Water Resources Sustainability

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September 2006



Expert insights into one of the major issues of the 21st CenturyWritten by a team of leading experts, this resource provides the latest information and thinking on the globally-critical subject of water sustainability and management. The author includes methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation, and optimization.


<H4>Contributors<H4>Preface<H3>Chapter 1: Introduction: Water Sustainability<H3>Chapter 2: Water Sustainability: Parallels of Past Civilizations and The Present<H3>Chapter 3: Water Resources Sustainability: An Ecological-Economics Perspective<H3>Chapter 4: Managing for Sustainability in Arizona, USA: Linking Climate, Water Management and Growth<H3>Chapter 5: Optimization Modeling for Sustainable Groundwater and Conjunctive Use Policy Development<H3>Chapter 6: Multiobjective Analysis for Sustainability -- Conjunctive Use Planning of Groundwater and Surface Water<H3>Chapter 7: Uncertainties and Risks in Water Resources Projects<H3>Chapter 8: Climate Change Effects and Water Management Options<H3>Chapter 9: Water Sustainability: The Potential Impact of Climate Change<H3>Chapter 10: Water Supply Security: an Introduction<H3>Chapter 11: Water Resources Sustainability Issues in South Korea<H3>Chapter 12: Water-Based Sustainable Integrated Regional Development<H3>Chapter 13: Community Management of Rural Water Systems in Ghana: Postconstruction Support and Water and Sanitation Committees in Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions<H3>Chapter 14: Is Privatization of Water Utilities Sustainable? Lessons from the European Experience<H4>INDEX


Larry W. Mays is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University where he was the chair of the department. He was formerly Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered engineer in seven states and a professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is author of Water Resources Engineering (John Wily & Sons) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker), co-author of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Mangement (both from McGraw-Hill) and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook, and the Urban Water Supply Handbook (all from McGraw-Hill). The Urban Water Supply Handbook received the 2002 Honorable Mention in Engineering Award given by the Association of American Publishers. He is also editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and co-editor of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Among his honors is a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.
EAN: 9780071462303
ISBN: 0071462309
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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