Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory
Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists.
· Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues
· Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples
· A wide collection of exercises and project examples based on real-world case studies (with complete solutions)
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Strona xviii - is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems
Strona xx - The aim of this book is to introduce the reader to the concepts behind the general area of computer science known as distributed and parallel processing.
Strona xix - In the case of an international river basin district extending beyond the boundaries of the Community. Member States shall endeavour to produce a single river basin management plan. and. where this is not possible, the plan shall at least cover the portion of the international river basin district lying within the territory of the Member State concerned.
Strona 30 - We will see in the following that all these causes can be represented as the effects of disturbances, which can assume different forms: disturbances are stochastic when we know or we can estimate their probability distributions; they are uncertain when we know only the set of values that we guess they might assume. The form of a disturbance depends upon the source that generates it. For example data collection generates the most common uncertainty: measurement errors, which are always described as...