water level management Books

  • Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – ...

  • Water Governance in West Africa: Legal and Institutional Aspects

    The workshop was organised to improve the understanding of the dialectic between water-related infrastructures and institutional frameworks in West Africa. Papers address a multiplicity of issues on water governance: water, wetlands and international environmental agreements, legal aspects of transboundary water resources, water resources ...

  • Vision for water and nature : a world strategy for conservation and sustainable management of water resources in the 21st century

    The Vision for Water and Nature is the 'environment and ecosystems' component of the World Water Vision exercise of the World Water Council. It represents the first meaningful attempt to fully integrate environment issues into the development of a comprehensive strategy for water resource management at the global level. The vision was developed by ...

  • Principles of Water Law and Administration, National International, Second Edition: revised and updated by Marcella Nanni

    A multidisciplinary resource, Principles of Water Law and Administration, Second Edition explores the general issues and principles of water law and administration at national and international level, highlighting current legal and institutional aspects of water resources management. The new edition emphasizes areas of growing topical importance, ...

  • Shallow Lakes in a Changing World

    Since the late 1980s, shallow lakes in Europe and North America have been receiving concerted attention from limnologists, fishery biologists and lake managers. These developments relate to deterioration of water quality in the lakes due to pollution and accelerated eutrophication, caused by increased urbanization and agriculture in the lake ...

  • Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition

    Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play in solving challenging environmental problems. New in the Second ...

  • Water Policy Entrepreneurs

    ‘Unsurpassed in the scope of its coverage, this book explores like no other the roles of policy entrepreneurs and the causes of policy change across diverse political systems ranging from the developing world to the largest western democracies. The studies show how entrepreneurs work with outside donors, take advantage of windows of political ...

  • State versus Participation: Natural Resources Management in Europe

    The participation of the public, local communities, indigenous peoples, and various other stakeholders in natural resources policymaking, planning and/or management has been increasingly promoted in international and national policies. This book analyses and discusses how participation does - or does not - occur in the management of forest and ...

  • Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralization

    Drawing upon a worldwide survey of river basin organizations and in-depth studies of eight river basins in a variety of locations around the globe, this book examines how institutional arrangements for managing water resources at the river-basin level have been designed and implemented, what the impetus for these arrangements has been, and what ...

  • Urban Water Conflicts: UNESCO-IHP

    Urban water conflicts, manifested first in Europe in the 19th century and observed nowadays in various forms in developing countries, characterize complex socioeconomic and institutional issues related to urban water management. The public versus private debate is frequently associated with conflicts over water and sanitation services. The less ...

  • Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems

    Increasing global pressure on water resources requires many actions from governments and individuals to achieve sustainable levels of water use.   These involve management tasks such as project development and utility operation, but the degree of interdependence among the many participants in water management is so great that additional regulatory ...

  • Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia

    Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia presents the major achievements in the scientific fields of water supply technologies and management throughout the millennia. It provides valuable insights into ancient water supply technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. A ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: The Contributions of Dan Yaron

    The primary focus of the book is the interaction between quantity and quality in water resource management at various levels and sectors. The chapters cover field, farm, and regional-level water allocation issues, as well as international aspects of water sharing. The book demonstrates the use of economic approaches such as linear and non-linear ...

  • Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe

    First book to consider citizens playing a role in the science-policy interface to help formulate durable responses to sustainability challenges Discusses all aspects to enhance the connectivity of actors in the sustainable water management field, with three pilot case studies showing how citizens and stakeholders can be engaged early and ...

  • Water Quality Management in the Americas

    The book contains several in-depth case studies which comprehensively analyze the present status of water quality management practices at country and state levels, especially in terms of their effectiveness and overall impacts. The objective is to identify opportunities, shortcomings, and constraints that currently exist. The analyses include the ...

  • Participatory Training and Extension in Farmers' Water Management (CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM provides guidelines, procedures and relevant material for the development of a participatory training and extension programme for technical staff, extension workers and other stakeholders, to assist farmers to take charge of water management at field and scheme level and adopt in ...

  • Integrated Governance and Water Basin Management

    All over the world countries struggle with water stress. Problems vary from water scarcity and a degrading water quality, to floods and a rising sea level due to climate change. The European Union adopted a Water Framework Directive to improve the sustainability of water management in its member states. Water management should be coordinated at ...

  • Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization

    The Second Edition of Economics of Water Resources: From Regulation to Privatization updates and expands the exposition of the authors' central theses concerning: the integration of water quantity-quality issues, and the treatment of water as a multi-product commodity, with the market playing the major role in the determination of water ...

  • The Everglades Experiments

    The Florida Everglades ecosystem is recognized worldwide as a significant wetland whose natural processes have been altered and remain threatened. State and Federal United States agencies face critical decisions about the course of conservation and restoration efforts. Synthesizing nearly ten years of laboratory and field research of the Duke ...

  • Water 101: A Primer for Corporate Executives

    A layman’s overview of the basic principles of water management. Describes pros and cons of contemporary water practices, and explains how selected businesses manage their water resources. A must-read for company executives charged with setting corporate water ...

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