From Headwaters to the Ocean
Hydrological Change and Water Management - Hydrochange 2008, 1-3 October 2008, Kyoto, Japan
The vulnerability of water resources due to climate change and human activities is globally increasing. The phenomenon of hydrological change is complicated because of the combinations and interactions between natural climate fluctuation, global warming and human activities including changes in land utilization. The impact areas of hydrological changes are also not only within the basin, but reach to the ocean through coastal water exchanges. This book presents contributions focused on integrated water management from headwater to the ocean in a time of climate change and increasing population.
Table of Contents
1. Land-atmosphere interaction; 2. Headwater environment: impacts of climate change and human intervention; 3. Strategic planning and environmental assessments of activities in headwater areas; 4. Environmental education for sustainable development: the role of mountain and headwater landscapes; 5. Hydrological models in support of integrated water resources management; 6. Groundwater-surface water interaction; 7. Remote sensing for measuring water balance, hydrodynamics and hydrological processes; 8. Interaction between the groundwater resources and ecosystems; 9. Socio-economic models and monitoring of vulnerable water resource; 10. Reconstruction of human impacts on the surface and subsurface environments during past 100 years; 11. Land-ocean Interaction.