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Riverine Ecosystem Management

Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future

  • Published with Open Access

  • Provides many best-practice examples of sustainable river management

  • European-wide analyses plus case studies of other parts of the world

Part of the book series: Aquatic Ecology Series (AQEC, volume 8)

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Management, Methodologies, Governance

    1. Biomonitoring and Bioassessment

      • Otto Moog, Stefan Schmutz, Ilse Schwarzinger
      Pages 371-390Open Access
    2. Biodiversity and Freshwater Information Systems

      • Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Aaike De Wever
      Pages 391-412Open Access
    3. Ecosystem Services in River Landscapes

      • Kerstin Böck, Renate Polt, Lisa Schülting
      Pages 413-433Open Access
    4. Public Participation and Environmental Education

      • Michaela Poppe, Gabriele Weigelhofer, Gerold Winkler
      Pages 435-458Open Access
    5. NGOs in Freshwater Resource Management

      • Christoph Litschauer, Christoph Walder, Irene Lucius, Sigrid Scheikl, S. V. Suresh Babu, Archana Nirmal Kumar
      Pages 459-470Open Access
  2. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 471-471
    2. Danube Under Pressure: Hydropower Rules the Fish

      • Herwig Waidbacher, Silke-Silvia Drexler, Paul Meulenbroek
      Pages 473-489Open Access
    3. Danube Floodplain Lobau

      • Stefan Preiner, Gabriele Weigelhofer, Andrea Funk, Severin Hohensinner, Walter Reckendorfer, Friedrich Schiemer et al.
      Pages 491-506Open Access
    4. Danube Sturgeons: Past and Future

      • Thomas Friedrich
      Pages 507-518Open Access
    5. Healthy Fisheries Sustain Society and Ecology in Burkina Faso

      • Andreas Melcher, Raymond Ouédraogo, Otto Moog, Gabriele Slezak, Moumini Savadogo, Jan Sendzimir
      Pages 519-539Open Access
    6. The Tisza River: Managing a Lowland River in the Carpathian Basin

      • Béla Borsos, Jan Sendzimir
      Pages 541-560Open Access
  3. Summary

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 561-561
    2. Landmarks, Advances, and Future Challenges in Riverine Ecosystem Management

      • Stefan Schmutz, Thomas Hein, Jan Sendzimir
      Pages 563-571Open Access

About this book

This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided.

Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this.

Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.


  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Management
  • Freshwater Science
  • Open Access
  • River Restoration
  • Sustainable River Management
  • Water Pollution
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG), Vienna, Austria

    Stefan Schmutz, Jan Sendzimir

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Riverine Ecosystem Management

  • Book Subtitle: Science for Governing Towards a Sustainable Future

  • Editors: Stefan Schmutz, Jan Sendzimir

  • Series Title: Aquatic Ecology Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-73249-7Published: 24 May 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-10340-8Published: 04 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-73250-3Published: 08 May 2018

  • Series ISSN: 1573-4595

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-005X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 571

  • Number of Illustrations: 41 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Ecosystems, Conservation Biology, Water

Buying options

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