Advances in groundwater governance / editor Karen G. Villholth, internationl, Elena López-Gunn, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido, Jac van der Gun. - xxv, 594 pages ; 26 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1.Spatial mobility, automation, and autonomy
1.1.Book objectives and scope
1.2.Spatial mobility
1.3.Automation and mobility
1.4.Autonomous mobility operations
1.5.Automation, autonomous machines, and Utopia
1.6.Automated spatial mobility
2.Automated and autonomous self-moving/​mobility
2.1.Human movement automaticity
2.2.Personal autonomy in mobility
2.3.Levels of personal autonomy by mobility modes and technologies
2.4.Relationships between human movement automaticity and personal autonomy
2.5.Car driving: movement automaticity, automatic transmission, and autonomous navigation
3.Automated and autonomous traffic control
3.1.Road traffic control
3.2.Train traffic control
3.3.Air traffic control
3.4.Marine traffic control
3.5.Comparing mobility modes by automation and autonomy in traffic control
Contents note continued: 4.Automated and autonomous public transportation
4.1.Automated and autonomous rapid transit systems
4.3.Automated and autonomous trains
4.4.Autopilots for airplanes
4.5.Autopilots for ships
4.6.Passenger reservation interfaces
5.Automated and autonomous information transmission
5.1.Automated and autonomous operations of fixed-line telephone systems
5.2.Automated and autonomous operations of mobile telephone systems
5.3.Automated and autonomous operations of the Internet
5.4.Automated communications means and being: co-presence
5.5.Automated communications means and doing: online activity
6.Autonomous vehicles
6.1.The development of car automation towards the introduction of AVs
6.2.Prospects and pitfalls for AV adoption
6.3.Autonomous buses
6.4.Automated and autonomous freight vehicles and drones
Contents note continued: 6.5.Interpretations of AV adoption as personal mobility and as personal autonomy
6.6.Historical interpretations for the introduction of AVs
6.7.Implications of AV adoption for individuals
6.8.Societal implications of AV adoption
6.9.New sense of automobility?
7.The geography of intelligent transport and communications
7.1.The autonomously mobile city
7.2.Implications of AVs for urban areas
7.3.Recreational and touristic dimensions of AV adoption
7.4.Environmental effects of AV adoption
8.Summary and conclusion
8.1.Chapter summaries
8.2.The status of automated and autonomous operations in spatial mobilities
8.3.Levels of automation and autonomous operation for spatial mobility
8.4.The development and implementation of automation processes for spatial mobilities
8.5.The future society of automated mobility
8.6.Continued study.

"This book presents the complexity and many dimensions of groundwater governance in 28 chapters, written by a global team of leading experts. The first part of the book defines groundwater governance, exploring its emergence and evolution, framing it through a socio-ecological lens and describing groundwater policy and planning approaches. The second part discusses key aspects of groundwater governance, including leadership, political support, participation, cooperation, and conflict resolution. The third examines the linkages between groundwater and other resources/sectors and the fourth part presents eight case studies that illustrate current practices in groundwater governance worldwide"--

9781138029804 (hbk.)


Groundwater--Government policy.
Water quality management.

333.9104 VIL / 009551
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