The social side of river management

W.T. de Groot (Editor), J.F. Warner (Editor)

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    River management faces many challenges world-wide including climate change, flood risks and the demand for more adaptive and 'ecosystem-based' systems. Instead of raising the dikes even higher, the new adage for river managers is to give the rivers more space to drain their waters. This in turn implies that river management will become a social business, with strong involvement of local communities. This book offers various examples and theories on how to avoid conflict and enter into fruitful relationships with river communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNovaScience Publishers, Inc.
    Number of pages159
    ISBN (Print)9781611229806
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameEnvironmental Science, Engineering and Technology
    PublisherNovaScience Publishers, Inc.


    • rivers
    • water management
    • environmental management
    • watersheds
    • watershed management
    • ecological engineering
    • river regulation
    • water policy
    • social issues
    • social conflict
    • local population
    • communities


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