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Ecological Causal Assessment

Ecological Causal Assessment

Susan B. Norton, Susan M. Cormier, Glenn W. Suter II

October 29, 2014

Edited by experts at the leading edge of the development of causal assessment methods for more than two decades, Ecological Causal Assessment gives insight and expert guidance on how to identify cause-effect relationships in environmental systems. The book discusses the importance of asking the...

Soil Aquifer Treatment: Assessment and Applicability of Primary Effluent Reuse in Developing Countries: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Soil Aquifer Treatment: Assessment and Applicability of Primary Effluent Reuse in Developing Countries: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Chol Deng Thon Abel

October 28, 2014

Climate change, rapid population growth and urbanization are causing water shortage and pollution, especially in arid and semi-arid regions of the world due to the growing demand in different sectors and disposal of inadequately treated wastewater to water bodies. To tackle these challenges,...

Sediment Transport in Irrigation Canals: A New Approach

Sediment Transport in Irrigation Canals: A New Approach

Herman Depeweg, Krishna P. Paudel, Néstor Méndez V

October 01, 2014

Sediment transport in irrigation canals influences to a great extent the sustainability of an irrigation system. Unwanted erosion or deposition will not only increase maintenance costs, but may also lead to unfair, unreliable and unequitable distribution of irrigation water to the end users. Proper...

Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects

Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects

David E. Reisner, T. Pradeep

September 24, 2014

The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of...

The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition

The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition

Frank R. Spellman

September 17, 2014

The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition contains a wealth of scientific information and is based on real-world experience. Building on the second edition, this text applies the latest data and research in the field, and addresses water contamination as a growing problem. The...

Sustainable Watershed Management

Sustainable Watershed Management

I. Ethem Gonenc, John P. Wolflin, Rosemarie C. Russo

September 09, 2014

This proceedings volume contains papers and extended abstracts presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Watershed Management (SuWaMa 2014). The Conference was the second in a series of Sustainable Watershed Management Conferences. The objective of the Conference Series was to...

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture

Thomas Bournaris, Julio Berbel, Basil Manos, Davide Viaggi

August 26, 2014

This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The...

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Megh R. Goyal

August 19, 2014

This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation techniques. Specialists throughout...

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems

Megh R. Goyal

August 19, 2014

Management, Performance, and Applications of Micro Irrigation Systems, the fourth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, emphasizes sustainable and meaningful methods of irrigation to counter rampant water scarcity. In many parts of the world, this scarcity...

River Flow 2014

River Flow 2014

Anton J. Schleiss, Giovanni de Cesare, Mario J. Franca, Michael Pfister

August 12, 2014

The behaviour of river systems is a result of the complex interaction between flow, sediments, morphology and habitats. Furthermore, rivers are often used as a source of water supply and energy production as well as a waterway for transportation. The main challenge faced by river engineers today,...

Reservoir Sedimentation

Reservoir Sedimentation

Anton J. Schleiss, Giovanni de Cesare, Mario J. Franca, Michael Pfister

August 12, 2014

Despite the mechanisms of reservoir sedimentation being well known for a long time, sustainable and preventive measures are rarely taken into consideration in the design of new reservoirs. To avoid operational problems of powerhouses, sedimentation is often treated for existing reservoirs with...

Swiss Competences in River Engineering and Restoration

Swiss Competences in River Engineering and Restoration

Anton J. Schleiss, Jürg Speerli, Roger Pfammatter

August 12, 2014

Every year the Swiss Commission for Flood Protection (KOHS) of the Swiss Association for Water Management (SWV) organizes a symposium where professionals, officers of public administrations, and researchers exchange their experiences on special topics and key projects in river engineering and...