Environmental flows in the Anthropocence : past progress and future prospects

@inproceedings{Poff2013EnvironmentalFI,
  title={Environmental flows in the Anthropocence : past progress and future prospects},
  author={N. LeRoy Poff and John H. Matthews},
  year={2013}
}
Human modification of the global hydrologic cycle through the building and operation of hundreds of thousands of dams and diversions has significantly altered fluvial processes, leading to impairment of river ecosystem function and biodiversity loss worldwide. The concept of environmental flows (e-flows) emerged to mitigate the undesirable hydrological impacts of dams and water diversions, in order to strengthen ecologically informed water management. In this paper, we outline the scientific… CONTINUE READING

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