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Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management : Eastern Europe, Russia and the Cis - Thomas Naff

Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management

Eastern Europe, Russia and the Cis

By: Thomas Naff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1999
ISBN: 9780792359173
Number Of Pages: 252

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The Issues, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Budapest, Hungary July 27 -31, 1997 TIlOMAS NAFF University of Pennsylvania 847 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 USA tna. /J"@sas. upenn. edu 1. The Issues Sharing data and infonnation enables people to think together in solving problems, in building trust essential for cooperative efforts toward sustaining shared vital natural resources, and in avoiding conflict. It is axiomatic that all planning and policy making, not least for environmental and resource sustainability, depend for success on accmate data and infonnation dispensed freely to all who need it, from farmers to heads of state. These maxims are particularly apt when applied to water resources that are international and transboundary. In those circumstances, the need for cooperation and sharing are acute if the water source is to be managed, distributed, and used equitably and efficiently. In many parts of the world, the collection, management, reporting, and quality of water and environmental data are often so poor and incomplete as to render them useless, or they are treated as security issues and are therefore classified. Either way, wherever those conditions exist, essential planning and policy data and information of good quality are relatively hard to come by. The consequences are high, particularly for effective basin-wide river management and resource sustainability.

Preface
Introduction
A Case for Data Sharing and Database Networks in the Management of Water Resources and the Environmentp. 1
Notes on Database Management Systemsp. 13
Hydrologic Data Collection for River Basin Managementp. 21
Data Standardizationp. 45
Landmass and Water Ecosystem Disturbances in Russia and its European Neighbors: A Comparisonp. 61
Data Collection for the Improvement of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedures and of Hydro-Technical Units in the Ukrainep. 69
Problems of Data: Monitoring the Quantity and Quality of Water Resources in Belarusp. 85
Water Resources Protection and Ecological Data in the Republic of Kazakhstanp. 95
New Approaches to Water Quality Management in the River Basins of the Ukrainep. 121
Hungarian National Databases of Water and Wastewater Managementp. 127
Databases and Information Systems (IS) of the Aral Sea Basin Statesp. 135
A Database on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (EIATC)p. 145
Distributed Database Systems in the Management of the Environment and Water: Albaniap. 153
Water Quality Data Collection and Sharing Between Hungary and Neighboring Countriesp. 169
Development of the Hydrological Subsystem of the Water Management Information System in Hungaryp. 179
Soil Vulnerability Mapping in Central and Eastern Europe: Issues of Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Sharingp. 187
Natural Resources Information: FAO's Activities in the Field of Water Resourcesp. 207
International Environmental Databases: Optimal Utility / Low Costp. 219
U. S. Bureau of Reclamation Distributed Database Applicationsp. 229
The River Management Decision Support System (RIMDESS)p. 239
List of Authorsp. 247
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780792359173
ISBN-10: 0792359178
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st August 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.56

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