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

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Subject index
References to figures and tables are shown in italic.
a
abstraction consents/licences 297
acid rain 58
acidification 96 ;
UK retrospective study 340
Afar tribespeople 179
afforestation 337 , 345 ;
conifer 340 ,
see also reafforestation (reboisement)
Africa 245 , 275;
desertification 161-3 ;
drought in 154 , 155;
East Africa 65-6 ;
Harare symposium 189 ;
indigenous irrigation 251 ;
river basin development authorities 166-88 , 308-9 ;
soil erosion and depletion of soil nutrients 224-5 ;
spiralling water demand 209 , 212 ;
value of indigenous knowledge 348 ,
see also namedcountries
Agenda 21281 , 309 , 370;
policies relevant to river basin management 351-2 , 352;
see also Thames 21
aggradation 42
agriculture:
dryland farming techniques 204-5 ;
Khadin cultivation system 204 ;
and land drainage 294 ;
use of freshwater 244 , 245;
water-meadow farming system 16 ;
see also forests;
rainfed agriculture
Akasombo Dam 240
Algeria, tree planting in 161
alluvial channels, classification of 26
‘Alpine Torrents’ controversy 327
Amazon basin xxviii , 98
annual hydrographs 76,77 ;
Zayandeh Rud basin 164,164
ANUFLOOD model 139
applied science 325
aquifers 72-3 ;
floodplain sediments as 48 ;
Mexico 253
Argolid Plain, Greece 253-4
Arno, River 11
arroyos, formation of 106
Aswan Dam (first) 169
Aswan High Dam 172-3,199-200 ;
and Lake Nasser, plus and minus 174-7 ;
major problems associated with 174 ;
politics of 167
Ataturk Dam, Turkey 208
Australia 133-8 , 149 , 256 , 267 , 348-9 ;
Catchment Care Groups 361 ;
control of saline groundwater seepage 73 , 135-6
Awash Valley Authority 177-81

b
Balquhidder paired catchment study 345
Bangladesh 194 , 271 , 314 ;
flooding 198 , 274
bank vegetation 37-9
bankfull/dominant discharge 47
bedload 26,27
bedload formulae 29-30
bedload transport 53
Beja nomads 227
Belgium, river contract system 361 , 362
benefit/cost ratios:
applied to watershed management 312 ;
developments in the Awash 178-9
‘best management practices’ 114-15
‘best practicable option’ approach 18 , 21 , 293
Bicol River Basin Development Program 310
biodiversity protection 187
biologists, and river basin system 370-1
biotic rights 322

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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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