Rivers for life : managing water for people and nature /

Outlines plans to manage the world's rivers to restore some necessary functions of river ecosystems such as absorbing pollutants, decomposing waste, producing fresh water, and redistributing sediment to create animal habitats.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Postel, Sandra.
Other Authors: Richter, Brian D.
Format: eBook
Published: Washington : Island Press, ©2003.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Where have all the rivers gone?
  • How much water does a river need?
  • The policy toolbox
  • Down to the river
  • Building blocks for better river governance
  • Epilogue : can we save Earth's rivers?