Water Professionals Books

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    Let's Talk Safety 2016: 52 Talks on Common Utility Safety Practices for Water Professionals

    Stop wondering what to talk about and spending your valuable time preparing presentations. Let’s Talk Safety makes it easy for safety officers to spend a few minutes each week communicating with employees about the critical importance of working safely. This quick and easy book provides 52 short briefings tailored specifically for water utility ...

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    Let's Talk Safety 2015: 52 Talks on Common Utility Safety Practices for Water Professionals

    Stop wondering what to talk about and spending your valuable time preparing presentations. Let’s Talk Safety makes it easy for safety officers to spend a few minutes each week communicating with employees about the critical importance of working safely. This quick and easy book provides 52 short briefings tailored specifically for water utility ...

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    Communicating Water’s Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies

    Water professionals are responsible for shaping and sometimes changing consumers’ perceptions about water’s value. Consumers can mistakenly undervalue water’s worth by assuming it should be provided at no cost to the public. This book by Melanie Goetz outlines how water professionals can encourage customers to appreciate water as the precious ...

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    Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning from Frontline Experience with Contamination

    Safe drinking water is essential to human life. Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience with Contamination provides those who carry responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. This book presents 21 case studies—10 waterborne disease outbreaks, 7 cases of severe ...

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    Water Quality Complaint Investigator`s Guide, Second Edition

    Resolving customer water quality complaints is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful water distribution system. Complaint investigation involves not just professional water quality proficiency, but also customer relationship skills. The Water Quality Complaint Investigators Guide covers 90% of the most common complaints ...

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    Safety First: Hazard Communications for Water and Wastewater Utilities DVD

    In 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency promulgated that all Hazard Communication materials must be in compliance with OSHA standard for Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication (HCS)  by the end of 2013.This video informs water and wastewater professionals the correct methodologies required for identifying and labeling ...

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    M52 Water Conservation Programs - A Planning Manual, Second Edition

    This manual provides water utilities and other industry professionals with the skills and information to develop, implement, and measure the success of a water conservation program. Those with an existing conservation program discover areas of improvement using a more comprehensive approach. M52 also discusses water conservation rates, community ...

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    M68 Water Quality in Distribution Systems

    Distribution systems represent the last barrier available to water systems to maintain safe and high-quality water, and this manual provides a “first stop” for common distribution system water quality challenges. M68 offers practical guidance and best management practices for maintaining and improving distribution system water quality. It will ...

  • 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 ...

  • Experimental Methods in Wastewater Treatment

    Over the past twenty years, the knowledge and understanding of wastewater treatment has advanced extensively and moved away from empirically based approaches to a fundamentally-based first principles approach embracing chemistry, microbiology, and physical and bioprocess engineering, often involving experimental laboratory work and techniques. ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Foreseeable Future for Water Planning: Time to Change

    People and societies conceptualise and experience time in fundamentally different ways. This basic aspect of perception significantly influences the way we frame problems and conceive solutions. This book shows how time perspectives differ across national cultures and across professional roles. It shows how these differences generate ambiguity ...

  • Water Conservation in Urban Households

    On the one hand, population and economic growth are increasing the demand for water but on the other, environmental consequences of climate change, pollution and over extraction of groundwater are decreasing the worlds supply of fresh water. This makes the availability of water for human use one of the greatest global concerns of this century. ...

  • Water Communication

      Water Communication aims at setting a first general outlook at what communication on water means, who communicates and on what topics. Through different examples and based on different research and contributions, this book presents an original first overview of “water communication”. It sets its academic value as one distinct scientific domain ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Water Sensitive Cities

    Today’s urban water managers are faced with an unprecedented set of issues that call for a different approach to urban water management. These include the urgent changes needed to respond to climate change, population growth, growing resource constraints, and rapidly increasing global urbanization. Not only are these issues difficult to address, ...

  • Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods

    The aim of Valuing Water, Valuing Livelihoods is to give decision-makers, health professionals and analysts a comprehensive view of the arguments and challenges associated with establishing the value of drinking-water interventions. The experts who have contributed to this publication provide guidance on assessing the benefits from improving ...

  • Decision Support for Water Framework Directive Implementation

    Special Offer: Water Framework Directive Series Set Click here to buy all four titles including Volume 3 and Save £100! Decision Support for Water Framework Directive Implementation: Volume 3 is a concrete outcome from the Harmoni-CA concerted action as part of a 4-volume series of Guidance Reports that guide water professionals through the ...

  • Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities

    New model for water management is emerging worldwide in response to water shortages, polluted waterways, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. Cities and towns are questioning the ecological and financial sustainability of big-pipe water, stormwater, and sewer systems and are searching for “lighter footprint” more sustainable solutions. Pilot ...

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