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Wetlands and Water Framework Directive

Protection, Management and Climate Change

  • Provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the Water Framework Directive, wetlands, and climate change

  • Presents case studies on valuable natural sites in Germany and Poland

  • Includes guidelines for practitioners working in environmental conservation and water management

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences (GEPS)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Wetlands in River Valleys as an Effect of Fluvial Processes and Anthropopression

    • Andrzej Strużyński, Leszek Książek, Wojciech Bartnik, Artur Radecki-Pawlik, Karol Plesiński, Jacek Florek et al.
    Pages 69-90Open Access

About this book

This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although the general scientific interest in specific issues such as wetlands, climate change, nature conservation and the WFD enjoy a well established position in international environmental research, these four elements are rarely considered together due to the complexity of the processes, biased scenarios of global change and subjective policy background. Major challenges involved in carrying out environmental conservation actions that assess the potential impacts of climate change and management plans on water bodies are identified. The results of this approach are addressed to practitioners in the field of adaptive management in a wetlands context.


  • Climate change
  • Directive 2000/60/EC
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Management Adaptation
  • WFD
  • Water Framework Directive
  • Wetlands
  • water policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

    Stefan Ignar, Mateusz Grygoruk

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Wetlands and Water Framework Directive

  • Book Subtitle: Protection, Management and Climate Change

  • Editors: Stefan Ignar, Mateusz Grygoruk

  • Series Title: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-13763-6Published: 26 January 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37981-4Published: 24 September 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-13764-3Published: 14 January 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2190-5193

  • Series E-ISSN: 2190-5207

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 103

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Water, Earth System Sciences

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)