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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This new edition of a classic text has now been extensively updated to include
the latest developments in risk analysis and water quality assessment and
management. It takes into account the role of ecological water quality in
integrated regional and transboundary water resources management, according to
the latest UNESCO programmes and the new EU-Water Framework Directive.
This practice-oriented textbook is a unique tool for identifying and
evaluating local and regional environmental risks from pollution hazards in
groundwater, river water and coastal seawaters. The book explains different
risk-based probabilistic methodologies and fuzzy logic-based approaches and
includes various mathematical models for water quality simulation and theories,
such as the decision analysis, the utility theory and the integrated risk-based
multi-criteria assessment and management, in order to thoroughly evaluate
several case studies from the real world.
Questions testing the reader?s understanding are given at the end of each
chapter, and a useful appendix provides hints for answering them as well the