Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship

Author: Tom Annear,Hal Beecher,Instream Flow Council (U.S.)

Publisher: Atlasbooks Dist Serv

ISBN: 9780971674318

Category: Nature

Page: 268

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This book provides a detailed description of riverine ecosystem management concepts and strategies for aquatic resource managers and others involved in the determination of instream flow needs and water management. This revised edition is fully illustrated and cites over 600 references to provide a comprehensive treatment of riverine ecology, the role of the public, and legal aspects of river management. The book contains 46 policy statements related to program development and study design and includes descriptions and critical opinions of 34 instream flow methods.

Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River Basin

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030911506X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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The Klamath River basin, which spans parts of southern Oregon and northern California, has been the focus of a prominent conflict over competing uses for water. Management actions to protect threatened and endangered fish species in the basin have left less water available for irrigation in dry years and heightened tensions among farmers and other stakeholders including commercial fishermen, Native Americans, conservationists, hunters, anglers, and hydropower producers. This National Research Council book assesses two recent studies that evaluate various aspects of flows in the Klamath basin: (1) the Instream Flow Phase II study (IFS), conducted by Utah State University, and (2) the Natural Flow of the Upper Klamath Basin study (NFS), conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). The book concludes that both studies offer important new information but do not provide enough information for detailed management of flows in the Klamath River, and it offers many suggestions for improving the studies. The report recommends that a comprehensive analysis of the many individual studies of the Klamath river basin be conducted so that a big picture perspective of the entire basin and research and management needs can emerge.

The Science of Instream Flows

A Review of the Texas Instream Flow Program

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Review of Methods for Establishing Instream Flows for Texas Rivers

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309181402

Category: Science

Page: 162

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Across the United States, municipalities, counties, and states grapple with issues of ensuring adequate amounts of water in times of high demand and low supply. Instream flow programs aim to balance ecosystem requirements and human uses of water, and try to determine how much water should be in rivers. With its range of river and ecosystem conditions, growing population, and high demands on water, Texas is representative of instream flow challenges across the United States, and its instream flow program may be a model for other jurisdictions. Three state agenciesâ€"the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)â€"asked a committee of the National Research Council (NRC) to review the Programmatic Work Plan (PWP) and Technical Overview Document (TOD) that outline the state’s instream flow initiative. The committee suggested several changes to the proposed plan, such as establishing clearer goals, modifying the flow chart that outlines the necessary steps for conducting an instream flow study, and provide better linkages between individual studies of biology, hydrology and hydraulics, physical processes, and water quality.

Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity

International Experiences

Author: Josefina Maestu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415638216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

View: 840

Water scarcity is an increasing problem in many parts of the world, yet conventional supply-side economics and management are insufficient to deal with it. In this book the role of water trading as an instrument of integrated water resources management is explored in depth. It is also shown to be an instrument for conflict resolution, where it may be necessary to reallocate water in the context of increasing scarcity. Recent experiences of implementation in different river basins have shown their potential as instruments for improving allocation. These experiences, however, also show that there are implementation challenges and some limitations to trading that need to be considered. This book explores the various types of water trading formulas through the experience of using them in different parts of the world. The final result is varied because, in most cases, trading is conditioned by the legal and institutional framework in which the transactions are carried out. The role of government and the definition of water rights and licenses are critical for the success of water trading. The book studies the institutional framework and how transactions have been undertaken, drawing some lessons on how trading can improve. It also analyses whether trading has really been a positive instrument to manage scarcity and improve water ecosystems and pollution emission problems in those parts of the world which are most affected. The book concludes by making policy proposals to improve the implementation of water trading.

Biology of Hawaiian Streams and Estuaries

Proceedings of the Symposium on the Biology of Hawaiian Streams and Estuaries : Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 26-27 April 2005

Author: Neal L. Evenhuis,J. Michael Fitzsimmons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Estuarine ecology

Page: 334

View: 667


Integrated Approaches to Riverine Resources Stewardship

Author: Allan Locke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971674325

Category: Nature

Page: 430

View: 4468

Integrated Approaches to Riverine Resource Stewardship provides detailed descriptions of several case studies of riverine ecosystem management throughout North America. Also included are examples of monitoring techniques and adaptive environmental assessment and management, and a comprehensive discussion of advancing the state-of-the-practice for instream flow studies. One of the most important aspects of riverine resource management is the law. This book contains an in-depth discussion on the legal tools for instream flow protection at the state, provincial, and federal levels. Also included are discussions on training and research needs.

At a Watershed

Ecological Governance and Sustainable Water Management in Canada

Author: Oliver M. Brandes,POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

Publisher: Polis Project


Category: Municipal water supply

Page: 105

View: 7141


The World's Water

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

Author: Gary H. Wolff,Heather Cooley,Meena Palaniappan,Andrea Samulon,Emily Lee,Jason Morrison,David Katz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fresh water

Page: N.A

View: 3832