By E Maltby, U Digby, C Baker

Exploring wetland surroundings administration, this book/CD-ROM package deal provides a administration device for his or her potent assessment. Delineating a ordinary and useful method for undertaking environment reviews, the ebook introduces wetlands, describing their range and outlining the threats they face. It explains wetland overview and introduces the overview instrument, covers the knowledge assortment and garage portion of the review instrument, and offers step by step directions for engaging in the overview. The publication demonstrates how you can review the knowledge accumulated and look at the features being played by means of a selected wetland sector. The CD offers a version for storing and interpreting the knowledge.

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Ironically, it is 24 Functional assessment of wetlands often the construction of flood defences such as dykes and dams that results in the degradation and loss of wetlands and their ability to deliver a flood defence function. This is exemplified in the UK where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for both inland and coastal defence work, typically comprising river impoundment and diversion. There is a requirement that Natural England and other conservation organisations are consulted before any scheme can be implemented, so that impacts on wetlands can be assessed.

In the Netherlands, it has been estimated that 30 % of all species require a high water table. However, in many parts of the country, water tables have fallen substantially as a result of groundwater extraction for use in industry and drinking water supply, and because of more efficient drainage and irrigation (Halls, 1997). Europe’s long history of settlement, permanent agriculture and industrialisation has brought major changes to the natural ecosystems of the region and consequently the species of flora and fauna which are an integral part of them.

Ironically, it is 24 Functional assessment of wetlands often the construction of flood defences such as dykes and dams that results in the degradation and loss of wetlands and their ability to deliver a flood defence function. This is exemplified in the UK where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for both inland and coastal defence work, typically comprising river impoundment and diversion. There is a requirement that Natural England and other conservation organisations are consulted before any scheme can be implemented, so that impacts on wetlands can be assessed.

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