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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Water Resources Planning and Management.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
R Quentin Grafton; Karen Hussey
|ISBN:||9780511974304 0511974302 9780511993077 0511993072 9780511991059 0511991053 0511989253 9780511989254 9780511986482 0511986483 1282994360 9781282994362|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxi, 777 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Understanding 'water': 1. Climate change and the global water cycle; 2. Understanding global hydrology; 3. Groundwater and surface water connectivity; 4. Understanding the basics of water quality; 5. Inland water ecosystems; 6. Water, biodiversity and ecosystems: reducing our impact; 7. Global food production in a water constrained world: exploring 'green' and 'blue' challenges and solutions; Part II. Water resources planning and management: 8. Water law and the search for sustainability: a comparative analysis; 9. Tackling the global water crisis: unlocking international law as fundamental to the peaceful management of the world's shared transboundary waters --
introducing the H2O paradigm; 10. Risk and uncertainty in water resources planning and management: a basic introduction; 11. Collaboration and stakeholder engagement; 12. Capacity building and knowledge sharing; 13. Adaptive and integrated management of water resources; 14. Gender and integrated water resource management; 15. Environmental flows: achieving ecological outcomes in variable environments; Part III. Water resources planning and management: case studies: Section 1. Water and waste water treatment: 16. Overcoming water scarcity in Perth, Western Australia; 17. Cities, agriculture and environment --
sharing water in and around Hyderabad, South India; 18. Pricing of urban water services: the case of France; 19. Collaborative flood and drought risk management in the Upper Iskar Basin, Bulgaria; Section 2. Agricultural water use: 20. The role of research and development in drought adaptation on the Colorado River Basin; 21. Climate change in the Murray-Darling Basin: implications for water use and environmental consequences; Section 3. Urban water supply and management: 22. The urban water challenge in Australian cities; 23. Water sensitive urban design; 24. Water security for Adelaide, South Australia; Section 4. Aquatic ecosystems: 25. Groundwater contamination in Bangladesh; Section 5. Industrial and mining water use: 26. Water issues in Canada's tar sands; 27. Science, governance, and environmental impacts of mines in developing countries: lessons from Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea; Section 6. Rural and remote communities: 28. Aboriginal access to water in Australia: opportunities and constraints; 29. Providing for social equity in water markets: the case for an indigenous reserve in northern Australia; Section 7. Water infrastructure design and operation: 30. Flood hazard, floodplain policy and flood management; Section 8. Managing water across borders: 31. Decision-making in the Murray-Darling Basin; 32. Challenges to water cooperation in the lower Jordan River Basin; 33. Adaptation and change in Yellow River management; 34. Managing international river basins: successes and failures of the Mekong River Commission; Section 9. Market mechanisms in water management: 35. Inter-sectoral water trading as a climate change adaptation strategy; Contributors; Index.
|Responsibility:||edited by R. Quentin Grafton, Karen Hussey.|
'The text is loaded with information on this major topic ... will be a great resource for students interested in pursuing this as a career, as well as a good resource for any professional already