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Rivers for Life Managing Water for People and Nature

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ISBN-10: 1559634448

ISBN-13: 9781559634441

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sandra Postel, Brian Richter, The Nature Conservancy, Nature Conservancy (U.S.) Staff

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"...a clarion call to society for the need to balance human demands with the needs of our world's rivers, the arterial system of life on this planet. The authors describe the vanguard movement to restore rivers and to reconnect rivers with their flood plains, portraying the under-appreciated life support services our rivers perform, their ecological function, and the threats to riverine ecosystems." -MIKE DOMBECK, CHIEF EMERITUS OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE AND PIONEER PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT "Finally! A book that pays attention to flow, not just pollutants, as central to river restoration. Blending science and readability,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Where Have All the Rivers Gone?
Why We Need Healthy Rivers
The Disruption of Natural Flows
Freshwater Life at Risk
A Conceptual View for Balancing Human and Ecosystem Water Needs
How Much Water Does a River Need?
The Evolution of a New River Management Paradigm
Flow Prescriptions Aimed at Ecological Health
Setting Ecological Goals
Learning by Doing
Rebuilding a River's Natural Flow Patterns
Lessons from the Colorado Pikeminnow
The Policy Toolbox
Allocating Water for Ecosystem Support
South Africa Pioneers the Water "Reserve"
Australia Overhauls Water Policy and Tries a "Cap"
U.S. Policy Lacks Focus on Ecological Health
Economic Tools for Securing River Flows
Ethics in River Policy
Down to the River
A Comeback Chance for the Missouri?
Restoring the Brisbane River of Australia's Gold Coast
Groundwater Pumping and the Future of the San Pedro
Flows for Shrimp in the Tropical Rio Espiritu Santo
Reducing Impacts of Federal Dams on Kentucky's Green River
Sharing the Waters of South Africa's Sabie River
Building Blocks for Better River Governance
Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services
Lessons from the World Commission on Dams
Bottom-Up Governance Gets a Try
River Basin Commissions Work "Outside the Box"
Sparks of Leadership
Epilogue: Can We Save Earth's Rivers?
About the Authors