Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region

1st Edition - May 31, 2020

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  • Editors: Mehrez Zribi, Luca Brocca, Yves Tramblay, Francois Molle
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180860
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128180877

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Description

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region summarizes and collates scientific developments around water resources in the Mediterranean socio-economic environment through a multidisciplinary framework synthesizing hydrology, hydrogeology, climate, bioclimatology, economics, and geography. As such, it provides essential information for any reader looking to learn more about the Mediterranean which is experiencing the impact of climate change and concurrent complex issues of anthropogenic effects, especially in agriculture and other resource uses.Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region covers different challenges in the issue of the evolution of water resources in the Mediterranean. It is intended for PhD students, research scientists, and managers interested in new solutions and approaches for water management and in the forecast of future water dynamics.

Key Features

  • Offers multidisciplinary content providing global visions of the challenges faced in the Mediterranean region
  • Presents fundamental and operational studies, providing the reader with information on how to implement these actions and results themselves
  • Written in a pedagogical manner, allowing for ease of reading for both researchers and water managers

Readership

Graduate students and researchers interested in water resources, water managers, climate scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Hydrological cycle
    2. Evapotranspiration in the Mediterranean region
    3. Mountain hydrology in the Mediterranean region
    4. Irrigation and water governance
    5. Water Reuse: a resource for Mediterranean Agriculture
    6. Remote Sensing
    7. Modeling for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region
    8. Floods in the Mediterranean area: the role of soil moisture and precipitation
    9. Droughts
    10. Land-use Change and Impacts
    11. Evolution of wetlands in Mediterranean region

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: May 31, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180860
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128180877

About the Editors

Mehrez Zribi

Mehrez Zribi is Director of Research at CNRS/France. He received Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the University of Toulouse, France. Since October 2008, he has been with the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère, Toulouse. His research interests include land surface characterization for hydrology applications, remote sensing signal processing, and airborne microwave instrumentation. Mehrez Zribi has published 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has coordinated publication of 20 books about remote sensing for land surfaces. He serves as an editorial board member for several journals and coordinate several international and french research projects. He is deputy director of CESBIO laboratory.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Luca Brocca

Luca Brocca is Director of Research at CNR-IRPI. He received Ph.D. degree in 2008 in Civil Engineering from the University of Perugia, Italy. His main research interest lies in developing innovative methods for exploiting satellite observations in hydrological applications, such as floods and landslides, drought and agriculture. He has been the author and co-author of 200+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings (7000+ citations), 10 regional and global datasets of soil moisture and rainfall, and 6 software for hydrological applications. He serves as an editorial board member for several journals and he actively participates as the Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI on several research projects within the frame of Italian, European and International programmes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, National Research Council, Italy

Yves Tramblay

Yves Tramblay completed a Ph.D. in 2008 in Hydrology at the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) of Québec, Canada. Since 2013 he has been working for the French Institute of Research for Development, in the HydroSciences Montpellier laboratory. His research focuses on hydrological hazards in the Mediterranean region such as heavy rainfall, floods and droughts, with the goals to improve the modelling of these events in semi- arid environments using statistical or process-based approaches. He also evaluates the climate change impacts on these hazards, with various downscaling methods adapted to the Mediterranean context.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France

Francois Molle

François Molle is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France and has been seconded to the International Water Management Institute during ten years. He has 34 years of experience working on issues of water management, water governance and water policies. He is particularly interested in the study of hydro-social systems (river basin, irrigation schemes, aquifers,…) and his research activities concentrate on Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and North-Africa regions. He has authored 250+ publications, including 100 journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes. He serves as an editorial board member for several journals and is co-editor in chief of Water Alternatives.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France

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