Engineering » Environmental Engineering

Water Conservation

Edited by Manoj K. Jha, ISBN 978-953-307-960-8, 162 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 09, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1416
Edited Volume

Water is an essential and basic human need for urban, industrial and agricultural use. While an abundance of fresh water resources is available, its uneven distribution around the globe creates challenges for sustainable use of this resource. Water conservation refers to an efficient and optimal use as well as protection of valuable water resources and this book focuses on some commonly used tools and techniques such as rainwater harvesting, water reuse and recycling, cooling water recycling, irrigation techniques such as drip irrigation, agricultural management practices, groundwater management, and water conservation incentives.