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Nile River Basin

Hydrology, Climate and Water Use

  • 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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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-0689-7
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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Water Resources Management, Allocation and Policy I

    1. Livestock-Water Productivity in the Nile Basin: Solutions for Emerging Challenges

      • Tilahun Amede, Katrien Descheemaeker, Everisto Mapedza, Don Peden, Paulo van Breugel, Seleshi B. Awulachew et al.
      Pages 297-320
    2. Blue Nile (Abbay) Hydropower Potential, Prioritization, and Trade-Offs on Priority Investments

      • Dereje T. Desalegn, Seleshi B. Awulachew, Semu A. Moges
      Pages 321-334
  2. Water Resources Management, Allocation and Policy II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 335-335
    2. Geospatial Mapping and Analysis of Water Availability, Demand, and Use Within the Mara River Basin

      • Christina Hoffman, Assefa M. Melesse, Michael E. McClain
      Pages 359-382
    3. Critical Water Resources Issues in the Nile River Basin

      • Muluneh Yitayew, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 401-416
  3. 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.

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)