• Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Water management in arid and semiarid lands touches upon a wide variety of different technical, economic, political, governmental, and social issues. The challenge of developing a reliable and safe supply of water that meets the needs of societies is ever increasing because of a combination of population growth and, in some areas, increasing per capita demands associated with growing affluence. Superimposed on the trend of growing demands is the prospect of significant changes in water supply caused by global climate change.


Groundwater Resource Integrate Water Resource Management Virtual Water Fresh Groundwater Manage Aquifer Recharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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