Rivers and Water Management

Author: Garrett Nagle

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340846353

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Access to Geography: Rivers and Water Management provides in-depth coverage of these important themes and features up-to-date case studies. The key topics covered include: the hydrological cycle; river dynamics; river processes and their impacts; and rivers and water management. Throughout, the text incorporates examples of a local, national and global nature. In addition, the study guide enables AS and A level students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills required to successfully tackle their exams.
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21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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GCSE Geography

Author: Andrew Page

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790777

Category: Geography

Page: 124

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The New Wider World Coursemate for OCR/WJEC B GCSE Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas to support OCR/WJEC's 2001 Geography B specification.
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Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues

Author: Karrie Lynn Pennington,Thomas V. Cech

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107394201

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What factors influence water quality, droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world's water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thorough introduction to the complex world of water resources. The strength of the book is its coverage of the fundamentals of the science of water, aquatic ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, supplemented by internet resources and examples from water resource issues in the news to engage the student. The book begins with a short history of human use and influence on water, followed by chapters on the geomorphology, hydrology, chemistry, and biology of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Major disease issues, worldwide water quality and quantity problems, and potential solutions are addressed. Water laws, water allocation, and the conflicts involved are discussed using US and international examples. Students in departments of environmental studies, life science, Earth science, and engineering will benefit from this broad survey of these crucial issues.
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River Basin Trajectories

Societies, Environments and Development

Author: François Molle,Philippus Wester

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 1845935381

Category: Science

Page: 311

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Mainstream views of water resource development focus on conventional concepts of supply and demand and often conceive of river basin development as a linear and rational process of harnessing nature and developing water for human use. However, human-environment interactions are more complex and the way societies respond to water challenges is shaped by a number of cultural, environmental, economic and political factors. Using river basin case studies in a variety of contexts, this book provides an overview of how societies have gradually developed their water resources and furthers our understanding of how such resources can be managed successfully or unsuccessfully. Discussing how and why particular options are selected, and why a particular course of events eventually prevails, the book stresses the importance of context and a multidisciplinary approach in moving towards sustainable and equitable development.
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AS Level Geography

Author: Ann Bowen,John Pallister

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435352837

Category: Geography

Page: 296

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This work aims to combine comprehensive coverage of the full range of topics with a flexible approach to learning. It covers basic geographical skills and offers help with revision and exam techniques.
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Revise for GCSE Geography AQA C

Author: David Payne,Sue Jennings

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435099954

Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Page: 128

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This text includes examiners' tips on preparing for and sitting the exam and explains how case studies should be used. It also contains double-page spreads, which contain key information for revising each area of subject content.
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Essential AS Geography

Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751754

Category: Geography

Page: 408

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Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and rapidly instil confidence in the first year student, providing the means to achieve examination success.
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An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations

Author: Marc Cogen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472445724

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations provides an up-to-date and accessible reference to European intergovernmental organizations other than the European Union. The EU is so dominant that people often overlook the multitude of older and newer, smaller and larger intergovernmental organizations rooted in the history of contemporary Europe which continue to help shape its future. The specialized character of these organizations adds value to cooperation in Europe as a whole, creates permanent channels of communication regardless of EU membership and allows the possibility for non-European involvement through organizations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and NATO. It also allows sub regional groups of states, such as the Nordic countries or the Benelux countries to exist and express their own identity via their own organizations. This book looks at the history of Non-EU organizations, their decision-making characteristics, membership policies, legal powers actions and interactions with each other and the European Union. A uniform scheme of analysis is used to make European intergovernmental organizations comparable and by studying them we gain a deeper understanding and insight into European affairs.
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Geography of British Columbia, Third Edition

People and Landscapes in Transition

Author: Brett McGillivray

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774845198

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Why is British Columbia unique within Canada? What forces have shaped its landscape and its people? To answer these questions, Brett McGillivray adopts primarily a thematic approach. He begins by giving a regional overview and introduction to geographic concepts and the physical processes that produced a spectacularly diverse landscape. He then tackles different themes, tracing the province's historical geography, offering detailed accounts of its economic geography, and discussing contemporary issues such as urbanization, economic development, and resource management. This fully revised edition is enhanced by updated figures, maps, and graphs and by new discussions of how globalization, climate change, and recession are influencing the province and its people.
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Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Large Cities

Author: Dragan A. Savic (Bauingenieur)

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502978

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 301

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An excellent compendium of current water management and planning for, in, and around large cities in the developing world, including cities such as Ibadan and Lagos (Nigeria), Delhi and Chennai (India), Shijiazhuang, Tienjing and Luoyang (China), Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Curitibe (Brazil), as well as Zagreb and Dresden in eastern Europe.
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Key Geography Extensions

Author: David Waugh,David Gardner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748740666

Category: Geography

Page: 128

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Written as a resource for more able pupils, this book offers challenging material that develops the existing series. It is an extension that develops a higher level of skill in both range and depth; links exercises and case studies to Internet sites and ICT activities; encourages the study of themes and places to more depth; has an increased amount of text and uses a higher level geographical vocabulary; offers greater opportunities for individual research, oral work and discussion and increases the opportunities for the development of values and attitudes.
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Hydro-political assessment of water governance from the top-down and review of literature on local level institutions and practices in the Volta Basin

Author: Yaw Opoku-Ankomah,Youssouf Dembélé,Ben Y. Ampomah,Léopold Somé

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290906367

Category: Volta River Watershed (Ghana)

Page: 36

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An “hydro-political” assessment of water governance in the Volta Basin is one of two preparatory activities intended to guide and inform the development of a generic methodological model for building local indigenous institutional principles into international/transboundary river basin institutional arrangements. This report details from a “top-down” perspective, the historical developments of water governance of the Volta River Basin, paying special attention to the economic, political and social dynamics of water management within the legal and institutional frameworks in the Ghana and Burkina Faso portions of the Volta basin. The findings are based primarily on literature review, interviews with some key professionals and to some extent, previous knowledge and field experience
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Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management: Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS

Author: T. Naff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401712093

Category: Science

Page: 252

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The Issues, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Budapest, Hungary July 27 -31, 1997 TIlOMAS NAFF University of Pennsylvania 847 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 USA tna. /J"@sas. upenn. edu 1. The Issues Sharing data and infonnation enables people to think together in solving problems, in building trust essential for cooperative efforts toward sustaining shared vital natural resources, and in avoiding conflict. It is axiomatic that all planning and policy making, not least for environmental and resource sustainability, depend for success on accmate data and infonnation dispensed freely to all who need it, from farmers to heads of state. These maxims are particularly apt when applied to water resources that are international and transboundary. In those circumstances, the need for cooperation and sharing are acute if the water source is to be managed, distributed, and used equitably and efficiently. In many parts of the world, the collection, management, reporting, and quality of water and environmental data are often so poor and incomplete as to render them useless, or they are treated as security issues and are therefore classified. Either way, wherever those conditions exist, essential planning and policy data and information of good quality are relatively hard to come by. The consequences are high, particularly for effective basin-wide river management and resource sustainability.
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Land, Water and Development

Sustainable Management of River Basin Systems

Author: Malcolm Newson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134732309

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 9099

This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition: * highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit * features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel * makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout * strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.
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Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context

Institutional Strategies for Improving the Productivity of Agricultural Water Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 929090478X

Category: Integrated water development

Page: 316

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The main objective of the 5-day workshop was to present and discuss research being conducted by IWMI and IFPRI in selected river basins in the Asian region with financial support from the ADB through its regional technical assistance mechanism (RETA). The studies conducted by the two centers share some common goals, and encompass work plans and methodologies that are highly complementary and mutually supportive.
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A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

Author: Stephanie Buechler,Anne-Marie S. Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from multiple disciplines, the book develops solution-oriented advances to theory, policy and planning to tackle the complexity of these global environmental changes. Using applied research on the contemporary management of groundwater, springs, rivers, lakes, watersheds and coastal wetlands in Central and South Asia, Northern, Central and Southern Africa, and South and North America, the authors draw on a variety of methodological perspectives and new theoretical approaches to demonstrate the importance of considering multiple layers of social difference as produced by and central to the effective governance and local management of water resources. This unique collection employs a unifying feminist political ecology framework that emphasizes the ways that gender interacts with other social and geographical locations of water resource users. In doing so, the book further questions the normative gender discourses that underlie policies and practices surrounding rural and urban water management and climate change, water pollution, large-scale development and dams, water for crop and livestock production and processing, resource knowledge and expertise, and critical livelihood studies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies, feminist and environmental geography, anthropology, sociology, environmental philosophy, public policy, planning, media studies, Latin American and other area studies, as well as women’s and gender studies.
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International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia

Author: R. Wirsing,C. Jasparro,D. Stoll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292199

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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The authors explore the fresh water crisis of Himalayan Asia. While the region hosts some of the world's mightiest rivers, it is also home to rapidly modernizing, increasingly affluent, and demographically multiplying societies, ensuring the rapid depletion of water resources and of disputes over ownership of transboundary waters.
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Integrated Approach to Environmental Data Management Systems

Author: Nilgun B. Harmanciogammalu,M.N. Alpaslan,S.D. Ozkul,V.P. Singh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401156166

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 546

View: 2483

An integrated approach to environmental data management is necessitated by the complexity of the environmental problems that need to be addresses, coupled with the interdisciplinary approach that needs to be adopted to solve them. Agenda 21 of the Rio Environmental Conference mandated international programmes and organizations to take steps to develop common data and information management plans, and steps have been taken in this direction. The key word that defines the framework of the present book is `integration'. The book establishes the basics of integrated approaches and covers environmental data management systems within that framework, covering all aspects of data management, from objectives and constraints, design of data collection networks, statistical and physical sampling, remote sensing and GIS, databases, reliability of data, data analysis, and the transformation of data into information.
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