"Very easy to understand and follow, even for complicated applications . . . this book will be a significant addition to the library of individuals who are practicing in the field of geohydrology." -Professor M. M. Aral, Georgia Institute of Technology
"A valuable source of information for every student and practitioner of quantitative hydrogeology. I commend Dr. Batu for the thorough research and dedicated effort that went into the preparation of this book." -Stavros S. Papadopulos, Chairman, S. S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.
This book offers the most detailed and comprehensive coverage available of aquifer hydraulics, testing, and analysis for a wide range of aquifer and well types under differing conditions. It presents the theoretical foundations and limitations of existing analytical models for each ground water system, along with an in-depth examination of hydrogeologic data analysis methods. Translating theory into practice, detailed examples illustrate the real-world application of well test techniques-an invaluable aid to readers in the design, execution, and analysis of their own field tests.
With an accompanying computer disk packed with data analysis programs, Aquifer Hydraulics is an essential tool for practicing and aspiring hydrogeologists, environmental engineers, and others involved in aquifer evaluation and protection.
This comprehensive text provides the reader with both a detailed reference and a unified course on wastewater treatment. Aimed at scientists and engineers, it deals with the environmental and biological aspects of wastewater treatment and sludge disposal.
The book starts by examining the nature of wastewaters and how they are oxidized in the natural environment. An introductory chapter deals with wastewater treatment systems and examines how natural principles have been harnessed by man to treat his own waste in specialist reactors. The role of organisms is considered by looking at kinetics, metabolism and the different types of micro-organisms involved. All the major biological process groups are examined in detail, in highly referenced chapters; they include fixed film reactors, activated sludge, stabilization ponds, anaerobic systems and vegetative processes. Sludge treatment and disposal is examined with particular reference to the environmental problems associated with the various disposal routes. A comprehensive chapter on public health looks at the important waterborne organisms associated with disease, as well as removal processes within treatment systems. Biotechnology has had an enormous impact on wastewater treatment at every level, and this is explored in terms of resource reuse, biological conversion processes and environmental protection. Finally, there is a short concluding chapter that looks at the sustainability of waste water treatment. The text is fully illustrated and supported by over 3000 references
El negocio del agua. Orígenes del agua. Suministro de agua: Cómo se realiza. Problemas con los recursos. Problemas surgidos del tratamiento del agua. Problemas surgidos en los sistemas de distribución. Problemas en los sistemas de cañerías. Alternativas al agua corriente. El agua que bebemos. Apéndices: Principales pesticidas y sus problemas de degradación con sus límites relativos de toxicidad en el agua potable. El porcentaje de zonas de suministro de aguas que no cumplen los PCV o los PCV relajados para pesticidas con el porcentaje de determinaciones que exceden los límites permitidos.
La creciente escasez de agua, los conflictos en torno a este recurso y la degradación ambiental son algunos de los rasgos que caracterizan la crisis mundial del agua. El derecho de aguas de Chile parecía en principio una buena alternativa a las políticas tradicionales. El modelo chileno, puesto en marcha en 1981, es el principal ejemplo de un enfoque de libre mercado aplicado al derecho de aguas y a la gestión de los recursos hídricos.
Este libro es un análisis interdisciplinario que cobina el derecho, la economía política la geografía. El autor sitúa el modelo chileno de dercho de aguas en el contexto internacional haciendo un repaso del debate actual en tono a la economía del agua y la reforma de las políticas hidrológicas. Presenta el debate sobre la reforma de la legislación tras el regreso de Chile al gobierno democrático en 1990, aí como diversas opiniones sobre cómo han funcionado los mercados de agua en la práctica. El resultado es un libro que proporciona claves para entender mejor el derecho, la economía y las políticas públicas en Chile, y lecciones para aquellos países que se enfrentan al reto de reformar sus políticas hidrológicas.
The aim of CARE-W was to support European water companies in their decisions on upgrading their water supply. The system has been developed for and tested by cities representing all parts of Europe.
CARE-W consists of software dealing with fundamental instruments for estimating the current and future condition of water networks, including tools to assess performance indicators (PI), to predict pipe failures (FAIL) and to calculate water supply reliability (REL). Based on the results of these tools, long-term investment needs are estimated (LTP tool) as well as annual rehabilitation projects selected and ranked (ARP tool). The tools are operated jointly within the ‘CARE-W Manager’, which also contains facilities for using pipe network databases, geographical information systems (GIS) and input/output routines. The results from using the procedures are presented by reports, in tables and graphically
Integrated urban water management relies on data allowing us to analyse, understand and predict the behaviour of the individual water cycle components and their interactions. The concomitant monitoring of the complex of urban water system elements makes it possible to grasp the entirety of relations among the various components of the urban water cycle and so develop a holistic approach to solving urban water problems.
Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Managements – issuing from UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme project on this topic – is geared towards improving integrated urban water management by providing guidance on the collection, validation, storage, assessment and utilization of the relevant data. The first part of this volume describes general principles for developing a monitoring programme in support of sustainable urban water management. The second part examines in detail the monitoring of individual water cycle components. Two case studies in the final part illustrating attempts to deliver an integrated monitoring system help demonstrate the fundamental principles of sustainable urban water management elaborated here.
Shows how to detect, analyze, and control disinfection byproducts in
water. Presents basic chemistry of how DBPs are formed in water
systemso Discusses inorganic DBPs, such as bromate and chlorite.
Furnishes techniques for laboratoryanalysis . Reviews information
resources for disinfection byproducts,
The Egypt Water Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects, including desalination, storage, transportation and network expansion. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes, GDP growth and the background macroeconomic and socio-demographic outlook on future demand and supply growth, and features competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)’s 5-year industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Egypt.
BMI’s Egypt Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Egypt.
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Pensada como primera aproximación al tema, esta publicación pretende contribuir con elementos nuevos al análisis de los usos sociales del agua y su relación con los modos de vida actuales. Otra de sus funciones es la de ser utilizada como herramienta de trabajo para educadores y alumnos.