Principles of Water Resources: History, Development, Management, and Policy / Edition 3

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It took from the beginning of human existence until 1800 for the world population to reach approximately 1 billion people. By 1900, that figure increased to about 1.7 billion. In 1999, an unimaginable threshold of 6 billion people was reached. Where will our abundant and clean freshwater come from in the future?

Today's students will soon be planning, developing, and implementing water resources management projects to meet future needs. With all new and updated material, this book provides them with the tools they need to meet that challenge.

This new and updated edition provides civil engineers with a complete history of water availability

Includes new information on international water issues, water measurement, and telemetry

Presents additional details on global warming and its impact on water resources

Offers updated case studies and images that make the material more relevant

Integrates Closer Look boxes to delve more in-depth into concepts

Continues to provide a solid background of history, development, management, and policy

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"...clearly explains the complexity of water resources in a highly engaging and thorough manner..."(Water Resources Development, Vol.19, No.1, 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470136317
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 197,951
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Historical perspective of water use and development 1

Ch. 2 The hydrologic cycle, climate, and weather 24

Ch. 3 Surface water hydrology 74

Ch. 4 Groundwater hydrology 104

Ch. 5 Water quality 137

Ch. 6 Municipal and irrigation water development 185

Ch. 7 Dams 217

Ch. 8 Water allocation law 249

Ch. 9 Federal water agencies 294

Ch. 10 Local, regional, state, and multistate water management agencies 338

Ch. 11 Drinking-water and wastewater treatment 374

Ch. 12 Water, fish, and wildlife 406

Ch. 13 The economics of water 441

Ch. 14 Water use conflicts 455

Ch. 15 Emerging water issues 482

Photo and illustration credits 509

Glossary 513

Index 527

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