eBook Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe, 1st Edition

  • Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska
  • Jeffrey M. Peterson
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  • ISBN-10: 0128032383
  • ISBN-13: 9780128032381
  • DDC: 628.10973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 478 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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This book addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water. In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Regional Water Scarcity Problems.
1: Meeting the Challenge of Water Scarcity in the Western United States.
2: Competition for Water Resources from the European Perspective.
3: Institutional Aspects and Policy Background of Water Scarcity Problems in the United States.
Areas of Competition for Water Resources - Experiences from the US and Europe.
4: Water for Food Production.
5: Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change.
6: The Water—Energy Nexus and Irrigated Agriculture in the United States: Trends and Analyses.
7: The Water—Energy Nexus in Europe and Spain: An Institutional Analysis from the Perspective of the Spanish Irrigation Sector.
8: Water for Energy Production.
9: Water Scarcity and Conservation Along the Biofuel Supply Chain in the United States: From Farm to Refinery.
10: Water Use for Biofuels in Europe.
11: Water—Energy Nexus and Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production.
12: Water Use for Unconventional Natural Gas Development Within the Susquehanna River Basin.
13: Water Use for Unconventional Gas Production in the European Union.
14: Water for Electricity Generation in the United States.
15: Long-Term Water and Energy Issues in European Power Systems.
16: Water—Energy—Food—Nexus—Commonalities and Differences in the United States and Europe.
Water Management Approaches to Mitigate/Adapt to Scarce Water Resources - Case Studies From the United States and Europe.
17: Management Approaches in the United States.
18: Willingness to Pay for Reclaimed Water: A Case Study for Oklahoma.
19: Conjunctive Water Management in Hydraulically Connected Regions in the Western United States.
20: Prospects for Desalination in the United States—Experiences From California, Florida, and Texas.
21: Water Trading Innovations: Reducing Agricultural Consumptive Use to Improve Adaptation to Scarcity.
22: Groundwater Scarcity: Management Approaches and Recent Innovations.
23: Management Approaches in Europe.
24: Wastewater Reuse to Cope With Water and Nutrient Scarcity in Agriculture—A Case Study for Braunschweig in Germany.
25: Avoiding Floods in Spring and Droughts in Summer—Water Regulation Strategies in Germany and Poland.
26: Water Storage and Conjunctive Water Use.
27: Product, Process, and Organizational Innovations in Water Management.
28: Comparison of Water Management Institutions and Approaches in the United States and Europed—What Can We Learn From Each Other?.
The Future of Water: Prospects and Challenges for Water Management in the 21st Century.