Water Resources Development in Developing Countries
Developments in Water Science
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|Format:||Hardback, 302 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations, maps, plans|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 March 1991|
Water resources exploitation has been regarded as a way of initiating economic development in many countries. Planning concepts are now changing. Thorough environmental studies, sociological and economic studies now preceed project formulation. Justification solely on the basis of benefit cost studies is no longer sufficient for many development agencies. The broader approach is introduced in this book, but the real emphasis is on the situation in and needs of developing countries. Some of the problems experienced in building water resources in developing countries are described in this book, and methods of solution based on the limited experience of the authors, are offered. These range from use of unbiased common sense, coupled with a close understanding of people's requirements, to a comprehensive computer simulated planning model. Some types of water resources development are described in more detail. These include irrigation, hydro electric power and rural water supply. Sections on socio-economics and human resource development are also included, as well as on data collection, and project planning.
Table of Contents
1. Water resources planning objective. 2. Socio-economic factors. 3. Economic principles. 4. Systems analysis and optimization. 5. Decomposition of complex systems. 6. A planning model. 7. Reservoir sizing. 8. Hydrometeorological network design and data collection. 9. Soil erosion and sedimentation. 10. Irrigation. 11. Rural water supplies. 12. Hydro electric power development. 13. Human resources. 14. Environmental and social impact assessment. Author index. Subject index.
...a very useful book for planners of water resources projects in Third World countries. The value of the book is that it could serve as an intermediary between those who view a project from its economic merits and those who are responsible for the technical aspects. Therefore, it makes excellent reading material for students preparing for a career in the field. Journal of Hydrology
|Publisher: ||Elsevier Science Ltd|