building water Books

  • Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment

    Successful water management programs result in healthier building occupants and reduced cost to business and society. Water management programs for the built environment must be comprehensive and sustainable. Water safety in buildings is not practical unless also the operational efficiency of building water systems is well managed. Owners and ...

  • M32 Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems, Fourth Edition

    Computer modeling is a water utility’s most powerful tool for managing and operating a water distribution system. This 4th edition of M32 Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems, describes how to build accurate water distribution system models, and use models to manage assets and solve hydraulic and water quality problems.The manual ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water for the Poor

    This report represents a roadmap for delivering water services to the poor. It features a series of cases that show how business has already begun to provide the enabling environment needed to accelerate progress.Water for the poor is an action-oriented roadmap for delivering water services to the poor. It strongly advocates that partnerships ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alternative Water Supply Systems

    Owing to climate change related uncertainties and anticipated population growth, different parts of the developing and the developed world (particularly urban areas) are experiencing water shortages or flooding and security of fit-for-purpose supplies is becoming a major issue. The emphasis on decentralized alternative water supply systems has ...

  • Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance

    This report assesses the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector. It builds on empirical data collected through an extensive survey across 215 stakeholders, within and outside the water sector, and 69 case studies collected worldwide. It highlights the increasing ...

  • 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 ...

  • Financing Water to 2030: Charting the changing flows of public and private capital to water infrastructure

    The paradigm for financing water infrastructure is changing. As the need for investment is becoming more urgent, governments are finding themselves increasingly constrained by their over stretched balance sheets. At the same time demographic change is driving demand for investments which can deliver a steady yield with a low degree of risk – ...

  • 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 ...

  • Milestones in Water Reuse

    Milestones in Water Reuse: The Best Success Stories illustrates the benefits of water reuse in integrated water resources management and its role for water cycle management, climate change adaptation and water in the cities of the future. Selected case studies are used to illustrate the different types of water reuse, i.e. agricultural irrigation, ...

  • Inspecting & Cleaning Potable Water Storage

    ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE FUNDS YOU NEED to Inspect or clean your water storage tank? YOU NEED MY BOOK! Show your Director, or Manager what sediment looks like that builds up in water tanks over time! CHAPTER FOUR covers Contaminants In our Water! CHAPTER SEVEN covers Inspection Methods. CHAPTER EIGHT covers Cleaning Methods with color ...

  • Preventing Legionellosis

    Preventing Legionellosis covers the biology of Legionella and presents a comprehensive review of best practices for legionellosis prevention from around the world.Recent outbreaks, climbing incidence rates and pending lawsuits have raised public awareness about legionellosis, a serious, preventable form of pneumonia that ...

  • Lessons from Karachi: The Role of Demonstration, Documentation, Mapping and Relationship Building in Advocacy for Improved Urban Sanitation and Water

    The aim of this study report is to highlight the importance of mapping and documentation, for effective relationship building and advocacy. The report discusses how demonstration of solutions and the documentation and mapping, which are at the heart of the Orangi Pilot Project- Research and Training Institute’s (OPP-RTI’s) work, established the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

    Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that ...

  • Up Against the Wall: An Examination of Building Envelope Interface Techniques and Systems

    Twelve peer-reviewed papers provide the latest information available on building envelope interface. These papers represent original research to reduce water leakage attributed to window installation practices, particularly in residential and light commercial construction.Topics cover:How to detect and observe hidden window leaks using infrared ...

  • Relevance of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ephemeral and Effluent-Dependent Watercourses of the Arid Western US

    This book evaluates the applicability of national water quality criteria, as well as the methods to modify those criteria, to effluent-dependent, effluent-dominated, and ephemeral waters in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Western United States. This work builds upon earlier findings of the Arid West Water Quality Research Project, ...

  • Water Sensitive Cities

    Today’s urban water managers are faced with an unprecedented set of issues that call for a different approach to urban water management. These include the urgent changes needed to respond to climate change, population growth, growing resource constraints, and rapidly increasing global urbanization. Not only are these issues difficult to address, ...

  • Management of Change in Water Companies

    Management of Change in Water Companies tells real stories of real water companies that went through processes of change and achieved their best results ever in just a few years. It reflects the personal experience of the author from leading processes of change in five different water supply/sewage companies, between 10 and 120 years old and ...

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