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Managing Dams

Author: Andrew T. Pepper
Publisher: Inst of Civil Engineers Pub
ISBN: 9780727740991
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Dams And Reservoirs Under Changing Challenges

Author: Anton J. Schleiss
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203804090
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In the past, boundary conditions in the building of dams have changed, as technological developments have been influential on dam planning, construction, operation and maintenance processes. It is ICOLD’s mission to not only consider these developments but also adequately deal with environmental aspects and related infrastructure issues. Altered water cycles, more extreme weather conditions and an increasing number of natural hazards clearly affect the safe and economical operation of dams and reservoirs. Moreover, emission-free hydropower production as the most important form of “liquid” solar energy and the provision of water for irrigation and potable water supply is becoming more and more important to meet the world’s fast growing demand for energy and food in a sustainable way. Dams and Reservoirs Under Changing Challenges covers subjects ranging from dam engineering through the benefits and drawbacks of dams, including the latest developments dealing with dams and reservoirs under changing environmental and socioeconomic conditions. It is a valuable resource for professional and dam engineers, water manager, governmental organizations and commercial consultants responsible for dam design and management.

Change Your Dam Thinking

Author: Gray McQuarrie
Publisher: Bound Publishing
ISBN: 0986723304
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Each chapter in this book consists of stories. There is a moral to all of these stories: you will grow as a flow thinker and you will be damned as a dam thinker. The choice is yours. What is DAM thinking? The book presents five dams, for example the ego dam stops the flow of productivity. How? If there is a serious problem and you fail to ask for help, what is stopping you? Ego. What does that block? Production. Why is this important? Companies with DAM thinking suffer from stagnation, pollution, and pressure. Nothing much matters in a DAM thinking company, because not much gets done. Companies that FLOW and GROW deliver their product and service with velocity and quality. But more than that a FLOW thinking company develops market disruptive methods and technologies that emerge from the collective intelligence of the work force. Flow companies are all about Velocity, Quality, and Emergence. Flow companies are all about people. Work is social. People's behaviors lead business results. People's behavior is governed by their thinking. This book will show you how to find and develop something called complex solutions and show you how you can develop your own unique complex plan; your own unique business improvement system. Companies that understand these three statements that 1) work is social, 2) our behaviors lead results, and 3) behaviors are governed by our thinking don't just perform well, they completely dominate the markets they serve. This book not only provides understanding, but detail on how you can move forward and design your own company that flows and grows.

The Challenges Of Dam Removal And River Restoration

Author: Jerome V. DeGraff
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813741211
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"River restoration is a societal goal in the United States. This collection of research articles focuses on our current understanding of the impacts of removing dams and the role of dam removal in the larger context of river restoration. The papers are grouped by topic: (1) assessment of existing dams, strategies to determine impounded legacy sediments, and evaluating whether or not to remove the dam; (2) case studies of the hydrologic, sediment, and ecosystem impacts of recent dam removals; (3) assessment of river restoration by modifying flows or removing dams; and (4) the concept of river restoration in the context of historical changes in river systems"--Provided by publisher.

The Management Of The Zambezi River Basin And Kariba Dam

Author: M. J. Tumbare
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9982240536
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This book brings together articles and conference papers on the Zambezi River and Kariba Dam written by Dr. Tumbare between 1998-2010. Part I discusses issues of river basin and integrated water resources management and Part II contains papers in infrastructure development in the water and energy sectors.

Dams And Reservoirs Societies And Environment In The 21st Century

Author: Luis Berga
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134138504
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Water resources stored by dams and reservoirs play an essential role in water resource management, hydropower and flood control. Where there is an extensive network of dam infrastructures, dams have made a major contribution to economic and social development, providing considerable storage capacity per capita. However, dams and reservoirs may also have an important social and environmental impact, and should be studied within the framework of integrated water resource management and sustainable development. Dams and Reservoirs, Societies and Environment in the 21st Century presents the latest research on the role played by dams and reservoirs in 21st century societies, in developed, emergent and developing countries. It analyses the viability of dams and suggests alternative solutions from a holistic perspective, considering the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects. Other issues covered include the social acceptability of dams, public involvement and dam awareness. The book covers subjects ranging from dam engineering, through the benefits and drawbacks of dams, to their social and environmental impact, and contains numerous case studies of the constructive contributions that reservoirs have made to water development and management. The book is a valuable resource for professional and dam engineers, water managers, governmental organizations and commercial enterprises responsible for dam development and management.

Managing Water Resources In A Time Of Global Change

Author: Alberto Garrido
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135968888
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Global change possesses serious challenges for water managers and scientists. In mountain areas, where water supplies for half of the world population originate, climate and hydrologic models are still subject to considerable uncertainty. And yet, critical decisions have to be taken to ensure adequate and safe water supplies to billions of people, millions of farmers and industries, without further deteriorating rivers and water bodies. While global warming is known to cause glaciers’ retreat and reduced snow packs around the world, it is not clear that mountain discharge will be lower. What is widely recognised is that water management must be adapted to accommodate significant regime changes. However, this inevitably involves managing transboundary rivers, adding further complexity to putting principles in practice. This book takes global warming and the importance of mountain areas in world water resources as the starting point. First, it provides detailed reviews of the processes going on in several rivers systems and world regions in Europe (Rhône and Ebro), North America (Canadian Rockies, Western US and Mexico), the Middle East (Jordan), Africa (Tunisia, Kenya and South Africa). These contexts provide case studies and examples that show the difficulties and potential for adaptation to global change. Land-use, economics, numerous modeling approaches are some of the cross-cutting issues covered in the chapters. The volume also includes the views of water practitioners, with two chapters authored by members of the US-Canada International Joint Commission, an industrialist from Western Canada and an environmental leader in Spain. By combining a rich set of contexts and approaches, the volume succeeds in offering a view of the global challenges faced by water agencies, international donors and researchers around the world. A case is made in some chapters to seek adaptive strategies rather than trying to reduce or control resources variability. This requires factoring in land-use, social and economic aspects, especially in developing countries. Another conclusion is that complex problems can and must be posed and negotiated with the help of models, mapping techniques and science-based facts. However complex these may be, there are ways to translate them to easily interpretable and visualisations of alternative scenarios and courses of action. This book provides numerous examples of the potential of such approaches to draft environmental programmes solve transboundary disputes and reduce the economic consequences of droughts and climate instability.

Flood Issues In Contemporary Water Management

Author: Jiri Marsalek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401141401
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In 1997 disastrous flooding running through the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany took the lives of a great number of people and caused economic damage estimated in tens of billions of dollars. Flooding of the Yangtze river in 1998 killed more than 3000 people, dislocated 230 million souls, and caused direct damage of more than $ 45 billion. Both the general public and the experts are asking what we can learn from these recent events to reduce loss of life and flood damage. The 1997 floods were dealt with by experts from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, who presented timely reports on combatting floods, both success stories and shortcomings. This experience is further extended by reports from experts drawn from 13 other countries, developing a broad overview of flood risk management, covering the ecosystem approach to flood management, including socioeconomic issues, flood impacts on water quality, human health, and natural ecosystems.