GIS for Water Management in Europe (Paperback)

Mike Bedford

  • 出版商: ESRI Press
  • 出版日期: 2004-04-01
  • 定價: $600
  • 售價: 3.3$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 120
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1589480767
  • ISBN-13: 9781589480766
  • 相關分類: 地理資訊系統 Gis
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On the European continent, nations already geographically unified are becoming even more closely bound every year in other ways: administratively, politically, economically. A common physical geography means common problems in natural resources and environmental management that in turn require solutions using a unified approach. Nowhere is this reality more clearly defined than with the issue of European water management.

“In the industrial societies of Europe the management of water relates to the design, implementation and monitoring of highly complex systems,” writes Jürgen Vogt of the European Commission’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability, in the foreword to this book. “The management of water resources through numerous administrative and technical bodies, as well as the frequent crossing of national borders, requires the harmonisation of data across administrative and political entities.”

The premier technology to engage this harmonisation on the continent is geographic information systems (GIS). GIS for Water Management in Europe recounts the myriad, imaginative ways that European organisations, agencies and governments are using GIS technology to bring unity to a diverse group of problems. Drinking-water distribution, flood control and pollution mitigation constitute only a few of the challenges facing Europeans that are being solved with the visualisation and data management tools of GIS technology. Much like a common currency, GIS is clearing the path for a more integrated, more efficient and more prosperous Europe.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1

Navigating the Danube: Joining East to West
Chapter 2
Friesland: Keeping the sea tamed
Chapter 3
Czech Republic: Preparing for EU membership
Chapter 4
Revitalizing economic water resources
Chapter 5
Harnessing earth’s power
Chapter 6
Water is life at Pidpa
Chapter 7
What’s in your backyard?
Chapter 8
Integrating maps, integrating nations
Chapter 9
Protecting property and life
Chapter 10
Safer Alpine communities
Chapter 11
De Maaswerken: Making space for several solutions