Water Resources: Environmental Planning, Management, and Development

Current estimates indicate that the global demand for water will have increased sevenfold during the course of the present century. How can we minimize the potentially adverse environmental and social impacts of the crucial large-scale water development projects required to meet this over­whelming need?

This sweeping reference offers water resource and environmental professionals crucial, cutting-edge answers, emphasizing how it is possible to initiate large-scale water development projects that are both sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Featuring contributions by internationally renowned experts from nine countries, this timely guide:

  • Uniquely integrates water resource management and environmental and social impact issues.
  • Presents the latest concepts and data on waterlogging and salinity, sedimentation, land use, eutrophication, fisheries, and aquatic weeds.
  • Provides essential information on water quality management, modeling and monitoring, and wastewater reuse.
  • Details important economic, social, and institutional issues.

Designed for water scientists, managers, specialists, and planners, as well as for engineers, economists, environmental policymakers, and social scientists involved in water resource management, this is a comprehensive guide to dealing effectively with one of our most challenging global dilemmas.

By Asit K. Biswas, 1997, McGraw-Hill, New York, 737 pages.