Perspectives on Water

Perspectives on Water : Uses and Misuses

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There is a growing awareness of the importance of water and the key role it plays in supporting our society, and of the many problems involved in its use. Besides those of quality, quantity, and location, there are also problems arising from legal, economic, and management procedures. This book provides a reasoned discussion on water - its place in the environment; its uses, problems, and hazards; and its regulation. It presenting a rational approach to current problems and potential difficulties. Students of water resources, in geology, geography, and environmental science; hydrology students in civil engineering, geology, and agriculture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 170 x 250mm | 708g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figs.
  • 0195042476
  • 9780195042474

Table of contents

Preface; Water: the compound, the resource; Water in the environment; Water use; Problems and hazards; Law, economics and management of water; Appendices.show more