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WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry

—Thomas Fuller”

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the natural water resource base of a country and the issues in managing each type of water resource.
  • Appreciate the need to calculate the water footprints of products to create awareness about indirect consumption of water.
  • Know the various methods of managing the water resources considering the multiple uses of water
  • Identify the steps involved in integrated management of water resources and the need for hydrosolidarity.

Egypt is famously quoted as the gift of Nile. The famous civilizations are also gifts of river basins; Egyptian Civilization, Indus Civilization, Mesopotamian Civilization, Chinese Civilization, ...

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