Global Hydrology illustrates in detail the growing importance of understanding hydrological processes and pathways as a means of effective and safe management of water resources. It describes current management practices and past environmental impact. It analyses the options for improving water supply and protecting the environment, emphasizing the need for international collaboration in a changing societal and environmental context
"This book provides a larger-scale perspective on hydrology than many other books (as well as containing material on catchment processes). There is some informative material on human water demand, water management and human impacts on hydrological processes and river regimes as well as a good section on modelling runoff." - Holden, J., 2005. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment. Harlow, Pearson Prentice Hall, Chapter 13 "Catchment hydrology: Further reading":
"… all changed during the last decade and science has ‘gone global’. Hence it is timely and appropriate that Global Hydrology should be published. Dr Jones is to be praised for his initiative and for making his expertise available through the medium…. Global Hydrology is a very welcome addition." - Professor J C Rodda, immediate Past President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences
"Global Hydrology… goes beyond science, dealing with some of the philosophical issues that underpin modern hydrological practice…. challeng(ing) conventional engineering solutions… This allegiance of both scientific and sociocontextual material helps us to see the interactions between human and physical environments." - Institute of British Geographers
1. Water for the World 2. The Global Hydrological Cycle 3. Hydrological Processes Within the River Basin 4. Floods, Droughts and Magnitude-Frequency Relations 5. Monitoring and Assessing Processes 6. Modelling Runoff Processes 7. Inadvertent Impacts on Hydrological Processes 1 - Water Quality 8. Inadvertent Impacts on Hydrological Processes 2 - Water Quality 9. Managing Runoff: The Design of the Major Water Management Systems 10. Managing Runoff: Unconventional and Environmentally-Sound Solutions 11. Towards a Sustainable Future?