Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

Volume 4, Fresh Water and Watersheds, covers fresh water and watersheds, their health and conservation, protection, and management. Organized for ease of reference, it provides fundamental information on groundwater storage, water quality, supply and balance, and water resource vulnerability. New in this edition are discussions on water footprint assessment, water surface dynamics, and water management on a global scale. Understanding the conditions of watersheds is crucial for restoring areas with degraded water quality as well as protecting healthy waters from emerging problems. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through several practical case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

part I|112 pages

Fresh Water and Hydrology

chapter 1|8 pages

Aquifers: Groundwater Storage

ByThomas J. Burbey

chapter 2|5 pages

Aquifers: Recharge

ByJohn Nimmo, David A. Stonestrom, Richard W. Healy

chapter 3|10 pages

Artificial Reservoirs: Land Cover Change on Local Climate

ByFaisal Hossain, Ahmed M. Degu

chapter 4|5 pages

Drainage and Water Quality

ByJames L. Baker

chapter 5|11 pages

Endorheic Lake Dynamics: Remote Sensing

ByYongwei Sheng

chapter 6|4 pages


ByKyle D. Hoagland, Thomas G. Franti

chapter 7|4 pages

Evaporation: Lakes and Large Bodies of Water

ByJohn Borrelli

chapter 8|5 pages

Evaporation and Energy Balance

ByMatthias Langensiepen

chapter 9|5 pages

Field Water Supply and Balance

ByJean L. Steiner

chapter 10|3 pages

Hydrologic Cycle

ByJohn Van Brahana

chapter 11|11 pages

Hydrologic Modeling of Extreme Events

ByJazuri Abdullah, Jaehoon Kim, Pierre Y. Julien

chapter 12|6 pages

Hydrology: Environmental

ByThomas Boving

chapter 13|6 pages

Hydrology: Urban

ByC. Rhett Jackson

chapter 14|7 pages

Impervious Surface Area: Effects

ByCarl L. Zimmerman, Daniel L. Civco

chapter 15|6 pages

Infiltration Systems and Nitrate Removal

ByJose A. Amador

chapter 16|6 pages

Low-Impact Development

ByCurtis H. Hinman, Derek B. Booth

part II|140 pages

Water Management

chapter 17|4 pages

Groundwater Contamination

ByCharles W. Fetter

chapter 18|7 pages

Groundwater: World Resources

ByLucila Candela

chapter 19|6 pages

Irrigation: River Flow Impact

ByRobert W. Hill, Ivan A. Walter

chapter 20|8 pages

Land Change and Water Resource Vulnerability

ByGargi Chaudhuri

chapter 21|5 pages

Pesticide Contamination: Groundwater

ByRoy F. Spalding

chapter 22|5 pages

Pesticide Contamination: Surface Water

BySharon A. Clay

chapter 23|12 pages

Stormwaters: Management

ByJohn C. Clausen, Michael E. Dietz

chapter 24|26 pages

Stormwater: Urban Modeling

ByMiguel A. Medina, Kazezyılmaz-Alhan Cevza Melek

chapter 25|6 pages

Surface Water: Nitrogen Enrichment

ByTim P. Burt, Penny E. Widdison

chapter 26|7 pages

Surface Water: Nitrogen Fertilizer Pollution

ByGregory McIsaac

chapter 27|6 pages


ByThomas R. Sinclair

chapter 28|4 pages

Transpiration: Water Use Efficiency

ByMiranda Y. Mortlock

chapter 29|5 pages

Water Deficits: Development

ByKadambot H. M. Siddique, Bramley Helen

chapter 31|7 pages

Rain-Use Efficiency: Remote Sensing

ByFang Huang

chapter 32|20 pages

Water Management: South Asia

BySoni M. Pradhanan, Marzia Tamanna

part III|92 pages

Water and Watershed Monitoring

chapter 33|7 pages

Water Quality and Monitoring

ByJohn C. Clausen

chapter 34|12 pages

Algal Bloom Monitoring: Remote Sensing

ByDarryl J. Keith

chapter 35|14 pages

Mapping Impervious Cover in Catchments Using High Spatial Resolution Aerial Imagery

ByJessica Morgan, Yeqiao Wang, Naomi Detenbeck

chapter 36|12 pages

Analysis of Impervious Cover in Riparian Zones

ByJessica Morgan, Yeqiao Wang, Naomi Detenbeck

chapter 37|20 pages

Cyanobacteria in Inland Waters: Remote Sensing

ByLin Li

chapter 38|11 pages

Bibliometric and Visualized Analysis of Water Footprint Research

ByPeili Duan, Lijie Qin, Peng Yin

chapter 39|6 pages

Calculation Method of Crop Water Footprint under Rain-Fed Condition

ByLijie Qin, Jianqin Wang