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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415155076
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • 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
1 History of river basin management 1
2 Natural river basins: transfer systems 23
3 Land and water: interactions 57
4 Managing land and water in the developed world: an international survey 99
5 River basins and development 151
6 Technical issues in river basin management 214
7 Institutional issues in river basin management 281
8 Sustainable river basin management: issues of the knowledge base 321
9 Land and water: towards systems of management in a period of change 351
Bibliography 374
Name index 408
Subject index 411
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