Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory
- Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Enrico Weber, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Andrea Castelletti, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics and Information, Milan, Italy
Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists.
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, junior and senior researchers on all the university courses related to Water Engineering, Water Resource Management, Water Resource Planning, as well as racticing professionals (engineering consultants and water agencies)