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Water Resources Sustainability / Edition 1

Water Resources Sustainability / Edition 1

by Larry W Mays


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Expert insights into one of the major issues of the 21st Century

Written by a team of leading experts, this resource provides the latest information and thinking on the globally-critical subject of water sustainability and management. The author includes methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation, and optimization.

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)

About 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.

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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