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Water Resources: Issues and Strategies

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By: A McDonald and D Kay

256 pages, Illus

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Nov 1988 | #5039 | ISBN: 0582301211
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An examination of the methods and means available to ensure successful water resource management, with particular emphasis on water quality, water supply, flooding and hydro-power.


Part 1 Introduction: water the prime resource; the creation of an issue. Part 2 The physical resource: water at a macro and a micro scale; assessing the physical base. Part 3 The human resource: structure for management at the national and international level. Part 4 Water supply: scale of the problem; structural approaches; non-structural approaches. Part 5 Flooding control and management: physical appraisal of flooding; types of response. Part 6 Water quality: a history of changing concerns; microbiological parameters; physio-chemical parameters of water quality. Part 7 Water as a power resource: tidal power; the status of hydro power; hydro-electric power potential; hydro-electric resources and development. Part 8 River basin planning: the Tennessee Valley Authority; the Volta river basin ; the Senegal river; regional water authorities. Part 9 Issues and strategies. Part 10 Lessons for the future: integration; appropriateness; knowledge transfer; water resource principles; global principles; principles in the developed world; developing world principles.

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