The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean

Perspectives Under Global Change

Editors: Sabater, Sergi, Barceló, Damià (Eds.)

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Water scarcity affects hydrologic resources, systems connectivity, biodiversity, water quality, and river ecosystem functioning. It has direct impacts on economic sectors that use and depend on water, such as agriculture, tourism, industry, energy and transport. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to climate changes, as well as one of the most impacted by human water demand. This volume provides an in-depth view of the water quality and quantity implications of water scarcity. It highlights its possible causes and describes the effects in regions under Mediterranean climate. The topics covered include climate effects, water resources (use, storage and new sources), water quality (chemical and microbiological), and the effects on ecosystems suffering from water scarcity. This book is addressed to scientists and students, but also to managers involved in the necessary decision making process to face future periods of drought.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Effects of Hydrologic Alterations on the Ecological Quality of River Ecosystems

    Sergi Sabater, Klement Tockner

    Pages 15-39

  • Metal Ecotoxicology in Fluvial Biofilms: Potential Influence of Water Scarcity

    Helena Guasch, Alexandra Serra, Natàlia Corcoll, Berta Bonet, Manel Leira

    Pages 41-53

  • Implications of Water Quality on Irrigation Practices Under Water Scarcity

    Faycel Chenini

    Pages 161-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean
Book Subtitle
Perspectives Under Global Change
Editors
  • Sergi Sabater
  • Damià Barceló
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03971-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03971-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03970-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26329-3
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics