Water Resources Assessment and Management in Drylands by Magaly KochWater Resources Assessment and Management in Drylands by Magaly Koch

Water Resources Assessment and Management in Drylands

Guest editorMagaly Koch, M. Thomas Missimer

Hardcover | August 15, 2016

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Drylands are fragile environments and, therefore, highly susceptible to environmental changes. They cover nearly 50% of the world’s land surface and are increasingly being reclaimed by a growing population for food production and urbanization. This makes water resources management in drylands an extremely important issue. The unplanned water resources development may result in aquifer depletion, soil and/or water salinization, loss of water through evapotranspiration due to inadequate irrigation systems, and land degradation (e.g., soil erosion, soil crusting, and sand encroachment).

Title:Water Resources Assessment and Management in DrylandsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:324 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038422479

ISBN - 13:9783038422471


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Methods to Assess and Manage Water in Drylands(1) Editorial to "Water Resources Assessment and Management in Drylands"(2) Precipitation Intensity Effects on Groundwater Recharge in the Southwestern United States(3) Anthropogenic-Induced Changes in the Mechanism of Drylands Ephemeral Stream Recharge, Western Saudi Arabia(4) Predicting Soil Infiltration and Horizon Thickness for a Large-Scale Water Balance Model in an Arid Environment(5) Simulation of Water Use Dynamics by Salix Bush in a Semiarid Shallow Groundwater Area of the Chinese Erdos Plateau(6) Method of Relating Grain Size Distribution to Hydraulic Conductivity in Dune Sands to Assist in Assessing Managed Aquifer Recharge Projects: Wadi Khulays Dune Field, Western Saudi Arabia(7) Experimental Measurement of Diffusive Extinction Depth and Soil Moisture Gradients in a Dune Sand Aquifer in Western Saudi Arabia: Assessment of Evaporation Loss for Design of an MAR SystemChapter 2: Water Policy and Management in Drylands(8) Improving the Performance of Water Policies: Evidence from Drought in Spain(9) Simulation of Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions under Different Land Use Scenarios in the Bulang Catchment, Northwest China(10) Quantification of Environmental Flow Requirements to Support Ecosystem Services of Oasis Areas: A Case Study in Tarim Basin, Northwest China (11) Spatiotemporal Distribution of Soil Moisture and Salinity in the Taklimakan Desert Highway ShelterbeltChapter 3: Management of Agricultural Water Use in Drylands(12) Geospatial Techniques for Improved Water Management in Jordan(13) Partitioning of Cotton Field Evapotranspiration under Mulched Drip Irrigation Based on a Dual Crop Coefficient Model(14) Winter Irrigation Effects in Cotton Fields in Arid Inland Irrigated Areas in theNorth of the Tarim Basin, China