Water Resources Sustainability

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September 2006



Expert insights into one of the major issues of the 21st CenturyWritten by a team of leading experts, this resource provides the latest information and thinking on the globally-critical subject of water sustainability and management. The author includes methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation, and optimization.


Chapter 1: Introduction: Water Sustainability
Chapter 2: Water Sustainability: Parallels of Past Civilizations and The Present
Chapter 3: Water Resources Sustainability: An Ecological-Economics Perspective
Chapter 4: Managing for Sustainability in Arizona, USA: Linking Climate, Water Management and Growth
Chapter 5: Optimization Modeling for Sustainable Groundwater and Conjunctive Use Policy Development
Chapter 6: Multiobjective Analysis for Sustainability -- Conjunctive Use Planning of Groundwater and Surface Water
Chapter 7: Uncertainties and Risks in Water Resources Projects
Chapter 8: Climate Change Effects and Water Management Options
Chapter 9: Water Sustainability: The Potential Impact of Climate Change
Chapter 10: Water Supply Security: an Introduction
Chapter 11: Water Resources Sustainability Issues in South Korea
Chapter 12: Water-Based Sustainable Integrated Regional Development
Chapter 13: Community Management of Rural Water Systems in Ghana: Postconstruction Support and Water and Sanitation Committees in Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions
Chapter 14: Is Privatization of Water Utilities Sustainable? Lessons from the European ExperienceINDEX


Larry W. Mays is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University where he was the chair of the department. He was formerly Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered engineer in seven states and a professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is author of Water Resources Engineering (John Wily & Sons) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker), co-author of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Mangement (both from McGraw-Hill) and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook, and the Urban Water Supply Handbook (all from McGraw-Hill). The Urban Water Supply Handbook received the 2002 Honorable Mention in Engineering Award given by the Association of American Publishers. He is also editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and co-editor of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Among his honors is a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.
EAN: 9780071462303
ISBN: 0071462309
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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