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Management of Water Resources in Protected Areas

  • Hermes Farfán González
  • José Luis Corvea Porras
  • Irene de Bustamente Gutiérrez
  • James W. LaMoreaux

Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Purification and reuse of wastewaters in rural communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. L. Corvea, Y. Martínez, A. Blanco, I. de Bustamante Gutiérrez, J. M. Sanz
      Pages 3-9
    3. A. de Miguel, J. M. Sanz, I. de Bustamante Gutiérrez, A. de Tomás, J. L. Goy
      Pages 11-19
    4. L. Ramírez Medina, N. S. Pérez Duarte, G. Barrera Ramos
      Pages 29-36
  3. Impact of public use on water resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. J. R. Fagundo Castillo, J. Pajón Morejón, P. González Hernández, M. Suárez Muñoz, C. Melián Rodríguez
      Pages 47-55
    3. J. R. Fagundo Castillo, P. González Hernández, M. Suárez Muñoz, R. Hernández Díaz, C. Melián Rodríguez
      Pages 57-65
  4. Vulnerability and risk of aquifers

  5. Design and management water resources in protected areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  6. Research and monitoring of water resources in protected areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. M. F. Naranjo Pérez de León, A. Breña Puyol
      Pages 187-193
    3. P. González, J. Fagundo-Sierra, J. R. Fagundo, M. Suárez, C. Melián, A. Cortés et al.
      Pages 233-241
    4. J. A. Larrea Murrell, M. M. Rojas Badía, D. Lugo Moya, M. Heydrich Pérez
      Pages 263-270
    5. T. Abrantes Hernández, A. L. Ramos Hernández, F. R. Hernández Martínez, Y. Camero Labrador, S. Y. Ulloa Bonilla, R. Novo Carbó
      Pages 271-276
    6. D. Gallardo Martinez, I. Cabrera, N. Bruguera Amaran, J. A. Alonso, A. Pinto, E. Milian Milian et al.
      Pages 293-300
    7. R. Hernández, R. Ramírez, M. López-Portilla, P. González, I. Antigüedad, S. Díaz
      Pages 301-308
  7. Information, popularization and training

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-363

About this book

Introduction

Natural ecosystems are heavily dependent on water, as it is essential to the development of life. The ecology and landscape play an important role in the quality and availability of water. It is no coincidence that exceptional hydrological phenomena are found in protected areas. Such is the case with, for example, the geothermic occurrences (principally, geysers) in America's Yellowstone National Park , the oldest park in the world. The Ramsar wetlands (where the ecosystem’s dependency on water is strongly evident), The Iguaçu Falls (on the border of Argentina and Brazil), or the Zapata Swamp (the largest of its kind on the Caribbean island of Cuba) further exemplify this point. However, in many cases, the conservation strategies for hydraulic resources in protected areas are ignored, or simply deprived of the attention they require. There are many types of suitable management strategies for planning and protecting our valuable treasures. Hydraulic resource management in protected areas is something that must not be separated from these conservation measures. The first Symposium for the Management of Hydraulic Resources in Protected Areas was intended to be a framework of communication about experiences with water resource management in protected areas. Advances in research and possible solutions to the problems within these areas were discussed. The contributions in this proceedings volume are grouped under seven main themes: Purification and reuse of wastewater in rural communities; Impact of public use on water resources; Vulnerability and risks associated with aquifers, Design and management water resources in protected areas; Research and monitoring of water resources in protected areas; Water and its importance as a source of renewable energy in protected spaces; and Geodiversity and conservation of areas with hydraulic heritage.

Keywords

Water conservation environment management protected areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermes Farfán González
    • 1
  • José Luis Corvea Porras
    • 2
  • Irene de Bustamente Gutiérrez
    • 3
  • James W. LaMoreaux
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de VisitantesParque Nacional VinalesPinar del RioCuba
  2. 2.Centro de VisitantesParque Nacional VinalesPinar del RioCuba
  3. 3.Universidad de Alcalá, Geology DepartmentEdificio de CienciasAlcalá de Henares (Madrid)Spain
  4. 4.PELA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.TuscaloosaUSA

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