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Stream Restoration in Gravel-Bed Rivers
Gravel-Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments (2012)
  • Peter Richard Wilcock
A stronger science base for stream restoration practice will require a more active and productive collaboration between the research and practice communities. The shared goal is a practice based on an explicit, rational connection between cause and effect, linking objective and action in a predictive, testable framework, providing the basis for evaluating tradeoffs, incorporating uncertainty, and learning from doing. This review identifies areas in which the research community can play a more useful role in contributing to the assessment and design of streams. With a closer understanding of the constraints and challenges of stream design, the research community can develop predictive models into accessible, robust, and relevant tools. Multi-dimensional morphodynamic models can play a particularly useful role in developing reliable and accessible design charts for those engaged in stream restoration practice. A professional stream restoration practice must be developed within a decision analysis framework. Collaboration with those in decision science will allow geomorphologists and engineers to better identify and address problems that are relevant to stream restoration practice.
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Michael Church, Pascale M. Biron and André G. Roy
John Wiley & Sons
Citation Information
Peter Richard Wilcock. "Stream Restoration in Gravel-Bed Rivers" Chichester, UKGravel-Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments (2012)
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