Management of Mountain Watersheds

  • Josef Krecek
  • Martin J. Haigh
  • Thomas Hofer
  • Eero Kubin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Institutional Aspects in Control of Mountain Regions

  3. Stream-flow Processes in Mountain Catchments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Lorenzo Marchi, Marco Borga
      Pages 83-92
    3. Christophe Peteuil, Simon Carladous, Nicolle Mathys
      Pages 93-110
  4. Water Chemistry and Biota in Mountain Streams and Lakes

  5. Effects of Forest Practices and Climate Change on Hydrological Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. T. Stanislaw Niemtur, Edward Pierzgalski
      Pages 153-163
    3. Ladislav Holko, Peter Fleischer, Viliam Novák, Zdeněk Kostka, S. Bičárová, Ján Novák
      Pages 164-179
    4. Petr Puncochar, Josef Krecek, Adriaan van de Griend
      Pages 180-191
  6. Soil Conservation and Control of Floods and Landslides

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Hydrological processes and stream habitat in mountain catchments; Man’s impacts on mountain environment; Climate change considerations; Monitoring and mitigation of disasters; and Sustainable watershed management. The articles have been peer reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the multi-resource concept, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.


Climate change Ecosystem services Mountain watersheds Multi-resource management Water phenomena

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Krecek
    • 1
  • Martin J. Haigh
    • 2
  • Thomas Hofer
    • 3
  • Eero Kubin
    • 4
  1. 1.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK
  3. 3.Food and Agriculture OrganizationRomeItaly
  4. 4.Finnish Forest Research InstituteMuhosFinland

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