Water quality and management are of great significance globally, as the demand for clean, potable water far exceeds the availability. Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and economics, and the Treatise on Water Science seeks to unite these areas through contributions from a global team of author-experts. The 4-volume set examines topics in depth, with an emphasis on innovative research and technologies for those working in applied areas.

Key Features

*Published in partnership with and endorsed by the International Water Association (IWA), demonstrating the authority of the content.
*Editor-in-Chief Peter Wilderer, a Stockholm Water Prize recipient, has assembled a world-class team of volume editors and contributing authors
*Topics related to water resource management, water quality and supply, and handling of wastewater are treated in depth


Oceanographers, engineers, advanced students and others whose work concerns water research; water supply/utility companies; government agencies tasked with environmental resource management; and environmental science libraries

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Management of Water Resources,
Edited by Peter Rogers, Harvard School for Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA

Volume 1 focuses on the Management of Water Resources. Without water, life as we know it would disappear from the planet. Water plays an extremely important role in maintaining a sustainable life on this planet for all species including homo sapiens.
The volume posits three questions:

Will we have enough water to grow food to feed ourselves in the 21st century?
How will we provide water and sanitation for an additional 3 billion urban dwellers?
How should we address the future climate uncertainties?
The eleven chapters in this volume deal with how we can examine these questions from the different perspectives of a group of leading water experts drawn from the fields of engineering, economics, public health, government, finance, and agriculture. The chapters are intended primarily for physical and biological scientists to understand the economic and social context of their own work.

Integrated Water Resources Management
Governing Water: Institutions, Property Rights, and Sustainability
Managing Aquatic Ecosystems
Water as an Economic Good: Old and New Concepts and Implications for
Analysis and Implementation
Providing Clean Water: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations
Pricing Water and Sanitation Services
Groundwater Management
Managing Agricultural Water
Implementation of Ambiguous Water-Quality Policies
Predicting Future Demands for Water
Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Communication: Methods for
Climate Variability and Change


Volume 2: The Science of Hydrology
Edited by Stefan Uhlenbrook, Department of Water Engineering, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

Volume 2, Hydrology covers the water cycle, and all processes involved at different scales. It discusses dynamics of all water cycle variables (precipitation,


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