Inter-Basin Water Transfer: Case Studies from Australia, United States, Canada, China and India

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 11, 2007 - Science
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Increasing demands for irrigation, domestic and industrial water have generated a massive growth world-wide in the number of large water infrastructure projects involving the transfer of water from basins considered to have surplus water to those where the demand for water has exceeded or is expected to exceed supplies. Using the experiences of projects in Australia, United States, Canada, China and India, this book examines case studies within the diverse geographical, climatic, economic, and policy regimes operating in these countries. It examines the water resources of Australia, the driest inhabited continent, and explores inter-basin water transfer projects in the United States, Canada, China and India, examining their benefits and impacts within these nations' contrasting economies and governance systems. This comprehensive and well-illustrated text will be of great interest to professionals and researchers in the fields of hydrology, water resources, and to those engaged in environmental science, policy and regulation.
 

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Contents

Appendix H Some other water transfer schemes
397
Thomson Diversion Scheme
403
Selected technical features of the Central
413
Interbasin water transfer from coastal basins
5
Interbasin water transfer in the United States
11
Interbasin water transfer in California
215
Interbasin water transfer from
240
Interbasin water transfer projects
275
Interbasin water transfer in China
295
Glossary
423
Index
429
189
xi
Foreword page
xv
1
xx
Acknowledgements
xxiii
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