Environmentally-sound water management / edited by N.C. Thanh, Asit K. Biswas.

Contributor(s): Thanh, N.C | Biswas, Asit K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University, 1990Description: xv, 276 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0198563892 (pbk); 9780198563891 (pbk.).Other title: Environmentally sound water management.Subject(s): WATER RESOURCES | RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | IRRIGATION | AGRICULTURE | MONITORING | PLANNING | EDUCATION | WATER QUALITY | WATER POLLUTION | HEALTH | WATER SUPPLY | WATER USES | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION | AID | CATCHMENTS | GROUNDWATER | ASWAN DAM | DAMS | FLOODS | FLOODING | MODELS | RUNOFF | SOIL EROSION | RIVER DISCHARGE | SEDIMENTATION | LAKES | RIVERS | LANDFILLS | OIL POLLUTION | SILTATION | SALINITY | ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTSHoldings: GRETA POINT: 556.18 ENV
Contents:
Foreword / Mostafa Kamal Tolba -- Preface / The Editors -- List of Contributors -- 1. Water Systems and the Environment / N.C. Thanh, D.M. Tam -- 2. Objectives and Concepts of Environmentally-sound Water Management / Asit K. Biswas -- 3. Planning and Decision-Making Framework / Janusz Kindler -- 4. General Management Techniques -- I. Techniques and Methods: Institutional, Legal, and Financial Framework / Wanchai Ghooprasert -- II. Environmental Education, Training, and Research / M.B. Pescod -- 5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects / Asit K. Biswas -- 6. Management of Water Projects / Wanchai Ghooprasert -- 7. Watershed Management / Asit K. Biswas -- 8. Water Quality Management -- I. Surface Water Quality Management / N.C. Thanh, D.M. Tam -- II. Groundwater Quality Management / R Mackay -- 9. Environmental Impacts of the High Aswan Dam: A Case Study / M. Abu-Zeid -- Index.
Summary: Two of the world's leading authorities on environmentally sound water policy offer an overview of knowledge in the field of water resources management. The work recognizes that the main challenge in this field lies in learning how to maximize the positive impact of water development projects while minimizing adverse effects. Contributors describe efforts around the world that have yielded helpful lessons in planning and managing water projects that can ensure reliable supplies, efficient distribution, pollution control, and security from flood damage, while avoiding negative social and environmental disruptions. The information presented here will be of use to managers and policy-makers concerned with the development of water resources.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / Mostafa Kamal Tolba -- Preface / The Editors -- List of Contributors -- 1. Water Systems and the Environment / N.C. Thanh, D.M. Tam -- 2. Objectives and Concepts of Environmentally-sound Water Management / Asit K. Biswas -- 3. Planning and Decision-Making Framework / Janusz Kindler -- 4. General Management Techniques -- I. Techniques and Methods: Institutional, Legal, and Financial Framework / Wanchai Ghooprasert -- II. Environmental Education, Training, and Research / M.B. Pescod -- 5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects / Asit K. Biswas -- 6. Management of Water Projects / Wanchai Ghooprasert -- 7. Watershed Management / Asit K. Biswas -- 8. Water Quality Management -- I. Surface Water Quality Management / N.C. Thanh, D.M. Tam -- II. Groundwater Quality Management / R Mackay -- 9. Environmental Impacts of the High Aswan Dam: A Case Study / M. Abu-Zeid -- Index.

Two of the world's leading authorities on environmentally sound water policy offer an overview of knowledge in the field of water resources management. The work recognizes that the main challenge in this field lies in learning how to maximize the positive impact of water development projects while minimizing adverse effects. Contributors describe efforts around the world that have yielded helpful lessons in planning and managing water projects that can ensure reliable supplies, efficient distribution, pollution control, and security from flood damage, while avoiding negative social and environmental disruptions. The information presented here will be of use to managers and policy-makers concerned with the development of water resources.

GRETA POINT: 556.18 ENV

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