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Sustainable Water Management

1st Edition

Edited by Daniel H. Chen

CRC Press

428 pages | 92 B/W Illus.

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While the world’s population continues to grow, the availability of water remains constant. Facing the looming water crisis, society needs to tackle strategic management issues as an integrated part of the solution toward water sustainability. The first volume in the two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies offers readers a practical and comprehensive look at such key water management topics as water resource planning and governance, water infrastructure planning and adaption, proper regulations, and water scarcity and inequality. It discusses best management practices for water resource allocation, ground water protection, and water quality assurance, especially for rural, arid, and underdeveloped regions of the world. Timely topics such as drought, ecosystem sustainability, climate change, and water management for shale oil and gas development are presented.

  • Discusses best practices for water resource allocation, ground water protection, and water quality assurance.
  • Offers chapters on urban, rural, arid, and underdeveloped regions of the world.
  • Describes timely topics such as drought, ecosystem sustainability, climate change, and water management for shale oil and gas development.
  • Covers water resource planning and governance, water infrastructure planning and adaptation, proper regulations, and water scarcity and inequality
  • Discusses water resource monitoring, efficiency, and quality management.


"A very well written and arranged, easy to read reference book by notable experts in the subject of water management and technology for sustainability."

— Dickson Ozokwelu, US Department of Energy, Bowie, Washington, D.C., USA

"The two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies, edited and compiled by Daniel Chen, covers a broad spectrum of current-day issues and challenges in water resource management and stewardship arising from increased demand for energy, food, and water, and the rapid expansion of new technologies for energy production via Shale gas and unconventional hydrocarbons. Topics include current best practices for water purification and management, plus emerging developments in nano and biotechnology, as well as advanced separations to address future needs. It is what a handbook should be, a go-to reference set to provide background and grounding for a highly important area of science and technology."

— Joseph B. Powell, Shell, Houston, Texas, USA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Water Quality Management

Kevin Wagner, Lucas Gregory, and Allen Berthold

Chapter 2 Water Monitoring and Diagnosis

Kevin Urbanczyk

Chapter 3 Sustainable Monitoring of Algal Blooms

Hesam Zamankhan, Judy Westrick, Frank R. Anscombe,Richard Stumpf, Timothy T. Wynne, James Sullivan,

Michael Twardowski, Timothy Moore, and Hyeok Choi

Chapter 4 Groundwater Management (Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Overdraft)

Dorina Murgulet

Chapter 5 Reservoir System Management

Ralph A. Wurbs

Chapter 6 Sustainable Urban Water Management

Willy Giron Matute, Mohamed K. Mostafa, Daniel Attoh,Ramesh C. Chawla, and Robert W. Peters

Chapter 7 Water Management for Shale Oil and Gas Development

Ross Tomson, Liwen Chen, and Peyton C. Richmond

Chapter 8 Outreach Programs for Awareness of Water Resources Sustainability and Adoption of Best Management Practices

Jennifer L. Peterson, Larry A. Redmon, and Mark L. McFarland

Chapter 9 Water Scarcity in Developing Regions

John Anthony Byrne, Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez,and Preetam Kumar Sharma

Chapter 10 Perspectives on Managing Freshwater Systems for Sustainable Use

Jeffrey A. Thornton, Walter Rast, and Hebin Lin

Chapter 11 Climate Change and Future Water Supply

John W. Nielsen-Gammon

Chapter 12 Adapting Water Infrastructure to Nonstationary Climate Changes

Jeff Yang

Chapter 13 Integration of Water and Energy Sustainability

Kelly T. Sanders and Carey W. King

Chapter 14 Water, Energy, and Ecosystem Sustainability

Cindy Loeffler, Leslie D. Hartman, and Daniel H. Chen

Chapter 15 Optimum, Sustainable, and Integrated Water Management

Tapas K. Das


About the Editor

Daniel H. Chen is professor at the Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering and holds the title of University Professor and University Scholar at Lamar University. He is the director of the Photocatalysis Lab and deputy director of the Process Engineering Center. Dr. Chen’s areas of expertise are air/water pollution, nanostructured catalytic materials, and process modeling. He has published 4 book chapters and 37 articles and has given numerous presentations throughout the United States and worldwide. Since 2006, he has worked on a series of field sampling and water treatment projects aimed at improving the water quality of the Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Dr. Chen holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Chen has previously served as a shift supervisor in Hualon-Teijin Polyester Plant, Taiwan, as a project engineer at Chemical Engineering Consultants, Inc., Stillwater, Oklahoma, as a US Department of Energy research fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia, and as a US Army/Battelle faculty associate at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He also has served as session chair/co-chair of Sustainable Water Use and Management, Reaction Engineering for Combustion and Pyrolysis, and Liquid Phase Reaction Engineering at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Chen is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

About the Series

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Pollution Control
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply