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Earth Sciences & Geography - Hydrogeology | Nile River Basin - Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

Nile River Basin

Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

Melesse, Assefa M. (Ed.)

2011, XXVII, 419 p.

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  • Fills the knowledge gap about one of the most important transboundary rivers in the world
  • Describes the hydrology and ecology of the basin in relation to the anthropogenic and climate changes
  • Combines science, engineering and management
  • Serves as s useful reference for understanding regional water issues for a changing basin

This book presents results of scientific studies ranging from hydrological modelling to water management and policy issues in the Nile River basin. It examines the physical, hydrometeorological and hydrogeological description of the basin along with analysis in understanding the hydrological processes of the basin under the changing land-use stemming from population pressure and increased natural resources tapping. The book discusses the increased impact of climate change on the river flows, and such issues as water availability and demand, management and policy to offset the imbalance between demand and available resources.

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This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy makers as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference text for ecohydrology, arid zone hydrology, hydrology of transboundary rivers and similar courses.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Climate change - Hydrological modelling - Land-use change - The Nile River - Transboundary river

Related subjects » Geography - Hydrogeology - Pollution and Remediation - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

Table of contents 

Part 1. Physical Description and Hydrology of the Basin.- Part 2. Geology, Sediment Dynamics and Groundwater System of the Nile Basin.- Part 3. Hydrological Modeling.- Part 4. Water Availability, Hydrological Extremes and Effects of Land-Use and Climate Change on the Hydrology.- Part 5. Water Use, Management and Policy.

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