Risk Reliability Uncertainty and Robustness of Water Resource Systems

Author: Janos J. Bogardi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139432245
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Risk, Reliability, Uncertainty, and Robustness of Water Resource Systems is based on the Third George Kovacs Colloquium organized by the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Thirty-five leading scientists with international reputations provide reviews of topical areas of research on water resource systems, including aspects of extreme hydrological events: floods and droughts; water quantity and quality dams; reservoirs and hydraulic structures; evaluating sustainability and climate change impacts. As well as discussing essential challenges and research directions, the book will assist in applying theoretical methods to the solution of practical problems in water resources. The authors are multi-disciplinary, stemming from such areas as: hydrology, geography, civil, environmental and agricultural engineering, forestry, systems sciences, operations research, mathematics, physics and geophysics, ecology and atmospheric sciences. This review volume will be valuable for graduate students, scientists, consultants, administrators, and practising hydrologists and water managers.

Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environment Systems

Author: Naim Afgan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981277128X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sustainability is a new, important discourse aimed at promoting a new strategy in the development of energy, water and environmental (EWE) systems OCo the key components that affect the quality of life on our planet. It is becoming increasingly clear that the quest for sustainable development requires integrating economic, social, cultural, political and ecological factors. The behavior and properties of an EWE system arise not merely from the properties of its component elements, but also to a large degree also from the nature and intensity of their dynamic interlinkages. This volume helps clarify the complexity of these problems by providing a deeper understanding of the implications of the different aspects of sustainability. This work contains a collection of selected, peer-reviewed and state-of-the-art reflecting papers that were presented at the Third Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems that was held in June 5OCo10, 2005 in Dubrovnik, Croatia."

Floods in a Changing Climate

Author: Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139851659
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Measurement, analysis and modeling of extreme precipitation events linked to floods is vital in understanding changing climate impacts and variability. This book provides methods for assessment of the trends in these events and their impacts. It also provides a basis to develop procedures and guidelines for climate-adaptive hydrologic engineering. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, meteorology, environmental policy and risk assessment, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, water resources engineering and climate adaptation will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the first in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrological Modeling by P. P. Mujumdar and D. Nagesh Kumar, Floods in a Changing Climate: Inundation Modeling by Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban Simonović.


Author: Richard G. Lawford
Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union
ISBN: 9780875903200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the local to the global scale, water use and sustainability are issues of historic importance. Never before has water science needed to inform water policy so much, and never before have we seen how challenging it is to advance that relationship.

Water Resources Engineering Risk Assessment

Author: Jacques Ganoulis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642769713
Format: PDF
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Although many theoretical developments have been achieved in recent years, the progress both in understanding and application of risk and reliability analysis in water resources and environmental engineering remains slow. One of the reasons seems to be the lack of training of engineers with phenomena of statistical nature, including optimum cost and benefit decisions under uncertainty. This book presents, in a unified and comprehensive framework, the various aspects of risk and reliability in bothwater quantity and quality problems. The topics covered include uncertainty analysis of water quantity and quality data, stochastic simulation of hydrosystems, decision theory under uncertaintyand case studies. Methods for risk analysis of extremes in hydrology, groundwater clean-up, river and coastal pollution as well as total risk management are presented.

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Author: UNU-EHS Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability
Publisher: United Nations Univ
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This publication is a completely revised, second edition of the popular book of the same title. Aside from being fully updated, this new edition includes the dimension of adaptation to climate change and new risks resulting from climate change. The text provides and combines practical examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe with theoretical and conceptual frameworks. It is key reading for all those interested in improving risk reduction and adaptation strategies to extreme events and gradual changes in the context of climate change and natural hazards. Measuring vulnerability and evaluating adaptation are essential prerequisites to strengthening the capacities of communities in building resilience through knowledge-based approaches.

Dryland Rivers

Author: Louise J. Bull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471491231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines the processes operating in the headwaters and mainchannels of ephemeral rivers in semi-arid environments and includescoverage of current fieldwork investigations, modeling approaches,and management issues. focuses on dryland channel networks and processes presents a historical framework for research discusses examples of current studies and evaluatescontemporary modelling approaches Emphasis is on the Mediterranean region, with comparisons toother dryland regimes eg California, Australia, Chile.