Sponsored by the Sustainable Water Resources Management Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Sustainable Water Resources Management presents the most current thinking on the environmental, social, and political dimensions of sustainably managing the water supply at local, regional, or basin levels. The twin challenges of ensuring an adequate water supply and the optimal allocation for different uses are compounded by changes in climate, land use, demographic patterns, and water availability.
Written by leading experts from around the world, the 33 chapters in this book provide comprehensive information about different aspects of sustainable water resources management. This book reviews various methods of data collection and describes available tools for hydrological modeling, with an emphasis on remote sensing and GIS. Chapters cover the assessment of atmospheric water, surface water, and groundwater. Other topics include urban water management, mitigation strategies for droughts and floods, the optimal use of irrigation water, and issues in water reuse. These innovative approaches are highlighted with case studies from California, India, Taiwan, and East Africa.
This collection of essays provides readers with comprehensive information on the principles of sustainable water resources management, as well as recent advances, directions for future research, and policy development for sustainable water resources management. As a reference, it will be of interest to students, scientists, engineers, government officials, and water resource managers.