Water Quality

Water Quality
  • Author : Vladimir Novotny
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 892
  • Relase : 2002-11-08
  • ISBN : 0471396338

Water Quality Book Review:

Provides all new material on urban, industrial, and highway pollution, as well as on management and restoration of streams, lakes, and watershed management techniques. * Includes revised chapters on agricultural diffuse pollution; control of urban, highway, and industrial diffuse pollution; and wetlands considerations. * All regulatory data is up to date, with new material provided on judicial law based on significant decisions made in recent years.

Diffuse Pollution

Diffuse Pollution
  • Author : N. Campbell,Brian D'Arcy,A. Frost,Vladimir Novotny,A. Sansom
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Pages : 337
  • Relase : 2005-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781900222532

Diffuse Pollution Book Review:

Diffuse (non-point source) pollution is increasingly being recognised as a major source of water quality problems in both surface and ground water. Indeed, as pollution resulting from point sources is reduced by the efforts of regulators, diffuse sources frequently remain as the dominant source of pollution. The book is an introductory text covering the nature, causes and the significance of diffuse pollution of both urban and rural origin. Best management practices to tackle the problems are examined as are the ways in which the adoption of such practices may be brought about. Use is made of case studies from several countries to examine the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches. Diffuse Pollution covers both urban and rural sources. Urban sources include run-off from impermeable surfaces of roads, industrial areas and housing which may be contaminated by hydrocarbons, heavy metals, organic chemicals and other undesirable substances. Rural sources include water containing pollutants arising from agriculture and forestry such as plant nutrients, pesticides, microbes and soil itself. This concise book will prove useful to practitioners in the field of pollution control both in an urban and a rural environment, to regulators, to researchers new to the field, and to academics and students. An extensive reference section aids the reader in exploring the subject further. Contents Diffuse pollution A Best Practice Approach An Introduction to BMPs for built environments Managing diffuse pollution from urban sources - a survey of best practice experience Rural BMPs Rural best practice experience Regulation, Economic instruments, and Education for controlling diffuse pollution Sustainability Full Contents List (439KB)

Diffuse Pollution of Water Resources

Diffuse Pollution of Water Resources
  • Author : Roumiana Hranova
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2006-01-16
  • ISBN : 9780203088524

Diffuse Pollution of Water Resources Book Review:

Diffuse pollution of water resources has a multi-disciplinary dimension and the measures to prevent and control it are closely inter-related to the development patterns and societal habits of the region. This book aims to bridge the gaps between different specialists working in the field and to present an integrated approach for the solution of diffuse pollution problems. It focuses on cases specific to developing countries and emphasizes the need to pursue environmentally-sustainable development patterns. Basic principles, definitions and approaches are presented, enabling a common language and understanding among professionals in the field. Numerous case studies from the region, mainly related to urban sources of diffuse pollution, are included. They could be regarded as typical for any developing country, suggesting tools and methods to assess and evaluate the extent of diffuse pollution problems. The book is valuable as a supplementary text for undergraduate and postgraduate students whose studies include a component of water resources and environmental engineering and management, including degree courses in Environmental, Civil and Chemical Engineering, Soil Science, Environmental Sciences and Public Health related sciences. It is also a valuable guide for professionals and managers working in the field of Water Resources and Environmental protection.

Diffuse/Non-point Pollution and Watershed Management

Diffuse/Non-point Pollution and Watershed Management
  • Author : M. Burkart,Ralph Heath
  • Publisher : International Water Assn
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2002-05-31
  • ISBN : UVA:X004620713

Diffuse/Non-point Pollution and Watershed Management Book Review:

Over the last quarter of the twentieth century diffuse pollution emerged as a major problem worldwide. In developed countries it was frequently found that after massive spending on abatement of point source pollution, receiving water bodies had not improved, while in developing countries, as a result of population growth and migration, urbanization with inadequate sanitation, land use changes, deforestation, and other factors added to untreated point-source pollution to place unprecedented burdens on the natural ecosystems and on water resources. Newer more holistic strategies are being developed, incorporating innovative technologies, economic and regulatory tools, basin-wide planning, and citizens? initiatives. From a very large programme with a genuinely global perspective, 41 papers have been selected for these proceedings. They fall under the following topics: nutrient pollution from agricultural systems; solutions to nutrient and sediment pollution from agriculture; agricultural pesticide pollution; modelling technology for agricultural pollution management; lake loading and eutrophication; water quality monitoring; economic, social and policy issues; urban pollution and solutions; and integrated modelling technology.

Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management

Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management
  • Author : Vladimir Novotny
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2020-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781119593690

Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management Book Review:

A guide for urban areas to achieve sustainability by recovering water, energy, and solids Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management presents an integrated and sustainable system of urban water, used (waste) water, and waste solids management that would save and protect water quality, recover energy and other resources from used water and waste solids including plastics, and minimize or eliminate the need for landfills. The author—a noted expert on the topic—explains how to accomplish sustainability with drainage infrastructures connected to receiving waters that protect or mimic nature and are resilient to natural and anthropogenic stresses, including extreme events. The book shows how to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses to net zero level through water conservation, recycling, and generating blue and green energy from waste by emerging emission free technologies while simultaneously installing solar power on houses and wind power in communities. Water conservation and stormwater capture can provide good water quality for diverse applications from natural and reclaimed water to blue and green energy and other resources for use by present and future generations. This important book: Considers municipal solid waste as an ongoing source of energy and resources that will eliminate the need for landfills and can be processed along with used water Presents an integrated approach to urban sustainability Offers an approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by communities to net zero Written for students, urban planners, managers, and waste management professionals, Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management is a must-have guide for achieving sustainable integrated water, energy, and resource recovery in urban areas.

Integrated Watershed Management

Integrated Watershed Management
  • Author : Isobel W. Heathcote
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 465
  • Relase : 2009-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780470376256

Integrated Watershed Management Book Review:

An integrated framework for water resources management It has been said that "water is the next oil." A strong global consensus has begun to develop that effective water management must start at the watershed level, and that water management actions must be taken in the context of watersheds, and the human communities in them. Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice, Second Edition presents a flexible, integrated framework for watershed management that addresses the biophysical, social, and economic issues affecting water resources and their use. Comprehensive in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, it equips readers with the necessary tools and techniques to develop sound watershed management policy and practice—from problem definition and goal setting to selecting management strategies and procedures for monitoring implementation. Ten years of practice have demonstrated that the core concepts presented in the first edition of this book remain true and important. This Second Edition is fully updated to reflect current practice and recent experience in watershed management, including: New coverage of strategies for the selection and evaluation of public engagement processes Sampling, data management, and computer simulation technologies Recent legislative changes International watershed issues Many new case studies Water resources planning and management is not just a technical challenge; it is also a social challenge, and an opportunity. It is, ultimately, a framework for human societies to shape, protect, and improve the environment in which they live. Providing a rational framework for the development of water resources management strategies, Integrated Watershed Management, Second Edition is a one-stop resource for upper-level students and professionals in environmental science, natural resource management, and environmental engineering.

Assessing the TMDL Approach to Water Quality Management

Assessing the TMDL Approach to Water Quality Management
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee to Assess the Scientific Basis of the Total Maximum Daily Load Approach to Water Pollution Reduction
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 121
  • Relase : 2001-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780309075794

Assessing the TMDL Approach to Water Quality Management Book Review:

Over the last 30 years, water quality management in the United States has been driven by the control of point sources of pollution and the use of effluent-based water quality standards. Under this paradigm, the quality of the nation's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, groundwater, and coastal waters has generally improved as wastewater treatment plants and industrial dischargers (point sources) have responded to regulations promulgated under authority of the 1972 Clean Water Act. These regulations have required dischargers to comply with effluent-based standards for criteria pollutants, as specified in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued by the states and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Although successful, the NPDES program has not achieved the nation's water quality goals of "fishable and swimmable" waters largely because discharges from other unregulated nonpoint sources of pollution have not been as successfully controlled. Today, pollutants such as nutrients and sediment, which are often associated with nonpoint sources and were not considered criteria pollutants in the Clean Water Act, are jeopardizing water quality, as are habitat destruction, changes in flow regimes, and introduction of exotic species. This array of challenges has shifted the focus of water quality management from effluent-based to ambient- based water quality standards. Given the most recent lists of impaired waters submitted to EPA, there are about 21,000 polluted river segments, lakes, and estuaries making up over 300,000 river and shore miles and 5 million lake acres. The number of TMDLs required for these impaired waters is greater than 40,000. Under the 1992 EPA guidance or the terms of lawsuit settlements, most states are required to meet an 8- to 13-year deadline for completion of TMDLs. Budget requirements for the program are staggering as well, with most states claiming that they do not have the personnel and financial resources necessary to assess the condition of their waters, to list waters on 303d, and to develop TMDLs. A March 2000 report of the General Accounting Office (GAO) highlighted the pervasive lack of data at the state level available to set water quality standards, to determine what waters are impaired, and to develop TMDLs. This report represents the consensus opinion of the eight-member NRC committee assembled to complete this task. The committee met three times during a three-month period and heard the testimony of over 40 interested organizations and stakeholder groups. The NRC committee feels that the data and science have progressed sufficiently over the past 35 years to support the nation's return to ambient-based water quality management. Given reasonable expectations for data availability and the inevitable limits on our conceptual understanding of complex systems, statements about the science behind water quality management must be made with acknowledgment of uncertainties. This report explains that there are creative ways to accommodate this uncertainty while moving forward in addressing the nation's water quality challenges.

River Basin Management

River Basin Management
  • Author : John Lawson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2021-05-30
  • ISBN : 9781000445435

River Basin Management Book Review:

River Basin Management is a collection of papers presented at a conference on implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, held in Budapest in May 2005. The Water Framework Directive requires progressive protection and enhancement to rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters and wetlands by the year 2015. At the heart of this major new piece of legislation is the requirement for all EU member states to prepare river basin management plans for all river basin catchments, providing the basis for coordinated improvements to water management, leading to better water quality and sustainable aquatic environments in lakes and rivers. The papers cover a wide range of topics including pilot studies for the development of river basin management plans, public participation in the planning process, water quality monitoring, modeling and analysis, identifying and addressing pollution and meeting environmental objectives. The book presents an array of experience from eighteen European countries in the implementation of the EU’s most far reaching environmental legislation. It is an invaluable source of information and ideas for the widespread preparation of river basin management plans now starting throughout Europe.

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management
  • Author : Robert C. Ferrier,Alan Jenkins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2009-09-11
  • ISBN : 1444307681

Handbook of Catchment Management Book Review:

This book addresses the fundamental requirement for aninterdisciplinary catchment based approach to managing andprotecting water resources that crucially includes anunderstanding of land use and its management. In thisapproach the hydrological cycle links mountains to the sea, andecosystems in rivers, groundwaters, lakes, wetlands, estuaries andcoasts forming an essential continuum directly influenced by humanactivity. The book provides a synthesis of current and future thinking incatchment management, and shows how the specific problems thatarise in water use policy can be addressed within the context of anintegrated approach to management. The book is written for advancedstudents, researchers, fellow academics and water sectorprofessionals such as planners and regulators. The intention is tohighlight examples and case studies that have resonance not onlywithin natural sciences and engineering but with academicsin other fields such as socio-economics, law and policy.

Water Resources

Water Resources
  • Author : Joseph Holden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781134614677

Water Resources Book Review:

The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at the same time protecting vulnerable ecosystems from disaster. Water Resources: An Integrated Approach provides students with a comprehensive overview of both natural and socio-economic processes associated with water. The book contains chapters written by 20 specialist contributors, providing expert depth of coverage to topics. The text guides the reader through the topic of water starting with its unique properties and moving through environmental processes and human impacts upon them including the changing water cycle, water movement in river basins, water quality, groundwater and aquatic ecosystems. The book then covers management strategies for water resources, water treatment and re-use, and the role of water in human health before covering water economics and water conflict. The text concludes with a chapter that examines new concepts such as virtual water that help us understand current and future water resource use and availability across interconnected local and global scales. This book provides a novel interdisciplinary approach to water in a changing world, from an environmental change perspective and inter-related social, political and economic dimensions. It includes global examples from both the developing and developed world. Each chapter is supplemented with boxed case studies, end of chapter questions, and further reading, as well as a glossary of terms. The text is richly illustrated throughout with over 150 full colour diagrams and photos.

HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
  • Author : K. Ramamohan Reddy,B. Venkateswara Rao,C. Sarala
  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Pages : 1312
  • Relase : 2014-10-20
  • ISBN : 9788184249521

HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT Book Review:

The Proceeding contains the following sections: i) Groundwater Exploration and Exploitation; (ii) RS&GIS Applications in Water Resources; (iii) Watershed Management: Hydrological, Socio-Economic and Cultural Models; (iv) Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies; (v) Rainwater Harvesting and Rural and Urban Water Supplies; (vi) Floods, Reservoir Sedimentation and Seawater Intrusion; (vii) Water Quality, Pollution and Environment; (viii) Irrigation Management; (ix) Water Logging and Water Productivity in Agriculture; (x) Groundwater Quality; (xi) Hydrologic Parameter Estimation and Modelling; (xii) Climate Change, Water, Food and Environmental Security; (xiii) Groundwater Recharge and Modelling; (xiv) Computational Methods in Hydrology; (xv) Soil and Water Conservation Technologies.

Cities of the Future

Cities of the Future
  • Author : Vladimir Novotny,Paul Brown
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Pages : 458
  • Relase : 2007-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781843391364

Cities of the Future Book Review:

This book is developed from and includes the presentations of leading international experts and scholars in the 12-14 July, 2006 Wingspread Workshop. With urban waters as a focal point, this book will explore the links between urban water quality and hydrology, and the broader concepts of green cities and smart growth. It also addresses legal and social barriers to urban ecological sustainability and proposes practical ways to overcome those barriers. Cities of the Future features chapters containing visionary concepts on how to ensure that cities and their water resources become ecologically sustainable and are able to provide clean water for all beneficial uses. The book links North American and Worldwide experience and approaches. The book is primarily a professional reference aimed at a wide interdisciplinary audience, including universities, consultants, environmental advocacy groups and legal environmental professionals.

Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems

Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems
  • Author : David A. Chin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 629
  • Relase : 2006-05-19
  • ISBN : 9780471784548

Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems Book Review:

FOCUSING ON CONTAMINANT FATE AND TRANSPORT, DESIGN OF ENVIRONMENTAL-CONTROL SYSTEMS, AND REGULATORY CONSTRAINTS This textbook details the fundamental equations that describe the fate and transport of contaminantsin the water environment. The application of these fundamental equations to the design of environmental-control systems and methodologies for assessing the impact of contaminant discharges into rivers, lakes, wetlands, ground water, and oceans are all covered. Readers learn to assess how much waste can be safely assimilatedinto a water body by developing a solid understanding of the relationship between the type of pollutant discharged, the characteristics of the receiving water, and physical, chemical, and biological impacts. In cases of surface runoff from urban and agricultural watersheds, quantitative relationships between the quality of surface runoff and the characteristics of contaminant sources located within the watersheds are presented. Some of the text's distinguishing features include its emphasis on the engineering design of systems that control the fate and transport of contaminants in the water environment, the design of remediation systems, and regulatory constraints. Particular attention is given to use-attainability analyses and the estimation of total maximum daily loads, both of which are essential components of water-quality control in natural systems. Readers are provided with a thorough explanation of the complex set of laws and regulations governing water-quality control in the United States. Proven as an effective textbook in several offerings of the author's class "Water Quality Control in Natural Systems," the flow of the text is carefully structured to facilitate learning. Moreover, a number of practical pedagogical tools are offered: * Practical examples used throughout the text illustrate the effects of controlling the quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of contaminant discharges into the environment * End-of-chapter problems, and an accompanying solutions manual, help readers assess their grasp of each topic as they progress through the text * Several appendices with useful reference material are provided, including current U.S. Water Quality Standards * Detailed bibliography guides readers to additional resources to explore particular topics in greater depth With its emphasis on contaminant fate and transport and design of environmental-control systems, this text is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in environmental and civil engineering programs.Environmental scientists and practicing environmental/civil engineers will also find the text relevant and useful.

Water Science and Technology

Water Science and Technology
  • Author : Nicholas Gray
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 680
  • Relase : 2017-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781351817868

Water Science and Technology Book Review:

Water has become one of the most important issues of our time intertwined with global warming and population expansion. The management of water supplies and the conservation of water resources remains one of the most challenging yet exciting issues of our time. Water and wastewater treatment technologies are constantly evolving creating an increasingly sustainable industry that is one of the world's largest and most interdisciplinary sectors, employing chemists, microbiologists, botanists, zoologists as well as engineers, computer specialists and a range of different management professionals. This accessible student textbook introduces the reader to the key concepts of water science and technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water treatment and supply, wastewater treatment and integrated catchment management. This fourth edition is extensively changed throughout, with new coverage of the effects of climate change, environmental assessment, sustainability and the threat to biodiversity. The text serves as a primer for both undergraduate and graduate students in either science or engineering who have an interested in freshwater biology/hydrobiology or environmental engineering. It is also useful as a unified transitional course for those who want to span the traditional areas of engineering, biology, chemistry, microbiology or business. Professionals and consultants will also find the book a useful reference.

OECD Studies on Water Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters Emerging Policy Solutions

OECD Studies on Water Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters Emerging Policy Solutions
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2017-03-22
  • ISBN : 9789264269064

OECD Studies on Water Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters Emerging Policy Solutions Book Review:

After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration....

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 3120
  • Relase : 2014-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780080914565

Encyclopedia of Ecology Book Review:

The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Water and Urban Development Paradigms

Water and Urban Development Paradigms
  • Author : Jan Feyen,Kelly Shannon,Matthew Neville
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 712
  • Relase : 2008-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780203884102

Water and Urban Development Paradigms Book Review:

Communication across and integration of disciplines in the urban-water sector seems today more imperative than ever before. Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management - has always been a

Water Quality

Water Quality
  • Author : Vladimir Novotny,Harvey Olem
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1054
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822020603007

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Water Quality

Water Quality
  • Author : Voudouris,Dimitra Voutsa
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 618
  • Relase : 2012-04-05
  • ISBN : 9789535104865

Water Quality Book Review:

The book attempts to covers the main fields of water quality issues presenting case studies in various countries concerning the physicochemical characteristics of surface and groundwaters and possible pollution sources as well as methods and tools for the evaluation of water quality status. This book is divided into two sections: Statistical Analysis of Water Quality Data;Water Quality Monitoring Studies.

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
  • Author : Katalin Gruiz,Tamas Meggyes,Eva Fenyvesi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 478
  • Relase : 2014-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781315778785

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management Book Review:

This is the first volume of the five-volume book seriesEngineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management dealing with the following topics: types and management of environmental deterioration, particularly pollution; environmental toxicology as a versatile tool in monitoring and risk management; risk assessment of chemical substances and c