An essential reference tool for all water resource managers and engineers, this book brings together a wide range of contributions on watershed management written by international experts. It covers in detail the how's and why's of a watershed approach to managing water resources in a sustainable fashion-and examines vital issues currently being addressed throughout the country related to drinking water and NPDES. Readers will find case studies showing how watershed management is being implemented around the world, plus mathematical models demonstrating how systems can be successfully managed in the future.
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Get To Know Your Watershed Address and What's In It
Watersheds involve interrelationships among land, water, air, and living things, including humans, and their social, economic, and environmental interests. Managing includes development, conservation, preservation, and rehabilitation. Watershed management stems from an awareness that growing urban and rural populations and livestock place increasing demands on natural resources, resulting in conflicts over management directives, land use, and degradation of the environment, agriculture, and food safety. Watershed management creates values for owners, users, and the environment. This book provides real world experiences of watershed managers that have been successful in making a bottom-line difference for stakeholders. Watersheds are an ideal management focus because they are both geographic units (with discrete boundaries) and functional system units with inputs and outputs. The mission of this book is to engage readers to learn the importance of not only knowing their mailing and home addresses, but also their watershed address.
Successful international approaches to protecting and improving
watershed resources. Ensuring a safe and adequate supply of water is a
global concern, requiring the combined efforts and expertise of
resource managers, engineers, planners, technical experts, and policy
analysts from around the world. This contributed volume is unique in
recognizing this need and provides today's first truly comprehensive,
international coverage of effective watershed management. Watershed
Management clarifies the watershed approach to managing resources in a
sustainable fashion. Experts representing the full spectrum of
environmental professions and viewpoints provide detailed case studies
of how watershed management is being implemented around the world. In
focusing on the United States, France, the former Soviet Union, the
Pacific Rim the Nile River, and other areas, they highlight successful
approaches such as: whole watershed and full stakeholder involvement;
watershed sanitary surveys; urban watershed management; river basin
planning; integrated management and water resource protection;
watershed-based coastal management wetlands restoration; water quality
monitoring and assessment; stormwater and other nonpoint pollution
source management; water withdrawal; wastewater discharge permitting;
and other tools for cost-effective watershed management. Featuring
mathematical models that demonstrate how various systems can be
successfully managed for future sustainability, Watershed Management
is an essential resource for every environmental manager, planner,
engineer, scientist, and policymaker.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070522995