River Basin Development Planning and Management: A Critical Review

River Basin Development Planning and Management: A Critical Review

By Christopher J Barrow, University of Wales

Summary  - River basins have been used for development planning and management since the 1930s. Various forms of river basin development planning and management have been applied in many countries. Unfortunately, the results have often been disappointing. This paper critically reviews river basin development planning and management to assess why problems occur, and then focuses on possibilities for improvements. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved