water resource planning Books

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    M50 Water Resources Planning, Third Edition

    This comprehensive, how-to manual and guide demonstrates how to produce a long term Integrated Resource Plan for a water utility. It helps water resources planners develop and implement a comprehensive work plan that responds to technical and institutional questions that must be addressed before deciding how to develop new water supplies.The third ...

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    Financial Management for Water Utilities: Principles of Finance, Accounting, and Management Controls

    Good financial management is critical for the successful operation of both private and governmental water utilities. This book provides a complete information resource on sound financial and accounting practices and procedures for water utilities.Intended for financial staff, managers, and executives of water utilities, the book covers these ...

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    M54 Developing Rates for Small Systems

    This official manual of practice gives you the step-by-step guidance you need to determine your revenue requirements, analyze your rates for different customer classes, develop a financial plan, and design a better rate structure -- even if you have limited resources and ...

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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources

    Droughts and their management are a serious challenge to water resource professionals. While droughts predominate in arid regions, their frequency and severity in more temperate regions with more abundant rainfall have been on the rise. Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources provides an essential collection of planning and management ...

  • Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

    Droughts, floods and pollution are frequently viewed as constraints to economic and social development. How too little, too much or over-polluted water is managed can determine the extent to which this critical resource contributes to human welfare.How can those managing our water resources do so in a way that meets society's changing objectives ...

  • The Evolution of Water Resource Planning and Decision Making

    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 ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources Planning Criteria

    Global climate change is expected to have major impacts on water resources and aquatic ecosystems. This prospect presents planners, who are already struggling to meet the demands of growing populations and economies, with new challenges. This volume examines these challenges and the resulting conceptual issues for water planning and project ...

  • Water Resources Management

    The world's water resources are being tapped at an ever increasing rate, to the extent that sustainability and water quality are being compromised. This book provides the technology for managing water resources to reduce risks. Besides controlling floods, overcoming droughts and reducing pollution, the reader will learn to plan and maintain ...

  • Integrating Water Resources Management

    The strategy and methodology for improved IWRM project, (STRIVER) has developed interdisciplinary methods to assess and implement IWRM. Based on the development of a multidisciplinary knowledge base assessment in all case studies (policy, social and natural sciences) and an early stage development of IWRM conceptual framework, this book ...

  • GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

    The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. GIS for ...

  • Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of the Arab Region

    This book mainly deals with climate and hydrology (surface and sub-surface) of the Arab Region.The book contains twelve chapters and three appendices. These chapters comprise a historical introduction, physiographic features and geological settings of the region, climate, analysis of precipitation, evaporation and evapotranspiration, river basins ...

  • Integrated Planning for Sustainable Management of Land Resources (CD ROM) (En )

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media SeriesThis CD-ROM provides the user with a variety of selected documents related to integrated planning for sustainable management of land resources published by FAO and GTZ. The selection comprises about 30 basic documents, case studies, working papers, workshop proceedings and other related publications ...

  • Law of Water Rights and Resources (Environmental Law Series)

    This treatise offers insights into the regulation and administration of water rights, along with water allocation and distribution law. It includes expert presentation of the major water doctrines, detailed analysis of water allocation law, proprietary water rights, federal water resource regulation, and water resource ...

  • Managing Water Resources: methods and tools for a system approach

    Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socio-economic factors and environmental variables.This volume describes the 'system approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. ...

  • Preparing Urban Water Use Efficiency Plans

    Many communities are facing water scarcity in developing and developed countries alike. There are numerous publications and on-going research studies documenting the changes in our climate and potential for worsening shortages in our future. Meeting future potable water demands as communities continue to grow will rely heavily on using our ...

  • The Foreseeable Future for Water Planning: Time to Change

    People and societies conceptualise and experience time in fundamentally different ways. This basic aspect of perception significantly influences the way we frame problems and conceive solutions. This book shows how time perspectives differ across national cultures and across professional roles. It shows how these differences generate ambiguity ...

  • Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia

    This book represents a broad coverage of water resources topics and approaches to the assessment of the risks posed by chemicals and radionuclides. The papers presented concern country-specific and regional cases, studied from a practical and applied viewpoint. The book will interest scientists, regulatory decision-makers and public health ...

  • Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia

    This book represents a broad coverage of water resources topics and approaches to the assessment of the risks posed by chemicals and radionuclides. The papers presented concern country-specific and regional cases, studied from a practical and applied viewpoint. The book will interest scientists, regulatory decision-makers and public health ...

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