water level indicator Books

  • Concentration Dynamics of Fecal Indicators in Hawaiian Coastal and Inland Sand, Soil, and Water during Rainfall Events

    Available as eBook only The contamination of recreational waters by waterborne pathogens poses a health threat to beach users. Recently, the importance of beach sand to the biological quality of beach water has been realized and verified. This study examined how urban rainfall runoff from a tributary stream affects the concentrations of fecal ...

  • Water on Mars and Life

    Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs. Moreover, from the point of view of habitability, Mars is a prime target for astrobiologists in search of extant or extinct microbial life because we know that life exists in earth’s permafrost ...

  • The Governance of Water Regulators

    The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established ...

  • Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector

    Since the late 1990s, megaconferences in the water-related sectors have become regular occurrences. The latest one, in Mexico City, in March 2006, is estimated to have cost a total of $205 million, and had 19,000+ participants. In spite of such huge costs and organizational efforts, not a single water megaconference has ever been seriously ...

  • 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 ...

  • AquaRating: An international standard for assessing water and wastewater services

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with the International Water Association (IWA), has developed a rating system that assesses the performance of water and sanitation service providers in a comprehensive way. AquaRating: An international standard for assessing water and wastewater services aims to provide an industry ...

  • Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies

    Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are ...

  • Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health

    Domestic animals contaminate recreational waters and drinking-water sources with excreta and pathogens; but this threat to public health is inadequately understood and is insufficiently addressed in regulations. More than 85% of the world’s faecal wastes is from domestic animals such as poultry, cattle, sheep and pigs. These animals harbor ...

  • 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 ...

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Kit - VHS

    The EPA and most states have included storm water pollution prevention training as a standard condition in their storm water discharge permits. These permits often require annual training for 'personnel responsible for implementing activities identified in the storm water pollution prevention plan or otherwise responsible for storm water ...

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Kit - DVD format

    The EPA and most states have included storm water pollution prevention training as a standard condition in their storm water discharge permits. These permits often require annual training for 'personnel responsible for implementing activities identified in the storm water pollution prevention plan or otherwise responsible for storm water ...

  • Stochastic Modelling of Drinking Water Treatment in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

    Special Offer: KWR Drinking Water Treatment Set - Buy all five books together and save a total £119! Safe drinking water is a basic need for all human beings. Preventing microbial contamination of drinking water is of primary concern since endemic illness and outbreaks of infectious diseases can have significant social and economic consequences. ...

  • AquaRating: Un estándar internacional para evaluar los servicios de agua y alcantarillado saneamiento

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with the International Water Association (IWA), has developed a rating system that assesses the performance of water and sanitation service providers in a comprehensive way. AquaRating: Un estándar internacional para evaluar los servicios de agua y saneamiento aims to provide an industry ...

  • Our Precious Coasts : Marine Pollution, Climate Change and the Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems

    The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to which they are exposed, new findings indicate.Scientists studying reefs that were bleached in the late 1990s by high surface sea temperatures have found a link between recovery rates and the levels of contamination entering coastal ...

  • Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

    The main focus of Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy ...

  • Characterizing the Quality of Effluent and Other Contributory Sources During Peak Wet Weather Events

    This study evaluates the impacts of blending practices at municipal wastewater treatment plants on effluent and receiving water quality, and estimates public health risks associated with recreation in surface waters receiving blended flows. Field samples were collected at four municipal wastewater treatment plants for in-plant processes and ...

  • The Atna River: Studies in an Alpine-Boreal Watershed

    This volume presents a unique set of time series data concerning the environmental and biological dynamics of a pristine alpine-boreal river system in Norway. A simultaneous collection of data on climate, hydrology, erosion, water chemistry, primary production, invertebrates and fish provides an unusual insight into the ecology of a watercourse ...

  • Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology

    A detailed account of the biology and ecology of vascular wetland plants and their applications in wetland plant science, Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from biology, physiology, evolution, genetics, community and population ecology, environmental science, and engineering. It provides ...

  • Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

    Tropical Freshwater Wetlands deals with the sustainable management of some of the most valuable environmental assets available to developing countries, i.e. floodplains, marshes, swamps and shallow water bodies. The main types of tropical freshwater wetlands are described, their value is highlighted, and human intervention and its impact on ...

  • Coastal Monitoring Through Partnerships

    As the coastal human population increases in the United States, there will likely be increasing environmental and socioeconomic pressures on our coastal and estuarine environments. Monitoring the condition of all our nation's coastal and estuarine ecosystems over the long term is more than any one program can accomplish on its own. Therefore, ...

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