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Water management is a key environmental issue in controlling of floods and reducing droughts. This book provides analysis of the main issues, offering solutions and describing good practice.
Water Resources for the Built Environment: management issues and solutions develops an appreciation of the diverse, complex and current themes of the water resources debate across the built environment, urban development and management continuum. The integration of physical and environmental sciences, combined with social, economic and political sciences, provide a unique resource, useful to policy experts, scientists, engineers and subject enthusiasts. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, water resources issues and impacts on the built environment are presented in the inventive and strategic setting of considering the constraints of delivering potable water to an ever-demanding society who, at the same time, are increasingly aware of living in an urban landscape where excessive surface water creates a flood threatened environment – hence, the need to portray a balance between ‘too little vs. too much’.
This unique approach to the water resources debate presents a multifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporary concomitant issues of water shortage and urban flooding and proffers solutions specifically for the built environment.
The book is structured into three parts: the first part (Sections 2, 3 and 4) addresses management issues and solutions to minimise water shortages and provide water security for society; whilst the second part of the book (Sections 5 and 6) addresses management issues and solutions to control excessive rainfall and minimise flooding impacts. The third part (Section 7) contextualises the issues of the earlier sections within international case studies from the developing world.
Table of Contents
1 Water Resources: Balancing Too Little Versus Too Much
Section 2: Water Demand, Policy and Cost
2 Meeting Demand: Water Strategy, Policy and Legislation
3 Water Privatisation and Regulation: the UK Experience
4 Urban Water Economics
Section 3: Water Infrastructure and Supply
5 Impacts and Issues of Dams and Reservoirs
6 Powering the Water Industry
7 Water Quality and Treatment
9 Delivering and Designing for Potable Water in Buildings
Section 4: Water Conservation Strategies
10 Water Neutrality – An Overview
11 Building Regulations for Water Conservation
12 Rainwater Harvesting – Reaping a Free and Plentiful Supply of Water
13 Greywater Harvesting – Reusing, Recycling and Saving Household Water
14 Inland Waterway Systems – A Solution to Drought and Flooding Issues
Section 5: Flooding Responses and Reinstatement
15 Urban Precipitation: Measurements, Monitoring and Processes
16 Urbanisation and Stormwater
17 River Flood Defences and Flood ‘Prediction’
18 Coastal Flood Defences – Strategies for Protection in the UK
19 The Costs of Flooding on Households
20 The Role of Market Based Flood Insurance in Maintaining Communities at Risk of Flooding: A SWOT Analysis
21 Holistic Property–level Flood Protection
Section 6: Flood Solutions in the Urban Landscape
22 Sustainable Drainage Systems – Features and Designs
23 Drainage Benefits of Porous, Permeable and Pervious Paving
24 Multiple Benefits of Green infrastructure
25 Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Management
26 Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure and Design
Section 7: International Case Studies
27 An Overview of Management Issues in Developing Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Service Delivery in Nigeria
28 Balancing the Flood Risk and Water Scarcity Issues of the Asian Delta Regions
Section 8: Summary of the Book
29 Water Resources Challenges – Penury and Peace