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Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy

By: James L Wescoat and Gilbert F White

322 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2003 | #142111 | ISBN: 0521369800
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Hardback | Oct 2003 | #142110 | ISBN: 0521362113
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This book fully analyses the relationship between water management, environmental conditions and public policy. It draws on examples from around the world, with emphasis on integrative approaches.

'... a concise and erudite primer aimed at helping hydrologists and environmental managers to find a common language to talk about policymaking for rivers, lakes, wetlands and underground water reserves ... As befits its distinguished authors, it exudes authority.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... a significant contribution to the growing library of water and environment management texts.' Geography


List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Conversions of selected units of hydrologic measurement; 1. Water and life; 2. Challenge and opportunity; 3. Unfolding recognition of ecosystem change; 4. Natural waters; 5. Plant-soil-water-ecosystem relationships; 6. Groundwater; 7. Lakes and wetlands; 8. River channels and floodplains; 9. Impounded rivers and reservoirs; 10. Domestic and industrial water management; 11. Decision processes; 12. Integrative approaches; Appendix. Guide to internet resources on water and environment; References; Index.

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James L. Westcoat is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois. Gilbert F. White is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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