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2nd Edition

Fresh Water and Watersheds

Edited By

Yeqiao Wang

ISBN 9781138337565
Published June 10, 2020 by CRC Press
376 Pages 32 Color & 114 B/W Illustrations

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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 well-being on the 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 of 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 and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

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 an essential reading 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 at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

Table of Contents

Section I: Fresh Water and Hydrology

1. Aquifers: Groundwater Storage

[Thomas J. Burbey]

2. Aquifers: Recharge

[John Nimmo, David A. Stonestrom, and Richard W. Healy]

3. Artificial Reservoirs: Land Cover Change on Local Climate

[Faisal Hossain and Ahmed M. Degu]

4. Drainage and Water Quality

[James L. Baker]

5. Endorheic Lake Dynamics: Remote Sensing

[Yongwei Sheng]

6. Eutrophication

[Kyle D. Hoagland and Thomas G. Franti]

7. Evaporation: Lakes and Large Bodies of Water

[John Borrelli]

8. Evaporation and Energy Balance

[Matthias Langensiepen]

9. Field Water Supply and Balance

[Jean L. Steiner]

10. Hydrologic Cycle

[John Van Brahana]

11. Hydrologic Modeling of Extreme Events

[Jazuri Abdullah, Jaehoon Kim, and Pierre Y. Julien]

12. Hydrology: Environmental

[Thomas Boving]

13. Hydrology: Urban

[C. Rhett Jackson]

14. Impervious Surface Area: Effects

[Carl L. Zimmerman and Daniel L. Civco]

15. Infiltration Systems and Nitrate Removal

[Jose A. Amador]

16. Low-Impact Development

[Curtis H. Hinman and Derek B. Booth]

Section II: Water Management

17. Groundwater Contamination

[Charles W. Fetter]

18. Groundwater: World Resources

[Lucila Candela]

19. Irrigation: River Flow Impact

[Robert W. Hill and Ivan A. Walter]

20. Land Change and Water Resource Vulnerability

[Gargi Chaudhuri]

21. Pesticide Contamination: Groundwater

[Roy F. Spalding]

22. Pesticide Contamination: Surface Water

[Sharon A. Clay]

23. Stormwaters: Management

[John C. Clausen and Michael E. Dietz]

24. Stormwater: Urban Modeling

[Miguel A. Medina, Jr. and Cevza Melek Kazezyılmaz-Alhan]

25. Surface Water: Nitrogen Enrichment

[Tim P. Burt and Penny E. Widdison]

26. Surface Water: Nitrogen Fertilizer Pollution

[Gregory Mclsaac]

27. Transpiration

[Thomas R. Sinclair]

28. Transpiration: Water Use Efficiency

[Miranda Y. Mortlock]

29. Water Deficits: Development

[Kadambot H. M. Siddique and Helen Bramley]

30. Watershed Hydrology and Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LULCC)

[Yuyu Zhou]

31. Rain-Use Efficiency: Remote Sensing

[Fang Huang]

32. Water Management: South Asia

[Soni M. Pradhanang and Marzia Tamanna]

Section III: Water and Watershed Monitoring

33. Water Quality and Monitoring

[John C. Clausen]

34. Algal Bloom Monitoring: Remote Sensing

[Darryl J. Keith]

35. Mapping Impervious Cover in Catchments Using High Spatial Resolution Aerial Imagery

[Jessica Morgan, Yeqiao Wang, and Naomi Detenbeck]

36. Analysis of Impervious Cover in Riparian Zones

[Jessica Morgan, Yeqiao Wang, and Naomi Detenbeck]

37. Cyanobacteria in Inland Waters: Remote Sensing

[Lin Li]

38. Bibliometric and Visualized Analysis of Water Footprint Research

[Peili Duan, Lijie Qin, and Peng Yin]

39. Calculation Method of Crop Water Footprint under Rain-Fed Condition

[Lijie Qin and Jianqin Wang]

40. Optical Properties of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM): Poyang Lake

[Jian Xu and Dan Gao]

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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.