Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Bernhard Westrich
  • Ulrich Förstner

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Ulrich Förstner, Philip N. Owens
    Pages 1-34
  3. Bernhard Westrich
    Pages 35-65
  4. David M. Paterson, Bryan M. Spears, Jenna Funnell, James Saunders
    Pages 67-116
  5. Mark Markofsky, Bernhard Westrich, George K. Jacoub
    Pages 117-169
  6. Ulrich Kern, Frank Wendland, Ekkehard Christoffels
    Pages 171-216
  7. Ellen L. Petticrew, Jennifer L. McConnachie
    Pages 217-268
  8. Wolfhard Symader, Reinhard Bierl, Andreas Kurtenbach, Andreas Krein
    Pages 269-304
  9. Ole Larsen, William Davison, Kyriakos Vamvakopoulos, Flemming Møhlenberg
    Pages 305-342
  10. Hans-Curt Flemming, Martin Strathmann, Carlos Felipe Leon Morales
    Pages 343-378
  11. Wolfgang Ahlf, Susanne Heise
    Pages 379-416
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 417-430

About this book


1 “Sediment management requires a solid mix of pragmatism and sound science” The actual discussion on the role of sediments in the European water legislation is a typical example, how the development of environmental policies mixes legal requirements with socio-economic aspects, issues of technical feasibility, and sci- 2 entific knowledge . In fact, the Sixth Environmental Action programme of 2001 has stipulated, namely, that “sound scientific knowledge and economic assessments, reliable and up-to-date environmental data and information, and the use of indi- tors will underpin the drawing up, implementation and evaluation of environmental 3 policy” . In the ten chapters of this book, a broad set of practical process knowledge is p- sented, comprising simulation techniques, laboratory and in-situ studies on the int- action between biological, chemical and hydrodynamic factors as well as models, for solving combined quality and quantity problems of riverine sediments. The und- lying research on various types of particulate matter, risk analyses and problem - lutions will also contribute to the implementation of the Soil Strategy and – in p- ticular – Marine Strategy Directive in Europe.


Biofilms Flocks Flume Experiments Particle Aggregation Sediment Erosion adsorption biofilm erosion hydrodynamics transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Westrich
    • 2
  • Ulrich Förstner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy EconomicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Hydraulic EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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