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Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Sytems Approach

By: S P Simonovic

576 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs


Paperback | May 2008 | #173514 | ISBN-13: 9781844075546
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Hardback | Oct 2008 | #173515 | ISBN-13: 9781844075539
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Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socioeconomic factors and environmental variables. This book describes the `systems approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. This approach is presented within the context of sustainable planning and development under conditions of uncertainty.

Managing Water Resources introduces system dynamic simulation as a tool for integrated modelling and contains coverage of the use of fuzzy sets for incorporating objective and subjective uncertainties.

The book combines theory with many practical examples, as well as including programs and exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM. It composes both an advanced text for students of water resources and civil or environmental engineering and a practical guide for professionals.


Preface Foreword Introduction Part I: Setting the Stage 1. An Overview 2. Changing Water Resources Management Practice 3. An Introduction to Water Resources Systems Management Part II: Applied Systems Analysis 4. General Systems Theory Part III: Water Resources Systems Management 5. Introduction to Methods of Water Resources Systems Management 6. Water Resources Systems Management Under Uncertainty - a Fuzzy Set Approach 7. Water Resources Systems Management for Sustainable Development Part IV: Implementation of Water Resources Systems Management Tools 8. Simulation 9. Optimization 10. Multi-objective Analysis Part V: Water for Our Children 11. The Future of Water Resources Systems Management Index

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Slobodan P. Simonovic is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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