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

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i The geomorphologist’s view: ordered stream network within a defined boundary xxviii
ii The water manager’s view: control systems without natural boundaries xxix
iii The Tennessee Valley Authority view: total control by dams xxx
iv The engineer’s view: a series of hydraulic problems xxxi
v S. A. Schumm’s river basin as a sediment transfer system xxxii
vi The catchment ecosystem, its spontaneous exploitation functions xxxiii
vii Public relations view: your river basin xxxiv
1.1 Ptolemy’s map of the Nile basin 4
1.2 The Roda nilometer, upon which the heights of the annual Nile flood have been measured from antiquity 8
1.3 Domesday Book (i.e. AD 1086) mills and fisheries on the River Thames, England 13
2.1 The sca les of investigation adopted by river research specialisms 24
2.2 River sediment transport 28
2.3 Inside the sediment transfer system 32
2.4 Timescales of river system sediment transport and morphological response 34
2.5 Sediment storage—a regulatory function of catchment ecosystems 36
2.6 A classification of river channel planforms based upon sediment load, cross-section and stability 38
2.7 Channel planform change identified from historic maps and aerial photographs: River Severn, Maesmawr, mid-Wales 40
2.8 Engineering problems of meandering channels 46
2.9 Zones of the valley floor within the basin 47
2.10 The importance of ‘wild’ river channel migration for the creation of a variety of habitats in space and through time 50

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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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