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Environmental flows : saving rivers in the third millennium

Author: Angela H Arthington
Publisher: Berkeley, CA [etc.] : University of California Press, cop. 2012.
Series: Freshwater ecology series, 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the timing, quality, and quantity of water flows required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the human well-being and livelihoods that depend upon them. This title answers  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela H Arthington
ISBN: 0520273699 9780520273696
OCLC Number: 814364283
Notes: Stephen Bechtel Fund book in ecology and the environment.
Description: XII, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments 1. River Values and Threats 2. Global Hydrology, Climate, and River Flow Regimes 3. Catchments, Drainage Networks, and Resource Regimes 4. River Ecology, the Natural Flow Regime Paradigm, and Hydroecological Principles 5. Effects of Catchment Change and River-Corridor Engineering 6. History of Water Control and Dam Impacts 7. Effects of Dams on Sediment, Thermal, and Chemical Regimes 8. Effects of Dams on Habitat and Aquatic Biodiversity 9. Introduction to Environmental Flow Methods 10. Hydraulic Rating and Habitat Simulation Methods 11. Flow Protection Methods 12. Flow Restoration Methods 13. Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) 14. Environmental Flow Relationships, Models, and Applications 15. Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems and Threats 16. Sustaining Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems 17. Wetlands, Threats, and Water Requirements 18. Estuaries, Threats, and Flow Requirements 19. Setting Limits to Hydrologic Alteration 20. Implementing and Monitoring Environmental Flows 21. Legislation and Policy 22. Adapting to Climate Change Appendix: The Brisbane Declaration (2007) Literature Cited Index
Series Title: Freshwater ecology series, 4
Responsibility: Angela H. Arthington.

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