Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach

  title={Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach},
  author={Slobodan P. Simonovic},
Preface Foreword Introduction Part I: Setting the Stage 1. An Overview 2. Changing Water Resources Management Practice 3. An Introduction to Water Resources Systems Management Part II: Applied Systems Analysis 4. General Systems Theory Part III: Water Resources Systems Management 5. Introduction to Methods of Water Resources Systems Management 6. Water Resources Systems Management Under Uncertainty - a Fuzzy Set Approach 7. Water Resources Systems Management for Sustainable Development Part IV… 
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Managing water resources: Methods and tools for a systems approach, UNESCO and Earthscan, London, UK, in print, pp.576
  • 2008