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Municipal Water Supply

Title: Urban water trajectories / Sarah Bell, Adriana Allen, Pascale Hofmann, Tse-Hui Teh, editors 

Imprint: Cham : Springer, 2017 

Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 214 pages) : illustrations (some color) 

Summary: Water is an essential element in the future of cities. It shapes cities' locations, form, ecology, prosperity and health. The changing nature of urbanisation, climate change, water scarcity, environmental values, globalisation and social justice mean that the models of provision of water services and infrastructure that have dominated for the past two centuries are increasingly infeasible. Conventional arrangements for understanding and managing water in cities are being subverted by a range of natural, technological, political, economic and social changes. The prognosis for water in cities remains unclear, and multiple visions and discourses are emerging to fill the space left by the certainty of nineteenth century urban water planning and engineering. This book documents a sample of those different trajectories, in terms of water transformations, option, services and politics. Water is a key element shaping urban form, economies and lifestyles, part of the ongoing transformation of cities. Cities are faced with a range of technical and policy options for future water systems. Water is an essential urban service, but models of provision remain highly contested with different visions for ownership of infrastructure, the scale of provision, and the level of service demanded by users. Water is a contentious political issue in the future of cities, serving different urban interests as power and water seem to flow in the same direction. Cities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America provide case studies and emerging water challenges and responses. Comparison across different contexts demonstrates how the particular and the universal intersect in complex ways to generate new trajectories for urban water 

Contents: 1. Dividing the Waters: Urban Growth, City Life and Water Management in Amsterdam 1100-2000 -- 2. TOXI-CITY: Protecting World-Class Drinking Water -- 3. Reading Urban Futures Through Their Blue Infrastructure: Wetland Networks In Bangalore and Madurai, India -- 4. Framing Sustainable Urban Water Management: a Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice -- 5. Water Reuse Trajectories -- 6. Unfolding Urban Geographies of Water-Related Vulnerability and Inequalities: Recognising Risks in Knowledge Building in Lima, Peru -- 7. Multi-layered Trajectories of Water and Sanitation Poverty in Dar es Salaam -- 8. Business Incentives and Models for Sanitation Entrepreneurs to Provide Services to the Urban Poor in Africa -- 9. Contesting and Co-producing the Right to Water in Peri-urban Cochabamba -- 10. Water Remunicipalisation: Between Pendulum Swings and Paradigm Advocacy -- 11. Past, Present and Future Urban Water: The Challenges in Creating More Beneficial Trajectories -- 12. Water and the (All Too Easy) Promised City: a Critique of Urban Water Governance -- 13. Moulding Citizenship: Urban Water and the (Dis)appearing Kampungs 

OCLC #:961474518 

Subjects: Municipal water supply 

Location:Web E-books 

Call #: TD345   

Title: Sustainable urban water environment : climate, pollution and adaptation / Ashantha Goonetilleke, Tan Yigitcanlar, Godwin A. Ayoko and Prasanna Egodawatta 

Imprint: Cheltenham, UK Edward Elgar, 2014 

Description: xxvii, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm 

Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I RISKS AND CHALLENGES -- 1.Spreading urbanization and the water environment -- 2.Changing climate and the water environment -- 3.Sustaining urban water environments -- pt. II IMPACTS AND PREDICTIONS -- 4.Measuring urban water pollutants -- 5.Source contributions of pollutants -- 6.Modelling water pollutant processes -- pt. III OPPORTUNITIES AND DIRECTIONS -- 7.Determining urban sustainability performance -- 8.Assessing sustainability of urban ecosystems -- 9.Achieving urban sustainability and implications for the urban water environment -- 10.Conclusion: Moving towards sustainable water futures 

OCLC #: 880616648 

Call #: TD365 .G66 2014 

Title: Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition / [edited by] Quentin Grafton, Katherine A. Daniell, Céline Nauges, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Noel Wai Wah Chan 

Imprint: Dordrecht [Netherlands] : Springer, [2015] 

Description: 1 online resource 

Summary:This volume is the outcome of a 3-year gestation and much hard work following  
the 2011 workshop. All the editors realized that the original group in Montpellier  
did not have sufficient diversity of knowledge and experience to deliver on what was intended to be a book on global urban water. Consequently, many additional experts, practitioners, and researchers were invited to contribute, and almost all accepted the invitation.  


OCLC #: 908762927 

Subjects: Municipal water supply 

Location:Web E-books 

Call #: TD345 


Author: Grigg, Neil S 

Imprint: Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2012 

Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 323 p.) : ill 

Summary: "The second edition of a bestseller, this book discusses details the latest research on management practices for water and sewer capital facilities with an emphasis on infrastructure. It explores recent advances and highlights the technique asset management, which has received international acceptance and applies across various infrastructure sectors. It covers the components of asset management systems, including computer platforms and software packages, methods for condition assessment and ratings, risk-based decision support systems, decision making protocols, triple bottom line business cases, and new options for repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of buried pipe assets"-- Provided by publisher 


OCLC #: 802054856 

Subjects: Municipal engineering 

Location:Web E-books 

Call #: TD159 .G75 2012eb 


Author: Keremane, Ganesh, author 

Title: Governance of urban wastewater reuse for agriculture: a framework for understanding and action in metropolitan regions / Ganesh Keremane 

Imprint: Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017 

Description: 1 online resource (xi, 117 pages) : illustrations 

Summary:Examines the institutional and governance issues that influence the implementation  
of urban wastewater reuse projects. Lastly, literature on wastewater reuse mostly comprises studies that have adopted a scientific and biophysical approach, and there is lack of institutional studies using a combination of social, quantitative, and qualitative methodologies. This impedes the formulation of recommendations that could enhance the benefits and ease the concerns of all groups involved with wastewater reuse. Furthermore, these studies can be carried out at different levels--macro-, meso-, and microlevels. The mesolevel includes the wastewater delivery or supply system, which is the largest element of the complex system, and the unit of analysis at the microlevel includes the beneficiaries/households and those local institutions that shape the wastewater use. Accordingly, this book adopts an institutional approach and focuses at both the meso- and microlevels of analysis, thereby contributing to the literature 


OCLC #:987000270 

Subjects:Water reuse 

Location: Web E-books 

Call #:TD429 


Author: Kurian, Mathew 

Title: Peri-urban water and sanitation services : policy, planning and method / Mathew Kurian, Patricia McCarney, editors 

Imprint: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2010 

Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 300 p.) : ill 

Summary: More than 2.6 billion people in the developing world lack access to safe water and sanitation services. The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target is to halve the number of people without access to improved services such as a sustainable source of water supply and connection to a sewer network by 2015. That target is unlikely to be met. If there is anything that can be learnt from European development experience it is that institutional reform occurs incrementally when politically enfranchised urban populations perceive a threat to their material well-being due to contamination of water sources.   Peri-urban Water and Sanitation Services, a collection of papers initially developed to support a distance-learning course at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands, challenges professionals to pursue water services dilemmas within a broader developmental framework that addresses issues of autonomy and accountability intrinsic to intergovernmental relations. This book draws on literature at the interface of common pool resources, co-production, new public management and political ecology to discuss important policy concerns that relate to rural-urban transformation, budget support, wastewater reuse and performance benchmarking. 

Contents: Content 

ISBN: 9789048194254 

OCLC #: 668097885 

Subjects: Municipal water supply 

Location:Web E-books 

Call #: TD345 .P47 2010   

Author: Ahern, John, 1949- 

Author: Brown, Paul, 1944- 

Imprint: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010 

Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 606 p.) : ill., maps 

Summary: The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc.  Considered from the perspective of sustainability, however, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled.  This book will be the first to capture all of the current work on this idea in a single, integrated, plan for designing the water-centric cities of the future.  From new construction to the retrofitting of existing systems, this book presents the case for a new urban relationship to water, one with a more sustainable connection to the environment and the hydrological cycle.  Through case studies of successfully planned and built systems around the world, the book will educate the reader about the need for a new approach to urban water management, and make the case that these changes are not only possible but imperative. 

Contents: Historic paradigms of urban water/stormwater/wastewater management and drivers for change -- Urban sustainability concepts -- Planning and design for sustainable and resilient cities: theories, strategies, and best practices for green infrastructure -- Stormwater pollution abatement and flood control--stormwater as a resource -- Water demand and conservation -- Water reclamation and reuse -- Treatment and resource recovery unit processes -- Energy and urban water systems--towards net zero carbon footprint -- Restoring urban streams -- Planning and management of sustainable future communities -- Ecocities: evaluation and synthesis -- Appendix -- Index 

OCLC #:669165974 

Subjects: Municipal water supply 

Location:Web E-books 

Call #:TD346 .N68 2010 

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