This book is about how geomorphology can be and should be incorporated into environmental policies, planning and management. Since geomorphology is concerned with alterations of the earth's surfaces, the issues raised are of fundamental importance to all with an interest in the environment. Leading authorities with practical experience of applications discuss the kinds of geomorphological information which are needed, at whom or where it should be directed and how policies need to be changed or formulated. The detrimental consequences to the environment and costs of ignorance of geomorphological processes and impacts are demonstrated.;The book is designed for geomorphologists to indicate the scope and strategies for involvement with public policies and for their work to have some value and influence in society, but will also be of interest to environmental planners, managers and engineers to increase their awareness of what geomorphology has to offer.