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Introduction To Water Resources And Environmental Issues

How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What factors influence water quality, droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world's water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thorough introduction to the complex world of water resources. The strength of the book is its coverage of the fundamentals of the science of water, aquatic ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, supplemented by internet resources and examples from water resource issues in the news to engage the student. The book begins with a short history of human use and influence on water, followed by chapters on the geomorphology, hydrology, chemistry, and biology of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Major disease issues, worldwide water quality and quantity problems, and potential solutions are addressed. Water laws, water allocation, and the conflicts involved are discussed using US and international examples. Students in departments of environmental studies, life science, Earth science, and engineering will benefit from this broad survey of these crucial issues.

Hardcover: 468 pages

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 18, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0521869889

ISBN-13: 978-0521869881

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues has some of the best summary, vocab, and knowledge pertaining to the subject of environmental studies. It contains some of the best description of nature's components, which is a necessity for readers or learners to understand the nature in depth.

Best book on water resources I have found!(so far) This books writing is clear understandable and informative so if information on water is of interest to you just get this book its a great place to start.

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