Preface. Part 1: Overview. Impact of Human Activities in the Headwater Environment; H. Grip. Reviewing the Contexts of Headwater Control; J. Krecek, M.J. Haigh. Headwater Control: Despatches from the research front; M.J. Haigh. Holistic Approaches to Headwater Management. Perspectives from the Directorate of the European Union; A. Hocevar. Trees, Electricity and Folk Wisdom; F. Garczynski. Identification and Classification of European Headwaters; M.L. Paracchini, et al. Part 2: Headwater Control: Theory, Practice and Experience. Spatial Variability of the Hydrological Cycle and some Indicators of its State; A.F. Mandych. Application of Spatially Distributed Hydrological Models for Risk Assessment in Headwater Regions; G. Volk. Watershed Monitoring and Modelling: Remote Sensing and Gis Applications in the Mediterranean Environment; M.L. Paracchini, et al. Desertification / Aridification Monitoring of the Iberian Peninsula by Passive Microwave Remote Sensing; A.A. Van de Griend, et al. Erosion Area Assessment in Mountainous Basins using Gis Methods; L. Marchi, G. Dalla Fontana. Ravine and Gully Erosion in the Hilly Headwater Areas of Hungary; G. Gabris, et al. Prevention, Degradation and Rehabilitation: A New Dilmema in Himalayan Watersheds; H.S. Schreier, et al. Prevention of Nutrient Leaching from a Forst Regeneration Area Using Overland Flow Fields; E. Kubin, et al. Forest Management in Mountains. A Case study of a protection forest in Savoy, France; J.P. Renaud, F. Berger. Earthwatch Institute: Scientific Field Research, Public Education, and Global Responsibility; M.M. Studer. Part 3: Headwater Management: Some Regional Perspectives. Headwater Control in North America; H. Schreier. Headwater Problems in Africa; J. Balek. Headwater Control in Austria; G. Volk. Strategies for Headwater Control in Norway; E. Behiem. Groundwater Protection in Belarus; Y. Sedloukho. Part 4: Conclusions. Reconstructing Headwater Areas: Social and institutional considerations; B.P. Van Haveren. Conclusions and Recommendations; M.J. Haigh, J. Krecek. List of Contributors. List of Participants. Index.