Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues by Karrie Lynn PenningtonIntroduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues by Karrie Lynn Pennington

Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues

byKarrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech

Hardcover | January 18, 2010

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How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What factors influence water quality, droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world's water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thorough introduction to the complex world of water resources. The strength of the book is its coverage of the fundamentals of the science of water, aquatic ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, supplemented by internet resources and examples from water resource issues in the news to engage the student. The book begins with a short history of human use and influence on water, followed by chapters on the geomorphology, hydrology, chemistry, and biology of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Major disease issues, worldwide water quality and quantity problems, and potential solutions are addressed. Water laws, water allocation, and the conflicts involved are discussed using US and international examples. Students in departments of environmental studies, life science, Earth science, and engineering will benefit from this broad survey of these crucial issues.
Title:Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:January 18, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521869889

ISBN - 13:9780521869881

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Perspectives on water and environmental issues; 2. The water environment of early civilizations; 3. The hydrologic cycle; 4. Water quality; 5. Watershed basics; 6. Groundwater; 7. Lakes and ponds; 8. Rivers and streams; 9. Wetlands; 10. Dams and reservoirs; 11. Drinking water and wastewater treatment; 12. Water allocation law; 13. Roles of federal, regional, state, and local water management; 14. Water conflicts, solutions, and our future; References; Index.

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"The careful organization of each chapter coupled with the comprehensive range of ht material presented make this book an outstanding introductory water resources text for students at all levels as well as for individuals in government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations who have responsibility for water issues." Eos