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Author Pereira, L. S.

Title Coping with water scarcity : addressing the challenges / by Luis Santos Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides
Edition New revised and extended edition
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction -- Water scarcity concepts -- Physical characteristics and processes leading to water scarcity -- Droughts and desertification -- Conceptual thinking in coping with water scarcity -- Surface water use and harvesting -- Groundwater use and recharge -- Using non-conventional water resources -- Water conservation and saving : concepts and performance -- Water conservation and saving measures and practices -- Social, economic, cultural, legal and institutional constraints and issues -- Education
Summary Serves as a guide to the establishment of regional and/or local guidelines for developing and implementing fresh ideas for coping with water scarcity. This book offers information to assist decision makers, water managers, engineers, agronomists, social scientists and other professions in formulating coherent, harmonious views on the issue
Notes Revised edition of: Coping with water scarcity / by Luis S. Pereira, Ian Cordery, Iacovos Iacovides. Paris, France : UNESCO, 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-375) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Water resources development.
Water-supply -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Cordery, I.
Iacovides, Iacovos.
LC no. 2008942791
ISBN 1402095783
1402095791 (electronic bk.)
9781402095795 (electronic bk.)