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Les territoires de l'eau potable

Territorial policy and drinking water

Chronicle of a silent transformation (1970-2015)


R. Barbier , A. Roussary

Edition 2016

Recent territorial reforms in France will speed up the restructuring of public services related to drinking water in major urban centres and large inter-municipal associations. Such reforms should seek ways to strengthen water security through public initiative (i.e. access to sufficient high-quality resources and the ability to protect them; sustainable maintenance of technical means in good operating conditions and water at an affordable price) while balancing rationalisation and proximity.


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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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Les risques naturels en montagne

Natural Mountain Hazards


D. Richard, F. Naaim-Bouvet

Edition 2015

Avalanches, glacial-related hazards, floods and mudslides, slope failure and falling rock are experienced by all mountaineers. Economic development based on tourism increases exposure to hazards; the catastrophe of the Grand-Bornand campground and its 23 victims being a case in point. This reference work, targeting professionals and decision-makers, but also the general public, explains these phenomena and explores protection techniques.


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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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Spillways on River Dykes

Spillways on River Dykes


G. Degoutte

Edition 2012

A complete overview of the engineered structures built on dykes known as spillways: presentation of different types of spillway and their function in flood management.

This guide addresses the various types of engineered structures on river dykes, their functional aspects, the hydraulics, the river morphology, the civil engineering and flood management.


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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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Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics

Tolls to Reduce Risks of Pollution and Protect the Environment


H. Girard, N. Touze-Foltz

Edition 2010
Geosynthetics are efficient tools to reduce pollution. This special issue gathers information on the new characteristics of these materials and practical recommendations for their optimal use.
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Risques et impacts des retenues

Risques et impacts des retenues


L. Peyras, A. Evette, D. Laigle

Edition 2009

In France, there are some 120 high-altitude reservoirs constructed fundamentally in the Alps and Pyrenees. However, what risks and impacts have emerged since the first reservoirs were built ten years ago?


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Retenues d'altitude

Retenues d'altitude


P. Mériaux, L. Peyras

Edition 2009
This book, a real integrated guide, sets out the rules in terms of the design, building and surveillance of high-altitude reservoirs in mountain leisure resorts.
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Grands barrages et habitants

Grands barrages et habitants

The Social Risks of Development


N. Blanc, S. Bonin

Edition 2008
The sustainability of large dams, seen from a social science standpoint: social aspects should no longer be sidelined in planning studies, but should form the basis for a new environmental management rationale.
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