The Drava River

Environmental Problems and Solutions

  • Dénes Lóczy

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dénes Lóczy
    Pages 1-3
  3. Gerhard Karl Lieb, Wolfgang Sulzer
    Pages 27-43
  4. Ulrich Schwarz
    Pages 61-77
  5. Lidija Tadić, Tamara Brleković
    Pages 79-90
  6. Enikő Anna Tamás
    Pages 91-103
  7. Hrvoje Petrić, Enikő Anna Tamás, Dénes Lóczy
    Pages 105-124
  8. Ognjen Bonacci, Dijana Oskoruš
    Pages 125-137
  9. Alajos Burián, Gábor Horváth, László Márk
    Pages 139-156
  10. Tímea Kiss, Gábor Andrási
    Pages 157-175
  11. Dénes Lóczy, József Dezső, Péter Gyenizse, Szabolcs Czigány, Gabriella Tóth
    Pages 177-198
  12. Adrienne Ortmann-Ajkai
    Pages 199-213
  13. József Dezső, Dénes Lóczy, Ali Mohamed Salem, Gábor Nagy
    Pages 215-230
  14. Anita Dolgosné Kovács, Gabriella Tóth, Dénes Lóczy
    Pages 231-245
  15. Arnold Móra, Zoltán Csabai
    Pages 247-279
  16. Péter Sály
    Pages 281-297
  17. Balázs Kevey
    Pages 299-336
  18. Dénes Lóczy, Rok Ciglić
    Pages 337-344
  19. Tibor Parrag, Dénes Lóczy
    Pages 345-365
  20. Dénes Lóczy, József Dezső
    Pages 367-391
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 393-399

About this book


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. 


River dynamics Floodplain management Hydrogeomorphology Human Impact Conservation Flood Hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Dénes Lóczy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geography and Earth SciencesUniversity of PécsPécsHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92815-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92816-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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