Water Science and Technology Library

Runoff, Infiltration and Subsurface Flow of Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Editors: Issar, Arie S., Resnick, S.D. (Eds.)

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Arid and semi-arid regions can be defined as environments in which water is the limit­ ing factor for bio-systems. This means that survival of life in these regions involves a constant struggle to obtain this limited commodity and draw the maximum benefit out of it. However, despite the difficulties for plants, animals, and man to live in, these regions, they are being utilized more and more because of the pressure of world population growth. This is expressed in the expansion of agricultural activities in desert lands as well as by the formation and rapid growth of urban and industrial centers. These trends result in a growing demand for water on the one hand, and the disposal of vast amounts of waste water, as well as other types of refuse, on the other. Meeting the first demand, namely, supplying water to the agricultural communities and urban centers, involves, in many instances, the over-exploitation and misuse of nat­ ural water resources. The surplus of waste water, sometimes highly loaded with toxic compounds, is likely to cause irreversible damage to the environment. The geoscientists and engineers face a challenge on two conflicting fronts. Success on one front, namely, in answering the full demand for water, may lead to an increase in the pollution of the environment by waste water.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Runoff, Infiltration and Subsurface Flow of Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
Editors
  • Arie S. Issar
  • S.D. Resnick
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
21
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2929-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2929-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4034-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4701-4
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 184
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