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Main Title Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources [electronic resource] /
Author Lawrence, Patrick L.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number G70.39-70.6
ISBN 9789400747340
Subjects Geography. ; Remote sensing. ; Geographical information systems. ; Environmental pollution.
Internet Access
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Collation XIV, 194 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
GIS - A Useful Tool in Urban Water Management -- Identifying the Water Conservation Potential of Neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: An Integrated Socio-Spatial Approach -- Evaluating Collective Effects: A participatory approach to mapping public information about water issues in an uncertain and politicized context -- On the relationship between stream biotic diversity and exurbanization in the Northeastern USA -- Land Use Influence on the Quantity and Quality of Runoff along Israel's Coastal Strip -- Modeling Distribution of Point and Nonpoint Sources Pollution Loadings in the Saginaw Bay Watersheds, Michigan -- GIS Based Decision-Making Model for the Identification of High Priority Wetland and Stream Restoration Sites -- GIS and Remote Sensing Applications for Watershed Applications for Watershed Planning in the Maumee River Basin, Ohio -- The Application of GIS in Watershed Planning: The Case of the Western Lake Erie Basin -- Utilizing Secondary and Public Data to Examine Relationships between Watershed Land Cover and Biotic Integrity in the Lake Erie Tributaries -- Use of Geospatial Technology for oil Spill Response Planning in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. This book examines the application of geotechniques to address a wide range of issues facing urban water resources. Growing populations leading to urbanization and related development have lead to problems associated with water quality, storm water management, flood control, environmental health, and related ecosystem impacts. Major cities and other urban areas are facing challenges in addressing the implications of impacts to water resources. Recent innovations in geotechnologies, including Geographic Information Science (GIS), remote sensing, and other spatial tools and techniques, provide great opportunities and potential to assist in dealing with these problems. This volume provides a series of case studies that examine the application of new methods and approaches in a range of geotechnologies as utilized to better understand and resolve urban water resource concerns in communities throughout the world. Computer based mapping, spatial analysis, satellite imagery, decision support systems, web based applications, aerial photography, and other methods are highlighted by their development and application. The research presented in this volume will provide for an excellent source of knowledge and learning to assist professionals, experts, and students with a better understanding of how the use of geotechnologies can be used to assist urban communities to address water resource challenges.