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Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice 2nd Ed

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470376256

The perfect text for water management and watershed techniques.  This new editions comes complete with new legislative changes and international watershed issues.   

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Current Issues in Weather Management
Characteristics of Effective Watershed Management
Why “Integrated” Management?
A Recommend Planning and management Approach

2. The Watershed Inventory

Physical Features and Landforms
Soils, Infiltration and Runoff
Water Quality
Plant and Animal Communities
Land Use
Social and Economic Systems
Valued Features and Activities

3. Problem Dentition and Scoping

Identifying Current Water Uses and Use Impairments
Identifying Current Water users (Stakeholders)
Setting Targets for Future Use
Scoping the Plan

4. The Consultation Process

The Need for Public Involvement
Principles of Consultation
Identifying Interested Publics
Public Involvement Techniques and Processes
Evaluating the Results

5. Developing Workable Management Options

Identifying the Sources
Creating a Long List of Management Options
Types of Options
Developing Mutually Exclusive Management Alternatives
Evaluation Constraints and Criteria

6. Simple Assessment Methods

The Watershed Inventory
Developing and Screening Management Alternatives
Outputs of a Simple Assessment Process
An Example of the Application of Simple Assessment Procedures

7. Detailed Assessment Methods

The Detailed Watershed Inventory
Developing and Screening Management Alternatives

8. Costing and Financing

Scope and Measures
Costing Major Public Works
Benefit-Cost Analysis
Allocation of Costs Among Multipurpose Projects
Quantifying Intangibles
Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty in Economic Analysis
Capital Financing (Sourcing)

9. Legal, Institutional, and Administrative Concerns

The Evolution of Modern Environmental
Common-Law Causes of Action
The Making of Laws
Existing Legal Frameworks for Water and Environmental Management
Administrative and Institutional Systems
Transboudary Water Issues and Free Trade

10. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

The History of Environmental Assessment Policy
Overview of the EA Process
Challenges in Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment Methodologies
Social Impact Assessment
Strategic Environment Assessment
Monitoring and Follow-Up
The Shortcoming of Environmental Assessment

11. Choosing the Best Plan

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Options and Strategies
Implementation Considerations
Case Study: Watershed Management for Gander lake, Newfoundland

12. Implementing the Plan

Principles of Water Resources Administration
Planning for Successful Implementation
Why Implementation Sometimes Fails
Case Studies
Lessons Learned