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Fresh Water and Watersheds

2nd Edition

CRC Press

344 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 114 B/W Illus.

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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale.

Volume 4, Fresh Water and Watersheds, covers fresh water and watersheds, their health and conservation, protection and management. Organized for ease of reference, it provides fundamental information on groundwater storage, water quality, supply and balance, and water resource vulnerability. New in this edition are discussions on water footprint assessment, water surface dynamics, and water management on a global scale. Understanding the conditions of watersheds is crucial for restoring areas with degraded water quality, as well as protecting healthy waters from emerging problems. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through several practical case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.

Table of Contents

Aquifers: Groundwater Storage. Aquifers: Recharge. Artificial Reservoirs: Land Cover Change on Local Climate. Drainage and Water Quality. Endorheic Lake Dynamics: Remote Sensing. Eutrophication. Evaporation: Lakes and Large Bodies of Water. Evaporation and Energy Balance. Field Water Supply and Balance. Hydrologic Cycle. Hydrologic Modeling of Extreme Events. Hydrology: Environmental. Hydrology: Urban. Impervious Surface Area: Effects. Infiltration Systems and Nitrate Removal. Low-Impact Development. Groundwater Contamination. Groundwater: World Resources. Irrigation: River Flow Impact. Land Change and Water Resource Vulnerability. Pesticide Contamination: Groundwater. Pesticide Contamination: Surface Water. Stormwaters: Management. Urban Stormwater Modeling. Surface Water: Nitrogen Enrichment. Surface Water: Nitrogen Fertilizer Pollution. Transpiration. Transpiration: Water Use Efficiency. Water Deficits: Development. Watershed Hydrology and Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LULCC). Rain-Use Efficiency: Remote Sensing. Water Management: South Asia. Water Quality Monitoring. Algal Bloom Monitoring: Remote Sensing. Mapping Impervious Cover in Catchments Using High Spatial Resolution Aerial Imagery. Analysis of Impervious Cover in Riparian Zones. Cyanobacteria in Inland Waters: Remote Sensing. Bibliometric and Visualized Analysis of Water Footprint Research. Calculation Method of Crop Water Footprint Under Rain-fed Condition. Optical Properties of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM): Poyang Lake

About the Originator

Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island. He earned an MS and a PhD in natural resources management & engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island since 1999. In addition to his tenured position, he held an adjunct research associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has also served as a guest professor and an adjunct professor at universities in the U.S. and China. Among his awards and recognitions, Dr. Wang was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by former U.S. President Clinton in 2000. His research projects have been funded by multiple agencies such as NASA, USDA, USDI, USAID, among others, which supported his scientific studies in various regions of the U.S., in East and West Africa, and in various regions in China. Besides peer-reviewed journal publications, Dr. Wang edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments and Remote Sensing of Protected Lands published by CRC Press in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He has also authored and edited over 10 scientific books in Chinese.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply