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Lakes and Reservoirs

Language: English
Color: Full color

Joint production with UNEP

Vol.1 Similarities, Differences and Importance

ISBN: 4-906356-27-3

First edition: 2000

Text: Walter Rast and Milan Straskraba

Comments to text: Tatuo Kira

Editing: William D. Williams

Design and production: Vicente Santiago, Yoshiko Rossiter and Maki Tanigawa

Contents

Why are Lakes and Reservoirs Important?
-Intoroduction
-Fresh Water and the Hydrologic Cycle

How are Lakes and Reservoirs Formed and Located?
-Natural Lakes
-Man-made Lakes (Reservoirs)

How are Lake and Reservoirs the Same and How are They Different?
-Shape and Morphometry
-Water Quality
-Downstream Characteristics

Management of Lakes and Reservoirs
-The Nature of Lake and Reservoir Water Problems
-Considerations Unique to Reservoirs
-Reservoir Development in the Future
-Protection of Lakes and Reservoirs

 

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Vol.2 The Watershed: Water from the Mountains into the Sea

ISBN: 4-906356-29-X

First edition: 2001

Text: Walter Rast and Alberto Calcagno

Comments to text: Tatuo Kira

Editing: William D. Williams

Design and production: Vicente Santiago, Yoshiko Rossiter and Maki Tanigawa

Contents

What this Booklet is All About

The Hydrologic Cycle:How Water Moves around the World

The Watershed: The Water Collector

Ice and Snow: Water in a Frozen Form

Stream and Rivers: Water Flowing over the Land Surface

Lakes and Reservoirs: Water Pools on the Land Surface

Estuaries, Deltas and Coastal Areas: Water on Perpetually-Saturated Soils

Groundwater: Water Flowing under the Land Surface

Endorheic Lakes: Waterbodies that Don’t Flow to the Sea

How Can We Manage and Use our Freshwater Resources in an Environmentally-Sustainable Manner

 

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Vol.3 Water Quality: The Impact of Eutrophication

ISBN: 4-906356-31-1

First edition: 2001

Text: Sven Erik Jorgensen

Comments to text: Sananu Ray and Soren Nors Nielsen

Editing: William D. Williams

Design and production: Vicente Santiago, Yoshiko Rossiter and Maki Tanigawa

Contents

Why is Eutrophication Such a Series Pollution Problem?

How Bad is Eutrophication at Present?

Where Nutrients Come from and How they Cause Eutrophication

Water Quality Management and Eutrophication in Some Lakes Around the World

Environmental Education and Political Awareness

Social, Cultural, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Eutrophication

The Future

 

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Vol.4 … how to involve the public in protection them from degradation

 

ISBN:92-807-2244-1

First edition: 2002

Text: M. Trudel, E. Wysokinska, W. Williams and W. Rast

Editing: J. Barmies

Design and production: Vicente Santiago, Maki Tanigawa

Contents

Why is public participation needed to protect freshwaters?

Why it is important to protect freshwaters

Who is the ‘public’?

Forms of public participation and environmental education

How can the public be informed and involved?

Case studies

 

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