© 2006

Environmental Role of Wetlands in Headwaters

  • Josef Krecek
  • Martin Haigh
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. J. Krecek, M. J. Haigh
    Pages 1-6
  3. M. L. Paracchini, J. V. Vogt
    Pages 7-16
  4. J Krecek, Z Horicka, J Novakova
    Pages 49-58
  5. R Chandran, J F Collins, T Cummins
    Pages 107-115
  6. A. Hočevar, L. Kajfež-Bogataj, Z. Črepinšek
    Pages 155-160
  7. A. M. Hama, A. Sansone, M. Seitz, J. Stötter
    Pages 181-202

About these proceedings


Internationally, the wetlands of headwater and upland regions provide many valuable environmental services. This book moves towards a more comprehensive inventory of the benefits and costs of headwater wetlands. It evaluates the research that tries to understand the tolerances, exchanges, checks and balances within headwater landscapes and the downstream impacts of changes in wetlands. It employs case studies and reviews from 21 nations spanning Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. It explores the new policy frameworks, changes in land husbandry, new systems for community education, participatory processes and technological interventions required for the effective management of headwater wetlands and the full integration of wetlands (including newly constructed wetlands) into environmental management and planning. In the past, most research dealt with wetlands as isolated features, this book examines wetlands in their watershed management context.


Environmental Management Sediment Stormwater biodiversity ecosystem ecosystems emissions environment environmental change forest hydrology integration vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Krecek
    • 1
  • Martin Haigh
    • 2
  1. 1.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

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