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Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques

Jyoti Kishen Kumar, Aniruddha Bhalchandra Pandit
November 22, 2017

Water is our natural heritage, our miracle of life. However, our increasingly technological society has become indifferent to water. Far from being pure, modern drinking water around the world contains many undesirable chemical and bacterial contaminants. The existing techniques employed for the...

Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Third Edition

Richard B. Philp
November 22, 2017

Since the second edition of this text was published, many new environmental incidents have occurred, including another nuclear disaster, a mine disaster in the United States, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Updated throughout the text, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental...

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications

Ni-Bin Chang, Yang Hong
November 22, 2017

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications integrates advances in hydrologic science and innovative remote sensing technologies. Raising the visibility of interdisciplinary research on water resources, it offers a suite of tools and platforms for investigating spatially and...

Fluoride Removal from Groundwater by Adsorption Technology

Abdulai Salifu
November 14, 2017

In the Eastern corridor of Northern region of Ghana, presence of high fluoride concentration in the groundwater has made many drilled boreholes unusable for drinking. Little is, however, known about the factors contributing to the occurrence of high fluoride in this part of Ghana and it’s spatial...

Low Head Hydropower for Local Energy Solutions

Pradeep Narrain
November 14, 2017

The role of small hydropower is becoming increasingly important on a global level. Increasing energy demand and environmental awareness has further triggered research and development into sustainable low-cost technologies. In developing countries, particularly in rural areas, the possibility of...

Water Supply and Demand Management in the Galápagos: A Case Study of Santa Cruz Island

Maria Fernanda Reyes Perez
November 09, 2017

Water resources in tourist islands have been severely threatened, especially in the Galápagos Islands, where the increased local population has generated attractive income from the tourist services. In addition, the data regarding water supply and demand are scarce. This study investigates water...

Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future

Japan Commission on Large Dams - JCOLD
November 03, 2017

Overview of Japan’s long water history, by the Japanese Commission on large dams. Starting from the 7th century, when irrigation ponds were first constructed for paddy cropping, until the beginning of the 21st century. Elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood...

India’s Waters: Advances in Development and Management

Mahesh Chandra Chaturvedi
October 23, 2017

India’s Waters: Advances in Development and Management is a critical study of the development and management of India’s waters. Its central theme is that the current methods in use are an extension of the colonial-era system, which, despite vast growth, has remained essentially the same in terms of...

Air, Gas, and Water Pollution Control Using Industrial and Agricultural Solid Wastes Adsorbents

Tushar Kanti Sen
October 16, 2017

Air and water pollution occurs when toxic pollutants of varying kinds (organic, inorganic, radioactive and so on) are directly or indirectly discharged into the environment without adequate treatment to remove these potential pollutants. There are a total of 13 book chapters in three sections...

Two- and Three-Dimensional Flow of Groundwater

Florimond De Smedt, Wouter Zijl
October 16, 2017

This monograph is a practical guide to groundwater flow theory intended to serve students and practitioners by bridging the gap between basic hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. It synthesizes the mathematics of groundwater flow and provides information in an easily-accessible format for...

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition

Donald Wilhite, Roger S. Pulwarty
October 11, 2017

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management,...

The Drinking Water Handbook, Third Edition

Frank R. Spellman
October 10, 2017

This new edition of The Drinking Water Handbook is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination event, new coverage of contaminants in water, such as personal care products and pharmaceuticals (PCPP) and endocrine disruptors, and...