River Flow 2006

Overview

Rivers are complex entities. In addition to being valuable wildlife habitats, they support human activities by providing water for human usage, renewable energy and convenient transportation. Rivers may also pose threats to riverine communities, in the form of floods and other natural or man-induced hazards.

Contemporary societies recognize their responsibility in ensuring the sustainable use of rivers and in preserving river’s intrinsic ecological and landscape values. This ...

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Overview

Rivers are complex entities. In addition to being valuable wildlife habitats, they support human activities by providing water for human usage, renewable energy and convenient transportation. Rivers may also pose threats to riverine communities, in the form of floods and other natural or man-induced hazards.

Contemporary societies recognize their responsibility in ensuring the sustainable use of rivers and in preserving river’s intrinsic ecological and landscape values. This obligation is often in conflict with riverine economical exploitation and with risk management concerns. As a discipline, Fluvial Hydraulics makes a significant contribution to the development of strategies for sustainable river use by providing new modelling tools and engineering techniques based on advances in phenomenological understanding and in computational modelling. River Flow 2006 comprises the Proceedings of the third edition of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, organized under the auspices of the Fluvial Hydraulics Section of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR). The book covers issues such as river hydrodynamics, morphodynamics and sediment transport. Other contributions describe interdisciplinary approaches and experiences, particularly regarding interfacial activities involving environmental sciences and information technologies. River Flow 2006 contains the most recent theoretical accomplishments, numerical developments, experimental investigations and field studies in Fluvial Hydraulics. It is an excellent resource for researchers, civil and environmental engineers, and practitioners in river-related disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415408158
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 2304
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 0.97 (h) x 5.30 (d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1

Keynote lectures

A. River hydrodynamics

A.1. Turbulent open-channel flow and transport phenomena

A.2. Flood propagation and channel/floodplain interactions

A.3. Dam-break and highly unsteady open-channel flow

A.4. Vegetated beds and flow resistance

A.5. Interaction with structures

B. River Morphodynamics and sediment transport
B.1. Mechanics of sediment transport

B.2. Bed forms and flow resistance

B.3. Large scale river morphology and morphodynamics

VOLUME 2

B.3. Large scale river morphology and morphodynamics (continued)

B.4. Debris and hyperconcentrated flows

B.5. Geomorphic dam-break flows and breach formation

B.6. Sedimentation in reservoirs

B.7. Local scour and protection

B.8. Bank erosion and protection

C. Interdisciplinary approaches for river management

C.1. Innovative field and laboratory instrumentation

C.2. Information technologies and modelling tools for river management

C.3. River habitat management and restoration

C.4. Management of risk associated to floods and man-induced river hazards

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