Mays, Larry W.

ISBN 10: 0071462309 / ISBN 13: 9780071462303
Published by McGraw-Hill with WEF Press, New York and Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., 2007
Used Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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xiv, + 330pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, line-drawn maps and diagrams, plus tables throughout. Book clean and square. Nominally bumped spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated gloss boards trivially bumped on lower foredge corner. A former owner's name obliterated on blue tinted front free endpaper, else textblock pristine. No dustjacket (as issued). " 'Water Resources Sustainability' provides readers with state-of-the-art thinking and the latest information on the globally critical subject of water sustainability . . ." Featuring comments from leading global experts in the subject field, contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Preface, 14 chapters, each with an Introduction, Index. Book weight approx. 790g. Bookseller Inventory # 009530

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill with WEF Press, New York and Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Edition: First Edition

About this title


Expert insights into one of the major issues of the 21st Century

Written by a team of leading experts, this resource provides the latest information and thinking on the globally-critical subject of water sustainability and management. The author includes methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation, and optimization.

From the Back Cover:

Gain a Full Understanding of One of the Most Critical Natural Resource Issues Facing Mankind in the 21st Century

Edited by Larry W. Mays, author of the most respected textbooks in water resources engineering and applied hydrology, Water Resources Sustainability provides readers with state-of-the-art thinking and the latest information on the globally critical subject of water sustainability. Featuring contributions from leading global experts in the field, Water Resources Sustainability offers a new look at a looming crisis that demands innovative thinking.

This thought-provoking reference examines:

  • Examples of ancient civilizations that collapsed in the American Southwest and Mesoamerica -- and how modern societies are continuing the same unsustainable water use practices
  • Water sustainability in the American Southwest, linking climate, water management, and growth
  • Water resource sustainability through the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water
  • The impact of climate change on water sustainability
  • Water supply security issues following 9/11
  • Water sustainability issues around the world, including South Korea, the Middle East, Ghana, and Europe
  • Privatization, integrated regional development, ecological economics, uncertainties and risk

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