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Water Resources Abstracts

Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.

Until 1994, the database was produced by the United States Geological Survey, when it was generally known as Selected Water Resources Abstracts. Since that time, Water Resources Abstracts has been produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, which broadened the scope by including more material published outside the U.S.A. This database, which concentrates on water supply and water treatment, complements the Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts database, ASFA, where there is greater coverage of the marine environment and biological material.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Groundwater
    • Lakes
    • Estuaries
    • Erosion and sedimentation
    • Water supply and conservation
    • Desalination
    • Water yield improvement
    • Water quantity management and control
    • Watershed protection
    • Water quality management
    • Water resources planning
    • Water law
    • Engineering works and hydraulics
Dates of Coverage
    1967 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approximately 1,000 new records added
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    The balance between public water supply and environmental needs
    AU: Author
    Smith, EJ
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Anglian Water Services Ltd., Cambridge, UK
    SO: Source
    WATER ENVIRON. MANAGE., vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 8-13, Feb 1997
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    The Anglian region is one of the driest areas in the UK, with often potentially conflicting demands for limited water resources. Experiences over the last thirty years are described in relation to the development of a policy to satisfy the needs of both public water supply and the environment. Examples of the relationship between water resource development and water-dependent environments are described together with the role of demand management. Concerns are raised as to the further expectations of water supply customers, the long- term effect of demand management and the expectations of the regulators and environmentalists.
    LA: Language
    SL: Summary Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    British Isles, Anglian Region; water supply; water resources development; water demand; water policy; environmental policy; water management; environmental protection; government policies; water supplies; British Isles ;
    ID: Identifiers
    British Isles, Anglian Region; government policies; water supplies; water supply; water resources development; water demand; water policy
    CL: Classification
    SW 4020 Evaluation process; SW 4040 Water demand; P 9000 ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
    SF: Subfile
    Water Resources Abstracts; Pollution Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract JN = Journal Name
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Authors NU = Other Numbers
    CA = Corporate Author OT = Original Title
    CF = Conference PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    ED = Editor SF = Subfile
    ER = Environmental Regime SL = Summary Language
    IB = ISBN SO = Source
    ID = Identifiers TI = Title
    IS = ISSN TR = ASFA Input Center Number