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

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1.1 Key dates in the development of hydraulic civilisations 3
1.2 Salient elements of attitudes taken to freshwater by major world religions 6
1.3 An attempt to sequence the progress of exploitation of river basin ecosystems by human society 21
2.1 Classification of alluvial channels 26
2.2a Identifying sediment sources: indicators of stability 42
2.2b Qualitative models of channel metamorphosis 43
2.3 Regime approaches to stable channels, geomorphological approaches to changing channels 45
2.4 Impact matrix for basin development—encompassing longer-term geomorphological viewpoint 55
3.1 Regional process controls in forest hydrology 61
3.2 Storages and fluxes in the global hydrological cycle 62
3.3 Vegetation canopy properties having an influence on the hydrological performance of vegetation cover 64
3.4 The broadening scope of forest hydrology 67
3.5 Approximations of the impermeability of various surfaces 71
3.6 Land-use/management effects on the flow of rivers 78
3.7 Estimated flow velocity of various hydrologic processes 80
3.8 River regulation: magnitude of effects on flow regime 83
3.9 Average composition of world river water 89
3.10 Some sources and causes of water quality deterioration 90
3.11 Point sources and the expected contamination of groundwater 90
3.12 Removal mechanisms in wetlands for the contaminants in wastewater 97
4.1 River basin development: prioritising the issues of water-based schemes 100
4.2 Major high dams in the Colorado system 105

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