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Contemporary Hydrology

By: Rob Wilby

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #58901 | ISBN: 0471966363
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This text argues that hydrologists of the 21st century must look beyond the traditional boundaries of river channel, or river catchment, areas to consider new questions: firstly, how water resources should be managed in an integrated and sustainable way with a growing appreciation of the global dimension to water resource problems; and secondly, how the search for solutions to water pollution, flooding, drought and environmental degradation requires a broader understanding of transboundary connections between components of the hydrosphere across a range of spatial and temporal scales.


The Changing Roles of Hydrology (R. Wilby). Continuity in Hydrological Systems (A. Baird). Hydrochemical Processes (C. Soulsby). Hydrological Monitoring and Measurement Methods (K. Boucher). Hydrological Modelling in Practice (G. Watts). Operational Hydrology (R. Wilby & G. Davies). Hydrological and Ecological Interactions within River Corridors (G. Petts & C. Bradley). Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change in Drylands (P. Barker & D. Higgitt). Beyond the River Catchment (R. Wilby). Index.

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