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The Water Environment of Cities

Edited By: Lawrence A Baker
375 pages, 20 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
The Water Environment of Cities
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About this book

Urbanization of the Earth's population will have increased the Earth's urban population from less than one billion in 1950 to five billion by 2030. Managing water for this burgeoning urban population is one of the critical needs for humanity. This book uses a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to examine the urban water environment.

Water has multiple roles: municipal water supply, aquatic habitat, landscape aesthetics and recreation. Increasingly, urban water is reused, serving multiple purposes. Humans alter the urban hydrologic cycle and the chemical and physical integrity of urban water systems and resources. Some of those changes are beneficial, and others harmful. Understanding those changes and impacts requires expertise and perspective from a wide range of disciplines.

Contents

Introduction.- Urban Hydrology.- Urban Groundwater.- Urban Water Systems.- Movement of Nutrients and Salts Through Urban Ecosystems.- Streams and Urbanization: A Geomorphic Perspective on Impacts, Mitigation, and Restoration.- Recreating Among Urban Waters: Activities, Meaning and Management Implications.- Legal Framework for the Urban Water Environment.- Institutions Affecting the Urban Water Environment.- Institutional Structures for Water Management in the Eastern U.S.- Water Quantity Management in the Urban Southwest: Innovative Efforts, Supply Resiliency and Future Opportunities.- Blueprint for the Future of the Urban Water Environment.

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Biography

Dr. Baker is a Senior Fellow in the Minnesota Water Resources Center and owner of WaterThink, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in innovative approaches to water quality management.

Edited By: Lawrence A Baker
375 pages, 20 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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From the reviews: "This work is a collection of 14 interdisciplinary chapters of about 20 pages each, written by a variety of contributors, mostly from universities and research centers, with backgrounds in such areas as economics, law, engineering, sustainability, and urban design. The book ! is intended primarily as a resource for a course on the topic of the title, but it is also useful for traditional courses in urban design, water policy or quality management, or watershed management. ! Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (D. A. Vaccari, Choice, Vol. 47 (2), October, 2009)

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