Hydrology and Water Management in the Humid Tropics: Hydrological Research Issues and Strategies for Water Management

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Michael Bonell, Maynard M. Hufschmidt, John S. Gladwell
Cambridge University Press, 15.12.2005 - 612 sivua
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Environmental problems in the humid tropical regions, where the focus is on the fate and management of the surviving rainforest and climate change, are attracting increasing attention internationally. The distribution of tropical rainfall is highly variable, and in many regions the supply of potable water is inadequate. By the end of the century one-third of the world's population will be living in the humid tropics. This book considers all aspects of hydrology in the humid tropics. The first four parts of the book cover the physical basis of hydrology in the humid tropics: climatology, meteorology, process hydrology, sedimentation, water quality and freshwater ecology. This is followed by extensive treatment of the human and societal issues: land-use changes, water resource management, and rural and urban water supply in the tropical regions. The book is a uniquely integrated summary of hydrology in the tropics.
 

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II Humid Tropics Setting
11
III Regional Hydrology
53
IV Physical Processes
165
The Interface
393
VI Management Issues
469
VII Appendices
569
Appendix A Definition of the Humid Tropics
571
Workshop Reports
575
Appendix C Committees for the International Colloquium on the Development of Hydrologic and Water Management Strategies in the humid Tropics
584
Appendix D Organizations Supporting UNESCO and UNEP in the presentation of the Colloquium
586
Place index
587
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