Water Consulting & Engineering Books

  • Integrated Water Resource Management in Brazil

      The complex interactions between water resources, land-use change and water technologies are a major issue in many emerging countries of Southern America. Usable water resources are affected by natural conditions, such as, strong seasonal contrasts and high climatic variability, and rapid changes of land use and land cover that is caused by the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Federal Rivers

    This ground-breaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. Through a collection of case studies, this book explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the ...

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World

    This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing ...

  • Bioanalytical Tools in Water Quality Assessment

    Part of Water Quality Set - Buy all four books and save over 30% on buying separately!  Bioanalytical Tools in Water Quality Assessment reviews the application of bioanalytical tools to the assessment of water quality including surveillance monitoring. The types of water included range from wastewater to drinking water, including recycled water, ...

  • The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Devleopment

    The concepts in this book are so critical to a project’s success and reducing the long-term costs of our infrastructure, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t written sooner.The Sustainable Site is an essential tool for all project engineers, designers, regulators and planners, managers, contractors, engineers, consultants, policymakers, builders, landscape ...

  • 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 ...

  • Interstate Water Resource Risk Management

    This book (the research outcome of the EU-INCO FP6 research project Jayhun: Interstate Water Resource Risk Management: Towards a Sustainable Future for the AralBasin) focuses on and discusses the results of research done on the risk assessment levels associated with relevant regional variables in the Aral Basin and develops a strategy for an ...

  • Negotiate: Reaching agreements over water

    This publication will help water professionals negotiate workable agreements on how best to manage water resources. It will guide users through ways of building meaningful participation of stakeholders into decision making over water. It is targeted at those interested in designing, leading, or participating in processes to enhance water resource ...

  • Water Engineering and Management: Learning from History

    Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. The ...

  • Water in a Changing World – The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 : 2 Vol Set

    The news media are full of talk of crises – in climate change, energy and food and troubled financial markets. These crises are linked to each other and to water resources management. Unresolved, they may lead to increasing political insecurity and conflict.Water is required to meet our fundamental needs and rising living standards and to sustain ...

  • 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. ...

  • Principles of Snow Hydrology

    Principles of Snow Hydrology describes the factors that control the accumulation, melting and runoff of water from seasonal snowpacks over the surface of the earth. The book addresses not only the basic principles governing snow in the hydrologic cycle, but also the latest applications of remote sensing, and techniques for modeling streamflow from ...

  • Hydrometry, 3rd edition: A comprehensive introduction to the measurement of flow in open channels UNESCO-IHE Lecture Note Series

    Hydrometry presents a thorough introduction to the measurement of flow in open channels. Dealing with traditional techniques as well as innovative new methods and instruments, the text is in line with the latest ISO standards. It discusses the main themes of hydrometry— the measurement of water levels and bed levels as well as the measurement of ...

  • Advances in Isotope Hydrology and its Role in Sustainable Water Resources Management - Proceedings of a Symposium held in Vienna, 21-25 May 2007

    This is the proceedings of a symposium which was convened with the objectives of: reviewing the state of the art in isotope hydrology, outlining recent developments in the application of isotope techniques to water resources management, and identifying future trends and developments for research and applications. The breadth of topics addressed ...

  • Atlas of Isotope Hydrology - Africa

    Naturally occurring isotopes in water provide unique hydrological information, and the associated techniques are highly cost effective. The applications of isotopes in hydrology are part of the IAEA’s programmes related to the peaceful applications of nuclear energy and have the goal of developing appropriate methods for use in water resources ...

  • Atlas of Isotope Hydrology - Africa

    Naturally occurring isotopes in water provide unique hydrological information, and the associated techniques are highly cost effective. The applications of isotopes in hydrology are part of the IAEA’s programmes related to the peaceful applications of nuclear energy and have the goal of developing appropriate methods for use in water resources ...

  • Water Resources Management IV

    Water is one of the most important natural resources found in the world. Therefore, population growth and higher living standards will cause ever increasing demands for good water quality in the future, exerting an extreme pressure in water resources. Water is essential for supplying domestic, municipal, industrial, and agriculture needs. ...

  • Stakeholder-oriented valuation to support water resources management processes. Confronting concepts with local practice (English)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsToday, raising capacity in water resources management entails supporting stakeholders and decision-makers to reach a common understanding on the priorities and necessary arrangements for sharing and allocating water-related goods and services. Valuation is central to this process, as setting priorities and making choices ...

  • Pay: Establishing Payments for Watershed Services

    This guide aims to provide practical tools to non specialists – essentially water resources planners, river basin managers, non-governmental organizations and private sector operators. It will link the most recent practice on payments for hydrological services to current discourse on integrated water resources management and look into the ...

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