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

ISBN-10: 0471438618
ISBN-13: 9780471438618
Edition: 2003
Authors: Thomas V. Cech
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Description: In this introductory text, after learning the basics of hydrology the reader is introduced to the specific characteristics of groundwater, lakes and rivers. It is shown how the science and geography of water resources affects public policy and how  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

In this introductory text, after learning the basics of hydrology the reader is introduced to the specific characteristics of groundwater, lakes and rivers. It is shown how the science and geography of water resources affects public policy and how water has been constructed in popular culture.

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
P o l i c y I s s u e
Early Water Transportation Development.
Egypt and Greece.
China.
Europe.
United States.
Early Hydropower Development
The Hydrologic Cycle.
Precipitation.
Measuring Precipitation.
Runoff.
Surface and Groundwater Storage.
Lakes and Reservoirs
C a s e s t u d y
Great Salt Lake of Utah
C a s e s t u d y
The Aral Sea of Uzbekistan.
Wetlands.
Groundwater.
Evaporation.
Condensation.
Climate and Weather.
Overview.
Climate.
Air Currents.
Ocean Currents.
Tilt of the Earth''s Axis.
Monitoring Climate Change. Weather.
Temperature. Air Pressure.
Humidity. Heating.
Wind Speed and Direction.
Weather Modification
Policy issue
Floods.
Drought
tPolicy issue
surface water hydrology
What Is Surface Water Hydrology? Watersheds.
Delineating a Watershed
tPolicy issue
Overland Flow.
Rivers.
Components of a River.
River Morphology.
Types of Rivers.
Gradient.
Lakes.
Types of Lakes.
Ecological Zones.
Thermal Cycles.
Seiches.
Transport and Deposition.
Velocity.
Sediment Load.
Water Measurement.
Overland Flow.
River Discharge.
Water Storage in Lakes and Reservoirs.
Flood Events.
Flood Frequency.
Probable Maximum Precipitation.
Probable Maximum Flood
Guestessay
GIS and Flooding by Jake Freier
tPolicy issue groundwater hydrology
What Is Groundwater? What Is Groundwater Hydrology? The Geology of Groundwater.
Sedimentary Rocks.
Glaciated Terrain.
Alluvial Valleys.
Tectonic Formations.
Groundwater Recharge
Policy issue
Aquifers.
Aquifer Types.
Properties of Aquifers.
Groundwater Movement
Policy issue
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
tPolicy issue
Fluoride.
Organic Chemicals.
Natural Organic Chemicals.
Synthetic Organic Chemicals.
Pesticides.
Nutrients.
Nitrogen.
Phosphorus.
The Nitrogen Cycle.
Nitrogen Fixation.
Mineralization/Ammonification.
Nitrification.
Dentrification.
The Phosphorus Cycle.
Eutrophication.
Waterborne Diseases.
Historical Problems.
Microorganisms.
Indicator Organisms.
Other Waterborne Organisms.
Water Quality Management.!1
Fate and Transport in Surface Water.
Fate and Transport in Groundwater
Guestessay
Managing Data for a Groundwater Restoration Project
Wellhead Protection Programs.
Delineation.
Contamination Source Inventory.
Source Management.
Contingency Planning.
Watershed Protection Programs.
Total Maximum Daily Loads
tPolicy issue
Water Sampling
Guestessay
Environmental Consulting as a Career by Sandra Novotny
C h a p t e r 6 municipal and irrigation water development
Municipal Water Systems
Case Study
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Overview.
History.
The Owens Valley.
The Metropolitan Water District
Policy Issue
Los Angeles Water Delivery System.
Los Angeles Water Rates.
Case Study
Lincoln Water System.
History.
Ashland Wellfield.
Lincoln Water Rates 159
Case Study
New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
History.
The Croton River Basin System.
City Tunnel #3
Guestessay
Construction of City Tunnel #3 by Eileen Schnock.
New York City Water Rates.
Irrigation.
Historical Perspective.
The Need for Irrigation.
Irrigation Techniques.
Gravity Irrigation.
Sprinkler Irrigation.
Drip Irrigation
Policy issue
Dam Basics.
Purposes of Dams.
Components of Dams.
Types of Dams.
Dam Operation

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