Water Resources Management: Principles, Regulations, and Cases

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Managing water effectively means reconciling the often conflicting goals of conservation, irrigation, drainage, supply, flood control, hydropower, waste, recreation, and other needs. Water Resources Management: Principles, Cases, and Regulations gives you a complete framework for mastering the technical, financial, legal, political, regulatory, and administrative demands of today's complex water industry. Stressing how to gain political and managerial water project support, infrastructure engineer Neil S. Grigg also serves up over 50 real-world case studies that help you manage the problems of water supply and environment, flood control, drought, reservoir operations, water quality, watersheds and wetlands, estuaries and coastal waters, and much more.

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A blueprint for 21st-Century Water Management This practical reference presents a proven water management system that can be applied to a wide range of water industry problems. Comprehensive in scope, it thoroughly explains the key principles guiding the water industry, and then illustrates their applications to current water and environment issues with more than 50 real-world case histories. The integrated approach used in this book will be beneficial to water industry professionals who need to understand the complex details of today's water resource systems and to deal with the numerous economic, legal, and regulatory factors of importance to both the public and private sectors. Engineers, hydrologists, scientists, managers, environmentalists, planners, and others concerned with water resources managements will find this important information: An innovative, integrated new water management system, based on a new water industry structure; A clear explanation of what sustainable development is and how it works; An analysis of the sources of conflict within the industry; A management paradigm for decision making and problem resolution; An overview of the financial aspects of water resources, including pricing; An integrated view of water law and administration; A review of water resource policy themes that have worked and those that have worked and those that haven't; Plus, useful appendices containing definitions, a roster of industry players, and computations. Comprehensive and insightful, this book provides water industry, this book provides water industry engineers and managers with optimum strategies for dealing with complex water resources issues related to water supply and quality, flood control, groundwater, drought, and water conservation. It's a vital reference for today and a valuable blueprint for the future.

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