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Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources

Joaquin Andreu Alvarez; Giuseppe Rossi; Federico Vagliasindi; Alicia Vela Mayorga 
CRC Press  November 2005  



Hardcover  264  ISBN 9781566706728      £92.00
  • Examines the criteria for marginal water treatment and reuse under drought conditions including minimum water quality requisites, the level of treatment and the related cost
  • Describes a model that examines conventional and marginal water utilization for solving large-scale water system optimization problems
  • Presents tools and models for analyzing the performance of conjunctive use cases, emphasizing their ease of use, versatility, and rigor
  • Discusses the importance of a cost-effective drought plan for minimizing the adverse impacts of water shortages on public health, economic activity, and the environment
  • Proposes a methodology for the analysis of water resource systems as well as designing and planning operational measures that would avoid or mitigate the effects of droughts
  • Elucidates the importance of adopting a pro-active approach to reduce the worst consequences and promote the efficient use of water resources

Droughts and their management are a serious challenge to water resource professionals. While droughts predominate in arid regions, their frequency and severity in more temperate regions with more abundant rainfall have been on the rise. Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources provides an essential collection of planning and management tools for minimizing the negative impacts of droughts. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it covers water conservation and reuse, conjunctive use and use of marginal resources, desalination, deep groundwater extraction, optimization modeling, and decision support systems.

With contributions from a prestigious international panel, the book presents best management practices that maximize efficiency, reliability, and economy while minimizing the potential for adverse effects to the environment and human health. Providing appropriate methodologies, the chapters discuss how conjunctive water use can increase water availability in the developing world and what types of conjunctive use schemes are the most promising. The book examines the feasibility of a drought watch alert system and the legal and administrative framework required. It also explores the application of the Optimization Models and the Decision Support Systems to the study of different water management alternatives under drought conditions. Drought Management and Planning for Water Resources delineates how to reduce drought effects through pro-active vision, good management, and conjunctive use of water sources.

Contents

  • WATER MANAGEMENT IN MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS PRONE TO DROUGHT: THE JUCAR BASIN EXPERIENCE, J.F. Polo and J. Paredes
    Introduction Current Spanish Legal Framework Droughts in the Júcar Basin Agency Indicators and Watch Alert Systems in the JBA Analysis of Drought Events in the JBA Conclusion Acknowledgments References
  • CRITERIA FOR MARGINAL WATER TREATMENT AND REUSE UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS, G. Mancini, P. Roccaro, S. Sipala, and F.G.A. Vagliasindi
    Introduction Potential Applications for Marginal Waters Issues in Marginal Waters Utilization Health Protection issues Nitrogen Yield Evaluation: Issues and Recommendations Wastewater Reuse System Monitoring: Issues and Recommendations Guidelines for the Reuse of Marginal Water for Ground Water Recharge Aquifer Characterization: Issues and Recommendations Recharge Techniques: Issues and Recommendations Human Health Protection: Issues and Recommendations Guidelines for Marginal Water Urban Reuse Guidelines for Marginal Water Industrial Reuse Cost Analysis for Marginal Water Treatment Development of a Web-Based Information System for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Conclusion Acknowledgment References
  • STRATEGIES FOR THE CONJUNCTIVE USE OF SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER, A. Sahuquillo
    Introduction Methods of Conjunctive Use Comparison between Artificial Recharge and Alternate Use Other Aspects and Possibilities Conjunctive Use Potential in Developing Countries Analysis of Conjunctive Use Systems Methods of Analysis Conclusion and Recommendations References
  • OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR THE CONJUNCTIVE USE OF CONVENTIONAL AND MARGINAL WATERS, F. Salis, G.M. Sechi, and P. Zuddas
    Introduction Identification of the Optimization Algorithm The Optimization Package WARGI: Water Resources System Optimization Aided by Graphical Interface WARGI Graphical Interface Results Applying WARGI to Real Cases Conclusion References
  • DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR DROUGHT MANAGEMENT, D.P. Loucks
    Introduction Drought Planning Drought Decision Support Case Examples National Drought Management Planning Conclusion References
  • METHODOLOGY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF DROUGHT MITIGATION MEASURES IN WATER RESOURCE SYSTEMS, J. Andreu and A.S. Solera
    Introduction Operative Drought Time Scales and the Space Factor in the Analysis of Operative Droughts Analysis, Characterization, and Monitoring of Operative Droughts Methodology of the Analysis The Aquatool Environment for the Development of Decision Support Systems Case Studies Conclusion Acknowledgments References
  • DROUGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE: IMPLICATIONS ON SPANISH RIVER BASIN DISTRICTS, T. Estrela, A. Fidalgo, and M.A. Pérez
    Introduction Droughts in the WFD Drought Planning Legal Framework in Spain Drought Management Tools Drought Indicators for the Spanish Territory The Júcar River Basin District Conclusion References
  • WATER REUSE AND DESALINATION AT COMUNITAT-VALENCIANA REGION, SPAIN, V. Serrano-Orts, J. Paredes, and J. Andreu
    Introduction Legislative, Territorial, and Social Framework Water Situation of Comunitat-Valenciana Wastewater Reuse Desalination Conclusion Acknowledgment References
  • ROLE OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND MULTICRITERIA METHODS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DROUGHT MITIGATION MEASURES, G. Rossi, A. Cancelliere, and G. Giuliano
    Introduction Assessment of Drought Mitigation Measures Trough a Multicriteria Approach Application of the Proposed Procedure for the Assessment of Drought Mitigation Measures to the Case Studies Conclusion Acknowledgments References

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