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Sediment Matters

  • Sediment matters are discussed from different perspectives
  • The book presents state of the art monitoring and management concepts
  • The chapters of this book are based on practical case studies and operational research

By: Peter Heininger(Editor), Johannes Cullmann(Editor)

259 pages, 53 colour & 46 b/w illustrations


Hardback | May 2015 | #221451 | ISBN-13: 9783319146959
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About this book

Sediment Matters presents insights into the complex processes controlling sediment behavior in river basins and into state of the art integrated sediment management concepts. Main topics are: sediment transport, modelling sediment transfer in rivers, sediment quality, sediment monitoring and integrated sediment management at catchment scale. Interlinkages of sediment dynamics and quality with biogeochemistry, ecology, climate change and human activities are discussed. Drivers, boundary conditions and processes of erosion, sediment transport and sedimentation are presented with the aim to help the reader putting sediment quantity and quality issues into perspective.


I. Sediment transport processes
- Sediment transport in headwater streams of the Carpathian Flysch belt: its nature and recent effects of human interventions
- Aspects of sediment transport in single-thread and anabranching river channels in flysch Carpathians (a case study from the Czech Republic)
- Sediment Transport Processes Related to the Operation of a Rapid Hydraulic Structure (Boulder Ramp) in a Mountain Stream Channel: A Polish Carpathian Example

II. Modelling sediment transfer in rivers
- Challenges in Modelling Sediment Matters
- Suspended Sediment Estimation Using an Artificial Intelligence Approach
- Projected climate change impact on soil erosion and sediment yield in the River Elbe catchment

III. Sediment Quality
- Water quality and sediment management in Brahmaputra Basin of India: impact of agricultural land use
- Contamination of sediments in the German North Sea estuaries Elbe, Weser and Ems and its sensitivity to climate change

IV. Sediment Monitoring
- Application of a new monitoring strategy and analysis concept of suspended sediments in Austrian rivers
- Stream sediment geochemistry of the areas impacted by mines, B1 secondary catchment of the Olifants Primary Catchment Area, South Africa

V. Sediment Managing in river basins
- Evaluating Reservoir Siting, Design and Operating Alternatives in the Mekong River Basin
- River-basin-scale sediment management: the Elbe case

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