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Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Angela H. Arthington

Abstract

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millenniumis a singular source of information on the subject of environmental flows-the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows and regimes required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems as well as the human livelihoods and well-being that depend upon these ecosystems. How much water does each type of ecosystem need? What happens when natural seasonal flow patterns or standing water regimes are radically altered by dams, hydropower generation, or pumping to meet the needs of humans? Can damaged ecosystems be restored by the provisio ... More

Keywords: freshwater biodiversity crisis, ecosystem health, hydrologic alteration, environmental flows, methods, implementation, legislation, climate change adaptation, ecosystem restoration, resiliency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520273696
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001

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Angela H. Arthington, author

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