Rétablir les débits environnementaux grâce à une gestion adaptative de réservoir: Planification, contexte scientifique, et mise en œuvre à travers le projet « Rivières durables »

Translated title of the contribution: Restoring environmental flows through adaptive reservoir management: Planning, science, and implementation through the Sustainable Rivers Project

Andrew T. Warner, Leslie B. Bach, John T. Hickey

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Abstract

River managers worldwide are increasingly addressing flow needs for ecosystem processes and services in their management plans for dams and reservoirs. However, while planning and scientific assessments have advanced substantially, successful re-operation of infrastructure to achieve environmental benefits has been more limited. The Sustainable Rivers Project (SRP) was formalized in 2002, as a national partnership between the United States Army Corps of Engineers and The Nature Conservancy to define and implement environmental flows through adaptive reservoir management. The project has focused on eight demonstration basins containing 36 Corps dams, but is designed to direct the collective experience from these sites to help guide agency-wide operational changes for as many as 600 dams to benefit up to 80 000 river kilometres and tens of thousands of hectares of related floodplain and estuarine habitat. This article summarizes the progress to date on defining and implementing environmental flows through the SRP, and evaluates the technical, social, legal, and institutional factors that act as dominant enabling conditions and constraints to implementation. Editor Z.W. Kundzewicz; Guest editor M. AcremanCitation Warner, A.T. Bach, L.B. and Hickey, J.T. 2014. Restoring environmental flows through adaptive reservoir management: planning, science, and implementation through the Sustainable Rivers Project. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59 (3-4), 770-785.

Translated title of the contributionRestoring environmental flows through adaptive reservoir management: Planning, science, and implementation through the Sustainable Rivers Project
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)770-785
Number of pages16
JournalHydrological Sciences Journal
Volume59
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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