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Water Engineering and Management through Time

Learning from History, 1st Edition

Edited by Enrique Cabrera

CRC Press

345 pages

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Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. The history of water reviewed in the context of this Seminar will help understand the importance water has had in every possible context and civilization in the past, an understanding that will undoubtedly lead to appreciate the true value of the most highly prized among natural resources. For the ultimate goal of the Seminar and the resulting book is "to learn from history", approaching the problem from a pragmatic point of view, far from the political and social interests which, unfortunately, are usually linked to water.

This work will be of particular interest to water managers, politicians, decision makers, and scientists and professionals working in the area of water sciences.

Table of Contents

Forward - Fernando Moreno, General Director. Aqualia. Spain

Preface - Enrique Cabrera, Francisco Arregui, Universidad Politécnica. Valencia. Spain.

PART A.- INTRODUCTION

Water engineering and management through time. Learning from the history

Enrique Cabrera, Francisco Arregui, Universidad Politécnica. Valencia. Spain.

PART B.- WATER ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT THROUGH TIME

Water engineering and management in the early Bronze Age civilizations

Pierre Louis Viollet. Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France

Water engineering and management in ancient Egypt

Larry Mays. Arizona State University, USA

Water engineering and management in the classic civilizations

Ing. Henning Fahlbusch. University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, Germany

Water engineering and management in al-Andalus

José Roldan. Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

Hydraulic advances in the 19th and 20th centuries: From Navier over Prandtl into the future

Willi H. Hager. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland

PART C.- THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Water, History and Sustainability, a trinomial complex to harmonise in Mediterranean countries

Concepción Bru. Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Enrique Cabrera. Universidad Politécnica. Valencia. Spain.

Water and agriculture. Present and future trends.

Martín Sevilla. Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Water and the City in the 21st century. A panoramic vision

Steve Buchberger. University of Cincinnati, USA; Enrique Cabrera. Universidad Politécnica. Valencia. Spain.

European water research: from past to future trends

Avelino González. European Commission. Brussels, Belgium.

The interdisciplinary challenge in water policy: The case of "water governance"

José Esteban Castro. University of Newcastle. United Kingdom

The future of water management: the case for lon –range interconnections.

Michele Fanelli. Water Engineering Consultant, Milano, Italy

Water Resources in Developing Countries: The Millennium Development Goals in the 21st century

Carlos Fernández- Jaúregui. Water Assessment&Advisory Global Network. Spain.

Water challenges in the 21st century

Philip Burgi. Water Resources Consultant, Colorado, USA

 

PART D.- CONCLUSIONS

Conclusions

Enrique Hernández. Aqualia. Spain

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science