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Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management

Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management
  • Author : Barry Hart,Jane Doolan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-19
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 9780128105245
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Summary : Decision-Making in Water Resource Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective presents the latest information in developing new decision-making processes. Topics covered include key aspects of water resources planning, recent water resource policy changes in irrigation, urban, and environmental considerations, the evolution of a water market, a number of case studies that provide real examples of improved decision-making, transfer of the Australian experience overseas, and challenges for the future. Many countries are experiencing major water scarcity problems which will likely intensify with the continued impacts of climate change. In response to this challenge, there is increased worldwide focus on the development of more sustainable and integrated water resource policies. The Australian experience over the past three decades has led to major improvements in the decision-making processes in water resources policy and management, particularly in response to drought and climate change, providing a great model on which other nations can use and adapt. This information is essential to early to mid-career practitioners engaged in policy, planning and operational roles in all fields of water resource policy and management, and catchment management. Summarizes key results from three decades of changes in Australian water resource policy Illustrates how Australian knowledge is being used in other countries and how this might be expanded Provides international practitioners with real examples of where and how the Australian knowledge is assisting in other situations

Risk-based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX

Risk-based Decisionmaking in Water Resources IX
  • Author : Yacov Y. Haimes,David A. Moser,Eugene Z. Stakhiv
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054258333
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Blue Revolution

Blue Revolution
  • Author : Ian R. Calder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :353
  • ISBN : 9781844072408
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Summary : Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone’s needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agricul

Managing Water Resources

Managing Water Resources
  • Author : Slobodan P. Simonović
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 9781844075539
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Summary : Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socioeconomic factors and environmental variables. This book describes the 'systems approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. This approach is presented within the context of sustainable planning and development under conditions of uncertainty. The publication introduces system dynamic simulation as a tool for integrated modeling and contains coverage of the use of fuzzy sets for incorporating objective and subjective uncertainties. It combines theory with many practical examples, as well as including programs and exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM. It composes both an advanced text for students of water resources and civil or environmental engineering and a practical guide for professionals.--Publisher's description.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-07
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : WISC:89071948897
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Toward a Water Resources Management Decision Support System for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin

Toward a Water Resources Management Decision Support System for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin
  • Author : Great Lakes Commission
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :142
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D024071779
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Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design

Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design
  • Author : Patrick A. Ray,Casey M. Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-20
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9781464804786
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Summary : Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design describes an approach to facing two fundamental and unavoidable issues brought about by climate change uncertainty in water resources planning and project design. The first is a risk assessment problem. The second relates to risk management. This book provides background on the risks relevant in water systems planning, the different approaches to scenario definition in water system planning, and an introduction to the decision-scaling methodology upon which the decision tree is based. The decision tree is described as a scientifically defensible, repeatable, direct and clear method for demonstrating the robustness of a project to climate change. While applicable to all water resources projects, it allocates effort to projects in a way that is consistent with their potential sensitivity to climate risk. The process was designed to be hierarchical, with different stages or phases of analysis triggered based on the findings of the previous phase. An application example is provided followed by a descriptions of some of the tools available for decision making under uncertainty and methods available for climate risk management. The tool was designed for the World Bank but can be applicable in other scenarios where similar challenges arise.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management
  • Author : Daniel P. Loucks,Eelco van Beek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-02
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 9783319442341
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Summary : This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field.

The Evolution of Water Resource Planning and Decision Making

The Evolution of Water Resource Planning and Decision Making
  • Author : Clifford S. Russell,Duane D. Baumann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 9781848449367
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Summary : This broad review of the development of US water resource policy analysis and practice offers perspectives from several disciplines: law, economics, engineering, ecology and political science. While the historical context provided goes back to the early 19th century, the book concentrates on the past 60 years and features a discussion of the difficulty that has generally been encountered in bringing the disciplines of economics and ecology into collaboration in the water resource context. The book explores the evolution of water related analytical capabilities and institutions and provides illustrations from case studies, concluding with recommendations for research, institutional change and action. Though designed to be a background textbook for interdisciplinary graduate seminars in water resources planning and management, it is accessible to interested lay readers and those who have policymaking or implementation responsibility but lack a technical background. The book will appeal to students and faculty in water policy, economics, and engineering, and in interdisciplinary programs organized around water resource problems and questions. Policy makers and general readers will also appreciate this non-technical introduction.

Indigenous Rights and Water Resource Management

Indigenous Rights and Water Resource Management
  • Author : Katie O'Bryan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-26
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781351239813
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Summary : In an era of climate change, the need to manage our water resources effectively for future generations has become an increasingly significant challenge. Indigenous management practices have been successfully used to manage inland water systems around the world for thousands of years, and Indigenous people have been calling for a greater role in the management of water resources. As First Peoples and as holders of important knowledge of sustainable water management practices, they regard themselves as custodians and rights holders, deserving of a meaningful role in decision-making. This book argues that a key (albeit not the only) means of ensuring appropriate participation in decision-making about water management is for such participation to be legislatively mandated. To this end, the book draws on case studies in Australia and New Zealand in order to elaborate the legislative tools necessary to ensure Indigenous participation, consultation and representation in the water management landscape.

Transboundary Water Resources Management

Transboundary Water Resources Management
  • Author : Jacques Ganoulis,Lucien Duckstein,Peter Literathy,istvan Bogardi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-02-19
  • Total pages :481
  • ISBN : 3540607145
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Summary : In a world facing a growing water crisis, conflicts regarding water sharing and environmental issues are expected to grow, especially in transboundary river basins, where 40% of the world's population lives. This book represents one of the first attempts to bring together methodologies and analytical tools from socio-economic, international policy, engineering, and water management specialists dealing with transboundary water resources. The book is divided into three parts. Part I introduces state--of-the-art concepts in institutional policy and conflict analysis. Part II presents engineering approaches and models for transboundary water management and conflict resolution. Part III analyzes cases in international river basins and enclosed seas.

Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change

Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change
  • Author : Elpida Kolokytha,Satoru Oishi,Ramesh S.V. Teegavarapu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :303
  • ISBN : 9789811020513
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Summary : This book discusses different aspects of water resources, ranging from hydrology and modeling to management and policy responses. Climate changes and the uncertainty of future hydrological regimes make sustainable water resources management a difficult task, requiring a set of approaches that address climate variability and change. The book focuses on three main themes: hydrological changes, adaptive decision-making for water resources, and institutional analysis and risk management. It discusses the applications and limitations of climate change models and scenarios related to precipitation projection, which predicts to the future availability of water. It also offers interesting examples from around the globe to describe the policy options for dealing with climate change. Addressing emerging issues that need to be resolved and techniques that can be applied for sustainable climate-change-sensitive water resources protection and management, this practical, state-of-the-art reference book is a valuable resource for researchers, students and professionals interested in sustainable water resources management in a changing climate.

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management

Sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Author : Shimelis Gebriye Setegn,Maria Concepcion Donoso
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-04
  • Total pages :610
  • ISBN : 9783319121949
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Summary : The main focus of this book is sustainable management of water resources in a changing climate. The book also addresses the question of how to define and measure the sustainability of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The sustainability of IWRM is an important issue when planning and/or developing policies that consider the impact of climate change, water governance and ecohydrology in the context of a more holistic approach to ensure sustainable management of water resources. Sustainable IWRM is more about processes, and relatively little systematic or rigorous work has been done to articulate what components are the most essential to ensure the ongoing sustainability of IWRM efforts. The chapters cover topics including global prospective of IWRM; allocation of environmental flows in IWRM; echohydrology, water resources and environmental sustainability; climate change and IWRM; IWRM and water governance including social, economic, public health and cultural aspects; climate change resiliency actions related to water resources management sustainability and tools in support of sustainability for IWRM. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy and decision makers, donors, international institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, educators, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), ecohydrology, climate change impact and adaptations, water governance, environmental flows, geographic information system and modeling tools, water and energy nexus and related topics.

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Author : Andrea Castelletti,Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-10-19
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0080466028
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Summary : The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) paradigm has been worldwide recognized as the only feasible way currently available to ensure a sustainable perspective in planning and managing water resource systems. It is the inspiring principle of the Water Framework Directive, adopted by the European Union in 2000, as well as the main reference for all the water related activity of UNESCO in the third world countries. However, very often, real world attempts of implementing IWRM fail for the lack of a systematic approach and the inadequacy of tools and techniques adopted to address the intrinsically complex nature of water systems. This book explores recent and important contributions of System Analysis and Control Theory to the technical application of such paradigm and to the improvement of its theoretical basis. Its prior aim is to demonstrate how the modelling and computational difficulties posed by this paradigm might be significantly reduced by strengthening the efficiency of the solution techniques, instead of weakening the integration requirements. The first introductory chapter provides the reader with a logical map of the book, by formalizing the IWRM paradigm in a nine-step decisional procedure and by identifying the points where the contribution of System Analysis and Control Theory is more useful. The book is then organized in three sections whose chapters analyze some theoretical and mathematical aspects of these contributions or presents design applications. The outstanding research issues on the border between System Analysis and IWRM is depicted in the last chapter, where a pull of scientists and experts, coordinated by Prof. Tony Jakeman describe the foreseeable scenario. The book is based on the most outstanding contributions to the IFAC workshop on Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems held in Venice, September 28- October 1, 2004. That workshop has been conceived and organized with the explicit purpose of producing this book: the maximum length of the papers was unusually long (of the size of a book chapter) and only five long oral presentations were planned each day, thus allowing for a very useful and constructive discussion. Contributions from the leading world specialists of the field Integration of technical modelling aspects and participatory decision-making Good compromise between theory and application

Policy and Strategic Behaviour in Water Resource Management

Policy and Strategic Behaviour in Water Resource Management
  • Author : Ariel Dinar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :365
  • ISBN : 9781849772211
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Summary : First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biological Assessment and Criteria

Biological Assessment and Criteria
  • Author : Wayne S. Davis,Thomas P. Simon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-03-03
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0873718941
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Summary : Biological Assessment and Criteria presents a state-of-the-art overview of the applications of biological assessments and biocriteria for water quality management in fresh waters. The book presents case studies which illustrate how bioassessment has been used to identify and diagnose water quality problems. It also provides examples of the use of qualitative and quantitative biocriteria as regulatory tools to complement water quality criteria and standards. The first book to present the technical foundation, rationale, program and policy relevance, and legal basis for the most accurate tools used to assess freshwater natural resource and regulatory efforts, this book provides useful and timely information for water quality managers.

Environmental Flows in Water Resources Policies, Plans, and Projects

Environmental Flows in Water Resources Policies, Plans, and Projects
  • Author : Rafik Hirji,Richard Davis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :189
  • ISBN : 9780821380123
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Summary : This book advances the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental flows (water allocation) into integrated water resources management (IWRM). Based on an in-depth analysis of 17 global water policy, plan, and project case studies, it addresses the highly contested complexities of environmentally responsible water resources development, broadens the global perspectives on "equitable sharing" and "sustainable use" of water resources, and expands the definitions of "benefits sharing" in high-risk water resources development. The book fills a major gap in knowledge on IWRM and forms an important contribution to the ongoing discourse on climate change adaptation in the water sector.

Water Resources Management Sustaining Socio-Economic Welfare

Water Resources Management Sustaining Socio-Economic Welfare
  • Author : Phoebe Koundouri,Nikos A. Papandreou
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-29
  • Total pages :181
  • ISBN : 9789400776364
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Summary : The aim of this book is to offer a river-basin management plan which is directly implementable and consistent with the European Union -Water Framework Directive (EU WFD).The contributors, who are leading world experts in their respective fields, develop an integrated water resources management plan for the Asopos river basin in Greece which is economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The program offers explicit technical and investment solutions, socioeconomic and legal instruments and recommendations for institutional restructuring. The introductory chapter describes the water situation in Greece and assesses the potential of timely implementation of the EU WFD. Special emphasis is given to the cost-recovery principle. Chapter 2 introduces the case study area highlighting the particular pressures and impacts as well as the environmental functions and values of Asopos River and Oropos Lagoon. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the economic characterisation of Asopos River Basin in order to identify the economic sectors and social groups that will bear the cost and benefits of the implementation of the EU WFD. In particular, Chapter 3 presents the main water uses and pricing for water supply in the industrial and the agricultural sectors. Chapter 4 completes the baseline appraisal, presenting the details of water use by the residential and touristic sectors. The following chapters assess valuation and decision-making tools from a range of perspectives, including agricultural needs, valuing the impacts of industrial activity, the costs and benefits of environmental preservation and management. The water resources management plan is presented in Chapter 9; the concluding chapter offers recommendations on institutional changes and presents the lessons learned as resources applicable to other river basins in Greece and elsewhere. The book applies state-of-the art market and non-market valuation methods to estimate water demands in the residential, industrial, agricultural, tourism, environmental and health sectors and to balance these, over time and space, with water supply. Given the well-known challenge of managing natural resources in a way that maximizes and sustains social welfare, this book will provide an invaluable point of reference for applied researchers and policy makers working in water resources management.

Sustainable Water Resources Management

Sustainable Water Resources Management
  • Author : Chandra S. P. Ojha,Chih-ming Kao
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :1027
  • ISBN : 0784414769
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Summary : 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.

Water Resources Management

Water Resources Management
  • Author : Neil S. Grigg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :540
  • ISBN : 007024782X
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Summary : "The integrated approach used in this book will be beneficial to water industry professionals who need to understand the complex details of today's water resource systems and to deal with the numerous economic, legal, and regulatory factors of importance to both the public and private sectors."--Cover.

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory
  • Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa,Enrico Weber,Andrea Castelletti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-10-30
  • Total pages :582
  • ISBN : 0444530134
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Summary : Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists. · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples · A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)