Lake Water Books

  • Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Through the use of satellite data, photographs, graphics and site-specific case studies, this 160-page atlas highlights environmental change in Kenya. It looks at the country's mountains, forests, water bodies and national parks, chronicling the evolution of the country's environment over the last few decades and the ecological challenges and ...

  • The Dynamics of Shoreline Wetlands and Sediments of Northern Lake Victoria

    This book presents the results of research conducted between 2000 and 2004 on Lake Victoria (East Africa). The research examined the spatial spread of shoreline wetlands and found their distribution to be strongly influenced by the action of wind and waves. Evidence also pointed to a strong influence of wind-induced waves and currents on ...

  • Caspian Sea

    This report presents the Caspian Sea – the largest land-locked water body on earth, bordered by five countries and influenced by three more in the catchment area. The assessment of the current situation and historical trends identified that Habitat and community modification exerts the greatest impact on the ecosystem of the Caspian Sea. ...

  • A Safe and Sustainable World:The Promise of Ecological Design

    In the late sixties, as the world was waking to a need for Earth Day, a pioneering group founded a small non-profit research and education organization they called the New Alchemy Institute. Their aim was to explore the ways a safer and more sustainable world could be created. In the ensuing years, along with scientists, agriculturists, and a host ...

  • Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

    Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment brings together the work of a renowned international group of scientists who specialize in aquatic science and environmental management. They explore the functioning of Boreal Shield ecosystems, focusing on the lake trout, the classic coldwater species of northern glaciated ...

  • Technology needs for lake management in Indonesia case studies: Lakes Rawa Danau and Rawa Pening, Java

    This report deals with the technological requirements to achieve the ecological sustainability of two lakes in Java, Indonesia. Lake Rawa Danau is an area under protection, it lies in a caldera that was drained by removing the rim to increase the amount of land for rice production in 1825.However, due to the existing pressures for water from ...

  • Guidelines in Lake Management, Vol.5: Management of Lake Acidification

    Acidification is a serious problem for many lakes in Northern Europe and Eastern North America. There are, however, clear indications that the problem of lake acidification also may become a problem in many developing countries in the coming decades. This guidebook explains in detail the relations between sources, i.e., air pollution caused by ...

  • Guidelines in Lake Management, Vol.1: Principles of Lake Management

    This guidebook is the first in the series Guidelines of Lake Management which has been produced as an attempt to explain the concept of Environmentally Sound Management and Development of Lakes. Our Lives depends on both natural lakes and artificial reservoirs because they provide drinking water for millions, water for agricultural and industrial ...

  • Pelagic Nutrient Cycles

    This volume elucidates the interactions between pelagic food web processes and element cycling in lakes. Some findings are examined in terms of classical concepts from the ecological theory of predator-prey systems. Special emphasis is given to exploring how stoichiometric relationships between primary producers and herbivores influence the ...

  • Great Lakes Research Journal

    Published quarterly, the Journal of Great Lakes Research is multidisciplinary in its coverage, publishing manuscripts on a range of theoretical and applied topics in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and geology of the large lakes of the world and their watersheds.We also welcome contributions on saline lakes. Research on estuarine waters ...

  • API RP 2A-WSD Standard for Exploration & Production

    This Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms contains engineering design principles and good practices that have evolved during the development of offshore oil resources. Good practice is based on good engineering; therefore, this recommended practice consists essentially of good engineering ...

  • Aquatic Birds in the Trophic Web of Lakes

    Birds are an integral part of most freshwater ecosystems (lakes, rivers, wetlands) but their role in the trophic dynamics of these water bodies has often been overlooked. As a conspicuous part of the biota of water bodies, aquatic birds are indicators of their trophic state both in terms of species composition (quality) as well as occupancy ...

  • Ecology of Shallow Lakes

    This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding the dynamics of shallow lake communities as it has evolved over the past years from a combination of empirical studies, experimental work and model analysis. Although, as in most theoretical work, mathematical formulations play a role, the models that are used remain simple and ...

  • Recreation

    We last covered water recreation, issues and management, in successive issues of LakeLine (Vol. 24, Nos. 3 and 4) in 2004. In those issues, we discussed best boating practices to avoid conflicts, recreational carrying capacity, motorboat noise, physical impacts of boats on lakes, personal watercraft management, competitive sport fishing, ...

  • European Large Lakes

    Large lakes are important because of their size and ecological distinctiveness as well as their economic and cultural value. Optimal management of them requires a proper understanding of anthropogenic impacts both on the lake ecosystems as such and on the services they provide for society. The specific structural and functional properties of large ...

  • Lake Sustainability

    This book contains extended versions of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Lake Sustainability held at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) campus in the New Forest.  The meeting is a natural link in the chain of sustainability conferences that WIT regularly ...

  • The subalpine lake ecosystem, Øvre Heimdalsvatn, and its catchment: local and global changes over the last 50 years

    This book summarizes research from the intensive study of a pristine subalpine lake ecosystem and its catchment over the last 50 years. A wide range of topics is presented, including several unique time series focusing on changes in ice cover, water temperature, zooplankton, benthos and fish. Significant changes in the lake fauna after the ...

  • Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes with Special Reference to Lake Taihu, China

    Eutrophication and algal blooms are worldwide environmental issues in lakes. The eutrophication process and formation mechanisms of algal blooms are particularly complicated in shallow lakes due to the strong lake–land, air–water and water–sediment interactions. This volume features papers presented at the International Symposium on the ...

  • Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula

    Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula is the first comprehensive book on all aspects of the vegetation, phytogeography and conservation of the vast and varied region of the Arabian Peninsula. Written and edited by experts on the botany and environment of the Peninsula, this book synthesises the information available on all aspects of the flora ...

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