Water Use, Management, and Planning in the United States

Hardcover | September 24, 1998

byStephen A. ThompsonEditorStephen A. Thompson

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Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources management, moving between descriptive discussions and quantitative analysis to bridge the social and physical sciences. Also providedare frequent case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications, and includes sidebars throughout to reinforce major points. This book is a result of the authors years of teaching, giving a prescription for an intelligent integrated systemsapproach to water resources management. Classroom tested Quantitative analyses are accompanied by worked examples Frequent case studies highlight important applications Sidebars reinforce major points and provide parenthetical information

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Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources manage...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:371 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 24, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0126893403

ISBN - 13:9780126893403

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Table of Contents

The Physical System
A History of Water Development in the United States
Water Quantity Law: The Legal System
Water Use in the United States
Economics and Water Resources
Water Demand and Supply: Management and Planning
Offstream Water Use: Urban and Agriculture
Instream Water Uses: Hydroelectric Power and Recreation
Water Quality and Ecosystems. Floods and Droughts