The field of river sciences is evolving rapidly, adopting new technologies, and finding new applications, especially in response to legislative drivers such as the EU Water Framework Directive and amendments to the US Clean Water Act, along with broad public support for restoration of waterways, and for sustainable and integrated management. There is a growing need to more effectively apply river science, to diffuse and share its insights with allied professionals and decision makers, to prepare students to work effectively in the field, and to share new research with the community of practitioners. Since publication of Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology in 2003, there have been many exciting new developments in this field, which is critical for implementing successful restoration measures. A second edition of Tools book (Summer 2015) will be a more concise, less expensive, and thoroughly updated overview of methods in the field. However, the comprehensiveness of this book limits its treatment of individual tools, so there remains a need for more detailed and thorough treatments of individual subfields and their tools. Moreover some sub-fields are evolving rapidly and would need more room to be fully covered than an introductive summarized chapter. It is notably true for modeling but also remote sensing technologies where the developments are very rapid and increasingly related to practical issues. Effective implementation of river restoration and management depends not only on knowledge of physical processes, but also advances in ecological, chemical and social sciences relevant to rivers. Interdisciplinary efforts are increasingly central to solving these complex problems.
For many topics, such as field monitoring methods in fluvial geomorphology and remote sensing in river management, relevant methods and techniques are not concisely treated in any other book of comparable scope. To fill this gap, this proposed series will feature titles on tools by individual subfields in river sciences.
Mathias G. Kondolf (University of California Berkeley)
Hervé Piégay (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a new title in the series, please contact either of the Series Editors (firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com)
Carbonneau & Piégay (2012) : Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management
Roni, Beechie and Hanson (2012): Stream Restoration: a Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Kondolf & Piégay: Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology 2ed (2015)
Nelson & Shimizu: Computational Modelling of Flow, Morphodynamics, and Habitats in Rivers (in prep.)
Williams, Kondolf & Moyle: Environmental Flow Assessment: Methods and Applications (proposal submitted)