Hydrology and Water Resources of Small Islands (49) - A Practical Guide

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Hydrology and Water Resources of Small Islands (49) - A Practical Guide
Author
A. Falkland (Ed.)
Year of publication
1991
Publisher
UNESCO
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http://webworld.unesco.org/ihp_db/publications/
IGRAC code
I-0080
Document type
Guide
Summary
In most small islands water development projects have not achieved their goal. This is often because the technologies, design and materials were not suitable for either the environment or the cultural habits of the population, or because operation and maintenance costs were excessive. Combined with geological and other physical complexities and the exposure to natural disasters, the hydrologic and water resources problems must be carefully considered. The situation is aggravated by the lack of qualified personnel. This guide has been prepared to assist technicians, hydrologists, engineers and managers in the identification, assessment, development, management and protection of water resources on small islands. It is not intended as a textbook or manual of practice, but rather as a guide to the selection of methods and practices, appropriate to the special conditions of small islands. Efforts were made to provide as many useful and accessible references as were available so that readers can further research items of particular interest to them.
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  • Miscellaneous
  • Survey, assessment & mapping
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ISBN 92-3-102753-0. Studies and Reports in Hydrology, 49.
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