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Integrated Watershed Management

Perspectives and Problems

  • Einar Beheim
  • Govind S. Rajwar
  • Martin J. Haigh
  • Josef Kreček

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sustainable Watershed Management

  3. Catchment and Streamflow Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ian Cordery, Peter S. Cloke
      Pages 79-88
    3. Adrian Wood, Ato Afework Hailu, Alan Dixon
      Pages 89-98
    4. J. Wilk, L. Andersson, P. Wolski, D. Kgathi, S. Ringrose, C. Vanderpost
      Pages 99-112
  4. Quality, Pollution and Management of Water Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Helena Nynas, Pradeep M. Dangol, Madhav P. Dhakal, Bhawani S. Dongol, Gopal Nakarmi, Pravakar B. Shah et al.
      Pages 144-159
    3. Juerg Merz, Rolf Weingartner, Pradeep M. Dangol, Madhav P. Dhakal, Bhawani S. Dongol, Gopal Nakarmi et al.
      Pages 160-175
    4. Marina Pintar, Boris Kompare, Matej Uršič, Urška Bremec, Elizabeta Gabrijelčič, Gregor Sluga et al.
      Pages 190-199
  5. Monitoring and Mitigation of Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Irina Krasovskaia, Anja Skiple Ibrekk, Lars Gottschalk, Hallvard Berg
      Pages 223-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book

Introduction

Headwaters are fragile environments threatened by anthropogenic actions. The regeneration of headwaters calls for a practical approach through integrated environmental management. This book discusses various issues concerning headwater regions of the world under wide-ranging themes: climate change impacts, vegetal cover, sub-surface hydrology, catchment and streamflow hydrology, pollution, water quality and limnology, remote sensing and GIS, environmental impact assessment and mitigation, socio-economic impacts, public participation, education and management, and integrated watershed management.

This book aims to bring about an awareness in sustainable regeneration of headwater regions and particularly highlighting the problems of environmental management in highlands and headwaters. These regions consist of great reserves of natural resources which need to be exploited and managed sustainably.

Keywords

GIS Headwater Watershed management biodiversity environment environmental management erosion floods groundwater hydrology pollution sustainability water water management water resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Einar Beheim
    • 1
  • Govind S. Rajwar
    • 2
  • Martin J. Haigh
    • 3
  • Josef Kreček
    • 4
  1. 1.Norwegian Water Resources and Energy DirectorateTonsbergNorway
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Government Post Graduate CollegeHNB Garhwal UniversityRishikeshIndia
  3. 3.Department of Anthropology and GeographyOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK
  4. 4.Department of Hydraulics and HydrologyCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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