3. Management Issues and Strategies

Dams & reservoirs

Changes that result from constructing dams & reservoirs.

Floodplain management

Stream channel processes and the landforms they create on floodplains.

How humans modify floodplains and the effects these modifications have on flooding.

The costs and benefits of  stream management strategies.

Groundwater management

Artesian basins and aquifers.

The environmental impacts of groundwater abstraction.

Freshwater wetland management

Wetlands as a water resource.

Management strategies in wetlands.

Irrigation & agriculture

How farming and irrigation affects water quality.

 

 

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