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 for
River Basins: what are they and why do we study them?. River basins of the world's mid latitude regions. Case studies on representative basins (outlining problems and prospects). Legislative and policy issues in Basin management. Examples of best practice?. Implementation issues. Key word Index.