Nato Science Series: IV:

Integrated Water Management

Practical Experiences and Case Studies

Editors: Meire, P., Coenen, M., Lombardo, C., Robba, M., Sacile, R. (Eds.)

  • The volume is the result of the work of international experts in different disciplines related to Integrated Water Management (IWM)
  • Presents current methodological approaches
  • Describes case studies from all over the world
  • Examines the main problems and future directions of IWM
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About this book

It is widely stipulated that the world’s water supply will come to symbolize the blue gold of the 21st century. As such, it is essential that further efforts be invested in developing practical means for managing this natural wealth, in order to avoid any possible threat of depletion, contamination or adverse side effects for the societies who depend on it. Water is a limited resource, and human beings and their subsequent anth- pogenic processes can cause subtle but drastic variations in its quantity and quality, which can in turn result in changes to the source’s related ecosystem. The EC directive 2000/60 introduced a whole range of specific definitions, objectives and constraints regarding the various aspects of water management, including water quality management, policies, economic aspects, ecology, price, and sustainable development. These issues all require the formulation of common, integrated, sustainable approaches for managing the water system from a multidisciplinary perspective, and the definition of new professional skills, requirements which become even more evident where transboundary areas are concerned. In order to take decisions in an equitable, sustainable, and ethical fashion, water resource management does in fact call for extensive knowledge of the complex relationships between citizens and their water system. The book represents a practical contribution made possible thanks to the efforts of scientists from NATO countries and partners, along with Belgium and Italy’s collaboration on Integrated Water Management and its possible risk factors, including problems related to targeted terrorist acts.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meire, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Filling the Information Gap between Water Systems and Decision Makers in the Sustainable Development of a Territory

    Colaceci, Fabrizio (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Towards an Adaptive Approach in Planning and Management Process

    Rosa, Manuela Pires

    Pages 23-32

  • The Value of the Italian Civil Protection System in Integrated Water Management For The Mediterranean Environment

    Giannoni, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • Knowledge Discovery in Environmental Data

    Izquierdo, Joaquín (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6550-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6551-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Water Management
Book Subtitle
Practical Experiences and Case Studies
Editors
  • P. Meire
  • M. Coenen
  • C. Lombardo
  • M. Robba
  • R. Sacile
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
80
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6552-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6552-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6550-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6551-4
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 363
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