Principles of Water Resources History, Development, Management, and Policy

ISBN-10: 0470136316

ISBN-13: 9780470136317

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Thomas V. Cech, Cech

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With all new and updated material, the third edition provides civil engineers with a complete history of water availability. It also delves into government development, management, and policy of water usage. New information is included on international water issues, water measurement, and telemetry. Additional details are also presented on global warming and its impact on water resources. In addition, environmental engineers will gain a current understanding of the field through updated case studies and images that make the material more relevant.
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List price: $160.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

About the Author
Preface
Book Companion Website
A Note to the Student
Historical Perspective of Water use and Development
Drinking Water for Early Civilizations
Early Irrigation and Flood-Control Projects
Egypt
China
The Middle East
India, Spain, Portugal, and South America
North America
Early Water Transportation Development
Egypt and Greece
China
Europe
United States
Early Hydropower Development
The Hydrologic Cycle, Climate, and Weather
The Properties of Water
The Hydrologic Cycle
Precipitation
Measuring Precipitation
Runoff
Surface and Groundwater Storage
Lakes and Reservoirs
Case Study Great Salt Lake of Utah
Case Study The Aral Sea of Uzbekistan
Wetlands
Groundwater
Evaporation
Condensation
Guest Essay Fog Harvesting by Dr. Robert S. Schemenauer
Climate and Weather
Overview
Climate
Air Currents
Ocean Currents
Tilt of the Earth's Axis
Monitoring Climate Change
Urban Microclimates
Guest Essay Urbanization and Its Effects on Key Atmospheric and Surface Water Cycles by Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd
Processes
Weather
Temperature
Air Pressure
Humidity
Heating
Wind Speed and Direction
Weather Modification
Floods
Drought
Surface Water Hydrology
What Is Surface Water Hydrology?
Watersheds
Delineating a Watershed
Overland Flow
Rivers
Components of a River
River Morphology
Types of Rivers
Gradient
Lakes
Types of Lakes
Ecological Zones
Thermal Cycles
Seiches
Water Measurement
Overland Flow
River Discharge
Water Storage in Lakes and Reservoirs
Flood Events
Flood Frequency
Probable Maximum Precipitation
Probable Maximum Flood
Guest Essay GIS and Flooding by Jake Freier
Transport and Deposition
Velocity
Sediment Load
Groundwater Hydrology
What Is Groundwater?
What Is Groundwater Hydrology?
The Geology of Groundwater
Sedimentary Rocks
Guest Essay Sinkholes by Carlos Herd
Glaciated Terrain
Alluvial Valleys
Tectonic Activity
Groundwater Recharge
Aquifers
Aquifer Types
Properties of Aquifers
Groundwater Movement
Age of Groundwater
Locating and Mapping Groundwater
Drilling a Groundwater Well
Water Quality
Water Pollution
Point Source and Nonpoint Source Pollution
Point Source Pollution
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Basic Parameters of Water
Temperature
Dissolved Oxygen
pH
Turbidity
Hardness
Inorganic Chemicals
Metals
Lead
Arsenic
Minerals
Salt
Policy Issue
Fluoride
Selenium
Organic Chemicals
Natural Organic Chemicals
Synthetic Organic Compounds
Pesticides
Nutrients
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
The Nitrogen Cycle
Nitrogen Fixation
Mineralization/Ammonification
Nitrification
Denitrification
The Phosphorus Cycle
Eutrophication
Waterborne Diseases
Historical Problems
Microorganisms
Indicator Organisms
Other Waterborne Organisms
Water Quality Management
Fate and Transport
Fate and Transport in Surface Water
Fate and Transport in Groundwater
Guest Essay Managing Data for a Groundwater Restoration Project by Dr. Curt Elmore
Wellhead Protection Programs
Organization
Delineation
Contamination Source Inventory
Source Management
Contingency Planning
Watershed Protection Programs
Total Maximum Daily Loads
Guest Essay Lake Okeechobee TMDLs by Dr. David Radcliffe and Dr. Todd Rasmussen
Water Sampling
Municipal and Irrigation Water Development
Municipal Water Systems
Case Study Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Case Study Lincoln Water System
Case Study New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Guest Study Construction of City Tunnel #3 by Eileen M. Schnock
Irrigation
Historical Perspective
The need for Irrigation
Irrigation Techniques
Gravity Irrigation
Sprinkler Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Dams
Dam Basics
Purposes of Dams
Components of Dams
Types of Dams
Dam Operations
Case Study Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona
Case Study Kingsley Dam and Lake McConaughy, Nebraska
Case Study Grand Coulee Dam and Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, Washington State
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Impacts of Dams
Guest Essay Forced Urbanization: The Three Gorges Dam Relocation Process by Colin Flahive
Dams and Locks for Navigation
Guest Essay Navigation on the Tennessee River by Ted Nelson
Water Allocation Law
Ancient Water Allocation Law
Code of Hammurabi
Justinian Code
Ancient Riparian Doctrine
Water Allocation Law: 1200-1799
Spanish Water Law
First Possession
English Common Law: 1200-1799
Mill Acts of the Eastern United States
Water Allocation Law: 1800-1847
Code Napol�on
Riparian Doctrine: 1800-1847
Tyler v. Wilkinson
Water Allocation Law in the Western United States: 1800-1847
Water Allocation Law: 1848-1899
Riparian Doctrine
Doctrine of Prior Appropriation: 1848-1899
The California Gold Rush
The Colorado Gold Rush
Water Allocation Law: 1900-Present
Riparian Doctrine
Doctrine of Prior Appropriation: 1900-Present
Interstate River Compacts
Selected River Compacts
Colorado River Compact of 1922
Niagara River Water Diversion Treaty of 1950
Delaware River Compact of 1961
Groundwater Allocation Law
Historical Perspective
Role of the Federal Government
Legal Properties of Groundwater
Federal Reserved Water Rights
Guest Essay Stream Subflow and Water Rights by John Regan
Federal Water Agencies
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Overview
Brief History and Duties
Navigation Duties
Flood-Control Duties
Wetlands Protection Duties
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)
Overview
Brief History
National Irrigation Congresses
The Reclamation Act of 1902
The Anti-Dam Construction Era
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Overview
Brief History
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Overview
Brief History
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Overview
Brief History
National Park Service (NPS)
Overview
Brief History
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Overview
Brief History
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Overview
Brief History
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Overview
Brief History
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Overview and Brief History
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Overview and Brief History
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Overview and Brief History
Local, Regional, State, and Multistate Water Management Agencies
Local Water Agencies
Municipal Water Departments
Historical Overview
Water and Sewer Districts
Overview
Example: Highline Water District, Kent, Washington
Levee and Flood-Control Districts
Historical Overview
Levee Districts
Flood-Control Districts
Example: Pima County Regional Flood Control District, Tucson, Arizona
Mutual Ditch and Irrigation Companies
Historical Overview
Regional Water Agencies
Overview
Irrigation Districts
Example: Farwell Irrigation District, Farwell, Nebraska
Conservancy/Conservation Districts
Example: Miami Conservancy District, Dayton, Ohio
Natural Resources Districts-Nebraska
Example: Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, Omaha, Nebraska
Groundwater Management Districts-Kansas
Example: Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4, Colby, Kansas
Water Management Districts-Florida
State Water Agencies
State of Arizona Water Agencies
State of Rhode Island Water Agencies
Multistate Water Agencies
Chesapeake Bay Commission
Missouri River Basin Association
Water Management in Mexico and Canada
Overview
Guest Essay Water Management in Mexico by Dr. Alvaro A. Aldama
Guest Essay Water Management in Canada: The Inter-Jurisdictional Context by Ralph L. Pentland
Careers
Drinking-Water and Wastewater Treatment
Historical Perspective on Drinking-Water Treatment
Guest Essay Water Desalination in the Middle East: One of the Realistic Options by Dr. Fares M. Howari
Federal Protection of Drinking Water in the United States
Drinking-Water Treatment Process
Protection of Water Quality
Intakes for Raw Water
Case Study Department of Water Management, City of Chicago, Illinois
Pretreatment of Drinking Water
Flocculation/Coagulation
Filtration
Case Study Sewerage and Water Board, City of New Orleans, Louisiana
Final Drinking-Water Treatment
Distribution System
Historical Perspective on Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Treatment Process
Primary Treatment
Secondary Treatment
Tertiary Treatment
Nutrient Removal
Septic Tanks and Leach Fields
Wetlands and Water Treatment
Water, Fish, and Wildlife
Early Fish and Wildlife Protection
Fish and Wildlife Protection in the 20th Century
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Endangered Species Act
Wetlands and Wildlife
Case Study Snail Darters and the Little Tennessee River
Case Study Whooping Cranes and the Platte River
Case Study Salmon and the Columbia River
Human-Environment Relationship
Guest Essay Careers in Fish and Wildlife Management by Larry Rogstad
The Economics of Water
Introduction
The Value of Water
Water as a Public versus a Private Good
Privatization
Water Affordability
Water Marketing
Surface Water Marketing
Groundwater Marketing
Water Banking
Pollution Fees and Credits
Environmental Values
Water Use Conflicts
Reasons for Water Use Conflicts
Texas
Guest Essay Water Planning in Texas by Connie Townsend
Alabama and Florida versus
Georgia
Northern and Southern California
Canada
The Middle East
Religious/Political Background
Water Resources in the Middle East
West Bank Mountain Aquifer
Jordan River
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Tragedy of the Commons
Emerging Water Issues
Future Global Water Management Issues
Population
Lack of Wastewater Treatment
Environmental Degradation
"Business as Usual"
Future Global Water Management Solutions
Privatization of Water Treatment and Delivery
"Technology Saves the Day"
Groundwater Recharge
Water Conservation
Dam Construction
"Global Warming Floods the World"
Water Education
The Watercourse and International Project Wet
Water Education Foundation
Groundwater Foundation
American Ground Water Trust
Stockholm International Water Institute
The Need for Cooperation
The Human Factor
Ethics
The Power of the Individual
"Space Is the Answer"
Guest Essay Where Do We Go from Here? by Susan S. Seacrest
Conclusions
Appendix
Reading Topographic Maps
Selected Environmental and Conservation Organizations
Ducks Unlimited
Environmental Defense Fund
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Conservancy
Nature Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club
Trout Unlimited
Wilderness Society
Photo and Illustration Credits
Glossary
Index
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