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Reservoir Conservation 2 Volume Set
George W. Annandale Ariel Dinar Alessandro Palmieri Farhed Shah
Price: $ 35

Among the many sessions of the Third World Water Forum, held in Kyoto, Japan in March 2003, there was one titled "Sedimentation Management Challenges for Reservoir Sustainability". Two main messages emerged from that session:

-Whereas the last century was concerned with reservoir development, the 21st century will need to focus on sediment management; the objective will be to convert today¿s inventory of non-sustainable reservoirs into sustainable infrastructures for future generations.
The scientific community at large should work to create solutions for conserving existing water storage facilities in order to enable their functions to be delivered for as long as possible, possibly in perpetuity.

These important messages are very much in line with the World Bank¿s Water Resources Sector Strategy, which calls the institution to address management of existing infrastructure, as well as to develop much needed new priority investments for water infrastructure.

This book can help to make the reservoirs we already have sustainable, and contribute to sustainable design of new surface storage facilities. It addresses the issue of reservoir sustainability from an economic angle, a perspective that has received only limited attention to date. We hope that this initial step will encourage others to follow, both with additional research and with actions aimed at conserving water storage assets for future generations.

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