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The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Paperback, New edition): Kevin E. Trenberth The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Paperback, New edition)
Kevin E. Trenberth
R994 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R57 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Kevin E. Trenberth emphasizes the fundamental role of energy flows in the climate system and anthropogenic climate change. The distribution of heat, or more generally, energy, is the main determinant of weather patterns in the atmosphere and their impacts. The topics addressed cover many facets of climate and the climate crisis. These include the diurnal cycle; the seasons; energy differences between the continents and the oceans, the poles and the tropics; interannual variability such as Nino; natural decadal variability; and ice ages. Human-induced climate change rides on and interacts with all of these natural phenomena, and the result is an unevenly warming planet and changing weather extremes. The book emphasizes the need to not only slow or stop climate change, but also to better prepare for it and build resilience. Students, researchers, and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds will benefit from this deeper understanding of climate change.

Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver HB (Hardcover): Sharon Rentta Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver HB (Hardcover)
Sharon Rentta; Illustrated by Sharon Rentta
R315 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R35 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Calling all budding explorers! The Animal Explorers series will inspire you to follow your dreams. In Toby the Deep-Sea Diver, Toby is a young tiger who longs to explore the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. All he needs is courage, determination - and a home-made submersible! Mini biographies at the end of the book also tell the stories of three amazing, real-life oceanographers.

Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V.... Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech
R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world's water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thoroughly updated and expanded new edition. Written at the undergraduate level, this accessible textbook covers the fundamentals of water resources, water law, allocation, quality and quantity, health issues, and provides examples of potential personal actions and solutions. There is a keener focus on climate change, as many of the predictions made in the first edition have now come to pass. This new edition features improved artwork, more active learning prompts, more positive examples of beneficial changes, basic introductions to scientific approaches and a discussion of emerging contaminants and LiDAR technology. It contains strong teaching features, with new 'In Depth' and 'Think About It' sections to encourage class discussion, and homework questions to test students' understanding.

Water Resources and Hydraulics (Hardcover): Xixi Wang Water Resources and Hydraulics (Hardcover)
Xixi Wang
R1,771 Discovery Miles 17 710 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This exciting new textbook introduces the concepts and tools essential for upper-level undergraduate study in water resources and hydraulics. Tailored specifically to fit the length of a typical one-semester course, it will prove a valuable resource to students in civil engineering, water resources engineering, and environmental engineering. It will also serve as a reference textbook for researchers, practicing water engineers, consultants, and managers. The book facilitates students' understanding of both hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design. Example problems are carefully selected and solved clearly in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to follow along and gain mastery of relevant principles and concepts. These examples are comparable in terms of difficulty level and content with the end-of-chapter student exercises, so students will become well equipped to handle relevant problems on their own. Physical phenomena are visualized in engaging photos, annotated equations, graphical illustrations, flowcharts, videos, and tables.

Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins (Hardcover): Anastasia E. Hiskia, Theodoros M. Triantis,... Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins (Hardcover)
Anastasia E. Hiskia, Theodoros M. Triantis, Maria G. Antoniou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Dionysios D. Dionysiou
R3,371 R3,157 Discovery Miles 31 570 Save R214 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book presents a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research on water treatment methods for the removal of cyanobacteria, taste and odour compounds, and cyanotoxins. The topics covered include practically all technologies that are currently used or are in a state of research and development e.g. membrane filtration, adsorption, biological treatment, chemical disinfection-oxidation, advanced oxidation processes, reviewing their effects on cyanotoxins with regards to degradation, detoxification, mineralization and relative mechanisms. The book highlights strong and weak points regarding the applicability of these techniques on a large scale, discusses issues regarding the quality of treated water, and identifies research gaps and future research needs on the topic. Topics covered include: * Introduction to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins * Cyanotoxins and human health * Physical treatment for the removal of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins * Biological treatment for the destruction of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins * Conventional disinfection and/or oxidation processes * Advanced oxidation processes * Removal and/or destruction of taste and odour compounds. * Integrated drinking water processes. * Transformation products of cyanobacterial metabolites during water treatment. The book concludes with a section of case studies and real life examples, followed by a review of the research gaps and future perspectives. This book has been developed within the frame of the COST-funded CYANOCOST Action http://cyanocost.com/index.php and is edited by experienced scientists in the field. Chapters are authoritative and written by an internationally recognized team of experts in specific research topics related to water treatment for purification from cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.

Down the Wild Cape Fear - A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina (Paperback): Philip Gerard Down the Wild Cape Fear - A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina (Paperback)
Philip Gerard
R544 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In Down the Wild Cape Fear, novelist and nonfiction writer Philip Gerard invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers at Mermaid Point all the way to the Cape of Fear on Bald Head Island. Accompanying the author by canoe and powerboat are a cadre of people passionate about the river, among them a river guide, a photographer, a biologist, a river keeper, and a boat captain. Historical voices also lend their wisdom to our understanding of this river, which has been a main artery of commerce, culture, settlement, and war for the entire region since it was first discovered by Verrazzano in 1524. Gerard explores the myriad environmental and political issues being played out along the waters of the Cape Fear. These include commerce and environmental stewardship, wilderness and development, suburban sprawl and the decline and renaissance of inner cities, and private rights versus the public good.

Origins - The Evolution of Continents, Oceans, and Life (Hardcover, New edition): Ron Redfern Origins - The Evolution of Continents, Oceans, and Life (Hardcover, New edition)
Ron Redfern
R1,218 R1,038 Discovery Miles 10 380 Save R180 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Changes in climate and sea level are nothing new - over the last 700 million years, the Earth has been slowly but constantly changing from within. We now know that our planet's surface, far from being fixed or stable, is composed of tectonic plates in continual movement, drifting in oceans which themselves appear and disappear over millennia. Such insecurity lies at the heart of both the physical and the living world, providing the creative impetus for all life forms to confront change, adapt and evolve.

This exceptional book celebrates the inevitability of global change and highlights our need as human beings to recognize and adjust to it. Its entertaining and accessible text displays a remarkable breadth and diversity of knowledge, drawing upon discoveries in natural history, geology, geography and paleontology to unravel secrets of millions of years. Its unique structure offers the opportunity to pursue two distinct but parallel narratives in one volume - the first characterized by discrete photo-essay spreads, and the second by authoritative running text illustrated with clearly numbered icons. Designed either to be browsed through like a website or read in chronological sequence, each chapter provides a fascinating glimpse into the formation and development of our world.

Glorious panoramic photography by the author, a specialist in interpretive landscape, reveals the physical legacy of the Earth's distant past. This intriguing exploration of key sites, often remote and inaccessible, provides a clear and original perspective on the Earth as a dynamic, interactive planet. The compelling narrative by a bestselling science writer places the history of our planet in a challenging contemporary context in which human beings, like all living things, must embrace change or fail to survive.

As a science writer Ron Redfern has received a number of prestigious literary and academic awards, perhaps most notably the American Institute of Professional Geologists' Outstanding Achievement Award. This was presented to him before his permanent return to England in 1996. The award was in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding in science.

The Physical Geography of the Sea (Paperback): Matthew Fontaine Maury The Physical Geography of the Sea (Paperback)
Matthew Fontaine Maury
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Physical Geography of the Sea (Paperback): Matthew Fontaine Maury The Physical Geography of the Sea (Paperback)
Matthew Fontaine Maury
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Monograph of the British Naked-Eyed Medusae (Paperback): Edward Forbes A Monograph of the British Naked-Eyed Medusae (Paperback)
Edward Forbes
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
End of the Pier (Paperback): Tony Gareth Smith End of the Pier (Paperback)
Tony Gareth Smith
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The year is 1973 and changes are afoot in Great Yarmouth and Brokencliff-on-Sea as the New Year comes in with bang! Return to a simpler time when family holidays at the seaside were still fun and electronic devices had never been heard of. The only sound that was heard was the gentle lapping of the waves, the gulls circling above, and the trot of the horse's hooves along the promenade and music from the funfairs.

Downriver - Into the Future of Water in the West (Paperback): Heather Hansman Downriver - Into the Future of Water in the West (Paperback)
Heather Hansman
R432 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R51 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Award-winning journalist rafts down the Green River, revealing a multifaceted look at the present and future of water in the American West. The Green River, the most significant tributary of the Colorado River, runs 730 miles from the glaciers of Wyoming to the desert canyons of Utah. Over its course, it meanders through ranches, cities, national parks, endangered fish habitats, and some of the most significant natural gas fields in the country, as it provides water for 33 million people. Stopped up by dams, slaked off by irrigation, and dried up by cities, the Green is crucial, overused, and at-risk, now more than ever. Fights over the river's water, and what's going to happen to it in the future, are longstanding, intractable, and only getting worse as the West gets hotter and drier and more people depend on the river with each passing year. As a former raft guide and an environmental reporter, Heather Hansman knew these fights were happening, but she felt driven to see them from a different perspective-from the river itself. So she set out on a journey, in a one-person inflatable pack raft, to paddle the river from source to confluence and see what the experience might teach her. Mixing lyrical accounts of quiet paddling through breathtaking beauty with nights spent camping solo and lively discussions with farmers, city officials, and other people met along the way, Downriver is the story of that journey, a foray into the present-and future-of water in the West.

Encyclopedia of Estuaries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Michael J. Kennish Encyclopedia of Estuaries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Michael J. Kennish
R11,850 Discovery Miles 118 500 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The Encyclopedia of Estuaries, part of Springer's Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, provides a single, state-of-the-art, comprehensive reference volume on estuaries for research scientists, educators, students, and others. Consisting of almost 270 subject entries in an easy-to-use format, this volume covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. In total more than 225 authors from around the world have contributed to the encyclopedia on such diverse subjects as biotic communities, essential habitats, food webs, fisheries, hydrology, pollution, conservation, and many more. The Encyclopedia of Estuaries will meet the needs of professionals worldwide by supplying detailed information from world-class estuarine and marine scientists as well as experts from other fields of study.

Coastal Lagoons in Europe - Integrated Water Resource Strategies (Hardcover): Ana I. Lillebo, Per Stalnacke Coastal Lagoons in Europe - Integrated Water Resource Strategies (Hardcover)
Ana I. Lillebo, Per Stalnacke; Geoffrey D. Gooch
R2,744 Discovery Miles 27 440 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are flexible and usually able to cope with environmental change, yet nowadays they are under threat. This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures. The book focuses on addressing these challenges through integrated management strategies seen in a land-sea and science-stakeholder-policy perspective. Pan-European management challenges are seen from the context of the perspectives of Policy, Environment and Modelling. Four case study lagoons in different geographical locations in Europe provide examples of some of the practical experiences and results around these challenges. Possible impacts on drainage basins and lagoons are introduced through integrated scenarios which were developed through a multi-science and land-lagoon science perspective combined with interactions and contributions from stakeholders and citizens. Issues around climate change impacts on environmental conditions in both drainage basins and lagoons are also included. The book derives from a collaborative EC-funded project entitled 'Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management in European Lagoons in the Context of Climate Change' comprising nine partner institutes with a wide diversity in the scientific disciplines covered. Editors: Ana I. Lillebo, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Per Stalnacke, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway; Geoffrey D. Gooch, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

The Delaware River - History, Traditions and Legends (Paperback): Frank Harris Moyer The Delaware River - History, Traditions and Legends (Paperback)
Frank Harris Moyer
R506 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R70 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Wild Waters - A wildlife and water lover's companion to the aquatic world (Paperback): Susanne Masters Wild Waters - A wildlife and water lover's companion to the aquatic world (Paperback)
Susanne Masters; Illustrated by Alice Goodridge
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

About seventy-one per cent of the Earth's surface is water, and even on dry land we remain closely connected to aquatic life. It provides us with oxygen, food, medicine and materials. Wild waterlife infiltrates our lives in many surprising ways. Every other breath we take is filled with oxygen provided by ocean-dwelling microscopic plants. A type of seaweed provides a means to directly test whether people are infected with viruses, including Covid-19. Robotics design takes inspiration from a pike's ability to accelerate with greater g-force than a Porsche. Wild Waters by Susanne Masters is a celebration of the breadth of wildlife that can be found in and around our varied waterways, from oceans and rivers to rock pools and ponds. Armchair explorers can read a fascinating account of how aquatic plants and animals enrich human life. Swimmers, paddleboarders, dog walkers, families and anyone with a passion for the great outdoors can learn about local wildlife, including when and where to look for different species without causing any harm. With stunning illustrations by Alice Goodridge, Wild Waters provides a tantalising insight into the world beneath the surface.

The Way of a Ship - A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Paperback): Derek Lundy The Way of a Ship - A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Paperback)
Derek Lundy
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling "Godforsaken Sea" and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. "The Way of a Ship" is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" ("Seattle Times").

Urban Hydroinformatics - Data, Models and Decision Support for Integrated Urban Water Management (Hardcover): Zoran Vojinovic,... Urban Hydroinformatics - Data, Models and Decision Support for Integrated Urban Water Management (Hardcover)
Zoran Vojinovic, Sarah Thorne, Roland Price
R3,315 Discovery Miles 33 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Urban Hydroinformatics: Data, Models and Decision Support for Integrated Urban Water Management is an introduction to hydroinformatics applied to urban water management. It shows how to make the best use of information and communication technologies for manipulating information to manage water in the urban environment. The book covers the acquisition and analysis of data from urban water systems to instantiate mathematical models or calculations, which describe identified physical processes. The models are operated within prescribed management procedures to inform decision makers, who are responsible to recognized stakeholders. The application is to the major components of the urban water environment, namely water supply, treatment and distribution, wastewater and storm water collection, treatment and impact on receiving waters and groundwater, and urban flooding. Urban Hydroinformatics pays particular attention to modeling, decision support through procedures, economics and management, and implementation in developing countries. The book is written with Post-graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers in all aspects of urban water management in mind. Visit the IWA WaterWiki to read an article by the authors: http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Articles/Urbanhydroinformatics This title is now available in Hardback: please note change of ISBN from 9781843392743 to 9781780401362.

Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change (Paperback): Michael... Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change (Paperback)
Michael Finkel, Johannes Barth, Peter Grathwohl
R2,320 Discovery Miles 23 200 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change - AquaTerra has developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme that aims to provide the scientific basis for an improved river basin management through a better understanding of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system as a whole, by integrating both natural and socio-economics aspects at different temporal and spatial scales. This book aims: * to provide better understanding of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system at various temporal and spatial scales * to relate expected climate alterations to changes in deposition, mobility and distribution of pollutants in European river basins. * to provide the scientific basis for improved river basin management * to introduce novel tools for water and soil quality monitoring * to show the necessity of integrated modelling frameworks for impact evaluation of pollution as well as climate and land-use changes for definition of long-term management schemes The work illustrates the dynamic behavior of the pathway of pollutants in soils, groundwater, surface water and sediments. It highlights the fundamental importance of integrating knowledge from sereral combineddisciplines on various environmental compartments in order to understand the large number of processes that govern pollutant input, transport and turnover. Results shows that a significant step forward has been made in the development new analytical methods and of process-based numerical models that are capable of making predictions of likely trends and environmental changes to be expected in the near or distant future at the basin-scale. These models can be used e.g. to generate hydrologic scenarios based on climate models and to simulate pollutant distribution and turnover rates from decades to millennia.

Adrift - The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea (Hardcover): Tracey Williams Adrift - The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea (Hardcover)
Tracey Williams
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In 1997 sixty-two containers fell off the cargo ship Tokio Express after it was hit by a rogue wave off the coast of Cornwall, including one container filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, much of it sea themed. In the months that followed, beachcombers started to find Lego washed up on beaches across the south west coast. Among the pieces they discovered were octopuses, sea grass, spear guns, life rafts, scuba tanks, cutlasses, flippers and dragons. The pieces are still washing up today.

Integrated Evaluation for Sustainable River Basin Governance (Paperback): Nuno Videira, Giorgos Kallis, Paula Antunes, Rui... Integrated Evaluation for Sustainable River Basin Governance (Paperback)
Nuno Videira, Giorgos Kallis, Paula Antunes, Rui Santos, Peter A. Vanrolleghem, …
R2,229 Discovery Miles 22 290 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This Report synthesizes the main results obtained throughout the ADVISOR research project ("Integrated Evaluation for Sustainable River Basin Governance") funded by the European Commission, under the - 'Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development' theme of the 5th Framework Research Programme. The aim of ADVISOR was to improve the understanding of evaluation processes as part of river basin planning and management and to provide a framework supported by a toolkit for the conduct of integrated and participatory evaluations. The project comprised four work-packages. Work Package 1 examined past water project or plan evaluation cases in five EU states and drew insights on the problems of past evaluation practices. Work Package 2 interpreted these past experiences from different analytical angles leading to a theory for an integrated evaluation process, emphasising issues of deliberation, multiple values, quality in the use of information and governance. Work Package 3 moved from theory to practice. Different tools which could contribute to integrated evaluation processes were tested in experimental case applications. These included scenario workshops, mediated modelling supported by a quality assurance protocol, social multi-criteria evaluation, cost-effectiveness analyses and monetary valuation. Work Package 4 aimed at transferring the experience and lessons learned during the ADVISOR project to policy makers, contributing especially to the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. A guidance document for designing and implementing Integrated Deliberative Decision Processes (IDDP) was developed, detailing a step-by-step procedure to achieve integrated evaluations. The synthesis of the main results achieved throughout the ADVISOR project is presented in this report in three parts: Part A sets the stage for the role of integrated evaluations in river basin planning and management; Part B unfolds the set of relevant principles and tools developed in the project and Part C concludes with futures challenges for integrated evaluation processes.

Charging for Irrigation Services (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Frank Steenbergen, Gez Cornish, Chris Perry Charging for Irrigation Services (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Frank Steenbergen, Gez Cornish, Chris Perry
R1,882 Discovery Miles 18 820 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Irrigation is the dominant consumer of fresh water world-wide, accounting for as much as 80% of use in many water-short countries. Two issues dominate the problems in water resources management generally, and especially the management of irrigation systems: shortage of water to meet competing demands, and schortage of funds to finance operation, maintenance and renewal of existing facilities. Various international conferences, donor policies and academic papers have pointed to the contribution that appropriate irrigation service charging systems can make to both problems. This book is unique in that it connects policy objectives in water pricing with the practicalities of a setting up an irrigation water charging system. It discusses the different types of water charging systems as well as the basis for quantifying and calculating the charges in the real world. Based on practical experiences in a range of countries, it also looks at possibilities for cost rationalizations and developing a broad range of revenue streams.The book concludes with a systematic explanation on how to design an irrigation water charging system - looking at assessment, billing and improving collection performance. The book is uniqu in that it does not cover the theory of cost recovery but the practicalities of it.

Watershed Management (Paperback): Timothy Randhir Watershed Management (Paperback)
Timothy Randhir
R2,148 Discovery Miles 21 480 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Watershed management is an integrated approach that evaluates system-wide implications of natural resource problems. It has received considerable attention among communities and resource managers as an appropriate approach to deal with complex problems. Problem-solving is an important aspect of watersheds that involves diagnosis, assessment, solution, and implementation issues that often need processing of enormous amount of information. A typical problem requires compilation of information from a variety of sources and is time consuming. This book will use a problem-based approach to present information on each problem facing watersheds. The subject area derives from a variety of disciplines and experiences and presented in clear and systematically throughout the book for easy reading and understanding. The problems that are covered in the book are major ones facing watersheds through the globe. The first chapter introduces principles of watershed management and is followed by chapters that are problem specific. Each problem is dealt systematically from introduction, analysis, strategies, and further references. Watershed Management provides a valuable reference to professions, students, scientists, and common citizens who are interested in learning about the variety of problems and approach in watershed management.

Flooding and Management of Large Fluvial Lowlands - A Global Environmental Perspective (Hardcover): Paul F Hudson Flooding and Management of Large Fluvial Lowlands - A Global Environmental Perspective (Hardcover)
Paul F Hudson
R2,752 Discovery Miles 27 520 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Pressure on large fluvial lowlands has increased tremendously during the past twenty years because of flood control, urbanization, and increased dependence upon floodplains and deltas for food production. This book examines human impacts on lowland rivers, and discusses how these changes affect different types of riverine environments and flood processes. Surveying a global range of large rivers, it provides a primary focus on the lower Rhine River in the Netherlands and the Lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. A particular focus of the book is on geo-engineering, which is described in a straight-forward writing style that is accessible to a broad audience of advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in global environmental change, fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology, and flood and water management.

Strategies for Sustainable Water Resource Management (Paperback): K. W. Thornton Strategies for Sustainable Water Resource Management (Paperback)
K. W. Thornton
R2,959 Discovery Miles 29 590 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Integrated water resource management has been discussed since at least the Civil War; yet, there is still no integrated framework for sustainably managing water. Recognizing this need, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) funded a research project to develop an integrated, conceptual framework for sustainable water resources management. Through WERF funding, this framework was developed over the past four years. Development of the framework was guided by the U.N. Agenda 21, Global Water Partnership, the Enlibra Principles, and Panarchy Theory. The conceptual framework for Sustainable Water Resources Management considers water as a renewable, but finite resource with global and regional constraints. It integrates ecological, economic, and social considerations through institutional and legal/regulatory constructs to move toward sustainable water resources. Implementation of the framework is guided by a process flow chart that considers both crisis management and proactive management activities. Sustainability is as much an outcome as a goal. If water resources are viewed within a total systems context and monitored, assessed and adaptively managed through time, sustainable water resources are the outcome.

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