1st Edition

River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century Understanding People and Place

    544 Pages 11 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Worldwide development of agriculture and industry creates burgeoning demands on natural resources. Management of the rivers and the surrounding landscape is one of the important tasks for today and for the foreseeable future. Lessons learned from centuries of management (and mismanagement) have been distilled into principles and practices which form the subject matter for this book. It provides both a global perspective and an entrée to the special problems associated with management of transboundary rivers.

    River Basins: what are they and why do we study them?

    Terminology, definitions,

    Importance and implications for mismanagement

    Considerations for groundwater

    River basins of the world’s mid latitude regions

    Overview - by Continent

    Transboundary rivers: a special case

    Case studies on representative basins (outlining problems and prospects)

    Blue Nile

    Yellow river

    Tigris Euphrates etc


    Orange River, RSA/Namibia

    Murray Darling

    US rivers

    Legislative and policy issues in Basin management

    Legal prescription v. local reality

    Examples of best practice?

    What is generally accepted best practice?

    Cultural viewpoints

    Experience with “best practice”: how transferable is it?

    Implementation issues

    Education and extension

    Capacity development

    Key word Index


    Squires, Victor Roy; Milner, Hugh Martin; Daniell, Katherine Anne