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Water Conservation

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.

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Water ConservationEdited by Manoj Jha

Published: December 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1416

ISBN: 978-953-307-960-8

Copyright year: 2011

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1. Review of Water-Harvesting Techniques to Benefit Forage Growth and Livestock on Arid and Semiarid Rangelands

By Albert Rango and Kris Havstad

1340

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2. Importance of Percolation Tanks for Water Conservation for Sustainable Development of Ground Water in Hard-Rock Aquifers in India

By Shrikant Daji Limaye

10769

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3. Performance Assessment and Adoption Status of Family Drip Irrigation System in Tigray State, Northern Ethiopia

By Nigussie Haregeweyn, Abraha Gebrekiros, Atsushi Tsunkeawa, Mitsuru Tsubo, Derege Meshesha and Eyasu Yazew

2531

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4. Alternative Management Practices for Water Conservation in Dryland Farming: A Case Study in Bijar, Iran

By Fardin Sadegh-Zadeh, Samsuri Abd Wahid, Bahi J. Seh-Bardan, Espitman J. Seh-Bardan and Alagie Bah

3328

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5. Determination of the Storage Volume in Rainwater Harvesting Building Systems: Incorporation of Economic Variable

By Marina Sangoi de Oliveira Ilha and Marcus André Siqueira Campos

1442

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6. Analysis of Potable Water Savings Using Behavioural Models

By Marcelo Marcel Cordova and Enedir Ghisi

1347

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7. Water Management in the Petroleum Refining Industry

By Petia Mijaylova Nacheva

5915

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8. Economic Principles for Water Conservation Tariffs and Incentives

By John P. Hoehn

1129

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