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  • Looking Beyond the Horizonby William R. Sutton; Jitendra P. Srivastava; James E. Neumann

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In many countries, such as the fourexamined in Looking Beyond the Horizon, the risks of climate change are an immediate and fundamentalproblem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture forits livelihood.The risks of climate... more...

  • Sustainable Waterby R. E. Hester; R. M. Harrison; Philippe Quevauviller

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2010; US$ 96.00

    It is predicted that climate change will result in big changes to the global distribution of rainfall, causing drought and desertification in some regions and floods in others. Already there are signs of such changes occurring, with particularly serious consequences for poorer countries. The need for international cooperation in managing the effects... more...

  • Water Framework Directiveby Philippe Quevauviller; Ulrich Borchers; K. Clive Thompson

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2010; US$ 192.00

    Proceedings of a conference on "Integrated River Basin Management under the Water Framework Directive", held at Le Nouveau Siecle, Lille, France on 26th-28th April 2010. The book reviews technical challenges faced by EU Member States, stakeholder organisations and scientists while developing the first River Basin Management Plan under the... more...

  • Water System Science and Policy Interfacingby Philippe Quevauviller; André Van der Beken; John Holmes

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2009; US$ 232.00

    Recent discussions among scientists and policy-makers have highlighted that knowledge generated by many research and demonstration projects is not reaching policymakers in an efficient way. Conversely, the consideration of research results by the policy making community is not straightforward, and difficulties arise in integrating the latest research... more...

  • River Basin Management VIIby C. A. BREBBIA

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 374.00

    Containing papers presented seventh international conference on the topic, this book Reviews the advances have been made in the development and application of software tools for predicting the flow, water quality, sediment transport and ecological processes in river systems. Organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, the biennial conference was... more...

  • Groundwater Management Practicesby Angelos N. Findikakis; Kuniaki Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 179.95

    Groundwater is an indispensable resource in many parts of the world, where it supports domestic water supply, irrigated agriculture and industry. Its increased, and often intensive, use during the last half century has created problems and raised concerns regarding the potential depletion of local aquifers, water quality degradation and various geologic... more...

  • Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizationsby Pierre-Louis Viollet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 104.95

    This new book offers an engineer's perspective on the history of water technology and its impact on the development of civilisation. A Second Edition and translation into English of the French book " L'Hydraulique dans les Civilisations Anciennes ". Water professionals, engineers, scientists, and students will find this book fascinating and invaluable... more...

  • The Hydropolitics of Damsby Mark Everard

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 39.95

    The Hydropolitics of Dams charts the troubled waters of ‘heavy engineering’ approaches to ecosystem management, exploring the history, benefits and problems of large dams. Featuring case studies from China, India and South Africa, this insightful new book argues that there are more appropriate physical and social technologies that can help... more...

  • Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Securityby E. Boelee

    CABI 2013; US$ 145.00

    Water protection, food production and ecosystem health are worldwide issues. Changes in the global water cycle are affecting human well-being in many places, while widespread land and ecosystem degradation, driven by poor agricultural practices, is seriously limiting food production. Understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production... more...

  • Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regionsby Kurt Schwabe; Jose Albiac; Jeffery D. Connor; Rashid M. Hassan; Liliana Meza González

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows how scientists, water managers, and policy makers approach drought and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions of Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United States. more...