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

Integrated Water Resource Management

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Neil S. Grigg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137576154

Category: Science

Page: 497

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This book addresses the enormous global challenge of providing balanced and sustainable solutions to urgent water problems. The author explores our dependence on access to safe water and other water-related services and how driving forces of the human and natural worlds are degrading this access. The greatest challenges involve conflicts between people and interest groups across all countries, as well as the economic and political difficulties in finding solutions through infrastructure development. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to Integrated Water Resources Management or IWRM, which provides a set of tools for policy development, planning and organization, assessment, systems analysis, finance, and regulation. The author suggests that IWRM is challenging because of the human element, but that no other process can reconcile the conflicting agendas involved with water management. The broad range of topics covered here, as well as 25 case summaries, will be of interest to scientists, engineers, practitioners, and advanced level students interested in the integrated management of water as a resource.

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 "--

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

Author: Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Ahmed,Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351650920

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering and integrates new sections that address Noise Pollution and Abatement and municipal solid-waste problem solving, financing of waste facilities, and the engineering of treatment methods that address sanitary landfill, biochemical processes, and combustion and energy recovery. Its practical approach serves to aid in the teaching of environmental engineering unit operations and processes design and demonstrates effective problem-solving practices that facilitate self-teaching. A vital reference for students and professional sanitary and environmental engineers this work also serves as a stand-alone problem-solving text with well-defined, real-work examples and explanations.

Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition

Author: Vijay P. Singh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071835105

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1808

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Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

Business of Water

A Concise Overview of Chalenges and Opportunities in the Water Market : a Compilation of Recent Articles from Journal AWWA

Author: Steve Maxwell

Publisher: Amer Water Works Assn

ISBN: 9781583215562

Category: Science

Page: 249

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This book is a compilation of recent JAWWA articles regarding the challenges and opportunities in the water market. It addresses topics such as the global water problem, the global water industry, plus trends and developments in the industry.

Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition

Author: Alvin S. Goodman,Makarand Hastak

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071850147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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A complete, up-to-date infrastructure planning resource Thoroughly revised to address sustainability and the latest codes and regulations, Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition, describes the full range of skills necessary to plan, implement, upgrade, and maintain infrastructure projects in the public sector. This comprehensive work discusses planning methodologies and best practices, and features global case studies, research projects, and references to the literature to support the principles presented. The text has been streamlined and updated in order to improve ease of use for instructors and students. It also serves as an essential onthejob reference for professionals. Coverage includes: Planning contexts, perspectives, and objectives Planning and appraisal of major infrastructure projects Screening projects and master planning Municipal infrastructure systems performance and prioritization measures Comparisons of infrastructure alternatives Planning aids Financial analyses Economic analyses concepts and applications Environmental and social impact assessment concepts, requirements, and procedures Environmental and social impact assessment additional analyses and issues Sustainability Planning for uncertainty and risk Operations research methods for planning and analysis

Wetlands for Water Pollution Control

Author: Miklas Scholz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444636129

Category: Science

Page: 556

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Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, Second Edition, covers the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to the drainage and treatment of both storm and wastewater. Standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems are also provided to account for the interests of professional engineers and environmental scientists. This revised edition deals with the design, operation, maintenance, and water quality monitoring of traditional and novel wetland systems, but also provides information on the analysis of asset performance and modeling of treatment processes, along with performances of existing infrastructures in predominantly developed, but also developing countries, and the sustainability and economic issues involved. This new edition contains 10 new chapters, along with multidisciplinary, experimental, and modeling-orientated case study topics that include natural wetlands, constructed treatment wetlands for pollution control, sustainable drainage systems, and specific applications, such as wetlands treating hydrocarbon and ammonia, as well as ecological sanitation systems recycling treated. Contains a broad overview of water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of storm water and wastewater, respectively Includes standard and novel design, operation, monitoring and maintenance recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems Provides detailed solutions to pressing water quality challenges associated with constructed treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, sustainable flood retention basins, farm constructed wetlands and storm water ponds, and other sustainable biological filtration and treatment technologies linked to public health engineering

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

Author: Bonnie A. Osif

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143985002X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook: Strategic Guidance for a Coordinated Approach to Effective Security and Emergency Management, Second Edition

Author: David Kamien

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1472

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Featuring a foreword by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2e is the one-stop guide for any professional or student involved in counterterrorism, homeland security, business continuity, or disaster risk management. This indispensable book provides government officials, corporate risk managers, business and security executives, first responders, and all homeland security and emergency prepared-ness professionals with a wide-ranging and definitive overview of critical homeland security issues. The handbook addresses virtually every aspect of homeland security, including terrorism motivated by radical Islamist extremism; transportation and infrastructure protection; community and business resilience; intelligence and information; and the roles of business, academia, science, and the private sector in confronting terrorism and natural disasters. Enriched with the insight and knowledge of renowned national and international experts—from senators and captains of industry to key figures in intelligence, military affairs, diplomacy, international organizations, and academia—this peerless guide offers prescriptive strategies and guidance to help security professionals more effectively manage the risk of terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Conveniently organized into thematic sections, The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook covers: Terrorist and Criminal Threats Policy, Governance, and Legal Responses Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration Risk Management, Decision Making, and Communication Protecting Critical Infrastructure Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Private Sector Security and Resilience Thinking, Education, and Training Science and Technology Civil Liberties and Other Legal Issues International Challenges and Approaches The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook synthesizes the latest information with unmatched scope and detail and discusses what governments, businesses, and citizens must do to manage the risk of disasters and counter evolving threats.

Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management

Author: Thomas H. Cahill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118202449

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.

Urban Drainage, Second Edition

Author: David Butler,John Davies

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415306065

Category: Architecture

Page: 568

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Environmental and engineering aspects are both involved in the drainage of rainwater and wastewater from areas of human development. Urban Drainage deals comprehensively not only with the design of new systems, but also the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure, and the environmental issues involved. Each chapter contains a descriptive overview of the complex issues involved, the basic engineering principles, and analysis for each topic. Extensive examples are used to support and demonstrate the key issues explained in the text. Urban Drainage is an essential text for undergraduates and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in water engineering, environmental engineering, public health engineering and engineering hydrology. It is a useful reference for drainage design and operation engineers in the water industry and local authorities, and for consulting engineers. It will also be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in environmental science, technology, policy and planning, geography and health studies.

Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

Author: Lynn E. Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420069143

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

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State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers’ and planners’ efforts to create a reliable infrastructure. GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analyses and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas: Surface Water Hydrology Groundwater Hydrology Water Supply and Irrigation systems Wastewater and Stormwater Systems Floodplain Management Water Quality Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting River Basin Planning and Management The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS. The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. GIS in Water Resource Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.

Membership Directory

Author: American Consulting Engineers Council

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consulting engineers

Page: N.A

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Water 21

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water quality management

Page: N.A

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Wasserlandschaften

Planen, Bauen und Gestalten mit Wasser

Author: Herbert Dreiseitl,Dieter Grau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764378751

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Nach Jahrzehnten der Verdrängung von Wasser aus dem Siedlungsraum ist dieses in den vergangenen Jahren verstärkt zum gestalterischen Thema geworden. Die Integration natürlicher Wasserläufe in die bebaute Umgebung, die Klimatisierung von Stadträumen durch Wasserskulpturen, aber auch die Schaffung von Ruhe- oder Erlebnisorten wie Brunnen und Bassins stoßen nicht nur bei Architekten und Stadtplanern auf Interesse, sondern werden auch in der Öffentlichkeit beachtet. Dieses Buch zeigt in thematischer Ordnung – von der großflächigen Landschaftsplanung über die Stadtraumgestaltung bis zum Kunstobjekt - die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten der kreativen Arbeit mit Wasser in der Stadt, Kunst, Landschaft und Architektur. Die dokumentierten Arbeiten umfassen u.a. die Freiraumgestaltung für den Dubai Business Park, eine Flussrenaturierung im Bishan Park in Singapur, die Freiraumplanung für eine neue Siedlung in Tianjin, China, die Planung des Telecom Park, Taipei sowie des Vuores Central Park in Tampere, Finnland, und die Stadtplatzgestaltung Civic Square Seattle. Herbert Dreiseitl, geboren 1955, ist Bildhauer, Wasserkünstler und Landschaftsarchitekt. Nach Bildhauerausbildung an der Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm und Architekturstudien gründete er 1980 Gründung das Atelier Dreiseitl in Überlingen/Bodensee. Zahlreiche Realisierungen im Bereich Stadthydrologie, Wassergestaltung, Freiraumplanung und Siedlungsentwässerung. Er hält weltweit Vorträge, und seine Arbeit wurde vielfach veröffentlicht. Dieter Grau, geboren 1963, Gärtner und Landschaftsarchitekt, arbeitet seit 1994 im Atelier Dreiseitl. Seit 1996 leitet er dort den Bereich Landschaftsarchitektur. Er ist weltweit mit Planungsprojekten beschäftigt und hält regelmäßig Fachvorträge.