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About this book
Part I contains 12 chapters, each systematically considering a large area of the world. Part II is thematic, discussing constraints on successful river conservation and tools for more effective activity.
GEOGRAPHICAL OVERVIEW. River Conservation in the United States and Canada (J. Karr, et al.). River Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean (C. Pringle, et al.). River Conservation in the European Community, Including Scandinavia (T. Iversen, et al.). River Conservation in central and eastern Europe (incorporating the European parts of the Russian Federation) (P.A. Khaiter et al) River Conservation in North Africa and the Middle East (M.J. Wishart et al) River Conservation in Central and Tropical Africa (N. Pacini et al) River Conservation in the Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (B.R. Davies et al) River Conservation in Madagascar (J. Benstead, et al.). River Conservation in the Indian sub-continent (B. Gopal et al) River Conservation in Central and Eastern Asia (L.Li et al) River Conservation in South-East Asia (D. Dudgeon, et al.). River Conservation in Australia and New Zealand (N. Schofield, et al.). CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS. Introduction: Conservation, Ecosystem Use and Sustainability (J. Gardiner N. Perala-Gardiner). Geographical Settings: Global Disparities in River Conservation: 'First World' values and 'Third World' Realities (M.J. Wishart et al) River Conservation in Tropical Versus Temperate Latitudes (C. Pringle). Special Problems of Urban River Conservation: The Encroaching Megalopolis (K.E. Baer and C.M. Pringle) Key Constraints: River Size as a Factor in Conservation (E. Stanley A. Boulton). Problems and Constraints in Managing Rivers with Variable Flow Regimes (A.J. Boulton et al) A Biogeographical Approach to Interbasin Water Transfers: Implications for River Conservation (B.R. Davies et al) Conservation in Practice: The Role of Classification in the Conservation of Rivers (J.H. O'Keefe and M. Uys) Popular Participation in River Conservation (K.B. Showers) The Role of Legislation in River Conservation (C.G. Palmer et al) River Restoration in Developed Economies (G. Petts, et al.). Integrated Watershed Management for River Conservation: Perspectives from Experiences in Australia and the United States (B. Hooper R. Margerum). Indexes.
548 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs
...is clear and concise...this enable readers to 'dip-in' to those sections of the text of particular interest or relevance to them. (Institute of Fisheries Management Magazine (FISH), 2000) "...an excellent overview of a problem which is becoming of increasing concern...will be a useful reference" (Aslib Book Guide, November 2000) "This publication is an absolute mine of information about global river conservation" (The Jnl of the Chartered Inst. of Water Environment Management, Vol. 15, 2001) "The volume is rich in comparative studies referring to different aspects of the problem area. Superb photographs make reading even more pleasant. I foresee that this book will raise considerable interest of an international multidisciplinary readership." (Hydrological Sciences Journal, August 2001) "an integrated view of the world's rivers with wide breadth and minimal overlap" (Environmental Practice, September 2001) "the book can be highly recommended, as it provides a comprehensive and updated review of global river conservation perspectives." (SIL News, May 2002) "I have only praise for this book" (Freshwater Forum, No.18 2002)