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Author: Thomas V Cech
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2003.
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Cech, Thomas V.
Principles of water resources.
New York : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)606829824
Online version:
Cech, Thomas V.
Principles of water resources.
New York : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)607726482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas V Cech
ISBN: 0471438618 9780471438618
OCLC Number: 49750477
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Historical perspective of water use and development --
Drinking water for early civilizations --
Early irrigation and flood-control projects --
Early water transportation development --
Early hydropower development --
2. The hydrologic cycle, climate, and weather --
What is the hydrologic cycle? --
Climate and weather --
3. Surface water hydrology --
What is surface water hydrology? --
Watersheds --
Overland flow --
Rivers --
Lakes --
Transport and deposition --
Water measurement --
Flood events --
4. Groundwater hydrology --
What is groundwater? --
What is groundwater hydrology? --
The geology of groundwater --
Groundwater recharge --
Aquifers --
Groundwater movement --
Age of groundwater --
Locating and mapping groundwater --
5. Municipal and irrigation water development --
Municipal water systems --
Irrigation --
6. Dams --
Dam basics --
Benefit-cost analysis --
Impacts of dams --
Dams and locks for navigation --
7. Water allocation law --
Ancient water allocation law --
Water allocation law (A.D. 1200-1799) --
Water allocation law (1800-1847) --
Water allocation law (1848-1899) --
Water allocation law (1900-present) --
Groundwater doctrines --
Interstate compacts --
Federal reserved water rights --
8. Federal water agencies --
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) --
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) --
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) --
U.S. Fish & Wildlife service (USFWS) --
National Park Service (NPS) --
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) --
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) --
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) --
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) --
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) --
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) --
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) --
9. Local, regional, state and multistate water management agencies --
Local water agencies --
Regional water agencies --
State water agencies --
Multistate water agencies --
Water management in Mexico and Canada --
10. Water quality --
Water pollution --
Basic parameters of water --
Inorganic chemicals --
Organic chemicals --
Waterborne diseases --
Water quality management --
11. Drinking water and wastewater treatment --
Historical perspective on drinking water treatment --
Federal protection of drinking water in the United States --
The drinking water treatment process --
Historical perspective on wastewater treatment --
The wastewater treatment process --
12. Water and the environment --
Early fish and wildlife protection --
Fish and wildlife protection in the twentieth century --
Wetlands and wildlife --
13. Water wars --
Reasons for water conflicts --
The Texas panhandle --
Alabama and Florida v. Georgia --
Northern and Southern California --
The Middle East --
Tragedy of the commons --
14. Water and our future --
Future global water management issues --
Future global water management solutions --
The need for cooperation --
Appendices: --
1. Table for length conversion --
2. Table for volume conversion --
3. Table for flow rate conversion --
4. Table for area conversion --
5. Reading topographic maps --
6. Selected environmental and conservation organizations.
Responsibility: Thomas V. Cech.
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