Water Supply Books

  • Leakage Management and Control

    This training manual is aimed at professionals responsible for Operation and Maintenance of water supply systems, who already have some experience of training. It will help the implementation of training activities and will be an important tool for trainers in the design, preparation and carrying out of training courses on leakage ...

  • Emerging Contaminant - N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief summary for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), including physical and chemical properties, environmental and health impacts, existing federal and state guidelines, detection and treatment methods, and additional sources of information. NDMA is an emerging drinking water contaminant that is of interest to the ...

  • Privatization of Water Services in the United States: An Assessment of Issues and Experience

    In the quest to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of water and wastewater services, many communities in the United States are exploring the potential advantages of privatization of those services. Unlike other utility services, local governments have generally assumed responsibility for providing water services. Privatization of such ...

  • Navigating Government Water Rights Issues: Leading Experts on Improving Water Quality, Resolving Water Disputes, and Allocating Water Supplies for Users (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides perspective on the strategic thinking behind appropriating water supplies and regulating usage by citizens. Featuring legal and governmental water experts from across the country, this book provides a broad yet comprehensive overview of the challenges unique to protecting water quality and ensuring availability for all users. ...

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    Urban Water Reuse Handbook

    Rapid population growth, along with drought, water-intensive energy development, climate change conditions, and a number of other factors all place stress on world water supplies. In many countries throughout the world, water reuse has proved to be an effective and safe means to help satisfy growing water demands and offset scarcity. This book ...

  • Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

    This study is a major first attempt to address the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management comprehensively and in depth. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution, and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and international settings. It includes: an analysis ...

  • Hydrology and Water Supply For Pond Aquaculture

    Useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in aquaculture, as well as to commercial aquaculturists, aquacultural researchers and aquaculture consultants, this book provides a thorough, but not excessively detailed, fundamental background on selected topics in hydrology and on water supply and water supply systems for pond ...

  • Emerging Contaminant - 1,4 Dioxane Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief summary for 1,4-dioxane, including physical and chemical properties, environmental and health impacts, existing federal and state guidelines, detection and treatment methods, and additional sources of information. This fact sheet is intended for use by site managers faced with addressing 1,4-dioxane at a cleanup ...

  • Water Supply in Emergency Situations

    Water is essential for life and the trigger for this book is in the increasing threats to uninterrupted, good quality water to large concentrations of population, which include natural and manmade, the latter including accidental and, unfortunately, also intentional. Israel in particular is aware of the risks of terror, including to its water ...

  • Community-driven Water and Sanitation: The work of the Anjuman Samaji Behmood and the larger Faisalabad context, Pakistan

    This case study describes the work of a local NGO, the Anjuman Samaji Behbood (ASB) in Faisalabad, which demonstrated the capacity to support community?built and financed sewers and water supply distribution lines in the informal settlements in which most of Faisalabad's population lives. It also suggests a model by which provision for water, ...

  • Riverbank Filtration Hydrology

    Riverbank Filtration (RBF) has gained popularity in the past decade as an excellent source of high quality water for public water supply. This text compliments the existing literature on RBF water quality, and provides much-need guidance in the design and operation of RBF facilities. RBF has proven effective in many hydrogeological settings ...

  • Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation Some Asian Countries

    The source books emphasize methodologies that work - old and new, engineered and non-engineered, high-tech and appropriate-tech. All have been tried and tested in the field, even if some of the alternative technologies are best described as ‘still experimental'. The authors supply contact names and addresses of agencies and individuals who are ...

  • Emerging Contaminant - Perchlorate Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief summary for perchlorate, including physical and chemical properties, environmental and health impacts, existing federal and state guidelines, detection and treatment methods, and additional sources of information. Perchlorate is a persistent contaminant of concern that has presented a number of issues to the ...

  • Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future

    Overview of Japan’s long water history, by the Japanese Commission on large dams. Starting from the 7th century, when irrigation ponds were first constructed for paddy cropping, until the beginning of the 21st century. Elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood control. Moreover, tries to clarify the negative ...

  • Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters

    This volume distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. It draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits, in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. It is intended for practitioners, as well as for ...

  • Security of Public Water Supplies

    The provision of secure drinking water supplies for its citizens is the aim of every government. The quantity of water is in most cases adequate, but the quality in many cases is not. The development of new analytical methods has led to the discovery of new substances of human origin in drinking water. New microorganisms and their toxins pass ...

  • Risk Management of Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

    Each year more than 200 million people are affected by floods, tropical storms, droughts, earthquakes, and also operational failures, wars, terrorism, vandalism, and accidents involving hazardous materials. These are part of the wide variety of events that cause death, injury, and significant economic losses for the countries affected. In an ...

  • Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources

    The fresh water supplies of the Earth are finite and as the world's population continues to grow humanity's thirst for this water seems unquenchable. Intense pressure is being exerted upon freshwater resources and a lack of adequate clean water is seen as one of the most serious global problems for the 21st century. Indeed it has been said ...

  • The Fair Share Water Strategy for Sustainable Development in Africa (FRENCH)

    In Africa water is the key natural resource and priority challenge for policy makers. As elsewhere on our blue planet, as adequate supply of clean water is a crucial precondition for supporting human life, for maintaining the ecological systems that support all life and for sustaining development for a better life for present and future ...

  • Quality and Treatment of Drinking Water I

    The concern over the entry of agrochemicals and other xenobiotics into drinking water resources and over the general quality of drinking water is increasing. The topic of water quality and water supply will continue to be of great interest during the next two decades in developed as well as in developing countries. The new volume discusses in an ...

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