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    Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    Water policies around the world are in urgent need of reform. Despite improvements in some sectors and countries, progress on meeting national, regional and international goals for managing and securing access to water for all has been uneven. Rallying policymakers around a positive water reform agenda needs to be a high priority and calls for ...

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    Southeast Asian Water Environment 4

    This is the fourth volume in the series of books on the Southeast Asian water environment. The most important articles presented at the Sixth and Seventh International Symposiums on Southeast Asian Water Environment have been selected for this book. It covers water environment management, biological and physico-chemical processes in water and ...

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    Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment

    Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment covers elements of water engineering and policy making in the sustainable construction of buildings with a focus on case studies from Panama and Kenya.  It provides comprehensive information based on case studies, experimental data, interviews, and in-depth research. The book focuses on the ...

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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

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    Cause and Prevention of Clogging of Wells Abstracting Groundwater from Unconsolidated Aquifers

    Part of Groundwater Set - Buy all six books and save over 30% on buying separately!  Groundwater serves many purposes. It is a source of public and private drinking water, it is utilized as an industrial feedstock and it is used in agriculture for irrigation and cattle watering. The abstraction of groundwater also serves many civil engineering ...

  • Water Leakage Through Building Facades

    The sponsoring Subcommittee for this Symposium is ASTM E06.55 on Exterior Wall Systems. The Subcommittee was started in 1985 by Alan Yorkdale to establish a "systems" approach to wall performance, and to depart from the prescriptive, material specific, and procedual approaches to wall performance evaluation and ...

  • Water in Exterior Building Walls: Problems and Solutions

    Nothing in our known universe is at once as constructive and destructive as water. It supports life while it turns stone to sand. It provides energy and delivers essential services to our built environment, while simultaneously degrading the materials in that built environment by corrosion, erosion, dissolution, decay, and expansion due to ...

  • Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings

    With the widespread availability of high-speed, high capacity microprocessors and microcomputers with high-speed communication ability, and sophisticated energy analytics software, the technology to support deployment of automated diagnostics is now available, and the opportunity to apply automated fault detection and diagnostics to every system ...

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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E72 - E2110

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E72 - E2110

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • Water Problems in Building Exterior Walls: Evaluation, Prevention, and Repair

    A unique publication featuring a comprehensive overview of the ways water impacts building envelopes. A diverse range of professionals in related fields have written 22 peer-reviewed papers focusing on the following key areas: Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems -- 5 papers examine theoretical, modeling and system design perspectives as well ...

  • Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth

    For the first time since the oil age began, the world has the technology to wean itself from petroleum coming from the politically volatile Middle East.A combination of wind turbines, solar cells, hydrogen generators, and fuel cell engines offers not only energy independence, but an alternative to climate-disrupting fossil fuels.The global economy ...

  • Water Vapor Transmission Through Building Materials and Systems: Mechanisms and Measurement

    Round robin data, case histories, and panel discussions on the moisture in walls and roofs. 15 peer-reviewed papers cover mechanisms, field observations, and measurement. For those engaged in research on moisture movement and concerned with material properties relating to water vapor ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives

    Twenty-eight peer-reviewed papers, reflecting the latest information on sealant and adhesive durability, cover: Field Experience with Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixations—discusses a novel secondary drainage system for architectural panel walls, consisting of tubes and joint protection collection reservoirs with one-way valves; the ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E 72 - E 1670

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E 72 - E 1670

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E 72 - E 1670

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • Building Constructions (I): E 72 - E 1670

    Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 cover standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and ...

  • ASTM International Standards for Sustainability in Building: 3rd Edition

    Includes all of the ASTM standards that are referenced by the U.S. Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January 2007. This new edition, on CD-ROM only, includes nearly 150 ASTM standards that address the sustainable design, construction, and operation of products used in building. These standards deal with various aspects of ...

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