Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region provides a summary of scientific developments regarding water resources in the Mediterranean's socioeconomic environment. With a focus on hydrology, hydrogeology, climate, bioclimatology, economics and geography, the book provides essential information for any reader looking to learn more about a region that experiences huge climate change impacts that create complex issues in agriculture and other resources that require water. The book is ideal for PhD students, research scientists and managers who are interested in new solutions and approaches that improve water management.
- Offers multidisciplinary content, providing global visions of the challenges faced in the Mediterranean region
- Presents fundamental and operational studies, providing the reader with information on how to implement actions
- Written in a pedagogical manner, presenting an easy read for both researchers and water managers
3. Climate changes in Mediterranean region
4. Contribution of Remote Sensing for understanding the water cycle in the Mediterranean basin
5. Hydrology of Mediterranean basins
6. Mountain hydrology, Snow evolution in Mediterranean region
7. Aquifers dynamic on Mediterranean basins
8. Semi-arid Mediterranean regions evapotranspiration process
9. Integrated model application over Mediterranean basins
10. Governance of Water in Mediterranean region
11. Anthropogenic scenarios effect on water resources dynamic
12. Water quality in Mediterranean region
Mehrez Zribi is a Director of Research in CNRS/France. Since October 2008, he has been with the Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère, Toulouse. His research interests include land surface characterization for hydrology applications, remote sensing signal processing, and airborne microwave instrumentation. Mehrez Zribi has published actively in peer-reviewed journals and has coordinated publication of 20 books about remote sensing for land surfaces. He is responsible for the observation systems and radar teams at theCESBIO laboratory.
Luca Brocca received his M.S. degree in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in 2008 in Civil Engineering, both with excellence, from the University of Perugia, Italy. Since 2009 he has been a Researcher at CNR-IRPI. His main research interest lies in the use of soil moisture data by in situ and satellite sensors for improving hydrological applications. He has been the author and co-author of 200+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings (4000+ citations), 9 regional and global datasets of soil moisture and rainfall, and 6 software for hydrological applications.
Yves Tramblay completed a Ph.D. in 2008 in Hydrology at the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) of Québec, Canada. Since 2013 he has been working for the French Institute of Research for Development, in the HydroSciences Montpellier laboratory. His research focuses on hydrological hazards in the Mediterranean region such as heavy rainfall, floods and droughts, with the goals to improve the modelling of these events in semi- arid environments using statistical or process-based approaches. He also evaluates the climate change impacts on these hazards, with various downscaling methods adapted to the Mediterranean context.
François Molle is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France and has been seconded to the International Water Management Institute during ten years. He has 34 years of experience working on issues of water management, water governance and water policies. He is particularly interested in the study of hydro-social systems (river basin, irrigation schemes, aquifers,.) and his research activities concentrate on Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and North-Africa regions. He has authored 250+ publications, including 100 journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes. He serves as an editorial board member for several journals and is co-editor in chief of Water Alternatives.