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By Liz Sharp
Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the prospects for and barriers to different forms of engagement...
This fascinating and unique study of essential utilities in the early modern period will interest business historians and historians of science and technology alike.
Pulp and Paper Industry: Emerging Waste Water Treatment Technologies is the first book which comprehensively reviews this topic. Over the past decade, pulp and paper companies have continued to focus on minimizing fresh water use and effluent discharges as part of their move towards sustainable operating practices. Three stages-basic conservation,...
By Sara Finley
Water is critical to everyone, but access to this resource is increasingly limited by competition and the effects of climate change. This book outlines the theoretical underpinnings of sustainable water management in agriculture, introduces a range of beneficial practices, and provides schematic diagrams to help readers put theory into practice.
Twort's Water Supply, Seventh Edition, has been expanded to provide the latest tools and techniques to meet engineering challenges over dwindling natural resources. Approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrhea-related diseases amounts to...
This book presents technical information and materials concerning the engineering of decentralized infrastructure to achieve effective wastewater treatment while also minimizing resource consumption and providing a source of reclaimed water, nutrients and organic matter. The approaches, technologies and systems described are targeted for green building and sustainable infrastructure across the...
Part of a new series of practical handbooks aimed at providing practising engineers with an understanding of sustainability principles and solutions. To be useful for practitioners, the series sets sustainability concepts within well-known engineering management processes of planning, designing and delivering infrastructure. The first volume sets out a framework of...
This book examines current debates around water, development and governance, arguing for an approach that is both sustainable and participatory.
Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. In this book, the author tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed.
Provides a source of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from natural and deliberate contaminants, including those that are added because of carelessness of human endeavors. This title covers issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations, and forensics in water quality and purity investigations.