Water Supply Books

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    M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges, 7th Edition

    As issues associated with water rates and charges continues to evolve, so must the utilities approach to selecting and communicating their rates, charges, and pricing policies. This official AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices will help water policymakers, utility managers, and rate analysts consider all relevant ...

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    The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives

    Perhaps no other advancement of public health has been as significant. Yet, few know the intriguing story of a simple idea–disinfecting public water systems with chlorine–that in just 100 years has saved more lives than any other single health development in human history.At the turn of the 20th century, most scientists and doctors ...

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    The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives

    Perhaps no other advancement of public health has been as significant. Yet, few know the intriguing story of a simple idea–disinfecting public water systems with chlorine–that in just 100 years has saved more lives than any other single health development in human history.At the turn of the 20th century, most scientists and doctors ...

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    M61 Desalination of Seawater

    As worldwide fresh water supplies become increasingly stressed from population growth and uncontrolled water use, desalination of seawater has become an increasingly sought-after alternative for new water supply in coastal areas. AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices M61 provides technical and planning guidance for drinking water utilities that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Best Practice Guide on Managing Metals and Related Substances in Small Water Supplies

    The management of small water supplies presents a unique challenge globally, in countries at all stages of development. A combination of lack of resources, limited understanding of the risks and poor expertise means that individuals and communities may face serious health risks from these supplies. This is not only due to microbiological ...

  • Costing Improved Water Supply Systems for Low-income Communities: A Practical Manual

    This manual and the free downloadable costing tool is the outcome of a project identified by the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme (WSH) of the World Health Organization (WHO) faced with the challenge of costing options for improved access, both to safe drinking water and to adequate sanitation. Although limited in scope to the process of ...

  • Alternative Water Supply Systems

    Owing to climate change related uncertainties and anticipated population growth, different parts of the developing and the developed world (particularly urban areas) are experiencing water shortages or flooding and security of fit-for-purpose supplies is becoming a major issue. The emphasis on decentralized alternative water supply systems has ...

  • Southeast Asian Water Environment 5

    This is the fifth volume in the series of books on the Southeast Asian water environment. The most important articles presented at the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth International Symposiums on Southeast Asian Water Environment have been selected for this book. It covers monitoring, treatment, and management issues related with environmental water, water ...

  • Microbial Growth in Drinking Water Supplies

    Maintaining the microbial quality in distribution systems and connected installations remains a challenge for the water supply companies all over the world, despite many years of research. This book identifies the main concerns and knowledge gaps related to regrowth and stimulates cooperation in future research. Microbial Growth in Drinking Water ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia

    Evolution of Water Supply Through the Millennia presents the major achievements in the scientific fields of water supply technologies and management throughout the millennia. It provides valuable insights into ancient water supply technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. A ...

  • United States Water Law: An Introduction

    Because demand for and access to quality water far exceeds the current supply, it is increasingly critical to understand the state and federal laws and policies that govern water rights. From farming, fishing, and biology to manufacturing, mine operation, and public water supply, water regulation affects all strata of society. ...

  • The World"s Protected Areas : Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century

    Extensively illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference book offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world's 100,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering over 12 percent of the Earth's land surface, ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in the Caribbean

    The reliability of water supply in the Caribbean varies between islands, but it is consistently the poor who receive the worst service. The problem is compounded by widespread soil erosion throughout the Caribbean, which has major impacts on the quality of water supply and watershed fertility.There is an extensive international debate about the ...

  • Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters - Africa

    In Africa, most rivers, freshwater lakes, and aquifers are shared by two or more countries. The diversity of politial, social, and economic structures and organizations among African countries and the varied temporal preciptation and distribution of water on the continent make hydropolitical setting very complex and prone to vulnerability.African ...

  • East African Rift Valley Lakes

    This report presents the assessment of Lakes Turkana, Tanganyika, Victoria and Malawi – the largest of the East African Rift Valley Lakes and among the oldest lakes in the world. The lakes are renowned for their high endemism and support a vital socio-economic service as a core for transportation, water supply, fisheries, recreation and ...

  • Cyanobacterial Toxins of Drinking Water Supplies

    The contamination of both drinking and recreational water supplies by cyanobacteria is increasingly a cause for concern worldwide. While contamination causes livestock deaths with relative frequency, acute poisoning is rare in humans. However, there is growing apprehension over the possible role of cylindrospermopsins and microcystins in ...

  • Understanding Water in a Dry Environment: IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 23

    In order to provide water security in the 21st century there is universal agreement that a continuation of current policies and extrapolation of trends is not an option. Also clear is that from both water supply and development perspectives, the world's arid and semi-arid regions are those currently and potentially experiencing the highest water ...

  • Steel Pipelines 2 -- Standards for Use in the Design and Construction of Pipework (Edition 2)

    The 3rd edition of the DIN Handbook 141 (1st English edition), comprises 42 standards dealing with the design and construction of pipework for use in site drainage systems and drinking water supply systems, welding of steel pipes, and corrosion prtoection of ...

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