Nile River Basin

Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

  • Assefa M. Melesse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Hydrology and Water Budget

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Assefa M. Melesse, Wossenu Abtew, Shimelis G. Setegn, Tibebe Dessalegne
      Pages 3-37
    3. Liya M. Mango, Assefa M. Melesse, Michael E. McClain, Daniel Gann, Shimelis G. Setegn
      Pages 39-68
    4. Tom H.M. Rientjes, Janaka B.U. Perera, Alemseged T. Haile, Ambro S.M. Gieske, Martijn J. Booij, Paolo Reggiani
      Pages 69-89
  3. Satellite Rainfall Estimation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Tom H.M. Rientjes, Alemseged T. Haile, Ambro S.M. Gieske, Ben H.P. Maathuis, Emad Habib
      Pages 93-107
  4. GIS and Remote Sensing in Watershed Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Tegenu A. Engda, Haimanote K. Bayabil, Elias S. Legesse, Essayas K. Ayana, Seifu A. Tilahun, Amy S. Collick et al.
      Pages 145-162
    3. Temesgen Enku, Christiaan van der Tol, Ambro S.M. Gieske, Tom H.M. Rientjes
      Pages 163-178
  5. Climate Varibility and Hydrologic Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Shimelis G. Setegn, David Rayner, Assefa M. Melesse, Bijan Dargahi, Ragahavan Srinivasan, Anders Wörman
      Pages 241-265
    3. Mark R. Jury
      Pages 267-280
  6. Water Resources Management, Allocation and Policy I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Seleshi B. Awulachew, Fasikaw Dessie Wubet, Matthew McCartney, Yilma Sileshi Shiferaw
      Pages 283-296
    3. Tilahun Amede, Katrien Descheemaeker, Everisto Mapedza, Don Peden, Paulo van Breugel, Seleshi B. Awulachew et al.
      Pages 297-320
    4. Dereje T. Desalegn, Seleshi B. Awulachew, Semu A. Moges
      Pages 321-334
  7. Water Resources Management, Allocation and Policy II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Christina Hoffman, Assefa M. Melesse, Michael E. McClain
      Pages 359-382
    3. Muluneh Yitayew, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 401-416
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 417-419

About this book


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.

This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, water resources mangers, policy makers as well as graduate and undergraduate students. It is a useful reference text for ecohydrology, arid zone hydrology, hydrology of transboundary rivers and similar courses.


Climate change Hydrological modelling Land-use change The Nile River Transboundary river

Editors and affiliations

  • Assefa M. Melesse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth and EnvironmentFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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