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Arid Lands Water Evaluation and Management

Maliva, Robert, Missimer, Thomas M.

2012, XXIX, 1076 p. 196 illus., 169 illus. in color.

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  • Constitutes the first comprehensive book on arid lands water management that includes all aspects of the water supply, including groundwater, surface water, desalination, and water reuse
  • Richly illustrated with over 10 color illustrations showing many photographs of geologic and hydrologic features unique to arid lands
  • Integrates water management techniques with the science of aquifer hydrogeology and other engineering aspects of water supply
A large part of the global population lives in arid lands which have low rainfall and often lack the water required for sustainable population and economic growth. This book presents a comprehensive description of the hydrogeology and hydrologic processes at work in arid lands. It describes the techniques that can be used to assess and manage the water resources of these areas with an emphasis on groundwater resources, including recent advances in hydrologic evaluation and the differences between how aquifer systems behave in arid lands versus more humid areas. Water management techniques are described and summarized to show how a more comprehensive approach to water management is required in these areas, including the need to be aware of cultural sensitivities and conditions unique to many arid regions. The integration of existing resources with the addition of new water sources, such as desalination of brackish water and seawater, along with reusing treated wastewater, will be required to meet future water supply needs. Also, changing climatic conditions will force water management systems to be more robust so that future water supply demands can be met as droughts become more intense and rainfall events become more intense. A range of water management techniques are described and discussed in order to illustrate the methods for integrating these measures within the context of arid lands conditions.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Arid Lands - Desalination - Hydrogeology - Integrated Water Management - Water Reuse

Related subjects » Environmental Science & Engineering - Hydrogeology - Hydrology and Water Resources - Pollution and Remediation

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