Water Resources of North America / Edition 1

Water Resources of North America / Edition 1

by Asit K. Biswas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540002847

ISBN-13: 9783540002840

Pub. Date: 06/11/2003

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The authors describe the status of water resource use and water quality in Canada, the US and Mexico at the start of the third millenium. The book summarizes future water use and supply projections, plus the primary challenges currently facing water resource managers. The analysis regarding resource projections and management needs are derived from government

Overview

The authors describe the status of water resource use and water quality in Canada, the US and Mexico at the start of the third millenium. The book summarizes future water use and supply projections, plus the primary challenges currently facing water resource managers. The analysis regarding resource projections and management needs are derived from government reports and position papers published by private resource advocacy organizations. The report is organized to provide general information about North America, its water management infrastructure, water use by sector, water quality, and future infrastructure needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540002840
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
06/11/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

PrefaceV
Book 1.State of Canada's Water
1.General Aspects1
2.Water Quantity15
3.Water Quality25
4.Water Uses in Canada37
5.Water and Urban Areas43
6.Water and Agriculture51
7.Water and Industry57
8.Water and Energy61
9.Fisheries and Aquaculture71
10.Water and Nature81
11.Public Health Issues85
12.Institutional and Legal Framework for Water Management89
13.Partnerships and Community Involvement101
14.Prevalent Water Issues113
References119
Book 2.State of United States' Water
15.Physical Context127
16.Socioeconomic Aspects139
17.Institutional Framework for Water Management149
18.Water Storage and Regulation Infrastructure157
19.Water Availability and Use163
20.Electric Power Generation175
21.Agricultural Use181
22.Municipal Use191
23.Industrial Use197
24.Water Quality201
25.Public Health219
26.Conclusions227
AppendixQuick Guide to Equivalents and Conversion Factors229
Glossary of Technical Terms231
References239
Book 3.State of Mexico's Water
27.General Aspects243
28.Water Resources251
29.Uses of Water257
30.Use in Agriculture267
31.Public Use277
32.Industrial Use287
33.Power Generation297
34.Aquaculture305
35.Water Quality313
36.Regulatory Framework325
37.Discussion343
38.Final Comments369
References371

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