Introduction To Water Resources and Environmental Issues

Authors

  • Jonathan W. Bulkley

    1. School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
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Abstract

[1] Water is an essential life-sustaining resource whose existence and availability for human use are often taken for granted. It is often utilized by people who are unaware of where the water originated and what happens to the water following use. Beyond meeting direct human use, water enables all living species to survive and flourish and is a renewable natural resource. The authors' preface frames the context for this book; namely, it is to make the subject of water, water resources, and water's interactions in the environment understandable, approachable, and relevant to a wide range of students.