Water for the Environment,
Edition 1 From Policy and Science to Implementation and Management
Edited by Avril Horne, Angus Webb, Michael Stewardson, Brian Richter and Mike Acreman

Publication Date: 16 Aug 2017

Water for the Environment: From Policy and Science to Implementation and Management provides a holistic view of environmental water management, offering clear links across disciplines that allow water managers to face mounting challenges.

The book highlights current challenges and potential solutions, helping define the future direction for environmental water management. In addition, it includes a significant review of current literature and state of knowledge, providing a one-stop resource for environmental water managers.

Key Features

  • Presents a multidisciplinary approach that allows water managers to make connections across related disciplines, such as hydrology, ecology, law, and economics
  • Links science to practice for environmental flow researchers and those that implement and manage environmental water on a daily basis
  • Includes case studies to demonstrate key points and address implementation issues
About the author
Edited by Avril Horne, Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Angus Webb, Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Michael Stewardson, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters, Crozet, Virginia, USA and Mike Acreman, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
1. The Environmental Water Management Cycle
 Avril Horne, Erin O'Donnell, James Angus Webb, Mike Jonathon Stewardson, Mike Acreman and Brian Richter

Section 2: History and context of environmental flows
2. Drivers and social context
Mike Acreman, Sharad Kumar Jain, Matthew Peter McCartney and Ian Overton
3. Understanding hydrological alteration
Mike Jonathon Stewardson, Mike Acreman, Justin Francis Costelloe, Tim D. Fletcher, Keirnan James Andrew Fowler, Avril Horne, Gaisheng Liu, Michael E. McClain and Murray Peel
4. Environmental and ecological effects of flow alteration in surface water ecosystems
Robert Rolls and Nick Bond
5. Geomorphological effects of flow alteration on rivers
Geoff J. Vietz and Brian Leslie Finlayson
6. Impacts of Hydrological Alterations on Water Quality
Meenakshi Arora, Roser Casas-Mulet, Justin Francis Costelloe, Tim John Peterson, Alexander Heinrich McCluskey and Mike Jonathon Stewardson

Section 3: Vision and objectives for the river system
7. Stakeholder engagement in environmental water management 
John Campbell Conallin, Declan Hearne, Chris Dickens and Catherine Allan
8. Environmental water regimes and natural capital – free-flowing ecosystem 
David John Gilvear, Lindsay C. Beevers, Jay O'Keeffe and Mike Acreman
9. How much water does a culture need? Environmental water management’s cultural challenge and indigenous responses 
Sue Jackson
10. Visions, objectives, targets and goals
Avril Horne, Christopher Konrad, James Angus Webb and Mike Acreman

Section 4: How much water is needed – tools for environmental flow assessment
11. Evolution of environmental flows assessment science, principles and methodologies 
LeRoy Poff, Angela Arthington and Rebecca Elizabeth Tharme
12. Tools for sediment management in rivers
David E. Rheinheimer and Sarah M. Yarnell
13. Physical habitat modelling and ecohydrological tools
Nicolas Lamouroux, Christoph Hauer, Mike Jonathon Stewardson and LeRoy Poff
14. Models of Ecological Responses to Flow Regime Change to Inform Environmental Flow Assessments
James Angus Webb, Angela Arthington and Julian Olden
15. Uncertainty and environmental water
Lisa Lowe, Joanna Szemis and James Angus Webb

Section 5: Environmental water within Water Resource Planning
16. Water budgets to inform sustainable water management
Brian Richter and Stuart Orr
17. Mechanisms to allocate environmental water
Avril Horne, Erin O'Donnell and Rebecca Elizabeth Tharme
18. Rebalancing the system - Acquiring water and trade
Claire Settre and Sarah Ann Wheeler
19. Environmental Water Organizations and Institutional Settings
Erin O'Donnell and Dustin Garrick
20. Management options to address diffuse causes of hydrologic alteration
Avril Horne, Carlo Roland Morris, Keirnan James Andrew Fowler, Justin Francis Costelloe and Tim D. Fletcher
21. Managing Infrastructure to Maintain Natural Functions in Developed Rivers
Gregory A. Thomas
22. Environmental water and integrated catchment management
Mike Jonathon Stewardson, Wenxiu Shang, Giri R. Kattel and James Angus Webb

Section 6: Active management of environmental water
23. Planning for the active management of environmental water
Jane Doolan, Beth Ashworth and Jody Swirepik
24. Operational issues
Benjamin Docker and Hilary Johnson
25. Principles for monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management of environmental water regimes
James Angus Webb, Robyn Janet Watts, Catherine Allan and Andrew Warner
26. Defining success: a multi-criteria approach to guide evaluation and investment
Erin O'Donnell and Dustin Garrick

Section 7: Remaining challenges and way forward
27. Where to from here
Avril Horne, Erin O'Donnell, Mike Acreman, Michael E. McClain, LeRoy Poff, James Angus Webb, Mike Jonathon Stewardson, Nick Bond, Brian Richter, Angela Arthington, Rebecca Elizabeth Tharme, Dustin Garrick, Katherine Daniell, John Campbell Conallin, Gregory A. Thomas, and Barry Thomas Hart

Book details
ISBN: 9780128039076
Page Count: 758
Retail Price : £137.00
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