Water bioengineering techniques : for riverbank and shore stabilisation / H. M. Schiechtl and R. Stern.Material type: TextPublication details: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 1996. ISBN: 0632040661Subject(s): Bioengineering | Shoring and underpinning | River engineering | Shore protectionDDC classification: 627.133
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
1. Planning and Implementation -- 2. Water Bioengineering Techniques -- 3. Water Bioengineering Systems and Techniques in Water Engineering -- 4. Bioengineering Techniques in Earth Dam and Floodbank Construction -- 5. Wetland Areas -- 6. Care and Maintenance of Vegetation Along Watercourses.
This practical handbook shows how vegetation can be used for the protection, stabilisation and ecological enhancement of riverbanks and shores. It covers a range of techniques from wholly vegetative 'soft' techniques to 'semi-hard' or composite structures with vegetative inclusions. A chapter on bioengineering techniques in earth dam and floodbank construction is also included. Together with a companion book, Ground Bioengineering Techniques, this provides a rare opportunity to gain an insight into the approach of its chief exponent, Professor H. M. Schiechtl, and his colleague, Dr R. Stern, in the use of vegetation for the engineering, ecological and visual enhancement of waterways and shorelines. Water Bioengineering Techniques will be of interest to geotechnical engineers, botanists, ecologists and to those concerned with landscape planning, land and catchment management.