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When is a River not a River ? Consideration of the legal definition of a river for geomorphologists practising in New South Wales, Australia

Auteurs :
TAYLOR, M.P.
STOKES, R.

Description :
This paper examines why the definition of a river is an important and ongoing management issue, and outlines the development of legal definitions of river. Finally, the role of fluvial geomorphology is discussed with respect to the definition of a river and its channel. This analysis will reveal whether the existing legislative framework adequately reflects the physical realities of rivers and watercourses so as to facilitate their conservation.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Australian Geographer, issn : 0004-9182, 2005, vol. 36, n°. 2, p. 183-200, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 53 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Australie, Sydney, Geographical Society of New South Wales

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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