Series: Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences Volume: 80
363 pages, Tabs, figs
Water is essential for a wide range of human activities and it exists in relatively finite amounts. When dealing with water management, different issues should be combined: water demand, water quality, irrigation and food production, ecosystem preservation, cost minimization, technological options, legislative frameworks, social impact.
The main goal of the book is to give a general framework about Integrated Water Management (IWM), that is the planning and management of water resources integrating the different issues involved (ecological, economic, technical legislative, transboundary, etc.). The manuscript is the result of the research activity and the exchange of knowledge among a team of experts in different disciplines and institutions related to water resources. It includes both the different environmental problems that affect the very different ecosystems, and the main methodologies able to face the problem of IWM.
Preface.- Introduction.- Part I -- Concepts and approaches of integrated water management.- Filling the information gap between water systems and decision makers in the sustainable development of a territory; F. Colaceci et al.- Towards and adaptive approach in planning and management process; M. Pires Rosa.- The value of the Italian civil protection system in Integrated Water Management for the Mediterranean environment; F. Giannoni et al.- Knowledge discovery in environmental data; J. Izquierdo et al.- NetSyMoD -- An integrated approach for water resources management; C. Giupponi et al.; Water conflicts: an unavoidable challenge from the transboundary to the local dimension; A. Nardini et al.- Part II -- Case studies.- An eco-hydrological project on Turkey creek watershed, South Carolina, U.S.A.; D. Amatya, C. Trettin.- Integrated transboundary management of lake Constance driven by the International Commission for the protection of lake Constance (IGKB); J. Bloesch, H.G. Schroeder.- Integrated water management in the seven cities basin; T. Dentinho et al.- Establishment of the Iskar reservoir minimum sanitary storage capacity; I. Dimitrova.- Eutrophication in the Blackwater river catchment; P. Jordan et al.- The proposal of integrated water resources management in the Bouragreg basin and how it fots with the UNESCO/HELP policy program; A. Khattabi.- Impact of Ignalina nuclear power plant on the cooler -- lake Druksiai; J. Kriauciuniene.- Transboundary river contract Semois-Semoy between Belgium (Wallonia) and France; F. Rosillon, J. Lobet.- Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin: when transboundary issues need a multidisciplinary approach; E. Masson, F. Meilliez.- A decision support system for groundwater quality preservation in Terceira island; T. Dentinho et al.- Greece: IWM plans in the framework of WFD implementation; S.G. Skias.- The role of the HELP programme; M. Bonell.- Participation aspects in the realization of the nete river basin management plan: methodology and application; J. Staes et al.- The use of hydrological characteristics for wetland habitats protection in water management of the upper Narew river system; D. Miroslaw-Swiatek et al.- Saltwater intrusion in a unconfined coastal aquifer: the case study of Cervia (North Adriatic sea, Italy); E. Ulazzi et al.- International and inner transboundary river basins in the Kaliningrad Oblast, South-Eastern Baltic; B. Chubarenko, D. Domnin.- Part III -- Reports of the working groups.- Environmental indicators for water resources management; L.M. Lavkulich, E. Ulazzi.- Developments in participation within integrated water management; J. van Ast et al.- Conclusion.-
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