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  1. Groundwater Geochemistry and Isotopes

    By Ian Clark

    Understand the Environmental Processes That Control Groundwater Quality The integration of environmental isotopes with geochemical studies is now recognized as a routine approach to solving problems of natural and contaminated groundwater quality. Advanced sampling and analytical methods are...

    Published April 13th 2015 by CRC Press

  2. When is Regional “Beautiful”?

    Implications for Knowledge Flows, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Edited by Bjorn Asheim, Olof Ejermo

    This book focuses on the importance of geography and space in explaining knowledge flows, entrepreneurship and innovation. During the last few decades spatial perspectives have enjoyed a growing attention outside the specific discipline of geography both in academic economics and among...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Hydraulic and Operational Performance of Irrigation Schemes in View of Water Saving and Sustainability

    Sugar Estates and Community Managed Schemes in Ethiopia

    By Zeleke Agide Dejen

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    The rate of global increase in water abstraction for irrigation has been declining since the 1970’s due to declining potentials for large and medium-scale irrigation developments, and is expected to further decline in the next decades. As such the significant proportion of the expected increase in...

    Published April 9th 2015 by CRC Press

  4. Understanding Catchment Processes and Hydrological Modelling in the Abay/Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

    By Sirak Tekleab Gebrekristos

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    The Abay / Upper Blue Nile basin contributes the largest share of discharge to the river Nile. However, the basin exhibits large spatio-temporal variability in rainfall and runoff. Moreover, human activities also impact hydrological processes through intensive agriculture, overgrazing and...

    Published April 9th 2015 by CRC Press

  5. Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments

    By Alina Kabata-Pendias, Barbara Szteke

    Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments helps readers understand the fundamental principles and phenomena that control the transfer of trace elements. This book describes the occurrence and behavior of trace elements in rocks, soil, water, air, and plants, and also discusses the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by CRC Press

  6. Explaining Our World

    An Approach to the Art of Environmental Interpretation

    By Andrew Pierssene

    This book offers a rational and philosophical approach to environmental interpretation, the educational purpose of which is particularly relevant in an age when specialization tends to distance most people from direct experience of the way the environment works. In reviewing the practice of...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Groundwater Geophysics in Hard Rock

    By Prabhat Chandra Chandra

    In hard rock terrain, shallow water wells generally have a poor to moderate yield. Sinking wells deeply to tap yielding fracture zones often backfires, because the borehole may miss the saturated fracture zones at depths. A wrong approach to groundwater exploration in hard rock has therefore often...

    Published April 1st 2015 by CRC Press

  8. Disaster Risk

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Surface and Subsurface Runoff Generation Processes in a Poorly Gauged Tropical Coastal Catchment

    A Study from Nicaragua

    By Heyddy Calderon Palma

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    Hydrological research in humid tropics is particularly challenging because of highly variable hydrological conditions and high socio-economic stresses caused by rapid population increase, as is the case of Nicaragua. The objective of this research is to understand the surface and subsurface runoff...

    Published March 31st 2015 by CRC Press

  10. Land Degradation and Society

    Edited by Piers Blaikie, Harold Brookfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge