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With all new and updated material, the third edition provides civil engineers with a complete history of water availability. It also delves into government development, management, and policy of water usage. New information is included on international water issues, water measurement, and telemetry. Additional details are also presented on global warming and its impact on water resources. In addition, environmental engineers will gain a current understanding of the field through updated case studies and images that make the material more relevant.
Chapter 1: Historical Perspective Of Water Use And Development. Chapter 2: The Hydrologic Cycle, Climate, And Weather. Chapter 3: Surface Water Hydrology. Chapter 4: Groundwater Hydrology. Chapter 5: Water Quality. Chapter 6: Municipal And Irrigation Water Development. Chapter 7: Dams. Chapter 8: Water Allocation Law. Chapter 9: Federal Water Agencies. Chapter 10: Local, Regional, State, And Multistate Water Management Agencies. Chapter 11: Drinking Water And Wastewater Treatment. Chapter 12: Water, Fish, And Wildlife. Chapter 13: The Economics Of Water. Chapter 14: Water Use Conflicts. Chapter 15: Emerging Water Issues. Appendix. Photo And Illustration Credits. Glossary. Index.