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  • World of Fresh Waterby Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings

    Greystone Books 2008; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • OECD Studies on Water Making Water Reform Happen in Mexicoby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 84.00

    The report provides evidence-based assessment and policy recommendations in support of Mexico’s water reform. It analyses implementation bottlenecks and identifies good practices in four key areas considered as essential drivers for change in the water sector of Mexico: multi-level and river basin governance; economic efficiency and financial... more...

  • Out of Water - Design Solutions for Arid Regionsby Liat Margolis; Aziza Chaouni

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.64

    Zunehmend sind wir damit konfrontiert, dass Wasser ein sehr knappes Gut ist, insbesondere in Gebieten mit trockenem Klima. Der Mangel an Wasser verlangt nach präventiven oder kompensatorischen Lösungen, die Vorbildcharakter haben können. Wasser wofür? Dies muss die Leitfrage sein, um auf die Folgen von Klimawandel und menschlicher Intervention... 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...

  • Water Governanceby Asanga Gunawansa; Lovleen Bhullar

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This insightful book explores urban water governance challenges in different parts of the world and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of public run, privatised, and public - private partnership managed water facilities. The contributors expertly discuss various types of public and private water governance architectures as well as identify... more...

  • Water Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Securityby Frank R. Spellman

    Government Institutes 2007; US$ 94.99

    This thoughtful book provides a much-needed look at the vulnerabilities and security of our nation's water sources. Written as a result of 9/11 and in response to the critical needs of water/wastewater plant managers, plant engineers, design engineers, and utility managers, it addresses the need to incorporate security upgrades in existing facility... more...

  • Waterby Jon Clift; Amanda Cuthbert

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 7.99

    Did you know that we use 70% more water today than we did 40 years ago? Or that about 95% of water that gets delivered to our houses goes down the drain? And that a garden hose can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in one day? Our population is growing, our climate changing and our lifestyle demands more and more... more...

  • OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptationby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 42.00

    This report sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new "waterscape". It highlights the range of expected changes in the water cycle and the challenge of making practical, on-site adaptation decisions for water. It offers policymakers a risk-based approach to better... more...

  • Denkbar, machbar, wunschenswert?by ; Karl Wilhelm ddeker

    Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.02

    Vom Denken der Technik oder wie Technik und Kultur die Welt ver?ndern Wie eng Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften zusammenh?ngen, zeigt Karl Wilhelm B?ddeker. In seiner geschichtlichen Betrachtung fokussiert sich B?ddeker nicht auf allseits bekannte Beispiele wie die industrielle Revolution, sondern widmet sich vor allem auch brennenden und ungel?sten... more...