Large Rivers - Vol. 15

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No. 1-4

Rehabilitating large regulated rivers

Lowland River Rehabilitation Conference, September 29 - October 3, 2003, Wageningen, The Netherlands
(Large Rivers Vol. 15)

Ed.: A.D. Buijse; F. Klijn; R.S.E.W. Leuven; H. Middelkoop; F. Schiemer; J.H. Thorp; H.P. Wolfert

2005. XVIII, 738 pages, 239 figures, 109 tables, 16x25cm, 1620 g
Language: English

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This special issue "Rehabilitating large regulated rivers" of the Large Rivers supplement series of Archiv für Hydrobiologie comprehensively documents the presentations given at the International Conference "Lowland River Rehabilitation 2003", held in Wageningen (the Netherlands), September 29 to October 2, 2003. The Netherlands Centre for River Studies (NCR) and the Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment RIZA organized the conference. More than 50 oral contributions and over 40 posters were presented, 45 of which, from 14 different countries, are published as peer-reviewed high-quality papers in this issue.

Below we present a brief outline of this conference describing the scope, objectives, target groups and focal points and hope this special issue will find its way to the right target groups and will contribute to further large river rehabilitation and restoration.

Scope and objectives of the conference

Regulating rivers has reduced the natural dynamic processes, altered the landscape and its biodiversity. Along large rivers that serve manifold functions, rehabilitation attempts have recovered stretches or certain features, but complete restoration probably will be a utopia. Key questions are e.g. how sustainable or effective are we so far; how well did we assess our achievements; what are the costs and benefits, opportunities and constraints, the end-points?

Target groups

Target groups were scientists, managers, policy makers and environmental NGOs affiliated with river rehabilitation. Participants have been invited and selected by topic of their presentations, geographic region (Europe / North America), or the role or expertise in river rehabilitation (scientist, manager, policy maker, environmental NGO, etc.) to achieve a balanced composition in presentations and parti- participants. The programme covered 3 days of presentations and a mid-conference excursion focussing on river rehabilitation and other large river functions (see photos).

Large rivers with multiple functions in Europe and North America

The conference focused on large temperate lowland rivers and their floodplains in Europe and North America, with the aim of building upon advancements made in both continents. Although Europe and North America are equally faced by the logistical, socio-political, and economic challenges of rehabilitating their many environmentally degraded rivers, there has been insufficient exchange of information experiences and techniques in rehabilitation. The conference focused on large rivers because they share similar functions (navigation, flood protection, hydropower), which set boundary conditions to ecological rehabilitation. Our goal is to incorporate a general understanding of large river functioning into the practice of river rehabilitation by: (a) defining tangible and attainable endpoints deduced from ecologically intact or pristine references; (b) developing prognostic tools to link abiotic processes and patterns and biotic response at the appropriate spatial and temporal scales; and (c) optimizing rehabilitation within the multitude of functions large rivers fulfil and considering the heavily modified condition of most regulated large rivers.

The special issue is consequently divided into three sections, which we consider crucial to advance large river rehabilitation:

1. References and end-points for rivers and their floodplains: References and endpoints are the essential framework for rehabilitation. References are based on historical data or are obtained from other comparable, but (semi-)pristine river systems. End-points are our targets for rehabilitation derived from such references taking boundary conditions from other functions into consideration.

2. Assessing achievements of rehabilitation: The step from visionary plans to actual rehabilitation is often a long and winding road. For policy makers and managers is not self-evident that those projects should be properly documented and learned from. Our present expertise is insufficiently transferred to and applied by end users. Expressing costs and benefits is in its infancy especially at various spatial and temporal scales.

3. Integrating rehabilitation into river management: Rehabilitation interferes with other user functions. There are win-win options when other than technical solutions are considered. There seems little future for substantial rehabilitation without a solid socio-economic foundation.

The issue concludes with a synthesis paper that gives an overview of recent progress in Europe and North America structured along these three themes, addressing the management needs and making recommendations for a future research agenda on rehabilitation of large regulated rivers.

Bespr.: Otter-Post 4/05, S. 26

In 46 Artikeln präsentieren Forschergruppen aktuelle Ergebnisse der Revitalisierung großer Flüsse wie Ems, Elbe, Rhein, Donau und Mississippi. Diese in englischer Sprache abgefassten Berichte zeugen von den weltweiten Aktivitäten zur Regeneration von Fluss-Auen. Dabei wird die Bedeutung und das Monitoring einzelner Lebensgemeinschaften (u.a. Fische, Pflanzen, Kleintiere) genauso behandelt, wie der Sedimenttransport und die Integration unterschiedlicher Revitalisierungsmaßnahmen in ein Flussgebietsmanagement. Die interessante Zusammenstellung der aktuellen Forschungsergebnisse aus verschiedenen Flusseinzugsgebieten gibt einen guten Überblick über verschiedene Ansätze der Flussregeneration. Auch die Darstellung praktischer Beispiele mit ihren ökologischen und ökonomischen Auswirkungen kommt nicht zu kurz.


Otter-Post 4/05

Original paper

Assessing the use of the Upper Mississippi River as a model for rehabilitation of the Lower Mississippi River.

Wasklewicz, Thad; Franklin, Scott; Grubaugh, Jack

p. 1-15, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500018 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/1

Original paper

Leitbild-specific measures for the rehabilitation of the heavily modified Austrian Danube River.

Jungwirth, Mathias; Haidvogl, G.; Hohensinner, S.; Muhar, S.; Schmutz, S.; Waidbacher, H.

p. 17-36, published: Dec 19, 2003
7 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500023 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/17

Original paper

The use of historical data to characterize fish-faunistic reference conditions for large lowland rivers in northern Germany.

Wolter, Christian; Bischoff, Antje; Wysujack, Klaus

p. 37-51, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500035 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/37

Original paper

Impact of climate change on ecotopes of the rivers Rhine and Meuse.

Haasnoot, Marjolijn; Van der Molen, D. T.

p. 53-61, published: Dec 19, 2003
1 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500024 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/53

Original paper

Targets for ecological rehabilitation of the lower Rhine and Meuse based on a historic-geomorphologic reference.

Middelkoop, Hans; Schoor, Margriet M.; Wolfert, Henk P.; Maas, Gilbert J.; Stouthamer, Esther

p. 63-88, published: Dec 19, 2003
10 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500027 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/63

Original paper

Bio-morphodynamics of the Lower Volga river - a reference for river rehabilitation in The Netherlands.

Middelkoop, Hans; Schoor, Margriet M.; Babich, Dmitry B.; Alabyan, Andrei M.; Shoubin, Michael A.; van den Berg, Jan H.; de Kramer, Jurgen; Dijkstra, Jasper

p. 89-103, published: Dec 19, 2003
8 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500019 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/89

Original paper

Sources of Particulate Organic Matter in the Mississippi River, USA.

Wissel, Björn; Fry, Brian

p. 105-118, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500028 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/105

Original paper

The temporal and social dimensions of river rehabilitation: towards a multi-dimensional research perspective.

Lenders, H. J. R.; Knippenberg, L.

p. 119-131, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures

ArtNo. ESP142015500001 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/119

Original paper

Interactions between alien species and restoration of large-river ecosystems.

Strayer, David L.; Blair, Elizabeth A.; Caraco, Nina F.; Cole, Jonathan J.; Findlay, Stuart; Nieder, W. Charles; Pace, Michael L.

p. 133-145, published: Dec 19, 2003
3 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500029 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/133

Original paper

Flood scouring and groundwater supply in rehabilitated side-channels of the Rhone River, France: sedimentation and aquatic vegetation responses.

Amoros, C; Elger, A.; Dufour, S.; Grospretre, L.; Piegay, H.; Henry, C.

p. 147-167, published: Dec 19, 2003
7 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500007 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/147

Original paper

The Floodplain Index - a new approach for assessing the ecological status of river/floodplain-systems according to the EU Water Framework Directive.

Chovanec, A.; Waringer, J.; Straif, M.; Graf, W.; Reckendorfer, W.; Waringer-Löschenkohl, A.; Waidbacher, H.; Schultz, H.

p. 169-185, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500036 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/169

Original paper

Assessment of water quality changes in floodplains of the Ebro River (NE Spain).

Comin, Francisco A.; Rosas, Veronica; Ciancarelli, Cecilia

p. 187-197, published: Dec 19, 2003
6 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500014 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/187

Original paper

Hydro-ecological assessment of vegetation of Dutch river habitats.

Aggenbach, Camiel J. S.; Pelsma, Tim A. H. M.

p. 199-210, published: Dec 19, 2003
3 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500005 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/199

Original paper

Rehabitation of an impounded section of the Danube in Vienna (Austria) - evaluation of inshore structures and habitat diversity.

Chovanec, A; Straif, M.; Waidbacher, H.; Schiemer, F.; Cabela, A.; Raab, R.

p. 211-224, published: Dec 19, 2003
5 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500039 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/211

Original paper

The potential to retain nitrogen in beaver ponds and delta floodplains of the River Nemunas.

Lamsodis, Romanas; Vaikasas, Saulius

p. 225-241, published: Dec 19, 2003
6 figures, 6 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500030 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/225

Original paper

Rehabilitation of alluvial landscapes along the River Hase (Ems river basin, Germany).

Stroh, M.; Kratochwil, A.; Remy, D.; Zimmermann, K.; Schwabe, A.

p. 243-260, published: Dec 19, 2003
6 figures, 4 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500015 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/243

Original paper

Extreme water-level fluctuations determine aquatic vegetation in modified large-river floodplains.

Coops, Hugo; van Geest, Gerben J.

p. 261-274, published: Dec 19, 2003
5 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500040 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/261

Original paper

Human impact on fish assemblages in the Nemunas River, Lithuania.

Kesminas, Vytautas; Repecka, Rimantas

p. 275-287, published: Dec 19, 2003
7 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500043 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/275

Original paper

Suitability of different groups of terrestrial invertebrates for assessment of heterogeneity of terrestrial parts of lowland floodplains.

Reemer, M.; Kok, F.; de Bruyne, R. H.; Kalkman, V. J.; Turin, H.

p. 289-303, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500016 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/289

Original paper

From nature conservation towards restoration of estuarine dynamics in the heavily modified Rhine-Meuse estuary, The Netherlands.

Storm, C.; van der Velden, J. A.; Kuijpers, J. W. M.

p. 305-318, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500008 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/305

Original paper

Distribution patterns of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates influenced by different groyne forms along the River Elbe (Germany).

Kleinwächter, Meike; Eggers, T. O.; Henning, M.; Anlauf, A.; Hentschel, B.; Larink, O.

p. 319-338, published: Dec 19, 2003
5 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500017 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/319

Original paper

Modelling the effects of vegetation on flow and morphology in rivers.

Baptist, Martin J.; van den Bosch, Lara V.; Dijkstra, Jasper T.; Kapinga, Sander

p. 339-357, published: Dec 19, 2003

ArtNo. ESP142015500041 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/339

Original paper

River restoration from a river manager’s point of view.

Van Breen, L. E.; Jesse, P.; Havinga, H.

p. 359-371, published: Dec 19, 2003
11 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500031 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/359

Original paper

Predicting patterns of riparian forest restoration.

Van Looy, Kris; Severyns, Jo; Jochems, Hans; De Smedt, F.

p. 373-390, published: Dec 19, 2003
9 figures, 4 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500042 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/373

Original paper

Management and monitoring of the return of riverine fish species following rehabilitation of Dutch rivers.

De Leeuw, J. J.; Buijse, A. D.; Grift, R. E.; Winter, H. V.

p. 391-411, published: Dec 19, 2003
7 figures, 4 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500025 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/391

Original paper

Evaluation of floodplain rehabilitation: a comparison of ecological and policy-based biodiversity assessment.

De Nooij, R. J. W.; Hendriks, H. W. M.; Leuven, R. S. E. W.; Lenders, H. J. R.; Nienhuis, P. H.

p. 413-424, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500032 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/413

Original paper

The role of slackwater areas for biogeochemical processes in rehabilitated river corridors: examples from the Danube.

Hein, Thomas; Reckendorfer, Walter; Thorp, James H.; Schiemer, Fritz

p. 425-442, published: Dec 19, 2003
7 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500044 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/425

Original paper

An evaluation of the benefits of lowland river-floodplain rehabilitation (the Rhine, the Netherlands).

Van Der Molen, D. T.; Buijse, A. D.

p. 443-463, published: Dec 19, 2003
10 figures, 6 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500010 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/443

Original paper

A river habitat simulation model to quantify ecological effects of low discharges on the River Meuse (the Netherlands, Belgium).

Liefveld, W. M.; Schulze, F.

p. 465-481, published: Dec 19, 2003
9 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500002 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/465

Original paper

Management-related problems of floodplain habitats for the Black stork (Ciconia nigra).

Tamas, Eniko A.; Kalocsa, Bela

p. 483-490, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500020 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/483

Original paper

Stakeholder values in decision support for river rehabilitation.

Hostmann, Markus; Borsuk, Mark; Reichert, Peter; Truffer, Bernhard

p. 491-505, published: Dec 19, 2003
5 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500037 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/491

Original paper

Middle Danube tributaries: Constraints and opportunities in lowland river restoration.

Holubova, K.; Hey, R. D.; Lisicky, M. J.

p. 507-519, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500006 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/507

Original paper

Linking hydrodynamics, conservation biology, and economics in choosing naturalization alternatives for the Illinois River, USA.

Sparks, R.; Ahn, C.; Demissie, M.; Isserman, A.; Johnston, D.; Lian, Y.; Nedovic-Budic, Z.; White, D.

p. 521-538, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500033 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/521

Original paper

Artificial bed load supply at the River Elbe - investigation and realization.

Faulhaber, Petra; Alexy, Matthias

p. 539-547, published: Dec 19, 2003
6 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500038 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/539

Original paper

The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conserving and rehabilitating biological diversity in the Upper Mississippi River system. tab:

Reuter, Michael; Lubinski, Ken; West, Paul; Blodgett, Doug; Khoury, Mary

p. 549-560, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures

ArtNo. ESP142015500021 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/549

Original paper

Re-establishing floodplain forests and dike relocation: a model project carried out at the Elbe River, Germany.

Purps, Jochen; Damm, Christian; Neuschulz, Frank

p. 561-568, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures

ArtNo. ESP142015500011 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/561

Original paper

Alternative management of the Haringvliet sluices: first step towards major rehabilitation of the Rhine-Meuse estuary.

Kerkhofs, M. J. J.; Tiebosch, T.; van der Velden, J. A.; Kuijpers, J. W. M.

p. 569-577, published: Dec 19, 2003
1 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500026 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/569

Original paper

The River Elbe in Germany - present state, conflicting goals, and perspectives of rehabilitation.

Scholten, M.; Anlauf, A.; Büchele, B.; Faulhaber, P.; Henle, K.; Kofalk, S.; Leyer, I.; Meyerhoff, J.; Purps, J.; Rast, G.; Scholz, M.

p. 579-602, published: Dec 19, 2003
3 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500012 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/579

Original paper

Guiding principles for choices in floodplain rehabilitation.

Remmelzwaal, A. J.; van Der Molen, D.T.; Platteeuw, M.; Geilen, E. F. M.

p. 603-611, published: Dec 19, 2003
1 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500013 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/603

Original paper

The Integrated River Engineering Project for the free-flowing Danube in the Austrian Alluvial Zone National Park: contradictory goals and mutual solutions.

Reckendorfer, W.; Schmalfuss, R.; Baumgartner, C.; Habersack, H.; Hohensinner, S.; Jungwirth, M.; Schiemer, F.

p. 613-630, published: Dec 19, 2003
13 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500045 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/613

Original paper

A strategic approach to flood defence and habitat restoration for the Humber estuary.

Winn, P. J. S.; Edwards, A. M. C.; Young, R. M.; Waters, R.; Lunn, J.

p. 631-641, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500022 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/631

Original paper

River rehabilitation in Switzerland: scope, challenges and research.

Peter, A.; Kienast, F.; Woolsey, S.

p. 643-656, published: Dec 19, 2003
2 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500034 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/643

Original paper

Toxicological constraints for rehabilitation of riverine habitats: a case study for metal contamination of floodplain soils along the Rhine.

Leuven, R. S. E. W.; Wijnhoven, S.; Kooistra, L.; de Nooij, R. J. W.; Huijbregts, M. A. J.

p. 657-676, published: Dec 19, 2003
8 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500003 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/657

Original paper

Elements sustaining the lobby for the restoration of Big Island of Braila, Danube floodplain.

Iordache, Virgil; Bodescu, Florian; Dumitru, Mihail

p. 677-692, published: Dec 19, 2003
4 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500046 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/677

Original paper

Nature conservation and shipping in the Danube Delta and Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine): weighing ecological values against economic interests.

Kotenko, Tatiana

p. 693-713, published: Dec 19, 2003
1 figures, 7 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500009 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/693

Original paper

Rehabilitation of large rivers: references, achievements and integration into river management.

Buijse, A. D.; Klijn, F.; Leuven, R. S. E. W.; Middelkoop, H.; Schiemer, F.; Thorp, J. H.; Wolfert, H. P.

p. 715-738, published: Dec 19, 2003
1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142015500004 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/15/2003/715

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