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Most of the world's mountains are rich in water and, as such, play a pivotal role in the global water cycle. They provide water for diverse human uses and ecosystems. Growing water demands as well as climate change will lead to ever-increasing pressure on mountain waters. Overcoming water-use conflicts and maintaining the ecological functioning of mountain waters presents a highly challenging task and is indispensable for sustainable development. This book extensively portrays the highly diverse attributes of mountain waters and demonstrates their paramount importance for ecological and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Most of the world's mountains are rich in water and, as such, play a pivotal role in the global water cycle. They provide water for diverse human uses and ecosystems. Growing water demands as well as climate change will lead to ever-increasing pressure on mountain waters. Overcoming water-use conflicts and maintaining the ecological functioning of mountain waters presents a highly challenging task and is indispensable for sustainable development. This book extensively portrays the highly diverse attributes of mountain waters and demonstrates their paramount importance for ecological and societal development. The extensive summaries on the scientific basics of mountain waters are supplemented with considerations on the diverse water uses, needs for management actions, and challenges regarding sustainable water management. This overview concerns not only the mountain areas themselves but also downriver reaches and their surrounding lowlands, and, therefore, the relationship between mountain and lowland water issues.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 6
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • 2010
  • Seitenzahl: 292
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Mai 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 445g
  • ISBN-13: 9783642262166
  • ISBN-10: 3642262163
  • Artikelnr.: 35693460
Inhaltsangabe
Synthesis: features of alpine waters and management concerns
Ulrich Bundi
Part I Alpine Water Resources
General Characteristics of Alpine Waters
Bernhard Wehren, Rolf Weingartner, Bruno Schädler, Daniel Viviroli
Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Alpine Regions of Switzerland
Bruno Schädler and Rolf Weingartner
Human Interventions
Bernhard Wehren, Bruno Schädler, Rolf Weingartner
Part II Biogeochemistry and Pollution of Alpine Waters
Water Chemistry of Swiss Alpine Rivers
Jürg Zobrist
Effect of acid deposition on chemistry and biology of high Alpine lakes
S.M. Steingruber, L. Colombo
Alpine Glaciers as archives of atmospheric deposition
M. Schwikowski, A. Eichler
Persistent Organic Contaminants in Alpine Waters
John N. Westgate, Frank Wania
Part III Ecology of Alpine Waters
Water Sources and Habitat of Alpine Streams
A.M. Milner, J.E. Brittain, L.E. Brown, D.M. Hannah
Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna in Alpine Waters
C.T. Robinson, B. Kawecka, L. Füreder, A. Peter
Part IV Case Studies
Integrated environmental management of hydropower operation under conditions of market liberalization
Bernhard Truffer
Downstream Relevance of Reservoir Management
Alfred Wüest
A plea for the restoration of Alpine rivers: basic principles derived from the 'Rhone-Thur' case study
Armin Peter
Water Management Challenges in Himalayan Watersheds
Hans Schreier
Rezensionen
From the reviews: "The aim of this particular volume is to portray the highly diverse and complex nature of mountain waters ... . Alpine Waters - meets these aims in all respects ... . offers a good insight into the complex hydrological and biochemical nature of alpine regions, with a lot of sound analysis and good conclusions. ... I have no hesitation in recommending this volume to all who have an interest in freshwater in high mountain regions ... ." (Arthur J. Askew, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 56 (1), 2011) "An exhaustive collection of reviews on the physical, chemical, and biological hydrology of the western Alps and will be welcomed by researchers in mountain areas everywhere. For workers in European mountains, it provides a starting point and source; for scientists elsewhere, it offers a generally good review of recent research in the Alps and a source of the primary materials on which that review is based. ... chapter includes reference lists ... which will, perhaps, be its greatest value to researchers and students outside Europe." (Nel Caine, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 32 (1), February, 2012)