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Coping with water scarcity : addressing the challenges

Author: L S Pereira; I Cordery; Iacovos Iacovides
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New rev. and extended edView all editions and formats
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Serves as a guide to the establishment of regional and/or local guidelines for developing and implementing fresh ideas for coping with water scarcity. This book offers information to assist decision makers, water managers, engineers, agronomists, social scientists and other professions in formulating coherent, harmonious views on the issue.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pereira, L.S.
Coping with water scarcity.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009
(OCoLC)300402038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L S Pereira; I Cordery; Iacovos Iacovides
ISBN: 9781402095795 1402095791 9781402095788 1402095783
OCLC Number: 341643636
Notes: Revised edition of: Coping with water scarcity / by Luis S. Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides. Paris, France : UNESCO, 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
Water scarcity concepts --
Physical characteristics and processes leading to water scarcity --
Droughts and desertification --
Conceptual thinking in coping with water scarcity --
Surface water use and harvesting --
Groundwater use and recharge --
Using non-conventional water resources --
Water conservation and saving : concepts and performance --
Water conservation and saving measures and practices --
Social, economic, cultural, legal and institutional constraints and issues --
Education.
Responsibility: by Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides.

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