Inter-basin Water Transfer: Case Studies from Australia, United States, Canada, China and India (International Hydrology) (International Hydrology Series)

Inter-basin Water Transfer: Case Studies from Australia, United States, Canada, China and India (International Hydrology) (International Hydrology Series)

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Fereidoun Ghassemi, Ian White
Cambridge University Press, 11/01/2007
EAN 9780521869690, ISBN10: 0521869692

Hardcover, 462 pages, 27.7 x 22.4 x 2.5 cm

Increasing demands for irrigation, domestic and industrial water have generated a massive growth world-wide in the number of large water infrastructure projects involving the transfer of water from basins considered to have surplus water to those where the demand for water has exceeded or is expected to exceed supplies. Using the experiences of projects in Australia, United States, Canada, China and India, this book examines case studies within the diverse geographical, climatic, economic, and policy regimes operating in these countries. It examines the water resources of Australia, the driest inhabited continent, and explores inter-basin water transfer projects in the United States, Canada, China and India, examining their benefits and impacts within these nations' contrasting economies and governance systems. This comprehensive and well-illustrated text will be of great interest to professionals and researchers in the fields of hydrology, water resources, and to those engaged in environmental science, policy and regulation.

'This book, supported as it is by a most extensive list of references, will surely be of great value to anyone interested in water resources development.' Tom Chapman, Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney 'All in all, this book is a treasure of analysis and documentation for those of us who know too little about water projects beyond the limits of our national borders.' Frank Quinn, Formerly, Chief of Water Policy and Transboundary Issues, Environment Canada, Ottawa 'This study is a 'must read' for anyone formulating water policy which may result in, or anyone studying or interested in, inter-basin transfers of water.' Brit Allan Storey, Senior Historian, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado