Water Contamination Emergencies

Monitoring, Understanding and Acting

Author: Kenneth Clive Thompson,Ulrich Borchers

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 184973156X

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 4541

This book is the proceedings of the International Conference on Water Contamination Emergencies: Monitoring, Understanding, Acting held in October 2010. The fourth in a series of conference proceedings, this book develops themes from three previous, highly successful Water Contamination Emergencies conferences in addition to dealing specifically with four new principle themes: monitoring, understanding, acting and lessons learned. With contributions from leading scientists and experts in academia and industry it offers a truly international perspective on our ability to deal with water contamination emergencies. Emphasis is given to prevention, strategy and unusual emergency incident situations relating to drinking water. This book should appeal to public health professionals, water companies, regulators, risk and business continuity managers, emergency planners, local authorities, service and support providers, disaster recovery specialists, water security experts, water distribution modellers, and all experts involved in emergency planning and response.

Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

Microbiological Agents in Drinking Water. Addendum

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545358

Category: Medical

Page: 142

View: 8008

Annotation This addendum to the second edition of the contains reviews of five types of pathogens that occur widely in water, summarizing current knowledge on transmission, attenuation, and removal of individual pathogens. These documents supersede, and are more comprehensive than, those previously published in vols. 1 and 2 of the . There is no subject index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 6092

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

The Washington Manual of Pediatrics

Author: Susan M. Dusenbery,Andrew White

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781785761

Category: Medical

Page: 525

View: 1694

Ideal for residents, interns, and medical students, The Washington Manual® of Pediatrics provides concise rapid-access information to be used while on call, in a critical care setting, in the emergency unit, and in subspecialty outpatient clinics. Organized by organ system, the book outlines established approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of common inpatient pediatric problems. It includes ample tables, algorithms, and evidence-based references, plus full-color dermatology and infectious disease sections, a formulary, and pocket cards for quick reference. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, quarterly drug updates, and an image bank of dermatology and infectious disease photos. The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

Water Treatment and Pathogen Control

Process Efficiency in Achieving Safe Drinking-water

Author: LeChevallier M.W.,Kwok-Keung A.

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241562552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 7874

Annotation This publication provides a critical analysis of the literature on removal and inactivation of pathogenic microbes in water to aid the water quality specialist and design engineer in making decisions regarding microbial water quality.

Global Issues in Water, Sanitation, and Health:

Workshop Summary

Author: Forum on Microbial Threats,Board on Global Health,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309138728

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 4083

As the human population grows--tripling in the past century while, simultaneously, quadrupling its demand for water--Earth's finite freshwater supplies are increasingly strained, and also increasingly contaminated by domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastes. Today, approximately one-third of the world's population lives in areas with scarce water resources. Nearly one billion people currently lack access to an adequate water supply, and more than twice as many lack access to basic sanitation services. It is projected that by 2025 water scarcity will affect nearly two-thirds of all people on the planet. Recognizing that water availability, water quality, and sanitation are fundamental issues underlying infectious disease emergence and spread, the Institute of Medicine held a two-day public workshop, summarized in this volume. Through invited presentations and discussions, participants explored global and local connections between water, sanitation, and health; the spectrum of water-related disease transmission processes as they inform intervention design; lessons learned from water-related disease outbreaks; vulnerabilities in water and sanitation infrastructure in both industrialized and developing countries; and opportunities to improve water and sanitation infrastructure so as to reduce the risk of water-related infectious disease.

Emergency Sanitation

Assessment and Programme Design

Author: Peter Harvey,Sohrab Baghri,Bob Reed

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 1843800055

Category: Emergency management

Page: 358

View: 3440

Includes statistics.

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 4060/S. 2138, an Act Making Appropriations for Energy and Water Development for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1999, and for Other Purposes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Energy development

Page: 607

View: 5975


Groundwater Quality

Author: Harriet Nash,G.J. McCall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0412586207

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 3080

Groundwater quality monitoring and testing is of paramount importance both in the developed and developing world. This book presents a series of papers illustrating the varied nature of current research into groundwater quality. Urban and rural supplies are covered through a case history approach, and the importance of remedial action to prevent deterioration is emphasized.

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 2329

"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.

Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters

A Practical Guide

Author: Benjamin Wisner,John Adams

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545410

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 8349

Distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. Draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits. The volume is intended for practitioners, as well as for policy makers and researchers, and thus covers both general and technical aspects of environmental health.

Water Quality Surveillance

A Practical Guide

Author: Guy Howard

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 1843800039

Category: Water quality

Page: 53

View: 9264

This guide is designed to help staff who undertake surveillance and monitoring of water supplies in developing countries. It provides simple information on how data may be collected and explains the use of equipment and inspection techniques. It also provides example forms that can be easily photocopied, guidance on how monitoring data can be used to improve water supplies and water handling, and how reporting of information can be used to initiate dialogue with communities.

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Joint Publication 1-02)

Author: Joint Chiefs of Staff,Office Secretary of Defense,U. S. Department of Defense

Publisher: Military Bookshop

ISBN: 9781782666066

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 5327

The Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. This edition of JP 1-02 has been published in two basic parts: A. Terms and definitions. These are annotated with the source publication. B. Abbreviations and acronyms. The source publication establishes the authoritative context for proper understanding and management of the associated term.