Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge - Advances in Global Change Research 31 (Paperback)Ellen Wiegandt (editor)
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This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. It examines critical contemporary and global issues through the lens of global change processes and with a focus on mountain regions. In doing so, it aims to bring state-of-the-art science from numerous disciplines to bear on important environmental and policy questions related to water resources. The volume will be a boon to a range of readers, from environmental scientists to hydrologists.
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
From the reviews:
"This book, the latest volume in the 'Advances in Global Change Research' series, is a compilation of presentations from a 2002 international scientific colloquium in Sion, Switzerland. ... Readers can select any of the papers and find opening abstracts, well-written and scientifically supported text, and conclusions and/or recommendations. A bibliography lists over 500 entries. ... is a valuable contribution to the literature on regulating water resources that emanate from mountain sources. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional water resource planning and management collections." (M. J. Zwolinski, CHOICE, Vol. 46 (1), September, 2008)"This book addresses the diverse challenges facing water resources within mountain environments, including temporal and spatial variability ... . Overall, the book contains useful and valuable examples and case study reports relating to a variety of water resource issues. ... This volume presents a collection of interesting papers that are well presented; most images are of good quality. ... it will be of value as a library reference source ... ." (Neil Macdonald, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 29 (2), May, 2009)
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