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Water Challenges of an Urbanizing World

Edited by Matjaž Glavan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Global water crisis is a challenge to the security, political stability and environmental sustainability of developing nations and with climate, economically and politically, induces migrations also for the developed ones. Currently, the urban population is 54% with prospects that by the end of 2050 and 2100 66% and 80%, respectively, of the world's population will live in urban environment. Untreated water abstracted from polluted resources and destructed ecosystems as well as discharge of untreated waste water is the cause of health problems and death for millions around the globe. Competition for water is wide among agriculture, industry, power companies and recreational tourism as well as nature habitats. Climate changes are a major threat to the water resources. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in integrated assessment of water resource management in the urbanizing world, which is a foundation to develop society with secure water availability, food market stability and ecosystem preservation.

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Water Challenges of an Urbanizing WorldEdited by Matjaž Glavan

Published: March 21st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68339

ISBN: 978-953-51-3894-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3893-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4049-8

Copyright year: 2018

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34325 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

53 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Neglected Tropical Waterborne Infectious Diseases - Strategies for Mitigation

By Shailendra K. Saxena, Swatantra Kumar, Amrita Haikerwal and Madan L.B. Bhatt


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2. Water Quality Control in the Water Supply System for the Purpose of Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

By Anita Rakić


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3. Water Pollution: Effects, Prevention, and Climatic Impact

By Inyinbor Adejumoke A., Adebesin Babatunde O., Oluyori Abimbola P., Adelani-Akande Tabitha A., Dada Adewumi O. and Oreofe Toyin A.


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4. A Temporal Analysis of Water Quality Variability at the Seattle Aquarium in Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, WA

By Amy Y. Olsen, Angela Smith and Shawn Larson


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5. Challenges and Treatment of Microplastics in Water

By Heloisa Westphalen and Amira Abdelrasoul


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6. Territorial Integration of Water Management in the City

By Susana Neto


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7. Urban Development with the Constraint of Water Resources: A Case Study of Gansu Section of Western Longhai-Lanxin Economic Zone

By Gao Xiang


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8. Sentinel-1 Satellite Data as a Tool for Monitoring Inundation Areas near Urban Areas in the Mexican Tropical Wet

By Alejandra A. López-Caloca, Felipe Omar Tapia-Silva and Guadalupe Rivera


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9. Identifying Changes in Trends of Summer Air Temperatures of the USA High Plains

By Denis Mutiibwa, Ayse Kilic and Suat Irmak


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10. Safe Drinking Water: Concepts, Benefits, Principles and Standards

By Megersa Olumana Dinka


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