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  • Waterby Robin Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Only 3 per cent of the world's water is freshwater and about one third of that is inaccessible. The rest is very unevenly distributed, parts of Canada and the Amazon, for example are both more than amply suppied. Terrible and permanent water stress can be seen, among other places, in the drylands of Africa caused not just by drought, but by poverty... more...

  • World Water Visionby William J. Cosgrove; Frank R. Rijsberman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    More than a billion people cannot get safe drinking water; half the world's population does not have adequate sanitation; within a generation over three billion will be suffering from water stress. This text analyzes the issues in this crisis of management and shows how water can be used effectively and productively. The key to sustainable water resources... more...

  • The Water Crisisby Julie Stauffer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.00

    Modern society too often views water as a convenient vehicle for disposing of waste ? and the results are becoming increasingly apparent. Analysis of freshwater supplies frequently reveals disturbing levels of pollution, including human waste, heavy metals and synthetic chemicals, to the detriment of our health, and the health of entire ecosystems. The... more...

  • The Last Oasisby Sandra Postel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation and each year four million children die of water-borne diseases. As most of the world?s major river systems cross several national boundaries,... more...

  • The Water Footprint Assessment Manualby Maite M. Aldaya; Ashok K. Chapagain; Arjen Y. Hoekstra; Mesfin M. Mekonnen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.00

    People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but significantly more for producing things such as food, paper and cotton clothes. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. Indirect use refers to the 'virtual water' embedded in tradable goods and commodities,... more...

  • Sustainable Water Engineeringby Ramesha Chandrappa; Diganta B. Das

    Wiley 2014; US$ 160.00

    Ensuring safe and plentiful supplies of potable water (both now and for future generations) and developing sustainable treatment processes for wastewater are among the world’s greatest engineering challenges. However, sustainability requires investment of money, time and knowledge. Some parts of the world are already working towards this goal... more...

  • World of Fresh Waterby Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings

    Greystone Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    Sydney Cannings and Richard Cannings explore in depth the physical and natural diversity of B.C?s freshwater habitats. Because of British Columbia?s mountainous terrain, much of the water in the province moves down-hill, tumbling and turning towards the sea. Moving water contains a variety of life from the larval stone-flies, mayflies and caddis... more...

  • Engineers Engaging Communityby Carolyn Oldham; Gregory Crebbin; Stephen Dobbs; Andrea Gaynor

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    Water and energy are fundamental elements of community well-being and economic development, and a key focus of engineering efforts the world over. As such, they offer outstanding opportunities for the development of socially just engineering practices. This work examines the engineering of water and energy systems with a focus on issues of social justice... more...

  • Audel Water Well Pumps and Systems Mini-Refby Roger D. Woodson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 15.00

    Introducing an Audel "Mini-Ref" for tradespeople working onwater well pumps and pumping systems Water well pumps are used everywhere, with installationsnumbering in the millions. It's hard to believe that no one haswritten a small field book that covers these pieces of equipment.Finally, here's a great handy guide is for anyone who needs to knowhow... more...

  • Photocatalysis and Water Purificationby Max Lu; Pierre Pichat

    Wiley 2013; US$ 191.00

    Water is one of the essential resources on our planet. Therefore, fresh water and the recycling of waste-water are very important topics in various areas. Energy-saving green technologies are a demand in this area of research. Photocatalysis comprises a class of reactions which use a catalyst activated by light. These reactions include the decomposition... more...