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Risk, Reliability, Uncertainty and Robustness of Water Resource Systems

Series: International Hydrology Series

By: Janos J Bogardi (Editor), Zbigniew W Kundzewicz (Editor)

220 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Feb 2002 | #120033 | ISBN: 0521800366
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NHBS Price: £129.00 $158/€144 approx

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Risk, Reliability, Uncertainty, and Robustness of Water Resource Systems is based on the Third George Kovacs Colloquium organized by the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Thirty-five leading scientists with international reputations provide state-of-the-art reviews of topical areas of research on water resource systems, including aspects of extreme hydrological events: floods and droughts; water quantity and quality dams; reservoirs and hydraulic structures; evaluating sustainability and climate change impacts. As well as discussing essential challenges and research directions, the book will assist in applying theoretical methods to the solution of practical problems in water resources. The authors are multi-disciplinary, stemming from such areas as: hydrology, geography, civil, environmental and agricultural engineering, forestry, systems sciences, operations research, mathematics, physics and geophysics, ecology and atmospheric sciences. This review volume will be valuable for graduate students, scientists, consultants, administrators, and practising hydrologists and water managers.


1. Introduction Janos J. Bogardi and Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz
2. Integrated regional risk assessment and safety management: challenge from agenda 21 Adrian Gheorghe
3. Risk analysis: the unbearable cleverness of bluffing V. Klemes
4. Aspects of uncertainty, reliability and risk in flood forecasting systems incorporating weather radar Robert J. Moore
5. Probabilistic hydrometeorological forecasting Roman Krzysztofowicz
6. Flood risk management: risk cartography for objective negotiations O. Gilard
7. Responses to the variability and increasing uncertainty of climate in Australia Jonathan F. Thomas and Bryson C. Bates
8. Developing an indicator of community's disaster risk awareness Norio Okada
9. Determination of capture zones of wells by Monte-Carlo simulation W. Kinzelbach, S. Vassolo and G.-M. Li
10. Controlling three levels of uncertainties for ecological risk models Thierry Fahmy, Eric Parent and Dominique Gatel
11. Stochastic precipitation-runoff modeling for water yield from a semi-arid forested watershed Argai Tecle and David E. Rupp
12. Regional assessment of the impact of climate change on the yield of water supply systems Richard M. Vogel, Christopher J. Bell, Ranjith R. Suresh and Neil M. Fennessey
13. Hydrological risk under non-stationary conditions changing hydroclimatological input A. Bárdossy and L. Duckstein
14. Fuzzy compromise approach to water resource systems planning under uncertainty Michael J. Bender
15. System and component uncertainties in water resources Ben Chie Yen
16. Managing water quality under uncertainty: application of a new stochastic branch and bound method B. J. Lence and A. Ruszczynski
17. Uncertainty in risk analysis of water resources systems under climate change Bijaya P. Shrestha
18. Risk and reliability in water resources management theory and practice Uri Shamir
19. Quantifying system sustainability using multiple risk criteria Daniel P. Loucks
20. Irreversibility and sustainability in water resources systems H. P. Nachtnebel
21. Future of reservoirs and their management criteria Kuniyoshi Takeuchi
22. Performance criteria for multiunit reservoir operation and water allocation problems Darko Milutin and Janos J. Bogardi
23. Risk management for hydraulic systems under hydrological loads Erich J. Plate

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