Many countries in the world have made great efforts, to remedy the water shortage, by providing financial and technical backing, for water desalination, treatment of wastewater and improved management and conservation techniques.
Water ministries, universities and research centres have supported scientific research, and applied the most recent technologies, in search of new and alternative water supplies. Laws have been promulgated, economic and public relation campaigns developed, to promote and encourage the practice of efficient water use and the conservation of this scarce commodity. This book covers water resources and management and provides a new vision of water resources management, water conservation and legislations, water law, and modern techniques of water resources investigation.
Introduction. Managing and allocating water resources: Adopting the integrated water resource management approach (S.J. Toope, K. Rainwater, T. Allan). Water Resources Management and Policy. Integrated water resources management is more a political than a technical challenge (J.A. Allan). Scenarios as a tool in water management: Considerations of scale and application (C. Warwick, K.B. Bakker et al.). Water sustainability: Science or science fiction? Perspective from one scientist (W.W. Wood). Improving irrigation efficiency through technology adoption: When will it conserve water? (N.K. Whittlesey). Lessons learnt from the impact of the neglected role of groundwater in Spain's water policy (R. Llamas). Hydrologic sciences and water resources management issues in a changing world (S. Sorooshian, B. Imam et al.). Arid and Semi-arid Regional Water Resources Management and Policy. The Nile Basin regime: A role for law? (J. Brunnée, S.J. Toope). Biosphere reserves on north-western Egyptian coast, a site for monitoring biodiversity and integrated water management (B. Salem). Contribution of UNESCO-international hydrological program to water resources management in the Arabian Gulf countries (A. Salih). Salinity management for the landscapes and rivers: The Murray-Darling Basin in Australia (R.J. Newman). Alternative water policies for the Gulf cooperation council countries (W.K. Al-Zubari). Reallocation of water and the hydrological effects of climate change: The Upper Rio Grande Basin, southwestern USA (M.E. Campana, L. Scuderi et al.). Water management in the Arabian Gulf Region and a partial solution to water shortages (A.E.M. Nairn). Impact of political, scientific and non-technical issues on regional groundwater modeling: Case study from Texas, USA (K. Rainwater, J. Stovall et al.). Sustainable development and management of water resources in the Arab region (J. Khouri). Wa
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