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    UV Disinfection Knowledge Base

    The practice of drinking water UV disinfection has evolved considerably over the last 10 years in terms of regulations, science and technology. These changes have spawned questions among water utility managers, treatment operators, design engineers and drinking water regulators, such as,  -How much Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and virus ...

  • Costing Improved Water Supply Systems for Low-income Communities: A Practical Manual

    This manual and the free downloadable costing tool is the outcome of a project identified by the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme (WSH) of the World Health Organization (WHO) faced with the challenge of costing options for improved access, both to safe drinking water and to adequate sanitation. Although limited in scope to the process of ...

  • Public perception of drinking water source protection

    Climate change is reducing water resources in many parts of Australia. Increasingly, higher risk sources are either being developed or being considered for development as public drinking water sources. There is a rising demand from the community for additional recreation facilities and subsequent access to drinking water catchments, as they are ...

  • Health Effects of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

    Metals are inorganic substances that occur naturally in geological formations. Naturally occurring metals are dissolved in water when it comes into contact with rock or soil material. Some metals are essential for life and are naturally available in our food and water. Trace amounts of metals are common in water, and these are normally not harmful ...

  • Microbial Growth in Drinking Water Supplies

    Maintaining the microbial quality in distribution systems and connected installations remains a challenge for the water supply companies all over the world, despite many years of research. This book identifies the main concerns and knowledge gaps related to regrowth and stimulates cooperation in future research. Microbial Growth in Drinking Water ...

  • Best Practice Guide on Metals Removal From Drinking Water By Treatment

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  The EU Drinking Water Directive sets a range of standards for metals and related substances in drinking water, many of which are concerned with health protection. A number of these standards are very stringent and require compliance to be ...

  • Best Practice Guide on Sampling and Monitoring of Metals in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  There is increasing concern regarding the presence of metals, particularly heavy metals in drinking water. In addition to the well-known toxic effects of lead, which are discussed at length in the Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead ...

  • Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water comprises the proceedings of COST Action 637 – METEAU, held in Kristianstad, Sweden, October 13-15, 2010 This book collates the understanding of the various factors which control metals and ...

  • Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  The Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead in Drinking Water brings together, for the first time, all of the regulatory, health, monitoring, risk assessment, operational and technological issues relevant to the control of lead in ...

  • Freshwater under Threat - Africa- Asia Summary

    Population growth, urbanisation and economic growth in general, all exert pressure on water resources through increased demand and pollution. Water is essential for life and it's supply for safe drinking water, food, health and the environment needs to be secured. This 57 page summary with CD-ROM provides the status of water resources across the ...

  • Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

    This report confirms for the first time that depleted uranium (DU) from weapons used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 and 1995 has contaminated local supplies of drinking water at one site, and can still be found in dust particles suspended in the air. The UNEP team who collated the information included representatives from the World Health ...

  • Handbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, Volume II: Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water, and Soil

    The two-volume Handbook of Environmental Health has been a standard reference for over 23 years. The fourth edition continues to provide a basis for understanding the interactions between humans and the environment and how such interactions affect the health and welfare of individuals. Focusing on factors that are generally associated with the ...

  • Thirsting for Efficiency

    One billion people in the world lack safe drinking water and almost 2 billion lack adequate sanitation services. As a result millions suffer and die every year from water and sanitation related diseases. Poor management and inefficient investment are often responsible for this situation, and countless past attempts at reform have accomplished ...

  • Fluorides

    This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to fluorides. It is widely known that fluoride has both positive and negative effects on human health, and there is a narrow range between intakes that are associated with these effects. Cases of skeletal fluorosis associated with the consumption of drinking water ...

  • Deep Trouble: The Hidden Threat of Groundwater Pollution

    A Global Sampler of Groundwater PollutionIndia's Central Pollution Control Board surveyed 22 major industrial zones in the late-1990s and found that groundwater in every one of them was unfit for drinking. (p. 32)In the northern Chinese provinces of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and Shandong, nitrate concentrations in groundwater exceeded the health ...

  • Water Politics and Development Cooperation

    Whether people have access to drinking water, irrigation water and sanitation or not, whether water resources are used sustainably or overexploited, and whether emerging challenges for the water sector - such as adaptation to climate change – are tackled or not, in the end relies on politics. The importance of the political sphere for ...

  • Drinking Water Microbiology

    This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the analysis and treatment of drinking water for microbial contamination, the direct cause of diseases and infant mortality primarily in the third world, but affecting industrialized countries as well. As a result of growing concern over waterborne epidemics, the 1980s were dedicated ...

  • Drinking Water Supply and Agricultural Pollution

    Agricultural pollution (with nitrates and pesticides) is one of the biggest threats to drinking water resources. At many places regional and local water authorities, together with the water supply industry, are involved in preventive action aimed at farming practices. Three national case studies (Germany, The Netherlands, and the United ...

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