Neil S. Grigg
Published June 8, 2012
Reference - 365 Pages - 71 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439881835 - CAT# K13867
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Urban water services are building blocks for healthy cities, and they require complex and expensive infrastructure systems. Most of the infrastructure is out of sight and tends to be taken for granted, but an infrastructure financing crisis looms in the United States because the systems are aging and falling behind on maintenance. A road map for public works and utility professionals, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition provides clear and practical guidance for life-cycle management of water infrastructure systems.
Grounded in solid engineering and business principles, the book explains how to plan, budget, design, construct, and manage the physical infrastructure of urban water systems. It blends knowledge from management fields such as facilities, finance, and maintenance with information about the unique technical attributes of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.
The author describes current thinking on best management practices and topics such as asset management, vulnerability assessment, and total quality management of infrastructure systems. Expanded and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in infrastructure management over the past ten years. Useful as a reference and a professional development guide, this unique book offers tools to help you lower costs and mitigate the rate shocks associated with managing infrastructure for growth, deterioration, and regulatory requirements.
What’s New in This Edition
Urban Water Infrastructure for Healthy Cities
Water Supply, Wastewater, and Stormwater Systems
Managing the Infrastructure Life Cycle
Data-Centered Infrastructure Management
Managing Water Systems and Services
Asset Management for Urban Water Systems
Capital Improvement Planning and Programming
Engineering and Construction for the Infrastructure Life Cycle
Financial Management for Urban Water Systems
High-Performance Operation of Water Systems
Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness
Maintenance and Renewal of Water Infrastructure
Information Technology for Water Infrastructure
Legal and Regulatory Controls on Urban Water Systems
Managing Infrastructure in the Water Industry
Appendix A: List of Acronyms
Appendix B: Urban Water Infrastructure Research
Chapters include references.
This is a well thought out and structured book. It is one that students can use to discover concepts and understand water system management, but it is also a reference that will stand them in good stead throughout their careers.
—Steve Whipp, United Utilities, UK
… the author is very good. Having followed his books and seen the graphs over the years, they are very illustrative. … The selection of topics is very good. … Useful for anybody interested in water, wastewater and stormwater management and development. … A very interesting and useful book, bringing out the importance of systems thinking and integration of water, wastewater and stormwater systems in a wider societal context.
—Tapio S. Katko, Tampere University of Technology, Finland