Watershed Management: Practice, Policies, and Coordination

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9780070522992: Watershed Management: Practice, Policies, and Coordination

Successful approaches to protecting and improving watershed resources

Ensuring a safe and adequate supply of water requires the combined efforts and expertise of resource managers, engineers, planners, technical experts, and policy analysts worldwide. This contributed volume is unique in recognizing this need and provides today's first truly comprehensive, international coverage of effective watershed management.

Experts representing the full spectrum of environmental professions and viewpoints provide detailed case studies of how watershed management is being implemented around the world, focusing on the United States, France, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, the Nile River, and other areas. Successful approaches such as whole watershed and full stakeholder involvement; watershed sanitary surveys; urban watershed management; river basin planning; integrated management and water resource protection; watershed-based coastal management wetlands restoration; water quality monitoring and assessment; stormwater and other nonpoint pollution source management; water withdrawal; wastewater discharge permitting; and other tools for cost-effective watershed management are highlighted. Mathematical models demonstrate how various systems can be successfully managed for future sustainability.

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Successful international approaches to protecting and improving watershed resources. Ensuring a safe and adequate supply of water is a global concern, requiring the combined efforts and expertise of resource managers, engineers, planners, technical experts, and policy analysts from around the world. This contributed volume is unique in recognizing this need and provides today's first truly comprehensive, international coverage of effective watershed management. Watershed Management clarifies the watershed approach to managing resources in a sustainable fashion. Experts representing the full spectrum of environmental professions and viewpoints provide detailed case studies of how watershed management is being implemented around the world. In focusing on the United States, France, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim the Nile River, and other areas, they highlight successful approaches such as: whole watershed and full stakeholder involvement; watershed sanitary surveys; urban watershed management; river basin planning; integrated management and water resource protection; watershed-based coastal management wetlands restoration; water quality monitoring and assessment; stormwater and other nonpoint pollution source management; water withdrawal; wastewater discharge permitting; and other tools for cost-effective watershed management. Featuring mathematical models that demonstrate how various systems can be successfully managed for future sustainability, Watershed Management is an essential resource for every environmental manager, planner, engineer, scientist, and policymaker.

About the Author:

Robert J. Reimold, Ph.D., is Vice President and National Technical Director for Risk-Based Environmental Decision Making for EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, a leading consulting/management firm solving complex environmental, energy, and public health problems for global clients. Dr. Reimold directs the company’s practice in risk sciences and sustainable natural resources management. An internationally recognized expert in wetlands ecology, assessments, construction, and mitigation, Dr. Reimold has more than 30 years of international experience in managing ecological studies related to natural, social, and economic resources. He is a Certified Senior Ecologist of the Ecological Society of America and a Certified Senior Fisheries Scientist of the American Fisheries Society. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology at the University of Georgia under the direction of Professor Eugene P. Odum, the world-renowned ecologist.

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