Water Resources Sustainability / Edition 1

Water Resources Sustainability / Edition 1

by Larry Mays
     
 

Gain a Full Understanding of One of the Most Critical Natural Resource Issues Facing Mankind in the 21st Century

Edited by Larry W. Mays, author of the most respected textbooks in water resources engineering and applied hydrology, Water Resources Sustainability provides readers with state-of-the-art thinking and the latest information on the globally

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Gain a Full Understanding of One of the Most Critical Natural Resource Issues Facing Mankind in the 21st Century

Edited by Larry W. Mays, author of the most respected textbooks in water resources engineering and applied hydrology, Water Resources Sustainability provides readers with state-of-the-art thinking and the latest information on the globally critical subject of water sustainability. Featuring contributions from leading global experts in the field, Water Resources Sustainability offers a new look at a looming crisis that demands innovative thinking.

This thought-provoking reference examines:

  • Examples of ancient civilizations that collapsed in the American Southwest and Mesoamerica — and how modern societies are continuing the same unsustainable water use practices
  • Water sustainability in the American Southwest, linking climate, water management, and growth
  • Water resource sustainability through the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water
  • The impact of climate change on water sustainability
  • Water supply security issues following 9/11
  • Water sustainability issues around the world, including South Korea, the Middle East, Ghana, and Europe
  • Privatization, integrated regional development, ecological economics, uncertainties and risk

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071462303
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction: Water Sustainability

Chapter 2: Water Sustainability: Parallels of Past Civilizations and The Present

Chapter 3: Water Resources Sustainability: An Ecological-Economics Perspective

Chapter 4: Managing for Sustainability in Arizona, USA: Linking Climate, Water Management and Growth

Chapter 5: Optimization Modeling for Sustainable Groundwater and Conjunctive Use Policy Development

Chapter 6: Multiobjective Analysis for Sustainability -- Conjunctive Use Planning of Groundwater and Surface Water

Chapter 7: Uncertainties and Risks in Water Resources Projects

Chapter 8: Climate Change Effects and Water Management Options

Chapter 9: Water Sustainability: The Potential Impact of Climate Change

Chapter 10: Water Supply Security: an Introduction

Chapter 11: Water Resources Sustainability Issues in South Korea

Chapter 12: Water-Based Sustainable Integrated Regional Development

Chapter 13: Community Management of Rural Water Systems in Ghana: Postconstruction Support and Water and Sanitation Committees in Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions

Chapter 14: Is Privatization of Water Utilities Sustainable? Lessons from the European Experience
INDEX

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