1st Edition

Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwaters

Edited By Josef Krecek, G. Rajwar, Martin Haigh Copyright 1996

    This set of papers presents a description of the synthesis of hydrological problems and various environmental implications and management strategies for different highland and headwater regions of the world. Regions covered include the Himalayas, Russian mountains, Amazonia, and upland Wales.

    Preface, The Contributors, 1. Introduction to Hydrological Problems and Environmental Management in Highlands and Headwaters, 2. Headwater Ecosystems: Their Stability, Productivity, System Dynamics and the Role of Climate Change, 3. Challenges for Environmental Management in the Headwaters of the Western Himalaya: An Introduction, 4. Water Erosion and Sediment Yield in Mountain Areas: Natural Preconditions, 5. Soil Erosion and Regional Ecological Management in the Headwater Area of Eastern China—A Case Study in the Tianmu Mountains, 6. Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport Depending on Land Use in the Watershed, 1. Sediment Transport in the Rivers of Central Albania, 8. Soil Erosion Control in Hungary. 9. Field Studies on Sediment Transport and Debris Flows in Small Basins of the Italian Alps, 10. Deforestation of Amazonia: Global Climate Impacts, 11. Effects of Acid Atmospheric Deposition on Watersheds in Central Europe, 12. The Effect of Clear Cutting, Waste Wood Collecting and Site Preparation on the Nitrate Nitrogen Leaching to Groundwater, 13. Modelling the Hydrological Controls on Aluminium Leaching in a Forest Soil Impacted by Acid Deposition in Upland Wales, 14. Air Pollution Deposition Variability in a Slovene Alpine Headwater as a Consequence of Topography and General Circulation Assessed by Theoretical Model, 15. Two Headwater Lakes, a Centre of Research for Long Term Monitoring in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada, 16. Resource Management and Land Use Options in Mountain Watersheds: GIS Based Simulation Modelling, 17. Integration of Remote Sensing and Digital Terrain Models for Land Cover Classifications, Thematic Mapping and Regional Planning in Val Malenco (Italian Alps), 18. Problems of Headwater Management in the Central Himalaya, 19. Socioeconomic and Institutional Constraints on the Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices in the USA: Implications for Sustainable


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