370 pages, 150 Illus
Describes the status of water resource use and water quality in Canada, the US and Mexico at the start of the third millennium. The book summarizes future water use and supply projections, plus the primary challenges currently facing water resource managers.
From the reviews: "This book has achieved its goal of bringing together a wide range of knowledge about North American water resources with extensive reliable data and clear figures. The extraordinary rich contents of this book ! offered some realistic analysis of the future. I can guarantee that this book will be a precious reading for researchers, academicians, policy-makers, hydrologists, conservationists, students and water professionals ! . The book could be used as a general reference as well as for specific and detailed information ! ." (Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 20 (3), 2004)
Physical Context.- Socioeconomic Context.- Institutional Framework for Water Management.- Water Storage and Regulation Infrastructure.- Water Availability and Use.- Electric Power Generation.- Agricultural Use.- Municipal Use.- Industrial Use.- Water Quality.- Public Health.- Conclusions.
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