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Water Supply

  • Rethinking Infrastructure Design for Multi-Use Water Servicesby Maksimović; Č; edo; Mathew Kurian; Reza Ardakanian

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    As we approach a historic tipping point in the global trend toward urbanisation ? within two decades urban dwellers will increase from 49% to 60% of the planet?s population ? this book identifies and addresses a critical problem: water. The editors show how cities can shift from being water consumers to resource managers, applying urban water management... more...

  • The Global Water System in the Anthropoceneby Anik Bhaduri; Janos Bogardi; Jan Leentvaar; Sina Marx

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Global Water System in the Anthropocene provides the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world-wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows and land use change. It helps to build links between... more...

  • Water Management in Italyby Andrea Guerrini; Giulia Romano

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book describes the water sector as it is structured in Italy. The first part describes the legal framework which rules the sector in Italy, its evolution since the last 20 years, and its weaknesses. The second part describes the governance of Italian water utilities, distinguishing full public-owned companies from public-private partnership and... more...

  • Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in Indiaby Debesh Chakraborty; Kakali Mukhopadhyay

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    India has been traditionally?well-endowed with large freshwater reserves, but increasing population, urbanization and agricultural growth in recent decades are causing overexploitation of surface and groundwater. As consumption of water grows, wastewater increases significantly and in the absence of proper measures for treatment and management, is... more...

  • Urban Water IIby S. Mambretti; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 382.00

    Urban Water II is the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems. The meeting was reconvened following the success of the first conference held in 2012.Topics covered relate to the subject areas of Water supply networks and Urban Drainage. more...

  • Landscape Ecology and Water Managementby Mehtab Singh; R.B. Singh; M.I. Hassan

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    The over-exploitation of important earth resources such as land and water has led to a number of environment-related problems the world over. At the same time, land-use change caused by various human activities has led to extinction of many plant and animal habitats and species. In this context, the relevance of biodiversity for human survival is becoming... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Water Environmentby A. Goonetilleke; T. Yigitcanlar; G. A. Ayoko

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This multi-disciplinary book provides practical solutions for safeguarding the sustainability of the urban water environment. Firstly, the importance of the urban water environment is highlighted and the major problems urban water bodies face and strategies to safeguard the water environment are explored. Secondly, the diversity of pollutants entering... more...

  • Evolution of Dam Policiesby Waltina Scheumann; Oliver Hensengerth

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    The World Commission on Dams? (WCD) report (2000) ?Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making? has set a landmark in the highly contested controversy over large dams which has yet not ended. Now that more than ten years passed, one has to realize that the WCD norms matter but that their real chance of getting implemented relies on whether... more...

  • Federal Riversby D. Garrick; G. R. M. Anderson; D. Connell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This groundbreaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. Through a collection of case studies, this book explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the national... more...

  • Mississippi River Tragediesby Christine A. Klein; Sandra B. Zellmer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    American engineers have done astounding things to bend the Mississippi River to their will: forcing one of its tributaries to flow uphill, transforming over a thousand miles of roiling currents into a placid staircase of water, and wresting the lower half of the river apart from its floodplain. American law has aided and abetted these feats. But despite... more...