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Les rivieres urbaines et leur pollution

Urban rivers and pollution


L. Lestel, C. Carré

Edition 2017

Within the span of two centuries, rivers of European cities have gone from serving as the dump site for all urban waste to being a vibrant natural environment integrated into the city. This book analyses this transformation by assessing water quality, human pressure on water courses and the effectiveness of measures taken to remedy the situation. It takes an interdisciplinary look from the perspective of the environment, technology and society to shed light on the relationship that four European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Milan and Paris) have with their rivers and their transformations since the 19th century.


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La loire fluviale et estuarienne

The Loire, river and estuary

A changing environment


F. Moatar, N. Dupont

Edition 2016

This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.


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Quelles rivieres pour demain ?

Which Rivers for Tomorrow?

Thoughts on the Ecology and Restoration of Water Courses


C. Lévêque

Edition 2016

This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.


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Comment reconcilier agriculture et littoral ?

How Can Agriculture and Coast be Reconciled?

Towards an Agroecology of Regions


C. Gascuel, L. Ruiz, F. Vertès

Edition 2015

The link between green tides, nitrogen flows and agriculture has been established, but which agroecological transitions suit the region and how do we embark on them with the stakeholders in question? To respond, the players rely on the results of the research programme ACASSYA "Support agroecological changes in livestock systems in coastal catchment areas".


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A Green Town

A Green Town

The Role of Plants in Towns


M. Musy

Edition 2014

This book offers a multi-disciplinary, systemic state of the art on the influence of urban plants on seven sustainable development challenges: microclimatology, controlling energy, hydrology, ambiences, air quality, carbon footprint and biodiversity. Each challenge is assessed based on experimental and digital techniques applied and the outcome of various planting arrangements found in towns.


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Are Groundwaters Endless?

Are Groundwaters Endless?

Ninety Keys to Understanding Groundwaters


T. Ruf, J. Margat

Edition 2014

Where does the spring water come from? Can a well be dug anywhere? What are the threats to groundwaters? To whom do they belong? What are the advantages of exploiting groundwaters rather than surface water? Are the state and availability of resources known? This book answers the potential questions about groundwaters (water tables and deep water tables). It provides an inventory of geological and technical knowledge and highlights the economic, ecological, regulatory, political and social issues of this fragile resource.


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Long-term Environmental Observation

Long-term Environmental Observation

Example of the Orgeval Watershed


C. Loumagne, G. Tallec

Edition 2013

The Orgeval watershed occupies a 104 km2 triangle located 70 km to the east of Paris and is part of a network of national and international observatories. Thanks to the measures implemented in the last 50 years (1962-2012), the watershed has given us a better understanding of water and pollutant transfers and the condition and availability of water resources, in turn making it possible to prevent extreme risks, one of the many challenges of sustainable development.


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Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Mountain Torrents and Rivers

Dynamics and Planning


D. Richard, G. Degoutte, A. Recking

Edition 2013

This guide describes and explains, with concrete examples, the dynamics and planning principles of mountain rivers and torrents. It takes stock of the major morphodynamic principles, especially sedimentary dynamics, the specific hydrology features of mountain catchment areas and mudslides. Illustrated by concrete applications of different concepts, it is designed for contracting authorities and technicians.


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Biological Engineering Against Torrential Erosion

Biological Engineering Against Torrential Erosion


F. Rey

Edition 2011

Torrential erosion is a natural phenomenon with worrying (or dramatic) consequences in many regions of the world. It can perhaps be controlled by biological engineering. Based on a precise diagnosis of the environmental conditions, this is the first practical and strategic guide to biological engineering in France, adapted to the torrential context.


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Pipes and Men

Pipes and Men


G. Bouleau, L. Guérin-Schneider

Edition 2011

The aim of this book is to go beyond conventional wisdom on water services and their financing, the price of water, the polluter-payer principle, domestic user-farmer, urban-rural, private-public oppositions, etc.

All the necessary compromises and practical difficulties in managing networks are discussed.


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