Water Resources Management: Methods, Applications and Challenges

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Ana Milanović Pešić and Dejana Jakovljević (Editors)
Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić”, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: TEC010030

Water resources play an essential role in all aspects of human life and activities. All living organisms need water for survival. Due to increased demand for water, appropriate water resources management should be established. This book covers various aspects of water resources management, including their use for different purposes and impacts of natural factors and anthropogenic pressures on water resources.

Climate changes affect water resources, causing floods and droughts. All human activities such as water supply, irrigation, navigation, hydropower, tourism and recreation use water resources. The natural and anthropogenic impacts cause a decline in water quantity and the degradation of water quality. Water resources are especially important in protected areas and management of them in these areas is a specific challenge. Adequate water resources management should address all water related issues, to establish an institutional and legal framework, as well as the cooperation of all relevant actors in this field at national and international level. Water reuse, such as wastewater management is also an important challenge.

This book provides some models and methods which are used for water resources estimation, their vulnerability and exposure to natural and anthropogenic influences. Taking into account various aspects of water related topics, application of diverse models and methods in different geographical areas, the book Water Resources Management: Methods, Applications and Challenges could help policy and decision makers as well as other stakeholders in finding the solutions of some water related problems.

 

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Preface

List of Reviewers

Chapter 1. Impact of Regional Climate Changes on the Emergence of Extremely Dry Years in European Russia in the 21st Century
(Maria Vladimirovna Sidorova, Ekaterina Alexandrovna Kashutina and Elena Anatol’evna Cherenkova, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 2. Impact of Climate Change on River Discharge Regimes in the Danube River Basin: Example of Lim River (Montenegro)
(Golub Lj. Ćulafić, Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology, Podgorica, Montenegro)

Chapter 3. Spatial Aspects of Flood Exposure in Serbia
(Jelena Kovačević-Majkić, Dragana Miljanović and Dejan Doljak, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 4. Diffuse Biogenic Pollution of Water Bodies in the Volga River Basin — Example of Cheboksary Reservoir Basin
(Sergey Vladimirovich Yasinsky, Nikolaj Ivanovich Koronkevich, Ekaterina Alexandrovna Kashutina, Maria Vladimirovna Sidorova and Alexej Nikolaevich Narykov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 5. Ecological Impact of Hydropower Building Yards in Romania
(Călin Dejeu and Rahela Carpa, Independent Researcher, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Chapter 6. Water Resource Management in National Parks in Serbia — Towards an Integrated Protection and Sustainable Tourism Use
(Jovana Brankov, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 7. Water Resources Management in Serbia
(Ana Milanović Pešić, Dejana Jakovljević and Dragana Milijašević Joksimović, Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 8. Experiences with Water Reuse in Urban Farming in West Africa
(Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana)

Chapter 9. A Review of Botswana 2012 National Water Policy
(Reniko Gondo and Oluwatoyin D. Kolawole, Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, Maun, Botswana, Africa)

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