CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°30

Fluxes of small and medium-size Mediterranean rivers: impact on coastal areas

To be cited as: CIESM 2006. Fluxes of small and medium-size Mediterranean rivers: impact on coastal areas. CIESM Workshop Monograph n° 30 [F. Briand, ed.], 112 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I - Executive summary

     1. Introduction
          1.1 Peculiarity of the Mediterranean and Black Sea rivers
          1.2 Formation and evolution of the coastal zone, in relation to rivers

     2. Spatial and temporal variability of the Mediterranean fluvial and coastal systems
          2.1 Geography and regional sub-units
          2.2 Large-scale circulation and basin internal water exchanges
          2.3 Climate and water resources
          2.4 Hydrological regimes
          2.5 Water and sediment discharges

     3. Human impacts on the catchment-coast continuum
          3.1 From natural to impacted river-basins
          3.2 Coastal impacts related to river-basin changes
               3.2.1 Deforestation/ forestry, agriculture
               3.2.2. Damming and irrigation
          3.3 Coastal impacts related to global/regional changes
               3.3.1. Climate change
               3.3.2 Population growth and coastal urbanization

     4. Recommended needs and research agenda

II - Workshop communications

- Water and sediment delivery from Mediterranean rivers: regional, global and temporal perspectives.
John D. Milliman………………………………………………………………………………

- Specificity and heterogeneity of the Mediterranean Sea and its river catchments under human pressures.
M. Meybeck, H. Dürr and S. Roussenac ………………………………………………………...

- Riverine freshwater fluxes in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Serafim Poulos and Michael Collins ............................................................................................

- Fluvial sediment fluxes, in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, in relation to coastal evolution: a comparison.
Michael Collins and Serafim Poulos ……………………………………………………………

- Riverine fluxes into the Black and Marmara Seas.
Oya Algan ……………………………………………………………………………………….

- Aménagements hydrauliques des bassins exoréiques de la Tunisie. Impact sur le flux sédimentaire et la stabilité du littoral.
Abdallah Ben Mammou ……. ……………………………………………………………………

- Problématique de l’érosion hydrique et son impact sur l’environnement en Algérie septentrionale.
Bénina Touaïbia ………………………………………………………………………………...

- Impact des barrages sur la dynamique des côtes et sur l’évolution des littoraux au Maroc nord oriental (Maroc).
Taieb Boumeaza ……. …………………………………………………………………………...

- Coupled monitoring of the delivery and fate of riverborne key elements in the delta of a small Mediterranean river: the case of the Têt River (SW France).
Wolfgang Ludwig, Vincent Roussiez and Javier Garcia-Esteves ………………………………

- The weight of human activities on the basin-coast system: the case of Emilia-Romagna region (Northern Adriatic).
U. Simeoni, U. Tessari and C. Corbau ………………….. ………………………………………..

- Formation of the Krka river estuary in Croatia and the travertine barrier phenomenon.
Goran Kniewald, Drago Marguš and Goran Mihelčić ………………………………………….

III - Bibliographic references

IV - List of participants