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Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management

Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management Book
Author : Andrea Castelletti,Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-10-19
ISBN : 9780080466026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) paradigm has been worldwide recognized as the only feasible way currently available to ensure a sustainable perspective in planning and managing water resource systems. It is the inspiring principle of the Water Framework Directive, adopted by the European Union in 2000, as well as the main reference for all the water related activity of UNESCO in the third world countries. However, very often, real world attempts of implementing IWRM fail for the lack of a systematic approach and the inadequacy of tools and techniques adopted to address the intrinsically complex nature of water systems. This book explores recent and important contributions of System Analysis and Control Theory to the technical application of such paradigm and to the improvement of its theoretical basis. Its prior aim is to demonstrate how the modelling and computational difficulties posed by this paradigm might be significantly reduced by strengthening the efficiency of the solution techniques, instead of weakening the integration requirements. The first introductory chapter provides the reader with a logical map of the book, by formalizing the IWRM paradigm in a nine-step decisional procedure and by identifying the points where the contribution of System Analysis and Control Theory is more useful. The book is then organized in three sections whose chapters analyze some theoretical and mathematical aspects of these contributions or presents design applications. The outstanding research issues on the border between System Analysis and IWRM is depicted in the last chapter, where a pull of scientists and experts, coordinated by Prof. Tony Jakeman describe the foreseeable scenario. The book is based on the most outstanding contributions to the IFAC workshop on Modelling and Control for Participatory Planning and Managing Water Systems held in Venice, September 28- October 1, 2004. That workshop has been conceived and organized with the explicit purpose of producing this book: the maximum length of the papers was unusually long (of the size of a book chapter) and only five long oral presentations were planned each day, thus allowing for a very useful and constructive discussion. Contributions from the leading world specialists of the field Integration of technical modelling aspects and participatory decision-making Good compromise between theory and application

Integrated Water Resources Management Concept Research and Implementation

Integrated Water Resources Management  Concept  Research and Implementation Book
Author : Dietrich Borchardt,Janos J. Bogardi,Ralf B. Ibisch
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 331925071X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews the concept, contemporary research efforts and the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The IWRM concept was established as an international guiding water management paradigm in the early 1990ies and has become a vital approach to solving the problems associated with the topic of water. The book summarizes fourteen comprehensive IWRM research projects with worldwide coverage and analyses their motivations, settings, approaches and implementation of results. Aiming to be an up-to-date interdisciplinary scientific reference, this book provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of contemporary IWRM research, examples of science based implementations and a synthesis of the lessons learnt. It concludes with some major future challenges, the solving of which will further strengthen the IWRM concept.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management Book
Author : Daniel P. Loucks,Eelco van Beek
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 3319442341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field.

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Book
Author : Saeid Eslamian
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-03-21
ISBN : 1466552506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

While most books examine only the classical aspects of hydrology, this three-volume set covers multiple aspects of hydrology, and includes contributions from experts from more than 30 countries. It examines new approaches, addresses growing concerns about hydrological and ecological connectivity, new quantitative and qualitative managing techniques

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management Theory

Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management   Theory Book
Author : Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa,Enrico Weber,Andrea Castelletti
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-10-16
ISBN : 9780080551418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists. · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples · A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)

Integrated Water Resource Management

Integrated Water Resource Management Book
Author : Neil S. Grigg
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 1137576154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the enormous global challenge of providing balanced and sustainable solutions to urgent water problems. The author explores our dependence on access to safe water and other water-related services and how driving forces of the human and natural worlds are degrading this access. The greatest challenges involve conflicts between people and interest groups across all countries, as well as the economic and political difficulties in finding solutions through infrastructure development. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to Integrated Water Resources Management or IWRM, which provides a set of tools for policy development, planning and organization, assessment, systems analysis, finance, and regulation. The author suggests that IWRM is challenging because of the human element, but that no other process can reconcile the conflicting agendas involved with water management. The broad range of topics covered here, as well as 25 case summaries, will be of interest to scientists, engineers, practitioners, and advanced level students interested in the integrated management of water as a resource.

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters Book
Author : M.K. Jha
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-07-20
ISBN : 9789048124985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses. Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.

Adaptive and Integrated Water Management

Adaptive and Integrated Water Management Book
Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl,Pavel Kabat,Jörn Möltgen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-12-15
ISBN : 3540759417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. This book presents the very latest studies, methods and innovations for managing our water resources from the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. The book addresses a wide interdisciplinary audience of scientists and professionals from academia, industry, and those involved in policy making.

CLIMATE CHANGE HIMALAYAN ECOSYSTEM INDICATOR BIO WATER RESOURCES

CLIMATE CHANGE   HIMALAYAN ECOSYSTEM   INDICATOR  BIO   WATER RESOURCES Book
Author : Boojh, R.,Gupta, P.,Santosh, K.M.,Sundaresan, J.
Publisher : Scientific Publishers
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 9386237644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Data/Information is the essential requirement for planning and development. “Climate Change & Himalayan ecosystem-indicator, Bio & water resources” consists basic information and data on glaciers, climate change indicators & projections, water resources and biodiversity hot spots ofMountHimalaya. Studies on “Climate change and the recession pattern of the Glaciers in the Himalaya” of this book concludes that “Possibility of the rivers in theHimalayasdrying up as a consequence of rapid degeneration of the glaciers is not borne out by the past history”. In this book , study conducted in watershed ofCentral Himalaya, a Decision Support System (DSS) is introduced as interactive tool that understands the problem and explores various courses about water demand and supply management to help decision makers. Himalayan foreland basin derivatives hold records of climatic changes in response to monsoonal circulation. In this study detrital records (11 to 5 Ma) of Ramgangasub-basinofHFBare focused to understand the climate aspect during its deposition. Himalayan biodiversity conservation is discussed in detail in this book. It infers that inHimalayawith the current technological capability, it is very certain that the present species extinction rate will overtake the biodiversity inventorization and characterization. Carbon sequestration potential of the forests ofHimalayais analyzed in this book. This book has a detailed account of the altitudinal shiftiness of butterflies due to increase of air temperature atWest Kamengdistrict of Arunachal Pradesh. Changes in NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) over a period of several years, is examined in this study to assess the changes caused by climate or socioeconomic aspects. This book will be a hand book for researchers, students, environmentalist and to administrators who are associated with multi dimensional decision support system in Mountain ecosystem.

Managing Water Resources

Managing Water Resources Book
Author : Slobodan P. Simonović
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1844075532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socioeconomic factors and environmental variables. This book describes the 'systems approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. This approach is presented within the context of sustainable planning and development under conditions of uncertainty. The publication introduces system dynamic simulation as a tool for integrated modeling and contains coverage of the use of fuzzy sets for incorporating objective and subjective uncertainties. It combines theory with many practical examples, as well as including programs and exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM. It composes both an advanced text for students of water resources and civil or environmental engineering and a practical guide for professionals.--Publisher's description.

Managing Water Resources

Managing Water Resources Book
Author : Slobodan P. Simonovic
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-23
ISBN : 1136561684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'This book bridges disciplines, previously confined to specialist journal publications, by providing a comprehensive overview of the systems analysis application to water resources. It is ideal for Masters-level courses in Water Resources Engineering where modern management techniques of optimization and modelling are highly important in the strategic management of a vital resource.' Derek Clarke, University of Southampton, UK 'The great novelty of this book is that it presents in detail how fuzzy-set theory can be used in water resource system management. The author was one of the pioneers who opened up this new field and is considered to be one of the greatest experts in it.' Rodolfo Soncini Sessa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socioeconomic factors and environmental variables. This book describes the 'systems approach' and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis. This approach is presented within the context of sustainable planning and development under conditions of uncertainty. Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach introduces system dynamic simulation as a tool for integrated modelling and contains coverage of the use of fuzzy sets for incorporating objective and subjective uncertainties. The book combines theory with many practical examples, as well as including programs and exercises on an accompanying CD-ROM. It comprises both an advanced text for students of water resources and civil or environmental engineering and a practical guide for professionals. Published jointly with UNESCO and International Hydrological Programme

Data Mining Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Data Mining  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-11-30
ISBN : 1466624566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Data mining continues to be an emerging interdisciplinary field that offers the ability to extract information from an existing data set and translate that knowledge for end-users into an understandable way. Data Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive collection of research on the latest advancements and developments of data mining and how it fits into the current technological world.

Optimizing the Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System in the Eastern Nile Basin Considering Water and Sediment Fluxes

Optimizing the Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System in the Eastern Nile Basin Considering Water and Sediment Fluxes Book
Author : Reem Fikri Mohamed Osman Digna
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-02-25
ISBN : 1000202879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Eastern Nile riparian countries Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are currently developing several reservoir projects to contribute to the needs for energy and food production in the region. The Nile Basin, particularly the Eastern Nile Sub-basin, is considered one of a few international river systems with potential conflicts between riparian countries. In the absence of formal mechanisms for collaboration, the transboundary nature of this basin makes sound water resources development challenging. The large seasonal and inter-annual variability of the river flow exacerbates those challenges. A further complication is the high sediment load in the Eastern Nile rivers during the high flow season. This study contributes to fill relevant knowledge gaps through a better understanding of the methods needed for a complex system of multipurpose reservoirs, considering both water quantity and sediment load. The study quantifies the impacts of water resources development in the Eastern Nile basin and identifies system management options at both regional and country level. Developing a collaborative and unified perspective of the countries towards new projects can be beneficial for all. New operation rules are proposed for improving operation of the current system when new infrastructures are developed and operated either unilaterally or, ideally, cooperatively.

Water Governance as Connective Capacity

Water Governance as Connective Capacity Book
Author : Nanny Bressers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN : 1317000188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water is becoming one of the world's most crucial concerns. A third of the world's population has severe water shortage, while three quarters of the global population lives in deltas which run the risk of severe flooding. In addition, many more face problems of poor water quality. While it is apparent that drastic action should be taken, in reality, water problems are complex and not at all easy to resolve. There are many stakeholders involved - industries, local municipalities, farmers, the recreational sector, environmental organisations, and others - who all approach the problems and possible solutions differently. This requires delicate ways of governing multi-actor processes. This book approaches the concept of 'water management' from an interdisciplinary and non-technical, but governance orientation. It departs from the fragmented nature of water management, showing how these lack cooperation, joint responsibility and integration and instead argues that the capacity to connect to other domains, levels, scales, organizations and actors is of utmost importance. Connective capacity revolves around connecting arrangements (such as institutions), actors (for instance individuals) and approaches (such as instruments). These three carriers of connectedness can be applied to different focal points (the objects of fragmentation and integration in water management). The book distinguishes five different focal points: (1) government layers and levels; (2) sectors and domains; (3) time orientation of the long and the short term; (4) perceptions and actor frames; (5) public and private spheres. Each contributor pays attention to a specific combination of one focal point and one connective carrier. Bringing together case studies from countries including The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Italy, India, Canada and the United States, the book focuses on the question of how to deal with the various sources of fragmentation in water governance by organizing meaningful connections and developing 'connective capacity'. In doing so, it provides useful scientific and practical insights into how 'connective capacity' in water governance can be enhanced.

System Identification Environmental Modelling and Control System Design

System Identification  Environmental Modelling  and Control System Design Book
Author : Liuping Wang,Hugues Garnier
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-10-20
ISBN : 9780857299741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is dedicated to Prof. Peter Young on his 70th birthday. Professor Young has been a pioneer in systems and control, and over the past 45 years he has influenced many developments in this field. This volume comprises a collection of contributions by leading experts in system identification, time-series analysis, environmetric modelling and control system design – modern research in topics that reflect important areas of interest in Professor Young’s research career. Recent theoretical developments in and relevant applications of these areas are explored treating the various subjects broadly and in depth. The authoritative and up-to-date research presented here will be of interest to academic researcher in control and disciplines related to environmental research, particularly those to with water systems. The tutorial style in which many of the contributions are composed also makes the book suitable as a source of study material for graduate students in those areas.

Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics Technologies Theories and Applications

Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics  Technologies  Theories and Applications Book
Author : Gasmelseid, Tagelsir Mohamed
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2010-07-31
ISBN : 1615209085
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research findings in the area hydroinformatics to assist professionals to improve their understanding of the development and use of decision support tools to support decision making and integrated water management at different organizational levels and domains"--Provided by publisher.

Environmental Software Systems Frameworks of eEnvironment

Environmental Software Systems  Frameworks of eEnvironment Book
Author : Jiri Hrebicek,Gerald Schimak,Ralf Denzer
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-06-28
ISBN : 3642222854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, ISESS 2011, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in June 2011. The 68 revised full papers presented together with four invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: eEnvironment and cross-border services in digital agenda for Europe; environmental information systems and services - infrastructures and platforms; semantics and environment; information tools for global environmental assessment; climate services and environmental tools for urban planning and climate change - applications and services.

Resilience Response and Risk in Water Systems

Resilience  Response  and Risk in Water Systems Book
Author : Manish Kumar,Francisco Munoz-Arriola,Hiroaki Furumai,Tushara Chaminda
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-11
ISBN : 9811546681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book talks about the dynamics of the surface water-groundwater contaminant interactions under different environmental conditions across the world. The contents of the book highlight trends of monitoring, prediction, awareness, learning, policy, and mitigation success. The book provides a description of the background processes and factors controlling resilience, risk, and response of water systems, contributing to the development of more efficient, sustainable technologies and management options. It integrates methodologies and techniques such as data science and engineering, remote sensing, modelling, analytics, synthesis and indices, disruptive innovations and their utilization in water management, policy making, and mitigation strategies. The book is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals, and researchers working on various aspects of science and technology development. It will also prove a useful resource for policy makers and implementation specialists.

Comparative Emergency Management

Comparative Emergency Management Book
Author : DeMond Shondell Miller,Jason David Rivera
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1439804923
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A host of natural and man-made disasters have plagued the world in the twenty-first century, many with significant global impact. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina all affected broad regions with devastating results. The need for better emergency management policies, procedures, and cooperation among nations is evident. Bringing together contributions from a cadre of international experts, Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters demonstrates ways to recognize and reduce regional infrastructure vulnerability by building secure networks of collaboration within different geographical areas of the world. Explores issues on all continents With discrete sections on the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim, the book presents the work of researchers and practitioners who examine ways different societies have responded to environmental threats using innovative methods to cope with their vulnerabilities to disaster. Topics discussed include: A game approach that has been used as an effective tool in the communication of disaster risk information in the Caribbean Efforts to rebuild tourism in New Orleans despite the challenges presented by media coverage of Hurricane Katrina Faith-based organization (FBO) humanitarian assistance in the Muslim world Nongovernmental and community-based responses to the Asian tsunami and the Sumatran earthquake The book presents a multifaceted study that aims to foster dialogue among policymakers to reduce social vulnerability and build local and regional capacities to withstand environmental assaults. Encouraging creative thinking, it offers ideas and solutions that have been successful in a range of environments worldwide. The authoritative scholarship presented combines interdisciplinary studies that will be valuable to a broad range of fields and professionals.