Water Engineering and Management through Time

Water Engineering and Management through Time : Learning from History

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Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. The history of water reviewed in the context of this Seminar will help understand the importance water has had in every possible context and civilization in the past, an understanding that will undoubtedly lead to appreciate the true value of the most highly prized among natural resources. For the ultimate goal of the Seminar and the resulting book is "to learn from history", approaching the problem from a pragmatic point of view, far from the political and social interests which, unfortunately, are usually linked to water. This work will be of particular interest to water managers, politicians, decision makers, and scientists and professionals working in the area of water sciences.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 345 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Baton Rouge, United States
  • 0203836731
  • 9780203836736

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Forward - Fernando Moreno, General Director. Aqualia. Spain Preface - Enrique Cabrera, Francisco Arregui, Universidad Politecnica. Valencia. Spain. PART A.- INTRODUCTION Water engineering and management through time. Learning from the history Enrique Cabrera, Francisco Arregui, Universidad Politecnica. Valencia. Spain. PART B.- WATER ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT THROUGH TIME Water engineering and management in the early Bronze Age civilizations Pierre Louis Viollet. Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France Water engineering and management in ancient Egypt Larry Mays. Arizona State University, USA Water engineering and management in the classic civilizations Ing. Henning Fahlbusch. University of Applied Sciences, Lubeck, Germany Water engineering and management in al-Andalus Jose Roldan. Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain Hydraulic advances in the 19th and 20th centuries: From Navier over Prandtl into the future Willi H. Hager. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland PART C.- THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY Water, History and Sustainability, a trinomial complex to harmonise in Mediterranean countries Concepcion Bru. Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Enrique Cabrera. Universidad Politecnica. Valencia. Spain. Water and agriculture. Present and future trends. Martin Sevilla. Universidad de Alicante, Spain Water and the City in the 21st century. A panoramic vision Steve Buchberger. University of Cincinnati, USA; Enrique Cabrera. Universidad Politecnica. Valencia. Spain. European water research: from past to future trends Avelino Gonzalez. European Commission. Brussels, Belgium. The interdisciplinary challenge in water policy: The case of "water governance" Jose Esteban Castro. University of Newcastle. United Kingdom The future of water management: the case for lon -range interconnections. Michele Fanelli. Water Engineering Consultant, Milano, Italy Water Resources in Developing Countries: The Millennium Development Goals in the 21st century Carlos Fernandez- Jauregui. Water Assessment&Advisory Global Network. Spain. Water challenges in the 21st century Philip Burgi. Water Resources Consultant, Colorado, USA ã PART D.- CONCLUSIONS Conclusions Enrique Hernandez. Aqualia. Spainshow more