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Principles of water resources : history, development, management, and policy

Author: Thomas V Cech
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2003.
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In this introductory text, after learning the basics of hydrology the reader is introduced to the specific characteristics of groundwater, lakes and rivers. It is shown how the science and geography  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cech, Thomas V.
Principles of water resources.
New York : Wiley, ©2003
Online version:
Cech, Thomas V.
Principles of water resources.
New York : Wiley, ©2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas V Cech
ISBN: 0471438618 9780471438618
OCLC Number: 49750477
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Historical perspective of water use and development --
Drinking water for early civilizations --
Early irrigation and flood-control projects --
Early water transportation development --
Early hydropower development --
2. The hydrologic cycle, climate, and weather --
What is the hydrologic cycle? --
Climate and weather --
3. Surface water hydrology --
What is surface water hydrology? --
Watersheds --
Overland flow --
Rivers --
Lakes --
Transport and deposition --
Water measurement --
Flood events --
4. Groundwater hydrology --
What is groundwater? --
What is groundwater hydrology? --
The geology of groundwater --
Groundwater recharge --
Aquifers --
Groundwater movement --
Age of groundwater --
Locating and mapping groundwater --
5. Municipal and irrigation water development --
Municipal water systems --
Irrigation --
6. Dams --
Dam basics --
Benefit-cost analysis --
Impacts of dams --
Dams and locks for navigation --
7. Water allocation law --
Ancient water allocation law --
Water allocation law (A.D. 1200-1799) --
Water allocation law (1800-1847) --
Water allocation law (1848-1899) --
Water allocation law (1900-present) --
Groundwater doctrines --
Interstate compacts --
Federal reserved water rights --
8. Federal water agencies --
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) --
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) --
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) --
U.S. Fish & Wildlife service (USFWS) --
National Park Service (NPS) --
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) --
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) --
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) --
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) --
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) --
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) --
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) --
9. Local, regional, state and multistate water management agencies --
Local water agencies --
Regional water agencies --
State water agencies --
Multistate water agencies --
Water management in Mexico and Canada --
10. Water quality --
Water pollution --
Basic parameters of water --
Inorganic chemicals --
Organic chemicals --
Waterborne diseases --
Water quality management --
11. Drinking water and wastewater treatment --
Historical perspective on drinking water treatment --
Federal protection of drinking water in the United States --
The drinking water treatment process --
Historical perspective on wastewater treatment --
The wastewater treatment process --
12. Water and the environment --
Early fish and wildlife protection --
Fish and wildlife protection in the twentieth century --
Wetlands and wildlife --
13. Water wars --
Reasons for water conflicts --
The Texas panhandle --
Alabama and Florida v. Georgia --
Northern and Southern California --
The Middle East --
Tragedy of the commons --
14. Water and our future --
Future global water management issues --
Future global water management solutions --
The need for cooperation --
Appendices: --
1. Table for length conversion --
2. Table for volume conversion --
3. Table for flow rate conversion --
4. Table for area conversion --
5. Reading topographic maps --
6. Selected environmental and conservation organizations.
Responsibility: Thomas V. Cech.
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"...clearly explains the complexity of water resources in a highly engaging and thorough manner..."(Water Resources Development, Vol.19, No.1, 2003)

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