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Part I. Water Availability: A Physical Science Primer
1. The Hydrological Cycle
2. Surface Water Resources
3. Groundwater Resources
4. Soil Water Resources

Part II. Demand-Side Sectors
5. Agricultural Water Use
6. Energy Water Use
7. Domestic Water Use
8. Environmental Water Use

Part III. Anthropogenic Drivers of Change
9. Population
10. Climate Change
11. Water Law
12. Water Quality

Part IV. Water Resources Supply and Demand in Context
13. Opportunities for Water

Appendix: Units, Dimensions, and Conversions

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A scientifically rigorous text grounded in socioeconomic reality that examines both physical hydrology and contemporary water usage issues.

About the Author

George M. Hornberger is a University Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he is the director of the Institute for Energy and Environment. He is a coauthor of Elements of Physical Hydrology. Debra Perrone is an assistant professor within the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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