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Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. It is sometimes conflated with program management, however technically that is actually a higher level construction: a group of related and somehow interdependent engineering projects.

 
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Thermal Management of an Urban Groundwater Body : Volume 9, Issue ...

By: J. Epting; P. Huggenberger

Description: Department of Environmental Sciences, Applied and Environmental Geology, University of Basel, Bernoullistr. 32, 4056 Basel, Switzerland. This study presents a management concept for the sustainable thermal use of an urban groundwater body. The concept is designed to be applied for shallow thermal groundwater use and is based on (1) a characterization of the present thermal state of the investigated urban groundwater body; (2) the definition of develo...

Allen, A., Milenic, D., and Sikora, P.: Shallow gravel aquifers and the urban heat island effect: a source of low enthalpy geothermal energy, Geothermics, 32, 569–578, doi:10.1016/S0375-6505(03)00063-4, 2003.; Ampofo, F., Maidment, G. G., and Missenden, J. F.: Review of groundwater cooling systems in London, Appl. Therm. Eng., 26, 2055–2062, doi:10.1...

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Continuum: a Distributed Hydrological Model for Water Management a...

By: R. Rudari; G. Boni; S. Gabellani; F. Delogu; F. Silvestro

Description: CIMA Research Foundation, Savona, Italy. Full process description and distributed hydrological models are very useful tools in hydrology as they can be applied in different contexts and for a wide range of aims such as flood and drought forecasting, water management, prediction of impact on the hydrologic cycle due to natural and human changes to catchment features in present and changing climates. Since they must mimic a variety of physical proc...

Abbott, M. B., Bathurst, J. C., Cunge, J. A., O'Connell, P. E., and Rasmussen, J.: An introduction to the European Hydrological System – Système Hydrologique Européen, SHE, 1: history and philosophy of a physically-based, distributed modelling system, J. Hydrol., 87, 45–59, 1986.; Bauer, S.: A modified Horton equation during intermittent rainfall, Hydrol. Sci. Bull., 19, 219–229, 1974.; Anderson, R. M., Koren, V. I., and Reed, S. M.: Using SSRUGO data to improve Sacramen...

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Reframing Hydrology Education to Solve Coupled Human and Environme...

By: K. K. Caylor; F. C. O'Donnell; E. G. King

Description: Odum School of Ecology and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. The impact of human activity on the biophysical world raises myriad challenges for sustaining earth system processes, ecosystem services, and human societies. To engage in meaningful problem-solving in the hydrosphere, this necessitates an approach that recognizes the coupled nature of human and biophysical systems. We argue that in o...

Amery, H. A.: Water wars in the Middle East: a looming threat, Geogr. J., 168, 313–323, 2002.; Barnwell, T. O. and Johanson, R.: HSPF: A comprehensive package for simulation of watershed hydrology and water quality, in: Nonpoint Pollution Control: Tools and Techniques for the Future, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Rockville, MD, 1981.; Brauman, K. A., Daily, G. C., Duarte, T. K., and Mooney, H. A.: The nature and value of ecosystem services: an overvie...

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Predictability of Western Himalayan River Flow: Melt Seasonal Infl...

By: R. Bansal; U. Lall; I. Pal; M. A. Cane; A. W. Robertson

Description: International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964, USA. Snowmelt dominated streamflow of the Western Himalayan Rivers is an important water resource during the dry pre-monsoon spring months to meet the irrigation and hydropower needs in Northern India. Here we study the seasonal prediction of melt-dominated total inflow into the Bhakra Dam in Northern India based on statistical ...

Akaike, H.: A new look at the statistical model identification, IEEE T. Automat. Cont., 19, 71–723, 1974.; Archer, D.: Contrasting hydrological regimes in the upper Indus basin, J. Hydrol., 274, 198–210, 2003.; Araghinejad, S., Burn, D. H., and Karamouz, M.: Long-lead probabilistic forecasting of stream flow using ocean atmospheric and hydrological predictors, Water Resour. Res., 42, W03431, doi:10.1029/2004WR003853, 20...

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Streamflow Allocation in Arid Watersheds: a Case Study in Northwes...

By: Y. Luo; C. Demarchi; L. Zhang; L. Fu; L. Li; C. He

Description: Center for Dryland Water Resources Research and Watershed Science, Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System (Ministry of Education), Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China. This paper proposes a framework for allocating water resources among the upper, middle, and lower reaches of arid watersheds to meet the multiple demands for water, including rehabilitation of downstream ecosystem. The framework includes: (1) hydrologic simulation of...

Allan, J. A.: Hydro-peace in the Middle East: why no water wars? A case study of the Jordan River Basin, SAI Rev., XXII, 2, 255–272, 2002.; Chaubey, I., Haan, C. T., Grunwald, S., and Salisbury, J. M.: Uncertainty in the model parameters due to spatial variability of rainfall, J. Hydrol., 220, 48–61, 1999.; Chen, L. and Xiao, H.: Heixi Mountain Soils and Their Applications, Ocean Press, Beijing, China, 2003 (in Chinese).; Chen, Q. W., Xu, M. Q., and Yao, Q. J. (Eds.): Ma...

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Relating Trends in Streamflow to Anthropogenic Influences: a Case ...

By: P. Teluguntla; B. A. George; A. W. Western; R. Nune

Description: Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Catchment development has been identified as potentially causing major changes in streamflow in India. This paper tests for trends in rainfall and streamflow in Himayat Sagar catchment and shows major declines in streamflow without significant changes in precipitation. It then relates the streamflow trends to anthropogenic influences in Himayat Sagar catchment. A...

Adnan, N. A. and Atkinson, P. M.: Exploring the impact of climate and land use changes on streamflow trends in a monsoon catchment, Int. J. Climatol., 31, 815–831, doi:10.1002/joc.2112, 2011.; Alemayehu, T., Furi, W., and Legesse, D.: Impact of water overexploitation on highland lakes of eastern ethiopia, Environ. Geol., 52, 147–154, doi:10.1007/s00254-006-0468-x, 2007....

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Natural Vs. Artificial Groundwater Recharge, Quantification Throug...

By: M. Kompani-zare; R. Berndtsson; M. Persson; H. Hashemi

Description: Center for Middle Eastern Studies & Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Estimating the change in groundwater recharge from an introduced artificial recharge system is important in order to evaluate future water availability. This paper presents an inverse modeling approach to quantify the recharge contribution from both an ephemeral river channel and an introduced artificial recharge system based on floodwater spread...

Alencoão, A. P. and Pacheco, F. A. L.: Infiltration in the Corgo River basin (northern Portugal): coupling water balances with rainfall-runoff regressions on a monthly basis, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 51, 989–1005, 2006.; Arnold, J. G., Muttiah, R. S., Srinivasan, R., and Allen, P. M.: Regional estimation of base flow and groundwater recharge in the Upper Mississippi river basin, J. Hydrol., 227, 21–40, doi:10.1016/s0022-1...

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Trends in Timing and Magnitude of Flow in the Upper Indus Basin : ...

By: N. Forsythe; D. R. Archer; H. J. Fowler; M. Sharif

Description: Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, 110025, India. River flow is a reflection of the input of moisture and its transformation in storage and transmission over the catchment. In the Upper Indus Basin (UIB), since high altitude climate measurement and observations of glacier mass balance are weak or absent, analysis of trends in magnitude and timing in river flow provides a window on trends and fluctu...

Aguado, E., Cayan, D. R., Riddle, L., and Roos, M.: Climatic fluctuations and the timing of West Coast streamflow, J. Climate, 5, 1468–1481, 1992.; Alford, D.: Hydrology and Glaciers In the Upper Indus Basin, South Asia Sustainable Development (SASDN), South Asia Agriculture and Rural Development Unit, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2011.; Archer, D. R.: Hydrological implications of spatial and altitudinal variation in temperature in the upper Indus basin, Nord. Hydrol....

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Preliminary Results of Land Subsidence Monitoring Project in Konya...

By: S. Yalvac; E. Tusat; A. Ustun

Description: Selcuk University, Geomatics Eng. Dept., Kampus, Konya, 42031, Turkey. One of the potential dangers that might arise as a result of bringing excessive amounts of groundwater to the surface of the Earth is land subsidence. Such surface deformations – these velocities may vary from a few millimetres to a few metres per year – do the greatest damage to infrastructure facilities and buildings in residential units. Agricultural lands, in which excessive irr...

Abidin, H. Z., Djaja, R., Darmawan, D., Hadi, S., Akbar, A., Rajiyowiryono, H., Sudibyo, Y., Meilano, I., Kasuma, M. A., Kahar, J., and Subarya, C.: Land subsidence of Jakarta (Indonesia) and its geodetic monitoring system, Nat. Hazards, 23, 365–387, 2001.; Agacik, G., Gulenbay, G., Orhon, E., Sozen, M., Tezel, H., and Giritlioglu, T.: Hydrogeological investigation report of Konya-Cumra and Karapinar Plains, State Hydraulic Works, Ankara, Tech. rep., 1975 (in Turkish).; ...

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Review Article Valuating the Intangible Effects of Natural Hazards...

By: V. Markantonis; R. Schwarze; V. Meyer

Description: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Economics, Leipzig, Germany. The intangible or non-market effects are those costs of natural hazards which are not, or at least not easily measurable in monetary terms, as for example, impacts on health, cultural heritage or the environment. The intangible effects are often not included in costs assessments of natural hazards leading to an incomplete and biased cost assessment. However, se...

Adis, J. and Junk, W. J.: Terrestrial invertebrates inhabiting lowland river floodplains of Central Amazonia and Central Europe: a review, Freshwater Biology, 47, 711–731, 2002.; Arrow, K., Solow, R., Portney, P., Leamer, E., Radner, R., and Schuman, H.: Report of the NOAA Panel on Contingent Valuation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, 1993.; Birol, E., Karousakis, K., and Koundouri, P.: Using economic valuation techniques to inform water reso...

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Development of a Management Tool for Reservoirs in Mediterranean E...

By: A. Moñino; M. J. Polo; R. Gómez-beas

Description: Fluvial Dynamics and Hydrology Research Group, IISTA-University of Córdoba, Rabanales Campus, Leonardo Da Vinci Building, 14071 Córdoba, Spain. In compliance with the development of the Water Framework Directive, there is a need for an integrated management of water resources, which involves the elaboration of reservoir management models. These models should include the operational and technical aspects which allow us to forecast an optimal management i...

Tulleken, H. J. A. F.: Grey-box Modelling and Identification Using Physical Knowledge and Bayesian Techniques, Automatica, 29, 285–308, 1993.; Aguilar, C.: Efectos de escala en procesos hidrológicos. Aplicación a la cuenca del r\'{i}o Guadalfeo (Granada), (Scale effects in hydrological processes. Application to the Guadalfeo River watershed (Granada)), Ph.D. Thesis, Agricultural Hydrology and Hydraulics Research Group, University of Córdoba, Spain, 235 pp., 2008.; Baquer...

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Continuous Multi-criteria Methods for Crop and Soil Conservation P...

By: J. J. Cantero; F. V. Laguna; J. M. Cisneros; D. Andina; P. L. Aguado; J. M. Antón; E. Sánchez; J. B. Grau

Description: E.T.S. de Ing. Agrónomos, U.P.M., Av. Complutense 3, Madrid 28040, Spain. Agro-areas of Arroyos Menores (La Colacha) west and south of Río Cuarto (Prov. of Córdoba, Argentina) basins are very fertile but have high soil loses. Extreme rain events, inundations and other severe erosions forming gullies demand urgently actions in this area to avoid soil degradation and erosion supporting good levels of agro production. The authors first improved hydrologic ...

Agrell, P. J., Stam, A., and Fischer, G. W.: Interactive multi-objective agro-ecological land use planning: The Bungoma region in Kenya, Eur. J. Oper. Res., 158, 194–217, 2004.; Borin, M., Passoni, M., Thiene, M., and Tempesta, T.: Multiple functions of buffer strips in farming areas, Eur. J. Agron., 32, 103–111, 2010.; Anton, J. M., Grau, J. B., Tarquis, A. M., and Sanchez D. C.: MCDM Methods for Territorial Services Planning in an Andine rural area, WAC 2006, Budapest,...

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Review Article: Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards – State of ...

By: N. Becker; C. Viavattene; V. Markantonis; R. Schwarze; A. H. Thieken; H. Kreibich; I. Logar; S. Hallegatte; C. Pfurtscheller; L. M. Bouwer; E. Papyrakis; V. Przyluski; E. Genovese; V. Meyer; C. Green; J. Poussin; J. C. J. M. Van Den Bergh; P. Bubeck; Q. Lequeux; P. Ciavola

Description: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Efficiently reducing natural hazard risks requires a thorough understanding of the costs of natural hazards. Current methods to assess these costs employ a variety of terminologies and approaches for different types of natural hazards and different impacted sectors. This may impede efforts to ascertain comprehensive and comparable cost figures. In order to strengthen the role of cost a...

Aerts, J. C. J. H. and Botzen, W. J. W.: Climate Change Impacts on Pricing Long-Term Flood Insurance: A Comprehensive Study for the Netherlands, Global Environ. Change, 21, 1045–1060, 2011.; Albala-Bertrand, J. M.: The Political Economy of Large Natural Disasters with Special Reference to Developing Countries, Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1993.; Apel, H., Aronica, G. T., Kreibich, H., and Thieken, A. H.: Flood risk analyses – how detailed do we need to be?, Nat. Hazards,...

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Qvast: a New Quantum Gis Plugin for Estimating Volcanic Susceptibi...

By: A. Cappello; J. Martí; C. Del Negro; S. Bartolini

Description: Group of volcanology, (SIMGEO-UB), Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, ICTJA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain. One of the most important tasks of modern volcanology is the construction of hazard maps simulating different eruptive scenarios that can be used in risk-based decision making in land-use planning and emergency management. The first step in the quantitative assessment of volcanic hazards is the development of susceptibility maps (i.e., the spatial p...

Aspinall, W. P.: Structured elicitation of expert judgment for probabilistic hazard and risk assessment in volcanic eruptions, in: Statistics in Volcanology, edited by: Mader, H. M., Coles, S. G., Connor, C. B., and Connor, L. J., Geological Society of London, Special Publication of IAVCEI, 1, 15–30, 2006.; Banda, E., Dafiobeitia, J. J., Surifiach, E., and Ansorge, J.: Features of crustal structure under the Canary Islands, Earth Planet, Sci.Lett., 55, 11–24, 1981.; Bece...

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The Challenge of Forecasting High Streamflows 1–3 Months in Advanc...

By: P. Pokhrel; Q. J. Wang; D. E. Robertson; J. C. Bennett

Description: CSIRO Land and Water, Graham Road, Highett, Victoria 3190, Australia. Skilful forecasts of high streamflows a month or more in advance are likely to be of considerable benefit to emergency services and the broader community. This is particularly true for mesoscale catchments (< 2000 km2) with little or no seasonal snowmelt, where real-time warning systems are only able to give short notice of impending floods. In this study, we generate forec...

Ashok, K., Guan, Z., and Yamagata, T.: Influence of the Indian Ocean dipole on the Australian winter rainfall, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1821, doi:10.1029/2003GL017926, 2003.; Baxter-Tomkins, T. and Wallace, M.: Recruitment and retention of volunteers in emergency services, Australian Journal on Volunteering, 14, 1–11, 2009.; Ashok, K., Nakamura, H., and Yamagata, T.: Impacts of ENSO and Indian Ocean dipole events on the ...

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Developing an Open Geographic Data Model and Analysis Tools for Di...

By: M. S. Bilgin; A. C. Aydinoglu

Description: Dept. of Geomatics Engineering, Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey. Disaster management aims to reduce catastrophic losses of disasters. Geographic information technologies support disaster management activities for effective and collaborative data management considering the complex nature of disasters. This study with an original conceptual approach aims to develop interoperable geographic data model and analysis tools to manage geographic dat...

Abdalla, R. and Tao, V.: Integrated distributed GIS approach for earthquake disaster modeling and visualization, in: Geo-Information for Disaster Management, edited by: van Oosterom, P., Zlatanova, S., and Fendel, E. M., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1183–1192, 2005.; Armenakis, C. and Nirupama, N.: Estimating spatial disaster risk in urban environments. Geomat. Nat. Hazards Risk, 4, 289–298, 2013.; Aubrecht, C., Fuchs, S., and Neuhold, C.: Spatio-temporal aspects...

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Changes in the Flood Hazard in Germany Through Changing Frequency ...

By: B. Merz; J. Zimmer; T. Petrow

Description: Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany. The link between trends in circulation patterns and trends in the flood magnitude is studied for 122 meso-scale catchments in Germany for a period of 52 years (1951–2002). Flood trends, significant at the 10% level, are detected for a large number of catchments. The catchments are pooled into three regions, based on flood seasonality and flood trends. Field-significant increasin...

Bárdossy, A. and Caspary, H. J.: Detection of Climate Change in Europe by Analyzing European Atmospheric Circulation Patterns from 1881 to 1989, Theor. Appl. Climatol., 42, 155–167, 1990.; Bárdossy, A. and Filiz, F.: Identification of flood producing atmospheric circulation patterns, J. Hydrol., 313, 48–57, 2005.; Belz, J. U., Braehmer, G., Buitefeld, H., Engel, H., Grabher, R., Hodel, H., Krahe, P., Lammersen, R., Larina, M., Mendel, H.-G., Meuser, A., Müller, G., Plonk...

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Comparative Analysis of Model Behaviour for Flood Prediction Purpo...

By: M. C. Casper; J. Grundmann; O. Buchholz; M. Herbst

Description: Department of Physical Geography, University of Trier, Germany. Distributed watershed models constitute a key component in flood forecasting systems. It is widely recognized that models because of their structural differences have varying capabilities of capturing different aspects of the system behaviour equally well. Of course, this also applies to the reproduction of peak discharges by a simulation model which is of particular interest regarding the ...

Boyle, D. P., Gupta, H. V., and Sorooshian, S.: Toward improved calibration of hydrologic models: Combining the strengths of manual and automatic methods, Water Resour. Res., 36, 3663–3674, 2000.; Bremicker, M.: Das Wasserhaushaltsmodell LARSIM. Modellgrundlagen und Anwendungsbeispiele, Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, 2000.; Casper, M. C., Herbst, M., Grundmann, J., Buchholz, O., and Bliefernicht, J.: Einfluss der Niederschlagsvariabilität auf die Simulation extreme...

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The Challenge of Forecasting High Streamflows in Medium Sized Catc...

By: D. E. Robertson; P. Pokhrel; J. C. Bennett; Q. J. Wang

Description: CSIRO Land and Water, Graham Road, Highett, Victoria 3190, Australia. Skilful forecasts of high streamflows a month or more in advance are likely to be of considerable benefit to emergency services and the broader community. This is particularly true for small-medium sized catchments (< 2000km2), where real-time warning systems are only able to give short notice of impending floods. In this study, we generate forecasts of high streamflow...

Ashok, K., Guan, Z., and Yamagata, T.: Influence of the Indian Ocean dipole on the Australian winter rainfall, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1821, doi:10.1029/2003GL017926, 2003.; Baxter-Tomkins, T. and Wallace, M.: Recruitment and retention of volunteers in emergency services, Australian Journal on Volunteering, 14, 1–11, 2009.; Ashok, K., Nakamura, H., and Yamagata, T.: Impacts of ENSO and Indian Ocean dipole events on the ...

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Trends and Variability in Extreme Precipitation Indices Over Maghr...

By: S. El Adlouni; E. Servat; Y. Tramblay

Description: IRD – Hydrosciences Montpellier, UMR5569, Montpellier, France. Maghreb countries located in North Africa are highly vulnerable to extreme hydrological events, such as floods and droughts, driven by the strong variability of precipitation. While several studies have analyzed the presence of trends in precipitation records for the Euro-Mediterranean Basin, this study provides the first regional assessment of trends on its southernmost shore...

Born, K., Fink, A. H., and Knippertz, P.: Meteorological processes influencing the weather and climate of Morocco, in: Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa, edited by: Speth, P., Christoph, M., and Diekkgrüger B., ISBN: 978-3-642-12956-8, Springer, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York, 2010.; Brunetti, M., Buffoni, L., Mangianti, F., Maugeri, M., and Nanni, T.: Temperature, precipitation and extreme events during the last cen...

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