Water Resources of North America / Edition 1

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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.

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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: 9783642055508
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Physical Context.- Socioeconomic Context.- Institutional Framework for Water Management.- Water Storage and Regulation Infrastructure.- Water Availability and Use.- Electric Power Generation.- Agricultural Use.- Municipal Use.- Industrial Use.- Water Quality.- Public Health.- Conclusions.

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