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  • Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9by T. Arai; T. Balch; R. Pfeifer

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 204.00

    Autonomy and adaptivity are key aspects of truly intelligent artificial systems, dating from the first IAS conference in 1989. The goal of IAS-9 is to lay out scientific ideas and design principles for artificial systems. This work contains papers that cover both the applied and the theoretical aspects of intelligent autonomous systems. more...

  • Pathogenic Mycobacteria in Waterby Jamie Bartram; J. A. Cotruvo; Alfred Dufour; Gareth Rees; S Pedley

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 135.00

    Environmental mycobacteria can be found in diverse environments around the world and most appear to exhibit a saprophytic lifestyle. However, some have the ability to infect animals, birds and humans, and have evolved mechanisms by which they can invade and grow within host cells: the pathogenic environmental mycobacteria (PEM). Although the diseases... more...

  • Guidelines for Drinking-Water Qualitby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 31.50

    The First Addendum to Volume 1 of the Third Edition of the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality provides a detailed list of all changes to the Guidelines that have occurred since the Third Edition was published in 2004. It adds three new chemical fact sheets (1,4-Dioxane, MTBE, Petroleum oils) and revises several others(Formaldehyde, Mercury, Nickel,... more...

  • Transboundary Water Resourcesby Hartmut Vogtmann; Nikolai Dobretsov

    Springer 2006; US$ 119.00

    After the sovjet era and since their independence the new Central Asian countries are rebuilding a system of water resources management: an important challenge for the development of the whole region. The NATO workshop held on 25-27 August 2003 by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of... more...

  • Integrated Urban Water Resources Managementby Petr Hlavinek; Tamara Kukharchyk; Jiri Marsalek

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    Growing populations and rising standards of living exert stress on water supply and the quality of drinking water. This book presents important aspects of Challenges in Management of Urban Water Resources, Challenges in Urban Water Supply, Urban Drainage and Water Bodies, Wastewater Treatment and Security, and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse. more...

  • Uranium in the Environmentby Broder J. Merkel; Andrea Hasche-Berger

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 569.00

    Presents the results from the Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology Congress held in September 2005, in Freiberg, Germany. This book addresses scientists and engineers involved in the areas of uranium mining and milling sites, clean-up measures, emissions of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste disposal, as well as political decision-makers. more...

  • Organic Contaminants in Riverine and Groundwater Systemsby Jan Schwarzbauer

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 259.00

    Summarizes a selection of organic-geochemical investigations, which deal with the characterization and environmental behaviour of organic contaminations of German river and groundwater systems. This book covers topics, such as non-target screening as well as isotope analysis of contaminants in water and sediments, and more. more...

  • Adaptive and Integrated Water Managementby Claudia Pahl-Wostl; Pavel Kabat; Jorn Moltgen

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. Developing and implementing innovative management approaches and how to cope with the increasing complexity and uncertainties was the theme of the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland.... more...

  • Integrated Water Managementby P. Meire; M. Coenen; C. Lombardo; M. Robba; R. Sacile

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Water is essential for a wide range of human activities and it exists in relatively finite amounts. When dealing with water management, different issues should be combined: water demand, water quality, irrigation and food production, ecosystem preservation, cost minimization, technological options, legislative frameworks, social impact. The main goal... more...

  • Mountainsby Ellen Wiegandt

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. Paradoxically, water resources have been identified both as too plentiful, producing major disasters, and increasingly vulnerable to shortages. Addressing both of these aspects requires attention to physical hydrological processes as well as human activities that affect... more...