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River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General)

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  • Water Resources Systems Planning and Managementby Sharad K. Jain; V.P. Singh

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 260.00

    This book is divided into four parts. The first part, Preliminaries, begins by introducing the basic theme of the book. It provides an overview of the current status of water resources utilization, the likely scenario of future demands, and advantages and disadvantages of systems techniques. An understanding of how the hydrological data are measured... more...

  • Water Resources Perspectivesby W.W. Wood; A.S. Alsharhan

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 165.00

    Many countries in the world have made great efforts, to remedy the water shortage, by providing financial and technical backing, for water desalination, treatment of wastewater and improved management and conservation techniques. Water ministries, universities and research centres have supported scientific research, and applied the most recent technologies,... more...

  • Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralizationby Karin Kemper; William Blomquist; Ariel Dinar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 209.00

    Drawing upon a worldwide survey of river basin organizations and in-depth studies of eight river basins in a variety of locations around the globe, this book examines how institutional arrangements for managing water resources at the river-basin level have been designed and implemented, what the impetus for these arrangements has been, and what institutional... more...

  • River Restorationby Stephen Darby; David Sear

    Wiley 2008; US$ 223.95

    River restoration projects are designed to recreate functional characteristics within a context of physical stability. They tend to focus on the development and application of geomorphic principles for river restoration design. Due to different models obtaining different results on the same problem, incomplete or absent data, and climatic/social/cultural... more...

  • Land, Water and Developmentby Malcolm Newson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    Water is newsworthy: there is, or will be, a world water crisis. Aggravated by climate change, we are approaching the limits of human exploitation of freshwater resources, notably in growing essential food. The complexities and uncertainties associated with improving our management of fresh water take the potential remedies out of the hands of simple,... more...

  • Urban Water in Japanby Rutger de Graaf; Fransje Hooimeijer

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 125.95

    Introduction. Urban Development Versus the Water System in Tokyo. The Urban Water System in Tokyo. The Development of Modern River Management in Japan. Urban Flood Control in Japan. Urbanisation in Lowland Areas. Parallel Plan Making Approach for Urban Water Management. Operation and Maintenance of Urban Water Systems. Lessons for Delta Areas. more...

  • Flood Risk Management in Europeby Marcel J.F. Stive

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 79.95

    In recent years major floods have occurred across Europe causing serious damages and huge financial implications. Flood risk and vulnerability is increasing with increased frequency of occurrence of extreme events due to climate change, changes in land-use, encroachment into floodplains and increasing economic value of assets and businesses. Human... more...

  • Management of Transboundary Rivers and Lakesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 269.00

    Water?s role in the nature is very fundamental. As it circulates in the atmosphere, in the rivers, lakes, soil, rock, and in the oceans, it is the major conveyer of va- ous chemical substances and of energy, and it can also be called as the blood of the ecosystems of this planet. But at the same time water is interwoven in the va- ous functions of... more...

  • Managing Water Resources in a Time of Global Changeby Alberto Garrido; Ariel Dinar

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Global change possesses serious challenges for water managers and scientists. In mountain areas, where water supplies for half of the world population originate, climate and hydrologic models are still subject to considerable uncertainty. And yet, critical decisions have to be taken to ensure adequate and safe water supplies to billions of people,... more...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineeringby Lynn E. Johnson

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 159.95

    State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers? and planners? efforts to create a reliable infrastructure. GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications... more...