Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences
Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences; National Research Council
NAS Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309222834 9780309222839 | 201 pages | PDF | 6 MB
New research opportunities to advance hydrologic sciences promise a better understanding of the role of water in the Earth system that could help improve human welfare and the health of the environment. Reaching this understanding will require both exploratory research to better understand how the natural environment functions, and problem-driven research, to meet needs such as flood protection, supply of drinking water, irrigation, and water pollution.