Water Resources Management X
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Water is essential for sustaining life on our planet and its uneven distribution is a source of permanent conflict. The growth of human population combined with the irregularity in precipitation and water availability may restrict even further the access to water in certain regions of the world. This problem is made more severe by anthropogenic activities that affect its quality.
Moreover, changes in the landscape, use of the land and climate conditions lead to a continuous revaluation of river basin management objectives. This requires the development of better measuring tools as well as the use of increasingly accurate computer software.
This volume provides an insight into the state of the art in the current technology, techniques and solutions in sustainable water resources management as they have been developed and applied in different countries.
Themes related to water resources include: Water management and planning; Water rights and accessibility; Water markets economics and policies; Climate change; Irrigation; Water resources in arid regions; Ground water; Hydraulic engineering; Trans-boundary water management; Water, food and energy; Water and the community; Integrated water analysis; Wetlands as water sources.
Constructed wetlands and their implementation on private and public land in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal; The influence of residential water tanks on water consumption: A case study from Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil; Rooftop rainwater harvesting: Alleviating water shortages at the household level; Understanding the role of environmental governance networks in watershed governance and management; Integrated model to manage water scarcity in highly complex systems of south-east Spain; Internalization analysis of environmental costs of wastewater treatment in the Valencian community, Spain; Development of activated hydrochar from paddy straw for nutrient adsorption and crop water management; Sensor placement strategies for contamination identification in water distribution networks: A review; Treatment of pesticides present in water by powder activated carbon; Machine learning as a decision support tool for wastewater treatment plant operation; Are advanced wastewater treatment technologies a solution for total removal of microplastics in treated effluents?; Assessing groundwater recharge in two sites with different climates in the Alicante region of south-east Spain; Ex-post evaluation of the construction of a new desalination plant and enlargement of an existing desalination plant in Aguilas, Murcia, Spain; Hydrochemical and geological correlation to establish the groundwater salinity of the coastal aquifer of the Manglaralto river basin, Ecuador; Study of the clogging process in a semi-arid region: Wadi El Himmer, Morocco