Integrated urban water management : arid and semi-arid regions / [Text] edited by Larry W. Mays. - Boca Raton : Paris, France : CRC Press ; UNESCO Pub., c2009. - xxiv, 186 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm. - Urban water series UNESCO-IHP v. 3 1749-0790 ; . - Urban water series ; v. 3. .

"A Balkema book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Arid and semi-arid regions : what makes them different? -- Integrated water supply management in arid and semi-arid regions -- Integrated water excess management in arid and semi-arid regions -- Interactions and issues of urban water management -- Opportunities and challenges -- Case studies. Water and wastewater management in Mexico City / Blanca Jimenez -- Integrated urban water management in the Tucson, Arizona metropolitan area / Robert G. Arnold and Katherine P. Arnold -- Upper Awash River system in Ethiopia / Messele Z. Ejeta, Getu F. Biftu and Dagnachew A. Fanta -- Water treatment for urban water management in China / Jun Ma, Xiohoung Guan and Liqui Zhang -- Challenges for urban water management in Cairo, Egypt : the need for sustainable solutions / El Said M. Ahmed and Mohamed A. Ashour.

"The urban water management system is considered here as two integrated processes: water supply management and water excess management. The first six chapters provide an overview of the various aspects of IUWM in arid and semi-arid regions, with emphasis on water supply technologies, such as artificial recharge, water transfers, desalination, and rainwater harvesting. Water excess management is examined in the context of both stormwater management and floodplain management. Case studies from developed and developing countries are presented in order to emphasize the various needs and challenges of water management in urban environments in arid and semi-arid regions worldwide."--Publisher's description

9780415453486 (hardcover : alk. paper)


Municipal water supply--Arid regions--Management--Case studies.
Water quality management--Arid regions--Case studies.
Water-supply--Arid regions--Management--Case studies.
Groundwater--Arid regions--Management--Case studies.
Arid regions--Environmental conditions--Case studies.

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