Journal article

River management and environmental water allocation in regulated ecosystems of arid and semi-arid regions A review

Ehsan Atazadeh, Andrew Barton, Mozhgan Shirinpour, Mahdi Zarghami, Abbas Rajabifard

Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie | E Schweizerbart Science Publishers | Published : 2020

Abstract

Rivers make a significant contribution in providing goods and services for human well-being. Today, many rivers and streams have been heavily regulated to ensure adequate provision of water resources for anthropogenic uses. Riverine ecosystems, especially those in arid and semi-arid regions, are experiencing severe stress due to the increasing demands on the ecosystem services they provide, coupled with anthropogenic catchment-scale impacts and factors associated with natural and human-induced climate variability and change. In this paper, the various flow components in regulated riverine ecosystems and the methods to determine environmental flows are reviewed. The review also focuses on the..

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