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Water Science and Technology Library

Managing Urban Water Supply

Editors: Agthe, D.E., Billings, R.B., Buras, N. (Eds.)

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We, the editors, have long believed that a strong knowledge of relatively simple economic and engineering concepts is valuable in solving water management problems. The lack of such knowledge has been apparent to us in some of the journal articles, research proposals and books we have reviewed. The articles which have been written concerning specific local water economies and management issues are scattered over a wide variety of journals, making them hard to access. Most of the extensive water resources literature is concerned with large regional water projects or with narrow technical and regional issues. This book was written to make practical economic and engineering concepts readily available to urban water supply managers, thereby filling a gap in the available literature. It is concerned with decisions made daily, monthly, or annually by managers of urban water supply systems. The book includes basic chapters presenting supply and cost concepts, calculation of demand elasticities, use of marketing concepts, public goods analysis, water markets, industrial water demand and the use of price in water conservation. The authors have included multiple examples of how these concepts can aid in managing urban water supply. The water provider is generally a governmental entity or regulated private utility. Most books on public utilities and their management emphasize gas, electricity, or telephone rather than water. Water is different because of m~or variations in quality by source and the necessity for proper disposal of waste water.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Urban Water Supply
Editors
  • D.E. Agthe
  • R.B. Billings
  • N. Buras
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0237-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0237-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1720-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6470-7
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 277
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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