9780444519610

Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale

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    9780444519610

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    0444519610

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-09
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

Sediments are a natural part of aquatic systems and they are essential for the hydrological, geomorphological and ecological functioning of those systems. For society they are important and represent an important resource. However, due to the ever increasing use of river catchments, sediments need to be managed in a balanced and sustainable way.Sediment Management at the River Basin Scalereviews some of the key requirements and challenges facing scientists, river basin managers, and policy makers for sustainable sediment management at the river basin scale, and puts forward important recommendations. This volume also available as part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. Discount price for set purchase. * First book to consider management at the basin scale * State-of-the-art review chapters * New conceptual frameworks and approaches to management

Table of Contents

Introductory comments by UNESCO IHPp. v
Prefacep. vii
Sediment Behaviour, Functions and Management in River Basinsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
What is sediment?p. 1
Sediment movement and behaviourp. 5
Sediment fluxes and storagep. 6
Sediment functions and anthropogenic impacts on thesep. 13
Managing sediment in river basinsp. 17
Why manage sediment at the river basin scale?p. 19
What information do we need to manage sediment at the river basin scale?p. 22
Acknowledgementsp. 25
Referencesp. 26
Conceptual and Strategic Frameworks for Sediment Management at the River Basin Scalep. 31
Sediment management todayp. 31
Understanding process: the need for a conceptual modelp. 33
Sediment management at the river basin scalep. 36
Risk management in river basinsp. 40
Frameworks for sediment management in Europep. 44
An example of a basin-wide sediment management strategy: the Norfolk Broads, Englandp. 46
Conclusionsp. 50
Referencesp. 51
Regulatory Frameworks for Sediment Managementp. 55
Introductionp. 55
The regulatory perspectivep. 56
International marine and freshwater managementp. 68
Initiatives and non-legislative drivers: a UK perspectivep. 71
Sediment managementp. 76
Summary and conclusionsp. 77
Acknowledgementsp. 79
Referencesp. 79
Sediment and Contaminant Sources and Transfers in River Basinsp. 83
Introductionp. 83
Sources and pathways of sediment to river channelsp. 84
Sources and pathways of contaminants and nutrients to sedimentsp. 91
Sediment-contaminant transport and transfer processes in riversp. 103
Perturbations to sediment and contaminant sources and transfersp. 110
Conclusionp. 125
Referencesp. 125
Decision Support Tools for Sediment Managementp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Mapping and monitoringp. 139
Sediment tracing and fingerprintingp. 147
Mathematical modelsp. 156
Summary and conclusionsp. 166
Referencesp. 167
Costs and Benefits of Sediment Managementp. 175
Introductionp. 175
Societal Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 176
Sediment management and Societal Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 180
Example 1: CBA of dredging in the Netherlandsp. 183
Example 2: Economic analysis and river basin management in relation to the EU Water Framework Directivep. 188
Environmental liability and sedimentsp. 195
Conclusionsp. 196
Referencesp. 197
Sediment Management and Stakeholder Involvementp. 199
Introductionp. 199
Stakeholdersp. 200
Why stakeholders should be involvedp. 201
Stakeholder analysisp. 202
Stakeholder perspectivesp. 204
How to involve stakeholders?p. 207
Tools, processes and instrumentsp. 209
Risks and pitfallsp. 212
Conclusionsp. 214
Referencesp. 214
Towards Sustainable Sediment Management at the River Basin Scalep. 217
Introductionp. 217
The use of science in sediment management at a river basin scalep. 218
Towards sustainable management of sedimentp. 226
An adaptive framework for river basin managementp. 232
Case studies linking environmental policy developments, social and physical sciences, and river basin managementp. 241
Conclusions and recommendationsp. 254
Acknowledgementp. 257
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 261
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