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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: 8/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 551,911
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 Member Associations in over 30 countries.

Larry W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University, and former chair of the department. He was formerly Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also held an Engineering Foundation–endowed professorship. A registered professional engineer in seven states, and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is the author of Water Resources Engineering Optimal Control of Hydrosystems, and co-author of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill). He served as editor-in-chief of Water Resources Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Urban Water Supply Management Tools, Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook, Urban Water Supply Handbook, and Hydraulic Design Handbook, all from McGraw-Hill. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems and co-editor of Computer Methods of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow. He has over 60 refereed journal publications and 65 papers in the proceedings of national and international conferences. Among his honors is a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1999. Professor Mays lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Table of Contents


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
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