Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy

Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy

by James L. Wescoat, Jr James L., Gilbert F. White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521369800

ISBN-13: 9780521369800

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

To fully analyze the relationship between water management, environmental conditions and public policy, this book reviews the development of water management and evaluates it from the perspective of the quality of the natural environment. Examples are drawn from around the world, and range from local watershed management to international river basin planning, with

Overview

To fully analyze the relationship between water management, environmental conditions and public policy, this book reviews the development of water management and evaluates it from the perspective of the quality of the natural environment. Examples are drawn from around the world, and range from local watershed management to international river basin planning, with emphasis placed on integrative approaches. Successful water management is crucial for the proper operation of natural environmental systems and for the support of human society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521369800
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Conversions of selected units of hydrologic measurement; 1. Water and life; 2. Challenge and opportunity; 3. Unfolding recognition of ecosystem change; 4. Natural waters; 5. Plant-soil-water-ecosystem relationships; 6. Groundwater; 7. Lakes and wetlands; 8. River channels and floodplains; 9. Impounded rivers and reservoirs; 10. Domestic and industrial water management; 11. Decision processes; 12. Integrative approaches; Appendix. Guide to internet resources on water and environment; References; Index.

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