wetland impact Books

  • Impact of Pesticides on Farmer Health and the Rice Environment

    The book covers the various aspects of the use of pesticides, their behavior, degradation, and impacts in wetland ricefields, and presents the results of surveys conducted in the Philippines and Thailand. It includes both bibliographic reviews and selected aspects of the experimental results of a research project on pesticide impacts in ...

  • Alien invasive species in Africa's wetlands : some threats and solutions

    Wetlands in Africa are increasingly being recognised as ecosystems of extreme importance to man and biodiversity. However, the management of these wetlands has been impacted by alien invasive species that specialize on aquatic (and semi-aquatic) systems. This booklet introduces alien wetland invaders by describing seven of the worst species ...

  • Banks and Fees: The Status of Off-Site Wetland Mitigation in the United States Report

    The face of mitigation banking has changed substantially over the past 10 years—from a small industry dominated by state and local governments to a quickly growing nationwide commercial enterprise dominated by entrepreneurs, according to a report released by the Environmental Law Institute. Based on a two-year study of off-site compensatory ...

  • Scoping agriculture - wetland interactions. Towards a sustainable multiple-response strategy (+ CD-ROM)

    Agriculture is identified as the main cause of wetland degradation and loss. Using a drivers, pressures, state changes, impacts and responses (DPSIR) framework to analyse 90 cases drawn from all parts of the world and all wetland types, this report assesses the character of agriculture - wetlands interactions (AWIs) and their impacts in ...

  • Applied Wetlands Science and Technology, Second Edition

    Continuing the tradition of excellence established by the first edition, the Second Edition of Applied Wetlands Science and Technology provides the fundamentals for delineating, identifying, and regulating wetlands. It covers functions and values, ecological assessments, and how to minimize negative impacts on wetlands. The book also presents ...

  • The Clean Water Act Handbook, Second Edition

    This updated guide is the definitive resource to the provisions and complexities of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and how it continues to evolve. Recent court rulings and the change of administration have resulted in significant changes that dramatically affect practitioners working in the area. This new edition provides detailed explanations ...

  • Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

    Tropical Freshwater Wetlands deals with the sustainable management of some of the most valuable environmental assets available to developing countries, i.e. floodplains, marshes, swamps and shallow water bodies. The main types of tropical freshwater wetlands are described, their value is highlighted, and human intervention and its impact on ...

  • The Nile Hydroclimatology: Impact of the Sudd Wetland

    Hydroclimatology has emerged as a new discipline in line with increasing awareness of the connected nature of land-surface-atmosphere processes. Changes in landuse affect the atmospheric moisture conditions, not only locally but also at a continental scale. Similarly, climate change influences river basin hydrology and water resources. A good ...

  • Lagoons and Coastal Wetlands in the Global Change Context: Impact and Management Issues

    This interdisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews recent developments in wetland science and global change. The aim is to identify gaps, problems and successes in the integration of scientific issues into lagoon and coastal wetland management. The major strength of this volume is that it integrates several fields of research including ...

  • Environmental Role of Wetlands in Headwaters

    Internationally, the wetlands of headwater and upland regions provide many valuable environmental services. They influence flood flows, sediment loads and aquifer recharge; biochemical water qualities and biodiversity. They affect the livelihoods of many communities providing water, peat, timber, grazing, crops and, locally, aesthetic, cultural, ...

  • Environmental Role of Wetlands in Headwaters

    Internationally, the wetlands of headwater and upland regions provide many valuable environmental services. They influence flood flows, sediment loads and aquifer recharge; biochemical water qualities and biodiversity. They affect the livelihoods of many communities providing water, peat, timber, grazing, crops and, locally, aesthetic, cultural, ...

  • Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications

    Wetland ecosystems maintain a fragile balance of soil, water, plant, and atmospheric components in order to regulate water flow, flooding, and water quality. Marginally covered in traditional texts on biogeochemistry or on wetland soils, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands is the first to focus entirely on the biological, geological, physical, and ...

  • Management and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    This book brings together a selection of 21 original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address aspects of management for the conservation of biodiversity. The topics addressed include: lessons from the Northern spotted owl saga, hidden costs of implementing the EU Habitats Directive, the importance of recently created ...

  • Coastal Environment and Water Quality

    This publication is from the AIH 25th Anniversary Meeting & International Conference on 'Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality'. It contains 41 papers in seven sections reflecting various aspects of coastal environment and water quality. Section 1 deals with coastal water pollution which has received considerable attention in ...

  • Liquid Assets: The Critical Need to Safeguard Freshwater Ecosystems

    By taking advantage of the work that healthy watersheds and freshwater ecosystems perform naturally, cities and rural areas can purify drinking water, alleviate hunger, mitigate flood damages, and meet other societal goals at a fraction of the cost of conventional technological alternatives.But because commercial markets rarely put a price on ...

  • Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

    This volume brings together some of the foremost leaders in the field of aquatic ecology. Chapter topics include research on management of wetlands, hydrochemical determinism, biomonitoring and bioindicators in aquatic ecosystems, and environmental impacts of dam projects. This volume is essential reading for professionals and researchers in the ...

  • GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

    The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. GIS for ...

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