As global climate change threatens to change radically both the political and physical climate with regard to water issues, so a reassessment of some of the fundamental principles of international water law is emerging. One of the most important principles being reassessed is the sovereign equality of states. This volume brings together more than thirty leading international water and legal specialists to explore the development and changing relationship between water, state sovereignty and international law.Offering fresh insights into one of the most pressing issues in global water policy, Sovereignty and International Water Law will form an essential reference for water professionals, legal specialists and policy makers alike.
Explore the Health Effects of Fluoride Pollution Fluoride in Drinking Water: Status, Issues, and Solutions establishes the negative impacts of naturally occurring fluoride on human health and considers the depth and scope of fluoride pollution on an international scale. The book discusses current global water quality and fluoride-related issues and draws overall awareness to the problems associated with fluoride in drinking water. Utilizing recent scientific studies to examine the current status of fluoride pollution, it provides a fundamental understanding of fluorosis, describes health problems associated with fluorosis, and discusses viable scientific solutions. The book places special emphasis on India, Africa, China, and other countries deeply affected by fluoride pollution. A single, comprehensive source covering health issues related to fluoride and its effect on humans, this book: * Compiles information from scientific literature on the state of fluoride pollution * Characterizes the human impacts of fluorosis * Provides a comparative evaluation of technologies used for defluoridation * Gives a comprehensive account of human health effects with appropriate scientific descriptions and photographs * Includes detailed descriptions on the geochemistry of fluoride entry into groundwater aquifers * Presents a case study that deals with the successful removal of fluoride from drinking water A vital resource for environmental and public health officials as well as academic researchers in the area, Fluoride in Drinking Water: Status, Issues, and Solutions covers human health issues associated with fluoride-rich water and describes relevant techniques for defluoridation that can be used to overcome the stress, issues, and challenges of natural fluoride in drinking water.
Water Engineering with the Spreadsheet: A Workbook for Water Resources Calculations Using Excel presents more than 90 problems, from easy to difficult, in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, and stormwater management. The accompanying unlocked spreadsheets are used to solve the problems and provide hands-on experience with Excel. Ashok Pandit, Ph.D., P.E., has been employing spreadsheets in the classroom and in practice for more than 20 years. Used as a supplement to undergraduate and graduate texts and lectures, Pandit's book will help students gain a solid foundation in using spreadsheets for applications in water engineering. Topics include: force calculations under static and dynamic conditions, pipe design, and pipe network analysis; open channel flow; normal and critical depth calculations; channel designs and transitions; lake evaporation; unit hydrographs and S-hydrographs; convolution and deconvolution; reservoir and channel routing; and analysis and design of stormwater management systems for land development, including retention/detention basins and storm sewers. Pandit provides background information, helpful hints, assumptions, equations to be used, solutions, and a what-if analysis to provide an in-depth examination of the problem. Advanced features of Excel spreadsheets, such as Goal Seek, Circulation Cells, and Trendlines, are explored. Students will find this book an excellent preparation for the fundamentals of engineering or professional engineering exams. Practitioners may also find this a convenient collection of ready-to-use spreadsheets for a professional practice.
This innovative textbook provides a solid foundation in both signal processing and systems modeling using a building block approach. The authors show how to construct signals from fundamental building blocks (or basis functions), and demonstrate a range of powerful design and simulation techniques in Matlab, recognizing that signal data are usually received in discrete samples, regardless of whether the underlying system is discrete or continuous in nature. The book begins with key concepts such as the orthogonality principle and the discrete Fourier transform. Using the building block approach as a unifying principle, the modeling, analysis and design of electrical and mechanical systems are then covered, using various real-world examples. The design of finite impulse response filters is also described in detail. Containing many worked examples, homework exercises, and a range of Matlab laboratory exercises, this is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students of engineering, computer science, physics, and other disciplines.
Providing essential guidance for a myriad of circumstances and skill levels, this virtually indestructible series of pocket guides includes tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors as well as preparing for natural disasters. From studying wildlife and diverse environments to sound advice for hunting and boating enthusiasts, this collection is ideal for the everyday adventurer. Unlike bulky guidebooks, these waterproof, travel-size companions are perfect for navigating the wilderness, built to endure day hikes, fishing expeditions, and camping trips for years to come. An essential addition to any tackle box, this in-depth guide covers the topics every novice angler needs to know. From basic fishing etiquette to information on the legal aspects of the sport, this indispensable reference also provides tips on when and where to fish, brief descriptions of the 14 most common fish, and instructions for preparing the catch of the day.
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