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Co Engineering And Participatory Water Management

Author : Katherine A. Daniell
ISBN : 9781107012318
Genre : Science
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A trans-disciplinary book offering evaluation-based approaches for effective participatory interventions, for academic researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in water management.

Frameworks For Water Law Reform

Author : Sarah Hendry
ISBN : 9781107012301
Genre : Business & Economics
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Develops an analytical framework for water law reform, using case studies across four jurisdictions, for academics, students and policy makers.

Floods In A Changing Climate

Author : P. P. Mujumdar
ISBN : 9781107018761
Genre : Science
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Provides unique synthesis of various modeling methodologies used to aid planning and operational decision making, for academic researchers and professionals.

Floods In A Changing Climate

Author : Slobodan P. Simonovic
ISBN : 9781107018747
Genre : Science
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Provides a flood risk-management framework for identifying and assessing climate-related risks and developing adaptation responses, for academic researchers and professionals.

Knowledge In Action

Author : Annemarie van Paassen
ISBN : 9789086867240
Genre : Science
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Wageningen Univerisity and Research Centre is known for its practical and societally relevant research in spatial development. Stakeholders currently put much emphasis on participatory processes in landscape planning procedures. This poses a special challenge for research. What role does research play in our present world characterised by complexity, competing claims and development needs, and an increased concern for climate change and environmental impact? In the book 'Knowledge in Action' we explore different types of transdisciplinary research that scientists engage in. Depending on the societal context and the interests of local citizens, researchers apply different research approaches to optimally incorporate the various points of view in their research and promote processes enhancing dialogue and shared results. In the book authors present their research experiences: their theoretical inspiration, the research methodology applied to consult, share and collaborate with societal actors in order to create options for change. The book includes several striking examples from The Netherlands (both successful and less effective), and also innovative examples from communities in Africa and Asia. The authors reflect on opportunities, problems and dilemma's they had to deal with. They especially address how far the role and theoretical perspectives of collaborative researchers can lead them in action research. Can they limit themselves to joint knowledge production and learning processes or should they engage in strategic positioning, advocacy and entrepreneurship to make it happen? The book discusses the issues that researchers should consider when they position their research activities within ongoing developments at landscape level. Read the book and judge for yourself.

Applied Hydrometeorology

Author : Pukhraj Rakhecha
ISBN : 9781402098444
Genre : Science
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Water is vital for life. Since the dawn of civilization, much effort has been made to harness sources of fresh water. Recent years have raised global awareness of the need for increasing demand of water worldwide, largely because of growing population, rising standard of living, higher demand for energy, and greater appreciation for environmental quality. As an example, the world population has increased threefold in the past five decades. In order to meet the rising water demand, water resources are being developed by building large dams, reservoirs, barrages and weirs across rivers worldwide. The guiding principle for water resources development has been to ensure adequate supply of water for agriculture, domestic use (including fine drinking water), waste disposal, industries, and energy production, with due attention to maintain the ecosystem functions. This development, however, depends on a holistic, cooperative and scientific approach. The basic inputs in the assessment of water resources for a given region are from hydrological data and the subject of hydrology forms the core in achieving sustainable development of water resources. Barring a few exceptions, hydrological data for most river basins are sparse and therefore it is difficult to comprehensively assess their water resources. The major source of water is rainfall which occurs as a result of condensation of atmospheric moisture governed by the science of meteorology.

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : UIUC:30112027606794
Genre : Catalogs, Union
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Integrated And Participatory Water Resources Management Practice

Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
ISBN : 0080551424
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A participatory and integrated procedure for the planning of water resources is presented and illustrated through its application to a real-world case study: the planning of a trans-boundary, multi-purpose, regulated lake. Methods and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Optimal Control, Decision and Negotiation Theory are presented and framed in a comprehensive and coherent procedure for the efficient development of the decision-making process. Relevant theoretical and mathematical aspects are briefly presented for the non-expert reader, as well as all those practical details that are often omitted in texts, but that constitute the very essence of a project and make the difference between a successful project and a failure. The book provides practicing professionals, decision-makers and scientists with a complete, immediate example of application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm. Complete development of a real world application of IWRM Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues

Adaptive And Integrated Water Management

Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
ISBN : 3540759417
Genre : Science
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Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. This book presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and those involved in policy making.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015079622612
Genre : American literature
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