Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Mehrez Zribi,Luca Brocca,Yves Tramblay,Francois Molle
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-31
ISBN 10: 0128180870
ISBN 13: 9780128180877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region summarizes and collates scientific developments around water resources in the Mediterranean socio-economic environment through a multidisciplinary framework synthesizing hydrology, hydrogeology, climate, bioclimatology, economics, and geography. As such, it provides essential information for any reader looking to learn more about the Mediterranean which is experiencing the impact of climate change and concurrent complex issues of anthropogenic effects, especially in agriculture and other resource uses. Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region covers different challenges in the issue of the evolution of water resources in the Mediterranean. It is intended for PhD students, research scientists, and managers interested in new solutions and approaches for water management and in the forecast of future water dynamics. Offers multidisciplinary content providing global visions of the challenges faced in the Mediterranean region Presents fundamental and operational studies, providing the reader with information on how to implement these actions and results themselves Written in a pedagogical manner, allowing for ease of reading for both researchers and water managers

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Redouane Choukr-Allah,Ragab Ragab,Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 9400747551
ISBN 13: 9789400747555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

This book puts great emphasis on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM as the way forward towards food, water, and energy security. It offers better ways and means of managing the limited water resources; using water more efficiently; adopting new policies in order to cope with climate change and drought; increase water supply through the use of non conventional water resources, especially waste water; inducing stakeholders participation and information exchange and raise public awareness to the value of water. It is an important book for all those involved in all aspects of water resources and contains valuable information for scientists, researchers, farmers, extension services and students.

Water Balances in the Eastern Mediterranean

Water Balances in the Eastern Mediterranean
Author: International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0889369070
ISBN 13: 9780889369078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water Balances in the Eastern Mediterranean

Water and Agriculture Sustainability Markets and Policies

Water and Agriculture Sustainability  Markets and Policies
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-10-23
ISBN 10: 9264022570
ISBN 13: 9789264022577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Agriculture Sustainability Markets and Policies Book Review:

Explores how both governments and the private sector can expand the role of markets to allocate water used by all sectors and to get agricultural producers to account for the pollution that their sector generates.

Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas

Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas
Author: Elias Dimitriou,Christina Papadaki
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 0128193433
ISBN 13: 9780128193433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas Book Review:

Environmental Water Requirements in Mountainous Areas presents comprehensive and scientifically sound approaches and methodologies for estimating the environmental water requirements and tradeoffs for water allocation by analyzing anthropogenic and natural water needs. The book covers environmental water management issues in mountainous areas, specifically focusing on the Mediterranean region which exhibits significant contrasts in its demographic and hydrologic features. The authors include paradigms and information that will be useful for water resources managers, decision makers, scientists working in the fields of ecology and water resources management, engineers that design hydraulic works, and environmental policymakers. Offers a complete background screening on theoretical and practical guidelines on estimating environmental water requirements in mountainous areas Promotes and guides interdisciplinary work with information on policies and best practices in the field of ecological flows and water resources management Provides examples and case studies on the successful implementation efforts of ecological flows to analyze lessons learned and overcome practical issues and solutions

Diachronic Climatic Impacts on Water Resources

Diachronic Climatic Impacts on Water Resources
Author: Andreas N. Angelakis,Arie S. Issar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 3642610846
ISBN 13: 9783642610844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diachronic Climatic Impacts on Water Resources Book Review:

Since the beginning of man's existence on Earth, the adequacy of available water has been as important as any other factor for man's survival and prosperity. The volume comprises comprehensive reviews on: Paleoenvironments of arid land, climate-water-man interactions, water resources in the Minoan era, ancient Greek examples of avoiding water shortages, climatic changes in the eastern Mediterranean region since 5000 B.C., climatic evolution in ancient civilizations based on fossil studies, impact of climatic changes on groundwater and Mediterranean wetlands. The book is written for civil and agricultural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, environmental scientists and researchers. It is also useful as a reference to consulting engineers, agriculturists, environmentalists and students.

Losing Paradise

Losing Paradise
Author: Tammo Steenhuis,Gail Holst-Warhaft
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317103394
ISBN 13: 9781317103394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Paradise Book Review:

Taking a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the Eastern Mediterranean region's water problems, this book considers some of the technical and regulatory solutions being proposed or implemented to solve the difficulties of diminished or polluted water supplies. Stressing the importance of traditional and historical cultural understanding in addressing the water crisis, the authors demonstrate that what is required is an integrated legal, social and scientific management system appropriate to each country's stage of development and their cultural heritage. Using case studies from Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Greece, Jordan and Cyprus, the authors focus on the urgency of the present crisis faced by each country and the need for cooperation. The suggested solutions also serve as a paradigm for the rest of the world as it faces similar issues of water shortage.

A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean

A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean
Author: Guillaume Benoit,Aline Comeau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 1136572813
ISBN 13: 9781136572814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean Book Review:

'Here's a work arriving just at the right moment and contributingnew insights at precisely the time when public opinion remains sceptical of the not very promising future we are preparing for our children, when governments balk at explaining to their electorates the vital but unpopular decisions that have to be taken and when civil society, with few ways and means, is finally becoming involved. This remarkable work will help all actors to understand the inter-linkages between economic activities and the environment in the Mediterranean Basin and take concerted, effective action to build a positive, sustainable future' Mohamed Ennabli, former Minister of the Environment and Land Use Panning, Tunisia 'The Blue Plan has carried out a remarkable assessment of the serious environmental probems and insufficiently targeted cooperation in the Mediterranean, and also of new financing systems to be implemented, which would increase the capacities of local authorities and economic and social partners' Georges Corm, former Minister of Finance, Lebanon The Mediterranean Basin and its surrounding countries is a microcosm of the environmental and sustainability challenges facing people across the world. Depending on the development path it takes in the future, the region can either become a positive model for the regional regulation of globalization, or, more onerously, it might reinforce global instability. This unique volume is the definitive, authoritative assessment of the environment and development of the Mediterranean Basin and its 22 countries and territories, spanning five decades from 30 years in the past to 20 years into the future. Produced by the Blue Plan within the framework of UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan and backed by the EU and national governments, it brings together the work of more than 100 researchers from dozens of national, regional and local governments and research groups into the only comprehensive insight into sustainable development issues in the region. Core coverage includes water, energy, transport, cities, rural and coastal areas, as well as related issues such as climate change, population growth, geopolitical changes, unemployment and poverty, pollution, economic and environmental policies, regional cooperation and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Information is clearly presented through hundreds of full-colour maps, graphs, tables and a wealth of case studies. This is a must-have reference for all levels of government, NGOs and libraries, as well as practitioners, academics and businesses involved in economics, natural resource management, land and maritime transport, water, energy, infrastructure, urban and rural development, agriculture, fishing and aquaculture, tourism and coastal management. Countries and territories covered: Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Preface by Lucien Chabason, Chairman of the Blue Plan.

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region
Author: P. Lionello
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 0123914779
ISBN 13: 9780123914774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

The Mediterranean region contains a diverse and interesting climate ranging from areas with permanent glaciers to areas of subtropical, semiarid regions. The region is potentially sensitive to climate change and its progress has environmental, social, and economic implications within and beyond the region. Produced by the Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Research Networking Project, this book reviews the evolution of the Mediterranean climate over the past two millennia with projections further into the twenty-first century as well as examining in detail various aspects of the Mediterranean region’s climate including evolution, atmospheric variables, and oceanic and land elements. Integrated with this, the book also considers the social and economic problems or vulnerabilities associated with the region. Written and reviewed by multiple researchers to ensure a high level of information presented clearly, Mediterranean Climate Variables will be an invaluable source of information for geologists, oceanographers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Mediterranean climate. Written by leading experts in the field Presents clear, compelling, and concise evidence Includes the latest thinking in Mediterranean climate research

Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region

Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Evangelos Manolas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 9783030785659
ISBN 13: 3030785653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region Book Review:

This book serves the purpose of showcasing some of the works in respect of applied research, field projects, and best practice to foster climate change adaptation across the region. Climate change is having a much greater impact in the Mediterranean than the global average. In the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN member states pledged to stop global warming at well below two degrees, if possible at 1.5 degrees. This mark, which is expected elsewhere only for 2030 to 2050, has already been reached in the region. The situation could worsen in the coming years if the global community does not limit its emissions. The above state of affairs illustrates the need for a better and more holistic understanding of how climate change affects countries in the Mediterranean region on the one hand, but also on the many problems it faces on the other, which prevent adaptation efforts. There is also a perceived need to showcase successful examples of how to duly address and manage the many social, economic, and political problems posed by climate change in the region, in order to replicate and even upscale the successful approaches used. It is against this background that the book "Climate Change in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Region" has been produced. It contains papers prepared by scholars, practitioners, and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects, and working across the region.

Water Scarcity Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region

Water Scarcity  Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Jose Rubio,Uriel Safriel,Raul Daussa,Winfried Blum,Fausto Pedrazzini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2009-05-03
ISBN 10: 904812526X
ISBN 13: 9789048125265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Scarcity Land Degradation and Desertification in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

Based on the suggestions made by the speakers of Plenary Session IV “Ch- lenges to the management of water resources and to countering deserti cation in the Mediterranean region” during the 15th Economic and Environmental Forum, the OCEEA proposed to organize a workshop on “Water Scarcity, Land Degra- tion and Deserti cation in the Mediterranean region – Environment and Security Aspects”. In order to build on common synergies, OSCE sought co-operation with c- leagues from NATO, in particular from the Science for Peace and Security P- gramme. NATO has a longstanding expertise on the issue and had organised in Valencia, in December 2003, a NATO scienti c workshop on “Deserti cation and Security in the Mediterranean Region”. The objective of the new proposed wo- shop would be to broaden its focus from the scienti c community to include also policy makers. 1 The workshop, aimed at government of cials from the Mediterranean Region, gathered representatives of Water management, Land degradation and Desert- cation Departments of Ministries of Environment and representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. In addition, policy makers, scientists and experts were also invited. The aim was to discuss how the OSCE, NATO and other c- petent organizations like the UNCCD, UNEP, MAP, and the EU could play a role in ensuring that environment and security linkages in terms of water scarcity, land degradation and deserti cation are addressed in the Mediterranean Region.

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,United Nations Environment Programme,Mediterranean Action Plan Barcelona Convention,Plan Bleu
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 9251310475
ISBN 13: 9789251310472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 Book Review:

The Mediterranean region has more than 25 million hectares of Mediterranean forests and about 50 million hectares of other Mediterranean wooded lands. They make crucial contributions to rural development, poverty alleviation, food security, as well as, the agricultural, water, tourism, and energy sectors. Changes in climate, societies, and lifestyles to create appropriate financial incentives and tools. in the Mediterranean region could have serious negative consequences for forests, with the potential to lead to the loss or diminution of those contributions and to a wide range of economic, social and environmental problems. In the future, Mediterranean forests will support agriculture and human wellbeing. It is therefore crucial to improve policies, practices, and to promote sustainable management to provide social and economic benefits as well as to increase the resilience of ecosystems and societies. This new edition of the State of Mediterranean Forests aims to demonstrate the importance of Mediterranean forests to implementing solutions to tackle global issues such as climate change and population increase. Part 1: The Mediterranean landscape: importance and threats. Despite the important natural capital provided by Mediterranean forests, they are under threats from climate change and population increase and other subsidiary drivers of forest degradation. Part 2: Mediterranean forest-based solutions. Forests and landscape restoration, adaptation of forests and adaptation using forests, climate change mitigation, and conserving biodiversity are additional and complementary approaches to address the drivers of forest degradation to the benefit of populations and the environment. Part 3: Creating an enabling environment to scale up solutions. To scale up and replicate forest-based solutions, there is a need to change the way we see the role of forests in the economy, to put in place relevant policies, more widespread participatory approaches, to recognize the economic value of the goods and services provided by forests and, ultimately, to create appropriate financial incentives and tools.

Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region II

Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region II
Author: Recep Efe
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1443857734
ISBN 13: 9781443857734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region II Book Review:

The environment in ecological systems includes both physical parameters and biotic attributes, and is a holocoenotic, dynamically interlinked system. Its investigation requires a dialectical approach which examines the different parts, but integrates the organism and the environment into a dynamic whole. Environment and ecology place emphasis on the real world. Many decisions that directly or indirectly affect the balance of our environment are based on individual, community, state, national and international decisions. Given that ecological systems now also involve the economy, ecology and its relationship with the environment are taking on an increasingly important role in today’s world. This book includes 32 chapters dealing with the different aspects cited above. It discusses transhumance activities; social changes in new life environments; dendrohistorical studies; recreation and tourism based on natural resources; physical and social geographical studies on the riparian borders; threats and environmental interactions in mountain forest ecosystems; the evolution of the traditional agricultural landscapes; the landscapes of Sierra Nevada; cork oak forests and climate change; the causes of flooding; water scarcity and adaptation in agriculture; nutrient pollution in rivers; ethnobotanical studies; and phenological observations of young beech stands. The topics discussed in this book will attract the attention of students and researchers from different disciplines, and will prove fruitful for all scholars working under the umbrella of environment and ecology studies.

Membrane Technology in Water Treatment in the Mediterranean Region ProMembrane

Membrane Technology in Water Treatment in the Mediterranean Region  ProMembrane
Author: Antonia Lorenzo
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN 10: 1843393700
ISBN 13: 9781843393702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Membrane Technology in Water Treatment in the Mediterranean Region ProMembrane Book Review:

The primary objective of this book is to support t

The Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea
Author: Gianluca Eusebi Borzelli,Miroslav Gacic,Piero Lionello,Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN 10: 111884761X
ISBN 13: 9781118847619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediterranean Sea Book Review:

Surface, intermediate, and deep-water processes and their interaction in time and space drive the major ocean circulation of the Mediterranean Sea. All major forcing mechanisms, such as surface wind forcing, buoyancy fluxes, lateral mass exchange, and deep convection determining the global oceanic circulation are present in this body of water. Deep and intermediate water masses are formed in different areas of the ocean layers and they drive the Mediterranean thermohaline cell, which further shows important analogies with the global ocean conveyor belt. The Mediterranean Sea: Temporal Variability and Spatial Patterns is a comprehensive volume that investigates the temporal and spatial variability patterns in the ocean basin. Volume highlights include: Discussions of state-of-the-art physical and biogeochemical properties of the Mediterranean Sea Multiple physical ocean circulation processes, both in time and spatial scales (basin, sub-basin, and mesoscale) How different regional phenomena in the sea influence the biogeochemistry of the basin and the ocean dynamics Spatio-temporal variability of the surface circulation in the western Mediterranean Deep-water variability and inter-basin interactions in the eastern Mediterranean Sea Understanding the link between global ocean circulation patterns and the global climate The Mediterranean Sea will be a valuable resource for geoscientists, oceanographers, and meteorologists.

Water Resources Across Europe

Water Resources Across Europe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: European Communities
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105213127942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources Across Europe Book Review:

Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Water availability, abstraction and supply - 3. Impacts of water abstraction and supply - 4. Water abstraction for industry and energy production - 5. Public water supply - 6. Agricultural water use - 7. Conclusions on future water resource management in Europe.

Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean

Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean
Author: Sergi Sabater,Damià Barceló
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN 10: 3642039715
ISBN 13: 9783642039713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean Book Review:

Water scarcity affects hydrologic resources, systems connectivity, biodiversity, water quality, and river ecosystem functioning. It has direct impacts on economic sectors that use and depend on water, such as agriculture, tourism, industry, energy and transport. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to climate changes, as well as one of the most impacted by human water demand. This volume provides an in-depth view of the water quality and quantity implications of water scarcity. It highlights its possible causes and describes the effects in regions under Mediterranean climate. The topics covered include climate effects, water resources (use, storage and new sources), water quality (chemical and microbiological), and the effects on ecosystems suffering from water scarcity. This book is addressed to scientists and students, but also to managers involved in the necessary decision making process to face future periods of drought.

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean
Author: Antonio Navarra,Laurence Tubiana
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN 10: 9400757727
ISBN 13: 9789400757721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean Book Review:

Volume 2 of a three-volume final report thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates Parts 3 and 4 of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets.

Coastal Water Bodies

Coastal Water Bodies
Author: Felicita Scapini,Gabriele Ciampi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN 10: 9048188547
ISBN 13: 9789048188543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Water Bodies Book Review:

Addressing the links between science and the real world with a sound scientific baseline, Coastal Water Bodies targets researchers of various disciplines whose interest lies in the integrated sustainable management of coastal water bodies. The main topic of this book is not the ecology according to its accepted meaning, but rather the ‘places and people’ concerned – the coastal zones of the Mediterranean that are rich in ecological value and the local people who survive thanks to these environmental resources. Integration is the joint consideration of different aspects of water uses and values, and new ways of understanding and managing conflicts around water use are needed if people are to benefit from integration. Sustainability of the ecological and socioeconomic environments requires a climate in which conflicts, if they need to exist, are properly managed in a non-destructive manner.

Case Studies on Water Conservation in the Mediterranean Region

Case Studies on Water Conservation in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Alain Vidal,International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage. Secretariat
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789251046050
ISBN 13: 9251046050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies on Water Conservation in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

In the Mediterranean region, agriculture is considered as the sector where the biggest volume of water can be saved as it represents around 80 percent of total demand, and a large amount of water is poorly used. The idea of the present report is to gather a number of "success stories". The case studies in five countries (Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia) were analysed in terms of main success as well as limiting factors, reported water savings and crop yield increase, as well as increase of water use efficiency. The lessons learnt include: Localised irrigation is not a miracle technology; modernised surface irrigation can be a water saving technique; a water conservation enabling environment is necessary to achieve successful water conservation and improve water use efficiency; sustainability of water management depends on carefully selected measures that complement each other.