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Now in an extensively updated fourth edition, this essential text offers a comprehensive survey of all aspects of water resources planning and management. Utilizing an integrated water resources management (IWRM) framework, the authors show how this approach can clarify and help resolve resource management problems in ways that take into account complicated and interconnected social, economic, and environmental needs. Spanning the full planning process, Water Resources Planning considers legal and administrative issues; economic and forecasting factors; water quality, quantity, supply, use and demand; and model applications. The authors' goal throughout is to provide a practical foundation for improving ecological and human environmental systems for practitioners and students alike.
List of Figures and Tables
1 Introduction: The Watery Planet
2 The Planning Process
3 Hydrologic Fundamentals
4 Water Use and Supply
5 Water Law
6 Federal Agencies, Legislation, and Intergovernmental Cooperation
7 State and Intergovernmental Agencies and Programs
8 Water Quality
9 Economic Analysis
10 Floodplain Management
11 Stormwater Control and Management
12 Models in Water Resources Planning
13 Other Planning Issues
14 Future Directions
Appendix A. Federal Information Sources
Appendix B: Conversion Table
About the Authors
Andrew A. Dzurik is professor emeritus of environmental engineering at Florida State University. Tara Shenoy Kulkarni is associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwich University. Bonnie Kranzer Boland is lecturer in the Whiting School's Engineering for Professionals program at Johns Hopkins University and a water resources consultant.
"This text provides an excellent introduction for the undergraduate/early graduate student on the topic of water resources planning and appropriate for courses in environmental planning as well as engineering. It includes excellent explanations of the most important topics related to water resources planning and recognizes and integrates the real-world contexts within which stakeholders, planners, managers, and decision makers operate. Its emphasis on integrated water resources management and collaborative planning and decision making is particularly important. This book will contribute to the short list of available texts that take a more holistic approach to water resources planning and recognize the 'human' aspect of successful water resources planning."
– Richard Palmer, University of Massachusetts
Reviews of previous editions:
"Provides a clear, professional, and comprehensive picture of water resources planning, and would serve as an excellent textbook or reference volume."
– The Professional Geographer
"The author's presentation is balanced, his references are current, and his treatment of the legal and economic aspects of water resources planning and management is particularly good [...] Well suited to the student population for which it is intended. "
"It covers all aspects of water resource planning and management [...] Despite the amount of ground covered, however, it is entertaining and easy to read."
– The Geographical Journal"
Offers a comprehensive survey of all aspects of water resources planning and management."
– Journal Of The American Water Resources Association
"This new edition continues to offer a clear presentation of basic water resources planning topics [...] Remains a current and useful volume to complement the burgeoning literature of water resources planning and management."
– Journal Of Water Resources Planning and Management