Practical Experiments Guide For Ecohydrology translated in French and Spanish
The International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology (ICCE) was invited by UNESCO Venice Office to produce editions of the book "Practical Experiments Guide For Ecohydrology" in French and Spanish languages, adding to the existing version in English.
Aquatic ecosystems are under increasing pressure due to human activities and changing natural phenomena. Addressing water quality and quantity issues is a crucial matter for human existence and biodiversity conservation. Water ecosystems are used as sources and sinks by a large number of similar activities occurring worldwide. Thus, similar water problems and degradation can be related to similar causes, having similar consequences in different world aquatic ecosystems.
Ecohydrology provides the tools to deal with aquatic ecosystems degradation. Ecohydrology is based on a holistic approach to aquatic ecosystems that integrates hydrology and biology for finding the most adequate solutions for the benefit of society and ecosystems. Ecohydrology is a recent science and its application worldwide is growing particularly since “Ecohydrology for Sustainability” was established as one of the five pillars of the 7th Phase of the International Hydrologic Program of UNESCO.
Aiming to contribute to the dissemination of the Ecohydrology concept in different types of aquatic ecosystems, this book proposes a series of practical experiments, mostly requiring non-sophisticated laboratory equipment and conditions. The experiments proposed will provide to the water science students a practical knowledge of the methods to identify, analyse and design solutions to water and biodiversity degradation. The student will be guided to analyse and discuss the results of the experiment and draw her/his own conclusions. For further discussion, questions or suggestions readers may use the book webpage.
International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology