Cover of Rivers for Life
SKU: Rivers

Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature
Published by Island Press
By Sandra Postel and Brian Richter
253 pages, softbound

This book was written with the intention of helping to preserve the planet’s freshwater biodiversity and ecosystems. This book examines the current state of rivers, their water, their flow, how they are managed by policy and how their management can be improved. It is divided into the following parts:

  • An examination of the current state of rivers
  • An examination of how much water a river needs
  • A look at the policies that control water management
  • A look at several river case studies
  • Recommendations for managing rivers in the future


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