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Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management

Practice


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Publisher
ISBN
9780444530127,
0444530126,
Language
English
Category
Subject Water-supply -- Management.

Description

A participatory and integrated procedure for the planning of water resources is presented and illustrated through its application to a real-world case study: the planning of a trans-boundary, multi-purpose, regulated lake. Methods and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Optimal Control, Decision and Negotiation Theory are presented and framed in a comprehensive and coherent procedure for the efficient development of the decision-making process. Relevant theoretical and mathematical aspects are briefly presented for the non-expert reader, as well as all those practical details that are often omitted in texts, but that constitute the very essence of a project and make the difference between a successful project and a failure. The book provides practicing professionals, decision-makers and scientists with a complete, immediate example of application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm. · Complete development of a real world application of IWRM · Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues · Enclosed DVD with videos and a hypertext with deep insights into the IWRM application, related problems and practical solutions


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