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The science, information, and engineering needed to manage water availability and quality in 2050: Chapter 23

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The science, information, and engineering needed to manage water availability and quality in 2050: Chapter 23; 2012; Book chapter; Book; Toward a sustainable water future: Visions for 2050; Hirsch, Robert M.

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This chapter explores four water resources issues: 1) hydrologic variability, hazards, water supply and ecosystem preservation; 2) urban landscape design; 3) non-point source water quality, and 4) climate change, resiliency, and nonstationarity. It also considers what science, technology, and engineering practice may be needed in the coming decades to sustain water supplies and ecosystems in the face of increasing stresses from a growing demand for water. Dealing with these four water resource issues in the highly uncertain future would will demand predictive models that are rooted in real-world data. In a non-stationary world, continuity of observations is crucial. All watersheds are influenced by human actions through changes in [...]

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