736 pages, illustrations
A unique, one-stop reference on water resources in karst environments Water in Karst is a one-of-a-kind guide to water resources in karst areas, which are difficult to protect and manage because of the many complex interactions between surface water and groundwater, and any introduced contaminants. Karst environments around the world are under an ever-increasing threat due to changing land uses and over-exploitation. This book addresses the complexity of karst environments in terms of overall water management, including engineering solutions to overexploitation and contamination.
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Dr. Neven Kresic is the incoming vice president of the American Institute of Hydrology for International Affairs cooperating with UNESCO, and the International Water Association on world groundwater affairs. He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and a permanent member of the Karst Commission. A senior principal and professional hydrogeologist, Dr. Kresic has more than two decades of groundwater and surface water-related consulting, research, and teaching experience, including major projects in the United States, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.
He has worked with U.S. and international clients, including federal, state, and local agencies, and industries such as water, transportation, and power utilities, and oil, petrochemical, chemical, and construction companies. In addition to numerous scientific and professional papers, Dr. Kresic has authored five books including Groundwater Resources: Sustainability, Management and Restoration (McGraw-Hill). He was a professor at Belgrade University, Yugoslavia and Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, where he taught courses in hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, and groundwater remediation.