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About this book
About this book
As population increase boosts demand, and pollution and climate change adversely affect availability, the management of water resources is becoming an issue of growing importance and complexity throughout the world.
In this timely volume, which contains papers presented at the First International Conference on Water Resources Management, engineers, scientists and other professionals from many countries provide a wide range of contributions detailing the latest developments in this critical area.
Section 1: Water management and planning Incorporating CO2 net flux in multipurpose reservoir water allocation optimization; Integration of water resources modelling approaches for varying levels of decision making; Impact of climate change on the water resources of the Auckland region of New Zealand - a case study; A case study for the Ecovillage at Currumbin - integrated water management planning, design and construction; Innovative design and solutions for mine water management on an alluvial floodplain; Water resources management - a possibility for drought mitigation in wetlands?; Considering salinity effects on crop yields in hydro-economic modelling -the case of a semi arid river basin in Morocco; Low-pressure drip system in reduced tillage cotton; Drought risk management in the Mediterranean under the Water Framework Directive - the example of Algarve (Portugal); Indices of water availability assessment on hydrological basins: a case in Mexico; Determinants of domestic water demand for the Beijing region; Non-elastic matrix model for hydraulic networks calculation; Siting and sizing the components of a regional wastewater system: a multiobjective approach; Evaluation of the surface water quality in the Itapicuru river basin - State of Bahia, Brazil; An early warning monitoring system for quality control in a water distribution network; Three applications of dams in Nepal, Malaysia, and Turkey; Synthetic hydrology and climate change scenarios to improve multi-purpose complex water resource systems management. The Lake Ontario - St Lawrence River Study of the International Canada and US Joint Commission Section 2: Hydrological modelling Commercial water auditing in Stella; Hydrologic modeling support for sustainable water resources management; Hydrological analysis of the water flow through the Excellence Development Zone (Magdalena, Colombia); Decomposition of organic materials and its effect on transport of nitrogen, phosphorous and water in unsaturated soil Section 3: Water quality Advances in mathematical modelling of biofilm structures; Ecotypes in south-central Spain rivers: the interactions among land use and pollution; Health impacts of the 2005 flood events on feedlot farm families in southern Alberta, Canada; Groundwater quality and sustainability in granitised-fractured aquifers, Pallisa district, eastern Uganda; Sediment transport in sewers; Influence of redox cycle on the mobilization of Fe, Zn, Cu and Cd from contaminated sediments: a laboratory investigation; Delayed impacts of land-use via groundwater on Lake Taupo, New Zealand; Effect of preozonation and prechlorination on total organic carbon removal in surface water treatment in Iran Section 4: Groundwater flow problems and remediation Spatial and temporal distribution of nitrate contents in the Mancha Oriental Hydro-geological System, SE Spain: 1998-2003; Mathematical model and technology to provide new resources of groundwater for irrigations; Groundwater resources, development and management in the largest tectonic sedimentary basin, Japan; Use of geophysical methods in investigating PRBs employing non-conductive reactive materials; Modelling an aquifer's response to a remedial action in Wadi Suq, Oman; Hydrochemical evaluation of a heavy contaminated shallow aquifer diluted by Delice River waters, Central Anatolia, Turkey Section 5: Waste water management Systems for the sustainable management of agricultural wastewaters; Fate of anthropogenic micropollutants during wastewater treatment and influence on receiving surface water; Removal of natural organic matter by conventional and enhanced coagulation in Nicaragua; Titanium-based photocatalysis as the pretreatment for ultrafiltration of secondary municipal effluent with low concentration of organic matters Section 6: Waste water treatment and management The effects of flow regime and temperature on the wastewater purification efficiency of a pilot hybrid constructed wetland; Urban wastewater reuse: water treatment and effectiveness on antibiotic-resistant bacteria abatement; Removal of organic compounds from waste streams:a combined approach; A comparison between different advanced oxidation processes for the remediation of PCP contaminated wastewaters; Performance measurement in wastewater control - pig farms in Taiwan Section 7: Water markets and policies Do markets promote more efficient and higher value water use? Tracing evidence over time in an Australian water market; The cost of water and water markets in Southern California, USA; Water transfer from Basilicata to Puglia: a technical, economic and institutional challenge Section 8: Pollution control Pollution policies and market approaches in the Olifants River, South Africa; Best available techniques for oil spill containment and clean-up in the Mediterranean Sea; Calculation of the loads of chronic pollution from roadways runoffs; Water pollution legislation in Iran vs England and Wales; Preventing waste oil from polluting river and coastal sea environments by a novel technology Section 9: Irrigation problems Simulation at regional level of irrigated wheat and tomato in a Mediterranean environment; Field evaluation of drip irrigation systems in Saudi Arabia; Effect of subsurface amendments and drip irrigation on tomato growth; An automation system based on labview to control the test of mechanical flow meters Section 10: Urban water management Entropy-based reliable design of water distribution networks; Multi objective approach for leakage reduction in water distribution systems; Analysis of intermittent supply systems in water scarcity conditions and evaluation of the resource distribution equity indices; Simulating floods in urban watersheds: hydrodynamic modelling of macro, micro drainage and flows over streets Section 11: Decision support systems Using a neural network to build a hydrologic model of the Big Thompson River; Utilization of knowledge management and information technologies theory in water resources management Section 12: Coastal and estuarial problems Integrated coastal zone management in the Patos Lagoon Estuary (South Brazil): state of art; Biotic response to altered freshwater inflow patterns to the Kromme River Estuary, South Africa