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Water Resources

Author : Joseph Holden
ISBN : 9781134614677
Genre : Nature
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The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at the same time protecting vulnerable ecosystems from disaster. Water Resources: An Integrated Approach provides students with a comprehensive overview of both natural and socio-economic processes associated with water. The book contains chapters written by 20 specialist contributors, providing expert depth of coverage to topics. The text guides the reader through the topic of water starting with its unique properties and moving through environmental processes and human impacts upon them including the changing water cycle, water movement in river basins, water quality, groundwater and aquatic ecosystems. The book then covers management strategies for water resources, water treatment and re-use, and the role of water in human health before covering water economics and water conflict. The text concludes with a chapter that examines new concepts such as virtual water that help us understand current and future water resource use and availability across interconnected local and global scales. This book provides a novel interdisciplinary approach to water in a changing world, from an environmental change perspective and inter-related social, political and economic dimensions. It includes global examples from both the developing and developed world. Each chapter is supplemented with boxed case studies, end of chapter questions, and further reading, as well as a glossary of terms. The text is richly illustrated throughout with over 150 full colour diagrams and photos.

Sustainable Management Of Water Resources

Author : Carlo Giupponi
ISBN : 1845427459
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and highly accessible introduction to water resource management, covering topics such as: • the ecology of surface waters • international regulations and economics • stakeholder participation in management • tools and methods for decision making • integrated modelling • decision making and water policies • stakeholder participation and social issues. Experts across a wide range of specialist fields including social sciences, informatics, ecology and hydrology are brought together in this truly multidisciplinary approach to water management. They provide the reader with integrated insights into water resource management practices that underpin the three pillars of sustainable development – environment, economics and society – through a series of international case studies and theoretical frameworks.

An Integrated Approach To Water Resource Simulation

Author : M. Leon
ISBN : OCLC:637064210
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Sustainable Water Resources Development In Kuwait

Author : Nasruddin A. Nazerali
ISBN : OCLC:170813249
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(Cont.) Storage of up to 70% of the 2010 projected water budget is found to be possible. However, a similar analysis using a digital elevation map with better spatial resolution and extensive site surveys on the ground should precede further feasibility studies in order to decrease the margin of error on the computed water storage capacities.

Science Policy And Stakeholders In Water Management

Author : Geoffrey Gooch
ISBN : 9781136541100
Genre : Science
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One of the major problems facing practitioners and scientists working with water management is how to integrate knowledge and experiences from scientific, policy and stakeholder perspectives. In this book this science-policy-stakeholder interface (SPSI) is examined both analytically and through the description of practical experiences from river basins in Europe, India and South-East Asia. These include the Tungabhadra (India), Sesan (Vietnam/Cambodia), Tagus (Spain/Portugal) and Glomma (Norway), which particularly highlight issues associated with pollution, severely altered river flows and transboundary conflicts. Following two chapters which lay the framework for the book the authors describe how SPSI was managed in the case study basins and how stakeholder participation and scenarios were used to integrate different perspectives, and to facilitate the communication of different forms of knowledge. Four important aspects of water management and SPSI are then discussed; these are water pollution, land and water interaction, environmental flow and transboundary water regimes. Short descriptions of the case study rivers are provided together with analyses of how SPSI was managed in water management in these basins and policy recommendations for the basins. The book concludes by providing a series of recommendations for improving the science-policy-stakeholder interface in water management. It represents a major step forward in our understanding of how to implement integrated water resources management.

Integrated Assessment Of Water Resources And Global Change

Author : Eric Craswell
ISBN : 9781402055911
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents papers from an international conference, held in Bonn, Germany in February 2005, that dealt with integrated water resources management in industrialized and developing countries. The papers detail such emerging concepts as blue and green water, virtual water, the water footprints of nations, multi-agent modeling, linkages between water and biodiversity, and social learning and adaptive management.

Water Resources

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ISBN : UCAL:B5043282
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Integrated Water Resource Management

Author : Neil S. Grigg
ISBN : 9781137576156
Genre : Science
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This book addresses the enormous global challenge of providing balanced and sustainable solutions to urgent water problems. The author explores our dependence on access to safe water and other water-related services and how driving forces of the human and natural worlds are degrading this access. The greatest challenges involve conflicts between people and interest groups across all countries, as well as the economic and political difficulties in finding solutions through infrastructure development. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to Integrated Water Resources Management or IWRM, which provides a set of tools for policy development, planning and organization, assessment, systems analysis, finance, and regulation. The author suggests that IWRM is challenging because of the human element, but that no other process can reconcile the conflicting agendas involved with water management. The broad range of topics covered here, as well as 25 case summaries, will be of interest to scientists, engineers, practitioners, and advanced level students interested in the integrated management of water as a resource.

Integrated Approaches To Water Pollution Problems

Author : J. Bau
ISBN : 9780203215937
Genre : Science
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Papers presented at the International Symposium of Integrated Approaches to Water Pollution Problems [SISIPPA 89], Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1989.

Planning And Management Of Lakes And Reservoirs

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ISBN : 928071810X
Genre : Science
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This publication provides an overview of the problems and possible solutions associated with eutrophication in freshwater lakes and reservoirs. It takes a look at the origins of the problems, their consequences, solutions and prognoses under an integrated approach. The publication also outlines a new approach to water resources management, emphasizing the need to integrate and solve simultaneously social, cultural, economic, and other associated problems. The watershed approach, which should be adopted in successful management strategies for water quality in lakes and reservoirs, is highlighted.

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