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River Management: The Australasian Experience

Edited By: Sandra O Brizga and Brian L Finlayson

250 pages, 60 illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #83244 | ISBN: 0471969761
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Outlines the crucial role geomorphologists are playing in the development of new approaches to river management in Australia and New Zealand, where impacts are severe but resources limited.

for bringing together some inherently fascinating case studies into a satisfying package, we should be grateful (Zeitschrift fur Geomorphology, March 2001)


Introduction (B. Finlayson S. Brizga). Some Human Impacts on Australian Stream Channel Morphology (I. Rutherfurd). Channel Planform Adjustments Along the Waiau River 1946-1992: Assessment of the Impacts of Flow Regulation (G. Brierley K. Fitchett). The Hydrological and Geomorphological Impacts of the Tinaroo Falls Dam on the Barron River, North Queensland, Australia (B. Yu). Managing Regulated Rivers for Environmental Values: Selected Case Studies from Southeastern Australia (C. Gippel). Geomorphic Effects of Extractive Industries and Their Implications for River Management: The Case of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, New South Wales (W. Erskine D. Green). The Impact of Mining Waste on the Rivers Draining into Georges Bay, Northeast Tasmania (J. Bird). The Role of Stormwater Management in Sydney's Urban Rivers (R. Warner). The Dispersal and Storage of Trace Metals in the Hawkesbury River Valley (M. Thoms, et al.). The Role of European Disturbance in the Metamorphosis of the Lower Bega River (A. Brooks G. Brierley). The Management of Unstable Rivers: The Avon River, Victoria, Australia (S. Brizga B. Finlayson). Measuring Stream Condition (A. Ladson L. White). Conclusions: Future Directions (S. Brizga B. Finlayson). Index.

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