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    M50 Water Resources Planning, Third Edition

    This comprehensive, how-to manual and guide demonstrates how to produce a long term Integrated Resource Plan for a water utility. It helps water resources planners develop and implement a comprehensive work plan that responds to technical and institutional questions that must be addressed before deciding how to develop new water supplies.The third ...

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    2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference Proceedings CD

    Papers and presentations made at the 2012 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference held March 18 - 21, 2012, in Portland, ...

  • Global Water Market 2017: Meeting the world's water and wastewater needs until 2020

    The new edition of Global Water Market 2017 is the most expansive yet. The scope of the report has been extended beyond the geographical focus of previous editions and now includes 100 country profiles, the main players in each market space and data, analysis and forecasts for key markets including, technologies, equipment, services, networks, ...

  • Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment

    Successful water management programs result in healthier building occupants and reduced cost to business and society. Water management programs for the built environment must be comprehensive and sustainable. Water safety in buildings is not practical unless also the operational efficiency of building water systems is well managed. Owners and ...

  • AquaRating: An international standard for assessing water and wastewater services

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with the International Water Association (IWA), has developed a rating system that assesses the performance of water and sanitation service providers in a comprehensive way. AquaRating: An international standard for assessing water and wastewater services aims to provide an industry ...

  • Water Consumption, Tariffs and Regulation

    Water Consumption, Tariffs and Regulation aims to provide a statistical overview about water abstraction, consumption, tariffs and data on sewage and wastewater treatment at an international level. It is mainly based on the statistical information provided by IWA Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics.  The book is structured in three main ...

  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • The Governance of Water Regulators

    The establishment of dedicated regulatory bodies in charge of regulating water services, whilst being recent, is nevertheless a consistent trend among OECD and non-OECD countries. This report presents a picture as of September 2014 of the governance arrangements, operational modalities and use of regulatory tools across a sample of 34 established ...

  • Integrated Water Resource Management in Brazil

      The complex interactions between water resources, land-use change and water technologies are a major issue in many emerging countries of Southern America. Usable water resources are affected by natural conditions, such as, strong seasonal contrasts and high climatic variability, and rapid changes of land use and land cover that is caused by the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Community Based Water Management and Social Capital

    Community Based Water Management and Social Capitalprovides scientific understanding of community based water management and how to secure responsible management to satisfy quality and quantity requirements.  It shows how  community based water management can be synchronized with public water service, by introducing the most recent field ...

  • 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 ...

  • Federal Rivers

    This ground-breaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. Through a collection of case studies, this book explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the ...

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World

    This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing ...

  • Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe

    First book to consider citizens playing a role in the science-policy interface to help formulate durable responses to sustainability challenges Discusses all aspects to enhance the connectivity of actors in the sustainable water management field, with three pilot case studies showing how citizens and stakeholders can be engaged early 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 ...

  • OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) March 2010 - ISBN: 9781843393658 Managing Water for All Organisation for Economic ...

  • Water 101: A Primer for Corporate Executives

    A layman’s overview of the basic principles of water management. Describes pros and cons of contemporary water practices, and explains how selected businesses manage their water resources. A must-read for company executives charged with setting corporate water ...

  • 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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