Water Security in the Mediterranean Region

An International Evaluation of Management, Control, and Governance Approaches

  • Andrea Scozzari
  • Bouabid El Mansouri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Abel Calle, Julia Sanz, José-Luis Casanova
    Pages 47-64
  3. Francesco Soldovieri, Vincenzo Lapenna, Massimo Bavusi
    Pages 65-86
  4. Alexander K. Manstein, Mikhail I. Epov
    Pages 87-95
  5. Hua-Qing Wang, Nasre-Dine Ahfir, Abdellah Alem, Anthony Beaudoin, Ahmed Benamar, Abdel Ghadir El Kawafi et al.
    Pages 97-110
  6. Brunella Raco, Andrea Cerrina Feroni, Simone Da Prato, Marco Doveri, Alessandro Ellero, Matteo Lelli et al.
    Pages 153-162
  7. Svetlana Bortnikova, Yuri Manstein, Olga Saeva, Natalia Yurkevich, Olga Gaskova, Elizaveta Bessonova et al.
    Pages 191-208
  8. Elissavet Dotsika, Dimitrios Poutoukis, Wolfram Kloppmann, Brunella Raco, David Psomiadis
    Pages 209-228
  9. Anwar A. Aly, Abdelsalam A. Abbas, Lahcen Benaabidate
    Pages 239-254
  10. Mohammed Kadri, Ahmed Benamar, Brahim Bendahmane
    Pages 255-273

About these proceedings


The role of water in our communities, from local to regional and right up to global levels, poses a series of key questions about climate change, about the anthropogenic impact on the environment, and about all the interconnected actions and events that affect the availability and quality of the resource. All these questions  share a common demand for more scientific knowledge and information. In this particular context the disciplinary boundaries are fading, and there is a growing need to create broader connections and wider collaborative interdisciplinary groups, aimed at building an integrated knowledge-base to serve not only stakeholders but also the whole of society. Only in this way can we hope to respond effectively to the challenges and changing dynamics of human-hydrologic systems.

     Following this concept, contributors from multiple disciplinary backgrounds, such as Law Studies, Hydrogeology, Monitoring and Information Technologies, Geophysics, Geochemistry,  Environmental Sciences, Systems Engineering, Economics and Social Studies, joined forces and interacted in this workshop. The present book reports the proceedings of this three-day ARW (Advanced Research Workshop), and explores different aspects of the environmental security assessment process, focusing on the assessment, monitoring and management of water resources, and giving an overview of the related scientific knowledge.


Environmental Security Water Management Water Monitoring Water Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Scozzari
    • 1
  • Bouabid El Mansouri
    • 2
  1. 1., Inst. of Gesocience and Earth ResourcesNational Research Council (CNR)PisaItaly
  2. 2., Lab. Water Res. Tech. & Applied Geosc.University Ibn TofailKenitraMorocco

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1622-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1623-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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