By Rita Triebskorn,Jürgen Wertheimer
Als Forschungsgegenstand der Natur-, Sozial-, Geisteswissenschaften wie auch der Medizin ist Wasser als Quelle des Lebens Thema dieses breit gefächerten, interdisziplinären Werkes. Der Bogen spannt sich vom Wassermolekül als Baustein alles Lebendigen über das Wasser im Wechsel der Jahreszeiten und der Aggregatzustände, als Zivilisationsgarant und seltenes intestine hin zum Wasser als spirituelle Quelle, religiöses image, Medium und Metapher.
Das Werk leistet einen thematischen Beitrag zu der von den Vereinten Nationen ausgerufenen Internationalen Aktionsdekade „Wasser für das Leben“.
By W. Todd Jarvis
The international more and more is dependent upon groundwater assets for ingesting water and the availability of meals for a transforming into inhabitants. The usage of aquifer platforms additionally extends past freshwater provide to incorporate different assets akin to warmth extraction and the garage and disposal of substances.
Unlike different books approximately clash solution and negotiations over water assets, this quantity is exclusive in focusing solely on conflicts over groundwater and aquifers. the writer explores the explicit demanding situations offered via those "hidden" assets, that are proven to be very diversified from these posed through floor water assets. while floor watersheds are static, groundwater barriers are value-laden and always altering in the course of development.
The e-book describes some of the matters surrounding the governance and administration of those assets and a few of the events excited by conflicts and negotiations over them. via first-hand bills from a pracademic expert in either technique and substance as a groundwater expert mediator, the e-book bargains techniques for addressing the demanding situations and concerns via a transdisciplinary approach.
By Charles R. Fitts
Groundwater technological know-how, moment variation — winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The textual content and educational Authors organization — covers groundwater's position within the hydrologic cycle and in water offer, infection, and development concerns. it's a priceless source for college students and teachers within the geosciences (with focuses in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental science), and as a reference paintings for pro researchers. This interdisciplinary textual content weaves very important equipment and functions from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, arithmetic, geology, biology, and environmental technology, introducing you to the mathematical modeling and contaminant stream of groundwater.
New to the second one Edition:
- New bankruptcy on subsurface warmth circulate and geothermal systems
- Expanded content material on good building and layout, floor water hydrology, groundwater/ floor water interplay, slug exams, pumping exams, and mounding analysis.
- Updated discussions of groundwater modeling, calibration, parameter estimation, and uncertainty
- Free software program instruments for slug try research, pumping attempt research, and aquifer modeling
- Lists of key words and bankruptcy contents at the beginning of every chapter
- Expanded end-of-chapter difficulties, together with extra conceptual questions
- Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the textual content and educational Authors Association
- Features two-color figures
- Includes homework difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy and labored examples throughout
- Provides a spouse site with movies of box exploration and contaminant migration experiments, PDF documents of USGS stories, and information documents for homework problems
- Offers PowerPoint slides and resolution guide for adopting faculty
By Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar
Having been the fourth biggest lake at the globe approximately 50 years in the past, this day the Aral Sea now not exists. Human actions triggered its desiccation and the formation of a major new desolate tract, the Aralkum, that are considered as one of many maximum ecological catastrophes and - whilst - the most important fundamental succession scan of mankind.
This quantity brings jointly the result of foreign and interdisciplinary long term experiences at the new wilderness atmosphere and is split into 4 major sections. the 1st part presents an summary of the actual features of the world and covers geological, pedological, geomorphological and climatological elements and their dynamics, specially dust-storm dynamics. the second one makes a speciality of the biotic elements and highlights the spatial and temporal styles of the wildlife. within the 3rd part reports and initiatives aiming to strive against desertification by means of phytomelioration and to boost thoughts for the conservation of biodiversity are offered. The ebook is rounded off with a bit delivering a synthesis and conclusions.
By Gérard Grosclaude
Une double ambition pour cet ouvrage : mieux informer le lecteur de los angeles complexité des problèmes liés à l'eau et proposer un outil de travail pour aborder ce domaine. Ce ideal tome disclose le cycle et l'histoire de l'eau, ainsi que les kin entre eau, sol et biosphère. Il traite des milieux aquatiques et des poissons, des rapports de l'eau avec les plantes, de l'irrigation et du drainage.
By Michel M. Verstraete,Massimo Menenti,Jouni Peltoniemi
By Martin J. Attrill
rehabilitated environment as a result of the remedial administration regulations. What atmosphere may possibly we think to get over a as soon as useless estuary? have the huge efforts made by means of coverage makers, environmental managers and
scientists ended in a various, advanced estuary that is a version for different structures? This ebook attracts jointly many certain facets of the recuperating Thames Estuary environment from environmental administration and
clinical assets. the result's the most complete account of the administration and ecology of a unmarried estuarine procedure but produced. It contains very important and huge long-term reviews of the fish
groups, water caliber and administration coverage, spatial debts alongside the total size of the estuary for benthic invertebrates and algae, major case reports on zooplankton, saltmarshes and parasitology, to boot as
an outline anticipating the following millennium. Altogether, this research of the longer term ecological outcomes of administration coverage offers a benchmark for comparability with different estuarine ecosystems, either `natural'
and rehabilitated, and types a distinctive and useful reference for environmental managers, estuarine scientists and ecologists.
By Larry W. Harrington,Myles J. Fisher
This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ studying and discovery approximately water shortage, livelihoods, and foodstuff safeguard in the CGIAR problem software on Water and foodstuff. It attracts at the stories of over a hundred initiatives performed in ten river basins within the constructing world.
The booklet describes how the program’s layout advanced from an emphasis on water shortage, water productiveness, and water entry to an emphasis on utilizing water recommendations to enhance livelihoods and handle improvement demanding situations in particular river basins. It shows how the research was once used to foster switch in stakeholder habit, linking it to more desirable wisdom, attitudes, and talents, which have been fostered through stakeholder participation, innovation, discussion, and negotiation.
The authors describe improvement demanding situations, their drivers and their political context, the best way to handle them via technical, institutional, and coverage thoughts; and the implications of switch at diversified scales, time frames on fairness, resilience, and surroundings prone. total, the paintings represents an incredible synthesis and landmark e-book for all interested in water source administration and sustainable development.
By Pranab Kumar Parua
By Stefan Shanov,Konstantin Kostov
The karstic caves are favorable websites for tectonic occasions detecting, representing a conservative medium of 3-dimensional framework the place the tectonic deformations are good preserved. additionally they offer an atmosphere conducive to relationship and choosing the geometrical parameters of previous seismotectonic occasions. over the last 3 a long time the learn of dynamic tectonics and up to date geodynamics in karst terrains has been topic of various courses, however it has now not been systematically approached in a finished monograph.
This e-book collects the present nation of data at the courting among karst and dynamic tectonics and provides a brand new technique to its learn. It places ahead a number of methods for learning of modern geodynamics in karst terrains, comparable to tectonic pressure fields reconstructions utilizing structural research of the fracturing, geophysical stories of the rock anisotropy and fault-plane suggestions from earthquakes, research of the spatial orientation and absolute relationship of deformed speleothems, instrumental and mechanical measurements, tracking and modeling – all supported with case experiences from a number of karst parts around the globe, e.g. in Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba and France.