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Water resources of small islands

Workshop on Water Resources of Small Islands (1984 Suva, Fiji)

Water resources of small islands

technical proceedings (part 2) fromthe Workshop on Water Resources of Small Islands, 27 June - 9 July 1984, Suva, Fiji : water and mineral resources programme.

by Workshop on Water Resources of Small Islands (1984 Suva, Fiji)

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Published by Commonwealth Secretariat in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesCSC technical publication series -- no.154
ContributionsCommonwealth Science Council.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14836877M

Review of Hydrology and Water Resources of Small Islands () An early () multi-authored practical guide* was designed to assist technicians, hydrologists, engineers and managers in the identification, assessment, development, management and . The notion of water as an environmental resource seems not in tune with water-related public-health concerns in small islands [19] As well, reforms such as the separation of supplier and regulator are impractical in small islands with two or three water professionals. Water reforms raise constitutional, ethical and social issues, issues ofCited by: 6.

Cook Islands National IWRM Policy - FINAL v1 0 _ 3 Catchments - the area of the watershed within which rainfall is collected and drains through streams and rivers towards a common collection, intake or discharge point. 5 Watershed – The area of land which includes the catchments within which rainfall is captured which drains through creeks, streams and rivers to an exit point which is the. In small islands, economic, social and environmental changes are more likely to impact on the whole country than in large land-based countries, since, for example: • the economies of small islands tend to be based on a single or limited range of activities ( Size: KB.

The small islands considered in this chapter are principally sovereign states and territories located within the tropics of the southern and western Pacific Ocean, central and western Indian Ocean. Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources. The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow.


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