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About this book
About this book
Headwaters are fragile environments threatened by anthropogenic actions. The regeneration of headwaters calls for a practical approach through integrated environmental management. This book discusses various issues concerning headwater regions of the world under various wide-ranging themes and aims to bring about an awareness in sustainable regeneration of headwater regions.
Preface.- Sustainable management of headwater resources.- Social science contributions to multiple objective decision making within watersheds.- Managing headwater regions in Australia: Assessing socio-economic and resource sustainability.- Water as a symbol of national identity in Norway.- Monitoring for modelling reality and sound economics.- Building co-operations, coalitions and governance on mountain catchments sustainability.- Developing sustainability priorities with a participatory process: Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa.- The Nile headwaters: Wetlands and catchments in Highland Ethiopia.- Changing flow in the Okavango basin: Upstream developments and downstream effects.- Assessing renewable water resources and water use in Angola.- Water management issues in middle mountain catchments of the Nepal Himalayas - The downstream perspective.- Disasters in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region -- A case study of Tsatichhu Lake in Bhutan.- Perception and communication of flood risk -- Preliminary results from the FLOWS Project.- The role of land use changing in regional floods.- Decreasing the risk of floods in small and medium sized catchments through natural storage in head water and riparian zones.- Inventorisation of environmental risk associated with hazardous waste generated in small scale industrial area of Delhi, India.- The impact of land use on nutrient concentration in upper streams of waters in Slovenia.- Management of headwaters in acidified areas along the west-coast of Norway.- Recovery of headwater catchments and lakes affected by the acid atmospheric deposition.- Bedrock groundwater as a major control on streamflow generation in upland Wales, UK.- CRENODAT (Biodiversity assessment and integrity evaluation of springs of Trentino - Italian Alps - and long-term ecological research): Project design and preliminary results.- Index.