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:
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.
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