urban water system Books

  • Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

    Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The ...

  • Introduction to Urban Water Distribution

    Focusing primarily on understanding the steady-state hydraulics that form the basis of hydraulic design and computer modelling applied in water distribution, Introduction to Urban Water Distribution elaborates the general principles and practices of water distribution in a straightforward way. The workshop problems and design exercise develop a ...

  • Introduction to Urban Water Distribution

    Focusing primarily on understanding the steady-state hydraulics that form the basis of hydraulic design and computer modelling applied in water distribution, Introduction to Urban Water Distribution elaborates the general principles and practices of water distribution in a straightforward way. The workshop problems and design exercise develop a ...

  • Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle

    The presence of xenobiotics in the aquatic environment is seen as one of the biggest challenges for a sustainable water future. Thus, there is a need to understand, in an integrated manner, the sources, flow paths, fate and effects of xenobiotics in the urban water cycle.This book is an authoritative and comprehensive reference source covering: ...

  • Operation and Maintenance of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

    Describes a systems approach to the operation and maintenance of drinking-water and sanitation services in urban areas of developing countries. Addressed to managers and other personnel with decision-making responsibilities, the book responds to ample evidence that poor management has had the greatest single negative impact on the quality of water ...

  • Informal water vendors and the urban poor

    While large private water companies grab the headlines, it is more often small private vendors that bring water to the urban poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This working paper looks at how water-vending systems operate, how effective they are in meeting the needs of the urban poor, and how this effectiveness might be improved. The paper ...

  • Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

    Urban water management relies on data to analyze and predict the behavior of each water cycle component and their interactions.This bookcovers the improvement of this management system by providing guidance on the collection, validation, storage, assessment, and utilization of relevant data. The first part describes the general principles used to ...

  • Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management: Urban Water Series - UNESCO-IHP

    Drawing on UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme project on this topic, Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Managements explores how to improve integrated urban water management, It provides guidance on the collection, validation, storage, assessment and utilization of the relevant data. The first part of this volume describes ...

  • Urban Hydroinformatics: Data, Models and Decision Support for Integrated Urban Water Management

    Urban Hydroinformatics: Data, Models and Decision Support for Integrated Urban Water Management is an introduction to hydroinformatics applied to urban water management. It shows how to make the best use of information and communication technologies for manipulating information to manage water in the urban environment. The book covers the ...

  • Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management

    Integrated urban water management relies on data allowing us to analyse, understand and predict the behaviour of the individual water cycle components and their interactions. The concomitant monitoring of the complex of urban water system elements makes it possible to grasp the entirety of relations among the various components of the urban water ...

  • More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

    Most urban water management systems were developed when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year. High groundwater levels and excess water now result in flooded cellars and inaccessible infrastructure. Future urban water programmes focus on the restructuring and transformation of urban areas, with water management as an ...

  • More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch water cities

    Most urban water management systems were developed when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year. High groundwater levels and excess water now result in flooded cellars and inaccessible infrastructure. Future urban water programmes focus on the restructuring and transformation of urban areas, with water management as an ...

  • Dangerous Pollutants (Xenobiotics) in Urban Water Cycle

    The topics focused on evaluation of impact of xenobiotics in the whole Urban Water Cycle are an interdisciplinary task which has a rising concern these days. Xenobiotics includes both inorganic elements like heavy metals, metalloids and man-made organic compounds such as pesticides, surfactants, solvents, fragrances, flavours, and pharmaceuticals ...

  • Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management

    Drawing on UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme project on this topic, Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Managements explores how to improve integrated urban water management, It provides guidance on the collection, validation, storage, assessment and utilization of the relevant data. The first part of this volume describes ...

  • Local water and sanitation companies and the urban poor

    While large private water companies grab the headlines, it is more often small private vendors that bring water to the urban poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This working paper looks at how water-vending systems operate, how effective they are in meeting the needs of the urban poor, and how this effectiveness might be improved. The paper ...

  • Dangerous Pollutants (Xenobiotics) in Urban Water Cycle

    The topics focused on evaluation of impact of xenobiotics in the whole Urban Water Cycle are an interdisciplinary task which has a rising concern these days. Xenobiotics includes both inorganic elements like heavy metals, metalloids and man-made organic compounds such as pesticides, surfactants, solvents, fragrances, flavours, and pharmaceuticals ...

  • Modelling, Simulation and Control of Urban Wastewater Systems

    This book encourages and demonstrates an innovative approach to the design and operation of urban wastewater systems: integrated modelling and control. Consideration of sewer system, wastewater treatment plant and receiving water body as a single system (rather than as three moderately independent units as before) opens up new types of analyses ...

  • Integrated Urban Water Management: Humid Tropics: UNESCO-IHP Integrated Urban Waters in Developing Countries

    Excess water in the urban environment results in flooding,which causes structural damage, risks to personal safety and disruption to city life. Water is also a major contributory factor for disease transmission as well as being the medium for transport of many pollutants. These problems are of increasing concern due to climate changes and are ...

  • Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

    Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of water-borne diseases, mainly due to poor water and ...

  • Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

    Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of water-borne diseases, mainly due to poor water and ...

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