Geomorphological Processes and Human Impacts in River Basins

Progress towards a present-day diagnosis of, and future strategies for, environmental management of rivers and catchments, with particular reference to Mediterranean (semiarid) environments.

Author: Ramon J. Batalla

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 1901502287

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

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Progress towards a present-day diagnosis of, and future strategies for, environmental management of rivers and catchments, with particular reference to Mediterranean (semiarid) environments. Geomorphological processes at both the basin and the river levels, and their interactions and relations with human activities that interfere with them, are explored.

Anthropogeomorphology of Bhagirathi Hooghly River System in India

The present chapter generally focuses on the scientific procedures for understanding the human impact on fluvial dynamics ... Chapter 10 provides an environmental geomorphic outlook on the Silabati River Basin, with a main focus on the ...

Author: Balai Chandra Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000194579

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

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The Bhagirathi-Hooghly Basin in India is one of the most densely populated regions in the world and is undergoing rapid transformation of its natural landscape induced by human interventions, such as mushrooming of dams and barrages, deforestation, and urbanization. Human activities and interventions on basin landforms and the processes that shape those landforms have accelerated at an alarming rate. This book uses spatio-temporal analysis to understand the major anthropogenic signatures on land use and land cover changes and the impact these activities have on the landforms and processes of the Bhagirathi-Hooghly River and its sub-basins. It answers the what, where, why, and how of the anthropogenic signatures involved. Recent case studies on the impact of anthropogenic signatures on fluvial forms and processes make this book a useful resource for students and researchers in the earth sciences, local governments, urban planners, and all concerned with rural developments. Features: Explores for the first time the new concept of anthropogeomorphology for the river basin—an emerging field Analyses the impact of anthropogenic activities, especially the construction of dams and reservoirs, and urbanization on major fluvial landscapes using advanced geospatial modelling techniques Investigates human interference in river systems, their effects on the dynamics of the river, and the livelihoods of the people residing along the river Addresses issues related to geology, geomorphology, geography, planning, land use, and land management areas Fills the need for data-driven governance and policy decisions for the future of urban-industrial growth in India.

Hydro Meteorological Hazards Risks and Disasters

Climate and floods in central Europe since AD 1000: data, methods, results and consequences. ... In: Geomorphological Processes and Human Impacts in River Basins, Proceedings of the International Conference hel at Solsona, Catalonia, ...

Author: Paolo Paron

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123964700

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had and continue to have major implications for many of the world’s people, such as floods and droughts. . This volume takes a geoscientific approach to the topic, while also covering current thinking about some directly relevant social scientific issues that can affect lives and property. Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters also contains new insights about how climate change affects hazardous processes. For the first time, information on the many diverse topics relevant to professionals is aggregated into one volume. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action

Mountain Rivers Revisited

Gob, F., N. Jacob, J.-P. Bravard, and F. Petit (2005), Determining the competence of mountainous Mediterranean streams using lichenometric techniques, in Geomorphological Processes and Human Impacts in River Basins, edited by R. J. ...

Author: Ellen Wohl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118671689

Category: Science

Page: 573

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 19. What are the forms and processes characteristic of mountain rivers and how do we know them? Mountain Rivers Revisited, an expanded and updated version of the earlier volume Mountain Rivers, answers these questions and more. Here is the only comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge about mountain rivers available. While continuing to focus on physical process and form in mountain rivers, the text also addresses the influences of tectonics, climate, and land use on rivers, as well as water chemistry, hyporheic exchange, and riparian and aquatic ecology. With its numerous illustrations and references, hydrologists, geomorphologists, civil and environmental engineers, ecologists, resource planners, and their students will find this book an essential resource. Ellen Wohl received her Ph.D. in geology in 1988 from the University of Arizona. Since then, she has worked primarily on mountain and bedrock rivers in diverse environments.

Turn Down the Heat

“Assessment of Sediment Yield of Watersheds by Reservoir Survey and Simulation Modelling in Brazilian Semi-arid Environment.” Geomorphological Processes and Human Impact in River Basins, edited by R. Batalla, IAHS Press: Wallingford, ...

Author: World Bank Publications

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464804373


Page: 250

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A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Analytics.

Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

Long before these human impacts were first made, however, certain hydrologic and geomorphic processes were present in the basin which created conditions that were less than favorable for dense human settlement. These natural processes ...

Author: Charles Greer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292741041

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little has been written on the Yellow River and its management. Charles Greer fills this gap with his comprehensive and thoroughly researched book. This work deals with the technological problems faced by the Chinese in taming the destructive river and also focuses on cultural attitudes that have governed the Chinese response to nature. For example, water control was not highly regarded by the Taoists, who preferred to let nature take its course; but the Buddhists sought to harness the river against devastating floods and also to benefit their crops. Greer traces water use and management in the Yellow River Basin through Chinese history and discusses early Western interest in the flood problem and Soviet assistance in Yellow River development. He analyzes traditional methods of control as well as newer strategies and their implications. The author of this book is one of a small number of social scientists able to master the original Chinese-language historical materials necessary to this undertaking. He has also examined Chinese water management methods first-hand as part of a delegation of water management specialists in 1976. In addition to geographers and conservationists, China scholars will find this book valuable because of the axial role the control of the Yellow River plays in the fundamental economic health of the People’s Republic of China. Water management engineers will find much useful comparative material.

Rivers of Europe

See Meuse River Seine basin, 292e294 biodiversity, 308e314 biogeochemistry, 314e318 conservation and management, ... 293f drainage network, 293f geological and hydrological context, 295 historical perspective, 295 human impacts, ...

Author: Klement Tockner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081026137

Category: Science

Page: 942

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Rivers of Europe, Second Edition, presents the latest update on the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With even more full-color photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Each chapter includes up to 10 featured rivers, with detailed information on their physiography, hydrology, ecology/biodiversity and human impacts. Rivers selected for specific coverage include the largest, the most natural, and those most affected by humans. This book provides the most comprehensive information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets. Includes comparison photos of rivers, along with information on the history and management of each river Presents summary information on hydrological, ecological and freshwater biodiversity patterns and trends of each river Highlights environmental issues of great importance to citizens and governments, including fragmentation by dams, pollution, introduction of nonnative species and reductions in biodiversity

Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts

Coastal Watershed Planning and Assessment Program and North Coast Watershed Assessment Program: Sacramento, ... and their impacts in northwestern, California, in Nolan, K.M., Kelsey, H.M., and Marron, D.C., eds., Geomorphic Processes ...

Author: L. Allan James

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813724515

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Environmental Land Use Planning

Introduction Geomorphological analysis of the dominant erosion processes and their intensity quantification were done in ... Due to the lignite exploitation in the Kolubara River basin, human impact led to morphological change of the ...

Author: Seth Appiah-Opoku

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535108320

Category: Science

Page: 246

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Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil. The book discusses such issues as predicting changes in land use pattern, ecological footprint analysis, socioeconomic and behavioral modeling, and flood control approaches. It is insightful and serves as an important resource and reference material on environmental management.

Stream and Watershed Restoration

In: Dorava, J.B., Montgomery, D.R., Fitzpatrick, F. & Palcsak, B. (eds) Geomorphic Processes and Riverine Habitat. Water ... Episodic behavior in badlands: its effects on Watershed Processes, Human Impacts, and Process-based Restoration 41.

Author: Philip Roni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118406632

Category: Science

Page: 332

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With $2 billion spent annually on stream restoration worldwide, there is a pressing need for guidance in this area, but until now, there was no comprehensive text on the subject. Filling that void, this unique text covers both new and existing information following a stepwise approach on theory, planning, implementation, and evaluation methods for the restoration of stream habitats. Comprehensively illustrated with case studies from around the world, Stream and Watershed Restoration provides a systematic approach to restoration programs suitable for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on stream or watershed restoration or as a reference for restoration practitioners and fisheries scientists. Part of the Advancing River Restoration and Management Series. Additional resources for this book can be found at: