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Sponsored by the River Basin Planning, Policy, and Operations Technical Committee of the Planning and Management Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE
Adventures in Managing Water: Real-World Engineering Experiences
is a collection of essays that present the challenges of providing adequate, reliable, affordable, and clean water supplies to communities around the world.
These stories, shared by engineers and other water management professionals, express the trials, successes, lessons learned, and moments of enlightenment each professional faced while building institutions and creating water management policies in the United States and abroad.
These essays are a compilation of field experiences, which includes adventures faced when coping with droughts, floods, and pollution issues in Australia, China, Uzbekistan, and other countries. The challenges involved in establishing policies for Lake Baikal in Russia and the Great Lakes in North America, for example, demonstrate the similarities across international boundaries. Managing river flows and their allocations in the United States and abroad requires more than the physical laws of hydrology and hydraulics.
This book provides invaluable insight into real-world experiences of water engineers and other water management professionals. It will be of interest to students, engineers, planners, economists, and social scientists working in water management.