Download or read book The Business of Waterways Management PDF or another Format written by Lucidus Smith and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Australian company Kimberley Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd was formed in June 2006 for the purpose of harvesting the abundant water weed found in the northern waterways of Western Australia, and then turning it into cattle feed There was a serious shortage of cattle feed in the whole of Australia at this time, mainly due to the drought conditions that had existed for several years in the eastern states, and this shortage of feed also affected the north of Western Australia. This book covers all that was learnt during the six years that the company was operational in Kununurra (it being wound up in 2013), and the Case Histories Section looks in detail at the projects that the company was invited to bid for in China and Nigeria. Most of the major waterways in the world appear to have a weed or algae problem that will have to be dealt with if the world is to continue to enjoy clean fresh water. The author of this book and his fellow directors have all come to the conclusion that water weeds and algae are a valuable natural resource that we should find ways of utilizing for the benefit of mankind.
Download or read book Transboundary Water Management PDF or another Format written by Anton Earle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and transboundary rivers can provide a source of conflict between nations or states, particularly where water resources are scarce. Similarly, water based-pollution can spread across borders and create disputes and a need for sound governance.1. Introduction: Setting the Scene for Transboundary Water Management Approaches2. Why Negotiate? Asymmetric endowments and asymmetric power and the invisible nexus of water, trade and power that brings apparent water security3. Power, Hegemony and Critical Hydropolitics4. Getting Beyond the Environment-Conflict Trap: Benefit-Sharing in International River Basins5. International Water Law: concepts, evolution and development6. Aquifer Resources in a Transboundary Context: A Hidden Resource? - Enabling the Practitioner To 'See It and Bank It' for Good Use7. Governance in Transboundary Basins - the Role of Stakeholders, Concepts and Approaches in International River Basins8. Environmental Flows in Shared Watercourses: Review of Assessment Methods and Relevance in the Transboundary Setting9. Managing Water Negotiations and Conflicts in Concept and in PracticeContributorsIndexPart I: Analytical Approaches to Transboundary Water ManagementPart II: Transboundary Water Management Polity and PracticePart III: Challenges and OpportunitiesThis book is the first to bring together in a concise and accessible way all of the main topics to be considered when managing transboundary waters. It will raise the awareness of practitioners of the various issues needed to be taken into account when making water management decisions and provide a practically-based overview for advanced students. The authors show clearly how vital it is to cooperate effectively over the management of shared waters to unlock their contribution to regional sustainable development. The book is largely based on a long-running and tested international training programme, run by the Stockholm International Water Institute and Ramboll Natura, and supported by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida), where the respective authors have presented modules on the programmes. It addresses issues not only of conflict, but also of managing power asymmetries, benefit-sharing, stakeholder participation, international water law, environmental water requirements and regional development. It will be particularly useful for those with a background in hydrology or engineering who wish to broaden their management skills.
Author : Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release Date : 1999-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9780309173179
Pages : 66 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Applying Advanced Information Systems to Ports and Waterways Management PDF or another Format written by Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 1999-03-17 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The future safety of maritime transportation in the United States-a major factor in the nation's international trade and economic well-being-will depend heavily on the quality of port and waterways information systems. Many U.S. ports and waterways lack adequate information services, although certain elements of advanced systems are now available in some locations. Barriers to improvements in information systems include the division of responsibilities for waterways management among multiple agencies at all levels of government, a lack of coordination among the federal agencies responsible for waterways management, inadequate budgets for some critical maritime programs, the high costs of some specialized technologies, stakeholder opposition to user fees, limited access to certain key data, the incompatibility of many independently developed systems, and the absence of standards for some attractive technologies. In this report, the second phase of a three-year study by the Committee on Maritime Advanced Information Systems of the National Research Council, a strategy is presented for overcoming the major barriers and deficiencies and providing a minimum level of maritime safety information nationwide. In this phase of the study, the committee concentrated on maritime information systems that promote safety, which is the area of greatest need. The committee did not examine in detail the relationship between navigation safety and maritime transportation efficiency or evaluate information systems that promote efficiency; the committee believes, however, that these issues deserve further attention.
Download or read book Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management PDF or another Format written by Cecilia Tortajada and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically representative range of theoretical propositions and practical examples. These include the implementation status of the IWRM concept at local, basin, regional and national levels; its appropriateness for the twenty-first century; main implementation gaps from the institutional, legal, policy, governance, management and technical viewpoints; the likelihood that IWRM’s entrenchment in laws, regulations and policies has led to smoother implementation and the reasons why that has been the case; reflexions on whether the attention given to IWRM is pushing other alternatives to the policy periphery; and the new conceptual constructions that can be put forward for discussion in the international arena. For the development and water communities it is imperative to debate and reach towards more illustrative conclusions regarding whether the promotion of the IWRM concept and its actual implementation status have been beneficial for development and how the notion could evolve to achieve this end. In-depth objective and constructive discussions, arguments, proposals and ideas are put forward for analysis by all interested parties. The book has the objective of fostering scholarly exchange, encouraging intellectual debate and promoting the advancement of knowledge and understanding of IWRM as a concept, as a goal per se and as a strategy towards development goals. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release Date : 2001-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9789264193253
Pages : 144 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (264 users)
Download or read book Water Management and Investment in the New Independent States PDF or another Format written by OECD and published by OECD Publishing. This book was released on 2001-07-30 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume analyses the causes underlying the dire state of water infrastructure in the NIS and presents recommendations for addressing it which were adopted at a meeting of Economic/Finance and Environment Ministers held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in October 2000.
Author : Neil S. Grigg
Publisher : IWA Publishing
Release Date : 2010-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9781843393467
Pages : 213 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (843 users)
Download or read book Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems PDF or another Format written by Neil S. Grigg and published by IWA Publishing. This book was released on 2010-12-06 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Increasing global pressure on water resources requires many actions from governments and individuals to achieve sustainable levels of water use. These involve management tasks such as project development and utility operation, but the degree of interdependence among the many participants in water management is so great that additional regulatory and coordination mechanisms are needed to control water development and uses. This book is designed to be the introductory work in the new Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems Series. It introduces the subject of governance of water systems and illuminates relatively unexplored topics of water resources management.The material is practical but advanced in the sense that theories of industry organization, governance, and institutional analysis are applied in new ways. New case study applications are provided in the book and help the reader to understand how their disciplines apply to water management. The case studies are drawn from each sector and region in the world, including cases from the U.S.A., Europe, the Middle East, South America and a global case to cover water system privatization. Visit the IWA WaterWiki to read and share material related to this title: http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Articles/Governance Author: Professor Neil S Grigg, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, USA
Author : Manish Kumar
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2012-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9789535101178
Pages : 471 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (535 users)
Download or read book Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management PDF or another Format written by Manish Kumar and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2012-03-09 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Food security emerged as an issue in the first decade of the 21st Century, questioning the sustainability of the human race, which is inevitably related directly to the agricultural water management that has multifaceted dimensions and requires interdisciplinary expertise in order to be dealt with. The purpose of this book is to bring together and integrate the subject matter that deals with the equity, profitability and irrigation water pricing; modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques; sustainable irrigation development and management, and strategies for irrigation water supply and conservation in a single text. The book is divided into four sections and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals and researchers working on various aspects of agricultural water management. The book seeks its impact from the diverse nature of content revealing situations from different continents (Australia, USA, Asia, Europe and Africa). Various case studies have been discussed in the chapters to present a general scenario of the problem, perspective and challenges of irrigation water use.
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date : 2018-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9789251092620
Pages : 46 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (251 users)
Download or read book Development of water management in the Caza of Marjayoun PDF or another Format written by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and published by Food & Agriculture Org.. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This report focuses on reinforcing local and national capacities to cope with water scarcity in an irrigation system. The Caza of Marjayoun in Lebanon is suited to agriculture, yet its deteriorated infrastructure has led to high water losses and poor irrigation efficiency.
Download or read book Rethinking Water Management PDF or another Format written by Caroline Figuères and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents
Download or read book Industrial Water Resource Management PDF or another Format written by Pradip K. Sengupta and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-11-13 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides the tools that allow companies to understand the fundamental concepts of water resource management and to take proper action towards sustainable development Businesses, communities, and ecosystems everywhere depend on clean freshwater to survive and prosper. When the same source of water is shared for economic, social, and environmental causes it becomes the responsibility of every sector to develop a sustainable water strategy beneficial for all. This book offers a water resource management plan for industries that is directly implementable and consistent with the Water Framework Directives of different countries with a special emphasis on developing countries—a plan that is economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable. Industrial Water Resource Management, Challenges and Opportunities for Efficient Water Stewardship offers explicit technical and investment solutions, socioeconomic and legal instruments, and recommendations for institutional restructuring. Written by a leading world expert in the field, it covers a wide range of topics including: ● Source water assessment and protection ● Water audit, industrial water footprint assessment—an evaluation of tools and methodologies ● Corporate water disclosure methods and tools ● Water stewardship by the industries ● Stakeholder collaboration and engagement ● New technologies enabling companies to better manage water resources Given the well-known challenge of managing natural resources in a way that maximizes and sustains social welfare, this book provides an invaluable point of reference for applied researchers and policy makers working in water resources management.
Download or read book Water Resources PDF or another Format written by Alexander Lane and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over 7 billion people demand water from resources that the changing climate is making more and more difficult to harness. Water scarcity and shortage are increasingly common and conditions are becoming more extreme. Inadequate and inappropriate management of water is already taking its toll on the environment and on the quality of life of millions of people. Modern water professionals have a duty to develop sound water science and robust evidence to lobby and influence national and regional development policy and investment priorities. We need to be bold and brave to challenge the status quo, argue the case for change, and create a New Water Architecture. Water Resources: A New Water Architecture takes a unique approach to the challenges of water management. The stress caused by our desire to live, eat, and consume is examined in the context of Governance, the role of policy, and the commercial world. The authors share their nine-step vision for a New Water Architecture. Written by three industry practitioners, this book provides students, young professionals, policymakers, and those interested in the sustainability of our natural resources with a pragmatic and compelling perspective on how to manage the ultimate resource of our time.
Download or read book Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 : PURD:32754075479091
Pages : 7 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (32 users)
Download or read book Wallowa Lake Dam Rehabilitation and Water Management Act of 2007 PDF or another Format written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 7 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Jürgen Hogeforster
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2022-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9783756891801
Pages : 446 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (756 users)
Download or read book Management and Technologies of Water, Wastewater, Waste and Cir-cular Economy PDF or another Format written by Jürgen Hogeforster and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-08-17 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Around 99 % of all EU companies are SMEs which provide up to 70 % of all jobs. Generally, SMEs have good future growth prospects, however they are specifically well equipped to solve environmental problems, hence grow in the green economy. Nowadays, the biggest bottleneck is the significant skills shortage in most economic sectors while job vacancies in SMEs and overall unemployment, in particular youth unemployment, is steadily growing. A a result of cooperation between educational institutions and industry entities, work-based learning has become a prominent tool to eliminate bottlenecks and create conditions for further growth in innovative market segments. To continuously coordinate education and skills requirements, and address skills shortages, higher education institutions along with education and training providers, and economic chambers from 7 countries built up and established an alliance for the following sectors: "Water, Wastewater, Waste and Circular Economy". This alliance was then extended to 13 countries with 74 education and labour market actors and continues to perform its duties as the "Eco Innovation" centre of competence in the long term. This publication contains the relevant curricula, application notes and experiences as a result of the project WWW&CE with the following partners: Hanse-Parlament (DE), Panevezys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (LT), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (LT), Vilnius Builder Trainings centre (LT), Hungarian Association of Craftsmen Corporation (HU), Kontiki-Szakkepzö Zrt (HU), Chamber of Craftmanship and Enterprise in Bialystok (PL), Bialystok Foundation of Professional Training (PL), Nordic Forum of Crafts (NO), Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (FI), Wirtschafts-Förderungsinstitut der Wirtschaftskammer Steiermark (AT).
Download or read book The World's Water 2008-2009 PDF or another Format written by Peter H. Gleick and published by Island Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peak water / Meena Palaniappan and Peter H. Gleick -- Business reporting on water / Mari Morikawa, Jason Morrison, and Peter H. Gleick -- Water management in a changing climate / Heather Cooley -- Millennium development goals: charting progress and the way forward / Meena Palaniappan -- China and water / Peter H. Gleick -- Urban water-use efficiencies: lessons from United States cities / Heather Cooley and Peter H. Gleick -- Water briefs. 1. Tampa Bay desalination plant: an update / Heather Cooley ; Past and future of the Salton Sea / Michael J. Cohen ; Three Gorges Dam project, Yangtze River, China / Peter H. Gleick ; Water conflict chronology / Peter H. Gleick.
Download or read book Hydraulic Engineering PDF or another Format written by Liquan Xie and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2013-03-12 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hydraulic Engineering contains 56 technical papers from the 2012 SREE Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (CHE 2012, Hong Kong, 21-22 December 2012, including the second SREE Workshop on Environment and Safety, WESE 2012). The conference served as a major forum for researchers, engineers and manufacturers to share recent advances, discuss problems,
Download or read book Competition for Water Resources PDF or another Format written by Jadwiga R Ziolkowska and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2016-09-09 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water. In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water. Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy