Water resources: distribution, use, and management
Comprehensive in scope, this book provides an analytical description of the structure and dynamics of water as a global resource and relates this to the technology and economics of water resource conservation, policy, and administration. Treats emerging resource trends in water use and estimates of future resource demands.
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PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF WATER AND WATER MANAGEMENT
The Hydrologic Cycle
Elements of the Hydrologic Cycle
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