Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management: Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS

Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management: Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS

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The Issues, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Budapest, Hungary July 27 -31, 1997 TIlOMAS NAFF University of Pennsylvania 847 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 USA tna. /J"@sas. upenn. edu 1. The Issues Sharing data and infonnation enables people to think together in solving problems, in building trust essential for cooperative efforts toward sustaining shared vital natural resources, and in avoiding conflict. It is axiomatic that all planning and policy making, not least for environmental and resource sustainability, depend for success on accmate data and infonnation dispensed freely to all who need it, from farmers to heads of state. These maxims are particularly apt when applied to water resources that are international and transboundary. In those circumstances, the need for cooperation and sharing are acute if the water source is to be managed, distributed, and used equitably and efficiently. In many parts of the world, the collection, management, reporting, and quality of water and environmental data are often so poor and incomplete as to render them useless, or they are treated as security issues and are therefore classified. Either way, wherever those conditions exist, essential planning and policy data and information of good quality are relatively hard to come by. The consequences are high, particularly for effective basin-wide river management and resource sustainability.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 14.48mm | 676g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999
  • XVI, 252 p.
  • 9048153042
  • 9789048153046

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Table of contents

Preface. Introduction; T. Naff. 1. A Case for Data Sharing and Database Networks in the Management of Water Resources and the Environment; T. Naff. 2. Notes on Database Management Systems; J.S. Minas. 3. Hydrologic Data Collection for River Basin Management; R.W. Paulson. 4. Data Standardization; W.J. Shampine. 5. Landmass and Water Ecosystem Disturbances in Russia and its European Neighbors: A Comparison; U.D. Ananicheva, K.S. Losev. 6. Data Collection for the Improvement of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedures and of Hydro-Technical Units in the Ukraine. 7. Problems of Data: Monitoring the Quantity and Quality of Water Resources in Belarus; B. Fashchevsky. 8. Water Resources Protection and Ecological Data in The Republic of Kazakhstan; E. Granovsky, et al. 9. New Approaches to Water Quality Management in the River Basins of the Ukraine; A.V. Gritsenko. 10. Hungarian National Database of Water and Wastewater Management; M. Knolmar, A. Deli. 11. Databases and Information systems (IS) of the Aral Sea Basin States; V.P. Krohmal, A.A. Vecher. 12. A Database on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (EIATC); A. Kwiatkowska, A. Kraszewski. 13. Distributed Database Systems in the Management of the Environment and Water: Albania; A. Memo. 14. Water Quality Data Collection and Sharing Between Hungary and Neighboring Countries; F. Laszlo. 15. Development of the Hydrological Subsystem of the Water Management Information System in Hungary; A. Tarnoy. 16. Soil Vulnerability Mapping in Central and Eastern Europe: Issues of Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Sharing; N.H. Batjes. 17. Natural Resources Information: FAO's Activities in the Field of Water Resource; J.-M. Faures. 18. International Environmental Databases: Optimal Utility / Low Cost; I.L. Murphy. 19. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Distributed Database Applications; J. Osterberg. 20. The River Management Decision Support System (RIMDESS (c)); T. Bondelid. List of Authors. Index.
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