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

  • River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Centuryby Victor Roy Squires; Hugh Martin Milner; Katherine Anne Daniell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Worldwide development of agriculture and industry creates burgeoning demands on natural resources. Management of the rivers and the surrounding landscape is one of the important tasks for today and for the foreseeable future. Lessons learned from centuries of management (and mismanagement) have been distilled into principles and practices which form... more...

  • The Politics of River Basin Organisationsby D. Huitema; S. Meijerink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a global level. more...

  • Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystemby Rattan Lal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 164.95

    Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is a volume composed from an international symposium of the world's leading experts and... more...

  • Integrated Assessment of Scale Impacts of Watershed Interventionby V. Ratna Reddy; Geoffrey J. Syme

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Integrated Assessment of Scale Impacts of Watershed Interventions is the outcome of a multi-disciplinary research team of social scientists, hydrologists (groundwater and surface water), modellers; and bio-physical scientists who have worked together over five years to develop an integrated model of the sustainability of biophysical, economic and... more...

  • Information Needs for Water Managementby Jos G. Timmerman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    This book provides the necessary elements to determine exactly what information should be collected to make the collected information relevant for policy makers. It highlights the dissatisfaction of information users about the information they get and the reasons for this dissatisfaction. It also discusses general issues around the role and use of... more...

  • Complete Planning Permission: How to get it, stop it or alter itby Roy Speer; Mike Dade

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 22.00

    The UK Planning Regulations are a minefield for anyone looking to build a new home - and for those who are worried about the impact of a new planning application near their home. Avoid being one of the thousands whose application is turned down - and whose dreams are crushed - by using this book to familiaries yourself with the system and beat it.... more...

  • Landscape Ecology and Water Managementby Mehtab Singh; R.B. Singh; M.I. Hassan

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    The over-exploitation of important earth resources such as land and water has led to a number of environment-related problems the world over. At the same time, land-use change caused by various human activities has led to extinction of many plant and animal habitats and species. In this context, the relevance of biodiversity for human survival is becoming... more...

  • Integrated River Basin Managementby Xiangzheng Deng; Yi Wang; Feng Wu; Tao Zhang; Zhihui Li

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Establishing multi-scale optimal water allocation modes which takes the enhancement of utilization efficiency as core is a research hotspot for the international water resources management of river basins. This book aims to introduce how to compile the first set of county-level IO tables involving resources and environment accounts with integrated... more...

  • Multilevel Environmental Governanceby I. Weibust; J. Meadowcroft

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The authors in this volume examine how multilevel governance (MLG) systems address climate change and water policy. They show how the interplay between autonomous governments at the sub-national, federal or supranational and international levels in MLG systems create unique challenges and opportunities. Both cutting greenhouse gas emissions and allocating... more...

  • Urban Water in Japanby Rutger de Graaf; Fransje Hooimeijer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    Water control is essential to Japan, as more than half of its invested capital is concentrated in elevations under sea level and the majority of the island nation is exceptionally vulnerable to flooding. To avoid potential crisis, the Japanese have developed exceptionally innovative water management practices. Offering the unique perspective of Dutch... more...