Water Resources in the Built Environment Management Issues and Solutions

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-05
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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

Section 1: Introduction to the Book

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

8 Desalination

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


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