Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas


Author: Howard S. Wheater,Simon A. Mathias,Xin Li
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489720
Category: Science
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Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction. Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these areas. Groundwater models are widely used globally to understand groundwater systems and to guide decisions on management. However, the hydrology of arid and semi-arid areas is very different from that of humid regions, and there is little guidance on the special challenges of groundwater modelling for these areas. This book brings together the experience of internationally leading experts to fill a gap in the scientific and technical literature. It introduces state-of-the-art methods for modelling groundwater resources, illustrated with a wide-ranging set of illustrative examples from around the world. The book is valuable for researchers, practitioners in developed and developing countries, and graduate students in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management, environmental engineering and geography.

Hydrological Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas


Author: Howard Wheater,Soroosh Sorooshian,K. D. Sharma
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139468081
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Arid and semi-arid regions are defined as areas where water is at its most scarce. The hydrological regime in these areas is extreme and highly variable, and they face great pressures to deliver and manage freshwater resources. However, there is no guidance on the decision support tools that are needed to underpin flood and water resource management in arid areas. UNESCO initiated the Global network for Water and Development Information for arid lands (GWADI), and arranged a workshop of the world's leading experts to discuss these issues. This book presents chapters from contributors to the workshop, and includes case studies from the world's major arid regions to demonstrate model applications, and web links to tutorials and state of the art modelling software. This volume is a valuable reference for researchers and engineers working on the water resources of arid and semi-arid regions.

Hydrology of Mediterranean and Semiarid Regions

Papers Selected for the International Conference on Hydrology of the Mediterranean and Semi-Arid Regions, Held in Montpellier, France from 1 to 4 April 2003
Author: Eric Servat
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781901502121
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 498
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Floods in a Changing Climate

Hydrologic Modeling
Author: P. P. Mujumdar,D. Nagesh Kumar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107018765
Category: Science
Page: 177
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Provides unique synthesis of various modeling methodologies used to aid planning and operational decision making, for academic researchers and professionals.

Floods in a Changing Climate

Inundation Modelling
Author: Giuliano Di Baldassarre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107018757
Category: Science
Page: 105
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Provides modelling tools to create hazard predictions for floodplains, based on state-of-the-art remote sensing data, for academic researchers and professionals.

Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

UNESCO-IHP
Author: Larry Mays
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203895444
Category: Science
Page: 228
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The Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) is an emerging approach to managing the entire urban water cycle in an integrated way, which is key to achieving the sustainability of urban water resources and services. The IUWM incorporates: the systematic consideration of the various dimensions of water, including surface and groundwater resources, quality and quantity issues; the implication that while water is a system it is also a component which interacts with other systems; and the interrelationships between water and social and economic development. Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions – the outcome of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme project on the topic – examines the integrated management of water resources in urban settings, focusing on issues specific to arid and semi-arid regions and on what make them different from other regions. The urban water management system is considered herein as two integrated major entities; water supply management and water excess management. The first six chapters provide an overview of the various aspects of IUWM in arid and semi-arid regions, with emphasis on water supply technologies, such as artificial recharge, water transfers, desalination, and harvesting of rainfall. Water excess management is examined in the context of both the stormwater management system and the floodplain management system. Case studies from developed and developing countries are presented in order to emphasize the various needs and challenges of water management in urban environments in arid and semi-arid regions around the world.

Karst Hydrology

Proceedings of an International Workshop (Workshop W2) Held at Rabat, Morocco, During the Fifth Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) : from 23 April to 3 May, 1997
Author: John Gunn,Alain Dassargues
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781901502404
Category: Hidrojeoloji
Page: 146
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Integrated Urban Water Management

Arid and Semi-arid Regions
Author: Larry W. Mays
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789231040610
Category: Arid regions
Page: 186
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The report examines the integrated management of water resources in urban settings, focusing on issues specific to arid and semi-arid regions. The urban water management system is considered here as two integrated processes: water supply management and water excess management. The first six chapters provide an overview of the various aspects of IUWM in arid and semi-arid regions, with emphasis on water supply technologies, such as artificial recharge, water transfers, desalination, and rainwater harvesting. Water excess management is examined in the context of both stormwater management and floodplain management. Case studies from developed and developing countries are presented in order to emphasize the various needs and challenges of water management in urban environments in arid and semi-arid regions worldwide. These case studies include: Mexico City, Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; Awash River Basin, Ethiopia; China; and Cairo, Egypt.

Groundwater Resources

Sustainability, Management, and Restoration
Author: Neven Kresic
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071640916
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
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An All-Inclusive Guide to Efficient, Cost-Effective Management of Groundwater Resources Groundwater Sustainability is a reliable, one-stop guide containing all the information you'll need to succeed in your groundwater management and development projects. It covers virtually every aspect of the subject, from how to characterize groundwater and evaluate its resources to determining the interactions between surface water and groundwater. Packed with hundreds of illustrations, this expansive guide reviews both established and innovative aquifer restoration techniques and technologies, including the control and remediation of contaminant sources and groundwater contaminant plumes. You'll also find valuable information regarding resource augmentation, the engineering necessary for resource development, and building comprehensive databases for efficient, cost-effective assessment. Written in an inviting-to-read style by a recognized expert in the field, Groundwater Sustainability provides the last word on the all-important subject of how to maintain and manage the most precious natural resource. Inside: In-depth coverage of groundwater availability and sustainability Treatment options for groundwater contaminants Tools and techniques for effectively managing aquifers Proven tactics for protecting and restoring groundwater resources Case studies, figures, graphs, and photographs Tips on building assessment models using a GIS platform This all-in-one guide covers: Global Freshwater Resources Aquifer Evaluation Groundwater Resource Development Groundwater Recharge Climate Change and Its Impact on Groundwater Groundwater Chemistry Drinking Water Treatment Options Managing & Restoring Groundwater Resources

Water, Life and Civilisation

Climate, Environment and Society in the Jordan Valley
Author: Steven Mithen,Emily Black
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496670
Category: Social Science
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A unique interdisciplinary study of the relationships between climate, hydrology and human society from 20,000 years ago to the present day within the Jordan Valley. It describes how state-of-the-art models can simulate the past, present and future climates of the Near East, reviews and provides new evidence for environmental change from geological deposits, builds hydrological models for the River Jordan and associated wadis and explains how present day urban and rural communities manage their water supply. The volume provides a new approach and new methods that can be applied for exploring the relationships between climate, hydrology and human society in arid and semi-arid regions throughout the world. It is an invaluable reference for researchers and advanced students concerned with the impacts of climate change and hydrology on human society, especially in the Near East.

Water Resources of Hard Rock Aquifers in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones


Author: J. W. Lloyd
Publisher: Unesco
ISBN: 9789231035111
Category: Science
Page: 284
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Hard rocks have a strong influence upon the hydrological cycle and their poor ability to transmit, store and yield groundwater may impose constraints upon socio-economic development. This book deals with the new methodologies and the means of exploiting groundwater resources in hard rocks: exploration and well-location, well-building methods, borehole and dug-well designs, methods for the analysis of pumping test data. Case-studies are included.

Estimation of Natural Groundwater Recharge


Author: I. Simmers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401577803
Category: Science
Page: 510
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In view of the rapidly expanding urban, industrial and agri cultural water requirements in many areas and the normally associated critical unreliability of surface water supplies in arid and semi-arid zones, groundwater exploration and use is of fundamental importance for logical economic development. Two interrelated facets should be evident in all such groundwater projects : (a) definition of groundwater recharge mechanisms and characteristics for identified geological formations, in order to determine whether exploitation in the long-term involves 'mining' of an es sentially 'fossil' resource or withdrawal from a dynamic supply. A solution to this aspect is essential for development of a re source management policy: (b) determination of recharge variability in time and space to thus enable determination of total aquifer input and to quantify such practical aspects as 'minimum risk' waste disposal locations and artificial recharge potential via (e.g.) devegetation or engi neering works. However, current international developments relating to natural recharge indicate the following 'problems' ; no single comprehensive estimation technique can yet be iden tified from the spectrum of methods available; all are reported to give suspect results.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The sciences and engineering
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
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CSIRO Water Resources Series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Groundwater
Page: N.A
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The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries

Theory, International Experience, and a Case Study of Jordan
Author: Manuel Schiffler
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714649078
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
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Groundwater is being depleted on a large scale in many arid and semi-arid parts of the world. The author asks whether it should be avoided at any price? or if it is desirable in certain circumstances, by undertaking an economic analysis and considering the political and hydrological aspects of water management.

Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft

Eine Einführung für Ingenieure
Author: Ulrich Maniak
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662490870
Category: Science
Page: 748
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Die aktualisierte und überarbeitete 7.Auflage des Fachbuchs Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft beschreibt hydrologische Grundlagen und Lösungsansätze für Aufgaben in der Wassermengen- und -gütewirtschaft und im Gewässerschutz. Erweitert wurden die Verfahren der Abflussermittlung und Datenverarbeitung sowie die Ermittlung von Bemessungswerten für Wasserbauten und ihren Betrieb mit Flussgebietsmodellen, auch unter Einfluss des Klimawandels, der Risikobetrachtungen für ihr Versagen und der Durchflussvorhersage. Ergänzt wurden Stoffbilanz- und -transportmodelle zur Prognose der Gewässergüte bei Sanierungsmaßnahmen. Die Interpretation der Ergebnisse wird durch zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele veranschaulicht. Die Neuauflage ist ein unverzichtbares Arbeitsbuch, genau und aktuell auf die Praxis des Ingenieurs zugeschnitten.

Grundriss der Klimakunde


Author: Wladimir Peter Köppen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Climatology
Page: 388
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Geotitles


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Earth sciences
Page: N.A
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Handbuch der Klimatologie


Author: Julius F von Hann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864445825
Category:
Page: 728
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Julius von Hann war Begründer der modernen Meteorologie. Seine dreibändige Reihe erschien ursprünglich 1908 und wird hier in zwei Teilen veröffentlicht. Im zweiten Teil ist der Band 3: Klima der gemäßigten Zonen und der Polarzonen enthalten.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hydrology
Page: N.A
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