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    Corrosion and Fouling Control in Desalination Industry.

    Addresses the corrosion issues facing the conventional and modern water desalination systems. This book addresses two critical problems that plague materials that make up components in both desalination and cooling water systems: corrosion, and fouling. The book addresses various types and components of industrial desalination technologies with ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ecological Economics

    43.1 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: Partnering with the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) and led by guest editors Katie Kish, Brett Dolter and Andreas Link, this issue seeks to help us understand how to balance environmental protection with ...

  • Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management

    From the beginning of 21st century, there has been an awareness of risk in the environment along with a growing concern for the continuing potential damage caused by hazards. In order to ensure environmental sustainability, a better understanding of natural disasters and their impacts is essential.   It has been recognized that a holistic and ...

  • Public-private Partnerships in the Water Sector: From Theory to Practice

    Ensuring quality and affordability in the water services is a fundamental requirement for the social, economic and environmental development of modern societies. Achieving this goal requires dealing with a large diversity of challenges, such as efficiency, investment, governance, procurement and sustainability, while ensuring the alignment of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • Economics for Environmental Professionals

    Environmental professionals are often called upon to find solutions to environmental degradation problems or to lead the way in planning to prevent them. Because they come mainly from the environmental and science disciplines, most environmental professionals have limited training in the fundamentals of economics. This book is designed to provide ...

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    A continuing increase in disasters triggered by floods occurs almost daily even though our technological capabilities have grown rapidly and global economic growth per capita has doubled. This paradoxical situation proves that our earlier ways of thinking are inadequate and that we must shift our way of thinking and working. It has become obvious ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources is written by expert authors from around the world and examines the full scope of climate change science, the impacts on the water sector, and all available mitigation and adaptation strategies. Each chapter provides an analysis of the issues raised and is supported by appropriate examples and case studies.   ...

  • Water Conservation in Urban Households

    On the one hand, population and economic growth are increasing the demand for water but on the other, environmental consequences of climate change, pollution and over extraction of groundwater are decreasing the worlds supply of fresh water. This makes the availability of water for human use one of the greatest global concerns of this century. ...

  • Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers to be the 23 principles of environmental finance, ...

  • Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems, Second Edition

    Calling for ecologically and economically sound wastewater treatment systems, the authors of Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems explore the use of wetlands, sprinkler or deep irrigation, groundwater recharge, and other natural systems as sustainable methods for the treatment and management of wastewater. Based on work by prominent experts in ...

  • Sustainable Food Waste Evaluation

    Available as eBook only According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA, 2011), over 34 million tons of food waste are generated annually in the United States. The agency further reports that almost all of this waste is landfilled. Based on these estimates, food waste is the second greatest category of waste generated in the ...

  • Striking the Balance between Nutrient Removal in Wastewater Treatment and Sustainability

    This study focuses on sustainability impacts as wastewater treatment plants implement treatment technologies to meet increasingly stringent nutrient limits. The objective is to determine if a point of “diminishing returns” is reached where the sustainability impacts of increased levels of nutrient removal outweigh the benefits of better water ...

  • Innovative and Integrated Technologies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

    Innovative and Integrated Technologies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater deals with advanced technological solutions for the treatment of industrial wastewater such as aerobic granular biomass based systems, advanced oxidation processes integrated with biological treatments, membrane contactors and membrane chemical reactors. Wastewater ...

  • OECD Water Policy and Finance Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Policy & Finance Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) April 2011 - ISBN: 9781780400112 Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector Organisation for ...

  • OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) March 2010 - ISBN: 9781843393658 Managing Water for All Organisation for Economic ...

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Our challenge is to think globally and develop policies to counteract environmental decline and economic collapse. The question is: Can we change direction before we go over the edge?Lester Brown looks at our economic future through an environmental lens to develop a ...

  • Integrated Assessment for Water Framework Directive Implementation: Data, Economic and Human Dimension

    Special Offer: Water Framework Directive Series Set Click here to buy all four titles including Volume 3 and Save £100! Implementing the comprehensive Water Framework Directive requires a thorough planning process that consists of several consecutive steps. The least one can say is that it is a challenging task which needs appropriate ICT tools ...

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