Water Science & Engineering

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Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
October 10, 2017

Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water...

Ecological Causal Assessment

Susan B. Norton, Susan M. Cormier, Glenn W. Suter II
September 30, 2017

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...

Sustainable Groundwater Resources in Africa: Water supply and sanitation environment

Yongxin Xu, Eberhard Braune
September 13, 2017

Empowering people, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and promoting economic growth, while at the ensuring sustainable ecosystems, requires local, appropriate and widely replicable solutions. In the search for these, poor sanitation and poor water supply are major drivers in cycles of...

Groundwater Governance in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow River Basins: Realities and Challenges

Aditi Mukherji, Karen G. Villholth, Bharat R. Sharma, Jinxia Wang
September 13, 2017

One of the key features of agricultural development in the last five decades has been intensive groundwater use in the Indo-Gangetic Basin (Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh) and in the Yellow River Basin (China). Groundwater irrigates almost 60% of the net irrigated area in South Asia and 70%...

Environmental Chemicals Desk Reference

John H. Montgomery, Thomas Roy Crompton
August 29, 2017

Environmental Chemicals Desk Reference is a concise version of the widely read Agrochemicals Desk Reference and Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference. This up-to-date volume was inspired by the need for a combination of the material in both references, together with the large number of research...

Geochemical Modeling of Groundwater, Vadose and Geothermal Systems

Jochen Bundschuh, Michael Zilberbrand
June 28, 2017

Geochemical modeling is an important tool in environmental studies, and in the areas of subsurface and surface hydrology, pedology, water resources management, mining geology, geothermal resources, hydrocarbon geology, and related areas dealing with the exploration and extraction of natural...

Groundwater Response to Changing Climate

Makoto Taniguchi, Ian P. Holman
June 16, 2017

Groundwater systems are vital to both society and the environment, supporting food production and many other ecosystem services. Sustainable management of this vital resource for future generations requires a sound understanding of how groundwater might respond to the inevitable changes in future...

Engineering Hydrology of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Mostafa M. Soliman
June 14, 2017

The natural scarcity of water in arid and semiarid regions, aggravated by man-made factors, makes it difficult to achieve a reliable water resources supply. Communities in these areas pay the price for thousands of years of water manipulation. Presenting important insight into the complexities of...

Fuzzy Logic and Hydrological Modeling

Zekai Sen
June 14, 2017

The hydrological sciences typically present grey or fuzzy information, making them quite messy and a choice challenge for fuzzy logic application. Providing readers with the first book to cover fuzzy logic modeling as it relates to water science, the author takes an approach that incorporates...

Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

Hale W. Thurston, Matthew T. Heberling, Alyse Schrecongost
June 14, 2017

Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an...

Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater: Treatment, Reuse, and Disposal

Frank R. Spellman
May 03, 2017

This book provides a balanced discussion about the wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing operations, and how to manage it. It includes an in-depth discussion of the hydraulic fracturing process, the resulting water cycle, and the potential risks to groundwater, soil, and air. The “fracking”...

Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation, Second Edition

John E. Moore
March 29, 2017

In recent years, the focus in hydrogeologic investigations has expanded to include aquifer sustainability as part of resource evaluations. While there are other books on the subject, Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation provides the first integrated...