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Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

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Droughts, floods and pollution are frequently viewed as constraints to economic and social development. How too little, too much or over-polluted water is managed can determine the extent to which this critical resource contributes to human welfare.

How can those managing our water resources do so in a way that meets society’s changing objectives and needs?

An Introduction to Methods, Models and Applications
By Daniel P. Loucks and Eelco van Beek with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P.M. Dijkman, Monique T. Villars
Studies and Reports in Hydrology series
Book / Cd-Rom, 680 pages, figures, tables, boxes, index and bibliography
Format: 26.8 x 21 cm

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Droughts, floods and pollution are frequently viewed as constraints to economic and social development. How too little, too much or over-polluted water is managed can determine the extent to which this critical resource contributes to human welfare.

How can those managing our water resources do so in a way that meets society’s changing objectives and needs?

Water Resources Systems Planning and Management considers how water resources can become more integrated and sustainable. It introduces the science and art of modelling in support of water resources planning and management. The authors draw on their extensive experience to provide a variety of management tools that can be used in water resources system planning, development and management projects worldwide.

The information, examples, case studies and range of exercises included in this book will facilitate the process of becoming a skilled water resources systems modeller, analyst and planner. It will serve many students, teachers, and practising water resource engineers and planners in the years to come.

Daniel P. Louks is Professor of Civil Engineering at Cornell University in the USA.

Eelco Van Beek is a water resource specialist and manager of the freshwater systems group within WL - Delft Hydraulics in the Netherlands.