Water Resources of North America / Edition 1

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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.

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"This book has achieved its goal of bringing together a wide range of knowledge about North American water resources with extensive reliable data and clear figures. The extraordinary rich contents of this book … offered some realistic analysis of the future. I can guarantee that this book will be a precious reading for researchers, academicians, policy-makers, hydrologists, conservationists, students and water professionals … . The book could be used as a general reference as well as for specific and detailed information … ." (Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 20 (3), 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540002840
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/5/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Bk. 1 State of Canada's Water
1 General Aspects 1
2 Water Quantity 15
3 Water Quality 25
4 Water Uses in Canada 37
5 Water and Urban Areas 43
6 Water and Agriculture 51
7 Water and Industry 57
8 Water and Energy 61
9 Fisheries and Aquaculture 71
10 Water and Nature 81
11 Public Health Issues 85
12 Institutional and Legal Framework for Water Management 89
13 Partnerships and Community Involvement 101
14 Prevalent Water Issues 113
References 119
Bk. 2 State of United States' Water
15 Physical Context 127
16 Socioeconomic Aspects 139
17 Institutional Framework for Water Management 149
18 Water Storage and Regulation Infrastructure 157
19 Water Availability and Use 163
20 Electric Power Generation 175
21 Agricultural Use 181
22 Municipal Use 191
23 Industrial Use 197
24 Water Quality 201
25 Public Health 219
26 Conclusions 227
App Quick Guide to Equivalents and Conversion Factors 229
Glossary of Technical Terms 231
References 239
Bk. 3 State of Mexico's Water
27 General Aspects 243
28 Water Resources 251
29 Uses of Water 257
30 Use in Agriculture 267
31 Public Use 277
32 Industrial Use 287
33 Power Generation 297
34 Aquaculture 305
35 Water Quality 313
36 Regulatory Framework 325
37 Discussion 343
38 Final Comments 369
References 371
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