By R.S.E.W. Leuven, A.M.J. Ragas, A.J.M. Smits, G.van der Velde

All over the area, sustainable river basin administration is a number one precept of coverage plans and criminal tools for water administration (e.g. the eu Water Framework Directive). The proof, although, to underpin the total scope of sustainability is very scanty. during this ebook an integrative viewpoint on traits and demanding situations in river technology and administration is established. the 3 pillars beneath sustainable water administration, ecology, economic climate and sociology, are elaborated by means of specialists of their fields. a couple of papers combine the present wisdom at the constitution, functioning and administration of ‘living rivers’. The e-book comprises information and reviews about the rivers Allier, Meuse, Rhine, Sava and Tagliamento in Europe and the river Illinois within the united states. Sustainable river basin administration asks for un-orthodox rehabilitation programmes and environment dependent and transboundary administration approaches.

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K. Murasawa, T. Sakurai, K. Nansai, K. Matsuhashi, Y. Moriguchi, K. Tanabe, O. Nakasugi & M. Morita, 2004. Geo-referenced multimedia environmental fate model (G-CIEMS): model formulation and comparison to the generic model and monitoring approaches. Environmental Science and Technology 38: 5682–5693. , D. de Nie, T. van der Linden & R. Kruijne, 2002. Modelling the leaching and drainage of pesticides in the Netherlands: the GeoPEARL model. Agronomie 22: 373–387. , D. G. Woodfine, M. MacLeod, D.

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G. gas, water and solids in soil). Moreover, each compartment is assumed to be completely mixed, which implies that all environmental properties and concentrations are equal throughout a compartment. g. volatilisation, leaching) throughout the soil profile. To overcome this problem, the theoretical principle of exponentially declining soil concentrations with depth of McKone & Bennett (2003), as implemented in multimedia models by Hollander et al. (2004), was introduced in the BasinBox model. This method applies correction factors that account for the deviation of depth-dependent soil concentrations from depth-averaged concentrations.

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