New Topics in Water Resources Research and Management

New Topics in Water Resources Research and Management

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This book presents new and significant research results on water resources which are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful to humans. They are important because they are needed for life to exist. Many uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. Virtually all of these human uses require fresh water. Only 2.7 per cent of water on the Earth is fresh water, and over two thirds of this is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps, leaving only 0.007 per cent available for human use. Fresh water is a renewable resource, yet the world's supply of clean, fresh water is steadily decreasing. Water demand already exceeds supply in many parts of the world, and as world population continues to rise at an unprecedented rate, many more areas are expected to experience this imbalance in the near future. The framework for allocating water resources to water users (where such a framework exists) is known as water rights.Gelhar and Wilson (1974) developed an analytical solution to calculate the groundwater transit time using the Dupuit ... While analytical solutions do not directly solve aquot;real-worldaquot; problems, they can serve as instructional tools, be used foranbsp;...


Title:New Topics in Water Resources Research and Management
Author: Henrik M. Andreassen
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2008
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