(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Enlightenment and the GM floodplain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEWIN J. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI


In the last 400 years floodplains in England and Wales have changed drastically. This has been steered by changes brought about through diverse human activities including river regulation for transport, water abstraction and power generation; mining, industrial and urban pollution; the spread of buildings and transport link construction; land drainage; minimization of flood risk through engineering; floodplain gravel extraction; and environment redesign for recreation and conservation. A four-phase floodplain transformation model is presented for the period. Novel patterns of erosion and sedimentation (in location and quality) have emerged as geomorphological processes have continued in "genetically-modified" form. Problems building up for the future are likely to rest particularly with more extreme events. Understanding the last four centuries of floodplain history can aid enlightened remedies and adaptations


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no1 [pp. 17-29]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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