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Gestion des Boues de Vidange - Approche integree pour la mise en oeuvre et l'exploitation (French, Paperback): Linda... Gestion des Boues de Vidange - Approche integree pour la mise en oeuvre et l'exploitation (French, Paperback)
Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap, Damir Brdjanovic; Translated by Philippe Reymond, Pierre-Henri Dodane
R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Plus d'un milliard de personnes dans les zones urbaines et periurbaines d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Amerique latine sont desservies par des dispositifs d'assainissement a la parcelle. La gestion des boues extraites de ces dispositifs, les " boues de vidange ", a ete jusqu'a present grandement negligee. Les ressources financieres sont souvent insuffisantes et les dispositifs d'assainissement a la parcelle ont tendance a etre consideres comme des solutions temporaires, dan l'attente de la mise en place de reseaux d'egouts. Cependant , force est de constater que l'assainissement a la parcelle est la pour durer, soit en tant que solution autonome permanente, soit en association avec des systemes egouts-station. La gestion adequate des boues de vidange issues des dispositifs d'assainissement des menages est un imperatif pour la protection de Ia sante humaine et de l'environnement. Cet ouvrage est le premier a etre consacre a la gestion des boues de vidange. II rassemble l'etat actuel des connaissances de ce domaine qui evolue rapidement, et propose une approche integree qui lie les composantes technologiques, organisationnelles et de planification. II aborde la planification et l'organisation de l'ensemble de la filiere de gestion des boues de vidange depuis la collecte et l'evacuation des boues jusqu'aux solutions de traitement et a l'utilisation finale ou la mise en depot des boues traitees. En plus de fournir des elements fondamentaux sur le traitement et une description des technologies existantes, l'ouvrage presente en detail les aspects operationnels, institutionnels et financiers. II propose egalement une methode de planification d'un projet de gestion des boues de vidange a l'echelle d'une ville avec l'ensemble des parties prenantes.

Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Guangwei Huang, Zhenjiang Shen Urban Planning and Water-related Disaster Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Guangwei Huang, Zhenjiang Shen
R3,014 Discovery Miles 30 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Urban areas face daunting environmental, economic and social challenges that have increased in scope in recent years, especially given climate change and globalization. At the same time, cities provide exciting opportunities for growth and revitalization of local and national economies. The interplay of these challenges and opportunities create important tasks for policymakers and researchers. This book provides a new horizon for exploring solutions to urban problems, especially water-related disasters in urban areas. It is of a cross-disciplinary nature offering both new concepts and practices that will help to promote communication between urban planning communities and water management professionals in order to integrate water-related disaster management into spatial planning.

Tratamiento biologico de aguas residuales: principios, modelacion y diseno (Spanish, Hardcover, Es, Modelling and Design ed.):... Tratamiento biologico de aguas residuales: principios, modelacion y diseno (Spanish, Hardcover, Es, Modelling and Design ed.)
C. M. Lopez-Vazquez, G. Buitron Mendez, F.J. Cervantes Carrillo, H.A. Hernandez Garcia
R3,274 Discovery Miles 32 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

En las ultimas decadas, el conocimiento y entendimiento del tratamiento de aguas residuales ha avanzado extensamente evolucionando de enfoques basados en procedimientos meramente empiricos a enfoques con principios basicos que abarcan la quimica, microbiologia, fisica, ingenieria de procesos y matematicas. La gran mayoria de estos avances han madurado a tal grado que han sido codificados en modelos matematicos para su simulacion en computadoras. Para una nueva generacion de jovenes cientificos e ingenieros que ingresan al area del tratamiento de aguas residuales, la cantidad, complejidad y diversidad de estos nuevos desarrollos puede ser abrumador, particularmente en paises en vias de desarrollo donde no existe un facil acceso a cursos avanzados de postgrado en tratamientos de aguas residuales. Este libro tiene como objetivo resolver esta deficiencia ya que compila e integra el material de diversos cursos de postgrado de mas de una docena de grupos de investigacion de todo el mundo que han hecho contribuciones significativas para el desarrollo del tratamiento de aguas residuales. Cabe resaltar que la edicion en ingles del presente libro, forma parte de un plan de estudios en tratamiento biologico de aguas residuales que incluye: * Resumenes de las presentaciones y clases de los temas cubiertos en el libro * Videos de las clases de los profesores autores de los capitulos del libro * Ejercicios de auto-aprendizaje para los participantes en los cursos Al termino del plan de estudios antes mencionado, los ultimos avances en modelacion y simulacion de la operacion y diseno de los sistemas de tratamiento de aguas residuales (ya sean lodos activados, procesos de remocion biologica de nitrogeno y fosforo, clarificadores secundarios o sistemas de biopeliculas) pueden ser abordados con mayor profundidad, conocimientos mas avanzados y mayor confianza.

Assessment Standard for Sponge City Effects (Paperback): Linmei Nie, Haifeng Jia, Kefeng Zhang, Guangtao Fu Assessment Standard for Sponge City Effects (Paperback)
Linmei Nie, Haifeng Jia, Kefeng Zhang, Guangtao Fu
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 2014, China initiated its national action plan for sponge city development aiming to tackle urban water and environmental challenges. Since then, numerous projects have been implemented across 30 pilot cities and beyond in China through two development stages. The sponge city development, based on a systematic approach of "source reduction, process control, and systematic remediation", adopts comprehensive technical measures of "infiltration, detention, retention, purification, utilization and discharge", and coordinates the different aspects of water quantity and quality, ecology and safety, centralized and decentralized, green and grey, landscape and function, on-shore and off-shore, surface and underground, etc. It aims to control urban runoff effectively, to minimize the impacts of urban development and construction activities on the natural hydrological characteristics and ecological environment, and to enable the city's resilience like a "sponge" to adapt to environmental changes and natural disasters. This assessment standard for sponge city effects published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P.R. China is an attempt to provide guidance on the assessment of the effects of sponge city development projects and the city development as a whole. The main technical contents of this standard include: 1) general provisions; 2) terms and symbols; 3) basic requirements; 4) assessment items and 5) assessment methods. The publication of the English version of the Chinese assessment standard aims to provide non-Chinese readers an insight into what objectives are to be achieved through sponge city development and how sponge city projects are evaluated in China.

Advances in Dye Removal Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Sourav Mondal, Mihir Kumar Purkait, Sirshendu De Advances in Dye Removal Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Sourav Mondal, Mihir Kumar Purkait, Sirshendu De
R4,347 Discovery Miles 43 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the various advanced treatment methods for removal of multiple types of dyes from effluent stream. It pays particular attention to the economic aspects of treatment of textile waste-water. The different technologies illustrated in the book include adsorption, nanofiltration, advanced oxidation, micellar enhanced ultrafiltration, cloud-point extraction, and electrocoagulation. The book presents in-depth analyses of the removal mechanisms and performance optimization of the processes involved therein. This book will be useful to chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, and health and pollution control professionals. The contents have been presented in a manner that they can be easily understood and applied by a wide variety of readers including researchers, students, and practicing engineers.

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation - Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardcover): Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline... Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation - Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardcover)
Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams, Stephen Harris
R3,088 Discovery Miles 30 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed - one that provides a space for the role of the imagination and is inclusive - of the arts and humanities, relevant stakeholders, including landholders and Indigenous peoples, as well as science, law and economics. Written for a wide audience, including practitioners and professional readers, as well as scholars and students, the book demonstrates the value of multiple disciplines, voices, perspectives, knowledges and different ways of relating to water. It provides a fresh and timely response to the urgent need for water policy that works to achieve sustainability, and may be better able to resolve complex environmental, social and cultural water issues. Utilising a broad range of evidentiary sources and case studies from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere, the authors of this edited collection demonstrate how new ways of thinking and imagining water are not only possible but already practised, and growing in saliency and impact. The current dominance of narrower ways of conceptualising our relationship with water is critiqued, including market valuation and water privatisation, and more innovative alternatives are described, including those that recognise the importance of place-based stories and narratives, adopt traditional ecological knowledge and relational water appreciations, and apply cutting-edge behavioural and ecological systems science. The book highlights how innovative approaches drawing on a wide range of views may counter prevailing policy myopia, enable reflexive governance and transform water policy towards addressing water security questions and the broader challenges posed by the Anthropocene and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Suquia River Basin (Cordoba, Argentina) - An Integrated Study on its Hydrology, Pollution, Effects on Native Biota and... The Suquia River Basin (Cordoba, Argentina) - An Integrated Study on its Hydrology, Pollution, Effects on Native Biota and Models to Evaluate Changes in Water Quality (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Daniel A. Wunderlin
R7,325 Discovery Miles 73 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book covers all relevant aspects involved in conducting water quality surveys of rivers. Focusing on the Suquia River (Argentina), it starts with a description of its hydrology and hydraulics before discussing the spatial and temporal changes in its water quality. A short chapter is dedicated to its limnology and particular characteristics due to the presence of a constructed dam and reservoir. Further chapters explore the changes in native biota inhabiting the river basin and assess various physical, chemical and microbiological parameters, as well as organic pollutants, metals and metalloids resulting from human activities. The book closes with a chapter providing an integrated approach to surveying river water quality, focusing on methods for data mining, from the simple use of water quality indexes to more formal mathematical-statistical methods (chemometrics) for evaluating changes in water quality. The book offers an invaluable reference guide for all environmental managers and scientists involved in water resources, their quality and management.

Manual Sobre os Direitos Humanos a Agua Potavel e Saneamento para Profissionais (Portuguese, Paperback): Robert Bos Manual Sobre os Direitos Humanos a Agua Potavel e Saneamento para Profissionais (Portuguese, Paperback)
Robert Bos
R1,992 Discovery Miles 19 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Este Manual coloca em destaque os principios e criterios dos direitos humanos sobre agua potavel e saneamento, traduzindo as obrigacoes legais a nivel internacional em termos praticos e de operacionalizacao das politicas que devem suportar a realizacao progressiva do acesso universal. O Manual introduz uma perspetiva de direitos humanos que visa acrescentar valor a processos de tomada de decisao no dia-a-dia dos prestadores dos servicos de aguas e das entidades reguladoras. O Manual encoraja os leitores a participarem ativamente nos processos que tem lugar nos respetivos Paises com vista a transpor os direitos humanos a agua potavel e ao saneamento para as politicas nacionais e locais, leis e regulamentos. A criacao de um ambiente propicio e, na verdade, apenas o primeiro passo para a realizacao progressiva destes direitos. O passo seguinte e a atribuicao clara de responsabilidades, num enquadramento institucional e operacional atualizado que promova a analise e a revisao das funcoes essenciais dos prestadores de servicos e das entidades reguladoras a luz dos direitos humanos.

Economy-Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Glyn Wittwer Economy-Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Glyn Wittwer
R3,855 Discovery Miles 38 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book deals with the economic modelling of water at the global, national and sub-national levels. It presents a multi-faceted analysis and, while it outlines the theories behind various models, its main purpose is to analyse policy issues and present insights arising from modelling, including a chapter analysing the macroeconomic implications of climate change. Arguably the most compelling reason for publishing a book on the economic modelling of water arises from the fact that agriculture accounts for approximately 70% of water used for economic purposes, while only contributing 4% of global income. Given that water is an essential commodity, this discrepancy may in part be symptomatic of an undervaluation of water due to immature and incomplete markets. In turn, this undervaluation has led to an ongoing misallocation of water. When economic models include water accounts that feed into production functions, they model impacts on the marginal product of water. Policies that improve the link between the marginal product and price of water will improve water allocation, while advanced economic models such as those presented here can enhance our ability to explore the possible impacts of improved policy.

Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering in China - Proceedings for the 2016 International... Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering in China - Proceedings for the 2016 International Conference on Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)
Wei Dong, Yanqing Lian, Yong Zhang
R4,691 Discovery Miles 46 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the gatherings of the "2016 International Conference on Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering," which primarily focused on the sustainable development of water resources and the environment in both China and the United States. The respective papers cover a wide variety of research areas, including watershed hydrology; river hydraulics; groundwater hydrology; water resources management and sustainability development; water supply planning under climate change; water quality analysis and water pollution; sponge city development and urban watershed management; environment and sustainability; global connections between air and water; and irrigation and drainage issues for agricultural engineering. The contributions will be of interest to a global readership and highlight the emerging problems facing developing countries, as well as research and measures to successfully deal with them and promote a greener and more eco-friendly living environment.

Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture - From Concept to Implementation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture - From Concept to Implementation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Reza Ardakanian
R2,131 Discovery Miles 21 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a broad and global level description of the current status of wastewater use in agriculture and then brings the readers to various places in the MENA Region and Europe to explain how some countries and regions have addressed the challenges during implementation. On a global scale, over 20 million hectares of agricultural land are irrigated using wastewater. This is one good, and perhaps the most prominent, example of the safe use potential of wastewater. Water scarcity and the cost of energy and fertilisers are among the main factors driving millions of farmers and other entrepreneurs to make use of wastewater. In order to address the technical, institutional, and policy challenges of safe water reuse, developing countries and countries in transition need clear institutional arrangements and more skilled human resources, with a sound understanding of the opportunities and potential risks of wastewater use. Stakeholders in wastewater irrigation who need to implement from scratch or improve current conditions, find it difficult to gather the necessary information on practical implementation aspects. The main objective of this book is to bridge that gap.

Water Policy and Governance in South Asia - Empowering Rural Communities (Hardcover): M.Anwar Hossen Water Policy and Governance in South Asia - Empowering Rural Communities (Hardcover)
M.Anwar Hossen
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dr. Hossen carried out an exceptional program of research in Bangladesh which focused on water governance in relation to human rights, international water law and environmental sustainability. His major argument is that eco-agricultural system encounters major disruptions due to a number of factors including regional hydropolitics and neoliberal and highly centralized approaches to water resource management that follow the principles of "ecocracy." In this context, Dr. Hossen explores three major questions: (i) How can local ecological knowledge be incorporated into national water policy? (ii) What strategies and reforms are required at the international watershed governance level? and (iii) How can human rights principles, including the principle of water as a human right, be used to formulate more effective water policy and governance principles? To answer these questions, Dr. Hossen explores the effects of regional hydropolitics on water management, focusing on three large engineering projects, the Farakka Barrage built by India on the Ganges River, and the Ganges-Kobodak (GK) and Gorai River Restoration (GRR) Projects in Bangladesh. This analysis is based on his research into local knowledge and farming practices during a year of fieldwork in 2011-12, focus group discussions, in-depth case studies and social survey methods. In addition to this primary data, he looks at extensive secondary documents from the government of Bangladesh pertaining to water management, agricultural modernization and institutional structures. The arguments herein are applicable particularly to the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin countries in South Asia but also to the river basins of other parts of the world.

Real-time Monitoring and Operational Control of Drinking-Water Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Vicenc Puig, Carlos... Real-time Monitoring and Operational Control of Drinking-Water Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Vicenc Puig, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Ramon Perez, Gabriela Cembrano, Joseba Quevedo, …
R5,232 Discovery Miles 52 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a set of approaches for the real-time monitoring and control of drinking-water networks based on advanced information and communication technologies. It shows the reader how to achieve significant improvements in efficiency in terms of water use, energy consumption, water loss minimization, and water quality guarantees. The methods and approaches presented are illustrated and have been applied using real-life pilot demonstrations based on the drinking-water network in Barcelona, Spain. The proposed approaches and tools cover: * decision-making support for real-time optimal control of water transport networks, explaining how stochastic model predictive control algorithms that take explicit account of uncertainties associated with energy prices and real demand allow the main flow and pressure actuators-pumping stations and pressure regulation valves- and intermediate storage tanks to be operated to meet demand using the most sustainable types of source and with minimum electricity costs;* decision-making support for monitoring water balance and distribution network quality in real time, implementing fault detection and diagnosis techniques and using information from hundreds of flow, pressure, and water-quality sensors together with hydraulic and quality-parameter-evolution models to detect and locate leaks in the network, possible breaches in water quality, and failures in sensors and/or actuators;* consumer-demand prediction, based on smart metering techniques, producing detailed analyses and forecasts of consumption patterns, providing a customer communications service, and suggesting economic measures intended to promote more efficient use of water at the household level. Researchers and engineers working with drinking-water networks will find this a vital support in overcoming the problems associated with increased population, environmental sensitivities and regulation, aging infrastructures, energy requirements, and limited water sources.

Manejo do Lodos Fecales (Spanish, Paperback): Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap, Damir Brdjanovic Manejo do Lodos Fecales (Spanish, Paperback)
Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap, Damir Brdjanovic
R2,010 Discovery Miles 20 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a Spanish translation of Faecal Sludge Management: Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation It is estimated that literally billions of residents in urban and peri-urban areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America are served by onsite sanitation systems (e.g. various types of latrines and septic tanks). Until recently, the management of faecal sludge from these onsite systems has been grossly neglected, partially as a result of them being considered temporary solutions until sewer-based systems could be implemented. However, the perception of onsite or decentralized sanitation technologies for urban areas is gradually changing, and is increasingly being considered as long-term, sustainable options in urban areas, especially in low- and middle-income countries that lack sewer infrastructures. This is the first book dedicated to faecal sludge management. It compiles the current state of knowledge of the rapidly evolving field of faecal sludge management, and presents an integrated approach that includes technology, management, and planning based on Sandecs 20 years of experience in the field. Faecal Sludge Management: Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation addresses the organization of the entire faecal sludge management service chain, from the collection and transport of sludge, and the current state of knowledge of treatment options, to the final end use or disposal of treated sludge. The book also presents important factors to consider when evaluating and upscaling new treatment technology options. The book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, and engineers and practitioners in the field who have some basic knowledge of environmental and/or wastewater engineering.

Assessment of Treatment Plant Performance and Water Quality Data - A Guide for Students, Researchers and Practitioners... Assessment of Treatment Plant Performance and Water Quality Data - A Guide for Students, Researchers and Practitioners (Paperback)
Marcos Sperling, Matthew E Verbyla, Silvia Oliveira
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents the basic principles for evaluating water quality and treatment plant performance in a clear, innovative and didactic way, using a combined approach that involves the interpretation of monitoring data associated with (i) the basic processes that take place in water bodies and in water and wastewater treatment plants and (ii) data management and statistical calculations to allow a deep interpretation of the data. This book is problem-oriented and works from practice to theory, covering most of the information you will need, such as (a) obtaining flow data and working with the concept of loading, (b) organizing sampling programmes and measurements, (c) connecting laboratory analysis to data management, (e) using numerical and graphical methods for describing monitoring data (descriptive statistics), (f) understanding and reporting removal efficiencies, (g) recognizing symmetry and asymmetry in monitoring data (normal and log-normal distributions), (h) evaluating compliance with targets and regulatory standards for effluents and water bodies, (i) making comparisons with the monitoring data (tests of hypothesis), (j) understanding the relationship between monitoring variables (correlation and regression analysis), (k) making water and mass balances, (l) understanding the different loading rates applied to treatment units, (m) learning the principles of reaction kinetics and reactor hydraulics and (n) performing calibration and verification of models. The major concepts are illustrated by 92 fully worked-out examples, which are supported by 75 freely-downloadable Excel spreadsheets. Each chapter concludes with a checklist for your report. If you are a student, researcher or practitioner planning to use or already using treatment plant and water quality monitoring data, then this book is for you!

Irrigation Water Management for Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Sumanlata Irrigation Water Management for Agricultural Development in Uttar Pradesh, India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Sumanlata
R4,322 Discovery Miles 43 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on irrigation sources together with water management for agricultural development in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Being the most populous state of the country, it bears a burden of feeding about 199 million people of which major section relies on agriculture for their subsistence. This study makes comparison in the growth trends in the irrigated area, crop land use patterns and crop productivity at the district level in different periods of time. The book emphasizes on irrigation water management to optimize crop yields in order to increase Water Productivity of crops in low productivity regions of the state applying suitable technology. This book appeals to researchers and students in geography and planning working on the topics of agriculture as well as irrigation and water management aspects.

Contested Waters - India's Transboundary River Water Disputes in South Asia (Hardcover): Amit Ranjan Contested Waters - India's Transboundary River Water Disputes in South Asia (Hardcover)
Amit Ranjan
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines India's transboundary river water disputes with its South Asian riparian neighbours - Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. It explores the history of disputes and cooperation over the transboundary river water in this region as well as discusses current disputes and future concerns. It analyses how and why existing transboundary river water sharing treaties between India and its South Asian riparian neighbours are confronted with challenges. The book indicates that India's transboundary river water disputes with its South Asian riparian neighbours are likely to escalate in coming years due to the widening of the demand-supply gap in the respective countries. It further shows the impact of bilateral relations on the resolution of transboundary river water disputes, even as cordial relationships do not always guarantee the absence of river water disputes between riparian states. The book looks at some key questions: How political are India's transboundary rivers water disputes in South Asia? Why do the roots of India's river water disputes with Bangladesh and Pakistan lie in the partition of the British India in 1947? Why are there reservations against India's hydroelectricity projects or allegations of water theft? Is it possible to resolve transboundary river water disputes among these South Asian countries? This book will greatly interest scholars and researchers working in the areas of river management, environmental politics, transnationalism, water resources, politics and international relations, security studies, peace and conflict studies, geopolitics, development studies, governance and public administration, and South Asian studies in addition to policymakers and journalists.

Water Scarcity and Ways to Reduce the Impact - Management Strategies and Technologies for Zero Liquid Discharge and Future... Water Scarcity and Ways to Reduce the Impact - Management Strategies and Technologies for Zero Liquid Discharge and Future Smart Cities (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)
Muthu Pannirselvam, Li Shu, Gregory Griffin, Ligy Philip, Ashok Natarajan, …
R3,012 Discovery Miles 30 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Because water access, distribution and quality are the most urgent challenges for societies across the world, this book focuses on the current and future demands and challenges in the areas of water scarcity we may face and possible solutions in terms of technology and management including infrastructure changes that are needed for the future smart cities. Readers of this book shall gain an increased understanding of water supply and its demands and shall learn some of the research trends to overcome global water scarcity and urban growth by creating smart cities.

The Role of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Lala Behari Sukla, Enketeswara Subudhi, Debabrata... The Role of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Lala Behari Sukla, Enketeswara Subudhi, Debabrata Pradhan
R3,007 R2,649 Discovery Miles 26 490 Save R358 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book deals with the most emerging aspects of algal research with special reference to microalgae viz; diversity, mutations, genomics and metagenomics study, eco-physiology, culturing, microalgae for food and feed, biofuel production, harvesting of microalgae, separation, and purification of biochemicals, techno-economical assessment, microalgal biotechnology, algal-bacterial systems for wastewater treatment. It describes the complex issues associated with the above-mentioned areas with the intervention of cutting-edge biotechnological tools and techniques like next-generation sequencing methods, metabolomics, and bioreactor design and development. The chapters provide past developments, current information and future prospects of algal technology as an alternate avenue for waste water treatment and its potential for production of biofuel and nutraceuticals.

Water Resources of Jordan - Political, Social and Economic Implications of Scarce Water Resources (Paperback, Softcover reprint... Water Resources of Jordan - Political, Social and Economic Implications of Scarce Water Resources (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Elias Salameh, Musa Shteiwi, Marwan Al Raggad
R2,370 Discovery Miles 23 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book gives a detailed account of the scarce water resources of Jordan, with a focus on their quantities, quality, and use for different sectors. It details the political, social, and economic dimensions of the scarce water resources along with their implications on Jordan's cooperation with its neighbors. The book includes implemented projects of dams, canals, water supply networks, waste water treatment, and more. It gives an overview of which projects have been successful and which have failed to achieve their purposes and why. Shared water with other countries and their developmental implications to the water sector are discussed and future water supply projects, such as the Red Sea-Dead Sea conduit project, are elaborated on. The book also touches upon the waves of refugees and their impact on the water sector and water strategies in Jordan.

Financial Management for Water Utilities - Principles of Finance, Accounting and Management Controls (Hardcover, New): Ann Bui Financial Management for Water Utilities - Principles of Finance, Accounting and Management Controls (Hardcover, New)
Ann Bui
R3,198 Discovery Miles 31 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Substantially reorganized and updated from the 1995 Water Accounting Handbook (ISBN 978-0898677614), this comprehensive financial management tool provides utility management personnel thorough financial management tools for water utility operations. Coverage includes developing projections, budgeting, internal controls, standardized financial methods for benchmarking. This book is intended for both utility management and utility financial personnel and for a reader who has a basic understanding of financial principles. Include CD with 125 pages of Appendices.

Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Helena Alegre, Jaime M. Baptista, Enrique Cabrera,... Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Helena Alegre, Jaime M. Baptista, Enrique Cabrera, Francisco Cubillo, Patricia Duarte, …
R4,258 R3,263 Discovery Miles 32 630 Save R995 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 system, with precise and detailed definitions that in many cases have become a standard. The system has proven to be adaptable and it has been used in very different contexts for diverse purposes. The Performance Indicators System can be used in any organization regardless of its size, nature (public, private, etc.) or degree of complexity and development. The third edition of Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services represents a further improvement of the original manual. It contains a reviewed and consolidated version of the indicators, resulting from the real needs of water companies worldwide that were expressed during the extensive field testing of the original system. The indicators now properly cover bulk distribution and the needs of developing countries, and all definitions have been thoroughly revised. The confidence grading scheme has been simplified and the procedure to assess the results- uncertainty has been significantly enhanced. In addition to the updated contents of the original edition, a large part of the manual is now devoted to the practical application of the system. Complete with simplified step-by-step implementation procedures and case studies, the manual provides guidelines on how to adapt the IWA concepts and indicators to specific contexts and objectives. This new edition of Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services is an invaluable reference source for all those concerned with managing the performance of the water supply industry, including those in the water utilities as well as regulators, policy-makers and financial agencies.

Leak Detection - Technology and Implementation (Paperback, 2nd edition): Stuart-Hamilton, Bambos Charalambous Leak Detection - Technology and Implementation (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Stuart-Hamilton, Bambos Charalambous
R2,225 Discovery Miles 22 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ageing infrastructure and declining water resources are major concerns with a growing global population. Controlling water loss has therefore become a priority for water utilities around the world. In order to improve their efficiencies, water utilities need to apply good practice in leak detection. To deal with losses in an effective manner, particularly from networks in water-scarce areas, water utility managers are increasingly turning to technology to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve reliability. Companies that continuously invest in technology and innovation should see a positive return on investment in terms of improving daily operations and collection and analysis of network data for decision making and forward planning. Methodologies for achieving the best results to reduce water losses are continuously evolving. Water utilities and equipment manufacturers are increasingly working together to stretch the boundaries of current knowledge. This is leading to some innovative technologies and new product development to complement current methodologies. This book reflects the situation at the time of publication. This 2nd edition of the book updates practices and technologies that have been introduced or further developed in recent years in leakage detection outlining recent advancements in technology used, such as satellite aided methods in leak location, pipeline inspection with thermal diagnostics, inspection of pipelines by air using infra-red or thermal imaging cameras, Drones for leak detection activities and even sniffing dogs . In addition, it is enriched with new case studies which provide useful examples of practical applications of several leak detection practices and technologies.

Environmental Planning for Oceans and Coasts - Methods, Tools, and Technologies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Environmental Planning for Oceans and Coasts - Methods, Tools, and Technologies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Michelle Eva Portman
R4,073 Discovery Miles 40 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book informs environmental planning professionals, students and those interested in oceans and coasts from an environmental perspective about what is needed for planning and management of these unique environments. It is comprised of twelve chapters organized in three parts. Part I highlights the basics tenets of environmental planning for oceans and coasts including important concepts from the general field of planning and coastal and ocean management (e.g., hydrography, oceans policy and law, geomorphology). Environmental problems inherent within oceans and coasts (such as sea level rise, marine pollution, overdevelopment, etc.) are also addressed, especially those at the land-sea interface. Part II covers those methodological approaches regularly used by planners working to improve environmental quality and conditions of oceans and coasts among them: integrated planning and management, ecosystem services, pollution prevention, and marine spatial planning. Part III focuses specifically on state-of-the-art tools and technologies employed by planners for marine and coastal protection. These include systematic conservation planning for protected areas, decision support tools, coastal adaptation techniques and various types of communication, including visualization, narration and tools for stakeholder participation. The final chapter in the book reviews the most important concepts covered throughout book and emphasizes the important role that environmental planners have to play in the protection and well-being of oceans and coasts. Michael K. Orbach, of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, penned the book's foreword.

Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management - Japan and Malaysia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management - Japan and Malaysia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Minoru Yoneda, Mazlin Mokhtar
R3,433 Discovery Miles 34 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This publication is a practical guidebook on environmental risk assessment, especially for watershed-scale management. It highlights case studies of watershed environmental risk in Malaysia, including the potential health risks as well as screening methods and management in practice. In order to apply environmental risk assessment methods for the management of toxic chemicals, it is necessary to consider the geological and climate features of each country as well as their cultural characteristics. Focusing on Malaysia as a representative country, the book also discusses studies in other Asian countries. The insights provided can be applied to advanced and developing countries alike. A suitable textbook for graduate students, it is also a valuable reference source for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

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