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2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of water Science




ISBN 9780849396274
Published December 26, 2007 by CRC Press
1586 Pages 575 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, methods, and solutions for enhanced performance of water quality, treatment, conservation, and irrigation methods, as well as improved water efficiency in industrial, municipal, and agricultural programs. The second edition also includes greatly enhanced coverage of streams and lakes as well as many regional case studies.

An International Team Addresses Important Issues

The only source to provide full coverage of current debates in the field, the encyclopedia offers professional expertise on vital issues including:

  • Current laws and regulations
  • Irrigation management
  • Environmental water economics
  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control
  • Nutrient best management practices
  • Water sanitation
  • Stream and lake morphology and processes

  • Sharpen Your Skills — Meet Challenges Well-Armed

    A direct and reliable source for best practices in water handling, preservation, and recovery, the encyclopedia examines challenges in the provision of safe water supplies, guiding environmental professionals as they face a worldwide demand for sanitary and affordable water reserves.

    Also Available Online
    This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including:

    • Citation tracking and alerts
    • Active reference linking
    • Saved searches and marked lists
    • HTML and PDF format options

    Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages.
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    Table of Contents

    Climate. Drought. Evapotranspiration. Humidity and Precipitation. Temperature. Drainage. Economics of Water and Virtual Water. Groundwater. Irrigation. Management and Economics. Mechanical. Physical and Environmental. Land Use and Water. Mining. Rural. Cropland. Forest. Grazed Land and Livestock Issues. Urban. Regional and Historical Case Studies. Geographical Areas. Historical Case Studies. Research. Archives, Data Sources and Research Centers. General. Methods. Modelling. Soil and Plant Water. Management. Measurement. Nomenclature and Process. Transpiration. Soil and Water Conservation. Streams and Channels. Form and Process. Geographical Entities. Surface Water. Water Characteristics, Chemistry, Pollution, and Pollution Control. Pollution. Pollution Control. Water Characteristics and Chemistry. Water Law. Water Supply and Distribution. Wetlands.

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    Reviews

    "The second edition of this encyclopedia totals more than 1,370 pages. According to the contributors, this revised edition includes a 50 percent increase in entries, revision of old entries, and the addition of new subject areas such as the science of streams and virtual water. Alphabetically organized, it offers more than 300 entries written by approximately 400 authorities worldwide . . . Summing Up: Highly Recommended."

    – L. Joseph, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, July 2008, Vol. 45, No. 11

    "Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, this book provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, methods, and solutions for enhanced performance of water quality, treatment, conservation, and irrigation method as well as improved water efficiency in industrial, municipal, and agricultural programs . . . the set would be a great resource for graduate and undergraduate students listed in any of the topics listed."

    – In Journal of the American Water Resources Association, August 2008

    "… Experienced professionals will find this encyclopedia to be a convenient update of various technologies and a ready source of new reference materials."
    — Marvin E. Jensen, PhD, Consultant
    Retired, Director, Colorado Institute for Irrigation Management, Colorado State University — Fort Collins