Environmental Management and Technology in Asian River Basins: Introduction

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Abstract

Asian river basins are undergoing rapid transformation. Asian rivers are cradles of civilization, where interventions with natural river systems for irrigation, navigation improvement and flood control have a long history. It is not a coincidence that ancient civilizations arose in the lower reaches of large river basins, from the Nile to the Tigris–Euphrates, the Indus and the Yellow River. The ability to contain and utilize the waters and sediment-associated nutrients is a defining feature of ancient societies across many Asian river basins.

Keywords

Sediment Yield Adaptive Management Integrate Water Resource Management Complex Adaptive System River Basin Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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