Water Resources

Water Resources

by Shimon C. Anisfeld
     
 

In this concise introduction to water resources, Shimon Anisfeld explores the fundamental interactions between humans and water, including drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and power production. The book familiarizes students with the current water crisis and with approaches for managing this essential resource more effectively in a time of rapid environmental and

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In this concise introduction to water resources, Shimon Anisfeld explores the fundamental interactions between humans and water, including drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and power production. The book familiarizes students with the current water crisis and with approaches for managing this essential resource more effectively in a time of rapid environmental and social change. Anisfeld addresses both human and ecological problems, including scarcity, pollution, disease, flooding, conflicts over water, and degradation of aquatic ecosystems. For inquiring students of any level, Water Resources provides a comprehensive one-volume guide to a complex but vital field of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597264952
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/27/2010
Series:
Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
586,042
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Shimon Anisfeld is Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist in Water Resources and Environmental Chemistry at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His articles have appeared in major journals, including Environmental Science andTechnology,Journal of Sustainable Forestry, and Estuaries.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
Chapter 1. Past, Present, and Future: Introduction to the Water Crisis,
Chapter 2. Quantity and Quality: Introduction to Water Resource Science,
Chapter 3. Supply and Demand: Water Availability and Water Use,
Chapter 4. Water, Water, Everywhere: Dealing with Floods,
Chapter 5. Nor Any Drop to Drink: Water Scarcity,
Chapter 6. The End of Stationarity: Water in an Era of Global Change,
Chapter 7. Soft and Hard: Technologies for Sustainable Water Management,
Chapter 8. Humans and Ecosystems: Finding the Right Balance,
Chapter 9. Overconsumption and Underconsumption: Water for Households and Health,
Chapter 10. Crops and Drops: Getting More from Less in Agricultural Water Use,
Chapter 11. Growth and Sustainability: Using Water More Wisely in Industry,
Chapter 12. Basic Need and Economic Good: The Contested Role of Economics in Water,
Chapter 13. Conflict and Cooperation: Transboundary and Intersectoral Water Management,
Chapter 14. Conclusion: The Imperative of Better Management,
Discussion Questions,
Glossary,
References,
Recommended Readings,
Index,

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