Water Resources: Environmental Planning, Management and Development

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9780070054837: Water Resources: Environmental Planning, Management and Development

This state-of-the-art reference offers water resource and environmental professionals international coverage of water quality management and environmental issues, including the environmental impact of water development. Featuring contributions by experts from nine countries, this book presents the latest concepts and data on waterlogging and salinity, sedimentation, land use, eutrophication, fisheries, and aquatic weeds. Readers will also get information on social impacts, economic instruments, initiating environmentally responsible projects, water quality modeling and monitoring, water reuse, and more.

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Discover how you can balance water development and environmental responsibility. Current estimates indicate that the global demand for water will have increased sevenfold during the course of the present century. How can we minimize the potentially adverse environmental and social impacts of the crucial large-scale water development projects required to meet this overwhelming need? This sweeping reference offers water resource and environmental professionals crucial, cutting-edge answers, emphasizing how it is possible to initiate large-scale water development projects that are both sustainable and environmentally responsible. Featuring contributions by internationally renowned experts from nine countries, this timely guide: Uniquely integrates water resource management and environmental and social impact issues; Presents the latest concepts and data on waterlogging and salinity, sedimentation, land use, eutrophication, fisheries, and aquatic weeds; Provides essential information on water quality management, modeling and monitoring, and wastewater reuse; Details important economic, social, and institutional issues. Designed for water scientists, managers, specialists, and planners, as well as for engineers, economists, environmental, this is a comprehensive guide to dealing effectively with one of our most challenging global dilemmas.

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