water resource monitoring Books

  • 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 ...

  • Transboundary Water Resources: Strategies for Regional Security and Ecological Stability

    After the sovjet era and since their independence the new Central Asian countries are rebuilding a system of water resources management: an important challenge for the development of the whole region. The NATO workshop held on 25-27 August 2003 by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of ...

  • Engineering Risk in Natural Resources Management

    This book provides a system framework to observe, detect and monitor changes in geophysical time series for the purpose of managing natural -- mostly water -- resources. The institutional aspects of risk are considered to be an integral part of the management system. Original and novel features include the definitions of institutions, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • TERRASTAT. Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping (double CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe computer programmes on this CD-ROM display and export different biophysical themes ranging from specific soil constraints and climatic parameters to land degradation status at national and/or global level. These outputs are linked in tabular format with the population and population ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 14: Water Quality of World River Basins

    Using examples drawn from the GEMS/WATER data bank, this volume demonstrates how natural processes interact with anthropogenic factors to create the observed water quality conditions. It is said that knowledge empowers the individual. One of the essential purposes of the UNEP/GEMS Environment Library series is to disseminate knowledge of ...

  • State of Food Insecurity in the World 2003 (The). Monitoring progress towards the World Food Summit and Millennium Development Goals (En)

    Series: State of Food Insecurity in the WorldFAO's latest estimates of hunger around the world offer striking evidence that progress toward the World Food Summit (WFS) goal is possible. They also show conclusively that without redoubled national and global commitment the goal of reducing the number of hungry people by half by the year 2015 will ...

  • Limnology and Remote Sensing

    Diminishing water resources are becoming of increasing concern because in many countries the sources of drinking water are close to being exhausted. Therefore, there is an urgent need to study and assess the various components of global water resources, of which freshwater lakes are one of the most important. This book discusses contemporary ...

  • Hydrometeorology

    This book describes recent developments in hydrometeorological forecasting, with a focus on water-related applications of meteorological observation and forecasting techniques. The topic includes a wide range of disciplines, such as raingauge, weather radar, satellite, river and other monitoring techniques, rainfall-runoff, flow routing and ...

  • Properties and management of drylands (DVD) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis DVD contains an information base of more than 1 000 selected documents, articles, hyperlinks, maps, statistics, photos and data sets relevant to drylands. The content provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge about drylands. This comprises information about ...

  • Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers Concepts, Methods and Practices

    This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the theories and practices of sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers, written by a select group of more than two dozen international experts. The subjects range from the fundamentals such as the physical background and the mathematical theory, to the newest technologies in geophysical and ...

  • Pond Conservation in Europe

    Ponds are an exceptional freshwater resource around the world and represent thirty percent of the global surface area of standing water. Furthermore, the millions of ponds which exist exhibit a particularly high biodiversity and have a high potential for ecosystem functions and services. Despite these impressive features, ponds face many threats ...

  • Methods and materials in soil conservation (CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM is aimed principally at the developing world and the manual it contains describes methods, techniques and the selection of materials for use in areas where access, resources and skills may be limited. The CD-ROM summarizes the factors that control soil erosion. For developers the ...

  • River Ecology and Management

    Touching all parts of the natural environment and nearly all aspects of human culture, streams and rivers act as centers of organization within landscapes. They provide natural resources such as fish and clean water, transportation, energy, diffusion of wastes, and recreation. Today, with unprecedented demands on streams and rivers by an ...

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