The Yellow River: Water and Life

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World Scientific, 2010 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
The Yellow River basin, located in the semi-arid and arid climate zones in northern China, is confronted with serious problems of water deficit as well as water pollution. Due to increasing population, rising living standards, increasing pressure of expanding irrigation areas and developing industries in the basin, efficient water resource allocation has become a pressing issue. On the surface this problem appears domestic, but in reality it is of international proportions OCo it may impact other countries through trade. As such, development in the basin is severely curtailed. In order to understand and provide a way of thinking about the issues pertaining to the current state of water resources in the basin, The Yellow River systematically explains the methods of modeling and the mechanism of water circulation on each element, while introducing several new-age technologies for water-saving. This book also presents the cutting-edge research results of a five-year project that improved the sustainability in utilizing and controlling water in the Yellow River basin. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Introduction (33 KB). Contents: Introduction (T Kusuda); Profile of the Yellow River Basin (D-W Yang & H Ishidaira); Water Resources and Use (D-W Yang et al.); Water Quality and River Ecology (T Kusuda & O Higashi); Sediment Yield and Transport in the Middle Yellow River Basin (H Hashimoto et al.); Modeling and Simulation on Water in the Yellow River (D-W Yang); Projection of Water Supply and Demand with Economy and Food Supply in the Yellow River Basin (H Imura et al.). Readership: Graduate students, researchers and practitioners in civil engineering, environmental science and hydrology.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction Tetsuya Kusuda
1
2 Profile of theYellow River Basin Dawen Yang and Hiroshi Ishidaira
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3 Water Resources and Use Dawen Yang Kyoichi Otsuki Tetsuo Kobayashi Daisuke Yasutake Hiroyuki Cho Masaharu Kitano Makito Mori Tugihiro ...
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4 Water Quality and River Ecology Tetsuya Kusuda and Osamu Higashi
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5 SedimentYield and Transport in the MiddleYellow River Basin Haruyuki Hashimoto Hiroki Takaoka Takahito Ueno and Byungdug Jun
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6 Modeling and Simulation onWater in theYellow River Dawen Yang
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7 Projection of Water Supply and Demand with Economy and Food Supply in theYellow River Basin Hidefumi Imura Hiroaki Shirakawa and Akio ...
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Index
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