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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Financing Water to 2030: Charting the changing flows of public and private capital to water infrastructure

    The paradigm for financing water infrastructure is changing. As the need for investment is becoming more urgent, governments are finding themselves increasingly constrained by their over stretched balance sheets. At the same time demographic change is driving demand for investments which can deliver a steady yield with a low degree of risk – ...

  • M32 Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems, Fourth Edition

    Computer modeling is a water utility’s most powerful tool for managing and operating a water distribution system. This 4th edition of M32 Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems, describes how to build accurate water distribution system models, and use models to manage assets and solve hydraulic and water quality problems.The manual ...

  • Energy Management for Water Utilities

    Energy costs are a large portion of the operational budget for water and wastewater utilities, second only to staffing. This handbook provides information and insight into energy management strategies that can reduce operational costs, increase operational efficiencies, and develop a more sustainable infrastructure. Following the popular ...

  • Smart Water Utilities: Complexity Made Simple

    Today, there is increasing pressure on the water infrastructure and although unsustainable water extraction and wastewater handling can continue for a while, at some point water needs to be managed in a way that is sustainable in the long-term. We need to handle water utilities 'smarter'. New and effective tools and technologies are becoming ...

  • Smart Water Utilities: Complexity Made Simple

    Today, there is increasing pressure on the water infrastructure and although unsustainable water extraction and wastewater handling can continue for a while, at some point water needs to be managed in a way that is sustainable in the long-term. We need to handle water utilities 'smarter'. New and effective tools and technologies are becoming ...

  • Smart Water Utilities: Complexity Made Simple

    Today, there is increasing pressure on the water infrastructure and although unsustainable water extraction and wastewater handling can continue for a while, at some point water needs to be managed in a way that is sustainable in the long-term. We need to handle water utilities 'smarter'. New and effective tools and technologies are becoming ...

  • Groundwater Arsenic Remediation

    Arsenic abatement from groundwater in locations with a central water distribution system is relatively simple. The real challenge is selecting the most effective and affordable treatment and scale up option for locations which lack the appropriate infrastructure. Groundwater Arsenic Remediation: Treatment Technology and Scale UP provides the ...

  • Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – ...

  • Guidance for Professional Development in Drinking Water and Wastewater Industry

    Guidance for Professional Development in Drinking Water and Wastewater Industry recognises the water practitioners journey from the novice student phase all the way to an established expert position, both on technological and professional fronts. This book reviews various career phases and helps realise purpose, motivation, responsibilities and ...

  • Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape

    This new edition of Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape analyses the process for developing an effective financial plan, focusing on components such as public and private sector financing, credit facilities, system development charges, interest rates, cost of debt issuance, and market conditions. Fully revised ...

  • Management of Change in Water Companies

    Management of Change in Water Companies tells real stories of real water companies that went through processes of change and achieved their best results ever in just a few years. It reflects the personal experience of the author from leading processes of change in five different water supply/sewage companies, between 10 and 120 years old and ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, ...

  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation

    This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new 'waterscape'. It examines the range and complexity of possible changes  in the water cycle and the challenges of making practical, on-site adaptation decisions for water. It offers policymakers a risk-based ...

  • 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, ...

  • Public Private Partnerships in the Water Sector

    Public sector funding and resources are often inadequate to meet increasing demands for investment and effective management, and a growing case history shows increasing involvement by the private sector in provision of infrastructure and services through PPP arrangements. The objective of this book is to determine, and make recommendations on, ...

  • Leak Detection

    Ageing infrastructure and declining water resources are major concerns with a growing global population.  Controlling water loss has therefore become a priority for water utilities around the world.  In order to improve efficiencies, water utilities need to apply good practices in leak detection. Leak Detection: Technology and Implementation ...

  • Water Services Management and Governance

    Water Services Management and Governance focuses on water services (water supply, wastewater services) and deals with connections between water resources and services and water resources. It covers water supply mainly in urban communities, sanitation and pollution control and water resources and their linkages to water services. This book is ...

  • Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

    Explains how to optimize the operation of water supply systems and the related advances in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems Examines the advances in design and construction methods such as building information modeling (BIM) Discusses municipal budgeting, chain of planning, programming, and related subjects Tackles ...

  • Development of Protocols and Methods for Predicting the Remaining Economic Life of Wastewater Pipe Infrastructure Assets: Phase 1 (Development of Standard Data Structure to Support Wastewater Pipe Condition and Performance Prediction)

    Accurate prediction of wastewater pipe structural and functional deterioration plays an essential role in the utility asset management process and capital investment planning.  The key to implementing an asset management strategy is a comprehensive understanding and prediction of asset condition and performance.  The primary objective of this ...

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