1st Edition

Water, Development and the Environment

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ISBN 9780873715225
Published March 24, 1992 by CRC Press
400 Pages

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Book Description

Water, Development and the Environment presents an impressive compilation of ideas addressing the most pressing problems facing the world today. Topics discussed include sustainable development, water scarcity, urban water pollution, water resources management, and management of landscape interventions. The authors discuss new philosophies and procedures and provide examples of the environmental impact of water development-particularly landscape changes.

Table of Contents

Preface (J. Niemszynowicz and W. James). Introduction (M. Falkenmark). Water and the Urban Landscape: Urban Water Studies (G. Lindh). Urban Surface Water Pollution (W. James and K. Irvine). On the Maximal Use of Information from Scarce Data (J. Niemczynowicz). Discharge Measurement of Stormwater in Sewerage Systems (F. Valentin). Water Quality Impacts of Urban Expansion in Developing Countries (J. Kindler). Some Principles for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (P. Hjorth). Management of Landscape Interventions: A Methodology for Establishing Environmental Plans for Old Landfills (W. Hogland). Some Thoughts on Hydrochemical Models (E. Eriksson). Environmental Risk Analysis (I. Bogardi). A Biofuel Alternative to Fossil Fuel Engines (B.G. Thoren). Civil Engineering and the Environment (T. Dracos). Controversies between Water Resources Development and Protection of Environment (V. Yevjevich). ManagEment of Water Resources: Reliability Concepts in Reservoir Design (E.J. Plate). Conjunctive Optimization in Groundwater and Surface Water Resources Use (M. Benedini). Water Scarcity-Environmental Stress and Potential Conflicts (M. Falkenmark). Pilot Irrigation Project in Mali (P.Larsen). Some Problems Related to Modelling of Flow and Dispersion in Fractured Rocks (P. Dahlblom). Overview of Beach Change Numerical Modelling (H. Hanson and M. Larson). Climatic Influence on Peak Flows in Northern Sweden (L. Bengtsson). Key to Abbreviations. Subject Index.

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