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    M61 Desalination of Seawater

    As worldwide fresh water supplies become increasingly stressed from population growth and uncontrolled water use, desalination of seawater has become an increasingly sought-after alternative for new water supply in coastal areas. AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices M61 provides technical and planning guidance for drinking water utilities that ...

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    M60 Drought Preparedness and Response, Second Edition

    Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration, and preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. A Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) enables a water supplier to assess the risks and reduce the vulnerability of a community to drought impacts ...

  • Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition

    The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a crisis of governance. The same is true for environmental management. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on ...

  • Water Auditing and Water Conservation, 2nd Edition

    Water auditing is a method of quantifying water flows and quality in simple or complex systems, with a view to reducing water usage and often saving money on otherwise unnecessary water use. There is an increasing awareness around the globe of the centrality of water to our lives. This awareness crosses political and social boundaries. In many ...

  • The Disoriented State

    By providing a unique combination of theories on the state, on territoriality and on governance, The Disoriented State explores the relationship between state governmentality and specific forms of policy making.The Disoriented State begins with a theorisation of these new modes of territoriality, governmentality and governance by three prominent ...

  • Water Resources in the Middle East

    This book presents various approaches to the resolution of the severe water resources shortages and issues of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian water conflicts. The authors include leading Palestinian, Israeli and international water experts who have worked together for a number of years, many in joint research ...

  • Geographical Information Systems in Hydrology

    This book provides a comprehensive treatment of GIS technology and its application to a range of hydrologic problems. It contains 16 chapters, written by leading scientists from around the globe, that provide an in-depth discussion of GIS applications. Hydrologic modeling is becoming increasingly global, in terms of both spatial scale and ...

  • Environmental Practices Review Study Guide

    This study guide, written by four practicing QEPs, differs from the Exam Prep Guide in that it touches on all areas of the written QEP examination, including general environmental science, air and water quality, waste management, and policy issues, using a series of sample questions and answers. Sold individually or with the Exam Prep Guide for a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water Policy Entrepreneurs

    ‘Unsurpassed in the scope of its coverage, this book explores like no other the roles of policy entrepreneurs and the causes of policy change across diverse political systems ranging from the developing world to the largest western democracies. The studies show how entrepreneurs work with outside donors, take advantage of windows of political ...

  • Harmful Cyanobacteria

    Several cyanobacterial species can produce powerful toxins that provide a serious threat for water quality, other aquatic organisms, and human health. These harmful cyanobacteria are especially prominent in freshwater ecosystems, and are a major concern for water managers.From a scientific perspective, there are many recent advances in this ...

  • Reclaiming the Desert: Towards a Sustainable Environment in Arid Lands: Proceedings of the Third Joint UAE-Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources (EWR2006), 30 January - 1 February 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Compiling contributions made by renowned contributors from across the world, including Japan, GCC countries, Canada, USA, Iran, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Pakistan, and India, Reclaiming the Desert: Towards a Sustainable Environment in Arid Lands presents the proceedings of an international symposium held in the United Arab Emirates in January 2006. ...

  • A Pilot Constructed Treatment Wetland for Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewater: Performance, Processes and Implications for the Nzoia River, Kenya UNESCO-IHE PhD

    This study, conducted in Kenya, gives the first insight into the performance of a constructed treatment wetland receiving pulp and paper mill wastewater in the tropics. The wetland effectively removed organic matter, suspended solids, phenols and nutrients. BOD and phenols reduction rates are reported for the first time. Design parameters and ...

  • Conflict and Cooperation on the Scheldt River Basin

    More than 200 major river basins are shared by two or more countries and, together, these basins account for about 60% of the earth's land area, constituting a significant portion of the world's fresh water resources. They are thus both a significant asset to the nations sharing them, as well as a potential source of conflict. This book ...

  • Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Urban Areas : Vol 17, No 1

    In this edition, articles include:City-wide upgrading in Thailand; Finance for low-income housing in Central America; The framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India; Housing and citizenship in Sao Paulo, Brazil; A Church’s contribution to land redistribution in South Africa; The growing problem of forced evictions worldwide; A twin-track ...

  • Adaptive and Integrated Water Management

    Sustainable water management is a key environmental challenge of the 21st century. Developing and implementing innovative management approaches and how to cope with the increasing complexity and uncertainties was the theme of the first International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management, held in November 2007 in Basel, ...

  • Transfer and Implementation of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) For Water Quality Management in the Mekong River Basin: Regional Consultation

    Water quality management has been identified as a high priority issue for the Mekong River Basin because of urban growth, industrialization, deforestation, and agricultural expansion and intensification. Recognizing the importance and urgency of this issue, IETC, together with the Mekong River Commission (MRC), introduced the concept of ESTs for ...

  • Subsurface Hydrological Responses to Land Cover and Land Use Changes

    Vegetation plays an important role in partitioning solar energy and water into the geosphere and the atmosphere. When changes occur in areas related to agriculture, urbanization and mining, the resulting changes in land cover and land use often lead to disturbances in both the atmosphere and the subsurface environment. This edited volume ...

  • Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition - 2 Volume Print Set

    Special Pre-Publication Price Available Until June 2008! Provides Access to State-of-the-Art Information  Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, the Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, ...

  • Making Space for the River

    This book examines recent developments in river (flood) management from the viewpoint of Making Space for the River and the resulting challenges for water governance. Different examples from Europe and the United States of America are discussed that aim to ‘green’ rivers, including increasing river discharge for flood management, enhancing natural ...

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