, effective and sustainable risk management of sediments, contaminants and their sources must be carried out on a river basin scale. A diversity of interests and risk perceptions, whether environmental, economical, or personal, as well as the broad variety of uses and functions of river systems can lead to conflicts and disagreements about how and where river systems should be managed. This requires a transparent methodology to assess environmental risks in the river basin, followed by a prioritisation of those sites where measures would yield the highest positive effect for the river basin and where financial resources could be allocated most efficiently. However, risk perceptions may only partially be influenced by scientific assessments of risk, and often also depend on a variety of factors such as personal experience and confidence in institutions. Risk managers must develop methods to balance technical and socioeconomic issues with the aim to reduce risks posed by sediments to environmental and economic resources to a level that is perceived as tolerable by society. Sediment Risk Management and Communication (Vol.3 in the SEDNET mini-series) is based on discussions that were held in the working group on "Risk Management and Communication" which was one of 4 working groups within the European Demand-Driven Sediment Research Network "SedNet". It aims to analyse the current situation in Europe with regard to sediment risk management issues, to draw conclusions from this analysis and to offer recommendations for sustainable risk management from basin to site-specific scale. This volume also available as part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. Discount price for set purchase. * A broad overview on sediment quality and impact assessment of pollutants * Suitable for both newcomers to the field of sediment treatment and specialists alike * Outlines practical examples of methods used in sediment quality analysis.

Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
Author: Danny Reible,Tomas Lanczos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2007-01-21
ISBN: 1402049595
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Book Excerpt:

In this text, drawn from presentations and discussion at a May 2005 NATO Advanced Research Workshop, current approaches to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments are discussed with emphasis on in-situ management. The text addresses physical, chemical and biological approaches for the assessment and remediation of sediments. The development of regulatory and strategic approaches is discussed with emphasis on the potential for biological remediation in the management of contaminated sediments.

Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers

Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers
Author: Bernd Westrich,Ulrich Förstner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2007-10-11
ISBN: 3540347852
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers Book Excerpt:

This is the first interdisciplinary book on the mobilization of nutrients and pollutants in the water phase due to hydrodynamic processes. Coverage includes the formation of aggregates in turbulent water; flocks and biofilms from organic reactions; and the formation of new surfaces for re-adsorption of dissolved pollutants. The book gathers papers resulting from an International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in River Basins in Hamburg, Germany, March, 2006.

Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment

Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment
Author: Peppe Bortone
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2006-11-16
ISBN: 9780080466682
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment Book Excerpt:

Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment forms the second volume in the SEDNET mini-series, Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources. The volume asks "How can you achieve sustainable sediment treatment?". In fact, before this question can be answered, many steps have to be considered beforehand. This book tackles the questions and issues which arise when looking at the various steps involved. This volume is applicable to a wide audience, from students at the graduate level, to experienced researchers and laboratory personnel in academia, industry and government. This volume also available as part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. Discount price for set purchase. Gives a broad overview on sediment treatment with a European perspective Suitable for those new to sediment treatment as well as specialists in the field Provides an overview on the costs involved in sediment treatment

Sediment Matters

Sediment Matters
Author: Peter Heininger,Johannes Cullmann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 3319146963
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sediment Matters Book Excerpt:

This book presents insights into the complex processes controlling sediment behavior in river basins and into state of the art integrated sediment management concepts. Main topics are: sediment transport, modelling sediment transfer in rivers, sediment quality, sediment monitoring and integrated sediment management at catchment scale. Interlinkages of sediment dynamics and quality with biogeochemistry, ecology, climate change and human activities are discussed. Drivers, boundary conditions and processes of erosion, sediment transport and sedimentation are presented with the aim to help the reader putting sediment quantity and quality issues into perspective.

Water for the Environment

Water for the Environment
Author: Avril Horne,Angus Webb,Michael Stewardson,Brian Richter,Mike Acreman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN: 0128039450
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water for the Environment Book Excerpt:

Water for the Environment: From Policy and Science to Implementation and Management provides a holistic view of environmental water management, offering clear links across disciplines that allow water managers to face mounting challenges. The book highlights current challenges and potential solutions, helping define the future direction for environmental water management. In addition, it includes a significant review of current literature and state of knowledge, providing a one-stop resource for environmental water managers. Presents a multidisciplinary approach that allows water managers to make connections across related disciplines, such as hydrology, ecology, law, and economics Links science to practice for environmental flow researchers and those that implement and manage environmental water on a daily basis Includes case studies to demonstrate key points and address implementation issues

River Sedimentation

River Sedimentation
Author: Silke Wieprecht,Stefan Haun,Karolin Weber,Markus Noack,Kristina Terheiden
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1317225309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Sedimentation Book Excerpt:

Sediment dynamics in fluvial systems is of great ecological, economic and human-health-related significance worldwide. Appropriate management strategies are therefore needed to limit maintenance costs as well as minimize potential hazards to the aquatic and adjacent environments. Human intervention, ranging from nutrient/pollutant release to physical modifications, has a large impact on sediment quantity and quality and thus on river morphology as well as on ecological functioning. Truly understanding sediment dynamics requires as a consequence a multidisciplinary approach. River Sedimentation contains the peer-reviewed scientific contributions presented at the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (ISRS 2016, Stuttgart, Germany, 19-22 September 2016), and includes recent accomplishments in theoretical developments, numerical modelling, experimental laboratory work, field investigations and monitoring as well as management methodologies. The book is divided into six topics: A - Integrated sediment management at the river basin scale B - Sediment transport C - River morphodynamics D - Hydromorphology meets ecology E - Reservoir sustainability F - Social, economic and political aspects of sediment management The book also includes five special topics: 1 - Hydropower and sediment management, 2 - Navigation and river morphology, 3 - Innovative measurement techniques, 4 - SEDITRANS – Sediment transport in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment, 5 - Sustainable land management. The aforementioned subject areas will be of interest to academics, engineers and professionals.

River Basin Management V

River Basin Management V
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN: 1845641981
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Basin Management V Book Excerpt:

Sumary: In this valuable contribution to the field of river basin management, Brebbia (Wessex Institute of Technology, UK) compiles 35 papers from a conference that presented recent advances in all aspects of hydrology, including ecology, environmental management, flood plains and wetlands. Academics and practitioners address the planning, design, and management of riverine systems, including the development of software modeling and GIS tools for predicting water flow, water quality, sediment transport, and ecological processes. Case studies of national, regional, and international challenges, priorities, and agreements treat topics including erosion control systems, climate change, and conflicts between hydropower generation and fish habitat interests. Illustrations include drinking water catchment areas, hydrographs, and areas of pre- and post-flooding/restoration.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment
Author: Joseph Holden
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780131753044
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major topics within physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed with a range of in-text features such as case studies and reflective questions to aid study. As well as this, students have access to a rich and extensive range of online support resources such as extra weblinks, fieldwork worksheets, interactive models and new video clips of physical processes in action, all of which will help them achieve success in their Physical Geography course.

Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations

Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations
Author: Mara Tignino,Christian Bréthaut
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1785360698
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations Book Excerpt:

Recent decades have seen pivotal changes in the management and protection of water resources, with human rights, environmental and water law each developing a strong interest in the conservation of fresh water. This surge in interest has meant that dispute settlement mechanisms, along with diplomatic tools, are becoming increasingly necessary for conflict resolution. This Handbook offers an analysis of the interaction between law and various forms of knowledge and expertise, ranging from economics to environmental and social sciences. Leading scholars examine general and specific water legal regimes and analyse the interplay between various disciplines in order to establish the extent to which law is informed by each.

River Flow 2020

River Flow 2020
Author: Wim Uijttewaal,Mário J. Franca,Daniel Valero,Victor Chavarrias,Clàudia Ylla Arbós,Ralph Schielen,Alessandra Crosato
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2422
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 1000294366
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Flow 2020 Book Excerpt:

Rivers form one of the lifelines in our society by providing essential services such as availability of fresh water, navigation, energy, ecosystem services, and flood conveyance. Because of this essential role, mankind has interfered continuously in order to benefit most and at the same time avoid adverse consequences such as flood risk and droughts. This has resulted in often highly engineered rivers with a narrow set of functions. In the last decades rivers are increasingly considered in a more holistic manner as a system with a multitude of interdependent processes. River research and engineering has therefore added to the river fundamentals also themes like ecohydraulics, consequences of climate change, and urbanisation. River Flow 2020 contains the contributions presented at the 10th conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, River Flow 2020, organised under the auspices of the Committee on Fluvial Hydraulics of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). What should have been a lively physical gathering of researchers, students and practitioners, was converted into an online event as the COVID-19 pandemic hindered international travelling and large gatherings of people. Nevertheless, the fluvial hydraulics community showed their interest and to be very much alive with a high number of participations for such event. Since its first edition in 2002, in Louvain-la-Neuve, this series of conferences has found a large and loyal audience in the river research and engineering community while being also attractive to the new researchers and young professionals. This is highlighted by the large number of contributions applying for the Coleman award for young researchers, and also by the number of applications and attendants to the Master Classes which are aimed at young researchers and students. River Flow 2020 aims to provide an updated overview of the ongoing research in this wide range of topics, and contains five major themes which are focus of research in the fluvial environment: river fundamentals, the digital river, the healthy river, extreme events and rivers under pressure. Other highlights of River Flow 2020 include the substantial number of interdisciplinary subthemes and sessions of special interest. The contributions will therefore be of interest to academics in hydraulics, hydrology and environmental engineering as well as practitioners that would like to be updated about the newest findings and hot themes in river research and engineering.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10
Author: Robin Kundis Craig,John Copeland Nagle,Bruce Pardy,Oswald J. Schmitz,William K. Smith,Norman L. Christensen Jr,Janet Neuman
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN: 1933782099
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5 10 Book Excerpt:

Ecosystem Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments. Experts explain the complex ecosystem relationships that result from invasive species, roads, fencing, and even our homes by addressing topics such as fire and groundwater management, disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. Because most people in the 21st century live in urban environments, the volume pays special attention to the ecology of cities, with detailed coverage on topics ranging from urban agriculture to landscape architecture. The volume focuses on how ecosystems across the world can be restored, maintained, and used productively and sustainably.

Landslide Science and Practice

Landslide Science and Practice
Author: Claudio Margottini,Paolo Canuti,Kyoji Sassa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN: 364231337X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Science and Practice Book Excerpt:

This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the fourth: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.