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Malaysian forestry guidelines for mitigating water quality impacts in rainforests: implications from 20 years of local hydrological science.

Chappell, Nick A. and Bidin, Kawi and Chiew, Thang Hooi and Douglas, Ian and Sinun, Waidi and Walsh, Rory P. D. and Abu Bakar, Siti Nurhidayu and Hanapi, Jamil (2008) Malaysian forestry guidelines for mitigating water quality impacts in rainforests: implications from 20 years of local hydrological science. In: Sustainable Hydrology for the 21st Century. Proc. 10th BHS National Hydrology Symposium, Exeter. British Hydrological Society, pp. 431-436. ISBN 1903741165

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Abstract

Many tropical rivers are experiencing large and rapid changes in their water quality. Quantifying those features of the disturbed tropical forest landscape that are the dominant sources of sediment or agro-chemicals requires local hydrological research if commercially-viable forestry pratices are to be modified to maintain water quality. The findings presented illustrate how hydrological research in Malaysia is able to quantify the dominant sources of river sediments in areas distrubed by commercial tropical forestry. This is integrated with a discussion of the ways that so-called 'Reduced Impact Logging' practices in Malaysia can be used to mitigate the worst hydrological impacts.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 39999
Deposited By: Dr Nick A. Chappell
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2011 08:56
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:19
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/39999

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