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    2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference Proceedings CD

    Papers and presentations made at the 2012 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference held March 18 - 21, 2012, in Portland, ...

  • Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for ...

  • Urban Water Reuse Handbook

    Rapid population growth, along with drought, water-intensive energy development, climate change conditions, and a number of other factors all place stress on world water supplies. In many countries throughout the world, water reuse has proved to be an effective and safe means to help satisfy growing water demands and offset scarcity. This book ...

  • 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 ...

  • Driving Sustainability to Business Success

    What is business sustainability? Leaders have many challenges facing them in the coming years, as they set the strategy, vision, culture and leadership of their companies. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success - The DS Factor' was written to provide insight and inspiration for leaders, CEOs, managers, to assist them in being a driving force ...

  • Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services: Second Edition

    Institutional Governance and Regulation of Water Services aims to provide the key elements of policy, governance and regulation necessary for sustainable water and sanitation services. On policy matters, it covers important aspects including separation of policy and delivery, integrated planning, sustainable cost recovery, provisions for the poor, ...

  • Aging and Vulnerability to Environmental Chemicals

    Many of the world's societies face an unprecedented demographic challenge. They are aging at such a rapid rate that it threatens to overwhelm their resources and economies. Of all the problems this creates, the foremost is declining health. As populations age, they place rising demands on medical care systems but no longer produce the wealth ...

  • Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe

    First book to consider citizens playing a role in the science-policy interface to help formulate durable responses to sustainability challenges Discusses all aspects to enhance the connectivity of actors in the sustainable water management field, with three pilot case studies showing how citizens and stakeholders can be engaged early and ...

  • Groundwater Optimization Handbook

    Presents a thorough introduction to groundwater systems analysis and optimization terminology, principles, and techniques Identifies which S-O approaches are appropriate for different types of groundwater quantity (hydraulic optimization) and quality (contaminant transport optimization) problems, whether they be deterministic, stochastic, ...

  • Eco-innovation in Firms - A Methodological Guide for Corporate Environmental Sustainability

    Concerns about the global environment and sustainability are paramount and increase in magnitude every day. Historically there is a strong connection between environmental issues and technological solutions. Eco-innovation is a process of innovation that aims to benefit the environment as well as creating economic growth. Many businesses attempt ...

  • 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 ...

  • Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries

    Utility performance, especially in developing countries is still working toward the standard necessary to deliver best practice. Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries examines performance monitoring and regulation as a prominent efficiency enhancement tool and clarifies many of the unknowns regarding the design and approach ...

  • Water 101: A Primer for Corporate Executives

    A layman’s overview of the basic principles of water management. Describes pros and cons of contemporary water practices, and explains how selected businesses manage their water resources. A must-read for company executives charged with setting corporate water ...

  • The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Devleopment

    The concepts in this book are so critical to a project’s success and reducing the long-term costs of our infrastructure, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t written sooner.The Sustainable Site is an essential tool for all project engineers, designers, regulators and planners, managers, contractors, engineers, consultants, policymakers, builders, landscape ...

  • KfW Water Symposium 2009 - Financing Sanitation

    You can download the ebook free of charge. The central objective of the International Year of Sanitation was to put the global community on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals MDG sanitation target.However, one year later, it is still difficult to keep sanitation high on the agenda, while practical action is required to encourage ...

  • Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

    Part of OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries. It also faces the enormous challenge of producing almost 50% more food by 2030 and doubling production by 2050. This will likely need to be achieved with less water, mainly because ...

  • Decision Analysis and Implementation Guidance in Strategic Asset Management

    Track 3 of WERF’s Strategic Asset Management Project was developed to “provide guidance on implementing SAM…and develop analytic tools for SAM implementation” - the Decision Support Tools and Implementation Guidance goal. In Track 3, the Decision Support Tools and Implementation Guidance goal was organized around two major elements: ...

  • Contaminated Sediments: Sustainable Management and Remediation

    Twenty-three peer-reviewed papers provide the latest global information on environmentally sound solutions to the sustainable management and remediation of contaminated sediments.Papers address:Coverage of contaminated sediments by structural features or fixing agentsNeutralization by dredging, treating, and re-deposition of the sediments in ...

  • State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures

    Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive ...

  • Breeding strategies for sustainable management of animal genetic resources

    FAO Animal Production and Health Guidelines # 3Genetic improvement is an essential component of the management of animal genetic resources and can make important contributions to food security and rural development. Yet, the majority of developing countries have not been successful in sustaining breed development programmes. The objective of these ...

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