Water resources for the built environment : management issues and solutions / edited by Colin A. Booth, Susanne M. Charlesworth.
Contributor(s): Booth, Colin (Colin A.) [editor.] | Charlesworth, Susanne [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118809099; 1118809092; 9781118809112; 1118809114; 9781118809167; 1118809165; 0470670916; 9780470670910; 9781306532921; 1306532922.Subject(s): Water resources development | Watershed management | Water-supply | Flood control | City planning | Sustainable construction | Water resources development | Water-supply | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General | City planning | Flood control | Water resources development | Water-supply | Watershed managementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Water resources for the built environment.DDC classification: 333.91 Other classification: TEC010000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"Water management is a key environmental issue in controlling of floods and reducing droughts. This book provides analysis of the main issues, offering solutions and describing good practice. Water Resources for the Built Environment: management issues and solutions develops an appreciation of the diverse, complex and current themes of the water resources debate across the built environment, urban development and management continuum. The integration of physical and environmental sciences, combined with social, economic and political sciences, provide a unique resource, useful to policy experts, scientists, engineers and subject enthusiasts. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, water resources issues and impacts on the built environment are presented in the inventive and strategic setting of considering the constraints of delivering potable water to an ever-demanding society who, at the same time, are increasingly aware of living in an urban landscape where excessive surface water creates a flood threatened environment - hence, the need to portray a balance between 'too little vs. too much'. This unique approach to the water resources debate presents a multifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporary concomitant issues of water shortage and urban flooding and proffers solutions specifically for the built environment. The book is structured into three parts: the first part (Sections 2, 3 and 4) addresses management issues and solutions to minimise water shortages and provide water security for society; whilst the second part of the book (Sections 5 and 6) addresses management issues and solutions to control excessive rainfall and minimise flooding impacts. The third part (Section 7) contextualises the issues of the earlier sections within international case studies from the developing world"-- Provided by publisher.
"Demonstrates the benefits of interdisciplinary approaches to flood risk management"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Water Resources in the Built Environment: Management Issues and Solutions; Copyright; Contents; About the Editors; Contributors; Section 1 Introduction to the Book; 1 Water Resources : Balancing too Little Versus too Much; 1.1Introduction; 1.2Too Little Versus too Much; 1.3Structure of the Book; 1.4Conclusions; References; Section 2 Water Demand, Policy and Cost; 2 Meeting Demand: Water Strategy, Policy and Legislation; 2.1Introduction; 2.2 Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Managing the Water Resources; 2.3Water Management and Conservation for the Future; 2.4Conclusions; References.
3 Water Privatisation and Regulation: The UK Experience3.1Introduction; 3.2 The First Country to Fully Privatise its Water and Sewerage Business; 3.3Water Privatisation and Structure; 3.4The Water Industry and the Domestic Market; 3.5The Water Industry and the Market for Business Customers; 3.6Conclusions; References; 4 Urban Water Economics; 4.1Introduction; 4.2Externalities; 4.3Pollution Control (of Water Resources at a Market or Zero Price); 4.4Natural Resource Economics and Water; 4.5Resource Valuation and Measurement; 4.6International Issues and Development in Water; 4.7Conclusions.
6.2Conventional Approach6.3Hydropower; 6.4Micro and Small Hydros; 6.5Other Factors; 6.6Conclusions; References; 7 Water Quality and Treatment; 7.1Introduction; 7.2Water Quality; 7.3Drinking Water Safety Plans; 7.4Urban Growth and Water Demand; 7.5Conclusions; References; 8 Desalination; 8.1Introduction; 8.2Desalination Technologies; 8.3Developing Technologies; 8.4Economics of Desalination; 8.5Small and Domestic Scale Desalination Plants; 8.6Environmental Impacts; 8.7Renewable Energy Sources and Desalination; 8.8The Future of Desalination and Sustainable Water Supplies.
8.9Case Study: The Thames Water Desalination Plant8.10Conclusions; References; 9 Delivering and Designing for Potable Water in Buildings; 9.1Introduction; 9.2Regulating Water Supply; 9.3Water Supply to Domestic Low-Rise Buildings; 9.4 Water Supply to Medium and High-Rise Buildings (or Those with Insufficient Mains Pressure); 9.5Pipe Sizing and Flow Rate Design in Buildings; 9.6Pipework Maintenance Issues; 9.7Future Issues; References; Section 4 Water Conservation Strategies; 10 Water Neutrality -- An Overview; 10.1Introduction; 10.2Defining Water Neutrality.