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    Managing Water Main Breaks Field Guide

    Although every water utility knows how to repair water main breaks, some utilities are better at managing main breaks to minimize both disruptions to the public and lost consumer confidence in the utility.How can a water utility “manage” something as unknowable as when and where water main breaks will happen? Can the negative impacts ...

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    M60 Drought Preparedness and Response

    Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration. What can a municipal water supplier do to plan for or mitigate water shortages caused by drought?Preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. Manual M60 will help water managers facing water shortages ...

  • Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems: A Guide to Fundamentals and Experimental Research

    Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems examines the behaviour, removal and effects of hazardous pollutants in biological treatment. While in former years the main aim in biological treatment was the removal of bulk organic matter or nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, due to the discharge of a number of specific inorganic or ...

  • Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services: Third Edition

    The IWA Performance Indicator System for water services is now recognized as a worldwide reference. Since it first appearance in 2000, the system has been widely quoted, adapted and used in a large number of projects both for internal performance assessment and metric benchmarking. Water professionals have benefited from a coherent and flexible ...

  • 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 ...

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

    This Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water arises from the knowledge collected by the European Research Network COST Action 637 involving 27 European countries and the USA. Besides the large number of important papers, reports and reviews already available on various aspects of arsenic occurrence in environment, water and ...

  • Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems, Second Edition

    This new edition examines all changes and advancements that have taken place since the previous edition published in 2005. It outlines the planning, feasibility assessment, and site selection processes unique to natural processes as well as the basic process responses and interactions governing natural systems. It examines the systems in detail, ...

  • Managing Climate Risk in Water Supply Systems

    Water resources systems provide multiple services and, if managed properly, can contribute significantly to social well-being and economic growth. However, extreme or unexpected hydroclimatic conditions, such as droughts and floods, can adversely affect or even completely interrupt these services.  This manual seeks to provide knowledge, resources ...

  • Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation

    The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and ...

  • Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

    Part of OECD Water Policy and Finance Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefits from the provision of basic water supply and sanitation services such as those implied ...

  • Water Policy Entrepreneurs

    ‘Unsurpassed in the scope of its coverage, this book explores like no other the roles of policy entrepreneurs and the causes of policy change across diverse political systems ranging from the developing world to the largest western democracies. The studies show how entrepreneurs work with outside donors, take advantage of windows of political ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting : a Lifeline for Human well-being

    This publication highlights the link between rain-water harvesting, ecosystems and human well being and draws the attention of readers to both the negative and positive aspects of using this technology and how the negative benefits can be minimized and positive capitalized.In this report, the concept of rainwater harvesting is examined for its ...

  • Water ecosystem services and poverty under climate change: key issues and research priorities

    Benefits to people from water ecosystems like rivers, swamps, floodplains and groundwater systems are central to human well-being. But ecosystems are in trouble and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have each shown that freshwater ...

  • Water in a Changing World – The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 : 2 Vol Set

    The news media are full of talk of crises – in climate change, energy and food and troubled financial markets. These crises are linked to each other and to water resources management. Unresolved, they may lead to increasing political insecurity and conflict.Water is required to meet our fundamental needs and rising living standards and to sustain ...

  • Managing and Transforming Water Conflicts

    Where water crosses boundaries – be they economic, legal, political or cultural – the stage is set for disputes between different users trying to safeguard access to a vital resource, while protecting the natural environment. Without strategies to anticipate, address, and mediate between competing users, intractable water conflicts are likely to ...

  • US Water Law: An Introduction

    Providing a concise description of different aspects of law and policy, this volume reviews the different systems for determining water rights in the United States. The book looks at the systems used in the west, which take into account the arid nature of the climate and the vast amount of government-owned property, and contrast those against ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • Relevance of Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ephemeral and Effluent-Dependent Watercourses of the Arid Western US

    This book evaluates the applicability of national water quality criteria, as well as the methods to modify those criteria, to effluent-dependent, effluent-dominated, and ephemeral waters in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Western United States. This work builds upon earlier findings of the Arid West Water Quality Research Project, ...

  • ASTM Masonry Standards For The Building Industry: 6th Edition (Print)

    This new and improved edition features 104 ASTM masonry standards compiled from 3 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. It includes specifications for products such as: mason's lime; concrete building brick; building brick and hollow brick (clay or shale); paving brick; hollow and solid load-bearing concrete masonry units; masonry and ...

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