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Nile River Basin

Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

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  • The book fills the knowledge gap about one of the most important transboundary rivers in the world

  • Describes the hydrology and ecology of the basin in relation to the anthropogenic and climate changes

  • Combines science, engineering and management

  • A useful reference for understanding regional water issues for a changing basin

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Hydrology and Water Budget

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Hydrological Variability and Climate of the Upper Blue Nile River Basin

      • Assefa M. Melesse, Wossenu Abtew, Shimelis G. Setegn, Tibebe Dessalegne
      Pages 3-37
    3. Hydro-Meteorology and Water Budget of the Mara River Basin Under Land Use Change Scenarios

      • Liya M. Mango, Assefa M. Melesse, Michael E. McClain, Daniel Gann, Shimelis G. Setegn
      Pages 39-68
    4. Hydrological Balance of Lake Tana, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

      • 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. Satellite Based Cloud Detection and Rainfall Estimation in the Upper Blue Nile Basin

      • 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. Watershed Hydrology of the (Semi) Humid Ethiopian Highlands

      • Tegenu A. Engda, Haimanote K. Bayabil, Elias S. Legesse, Essayas K. Ayana, Seifu A. Tilahun, Amy S. Collick et al.
      Pages 145-162
    3. Evapotranspiration Modeling Using Remote Sensing and Empirical Models in the Fogera Floodplain, Ethiopia

      • 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. Climate Change Impact on Agricultural Water Resources Variability in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia

      • Shimelis G. Setegn, David Rayner, Assefa M. Melesse, Bijan Dargahi, Ragahavan Srinivasan, Anders Wörman
      Pages 241-265
    3. Climatic Factors Modulating Nile River Flow

      • Mark R. Jury
      Pages 267-280
  6. Water Resources Management, Allocation and Policy I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 281-281
    2. Hydrological Water Availability, Trends and Allocation in the Blue Nile Basin

      • Seleshi B. Awulachew, Fasikaw Dessie Wubet, Matthew McCartney, Yilma Sileshi Shiferaw
      Pages 283-296

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.

Audience
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.

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Land-use change
  • The Nile River
  • Transboundary river
  • hydrogeology
  • water policy
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University, Miami, USA

    Assefa M. Melesse

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nile River Basin

  • Book Subtitle: Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

  • Editors: Assefa M. Melesse

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0689-7

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-0688-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-9859-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-0689-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 419

  • Topics: Geology, Water, Pollution, Physical Geography

Buying options

eBook
USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-0689-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)