Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition

Author: Neil S. Grigg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439881847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 365

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Urban water services are building blocks for healthy cities, and they require complex and expensive infrastructure systems. Most of the infrastructure is out of sight and tends to be taken for granted, but an infrastructure financing crisis looms in the United States because the systems are aging and falling behind on maintenance. A road map for public works and utility professionals, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition provides clear and practical guidance for life-cycle management of water infrastructure systems. Grounded in solid engineering and business principles, the book explains how to plan, budget, design, construct, and manage the physical infrastructure of urban water systems. It blends knowledge from management fields such as facilities, finance, and maintenance with information about the unique technical attributes of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Addresses how to make a business case for infrastructure funding Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date methods for capital improvement planning and budgeting Outlines the latest developments in infrastructure asset management Identifies cutting-edge developments in information technology applied to infrastructure management Presents a realistic view of how risk management is applied to urban water infrastructure settings Explains the latest maintenance and operations methods for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems The author describes current thinking on best management practices and topics such as asset management, vulnerability assessment, and total quality management of infrastructure systems. Expanded and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in infrastructure management over the past ten years. Useful as a reference and a professional development guide, this unique book offers tools to help you lower costs and mitigate the rate shocks associated with managing infrastructure for growth, deterioration, and regulatory requirements. What’s New in This Edition The latest infrastructure management and maintenance technologies Information on the inventories of systems and the configuration of infrastructure New design and construction methods such as building information modeling (BIM) New approaches to rate setting, accounting methods, and cost accounting to help you assess the full cost of infrastructure Advances in SCADA systems Expanded coverage of risk management and disaster preparedness Material on the use of GIS in water and sewer management New laws related to infrastructure, including the U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a distribution system rule

Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition

Author: Waheed Uddin,W. Hudson,Ralph Haas

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071820116

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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"This comprehensive resource provides thorough coverage of the tools and techniques used in planning, building, maintaining, and fixing civil infrastructure. Thoroughly updated throughout, Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition presents the framework and elements of life cycle management of civil infrastructure assets in the context of current practice. The book explains how to achieve the optimal integrated, multi-disciplinary set of strategies (design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation) necessary to manage and sustain modern public physical infrastructure assets. These include: roads and bridges / airports / ports / public utilities / water and wastewater facilities / mass transit systems / hospitals / schools / parks and recreation facilities / sports complexes. The book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the impact of built infrastructure on the environment, social concerns, new technologies and scientific developments, and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters. Covers valuation of infrastructure assets, largely in response to Government Accounting Standards Requirements such as GASB34 in the United States, PSAB3150 in Canada, and similar standards in Australia Addresses the adverse environmental impacts of deteriorating air quality, GHG emissions, excessive noise, and available mitigation strategies Includes specific approaches to sustainability including green methodologies, resource conservation, re-use of materials, renewable energy Financing models for publicly owned infrastructure and for public-private-partnerships (P3s) Addresses online infrastructure (data access, mobile apps, cloud computing) and how these infrastructure services are assessed and provided Adds new and/or updated methodologies on performance measures related to sustainability, security, level of service provisions, safety, institutional effectiveness, preservation of assets and investments, technologies for in-service monitoring, data analysis, prioritization, and decisionsupport and knowledge management "--

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Drawing on the Past to Shape the Future of Marketing

Proceedings of the 2013 World Marketing Congress

Author: Colin Campbell,Junzhao Jonathon Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319241842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 922

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​This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2013 World Marketing Congress held in Melbourne, Australia with the theme Looking Forward, Looking Back: Drawing on the Past to Shape the Future of Marketing. The focus of the conference and the enclosed papers is on marketing thought and practices throughout the world. This volume resents papers on various topics including marketing management, marketing strategy, and consumer behavior. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.​

Stormwater Effects Handbook

A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers

Author: G. Allen Burton, Jr.,Robert Pitt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420036246

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

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A stand-alone working document, Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers assists scientists and regulators in determining when stormwater runoff causes adverse effects in receiving waters. This complicated task requires an integrated assessment approach that focuses on sampling before, during, and after storms. The Handbook supplies assessment strategies, sample testing and collection methods, and includes illustrative figures and tables. The authors introduce an innovative design that can be tailored to address a wide range of environmental concerns, such as: ecological and human health risk assessments, water quality or biological criteria exceedences, use impairment, source identification, trend analysis, determination of best management practices, stormwater quality monitoring for NPDES Phase I and II permits and applications, and total maximum daily load assessments. They provide case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of this approach and the data that can be compiled. Containing reviews of emerging technologies that hold promise for more effective receiving water evaluations, this book gives you detailed information on selecting methods and carrying out comprehensive evaluations. It includes guidance for the experimental design measurements, as well as standard and advanced statistical methods for data evaluations. Despite the complexity of stormwater management, successful and accurate assessments of their impact are possible by following the integrated approaches described in Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.

Wastewater Treatment Plants

Planning, Design, and Operation, Second Edition

Author: Syed R. Qasim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566766883

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1126

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Step-by-step procedures for planning, design, construction and operation: * Health and environment * Process improvements * Stormwater and combined sewer control and treatment * Effluent disposal and reuse * Biosolids disposal and reuse * On-site treatment and disposal of small flows * Wastewater treatment plants should be designed so that the effluent standards and reuse objectives, and biosolids regulations can be met with reasonable ease and cost. The design should incorporate flexibility for dealing with seasonal changes, as well as long-term changes in wastewater quality and future regulations. Good planning and design, therefore, must be based on five major steps: characterization of the raw wastewater quality and effluent, pre-design studies to develop alternative processes and selection of final process train, detailed design of the selected alternative, contraction, and operation and maintenance of the completed facility. Engineers, scientists, and financial analysts must utilize principles from a wide range of disciplines: engineering, chemistry, microbiology, geology, architecture, and economics to carry out the responsibilities of designing a wastewater treatment plant. The objective of this book is to present the technical and nontechnical issues that are most commonly addressed in the planning and design reports for wastewater treatment facilities prepared by practicing engineers. Topics discussed include facility planning, process description, process selection logic, mass balance calculations, design calculations, and concepts for equipment sizing. Theory, design, operation and maintenance, trouble shooting, equipment selection and specifications are integrated for each treatment process. Thus delineation of such information for use by students and practicing engineers is the main purpose of this book.

Urban Storm Water Management

Author: Hormoz Pazwash

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439810361

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

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Covering all elements of the storm water runoff process, Urban Storm Water Management includes numerous examples and case studies to guide practitioners in the design, maintenance, and understanding of runoff systems, erosion control systems, and common design methods and misconceptions. It covers storm water management in practice and in regulation, and reviews shortcomings and suggestions for improvements. It also covers alternative methods such as porous pavements, rain gardens, green roofs and other systems which are becoming increasingly popular and are forming the future of storm water management. Appropriate storm water management and compliance is a necessary, yet costly and involved process. This book provides information, guidelines, and case studies to guide practitioners through all phases of effective structural storm water management. This book covers: All aspects of storm water management—including its impacts on the environment Numerous design procedures and problems with a separate solutions manual Hydrologic and hydraulic calculations involved in the field of storm water management Design and calculation methods required for efficient storm water management Pipe and open channel flow equations, supplemented with charts and tables Various types of nonstructural, source reduction measures Installation methods of drainage and storm water management facilities Urbanization has had a drastic impact on the natural process of storm water runoff; increasing both the peak and the volume of runoff, reducing infiltration, while also degrading water quality. Urban Storm Water Management is a compendium of all matters necessary for the design of efficient drainage and storm water management systems. It includes numerous examples of hydrologic and hydraulic calculations involved in this field. It also contains ample case studies that exemplify the methods and procedures for the design of extended detention basins, infiltration basins, and underground retention/infiltration basins such as chambers and dry wells. Furthermore, the book demonstrates how storm water runoff can be an effective and cost-efficient conservable and reusable resource.

Water and Wastewater Treatment

A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition

Author: Joanne E. Drinan,Frank Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439854017

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Lauded for its engaging, highly readable style, the best-selling first edition became the premier guide for nonengineers involved in water and wastewater treatment operations. Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition continues to provide a simple, nonmathematical account of the unit processes used to treat both drinking water and wastewater. Completely revised and expanded, this second edition adds new material on technological advances, regulatory requirements, and other current issues facing the water and wastewater industries. Using step-by-step, jargon-free language, the authors present all the basic unit processes involved in drinking water and wastewater treatment. They describe each unit process, the function of the process in water or wastewater treatment, and the basic equipment used in each process. They also explain how the processes fit together within a drinking water or wastewater treatment system and discuss the fundamental concepts that constitute water and wastewater treatment processes as a whole. Avoiding mathematics, chemistry, and biology, the book includes numerous illustrations for easy comprehension of concepts and processes. It also contains chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations for quick reference.

Waterborne Pathogens

M48

Author: American Water Works Association

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1583214038

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Updated from the 1999 edition, this manual provides critical information regarding waterborne viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Each pathogen is described along with its health effects, and water treatment techniques for destroying the pathogens. Also covered are cross-connection control, dead-end flushing, and hydrant flushing. This manual is intended for water operators, engineers, water quality personnel and students to learn how to monitor, sample and test waters for pathogens, optimize treatment plant performance and maintain high water quality standards. Updated from the 1999 edition, this manual provides critical information regarding waterborne viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Each pathogen is described along with its health effects, and water treatment techniques for destroying the pathogens. Also covered are cross-connection control, dead-end flushing, and hydrant flushing. This manual is intended for water operators, engineers, water quality personnel and students to learn how to monitor, sample and test waters for pathogens, optimize treatment plant performance and maintain high water quality standards.

Wind Power

Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498148

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense -- from the independent homestead to a grid-connected utility-wide perspective. Heightened concerns about our environment mean that this resurgence of interest in wind -- a natural and widespread power source -- is here to stay. Wind Power is the completely revised and expanded edition of Paul Gipes definitive 1993 book, Wind Power for Home and Business. In addition to expanded sections on gauging wind resources and siting wind turbines, this edition includes new examples and case studies of successful wind systems, international sources for new and used equipment, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.

Guide to Preparing Urban Water-use Efficiency Plans

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211201758

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 106

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This publication is designed to assist those involved in carrying out the task of preparing a water-efficiency plan for a municipal water supply system as well as other experts who are interested in water efficiency. It leads through the process of developing efficiency plans; assessing sources and demands; developing goals; determining the feasibility of efficiency measures; the evaluation of the effectiveness of efficiency measures; financing; and programme implementation

GIS Tools for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems

Author: Uzair M. Shamsi

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 0784470847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

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Data and software are the two most important tools for developing geographic information system (GIS) applications. This book presents a step-by-step approach covering GIS application case studies, examples, and costs associated with hardware, software, data conversion, and implementation. It addresses a broad range of GIS issues, from basic definitions to specific applications, teaching how to utilize GIS tools and implement them in a practical and cost-effective manner in the fields of water, wastewater, and stormwater management. Written in textbook format with stylistic focus on the inductive presentation of examples before principles, this book provides state-of-the-art information about the tools required to develop GIS applications for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. This book is geared for any professional involved in the management and operation of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, as well as civil and environmental project engineers and project managers. With a substantial amount of pictures, diagrams, graphs, and illustrations, this book is also suitable for use in the classroom. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, and ends with a chapter summary and practice problems that can be used as assignments for the student. Product Reviews "This book is a 'must read' for anyone involved in implementing a GIS for a water or wastewater utility... The book is filled with numerous examples of GIS applications in the water industry that are both current and practical. The extensive listings of GIS data, software, and Internet resources will help you build the right kind of GIS for your system" ? John Lucey, Executive Vice President and General Manager, USFiler Engineering & Construction.

AWWA Water Operator Field Guide

Author: Bill Lauer

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1583219048

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Specially designed for in-the-field use, this comprehensive yet compact book will pay for itself over and over in the time you save looking for chemical and mathematic formulas, chemical feed rates, US/metric conversions, pipe and equipment data, operational parameters, construction and installation information, OSHA and USEPA regulations, and much more. More than 20 tables have been updated from the 2004 edition, to reflect information in current AWWA standards and manuals in this new edition. Many example calculations were converted to a more understandable format. Information has also been added on drought, emergency disinfection, membranes, nitrification, fluoridation, external corrosion, backflow prevention, PE pipe, fire flow requirements, sizing service lines and meters, and water audits and loss control, and more. Included is a CD with the checklists which can be printed multiple times along with color photos of the related signage. (Replaces ISBN 9781583213155)

Strategic Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Management

Author: Per-Arne Malmqvist,G. Heinicke,E. Korrman,T. A. Stenstrom,G. Svensson

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1843391058

Category: Science

Page: 284

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The strategic planning of urban water systems is a complex task. The Urban Water programme covered projects from various disciplines at 9 Swedish Universities, from 1999 to 2006. The projects developed a "toolbox" for strategic planning of drinking-, waste- and stormwater management, covering aspects such as the environment, health and hygiene, financing, organisation, households, and technical function. Strategic Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Management synthesises the results and presents a comprehensive approach, which includes not only the technical, economic and environmental aspects, but also the challenges of institutional capacity and public participation in the planning process. Furthermore, the experience from a number of case studies are summarised and can offer readers inspiration for their own planning situations.

Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media

Author: Daniel K. Nix,John Scott Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781625762931

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This manual provides step-by-step instructions for performing granular filter tests in water treatment plants. The procedures are thorough, easy to follow, and require a minimum of time and equipment to complete.

Urban Water Infrastructure

Author: K.E. Schilling,Eric Porter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400905599

Category: Science

Page: 328

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URBAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE NATO ADVANCED RESEARCH WORKSHOP SUMMARY 22-27 JUNE 1989 KYLE E SCHILLING P E Workshop Director The Workshop was based on the recognition that all NATO countries are concerned with similar water infrastructure issues. Present problems are aggravated by aging and neglected facilities, by inadequate financing and by water management institutions reflecting the needs of an earlier era. Service needs to be provided for expanding populations, at the same time that corrective measures must be taken for decaying older urban centers, resulting both from neglect and expiring service life. These needs exist within the framewode of other competing and conflicting uses for existing and yet to be developed water sources. The problems have generated some highly visible national debates over financing due to the large sums involved. Despite differences in the age of the North American, European and other societies, the technological ages of water supply and storm water systems are much the same and provide a common denominator in the worldwide trend to urbanization. Examination of approaches to urban water management also indicates that they are generally based on past experience and institutions created in a non-urban era. The physical, financial and institutional alternatives are consequently often out-of-step with current urban environment. Historically, the supply of adequate water and efficient storm water management have also been top priority items with water quality and other aspects of environmental protection assuming a lower priority after basic supply needs have been met.