Water Resources - 9781597264945

Un libro in lingua di Shimon Anisfeld edito da Island Pr, 2010

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In this Concise but wide-ranging introduction to water resources, Shimon Anisfeld explores the complex interactions between Humans and water, from power production and agriculture to drinking water and sanitation. The book familiarizes students with the current water crisis and with approaches for managing this essential resource more effectively in a time of rapid change. Anisfeld addresses both social and ecological problems, including water scarcioty, pollution, disease, flooding, conflicts over water, and degradation of aquatic ecosystems. For inquiring students of any level, Water Resources provides a comprehensive one-volume guide to a complex, but vital, field of study.

"At long last, a fresh and comprehensive treatment of the relevant water issues of our day. Shimon Anisfeld writes with a clarity informed both by the scholarly setting of academia and by wet boots in the marsh. This is certain to become the new Standard text for anyone interested in water."---Brian Richter, Director, Freshwater Conservation Program, the Nature Conservancy

"This book is powerful because of its broad and deep utility for a diverse range of readers concerned with the sustainability of natural systems. It is an accessible and comprehensive presentation of the science of water resources, and the many challenes of managing the pressing water crisis now being faced in every part of the world. It will be illuminating, authoritative, and useful to many People in many ways."---Zygmunt Jan Broel Plater, Professor of Law, Boston College

Water Resources in part of the Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies Series produced by Island Press in collaboration with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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