Matjaž Glavan

University of LjubljanaSlovenia

Dr. Matjaž Glavan is an assistant professor of Environmental Planning at Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana and the chair for Agrometeorology, Agricultural Land Management, Economics and Rural Development. He completed his BSc degree in Agronomy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his MSc degree in Integrated Catchment Management at Cranfield University, UK. He obtained his PhD degree in Biological and Biotechnological Sciences at the University of Ljubljana in 2011. His main field of expertise is integrated water and land management in relation to agriculture. His research focus is also on modelling spatial, economic and environmental impacts of land-use changes and agri-environmental measures on water, soil and land resource quality and quantity. He is also specialized in catchment modelling with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool.

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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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