|Author||: Ravi Jain|
|Release Date||: 2014-01-24|
|ISBN 10||: 0124115322|
|Pages||: 254 pages|
Concise and readable, Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners and Managers provides an overview of issues including infrastructure planning, planning to evaluate vulnerabilities and potential threats, capital improvement planning, and maintenance and risk management. This book also covers topics regarding potential contaminants, available water security technologies, analytical methods, and sensor technologies and networks. Other topics include transport and containment of contaminated water, treatment technologies and the treatability of contaminants. Threat and vulnerability risk assessments and capital improvement Identification and characterization of potential contaminants and clean up Application of information assurance techniques to computerized systems
|Author||: Chittaranjan Ray,Ravi Jain|
|Release Date||: 2014-03-24|
|ISBN 10||: 0124115314|
|Pages||: 224 pages|
Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item. Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies provides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances. Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Covers long-term technologies including sand filtration, packaged filtration units, pressurized filtration systems and natural filtration Addresses short-term strategies such as reverse osmosis-based filtration, cartridge filtration systems, and solar pasteurizations systems Describes disinfection systems, energy-saving applications, cost considerations and HA/DR applications
The crisis of water all over has brought renewed focus on the urgent need for sustainable management of the water resource. This issue is interwined and integrated to cultural, historical, political economic and social development, which have bearing on the regional stability and international cooperation. Fast increasing population is leading to indiscriminate expansion of urban footprints on the landscape of India. This is putting unbearable pressure on the ever-dwindling water resource. Its sustainable development would chart the course for the future growth of the country. Therefore, it is imperative not only to initiate new projects and upgrade our present infrastructure, but also to promote water conservation. This book provides a holistic and a comprehensive perspective to understand, analyze and deal with the short term and long range issue which are involved in the planning, conservation and management of the water resource. It provides a window to much needed basic information for the engineers, planners, architects, managers and all those involved with water management. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Accelerated Urban Water Supply Programme; Chapter 3: Agenda 21 and Sustainable Water Development; Chapter 4: Agriculture and Water Management; Chapter 5: Aquifers; Chapter 6: Bio-Drainage; Chapter 7: Coagulation and Flocculation; Chapter 8: Coastal Regulation Zone and Marine Pollution; Chapter 9: Drainage and Storm Water Management; Chapter 10: Drinking Water; Chapter 11: Drip Irrigation and Rainfed Agriculture; Chapter 12: Driving Rain Index; Chapter 13: Filtration Technology and Water Treatment; Chapter 14: Fire Hydrants; Chapter 15: Fresh Water Management; Chapter 16: Ground Water Resource and Management; Chapter 17: Hydraulic Civilisation; Chapter 18: Infiltration Wells; Chapter 19: Inter-basin Water Transfer; Chapter 20: Landscape and Water; Chapter 21: National Water Policy; Chapter 22: The Rain; Chapter 23: Rain Water Harvesting; Chapter 24: River Basin Development; Chapter 25: River Floodplain Management; Chapter 26: Rural Water Supply; Chapter 27: Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07); Chapter 28: Waste Water Treatment; Chapter 29: Water Demand Management; Chapter 30: Water Harvesting Structures; Chapter 31: Water proofing in Buildings; Chapter 32: Water Pollution and Health; Chapter 33: Water Saving Techniques; Chapter 34: Watershed Development; Chapter 35: Water Security; Chapter 36: Water Tariffs and Financial Infrastructure; Chapter 37: Setting Up of Regulatory Authority; Chapter 38: Water Supply: Model Agreement for Partnership; Chapter 39: Water Supply in Building; Chapter 40: Wetlands; Chapter 41: Zero Run-off Drainage.
In the 21st Century, the world will see an unprecedented migration of people moving from rural to urban areas. With global demand for water projected to outstrip supply in the coming decades, cities will likely face water insecurity as a result of climate change and the various impacts of urbanisation. Traditionally, urban water managers have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects to meet increased demands for water; however, these projects are environmentally, economically and politically costly. Urban Water Security argues that cities need to transition from supply-side to demand-side management to achieve urban water security. This book provides readers with a series of in-depth case studies of leading developed cities, of differing climates, incomes and lifestyles from around the world, that have used demand management tools to modify the attitudes and behaviour of water users in an attempt to achieve urban water security. Urban Water Security will be of particular interest to town and regional planners, water conservation managers and policymakers, international companies and organisations with large water footprints, environmental and water NGOs, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Robert C. Brears is the founder of Mitidaption, Mark and Focus, is Director on the International Board of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, and a Visiting Fellow (non-resident) at the Center for Conflict Studies at MIIS, Monterey, USA.
|Author||: Robert M. Clark,Simon Hakim,Avi Ostfeld|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2011-09-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9781461401896|
|Pages||: 528 pages|
Following the events of 9/11, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency created the Water Protection Task Force (WPTF), which identified water and wastewater systems as a major area of vulnerability to deliberate attack. The WPTF suggested that there are steps that can be taken to reduce these vulnerabilities and to make it as difficult as possible for potential saboteurs to succeed. The WPTF recommended that be scrutinized with renewed vigor to secure water and wastewater systems against these possible threats. It also recommended that water and wastewater systems have a response plan in place in the event an act of terrorism occurs. The WPTF identified water distribution networks as an area of special vulnerability and highlighted the need for rapid on-line detection methods that are accurate and have a wide detection range. As a result of these recommendations novel technologies from various fields of science and engineering are now addressing water security issues and water and wastewater utilities are looking for innovative solutions. Once such technologies are available, there will be a rapid implementation process that will present many business opportunities for the private sector. However, in addition to terrorist threats water and wastewater systems are inherently vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. This volume will address the problems associated with both intended terrorist attacks and natural disasters affecting water or wastewater systems. The book is divided into parts based on the kinds of threats facing water and wastewater systems: (1) a direct attack on water and wastewater infrastructure storage reservoirs, and distribution and collection networks; (2) a cyber attack disabling the functionality of the water and wastewater systems or taking over control of key components which might result in system failures; and (3) a deliberate chemical or biological contaminant injection at one of the water distribution system’s nodes. It will examine unique plans, technological and managerial innovations for protecting such systems, and includes descriptions of projects that were implemented to respond to natural disasters. Case studies are presented that discuss existing projects and evaluate their performance, with an emphasis on providing guidelines and techniques that can be implemented by water and wastewater planners and managers to deal with natural and manmade disasters should they occur.
Centuries-old community planning practices in Indigenous communities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia have, in modern times, been eclipsed by ill-suited western approaches, mostly derived from colonial and neo-colonial traditions. Since planning outcomes have failed to reflect the rights and interests of Indigenous people, attempts to reclaim planning have become a priority for many Indigenous nations throughout the world. In Reclaiming Indigenous Planning, scholars and practitioners connect the past and present to facilitate better planning for the future. With examples from the Canadian Arctic to the Australian desert, and the cities, towns, reserves and reservations in between, contributors engage topics including Indigenous mobilization and resistance, awareness-raising and seven-generations visioning, Indigenous participation in community planning processes, and forms of governance. Relying on case studies and personal narratives, these essays emphasize the critical need for Indigenous communities to reclaim control of the political, socio-cultural, and economic agendas that shape their lives. The first book to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors together across continents, Reclaiming Indigenous Planning shows how urban and rural communities around the world are reformulating planning practices that incorporate traditional knowledge, cultural identity, and stewardship over land and resources. Contributors include Robert Adkins (Community and Economic Development Consultant, USA), Chris Andersen (Alberta), Giovanni Attili (La Sapienza), Aaron Aubin (Dillon Consulting), Shaun Awatere (Landcare Research, New Zealand), Yale Belanger (Lethbridge), Keith Chaulk (Memorial), Stephen Cornell (Arizona), Sherrie Cross (Macquarie), Kim Doohan (Native Title and Resource Claims Consultant, Australia), Kerri Jo Fortier (Simpcw First Nation), Bethany Haalboom (Victoria University, New Zealand), Lisa Hardess (Hardess Planning Inc.), Garth Harmsworth (Landcare Research, New Zealand), Sharon Hausam (Pueblo of Laguna), Michael Hibbard (Oregon), Richard Howitt (Macquarie), Ted Jojola (New Mexico), Tanira Kingi (AgResearch, New Zealand), Marcus Lane (Griffith), Rebecca Lawrence (Umea), Gaim Lunkapis (Malaysia Sabah), Laura Mannell (Planning Consultant, Canada), Hirini Matunga (Lincoln University, New Zealand), Deborah McGregor (Toronto), Oscar Montes de Oca (AgResearch, New Zealand), Samantha Muller (Flinders), David Natcher (Saskatchewan), Frank Palermo (Dalhousie), Robert Patrick (Saskatchewan), Craig Pauling (Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu), Kurt Peters (Oregon State), Libby Porter (Monash), Andrea Procter (Memorial), Sarah Prout (Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, Australia), Catherine Robinson (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia), Shadrach Rolleston (Planning Consultant, New Zealand), Leonie Sandercock (British Columbia), Crispin Smith (Planning Consultant, Canada), Sandie Suchet-Pearson (Macquarie), Siri Veland (Brown), Ryan Walker (Saskatchewan), Liz Wedderburn (AgResearch, New Zealand).
Volumes for 2012- contain only executive summaries of articles.
|Author||: Paul F. Boulos,Kevin E. Lansey,Bryan W. Karney|
|Publisher||: American Water Works Association|
|Release Date||: 2006|
|Pages||: 490 pages|