Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Hydrology and Water Management in the Humid Tropics

Hydrology and Water Management in the Humid Tropics
Hydrological Research Issues and Strategies for Water Management

£88.00

Part of International Hydrology Series

  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020022

£ 88.00
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Environmental problems in the humid tropical regions, where the focus is on the fate and management of the surviving rainforest and climate change, are attracting increasing attention internationally. The distribution of tropical rainfall is highly variable, and in many regions the supply of potable water is inadequate. By the end of the century one-third of the world's population will be living in the humid tropics. This book considers all aspects of hydrology in the humid tropics. The first four parts of the book cover the physical basis of hydrology in the humid tropics: climatology, meteorology, process hydrology, sedimentation, water quality and freshwater ecology. This is followed by extensive treatment of the human and societal issues: land-use changes, water resource management, and rural and urban water supply in the tropical regions. The book is a uniquely integrated summary of hydrology in the tropics.

    •  Exhaustive summary by international team of expert contributors
    • Emphasis on practical solutions to problems of water use in the tropics
    •  Essential reference for researchers specialising in the humid tropics
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Overall the book is extremely comprehensive in the topics it covers … From the climatologist's perspective about one half of the book is of direct relevance, but the rest is meaty and will be of great use to those working with or for environmental or governmental organizations in the tropics, or in education.' G. Sumner, International Journal of Climatology

    ' … wealth of information, a useful general introduction, promises exciting times ahead for tropical hydrologists.' Ecology and Evolution

    'This book provides an excellent up-to-date summary of what is known of hydrology and water management in the tropics … Overall this is an excellent book which should be accessible to all who are responsible for investigating, designing and managing humid tropical hydrology and water resources activities.' Hydrological Sciences Journal

    ' … useful state-of-the-art summaries.' Progress in Physical Geography

    ' … one of the most complete books available on tropical hydrology and as such it deserves a wide circulation.' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020022
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 211 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.429kg
    • contains: 67 b/w illus. 41 maps 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Part I. Introduction: Part II. Humid Tropics Setting:
    2. Climate and rainfall variability in the humid tropics
    3. Operational hydrology problems in the humid tropics
    4. The problems of the humid tropics - opportunities for reassessment of hydrological methodology
    Part III. Regional Hydrology:
    5. Hydrology in humid tropical Asia
    6. Hydrology and water resources of humid Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea
    7. Hydrology and water resources of tropical Latin America and the Caribbean
    8. Amazonian rainfall and its variability
    9. Regional hydrology and water resources in the African humid tropics
    10. Review of hydrology and water resources of humid tropical islands
    Part IV. Physical Processes:
    11. Recent scientific developments and research needs in the hydrological processes of the humid tropics
    12. Groundwater systems with reference to the humid tropics
    13. Perspective on the hydrology and water resource management of natural freshwater wetlands and lakes in the humid tropics
    14. Erosion and sedimentation
    15. Water quality issues in the humid tropics
    16. Ecological characteristics of tropical fresh waters: an outline
    Part V. Physical Processes - Human Uses: The Interface:
    17. Challenges in agriculture and forest hydrology in the humid tropics
    18. The impact of land-use change on water resources in the humid tropics: an Australian view of the scientific issues
    19. Urban water management problems in the humid tropics: some technical and non-technical considerations
    20. The management of water resources, development and human health in the humid tropics
    21. Water supply and health in the humid tropics with particular reference to rural areas
    Part VI. Management Issues:
    22. Water resource management
    23. Water management issues: population, agriculture and forests - a focus on watershed management
    24. Urban water resources in the humid tropics: an overview of the ASEAN region
    25. An ecological and environmental approach to urban water problems in the humid tropics
    26. Rethinking urban water supply and sanitation strategy in developing countries in the humid tropics: lessons from the International Water Decade
    27. Water resource management issues in the humid tropics
    Part VII. Appendices
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael Bonell, James Cook University, North Queensland

    Maynard M. Hufschmidt

    John S. Gladwell

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×