Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources management, moving between descriptive discussions and quantitative analysis to bridge the social and physical sciences. Also providedare frequent case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications, and includes sidebars throughout to reinforce major points. This book is a result of the authors years of teaching, giving a prescription for an intelligent integrated systemsapproach to water resources management.
* Classroom tested
* Quantitative analyses are accompanied by worked examples
* Frequent case studies highlight important applications
* Sidebars reinforce major points and provide parenthetical information
Qualitative discussion, quantitative analysis, and a multidisciplinary approach inform Thompson's (geography, Millersville U., Pennsylvania) account of social and physical aspects of managing water resources. His primary intent is to produce a textbook for a one-semester course on water resources for upper-division undergraduates or first-year graduates from a variety of natural and social sciences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)