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Urban Water Reuse Handbook




ISBN 9781482229141
Published December 23, 2015 by CRC Press
1177 Pages 443 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Examining the current literature, research, and relevant case studies, presented by a team of international experts, the Urban Water Reuse Handbook discusses the pros and cons of water reuse and explores new and alternative methods for obtaining a sustainable water supply. The book defines water reuse guidelines, describes the historical and current development of water reuse, and includes previously implemented methodologies and practices relevant to urban wastewater treatment. It considers the sustainability of water resources and supply systems in both urban and rural areas.

The book discusses the advantages of water reuse (reduced water consumption, cost-savings, a secure groundwater replenishment source, and a long-term water supply) and outlines the disadvantages (a build-up of chemical pollutants in the soil, the probable contamination of groundwater attributed to reclaimed water, and possible human health risks related to the presence of viruses and bacteria). It also proposes ethical and cultural considerations, discusses the economic and environmental performance of water systems relevant to water reuse, and outlines associated methods and strategies that can address problems of water scarcity.

In addition, this handbook addresses:

  • Constructed wetlands in surrounding urban areas
  • Water reuse in specific regions, coastal areas, cold regions, arid zones
  • Application of wastewater for hydroelectric power generation
  • Traditional systems of water reuse
  • Combining harvesting systems and water reuse structures
  • Warning systems for wastewater access control
  • Public participation and implementation issues
  • Groundwater recharge by unconventional water
  • Urban water reuse policy

A resourceful guide dedicated to the reuse of urban wastewater, the Urban Water Reuse Handbook focuses on wastewater treatment, recycling, and reuse for the conservation of water resources. This book serves as a reference for water resource engineers, urban hydrologists, and planning professionals; for water/wastewater engineers, students, policy makers, and researchers.

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Biography

Saeid Eslamian is a full professor of hydrology and water resources engineering in the Department of Water Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has published more than 400 articles, mainly on sustainable water resources management, statistical and environmental hydrology in a changing climate. Professor Eslamian is founder and chief editor of the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (IJHST) and the Journal of Flood Engineering (JFE). He has also authored approximately 100 book chapters and books that include the Handbook of Engineering Hydrology (2014) from CRC Press.

Reviews

"Wide range of topics covered in a concise and easily understandable fashion. Comprehensive coverage of water re use topics."
—Dave Sheehan, Cork County Council Republic of Ireland

"The sheer breath of topics all related to wastewater processes and reuse makes this a most desirable reference. ... very interesting especially in the context of the water reuse options and the overall benefits both financial and environmental that could accrue."
—Michael Fitzsimons, Senior Fisheries Environment Officer

"… provides a comprehensive overview of available techniques on the subject. Furthermore, it presents case studies and application experiences from a great number of countries from around the world. So, the reader can gain a lot from the different experiences. … addresses all aspects including quantity and quality issues, environmental impacts, socio-economics, legislation, etc., as well as current issues such as climate change, and also modern technologies, such as membrane use, constructed wetlands, rainwater harvesting systems… will make a valuable contribution to university libraries and personal bookshelves of academicians and practitioners."
—Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis, Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

"This chapter on E.coli occurrence in the urban water cycle integrates nicely with this timely handbook on water resources management and engineering. The chapter has been built around the concept of antibiotic resistant bacteria and pathogens and the respective implications for public health. Case studies are presented and this really helps those readers that are less familiar with the field. I believe that this chapter will be particularly useful to various professionals in the water industry including practitioners and researchers since it offers an overview of pathogens occurrence, outbreaks and antibiotic resistance, as well as of the traditional and more advanced control technologies."
—Dionissios Mantzavinos, University of Patras, Greece

"… a comprehensive examination of urban water reuse, thematically organized to address the sanitary, regulatory, environmental, historical, social, economic, technological, and management aspects of the topic. The strongest sections—which also differentiate this book from others on this topic—are those that focus on water reuse in terms of options and applications, traditional and modern technologies, cultural dimensions, roles of wetlands, rainwater harvesting, adaptations to climate change, and sustainability."
—Jonathan Mabry, City Planner, City of Tucson, Arizona, USA

"The handbook addresses water reuse subject in a comprehensive and exhaustive way by including all relevant topics… with the contribution of experts from different geographical area[s] suffering water scarcity, different disciplines and background/expertise."
—Luigi Rizzo, University of Salerno, Italy

"… this handbook can be considered as an encyclopedia addressing the possibilities of water reuse. I appreciate that different aspects have been considered: the recycling of water in agriculture, industry, urban, and environmental and ecological uses. Several and practical examples, including study cases are shown."
—Marcello Mastrorilli, CREA, Bari, Italy

"Water reuse is currently a rather interesting topic, as finding new water resources is essential. Governments will focus on using reclaimed water and thus universities will have to include this subject in their curriculum. Therefore I think that a good quality handbook on water reuse will gain attention. This book fulfills all preconditions to lead on this area."
—Professor Christos Akratos, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Greece

"… the book is timely and important to[the] growing water shortage and demands for the intensely urbanized communities."
—Kwang-Ho Choo, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

"It is really interesting, a book covering so many points of view, from so many countries… outstanding information, so modern and written in a comprehensive way."
—Sixto Malato, Plataforma Solar De Almeria, Spain

"… a comprehensive examination of urban water reuse, thematically organized to address the sanitary, regulatory, environmental, historical, social, economic, technological, and management aspects of the topic. The strongest sections—which also differentiate this book from others on this topic—are those that focus on water reuse in terms of options and applications, traditional and modern technologies, cultural dimensions, roles of wetlands, rainwater harvesting, adaptations to climate change, and sustainability."
—Jonathan Mabry, City Planner, City of Tucson, Arizona, USA

"The handbook addresses water reuse subject in a comprehensive and exhaustive way by including all relevant topics… with the contribution of experts from different geographical area[s] suffering water scarcity, different disciplines and background/expertise."
—Luigi Rizzo, University of Salerno, Italy

"… this handbook can be considered as an encyclopedia addressing the possibilities of water reuse. I appreciate that different aspects have been considered: the recycling of water in agriculture, industry, urban, and environmental and ecological uses. Several and practical examples, including study cases are shown."
—Marcello Mastrorilli, CREA, Bari, Italy

"Water reuse is currently a rather interesting topic, as finding new water resources is essential. Governments will focus on using reclaimed water and thus universities will have to include this subject in their curriculum. Therefore I think that a good quality handbook on water reuse will gain attention. This book fulfills all preconditions to lead on this area."
—Professor Christos Akratos, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Greece

"… the book is timely and important to[the] growing water shortage and demands for the intensely urbanized communities."
—Kwang-Ho Choo, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

"It is really interesting, a book covering so many points of view, from so many countries… outstanding information, so modern and written in a comprehensive way."
—Sixto Malato, Plataforma Solar De Almeria, Spain