Publisher description for Water resources management / David Stephenson.

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This book provides the technology for managing water resources to reduce risks. The reader will learn to plan and maintain hydraulic structures, and to appreciate the diverse demands on water, including those of the environment. The subject matter starts with hydrology and assessment of water resources. Drought management and flood management tools are taught followed by an understanding of the interaction between land use and water resources. This includes surface runoff, groundwater, and water quality. The second half of the book focuses on water use, demand management and the infrastructure needed to manage water. Tools needed for planning are presented including economics and computer modeling.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Water-supply -- Management.
Water resources development.