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Main Title Water for life : water management and environmental policy /
Author Wescoat, James L.,
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White, Gilbert F.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51922989
ISBN 0521362113; 9780521362115; 0521369800; 9780521369800
Subjects Water-supply--Management ; Integrated water development ; Water-supply--Government policy ; Waterhuishouding ; Watervoorziening ; Gewässerschutz--(DE-588)4020830-8 ; Umweltpolitik--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; Wasserversorgung--(DE-588)4064811-4 ; Gewèasserschutz
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ELBM  TD345.W46 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/03/2014
Collation xix, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-319) and index.
Contents Notes
Conversions of selected English and metric units of hydrological measurement -- Water and life -- Challenge and opportunity -- Unfolding recognition of ecosystem change -- Natural waters -- Plant-soil-water-ecosystem relationships -- Groundwater -- Lakes and wetlands -- River channels and floodplains -- Impounded rivers and reservoirs -- Domestic and industrial water management -- Decision process -- Integrative approaches -- Guide to internet resources on water and environment. To fully analyze the relationship between water management, environmental conditions and public policy, this book reviews the development of water management and evaluates it from the perspective of the quality of the natural environment. Examples are drawn from around the world, and range from local watershed management to international river basin planning, with emphasis placed on integrative approaches. Successful water management is crucial for the proper operation of natural environmental systems and for the support of human society.