Middle East Studies

Water Supply by Region

Author:              Barceló, Damià

Title:                    Water scarcity in the Mediterranean : perspectives under global change 

Imprint:              Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c2010

Description:       1 online resource (xvi, 234 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)


Water scarcity affects hydrologic resources, systems connectivity, biodiversity, water quality, and river ecosystem functioning. It has direct impacts on economic sectors that use and depend on water, such as agriculture, tourism, industry, energy and transport. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to climate changes, as well as one of the most impacted by human water demand. This volume provides an in-depth view of the water quality and quantity implications of water scarcity. It highlights its possible causes and describes the effects in regions under Mediterranean climate. The topics covered include climate effects, water resources (use, storage and new sources), water quality (chemical and microbiological), and the effects on ecosystems suffering from water scarcity. This book is addressed to scientists and students, but also to managers involved in the necessary decision making process to face future periods of drought.

Contents:           Content

ISBN:                   9783642039713

OCLC #:               663096597

Subjects:            Drought relief -- Mediterranean Region

                Water-supply -- Mediterranean Region

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  HV626.M45 W38 2010


Author:               Briscoe, John

Title:                    Water and agriculture [electronic resource] : implications for development and growth : essays from the CSIS and SAIS Year of Water Conference 

Imprint:              Washington, D.C. : Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2009

Description:       vii, 108 p. : ill., maps, digital, PDF file


Water, agriculture, and development: the quality of advice? / by John Briscoe -- Children's safe drinking water: Proctor & Gamble's program to address the global crisis / by Greg Allgood -- The political economy of water and agriculture / by Jason Clay -- Protecting water: sustainable production and efficient irrigation in Oaxaca's central valleys / by Juan Jose Consejo -- Management of irrigation water in rural China / by Qiuqiong Huang -- Sustainability issues of water and agriculture in China / by Mei Xurong -- Wastewater treatment for agricultural irrigation in Mexico / by Susan E. Murcott, Andy Dunn, and Donald R.F. Harleman -- Driving water for agriculture / by Peter G. McCornick -- Satellite-based assessment of water resources and agricultural productivity / by Christa D. Peters-Lidard ... [et al.] -- Impact synergies and institutions in water-related programs: empirical evidence from Sri Lanka / by R. Maria Saleth -- Agriculture and water elements from the UN world water development report / by Olcay Unver -- Tackling the water crisis in Pakistan: what entrepreneurial approaches can add / by Adrien Couton -- A table for 9 billion, please : Building global water, food and energy resilience / by Ger Bergkamp -- The political economy of water and agriculture: urban and rural water access in Egypt / by Shaden Abdel-Gawad

ISBN:                   9780892065912                                                                       

OCLC #:               754106830

Subjects:            Water resources development

                Water -- Government policy

                Water in agriculture

                Water-supply -- Developing countries

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  HD1691 .W3188 2009 


Author:               De Nys, Erwin editor

Author:               Engle, Nathan, editor

Author:               Magalhães, Antonio Rocha, editor

Title:                    Drought in Brazil : proactive management and policy 

Imprint:              Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Description:       1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages)


Drought is a slow-onset natural hazard that is often referred to as a creeping phenomenon. The challenge of monitoring drought's onset and evolution, and identifying its termination or end is one that scientists, natural resource managers, and decision makers have been struggling with for decades. However, drought management must be aimed at reducing the risks of future drought events on economies, the environment, and the social fabric of regions. As with many countries, droughts are often managed as a crisis in Brazil, rather than events for which officials and communities proactively prepare. Although droughts are not new to Brazil, the recent spate of droughts in the poverty stricken semi-arid Northeast and the industrial hub of S�o Paulo in the Southeast has forced the country to think more seriously about finally changing its drought policies and management approaches. The book is told through the perspectives of the ministers and secretaries, state policy and technical officials, civil society organizations, and development practitioners that helped to facilitate the shift in paradigm in Brazil from crisis management and towards proactive management of droughts. It is written in a style that is appealing to both technical and non-technical audiences, and aims to provide a framework and lessons for other countries to consider when embarking upon similar efforts to improve their own drought policy and management systems.

Contents:           Content

Series:                 Drought and water crises

ISBN:                   149876567X (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               1ybp12788790

Subjects:            Drought management -- Brazil, Northeast

                Droughts -- Government policy -- Northeast

                 Water-supply -- Brazil, Northeast

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  QC929.28.B6 D76 2017


Author:               Grigg, Neil S

Title:                    Integrated water resource management: an interdisciplinary approach

Imprint:              London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Description:       1 online resource (513 p.) : ill


This book addresses the enormous global challenge of providing balanced and sustainable solutions to urgent water problems. The author explores our dependence on access to safe water and other water-related services and how driving forces of the human and natural worlds are degrading this access. The greatest challenges involve conflicts between people and interest groups across all countries, as well as the economic and political difficulties in finding solutions through infrastructure development. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to Integrated Water Resources Management or IWRM, which provides a set of tools for policy development, planning and organization, assessment, systems analysis, finance, and regulation. The author suggests that IWRM is challenging because of the human element, but that no other process can reconcile the conflicting agendas involved with water management. The broad range of topics covered here, as well as 25 case summaries, will be of interest to scientists, engineers, practitioners, and advanced level students interested in the integrated management of water as a resource.

Contents:           Content

ISBN:                   1137576154 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               961454818

Subjects:            Sustainable development -- Management

                Water resources development -- Government policy -- Samoa -- Apia

                Water resources development -- Samoa -- Apia

                Water resources development

                Water-supply -- Samoa -- Apia -- Management

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                TD345


Author:               Lautze, Jonathan

Title:                    The Zambezi River Basin : water and sustainable development /

Imprint:              London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017

Description:       1 online resource (xxiii, 255 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)


The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin's economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.

Contents:           Content

Series:                 Earthscan series on major river basins of the world

ISBN:                   1315282046 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               1ybp14731471

Subjects:            Sustainable development -- Zambezi River Watershed

                Water resources development -- Zambezi River Watershed

                Water-supply -- Zambezi River Watershed -- Management

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  HD1699.Z32 Z36 2017


Author:              Melesse, Assefa M

Title:                    Nile River Basin [electronic resource] : hydrology, climate and water use / Assefa M. Melesse, Editor

Imprint:              Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011

Description:       1 online resource (xvii, 419 p.) : ill., maps


This book presents results of scientific studies ranging from hydrological modelling to water management and policy issues in the Nile River basin. It examines the physical, hydrometeorological and hydrogeological description of the basin along with analysis in understanding the hydrological processes of the basin under the changing land-use stemming from population pressure and increased natural resources tapping. The book discusses the increased impact of climate change on the river flows, and such issues as water availability and demand, management and policy to offset the imbalance between demand and available resources.

Contents:           Content

ISBN:                   9789400706897 (electronic bk.)

OCLC #:               719361754

Subjects:            Hydrology -- Nile River Watershed

                Water-supply -- Nile River Watershed

Location:           Web E-books

Call #:                GB800.2 .N55 2011


Author:               Mueller, Lothar

Author:               Sheudshen, Askhad K.

Author:              Eulenstien, Frank

Title:                    Novel methods for monitoring and managing land and water resources in Siberia

Imprint:              Cham : Springer, 2016

Description:       1 online resource


This book presents an analysis of land and water resources in Siberia, initially characterizing the landscapes, their ecosystems, crucial processes, human impacts on soil and water quality, and the status quo of available research. Further chapters deal with modern monitoring and management methods that can lead to a significant knowledge shift and initiate sustainable soil and water resources use. These include soil hydrological laboratory measurement methods; process-based field evaluation methods for land and water quality; remote sensing and GIS technology-based landscape monitoring methods; process and ecosystem modeling approaches; methods of resource and process evaluation and functional soil mapping; and tools for controlling agricultural land use systems. More than 15 of these concrete monitoring and management tools can immediately be incorporated into research and practice. Maintaining the functions of great landscapes for future generations will be the reward for these efforts

Contents:           Content

ISBN:                   9783319244099 electronic bk

OCLC #:               929624592

Subjects:            Water-supply -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia

                Ecological districts -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia

Location:            Web E-books

Call #:                  TD310.S5

Search Catalogs


What is this searching? The OSU Library Catalog searches for print, electronic and other formats in the OSU Libraries collections. More Search Options >>


What is this searching? The OhioLINK catalog allows searching and requesting of scholarly materials located in the 90+ college and university member libraries around Ohio, plus the State Library of Ohio. More Search Options >>


What is this searching? WorldCat@OSU searches across 7 key databases for books, articles, and more. More Search Options >>

What is this searching? The SearchOhio Catalog allows searching and requesting of popular books, DVDs, CDs and other materials from 20+ public library systems throughout the state of Ohio. More Search Options >>