This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition:
* highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit
* features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel
* makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout
* strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.
'The book is written in non-technical language and integrates several disciplines. It is a useful guide to students and professionals in environmental science and hydrology and those interested in the conservation of river catchments.' - Environmental Education and Information Review, Vol 17, No.1 Jan 98
"The strength of this book is its comprehensiveness and its enjoyable written style in which the author's long experience of the issue is reflected. Furthermore, the book urges for an up-to-date ecosystem approach in an integrative manner to cope with the technical and non-technical aspects of modern river basin management" Hydrological Studies No 43/3 1998