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Global Drinking Water Management and Conservation

Optimal Decision-Making

Authors: Dore, Mohammed H.

  • Fills knowledge gaps about water treatment technologies and their costs, risk assessment methods, adverse health effects of chemical contamination, and management protocols
  • Suggests improvements for the management of risks and financial viability of the treatment infrastructure, for a better and more healthy drinking water supply for all
  • Offers a comparative classification of water treatment technologies and what contaminants they can remove
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About this book

This book discusses different drinking water treatment technologies and what contaminants each treatment method can remove, and at what costs. The production of drinking water requires adequate management. This book attempts to fill the existing knowlegde gap about (a) water treatment technologies and their costs, (b) risk assessment methods, (c) adverse health effects of chemical contaminants, (d) management protocols, and varying regulatory practices in different jurisdictions, and what successes are possible even with small financial outlays. Addressing water consulting engineers, politicians, water managers, ecosystem and environmental activists, and water policy researchers, and being clearly structured through a division in four parts, this book considers theoretical aspects, technologies, chemical contaminants and their possible elimination, and illustrates all aspects in selected international case studies.

Source-water protection, water treatment technology, and the water distribution network are critically reviewed and discussed. The book suggests improvements for the management of risks and financial viability of the treatment infrastructure, as well as ways toward an optimal management of the distribution network through the risk-based management of all infrastructure assets.

About the authors

Mohammed Dore, who did his doctorate at the University of Oxford, UK, came to Brock University in 1981. He has received a number of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Network Centre of Excellence in Canada, and the US National Science Foundation. With external funding he established his Climate Change Laboratory in 1996. The twin emphasis of his Lab has been training students to carry out high level policy oriented research that not only led to a number of theses but also to reports for various stakeholders who could implement the policy prescriptions. His research on climate change led him to drinking water policy issues. He has also worked as a consultant to both industry and government agencies; for example he has been hired as a contract consultant by Bell Canada; Environment Canada; Natural Resources Canada; The Municipality of Niagara; and the Capital Region District of Greater Victoria.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Drinking Water Management

    Dore, Mohammed H.

    Pages 3-11

  • Waterborne Disease Outbreaks and the Multi-barrier Approach to Protecting Drinking Water

    Dore, Mohammed H.

    Pages 13-31

  • Water Treatment Technologies and Their Costs

    Dore, Mohammed H.

    Pages 35-54

  • Reverse Osmosis and Other Treatment Technologies

    Dore, Mohammed H.

    Pages 55-73

  • The Theory of Water and Utility Pricing

    Dore, Mohammed H.

    Pages 75-114

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11032-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11031-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35708-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Drinking Water Management and Conservation
Book Subtitle
Optimal Decision-Making
Authors
Series Title
Springer Water
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11032-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11032-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11031-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35708-9
Series ISSN
2364-6934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
Topics