Catchment ecosystem enhancement

The concept emerges as an ecohydrological response based on the assumption that under intensive global changes it is not enough to protect ecosystems against increasing human population, energy and material consumption and increasing climate instability. It is necessary to regulate the ‘novel (human modified) ecosystem’ structure and processes (life support systems) aimed at increasing the “carrying capacity” (water quality, restoration of biodiversity, ecosystem services for society, resilience of river ecosystem).