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Manual of River Restoration Techniques, The River Restoration Centre, is intended to assist practitioners to gain an understanding of what has gone before them so that each new project benefits from ideas that may be incorporated and improved upon.

A Guidebook for Local River Restoration (2005), Southeast Watershed, provides a good introduction with guidelines, techniques and project descriptions.

River Restoration in East Asia (2005), edited by Parish et al, proceedings of the East Asia Regional Seminar on River Restoration in January 2003 that share experiences and lessons learned on issues and challenges in river management and restoration.

Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature (2003), by Postel and Richter, explains why restoring and preserving more natural river flows are key to sustaining freshwater biodiversity and healthy river systems, and describes innovative policies, scientific approaches, and management reforms for achieving those goals.

Riparian Areas: Functions and Strategies for Management (2002), Committee on Riparian Zone Functioning and Strategies for Management, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, is intended to heighten awareness of riparian areas commensurate with their ecological and societal values.

Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices (2001), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, provides broadly applicable guidance for common elements of the restoration process, but also provides alternatives, and references to alternatives, which may be appropriate for site-specific restoration activities.

Principles and Tools for Protecting Australian Rivers (2001), by Phillips et al, aims to identify the principles associated with the protection of riverine ecological values, as well as the methods used for the assessment of these values and some of the key instruments that could be used to protect them.

Watershed Management: Practices, Policies and Coordination (1999), by Reimold, provides the first truly comprehensive, international coverage of effective watershed management.

River Channel Restoration: Guiding Principles for Sustainable Projects (1999), edited by Brooks and Shields, summarizes the current state of the art for river channel, floodplain and catchment restoration, and provides practical guiding principles for river managers.

Restoring and Managing Stream Greenways: A Landowner’s Handbook (1998), by Dreher and Heringa, presents an approach for managing stream corridors which preserves and enhances their natural functions.

Restoration of Degraded Rivers: Challenges, Issues and Experiences (1998), NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Rehabilitation of Large Scale Water Resource Systems, focuses on the central issue of how best to design, manage and operate water control facilities so as to meet ecological and environmental as well as economic objectives.

Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices (1997), edited by Williams et al, provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of watershed restoration, how to build partnerships for a restoration program, practices and strategies for achieving restoration, what works and what doesn’t, and what is in store for the future. (Chapter on Temporal and Spatial Scales)

Ecological Restoration: A Tool to Manage Stream Quality (1995), US Environmental Protection Agency, asserts that stream quality can often be managed by using restoration techniques in conjunction with more traditional management approaches, such as point source permitting.

Riparian Ecosystem Creation and Restoration: A Literature Summary (1989), by Manci, provides an overview of the status of riparian ecosystems in the U.S., a discussion of several riparian functions, and a review of some techniques used for planning, implementing, monitoring, and measuring project success of riparian ecosystem creation/restoration efforts.


A Special Section on Dam Removal and River Restoration

Adaptive Management in River Restoration: Theory vs. Practice in Western North America

Biodiversity: Towards a Unifying Theme for River Ecology

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Skjern River Restoration Project

Compromised Rivers: Understanding Historical Human Impacts on Rivers in the Context of Restoration

Design for Stream Restoration

Ecological Aspects of the Restoration Strategy for a River-Floodplain System on the Danube River in Austria

Exploring River Restoration Approaches and Needs in Maine

Floodplain Forests and River Restoration

Grayling Rain Gardens: An Innovative Approach to River Restoration

Hydrogeomorphic Variability and River Restoration

Kissimmee River Restoration: A Case Study

Landowner Knowhow: River Restoration,24672,1114504,00.html

Managed Flooding for Riparian Ecosystem Restoration

Measuring the Success of River Restorations

Re-establishing and Assessing Ecological Integrity in Riverine Landscapes

Restoration and Management of Riparian Ecosystems: A Catchment Perspective

Restoration of Floodplain Rivers: The Danube Restoration Project

Restoration of Physical Structures in a River

Restoring Rivers

Review of River Restoration Motives and Objectives

Risk Management Research Plan for Ecosystem Restoration in Watersheds

River Restoration

River Restoration Concepts — Goals and Perspectives

River Restoration Field Booms, Matures

River Restoration: Seeking Ecological Standards

Rivers in Jeopardy and the Role of Civil Society in River Restoration: Thai Experiences

Science and Values in River Restoration in the Grand Canyon

Setting Targets in Strategies for River Restoration

Should River Restoration be Based on Classification Schemes or Process Models?

Southeast Watershed Forum – A Guide to Local River Restoration

Standards for Ecologically Successful River Restoration

Stream Restoration: A Natural Channel Design Handbook

Sustainable River Restoration in Urban Streams – Using Biological Indicators to Establish Environmental Flow Targets in the Pacific Northwest

Synthesizing US River Restoration Efforts

The Input of Geomorphology in River Restoration

The Natural Flow Regime: A Paradigm for River Conservation and Restoration

The River Doctor

The State of River Restoration in the US

Understanding Natural Patterns and Processes in River Corridors as the Basis for Effective River Restoration

Urban Stream Restoration

Water for River Restoration: Potential for Collaboration between Agricultural and Environmental Water Users in the Rio Grande Project Area

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