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Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management: Eastern Europe Russia and the CIS

Edited By: Thomas Naff

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108170 | ISBN: 0792359178
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This book deals with the vitally important issues of data, data sharing and data management. Sharing data and information enables people to think together in solving problems, in building the trust that is essential for co-operative efforts at sustaining shared vital natural resources, and in avoiding conflict. It is axiomatic that all planning and policy making, not least for environmental and resource sustainability, depend for their success on accurate data and information, dispensed freely to all who need it, from farmers to heads of state. These maxims are especially apt when applied to water resources that are international and trans-boundary. In such circumstances, the need to co-operate and share are acute if the water resource is to be managed, distributed and used equitably and efficiently.


Preface. Introduction; T. Naff. 1. A Case for Data Sharing and Database Networks in the Management of Water Resources and the Environment; T. Naff. 2. Notes on Database Management Systems; J.S. Minas. 3. Hydrologic Data Collection for River Basin Management; R.W. Paulson. 4. Data Standardization; W.J. Shampine. 5. Landmass and Water Ecosystem Disturbances in Russia and its European Neighbors: A Comparison; U.D. Ananicheva, K.S. Losev. 6. Data Collection for the Improvement of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedures and of Hydro-Technical Units in the Ukraine. 7. Problems of Data: Monitoring the Quantity and Quality of Water Resources in Belarus; B. Fashchevsky. 8. Water Resources Protection and Ecological Data in The Republic of Kazakhstan; E. Granovsky, et al. 9. New Approaches to Water Quality Management in the River Basins of the Ukraine; A.V. Gritsenko. 10. Hungarian National Database of Water and Wastewater Management; M. Knolmar, A. Deli. 11. Databases and Information systems (IS) of the Aral Sea Basin States; V.P. Krohmal, A.A. Vecher. 12. A Database on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (EIATC); A. Kwiatkowska, A. Kraszewski. 13. Distributed Database Systems in the Management of the Environment and Water: Albania; A. Memo. 14. Water Quality Data Collection and Sharing Between Hungary and Neighboring Countries; F. Laszlo. 15. Development of the Hydrological Subsystem of the Water Management Information System in Hungary; A. Tarnoy. 16. Soil Vulnerability Mapping in Central and Eastern Europe: Issues of Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Sharing; N.H. Batjes. 17. Natural Resources Information: FAO's Activities in the Field of Water Resource; J.-M. Faures. 18. International Environmental Databases: Optimal Utility / Low Cost; I.L. Murphy. 19. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Distributed Database Applications; J. Osterberg. 20. The River Management Decision Support System (RIMDESSC); T. Bondelid. List of Authors. Index.

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