© 2014

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

The Once and Future Delta

  • John W. Day
  • G. Paul Kemp
  • Angelina M. Freeman
  • David P. Muth

Part of the Estuaries of the World book series (EOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp, Angelina M. Freeman, David P. Muth
    Pages 1-7
  3. David P. Muth
    Pages 9-27
  4. G. Paul Kemp, Clinton S. Willson, J. David Rogers, Karen A. Westphal, S. Ahmet Binselam
    Pages 51-84
  5. Samuel J. Bentley, Angelina M. Freeman, Clinton S. Willson, Jaye E. Cable, Liviu Giosan
    Pages 85-97
  6. James H. Jr. Cowan, Linda A. Deegan, John W. Day
    Pages 99-109
  7. James T. Morris, J. Andy Nyman, Gary P. Shaffer
    Pages 111-123
  8. Conner Bailey, Robert Gramling, Shirley B. Laska
    Pages 125-140
  9. David Batker, Sarah K. Mack, Fred H. Sklar, William K. Nuttle, Mary E. Kelly, Angelina M. Freeman
    Pages 141-153
  10. David Batker, Isabel de la Torre, Robert Costanza, John W. Day, Paula Swedeen, Roelof Boumans et al.
    Pages 155-173
  11. John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp, Angelina M. Freeman
    Pages 185-192
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 193-194

About this book


Human impacts and emerging mega-trends such as climate change and energy scarcity will impact natural resource management in this century. This is especially true for deltas because of their ecological and economic importance and their sensitivity to climate change. The Mississippi delta is one of the largest in the world and has been strongly impacted by human activities. Currently there is an ambitious plan for restoration of the delta. This book, by a renown group of delta experts, provides an overview of the challenges facing the delta and charts - a way forward to sustainable management.


Mississippi Delta

Editors and affiliations

  • John W. Day
    • 1
  • G. Paul Kemp
    • 2
  • Angelina M. Freeman
    • 3
  • David P. Muth
    • 4
  1. 1.Oceanography and Coastal SciencesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.School of Coast and EnvironmentLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Defense FundWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Mississippi River Delta Restoration CampNational Wildlife FederationNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta
  • Book Subtitle The Once and Future Delta
  • Editors John W. Day
    G. Paul Kemp
    Angelina M. Freeman
    David P. Muth
  • Series Title Estuaries of the World
  • Series Abbreviated Title Estuaries of the World
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-8732-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0759-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-8733-8
  • Series ISSN 2214-1553
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-1561
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 194
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
    Climate Change
    Coastal Sciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the book reviews:

“This impressive collection of papers deals with ‘the once and future delta,’ highlighting the current tumultuous state of the Mississippi River and its watershed.  … Chapters contain illustrations, many in color, and provide ample reference lists for further study. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; two-year technical program students.” (P. R. Pinet, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)