700 pages, colour photos, illustrations, tables
The EU-Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a legislative framework to protect and improve the quality of all water resources including rivers. "Good status" of all European rivers must be achieved by 2015.
Based on the previous book, Rivers of North America, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With numerous full-colour photographs and maps, this book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. The Rivers of Europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets.
"This outstanding reference contains an enormous amount of information on characterizing and synthesizing natural features of European rivers and their catchments. Topics in this book include land use, climate hydrology, biodiversity, and environmental issues, such as pollution, fragmentation by dams, introduction of non-native species, and loss of biodiversity [...] I recommend this book highly to anyone interested in rivers."
– Journal of the North American Benthological Society, October 2010, page 1527-9
1. General Overview
2. Volga River Basin
3. Danube River Basin
4. Iberian Rivers
5. Continental Atlantic Rivers
6. Rhine River Basin
7. Rhone River Basin
8. Rivers of the Fenno-Scandinavian Shield
9. Arctic Rivers
10. British and Irish Rivers
11. Rivers of the Balkan
12. Italian Rivers
13. Western Steppic Rivers
14. Rivers of the Central Highlands and
15. Rivers of the Boreal Uplands
16. Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers
17. Rivers of Anatolia and the Caucasus
18. Ural River Basin
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