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River health assessment, ecological restoration and management system

Duan, Liang; Kong, Weijing; Gao, Xin; Fan, Juntao; Edwards, Francois; Williams, Richard; Song, Yonghui; Zhang, Yuan. 2018 River health assessment, ecological restoration and management system. In: Song, Yonghui; Xi, Beidou; Zhang, Yuan; Lei, Kun; Williams, Richard; Zhang, Mengheng; Kong, Weijing; Kolditz, Olaf, (eds.) Chinese water systems. Volume 1, Liaohe and Songhuajiang river basins. Cham, Springer, 151-272. (Terrestrial Environmental Sciences).

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Abstract/Summary

Healthy river ecosystems maintain an integrity of their structural composition (including physical, chemical and biological composition), ecological processes and ecosystem functions. They have the ability to resist disturbance and restore their structure and function, and also provide ecological services in accordance with natural and human needs. River health assessment can identify water bodies with poor health and their belonging watersheds, and provide possible causes affecting river ecological conditions. In Europe and the United States and other developed countries, river health assessment has turned out to be an effective method for environmental water management.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76469-6_3
CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISBN: 9783319764689
Additional Keywords: water resources management, water pollution control, major water program on China, Liaohe river basin, environmental risk management, environmental early warning systems, environmental information systems
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Hydrology
Date made live: 27 Feb 2019 12:08 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/522369

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