Land, Water, and Development: Sustainable Management of River Basin Systems

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Contents
List of platesix
List of figuresx
List of tablesxv
Preface to the first editionxix
Preface to the second editionxxii
Acknowledgementsxxvi
Prologuexxviii
1 History of river basin management1
1.1 Hydraulic cultures and religious codes: management in advance of science1
1.2 The rise of hydraulics and hydrology7
1.3 Monks, mills and mines: origins of river coordination in England12
1.4 The rise of environment17
1.5 The lessons of history and the challenges of the future20
2 Natural river basins: transfer systems23
2.1 Flow of water and transport of sediment25
2.2 Channel morphology37
2.3 Floodplains46
2.4 Basin sediment systems50
2.5 Summary: key elements of the natural system, a sensitivity assessment54
3 Land and water: interactions57
3.1 Vegetation, soils and hydrology58
3.2 Groundwater exploitation and protection72
3.3 Runoff modifications in developed river basins75
3.4 Vegetation, soils and water quality84
3.5 Conclusions96

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates ix
  • Figures x
  • Tables xv
  • Preface to the First Edition xix
  • Preface to the Second Edition xxii
  • Acknowledgements xxvi
  • Prologue xxviii
  • Chapter 1 - History of River Basin Management 1
  • Chapter 2 - Natural River Basins 23
  • Chapter 3 - Land and Water 57
  • Chapter 4 - Managing Land and Water in the Developed World 99
  • Chapter 5 - River Basins and Development 151
  • Chapter 6 - Technical Issues in River Basin Management 214
  • Chapter 7 - Institutional Issues in River Basin Management 281
  • Chapter 8 - Sustainable River Basin Management 321
  • Chapter 9 - Land and Water 351
  • Bibliography 374
  • Name Index 408
  • Subject Index 411
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