Regulerte vassdrag : en review av fluvialgeomorfologisk teori relatert til utløpkanalers påvirkning av regulerte elvesystem
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- Institutt for geografi 
This thesis aims to look at the role in which fluvial geomorphology has on today’s river management, and why such a perspective is considered important. Especially looking at the downstream alterations that occur in relation to hydroelectric power stations. Examples and literature are mainly taken from the UK, USA and Switzerland due to the lack of Norwegian literature. This is strictly a theoretical paper, researching and analysing articles to get a broader understanding on a fairly unknown subject. Conclusions from the thesis indicate that there is a need for fluvial geomorphology in river management, but in relations to Norway it seems to be in the stages of infancy. Further more studying needs to be undertaken if geomorphology is to get a foothold on the inside of the already well thriving interdisciplinary work that is being done. The review show that there is a clear and acknowledge fact among fellow fluvial geomorphologist as if to why this field of studies is important, but the Breaking of ground between engineering and biology of who are the primary decision makers in today’s river management is sill a way ahead. Last but not least there is also a way ahead when it comes to assessing geomorphic methods and modelling to be used in estimations on downstream river change related to hydroelectric water regimes.