"Focusing on the future rather than the past, an eco-system perspective, and integrating biological and social interests are among the strategies that these earth and environmental scientists apply to restoring rivers that have been damaged by human activity. Most of the contributors, and most of the case studies, are from Australia and New Zealand, but Europe, Japan, South Africa, and Colorado are also represented."
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"In River Futures, Brierley and Fryirs, along with an international team of authors, provide a vision of what river rehabilitation is and how it should be managed."
-- Karen Prestegaard, University of Maryland, Department of Geology, College Park, MD
"Subjects covered in this collection include: the importance of having a future focus for river rehabilitation, a shift in the science and management of river systems, application of carefully targeted measures to monitor the conditions of river systems, and dedication to the concept of healthier river futures."
Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment
"River Futures is an unequivocally positive book with a positive message, looking forward and trying to provide solutions."
P. M. Haygarth, Journal of Environmental Quality
Part I. The Emerging Process of River Repair
Chapter 1. Moves Toward an Era of River Repair
Chapter 2. Vision Generation: What Do We Seek to Achieve in River Rehabilitation?
Chapter 3. Turbulence and Train Wrecks: Using Knowledge Strategies to the Enhance Application of Integrative River Science to Effective River Management
Part II. An Integrative Scientific Perspective to Guide the Process of River Repair
Chapter 4. The Spatial Organization of River Systems
Chapter 5. Working with Change: The Importance of Evolutionary Perspectives in Framing the Trajectory of River Adjustment
Chapter 6. Ecological Function in Rivers: Insights from Crossdisciplinary Science
Chapter 7. Principles of River Condition Assessment
Chapter 8. Social and Biophysical Connectivity of River Systems
Part III. International Rerspectives on the Process of River Repair Chapter 9. The Australian River Management Experience
Chapter 10. River Management in the United States
Chapter 11. Integrative River Science and Rehabilitation: European Experiences
Chapter 12. The Light and Dark of Sabo-Dammed Streams in Steepland Settings in Japan
Chapter 13. Application of Integrative Science in the Management of South African Rivers
Part IV. Managing the Process of River Repair
Chapter 14. Restoring Uncertainty: Translating Science into Management Practice
Chapter 15. River FuturesConclusion