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Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas
Author : Elias Dimitriou,Christina Papadaki
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2021-03-01
ISBN 10 : 0128193433
Pages : 280 pages
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Environmental Water Requirements in Mediterranean Mountainous Areas presents comprehensive and scientifically sound approaches and methodologies for estimating the environmental water requirements and tradeoffs for water allocation by analyzing anthropogenic and natural water needs. The book covers environmental water management issues in mountainous areas, specifically focusing on the Mediterranean region which exhibits significant contrasts in its demographic and hydrologic features. The authors include paradigms and information that will be useful for water resources managers, decision makers, scientists working in the fields of ecology and water resources management, engineers that design hydraulic works, and environmental policymakers. Offers a complete background screening on theoretical and practical guidelines on estimating environmental water requirements in mountainous areas Promotes and guides interdisciplinary work with information on policies and best practices in the field of ecological flows and water resources management Provides examples and case studies on the successful implementation efforts of ecological flows to analyze lessons learned and overcome practical issues and solutions

Management of Mountain Watersheds
Author : Josef Krecek,Martin Haigh,Thomas Hofer,Eero Kubin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9400724764
Pages : 269 pages
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The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Institutional aspects in control of mountain regions; Stream-flow processes in mountain catchments; Water chemistry and biota in mountain streams and lakes; Effects of forest practices and climate change on hydrological phenomena; and Soil conservation and control of floods and landslides. The contributions have been peer-reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the integrated resource management approach, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.

Andrews Mangement Unit/Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2004
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 6 pages
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Assessment and Response to Bark Beetle Outbreaks in the Rocky Mountain Area
Author : United States. Forest Health Protection
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1998
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 46 pages
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Mountain Ice and Water
Author : John F. Shroder,Gregory B Greenwood
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2016-11-18
ISBN 10 : 0444637885
Pages : 402 pages
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Mountain Ice and Water: Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments is a new volume of papers reviewed and edited by John Shroder, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, and Greg Greenwood, Director of the Mountain Research Initiative from Bern, Switzerland. Chapters in this book were derived from research papers that were delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015. The conference was established to help develop the knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and to support transformations toward global sustainability in the coming decades. To this end, the conference and book have investigated the future situation in mountains from three points of view. (1) Dynamic Planet: Observing, explaining, understanding, and projecting Earth, environmental, and societal system trends, drivers, and processes and their interactions to anticipate global thresholds and risks, (2) Global Sustainable Development: Increasing knowledge for sustainable, secure, and fair stewardship of biodiversity, food, water, health, energy, materials, and other ecosystem services, and (3) Transformations towards Sustainability: Understanding transformation processes and options, assessing how these relate to human values, emerging technologies and social and economic development pathways, and evaluating strategies for governing and managing the global environment across sectors and scales. Derived from research papers delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015 Helps develop the knowledge necessary for responding effectively in coming decades to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and tactics for global sustainability Provides the research community working on global change in mountains with a broader framework established by the Future Earth initiative

Water Resources in Mountainous Regions
Author : A. Parriaux
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1990
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 1526 pages
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Mountain Environments in Changing Climates
Author : Martin Beniston
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2002-11-01
ISBN 10 : 1134852363
Pages : 496 pages
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Home to large numbers of people, sources of water, centres of tourism, and sensitive ecological zones, mountain environments share distinctive climactic characteristics. Once regarded as economically non-viable regions, mountains now attract major investment as sites of tourism, hydro-power and communication routes. This book brings together some of the current work on the physical and human ecology of mountain environments, the impacts of climate change, the processes involved and their observation and prediction.

The High-Mountain Cryosphere
Author : Christian Huggel,Mark Carey,John J. Clague,Andreas Kääb
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-08-07
ISBN 10 : 1107065844
Pages : 376 pages
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Provides a definitive overview of the global drivers of high-mountain cryosphere change and their implications for people across high-mountain regions.

Mountains: Physical, Human-Environmental, and Sociocultural Dynamics
Author : Mark A. Fonstad
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-12-07
ISBN 10 : 1351657992
Pages : 328 pages
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Mountains have captured the interests and passions of people for thousands of years. Today, millions of people live within mountain regions, and mountain regions are often areas of accelerated environmental change. This edited volume highlights new understanding of mountain environments and mountain peoples around the world. The understanding of mountain environments and peoples has been a focus of individual researchers for centuries; more recently the interest in mountain regions among researchers has been growing rapidly. The articles contained within are from a wide spectrum of researchers from different parts of the world who address physical, political, theoretical, social, empirical, environmental, methodological, and economic issues focused on the geography of mountains and their inhabitants. The articles in this special issue are organized into three themed sections with very loose boundaries between themes: (1) physical dynamics of mountain environments, (2) coupled human–physical dynamics, and (3) sociocultural dynamics in mountain regions. This book was first published as a special issue of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Environmental Change in Mountains and Uplands
Author : Martin Beniston
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-05-06
ISBN 10 : 1317836030
Pages : 188 pages
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Mountain environments are often perceived to be austere, isolated, and inhospitable. In fact, these areas are of immense value to mankind, providing direct life support to close to 10 percent of the world's population and sustaining a wide variety of species - many of which are endemic to this environment. 'Environmental Change in Mountains and Uplands' provides detailed account of the fragile and marginal physical and socio-economic systems which make up the world's mountain regions. Discussing the direct and indirect impacts of human interference on environmental ecosystems, it then turns to the social and economic consequences of such environmental change - both upon the mountain environment itself and upon the populations who depend on mountain resources for their economic sustenance. This book includes a review of possible implications for adaption and mitigation strategies in a global context. Working within a broad temporal scale, it draws upon paleoenvironmental records to document past changes which have occured in the absence of major anthropogenic influences, as well as utilising modelling as a means to assessing future environmental change.

Environmental Assessment, Proposed San Bruno Mountain Park, County of San Mateo
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1975
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 86 pages
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Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge
Author : Ellen Wiegandt
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2007-12-20
ISBN 10 : 9781402067488
Pages : 386 pages
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This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. It examines critical contemporary and global issues through the lens of global change processes and with a focus on mountain regions. In doing so, it aims to bring state-of-the-art science from numerous disciplines to bear on important environmental and policy questions related to water resources. The volume will be a boon to a range of readers, from environmental scientists to hydrologists.