Watershed Conservation & Management

Watershed Management: Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change

Watersheds contain vitally important resources which must be managed in a coordinated fashion to achieve sustainability. This book presents 20 contributions to the analysis of watersheds in the Pacific Northwest of the United States in three broad subject areas: - Global and national perspectives - Elements of integrated watershed management - Innovative approaches for mitigation and restoration of watersheds. The aim of Watershed Management: Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change is to present new perspectives that combine social, economic, and environmental concerns with approaches to watershed management that treat forest, range, agricultural, and urban parcels in an integrated manner. This book will be of interest to environmental scientists, natural resource managers, and policymakers.


Water Quality: Diffuse Pollution and Watershed Management, 2nd Edition

Provides all new material on urban, industrial, and highway pollution, as well as on management and restoration of streams, lakes, and watershed management techniques. * Includes revised chapters on agricultural diffuse pollution; control of urban, highway, and industrial diffuse pollution; and wetlands considerations. * All regulatory data is up to date, with new material provided on judicial law based on significant decisions made in recent years.


Urban Watersheds: Geology, Contamination, and Sustainable Development

With the continuing increase in population, more people are sharing the finite resources of the urban watershed, resulting in new and increasingly complex interactions between humans and the environment. Environmental contamination is a chronic problem and an expensive one. In urban areas, water and soil contamination poses a threat to public health and has implications for future development. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Urban Watersheds: Geology, Contamination, and Sustainable Development offers a framework for those working to improve the urban environment and create sustainable urban watersheds. The book presents over 20 years of research and professional practice on urban watersheds from the fields of environmental geology, geochemistry, risk analysis, hydrology, and urban planning. The geological characteristics of urbanized watersheds along with the properties of their common contaminants are integrated to assess risk factors for soil, groundwater, and air. With a framework rooted in scientific knowledge, the authors demonstrate the benefits of scientifically informed planning and decision making, offering guidelines to improve watershed management practices as well as urban development and redevelopment practices. Suitable for use as a textbook and as a professional practice reference, the book includes case studies on successful and unsuccessful approaches to contaminant remediation as well as practical methods for environmental risk assessment. PowerPoint presentations of selected portions of the book are available with qualifying course adoption.


Watersheds: Processes, Assessment and Management

Get the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to watershed analysis and management. In Watersheds: Processes, Assessment, and Management, author Paul DeBarry covers aspects of watershed physical processes such as assessing, classifying, and evaluating a watershed; using GIS models for watershed assessment; and effectively planning for future use and demands. He covers precipitation, ecology, geology, soils, geomorphology, hydrogeology, hydrology, water quality, hydraulics, GIS, data collection, planning, and management. And he takes you beyond theory so you learn to apply planning, management, GIS, and hydrologic engineering principles in real-world watershed management. This concise reference manual is ideal whether you're a scientist, biologist, geologist, engineer, planner, administrator, part of a citizens group, or a practitioner seeking to identify what is important in the watershed being studied.


Watershed Management 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management under Land Use and Climate Change

Watershed Management 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management under Land Use and Climate Change contains the proceedings of the 2010 Watershed Management Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, from August 23-27, 2010. This conference is the tenth in a series of specialty conferences focused on watershed management. Specific topics discussed include: Climate Change, Hydrologic Restoration, Watershed Modeling, Watershed Management, Stormwater Management, Focused tracks on Water Quality Measurement, Stochastic and Statistical Methods, Economics and Water Resources Decision Making, and Hydrodynamic Modeling. This conference was sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It will be valuable to practitioners and professionals involved in environmental engineering, hydrology, watershed management, and stormwater management.


Diet for a Small Lake (The Expanded Guide to Lake and Watershed Management)

The expanded guide to New York State lake and watershed management, 2nd edition. Lake associations and citizens play a vital role in protecting and restoring our lakes and waterways. This book is an introduction to understanding and managing lakes. Lakes and their watersheds are natural treasures for us to use and protect. Together these rich resources supply abundant water to support thriving communities, provide recreational opportunities, and spur economic growth in an area. For many communities, the tax base and economy are dependent on having clean water. Even when a lake is healthy, its users cannot afford to wait for a disaster before acting to keep it healthy and its water clean for current and future generations. This publication offers guidance for lakeshore residents, local officials, and agencies interested in water resources by providing: * An introduction to lake ecology * Descriptions of lake restoration and watershed management techniques *A special section about relevant New York State laws and regulations * Guidance for preparing a watershed management plan Diet fir a Small Lake was prepared by the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc (NYSFOLA) in collaboration with the New York STate Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and is the culmination of several years of collaboration on lake management issues. It replaces and expands the information presented in the first edition.

Restoration and Management of Tropical Eutrophic Lakes

This book is an essential knowledge base for both ecological restoration and management. Although tropical lakes are not identical, and therefore require individually developed and restoration and management practices; there are general principles in both restoration and management that can be derived from the case histories in this book and the limnological literature in general.


The Ecological Bases for Lake and Reservoir Management (Developments in Hydrobiology)

The Ecological Bases for Lake and Reservoir Management provides a state-of-the-art review of the range of ecologically-based techniques necessary for the holistic management of lakes and their catchments. Most of the methods, case studies and national policies reviewed are directed towards management of the largest problem - eutrophication - with the emphasis on the multiple-scale approach needed for successful management and restoration. Case studies come from the USA and ten European countries, and range from single lakes through to lake districts and national inventories. Several essays precede the practical chapters with thought-provoking comments on the political, social and economic climate of water management.


The Headwaters: Rural Culture, Small Watershed Values and Conservation

The Headwaters" is an ambitious, wide-ranging history that encompasses early settlement; forest development and exploitation; farm development; social, cultural, and personal history; and a perspective of ecologic attributes of Wisconsin s northern counties. The book is complete as a social history, a geologic and ecological study, a cultural history, and as a perspective of present-day ecological and social concerns. The authors? strongest points are in the descriptions of landscape features and explication of ecological and biological concerns. The Headwaters? is a book that will be read for pleasure, for information on rural culture and land conservation and even for inspiration. The book will be a welcome addition to our knowledge not just of the state, but of ourselves and our place in the Middle West.


The Use of Best Management Pratices (BMPs) in Urban Watersheds

This new book by leading U.S. stormwater experts is a guide to the main techniques for controlling pollutants from diffuse, mainly wet weather, sources. The volume provides a mass of valuable data on the removal efficiencies, costs, and design parameters of all main runoff control structures from ponds to swales for large developments to small parking lots. The book gives planners from the county to state levels the up-to-date information needed to incorporate the best and lowest cost methods of controlling wet weather flows into their watershed management programs. The book covers all the essential elements of stormwater control from basic design issues to monitoring and provides critical data on their effectiveness. Covered here are structural, as well as nonstructural (e.g, educational), techniques. With the information in this book, community water planners and developers can implement the best practices for reducing the environmental impact of wet weather flows. The book will help them protect and restore overall surface and groundwater quality.


Integrated Watershed Management:

As human populations expand and demands upon natural resources increase, the need to manage the environments in which people live becomes more important but also more difficult. Land and water management is especially critical as the use of upstream watersheds can drastically affect large numbers of people living in downstream watersheds. An integrated approach that stresses both the importance of participatory planning and the institutional and technical constraints and opportunities is therefore necessary. The institutional and technical context for managing watersheds and river basins, including the involvement of both the public and private sectors, is also examined.


Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes

Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements of what is required to achieve sustainability by framing important policy questions and illustrating the consequences of policy alternatives in systems with complex interactions." - Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota "Sustainability Science can be both fundamental and practical, both deep and interdisciplinary. This application of Sustainability Science to Pacific watersheds illustrates its promise." - Peter Vitousek, Stanford University


Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers

A stand-alone working document, Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers assists scientists and regulators in determining when stormwater runoff causes adverse effects in receiving waters. This complicated task requires an integrated assessment approach that focuses on sampling before, during, and after storms. The Handbook supplies assessment strategies, sample testing and collection methods, and includes illustrative figures and tables. The authors introduce an innovative design that can be tailored to address a wide range of environmental concerns, such as: ecological and human health risk assessments, water quality or biological criteria exceedences, use impairment, source identification, trend analysis, determination of best management practices, stormwater quality monitoring for NPDES Phase I and II permits and applications, and total maximum daily load assessments. They provide case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of this approach and the data that can be compiled. Containing reviews of emerging technologies that hold promise for more effective receiving water evaluations, this book gives you detailed information on selecting methods and carrying out comprehensive evaluations. It includes guidance for the experimental design measurements, as well as standard and advanced statistical methods for data evaluations. Despite the complexity of stormwater management, successful and accurate assessments of their impact are possible by following the integrated approaches described in Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.


Pond and Brook: A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments

A complete guide to the plants and animals of ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.

Lakes and Wetlands (Living Earth)

Library Binding: 235 pages Publisher: Rosen Educational Services (January 2011)

Lake and Pond Management Guidebook

The Lake and Pond Management Guidebook is the successor to the bestselling Lake Smarts: The First Lake Maintenance Handbook, the "bible" for small-scale lake and pond improvements, published by the Terrene Institute in 1993. Completely revised and updated, now published by Lewis Publishers, this guidebook contains over 300 ideas and projects including step-by-step practical, low-cost solutions to a wide range of problems that lake management professionals face everyday. Coverage includes shoreland buffer installation, fisheries management, reducing nuisance algal growth, controlling exotic aquatic plants, lakeside wastewater treatment systems, small scale dredging, and more.



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