Freshwater management : global versus local perspectives / M. Kumagai, W.F. Vincent (eds.)
Contributor(s): Kumagai, Michio | Vincent, Warwick F.Material type: BookPublisher: Toyko ; New York : Springer, 2003Description: xiii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 4431004882.Subject(s): FRESH WATER | ECOLOGY | LAKE BIWA | MODELLING | RESTORATION | LAKES | ENVIRONMENTS | PALEOLIMNOLOGY | WATER QUALITY | EUTROPHICATION | DRINKING WATERHoldings: GRETA POINT: 556.55 FRE
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface Chapter 1 Lessons from Lake Biwa and Other Asian Lakes: Global and Local Perspectives M. Kumagai, W. F. Vincent, K. Ishikawa, and Y. Aota Chapter 2 Perspectives on Environmental Monitoring 2-1. Monitoring and Assessing Global Water Quality - the GEMS/Water Experience R. D. Robarts, A. S. Fraser, K. M. Hodgson, and G. M. Paquette 2-2. Bio-optical Variability in the Littoral Zone: Local Heterogeneity and Implications for Water Quality Monitoring J.-J. Frenette and W. F. Vincent 2-3. Generic Approaches Towards Water Quality Monitoring Based on Paleolimnology R. Pienitz and W. F. Vincent Chapter 3 Approaches Towards Environmental Restoration 3-1. Global Perspectives and Limitations of Lake Restoration T. Murphy 3-2. Removing Environmental Contaminants with Aquatic Plants and Algae H. G. Peterson Chapter 4 Strategies for Ecological Modeling 4-1. Generic Numerical Models in Aquatic Ecology L. Legendre 4-2. Site-Specific Models and the Importance of Benthic-Pelagic Coupling M. Yamamuro Chapter 5 Recovery from Eutrophication 5-1. Restoration of Eutrophic Lakes: a Global Perspective E. Jeppesen, M. Søndergaard, J. P. Jensen, and T. L. Lauridsen 5-2. Local Perspectives in Lake Restoration and Rehabilitation C. Howard-Williams and D. Kelly Chapter 6 Requirements for Lake Management 6-1. Strategies for Lake Management in an Increasingly Global Environment C. R. Goldman 6-2. Lake Management Requirements from a Local Perspective M. R. James, W. Vant, and C. Severne Chapter 7 Global and Local Approaches to Freshwater Management: The Way Ahead W. F. Vincent and M. Kumagai Subject Index
The management of water supply and quality in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs has proceeded largely on the basis of local rather than global considerations. High-quality freshwater resources are now in critically short supply, not only because of local problems such as over-irrigation and eutrophication, but also as a result of large-scale impacts such as climate effects on the hydrosphere. This book explores the dichotomy of global strategies (international and generic) versus local strategies (site-specific) for lake, river, and reservoir management, and presents a series of contrasting perspectives on topics that include monitoring, modeling, water treatment, eutrophication, and restoration. The final chapter integrates these perspectives and identifies strengths, weaknesses, and complementary aspects of the two approaches to help refine future strategies for the sustainable use of the world's freshwater resources.
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