By Enrique Cabrera, Jorge García-Serra
During the previous decade many nations on the planet have skilled droughts, with serious affects on water city provide structures. simply because droughts are traditional phenomena, water utilities needs to layout and enforce drought administration plans. This subject used to be chosen for the foreign direction on Drought administration making plans in Water provide platforms, which came about in Valencia, Spain, on 9-12 December 1997, and used to be hosted by means of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (UIMP).
The contributions during this publication were rigorously chosen and offered in 4 sections:
- Water provide platforms Modernization
- Drought administration in an city Context
- Practical instances (Israel, united states, Italy, Spain)
to accomplish a well-balanced method, authors have been invited from academia in addition to from consultancies and water utilities, and feature large event within the topic. The publication is principally geared toward water provide engineers, operating in utilities and consultancies.
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