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Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Bernhard Westrich
  • Ulrich Förstner


  • First interdisciplinary book on the mobilization of nutrients and pollutants into the water phase due to hydrodynamic processes


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Ulrich Förstner, Philip N. Owens
    Pages 1-34
  3. Bernhard Westrich
    Pages 35-65
  4. David M. Paterson, Bryan M. Spears, Jenna Funnell, James Saunders
    Pages 67-116
  5. Mark Markofsky, Bernhard Westrich, George K. Jacoub
    Pages 117-169
  6. Ulrich Kern, Frank Wendland, Ekkehard Christoffels
    Pages 171-216
  7. Ellen L. Petticrew, Jennifer L. McConnachie
    Pages 217-268
  8. Wolfhard Symader, Reinhard Bierl, Andreas Kurtenbach, Andreas Krein
    Pages 269-304
  9. Ole Larsen, William Davison, Kyriakos Vamvakopoulos, Flemming Møhlenberg
    Pages 305-342
  10. Hans-Curt Flemming, Martin Strathmann, Carlos Felipe Leon Morales
    Pages 343-378
  11. Wolfgang Ahlf, Susanne Heise
    Pages 379-416
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 417-430

About this book


1 “Sediment management requires a solid mix of pragmatism and sound science” The actual discussion on the role of sediments in the European water legislation is a typical example, how the development of environmental policies mixes legal requirements with socio-economic aspects, issues of technical feasibility, and sci- 2 entific knowledge . In fact, the Sixth Environmental Action programme of 2001 has stipulated, namely, that “sound scientific knowledge and economic assessments, reliable and up-to-date environmental data and information, and the use of indi- tors will underpin the drawing up, implementation and evaluation of environmental 3 policy” . In the ten chapters of this book, a broad set of practical process knowledge is p- sented, comprising simulation techniques, laboratory and in-situ studies on the int- action between biological, chemical and hydrodynamic factors as well as models, for solving combined quality and quantity problems of riverine sediments. The und- lying research on various types of particulate matter, risk analyses and problem - lutions will also contribute to the implementation of the Soil Strategy and – in p- ticular – Marine Strategy Directive in Europe.


Biofilms Flocks Flume Experiments Particle Aggregation Sediment Erosion adsorption biofilm erosion hydrodynamics transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Westrich
    • 2
  • Ulrich Förstner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy EconomicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Hydraulic EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

"This collection of 24 new papers extending work from the interdisciplinary joint program SEDYMO … . The scientific state-of-the-art overview on sediment stability assessment is shaped by world policy and management issues. … Chapters cover management of river sedimentation, sediment modeling and transport, catchments and sediment-water modeling, biogeochemistry and fine particle effects, and toxicity evaluation. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (M. C. Brown, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (7), 2008)