Water Infrastructure Books

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    Buried No Longer Tool

    Buried No Longer® is an online economic forecasting tool for pipe repair and replacement.Utilities enter data and the tool provides cost estimates under a base model as well as with financial deferrals built in. The output data can be broken out by pipe size or pipe material categories.For both water and wastewater systems:Includes options to ...

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    Financial Management for Water Utilities: Principles of Finance, Accounting, and Management Controls

    Good financial management is critical for the successful operation of both private and governmental water utilities. This book provides a complete information resource on sound financial and accounting practices and procedures for water utilities.Intended for financial staff, managers, and executives of water utilities, the book covers these ...

  • 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 – ...

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    M5 Water Utility Management, Third Edition

    Increasing demands, changing technologies, uncertain costs, and aging systems complicate every utility manager’s role. M5 Water Utility Management was developed through the collaborative effort of leaders in the utility profession who have successfully met the challenges of managing a water utility. It is designed for both new and experienced ...

  • 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 – ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

    Features Examines all aspects of water safety and security Evaluates the potential terrorist threat to the water supply system Presents qualitative and quantitative processes and models for security and safe operation of facilities and critical infrastructure Explores recent incidences of levels of drugs in the water supply Offers various risk and ...

  • 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 ...

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