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.
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
Enrique Hernández. Aqualia. Spain