Environmental Flows: Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA)
The ELOHA framework addresses the demand for transferable hydroecological relationships and environmental flow guidelines for many rivers across large spatial scales. The framework is sufficiently flexible to inform decisions at the planning stage of new developments by predicting likely ecological responses to proposed changes in flow regime, or can be used to guide flow restoration and conservation programmes at regional (multiple river) scales in various governance contexts.
KeywordsEnvironmental flows Hydrological classification Hydroecological relationships Effects of flow regime change
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