Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource / Edition 1

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Overview

Once a purely technical sub-discipline of hydrology, water quality management is now a social and political discipline, with concerns ranging from ensuring adequate health standards to preserving biological diversity and ecosystem integrity. This book goes beyond the technical manuals and specialty publications to provide support and guidance for the everyday decisions made by water-quality managers. Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource addresses the rarely touched upon social, biophysical, land-use and policy considerations, which reflect the issues that confront managers and decision-makers. In a series of incisive reviews, experts address key topics in modern water resource management and case studies illustrate the successes and failures of past management efforts. Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource develops and presents a management view requiring an awareness of: the social context of management, new ecological theories, and how policy is implemented in different situations and countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865424692
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/29/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Water Quality Management: An Evolving Field for Changing Values; History of Water Quality Management: The Problem and Its Science; Attitudes, Goals and Management Strategies; Global Water Resources and How They Are Used: The Expression of Goals and Objectives; Developing Standards from the Traditions of Toxicology; Classification and Environmental Quality Assessment: The Search for Ecologically Accurate Aquatic Metrics; The Role of Scale Issues in Water Quality Management; Water and Hydrologic Cycle; Rivers and Streams: One-Way Flow System; Groundwater and Water Quality: Water to Live On; Coastal Zone Water Quality Management; Lakes and Water Impact; Wetlands: Protective, Vital, Cleansing and Threatened; Structuring Water Management Goals by Ecological Levels; Responses to Stress at the Ecosystem, Community, Population and Individual Levels; Regionalization of Resources Management; Effects of Land Use on Water Quality; Management of Water Quality in a Forested Landscape; Management of Water Quality in an Agricultural Landscape; Management of Water Quality in an Urban Landscape; Special Issue: Acidification of Freshwater Resources; Special Issue: Global Change: A Proactive Management Challenge; Special Issue: Exotics: A Special Biological Pollution; Cultural Dimensions of Water Quality Policy; Paradigms in Motion; Decision Making in Practice: Case Studies

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