World Water 1989

World Water 1989 : International Conference Proceedings

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The supply of wholesome drinking water throughout the world is an issue of fundamental importance. However, with the continued growth of the world's population, adequate supply continues to be a major problem. Water pollution and the management of water resources also have to be confronted. This book provides coverage of the experience gained in attempts to deal with these issues and presents options for the future. It includes contributions from countries in both the developed and the developing worlds. Experience of water supply and sanitation in developing countries is included, together with the management of underground assets. The treatment of water for potable supply and the environmental issues of waste disposal are also covered. This book reflects the international cooperation - financial and technological - generated by the Water Decade of the 1980s.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 210 x 297mm
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line figures, photographs
  • 0727715755
  • 9780727715753

Table of contents

Part 1 Experience in developing countries: water supply and sanitation in rural Swaziland - a case study for the remainder of the decade and beyond; non-government organizations - why do they matter? Part 2 Management of underground assets: developing a regional operational management system; Singapore's experience in trenchless technology and its potential for use in developing countries. Part 3 Water resources: management and safe yield study for the Passaic River Basin in New Jersey; the impact of agricultural practices on groundwater nitrate concentrations. Part 4 Treatment of water for potable supply: implications of changing drinking water standards in the United States; removal of industrial and agricultural contaminants from groundwater. Part 5 Waste disposal - alleviation of environmental problems: waste disposal - a continuing world problem; construction of the Istanbul sewerage project; water protection vs waste disposal - getting the balance right; managing high technology in 1900-2001; the impact of technology on the water industry; strategic planning and integrated systems; the effective utilizations of automatic data processing software with an advanced multifunctional SCADA system. Part 6 Advances in sludge treatment and disposal: appropriate technological innovation in constructive management of sludges derived from treatment of wastewaters. Part 7 Financing and accounting for fixed assets: BOT contracts for water supply; the customer; renewable energy in the water industry; sewage settlement tank automatic desludge system; pulsa solar water oscillation pumps for village hydraulics; a case for decentralized water purification technologies for rural India; difficulties in maintaining technician performance in developing countries; sewage treatment using gravel bed hydroponics (GBH) in Egypt and the UK; an invisible link between groundwater, landfills and people in South Florida; management of water quality in the UK uplands; how to select a computer-aided mapping/design system; drilled effluent sea outfalls - a new technology; conception and computation of movable barrages; sanitation for urban low income housing in Sri Lanka; protection of the marine environment and of watercourses by screening; the experience of the use of a polyelectrolyte in sewage treatment at Delhi, India.
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