Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas presents comprehensive and scientifically sound approaches and methodologies for estimating the environmental water requirements and tradeoffs for water allocation by analyzing anthropogenic and natural water needs. The book covers environmental water management issues in mountainous areas, specifically focusing on the Mediterranean region which exhibits significant contrasts in its demographic and hydrologic features. The authors include paradigms and information that will be useful for water resources managers, decision makers, scientists working in the fields of ecology and water resources management, engineers that design hydraulic works, and environmental policymakers.
- Offers a complete background screening on theoretical and practical guidelines on estimating environmental water requirements in mountainous areas
- Promotes and guides interdisciplinary work with information on policies and best practices in the field of ecological flows and water resources management
- Provides examples and case studies on the successful implementation efforts of ecological flows to analyze lessons learned and overcome practical issues and solutions
1. Mountainous areas and river systems 2. Hydrologic data sources and analysis for the estimation of ecological flow regimes in mountainous areas 3. Historical developments in environmental water management and current state of global environmental water allocation 4. Impacts on ecosystem integrity and biodiversity from water management in mountainous areas 5. Common practices and peculiarities of conserving autochthonous trout species in mountainous areas 6. Current Trends, Gaps and Future Prospects In E-Flow Science: Allocating Environmental Water Needs Under A Changing World 7. Quantification of environmental water requirements; how far can we go? 8. Sustainable use of mountain water resources 9. Technological innovations for the estimation of environmental water requirements 10. Decision support tools for water management in mountainous areas
Dr. Elias Dimitriou is a Researcher in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - Department of Inland Waters, with expertise in Water Resources Management, wetlands protection and biodiversity conservation. He received his BSc in Geology from the University of Athens and attended a MSc in Environmental and Ecological Sciences at Lancaster University - UK, during the period 1998-1999. So far in his research career, he has managed as a scientific coordinator, 16 European and National research projects, while he participated as research associate in other 15 research projects. He has published 60 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 65 articles and abstracts in conference proceedings, and 6 articles book chapters. He is a reviewer in more than 27 well known international scientific journals and he is research proposal evaluator for the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Qatar National Research Foundation, Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the Cyprus Research Promotion Agency, the Polish National Science Center and for the National Geographic Foundation.
Christina Papadaki is a research associate in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research - Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, with expertise in Ecological flows, Hydrology, Water Management and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management of Mountain Areas. She received her BSc in Water Resources Management from the University of Athens and attended a MSc in Environment and Development of Mountain Regions at National Technical University of Athens - GR, during the period 2008-2010. So far in her research career, she has participated in 4 research projects. She has published 10 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 11 articles and abstracts in conference proceedings. She has reviewed 15 manuscripts from 3 well known international scientific journals.