Resilience  Response  and Risk in Water Systems Book

Resilience Response and Risk in Water Systems


  • Author : Manish Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811546686

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Resilience Response and Risk in Water Systems Excerpt :

This book talks about the dynamics of the surface water-groundwater contaminant interactions under different environmental conditions across the world. The contents of the book highlight trends of monitoring, prediction, awareness, learning, policy, and mitigation success. The book provides a description of the background processes and factors controlling resilience, risk, and response of water systems, contributing to the development of more efficient, sustainable technologies and management options. It integrates methodologies and techniques such as data science and engineering, remote sensing, modelling, analytics, synthesis and indices, disruptive innovations and their utilization in water management, policy making, and mitigation strategies. The book is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals, and researchers working on various aspects of science and technology development. It will also prove a useful resource for policy makers and implementation specialists.

Water Security Under Climate Change Book

Water Security Under Climate Change


  • Author : Asit K. Biswas
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811654930

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Water Security Under Climate Change Excerpt :

This book highlights the likely impacts of climate change in terms of global and national water securities, how different countries are attempting to address these complex problems and to what extent they are likely to succeed. A major global concern at present, especially after the social and economic havoc that has been caused by COVID-19 in only one year, is how we can return to earlier levels of economic development patterns and then further improve the process so that sustainable development goals are reached to the extent possible by 2030, in both developed and developing countries. Mankind is now facing two existential problems over the next several decades. These are climate change and whether the world will have access to enough water to meet all its food, energy, environment and health needs. Much of expected climate change impacts can be seen through the lens of extreme hydrological events, like droughts, floods and other extreme hydrometeorological events. Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.Chapter 12 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Homeland Security Book

Homeland Security


  • Author : Charles P. P. Nemeth
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000407815

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Homeland Security Excerpt :

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition continues its record of providing a fully updated, no-nonsense textbook to reflect the latest policy, operational, and program changes to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over the last several years. The blend of theory with practical application instructs students on how to understand the need to reconcile policy and operational philosophy with the real-world use of technologies and implementation of practices. The new edition is completely updated to reflect changes to both new challenges and continually changing considerations. This includes facial recognition, intelligence gathering techniques, information sharing databases, white supremacy, domestic terrorism and lone wolf actors, border security and immigration, the use of drones and surveillance technology, cybersecurity, the status of ISIS and Al Qaeda, the increased nuclear threat, COVID-19, ICE, DACA, and immigration policy challenges. Consideration of, and the coordinated response, to all these and more is housed among a myriad of federal agencies and departments. Features • Provides the latest organizational changes, restructures, and policy developments in DHS • Outlines the role of multi-jurisdictional agencies—this includes stakeholders at all levels of government relative to the various intelligence community, law enforcement, emergency managers, and private sector agencies • Presents a balanced approach to the challenges the federal and state government agencies are faced with in emergency planning and preparedness, countering terrorism, and critical infrastructure protection • Includes full regulatory and oversight legislation passed since the last edition, as well as updates on the global terrorism landscape and prominent terrorist incidents, both domestic and international • Highlights emerging, oftentimes controversial, topics such as the use of drones, border security and immigration, surveillance

Legacy  Pathogenic and Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Book

Legacy Pathogenic and Emerging Contaminants in the Environment


  • Author : Manish Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000473766

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Legacy Pathogenic and Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Excerpt :

This is the time when legacy, pathogenic, and emerging contaminants must be talked about, understood, and dealt with together. While the geogenic contamination of the groundwater is a well-established phenomenon that is considered as legacy contaminants that risk people’s health globally, both pathogenic and emerging contaminants like various water-borne pathogens and pharmaceutical personal care products (PPCPs) are becoming imperative for their acute and chronic toxic effects. While contaminated groundwater consumption leads to skin pigmentation, hyperkeratosis, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, and children’s overall development, poor sanitation-related pathogenic microorganisms cause a significant number of child and prenatal deaths. Simultaneously, antibiotic microbial resistance (AMR) is expected to kill 100 million people by 2050. However, there are rare texts that combine aspects of all these three under a single book cover. This book gives an understanding of the occurrence, fate, and transport of geogenic, microbial, and anthropogenic contaminants in the groundwater. It covers not only the scientific and technical aspects but also environmental, legal, and policy aspects for contaminant management in the environment under the paradigm shift of COVID-19. This book is intended to bring the focus on the natural contaminants—biotic or abiotic—in the post-COVID Anthropocene, which is illustrating a significant alteration of systems and the subsequent downstream impacts owing to globalization. This book has compiled global work on emergence, mass flow, partitioning, and activation of geogenic, emerging, and pathogenic contaminants in various spheres of environment with special emphasis on soil, sediment, and aquatic systems for enhancing the understanding on their migration and evolution for the welfare of mankind.

Big Data Analytics and Its Impact on Basin Water Agreements and International Water Law Book

Big Data Analytics and Its Impact on Basin Water Agreements and International Water Law


  • Author : Imad Antoine Ibrahim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2022-01-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004507623

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Big Data Analytics and Its Impact on Basin Water Agreements and International Water Law Excerpt :

Big data analytics is transforming the water sector at the national and international levels. Its potential impact on transboundary water resource governance is being assessed, in the context of selected basins in this book.

Advances in Energy and Environment Book

Advances in Energy and Environment


  • Author : Rafid Al Khaddar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813366954

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Advances in Energy and Environment Excerpt :

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2020). This book covers papers on contemporary renewable energy and environmental technologies which include water purification, water distribution network, use of solar energy for electricity production, waste management, greening of buildings and air quality analysis. In all, twenty-three papers have been selected for publication. It is believed that this book will be useful to a fairly wide spectrum of audience like researchers, application engineers and industry managers.

Membrane based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment Book

Membrane based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment


  • Author : Maulin P. Shah
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241882

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Membrane based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment Excerpt :

Membrane-Based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment analyzes and discusses the potential of membrane-based hybrid processes for the treatment of complex industrial wastewater, the recovery of valuable compounds, and water reutilization. In addition, recent and future trends in membrane technology are highlighted. Industrial wastewater contains a large variety of compounds, such as heavy metals, salts and nutrients, which makes its treatment challenging. Thus, the use of conventional water treatment methods is not always effective. Membrane-based hybrid processes have emerged as a promising technology to treat complex industrial wastewater. Discusses the properties, mechanisms, advantages, limitations and promising solutions of different types of membrane technologies Addresses the optimization of process parameters Describes the performance of different membranes Presents the potential of Nanotechnology to improve the treatment efficiency of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) Covers the application of membrane and membrane-based hybrid treatment technologies for wastewater treatment Includes forward osmosis, electrodialysis, and diffusion dialysis Considers hybrid membrane systems expanded to cover zero liquid discharge, salt recovery, and removal of trace contaminants

Water Resource Management Issues Book

Water Resource Management Issues


  • Author : Louis Theodore
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429592140

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Water Resource Management Issues Excerpt :

Drinking Water Safety: Basic Principles and Applications, examines the technical and scientific, as well as regulatory, ethical, and emerging issues of pollution prevention, sustainability, and optimization for the production and management of safe drinking water to cope with environmental pollution, population growth, increasing demand, terrorist threats, and climate change pressures. It presents a summary of conventional water and wastewater treatment technologies, in addition to the latest processes. Features include:  Provides a summary of current and future of global water resources and availability.  Summarizes key U.S. regulatory programs designed to ensure protection of water quality and safe drinking water supplies, with details on modern approaches for water utility resilience.  Examines the latest water treatment technologies and processes, including separate chapters on evaporation, crystallization, nanotechnology, membrane-based processes, and innovative desalination approaches.  Reviews the specialized literature on pollution prevention, sustainability, and the role of optimization in water treatment and related areas, as well as references for further reading.  Provides illustrative examples and case studies that complement the text throughout, as well as an appendix with sections on units and conversion constants.

Handbook of Risk and Insurance Strategies for Certified Public Risk Officers and other Water Professionals Book

Handbook of Risk and Insurance Strategies for Certified Public Risk Officers and other Water Professionals


  • Author : Frank Spellman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1036
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000449266

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Handbook of Risk and Insurance Strategies for Certified Public Risk Officers and other Water Professionals Excerpt :

This book serves as a technical yet practical risk management manual for professionals working with water and wastewater organizations. It provides readers with a functional comprehension of water and wastewater operations as well as a broad understanding of industry derivations and various stakeholder interconnectivity. This knowledge is imperative, as most administrative professionals are proficient in their respective areas of expertise but sometimes lack fluency on the broader technical aspects of their organization’s purpose, operations, and externalities. It also examines risk management best practices and provides an actionable review of doing the right thing, the right way, every time through a combination of core risk management principles. These include enterprise, strategic, operational, and reputational risk management, as well as risk assessments, risk/frequency matrixes, checklists, rules, and decision-making processes. Finally, the book addresses the importance of risk transfer through insurance policies and provides best practices for the prudent selection of these policies across different scenarios. Features: Provides an understanding of water and wastewater technical operations to properly implement sound risk management and insurance programs. Emphasizes the importance of building well-designed, resilient systems, such as policies, processes, procedures, protocol, rules, and checklists that are up to date and fully implemented across a business. Offers a detailed look into insurance policy terms and conditions and includes practical checklists to assist readers in structuring and negotiating their own policies. Handbook of Risk and Insurance Strategies for Certified Public Risk Officers and Other Water Professionals combines practical knowledge of technical water/wastewater operations along with the core subjects of risk management and insurance for practicing and aspiring professionals charged with handling these vital tasks for their organiza

Resilience in Energy  Infrastructure  and Natural Resources Law Book

Resilience in Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Law


  • Author : Catherine Banet
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192679789

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Resilience in Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Law Excerpt :

The number of severe and sometimes catastrophic disruptive events has been rapidly increasing. Extreme weather events including floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become both more frequent and more severe, whilst events such as the COVID-19 pandemic represent a global threat to public health with huge economic effects that recovery packages tried to address. These disruptive events, alone and in combination, have dramatic consequences on nature, human life, and the economy, calling for urgent action to mitigate their causes and adapt to their impacts. In response to discourses of collapsology and end-of-growth theories, this monograph offers an analytical approach to developing legal responses that can help ensure the needs of present and future generations can be met through energy systems, infrastructure development, and natural resources management in these times of disruption. 'Resilience' is, therefore, seen as a common framework for the interpretation and development of energy, infrastructure, and natural resources law. With a mix of thematic chapters and case studies from multiple jurisdictions, Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law maps and assesses legal responses to disruptive nature-based events, and examines possible legal pathways for more sustainable outcomes, based on its engagement with this concept of 'resilience' and social-ecological thinking.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector Book

Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector


  • Author : Fulco Ludwig
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849770743

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector Excerpt :

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Application of the Systems Approach to the Management of Complex Water Systems Book

Application of the Systems Approach to the Management of Complex Water Systems


  • Author : Slobodan P. Simonovic
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-12-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039437696

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Application of the Systems Approach to the Management of Complex Water Systems Excerpt :

During the past five decades, we have witnessed a tremendous evolution in water resource system management. Three characteristics of this evolution are of particular note: First, the application of the systems approach to complex water management problems has been established as one of the most important advances in the field of water resource management. Second, the past five decades have brought a remarkable transformation of attitude in the water resource management community towards environmental concerns and action to address these concerns. Third, applying the principles of sustainability to water resource decision-making requires major changes in the objectives on which decisions are based, and an understanding of the complicated inter-relationships between existing ecological, economic, and social factors. The Special Issue includes 15 contributions that offer insights into contemporary problems, approaches, and issues related to the management of complex water resources systems. It will be presumptuous to say that these 15 contributions characterize the success or failure of the systems approach to support water resources decision-making. However, these contributions offer interesting lessons from current experiences and highlight possible future work.

Women in Infrastructure Book

Women in Infrastructure


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Women engineers
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030928216

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Women in Infrastructure Excerpt :

The status of Americas infrastructure is graded every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and reports are provided on the various categories. In this book, prominent women engineers discuss many of the eighteen infrastructure categories from the 2021 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card providing background, analysis of the issues facing the category and projections for the future. Categories covered include aviation, bridges, dams, water and wastewater, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, ports, public parks, rail, roads, solid waste, and transit. Case studies from the authors work are included throughout. These topics touch on many of the challenges facing the world today and these solutions by women researchers and practitioners are valuable for their technical excellence and their non-traditional perspective. As an important part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series, the work highlights the contribution of women leaders in many of the infrastructure categories, inspiring women and men, girls and boys to enter and apply themselves to secure our future infrastructure. Provides insight into womens contributions to the field of infrastructure and what the issues are with respect to improving the grades across the infrastructure categories as enumerated in the ASCE Report Card; Presents information from academia, research, and industry into advances, applications, and threats for infrastructure; Discusses infrastructure challenges and solutions.

Background Notes on Sustainable  Productive and Resilient Agro Food Systems Value Chains  Human Capital  and the 2030 Agenda Book

Background Notes on Sustainable Productive and Resilient Agro Food Systems Value Chains Human Capital and the 2030 Agenda


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264637504

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Background Notes on Sustainable Productive and Resilient Agro Food Systems Value Chains Human Capital and the 2030 Agenda Excerpt :

This report, prepared by FAO and the OECD with inputs from ERIA, IFPRI, IFAD, and WTO, has been submitted to the G20 Presidency of Japan in response to the Presidency’s request for background notes on Sustainable, Productive and Resilient Agro-Food Systems: value chains, human capital, and the 2030 Agenda.

Environmental Engineering Book

Environmental Engineering


  • Author : James R. Mihelcic
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-07-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119604457

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Environmental Engineering Excerpt :

Environmental Engineering, 3rd Edition, is a balanced and up-to-date presentation of the core concepts of sustainable design — providing a mass-and-energy approach to the biology and chemistry of the environment while emphasizing the development of innovative and resilient solutions to environmental challenges. Clear and engaging chapters, written by leaders in their respective areas of expertise, cover environmental risk and measurements, physical processes, water resources, air-quality engineering, solid-waste management, and many more critical topics. Now in its third edition, this comprehensive textbook offers up-to-date perspectives on recent regulatory and policy issues relevant to sustainable development, explores innovative engineering solutions to global problems, and discusses emerging topics such as green chemistry, biomimicry, and life cycle thinking. Throughout this new edition, classroom-proven pedagogical tools develop students’ design skills and strengthen their understanding of fundamental principles. Now offered in enhanced ePub format, Environmental Engineering is an invaluable resource for students seeking to design solutions that meet current and future sustainability challenges.