Land, Water, and Development: Sustainable Management of River Basin Systems / Edition 2

Land, Water, and Development: Sustainable Management of River Basin Systems / Edition 2

by Malcolm Newson
     
 

ISBN-10: 041515507X

ISBN-13: 9780415155076

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Land, Water and Development offers an up-to-date introduction to river basin systems and their contemporary management by assessing them within both physical and social frameworks. Tracing the evolution of river basin management and the history of applied

hydrology, this book provides a systematic review of policy and practice and argues for a

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Land, Water and Development offers an up-to-date introduction to river basin systems and their contemporary management by assessing them within both physical and social frameworks. Tracing the evolution of river basin management and the history of applied

hydrology, this book provides a systematic review of policy and practice and argues for a sustainable approach to the changing environment of the world's rivers.

In this fully revised and expanded second edition of his acclaimed book, Malcolm Newson explores in greater depth the

meaning of sustainability in river basin development, highlighting the rapid evolution of practical concepts in many countries since the Rio Earth Summit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415155076
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
Prologue
1History of river basin management1
2Natural river basins: transfer systems23
3Land and water: interactions57
4Managing land and water in the developed world: an international survey99
5River basins and development151
6Technical issues in river basin management214
7Institutional issues in river basin management281
8Sustainable river basin management: issues of the knowledge base321
9Land and water: towards systems of management in a period of change351
Bibliography374
Name index408
Subject index411

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