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Threats to Our Water Supply

Author : Louise Spilsbury
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Examines the threats to the world's supply of freshwater, including the impact of pollution, wetlands drainage, global warming, and population growth on this valuable natural resource.

Securing Our Water Supply

Author : Dan J. Kroll
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Water is our lifeline, and ensuring its security is a top priority. Thousands of water facilities, including reservoirs, wells and treatment plants work efficiently, and quietly, but even a small attack could have disastrous effects for a community, or even an entire state. Securing Our Water Supply: Protecting a Vulnerable Resource gives a unique look at protecting all types of facilities, equipment, assets and the general population. Author Dan Kroll presents a basic primer of the threats to our water infrastructure and the steps to prevent such an event. Benefits for readers: An understanding of the vulnerabilities in the water supply; countermeasures to prevent and respond to an attack on a water facility; and, considerations for accidental or naturally occurring water contamination. Water is our lifeline, and ensuring its security is a top priority. Thousands of water facilities, including reservoirs, wells and treatment plants work efficiently, and quietly, but even a small attack could have disastrous effects for a community, or even an entire state. Securing Our Water Supply: Protecting a Vulnerable Resource gives a unique look at protecting all types of facilities, equipment, assets and the general population. Author Dan Kroll presents a basic primer of the threats to our water infrastructure and the steps to prevent such an event. Benefits for readers: An understanding of the vulnerabilities in the water supply; countermeasures to prevent and respond to an attack on a water facility; and, considerations for accidental or naturally occurring water contamination.

Water Supply Policy of the Federal Government

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Water Resources
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Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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The World s Water Volume 7

Author : Peter H. Gleick
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Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. Volume 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and water and security. The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur "genius" Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-renowned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.

Water Supply Systems Security

Author : Larry W. Mays
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Presenting detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security; this book provides professional guidance on designing; operating; maintaining; and rehabilitating water systems to ensure state-of-the-art security. --

Environmental Engineering III

Author : Lucjan Pawlowski
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Environmental engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats, and can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems due to its interdisciplinary character. It uses the knowledge of the basic sciences biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics to neutralize pollution in all the elements of the environm

Water for the Future

Author : Serge Bounda
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Environment Pollution and Management

Author : Arvind Kumar
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Policies for a President

Author : Edward C. Mendler
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This book does propose Policies for a President, and the author hopes that the candidates for that office will take heed, 2008 being the year of an important and highly contested Presidential election. But, as the subtitle A Manifesto for 2008 and Beyond suggests, the message is not confined to this year, but looks ahead to the America of the future. More important than the offer of advice to candidates is the message to the American people - to every voter: Take careful account of the policies and the goals that you really want the President to pursue. What is your vision for America, for yourself, your children and grandchildren? What policies of a President will lead us in that direction? How can they be implemented? And what policies and actions of Presidents in the past have carried us forward in the right direction, and what policies and actions have gone astray and set us back? In seeking to find answers to those questions, the histories of Presidential policies and actions in various fields are reviewed and analyzed. At many times and in many cases those policies and actions achieved or contributed to advances in our democracy and in our lives and happiness. Through most of our history America has achieved great success. It began with the courage and wisdom of our forefathers who rejected monarchial dominance and created a republic of the people, represented by a Congress of their own chioce. The Constitution established by our forefathers has withstood the tests of time and conflict, including the Civil War which resulted in amendments to the Constitution introducing new levels of freedom and democracy. The struggle to bring those new freedoms to fruition for everyone is not yet fully accomplished; it survived a great economic depression and a devastating World War, and still goes on. That struggle for the further perfection of our democracy now faces new challenges from war, terrorism, the spread of nuclear and rocket technology, the rising economies around the world rivaling our own, and possibly from climate changes induced by human activites. Those are all subjects explored in this book. They have all been the subject of Presidential policies for many decades. The policies of the present administration, coming to an end in 2008, are a particular target of this book, and are herein disapproved in many respects. That is not to say that previous administrations are given unfettered applause; on the contrary there is plenty of blame to go around. As the author says in his preface, you may disagree with his ideas or his conclusions, and his hope and expectation is only that you will give serious thought to these important matters. The elements of Presidential policy earning the greatest disapprobation by this author lie in the area of the expression and use of military power by the United States. In particular, as set forth in Chapters 1 and 2, the author decries: the assertion that the executive power of the President supercedes the legislative power of the Congress; the concept that the designation of the President as Commander in Chief in any way confers upon him a power to commit armed forces of the United States into combat; the militarization of our foreign policy; the denigration of the United Nations and the disregard of our solemn commitments under the Charter; the very concept of preventative war; the growing dominance of a military-industrial complex; and the belief that military action is an appropriate or effective response to terrorism in the world. In Chapter 3 the book turns to economic and social policies, considering various aspects of governmental involvement in social welfare, the regulation of business activities, and taxation. Foreign trade and foreign aid are also considered. And the author offers comments on aspects of cultural and religious biases affecting those subjects. Chapter 4 is concerned with scientific and environme

Water Supply and Pollution Control

Author : Warren Viessman
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"Water Supply and Pollution Control," Seventh Edition has been revised and modernized to meet the contemporary needs of civil and environmental engineering students who will be engaged in the design and management of water and wastewater systems, practicing engineers, and those planning to take the examination for licensing as a professional engineer. Warren Viessman, Jr. and Mark J. Hammer emphasize the application of scientific methods to problems associated with the development, movement, and treatment of water and wastewater. Treatment processes are presented in the context of what they can do, rather than compartmentalizing them along clean water or wastewater lines. The concept of total water management, recognizing that all waters are potential sources of supply, is a dominant theme. Improvements in the seventh edition include New material on water quality standards, water and wastewater treatment process design, water distribution system analysis and design, water quality, advanced wastewater treatment for recycling, storm water management and urban hydrology Major revisions of the sections on water supply and use, water distribution, hydraulics and hydrology of sewer and storm drainage systems, monitoring of drinking water for pathogens, membrane filtration, disinfection/disinfection by-products rule, biological treatment processes, and indirect reuse to augment drinking water supply The latest version of EPANET is introduced. This water distribution network model offers students an opportunity to address problems of all scale and to become acquainted with state-of-the-art software used by practitioners. New topics such as security ofpotable water supplies, the use of membranes in water treatment, and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to water supply and wastewater management problems have been introduced. More practical examples and many new problems have been added.

Population Explosion

Author : Ewan McLeish
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Examines some of the negative impacts of the earth's population explosion; this concept is tempered with the potentially sustainable solutions that may be available to offset this impact.

From Cold War to New World Order

Author : Meenekshi Bose
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Examines major areas of the foreign policy record of the George Bush administration.

Illinois Municipal Review

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A Twenty First Century U S Water Policy

Author : Juliet Christian-Smith
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It is zero hour for a new US water policy! At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management, the United States still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related authorities are dispersed across more than 30 agencies. Here, at last, is a vision for what we as a nation need to do to manage our most vital resource. In this book, leading thinkers at world-class water research institution the Pacific Institute present clear and readable analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy to confront our national and global challenges at a critical time. What exactly is at stake? In the 21st century, pressures on water resources in the United States are growing and conflicts among water users are worsening. Communities continue to struggle to meet water quality standards and to ensure that safe drinking water is available for all. And new challenges are arising as climate change and extreme events worsen, new water quality threats materialize, and financial constraints grow. Yet the United States has not stepped up with adequate leadership to address these problems. The inability of national policymakers to safeguard our water makes the United States increasingly vulnerable to serious disruptions of something most of us take for granted: affordable, reliable, and safe water. This book provides an independent assessment of water issues and water management in the United States, addressing emerging and persistent water challenges from the perspectives of science, public policy, environmental justice, economics, and law. With fascinating case studies and first-person accounts of what helps and hinders good water management, this is a clear-eyed look at what we need for a 21st century U.S. water policy.

Virtual Water

Author : John Anthony Allan
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An award-winning advocate for sustainable water development outlines steps for conserving the world's water resources while introducing the concept of "virtual water," which reveals the actual water consumption associated with everyday products and choices. Original.

Gardening Eden

Author : Michael Abbate
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Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden… “Spiritual environmentalism” did not start out as an oxymoron–it was an invitation. Yet today, many believe God’s first job description for humankind has been replaced by other “worthier pursuits”. Why has this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one sort through all the mixed messages? Is changing our lives to save the world really our responsibility–or even possible? Gardening Eden invites you to consider a new, spiritual perspective to practical environmentalism. The question is not whether our souls find expression and inspiration in our incredible planet, but how best to preserve that fundamental connection. Green living is no longer a fad–simple lifestyle solutions are now available to everyone. Discover creation care as an act of worship and a call to deeper harmony with our Creator, our fellow gardeners, and our living Earth. Gardening Eden is the primer in how this shift will transform not only our world, but your very soul.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Author : Walter T. Grondzik
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The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code ISBN: 978111899616-4). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations Interactive Self-tests Interactive Flashcards Case Studies Respondus Testbank (instructors only) Instructor’s Manual (over 200 pages) including additional resources (Instructors only) Roadmap to the 12th Edition (Instructors only) Student Guide to the Textbook Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Twelfth Edition is the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, the book discusses basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. The updated twelfth edition includes over 300 new illustrations, plus information on the latest design trends, codes, and technologies, while the companion website offers new interactive features including animations, additional case studies, quizzes, and more. Environmental control systems are the components of a building that keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Because these systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of a building's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainability considerations during the design process, by both architects and builders. Authored by two leading green design educators, MEEB provides the most current information on low-energy architecture, including topics like: Context, comfort, and environmental resources Indoor air quality and thermal control Illumination, acoustics, and electricity Fire protection, signal systems, and transportation Occupant comfort and building usability are the most critical factors in the success of a building design, and with environmental concerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important to approach projects from a sustainable perspective from the very beginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

Managing Complexity Practical Considerations in the Development and Application of ABMs to Contemporary Policy Challenges

Author : Mirsad Hadzikadic
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This book emerged out of a project initiated and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that sought to build on efforts to transform agent-based models into platforms for predicting and evaluating policy responses to real world challenges around the world. It began with the observation that social science theories of human behavior are often used to estimate the consequences of alternative policy responses to important issues and challenges. However, alternative theories that remain subject to contradictory claims are ill suited to inform policy. The vision behind the DARPA project was to mine the social sciences literature for alternative theories of human behavior, and then formalize, instantiate, and integrate them within the context of an agent-based modeling system. The research team developed an experimental platform to evaluate the conditions under which alternative theories and groups of theories applied. The end result was a proof of concept developed from the ground up of social knowledge that could be used as an informative guide for policy analysis. This book describes in detail the process of designing and implementing a pilot system that helped DARPA assess the feasibility of a computational social science project on a large scale.