Water Finance : Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-09
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Water Finance begins with the story of the water business: why water is different from other businesses politically and socially.  Then it will go into water's relationship with the city and it's ties in land development, urban water, household water, aesthetics, and landscaping.  Water and wastewater will be highlighted as a utility business; water and food will be highlighted for emerging irrigation systems opportunities. Water for energy, play, fishing, damage control will be shown in detail and well as water in private water sectors and for capital.

Author Biography

Neil S. Grigg is Professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University. He has worked as professor, administrator, and consultant in the fields of infrastructure engineering and management, water resources engineering, urban water systems, and public administration of infrastructure facilities. Grigg is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Alabama, and North Carolina. He has served as a consultant for many UN agencies including FAO, UNDP, and UNESCO.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
List of Tablesp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Structure of the Water Businessp. 1
Water for People and the Environmentp. 3
A Model of the Water Businessp. 17
Dams and Reservoirs for Multiple Purposesp. 47
The Water-Supply Utility Businessp. 65
The Wastewater and Water-Quality Businessp. 91
Stormwater and Flood Controlp. 103
Industrial Water and the Water-Energy Nexusp. 117
Water for Food Productionp. 129
Instream Flows: Competing for Water in the Commonsp. 143
Driving Forces and Issues in the Water Industryp. 153
Drivers of Change in the Water Industryp. 155
Government and Politics in the Water Businessp. 171
Financing the Water Industryp. 187
Public Health as a Water-Industry Driverp. 213
Law and Regulation in the Water Industryp. 223
Water-Industry Workforce: Crisis and Opportunityp. 241
Private-Sector Operations in the Water Industryp. 255
Water-Industry Businesses, Careers, and Investmentsp. 265
Constructing Water-Industry Infrastructurep. 267
Services to Support the Water Industryp. 275
Equipment for the Water Industryp. 289
Commodity Water: Transfers, Exchanges, and Water Banksp. 301
Bottled Water and Point-of-Use Treatmentp. 309
Safe Water For All: The Ultimate Water Businessp. 319
Water Investments, Careers, and Business Opportunitiesp. 325
Acronymsp. 339
Referencesp. 345
About the Authorp. 359
Indexp. 361
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