Integrated Water Management: Practical Experiences and Case Studies by P. MeireIntegrated Water Management: Practical Experiences and Case Studies by P. Meire

Integrated Water Management: Practical Experiences and Case Studies

byP. MeireEditorM. Coenen, C. Lombardo

Paperback | November 5, 2007

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It is widely stipulated that the world's water supply will come to symbolize the blue gold of the 21st century. As such, it is essential that further efforts be invested in developing practical means for managing this natural wealth, in order to avoid any possible threat of depletion, contamination or adverse side effects for the societies who depend on it. Water is a limited resource, and human beings and their subsequent anth- pogenic processes can cause subtle but drastic variations in its quantity and quality, which can in turn result in changes to the source's related ecosystem. The EC directive 2000/60 introduced a whole range of specific definitions, objectives and constraints regarding the various aspects of water management, including water quality management, policies, economic aspects, ecology, price, and sustainable development. These issues all require the formulation of common, integrated, sustainable approaches for managing the water system from a multidisciplinary perspective, and the definition of new professional skills, requirements which become even more evident where transboundary areas are concerned. In order to take decisions in an equitable, sustainable, and ethical fashion, water resource management does in fact call for extensive knowledge of the complex relationships between citizens and their water system. The book represents a practical contribution made possible thanks to the efforts of scientists from NATO countries and partners, along with Belgium and Italy's collaboration on Integrated Water Management and its possible risk factors, including problems related to targeted terrorist acts.
Title:Integrated Water Management: Practical Experiences and Case StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:363 pagesPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Part I - Concepts and approaches of integrated water management.- Filling the information gap between water systems and decision makers in the sustainable development of a territory; F. Colaceci et al.- Towards and adaptive approach in planning and management process; M. Pires Rosa.- The value of the Italian civil protection system in Integrated Water Management for the Mediterranean environment; F. Giannoni et al.- Knowledge discovery in environmental data; J. Izquierdo et al.- NetSyMoD - An integrated approach for water resources management; C. Giupponi et al.; Water conflicts: an unavoidable challenge from the transboundary to the local dimension; A. Nardini et al.- Part II - Case studies.- An eco-hydrological project on Turkey creek watershed, South Carolina, U.S.A.; D. Amatya, C. Trettin.- Integrated transboundary management of lake Constance driven by the International Commission for the protection of lake Constance (IGKB); J. Bloesch, H.G. Schroeder.- Integrated water management in the seven cities basin; T. Dentinho et al.- Establishment of the Iskar reservoir minimum sanitary storage capacity; I. Dimitrova.- Eutrophication in the Blackwater river catchment; P. Jordan et al.- The proposal of integrated water resources management in the Bouragreg basin and how it fots with the UNESCO/HELP policy program; A. Khattabi.- Impact of Ignalina nuclear power plant on the cooler - lake Druksiai; J. Kriauciuniene.- Transboundary river contract Semois-Semoy between Belgium (Wallonia) and France; F. Rosillon, J. Lobet.- Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin: when transboundary issues need a multidisciplinary approach; E. Masson, F. Meilliez.- A decision support system for groundwater quality preservation in Terceira island; T. Dentinho et al.- Greece: IWM plans in the framework of WFD implementation; S.G. Skias.- The role of the HELP programme; M. Bonell.- Participation aspects in the realization of the nete river basinmanagement plan: methodology and application; J. Staes et al.- The use of hydrological characteristics for wetland habitats protection in water management of the upper Narew river system; D. Miroslaw-Swiatek et al.- Saltwater intrusion in a unconfined coastal aquifer: the case study of Cervia (North Adriatic sea, Italy); E. Ulazzi et al.- International and inner transboundary river basins in the Kaliningrad Oblast, South-Eastern Baltic; B. Chubarenko, D. Domnin.- Part III - Reports of the working groups.- Environmental indicators for water resources management; L.M. Lavkulich, E. Ulazzi.- Developments in participation within integrated water management; J. van Ast et al.- Conclusion.-