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Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins

  • Provides a profound understanding of the functioning of river ecosystems

  • Offers guiding principles for a successful management of river basins

  • Enhances the cost-effectiveness of management measures

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 29)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Need for Risk-Informed River Basin Management

    • Jos Brils, Damià Barceló, Winfried Blum, Werner Brack, Bob Harris, Dietmar Müller-Grabherr et al.
    Pages 1-18
  3. Understanding River Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Soil–Sediment–River Connections: Catchment Processes Delivering Pressures to River Catchments

      • Philippe Négrel, Corine Merly, Laurence Gourcy, Olivier Cerdan, Emmanuelle Petelet-Giraud, Martin Kralik et al.
      Pages 21-52
    3. Status and Causal Pathway Assessments Supporting River Basin Management

      • Peter C. von der Ohe, Sabine E. Apitz, Kęstutis Arbačiauskas, Mikhail A. Beketov, Dietrich Borchardt, Dick de Zwart et al.
      Pages 53-149
    4. Monitoring Programmes, Multiple Stress Analysis and Decision Support for River Basin Management

      • Peter C. von der Ohe, Dick de Zwart, Elena Semenzin, Sabine E. Apitz, Stefania Gottardo, Bob Harris et al.
      Pages 151-182
  4. Anticipating Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Downscaling Scenarios as an Exploratory Tool for River Basin Management: An Introduction

      • Jan E. Vermaat, Wim Salomons, Alison J. Gilbert, Fritz A. Hellmann
      Pages 185-196
    3. Framing the Uncertain Future: Articulating IPCC-SRES Scenarios for European River Basins

      • Jan E. Vermaat, Sabine E. Apitz, Winfried Blum, Bob Harris, Fritz A. Hellmann, Wim Salomons et al.
      Pages 223-238
  5. Connecting to the Social System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-239
    2. Integrated River Basin Management and Risk Governance

      • Dietmar Müller-Grabherr, Marie Valentin Florin, Bob Harris, Damian Crilly, Goran Gugic, Joop Vegter et al.
      Pages 241-264
    3. Ecosystem Services and River Basin Management

      • Kate A. Brauman, Suzanne van der Meulen, Jos Brils
      Pages 265-294
    4. Participatory Approaches and the Role of Facilitative Leadership

      • Mattijs van Maasakkers, Michael Duijn, Britta Kastens
      Pages 295-319
    5. How Spatial Planning Can Connect to River Basin Management

      • Geiske Bouma, Adriaan Slob
      Pages 321-345
  6. Synthesis and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 365-365
    2. Synthesis and Recommendations Towards Risk-Informed River Basin Management

      • Jos Brils, Bob Harris, Damià Barceló, Winfried Blum, Werner Brack, Dietmar Müller-Grabherr et al.
      Pages 367-390
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 391-395

About this book

The growing impacts of economic activities and climate change on the conditions of rivers throughout the world, require a new, integrated approach towards river basin management, an approach that can also cope with an uncertain future. In this volume, leading European scientists and representatives of major stakeholder groups present risk-informed management as this new approach, as developed in the European Commission-funded project RISKBASE. It aims to improve the ecological quality of river basins and thus to sustain the goods and services they provide for the benefit of society. Risk-informed management involves the integrated application of three key-principles:

·       Being well informed

·       Managing adaptively

·       Pursuing a participatory approach

The authors explain and underpin these principles in detail, offer inspiring examples from practice and connect them to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).

This book is intended for scientists, consultants and practitioners concerned about river basins, world-wide, as well as the drafters and implementers of the WFD River Basin Management Plans.

Keywords

  • Adaptive management
  • Participatory approaches
  • RISKBASE
  • Risk governance
  • River ecosystem
  • Water Framework Directive
  • water policy
  • hydrogeology
  • water quality and water pollution
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Deltares, Utrecht, Netherlands

    Jos Brils

  • Department of Effect-Directed Analysis, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

    Werner Brack

  • Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien, Austria

    Dietmar Müller-Grabherr

  • Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Mini, Orléans cedex 2, France

    Philippe Négrel

  • Inst. Environmental Studies, Free University Amsterdam Fac. Earth & Life Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Jan E. Vermaat

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-38598-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)