Water Supply and Treatment
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
The Poisoned City
Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Paperback      ISBN: 1250181615

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives.

It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun.

In the first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark's The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail--and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal.
Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here
Last Call at the Oasis
The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here
Paperback      ISBN: 158648978x

"If there was a price placed on clean water we might start treating it like it has value. Maybe when it's gone we'll realize we can't drink oil or money." --Dave Matthews

Less than 1 percent of the world's water is fresh and potable--and no more will ever be available. Thanks to pollution, global warming, and population growth, water access is poised to become today's most explosive global issue. This book, based on the film Last Call at the Oasis by Academy Award(R)-winning director Jessica Yu, offers insights into the coming water crisis from visionary scientists, policymakers, activists, and environmentalists, including:

  • ROBERT MORAN on how oil and mineral development pollute and divert water supplies--often beyond public scrutiny
  • PETER H. GLEICK on discovering the "soft path" to global water security
  • ROBERT GLENNON on how the power of markets can help protect the world's water
  • LYNN HENNING on how a family farmer became a passionate "water activist"
  • ALEX PRUD'HOMME on how the water crisis affects us all
  • GARY WHITE on how innovative social and economic strategies can make clean water available even for the world's poorest people
  • HADLEY ARNOLD AND PETER ARNOLD on how arid regions like America's Southwest can wisely husband water supplies for cities and farmers alike
  • ROBYN BEAVERS on how today's smartest businesses are making sustainable water management a competitive advantage
  • ZEM JOAQUIN on nine "ecofabulous" ways of saving water at home--and doing it with style
  • BILL MCDONOUGH on how smart design can preserve water's "Endless Resourcefulness" for generations to come


No resource on earth is more precious--or more endangered--than water. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful tool for learning about the water challenges we face as well as the remarkable solutions available to us--if we have the will to use them.

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
The Poisoned City
Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250125146

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives.

It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun.

In the first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark's The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail--and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal.

Advanced Methods for Groundwater Pollution Control
Advanced Methods for Groundwater Pollution Control
Paperback      ISBN: 3211827145

In recent years the analysis, control, preservation, remediation and correct management of underground resources have received a growing attention in a variety of sectors, including industrial, professional and academic environments. The volume describes new developments in both applied research and design technology to maintain sustainability of a vital resource (groundwater) which is continuously threatened by contamination resulting from solid waste disposal operations, site reutilization, intensive extraction, accidental leakage of spill in working installations and non-point source pollution in agriculture. It is directed to managers, professionals, and researchers working in any of the areas concerned with the control, prediction, and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination.

Advances in Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment: Materials, Processes and Applications
Advances in Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment
Materials, Processes and Applications
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782421211

Advances in Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment: Materials, Processes and Applications provides a detailed overview of advanced water treatment methods involving membranes, which are increasingly seen as effective replacements for a range of conventional water treatment methods.

The text begins with reviews of novel membrane materials and advances in membrane operations, then examines the processes involved with improving membrane performance.

Final chapters cover the application of membrane technologies for use in water treatment, with detailed discussions on municipal wastewater and reuse in the textile and paper industries.

The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems
The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy
Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 146964553x

The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known world of bathrooms and sewers, offering unique insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, urban planning and development, hygiene, and public health. Focusing on the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's work challenges common perceptions of Romans' social customs, beliefs about health, tolerance for filth in their cities, and attitudes toward privacy. In charting the complex history of sanitary customs from the late republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow reveals the origins of waste removal technologies and their implications for urban health, past and present.

Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Industrial Biofouling and Biocorrosion, Stuttgar
Biofouling and Biocorrosion in Industrial Water Systems
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Industrial Biofouling and Biocorrosion, Stuttgar
Paperback      ISBN: 3642765459

Microbial growth and contamination ("Biofouling") in water systems represents a significant threat to the quality of waters produced for the microelectronic, pharmaceutical, petroleum, paper, food and other manufacturing industries. Biofouling can lead to biologically induced corrosion ("Biocorrosion"), which can cause severe damage to the equipment. Both biofouling and biocorrosion are frequently not recognized in time, underestimated, or linked with the wrong causes. The book represents a new approach by introducing biofilm properties and dynamics as basic principles of biofouling and biocorrosion, thus providing a better understanding and the means of fighting the undesired effects of biofilms. The most important features are: Case histories of biofouling in water treatment.- Detection and monitoring of biofouling.- Reverse osmosis membrane biofouling.- Biocide efficacy and biofouling control.- Plant design considerations for preventing biofouling.- Case histories of biocorrosion.- Detection, monitoring, control and prevention of biocorrosion.- Fundamentals of biofouling and biocorrosion mechanisms.

Biomanipulation Tool for Water Management: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 8-11 August, 1989
Biomanipulation Tool for Water Management
Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 8-11 August, 1989
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792308603
City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago
City Water, City Life
Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago
Paperback      ISBN: 022615159x

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas that are a support for the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created the city. In City Water, City Life, celebrated historian Carl Smith explores this concept through an insightful examination of the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and the 1860s. By examining the place of water in the nineteenth-century consciousness, Smith illuminates how city dwellers perceived themselves during the great age of American urbanization. But City Water, City Life is more than a history of urbanization. It is also a refreshing meditation on water as a necessity, as a resource for commerce and industry, and as an essential--and central--part of how we define our civilization.

Clean Water: Factors That Influence Its Availability, Quality and Its Use: International Clean Water Conference Held in La Jolla, California, 28-30 No
Clean Water: Factors That Influence Its Availability, Quality and Its Use
International Clean Water Conference Held in La Jolla, California, 28-30 No
Paperback      ISBN: 9401066191

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IX PART I CONFERENCE SUMMARY STATEMENT R. W. BROCKSEN, W. CHOW, E. D. DAUGHERTY, Y. G. MUSSALLI, J. WISNIEWSKI and A. L. WOODIS I Clean Water: Factors that Influence its Availability, Quality and its Use: Summary of the International Water Conference 3-7 PART II WATER RESOURCE OVERVIEWS S. PECK I Managing and Protecting Our Water Resources 11-20 R. BROCKSEN, W. CHOW and K. CONNOR I Addressing Electric Utility Surface Water Challenges 21-29 C. LOHSE-HANSON I Lake Superior Binational Program: The Role of Electric Utilities 31-40 J. A. VEIL and D. O. MOSES I Consequences of Proposed Changes to Clean Water Act Thermal Discharges 41-52 PART III ECOLOGICAL I HEALTH RISKS c. SEIGNEUR, E. CONSTANTINOU and L. LEVIN I Multipathway Health Risk Assessment of Power Plant Water Discharges 55-64 C. W. CHEN, J. HERR, R. A. GOLDSTEIN, F. J. SAGONA, K. E. RYLANT and G. E. HAUSER I Watershed Risk Analysis Model for TVA's Holston River Basin 65-70 S. FERSON, L. R. GINZBURG and R. A. GOLDSTEIN I Inferring Ecological Risk from Toxicity Bioassays 71-82 C. ARQUIETT, M. GERKE and I. DATSKOU I Evaluation of Contaminated Groundwater Cleanup Objectives 83-92 G. L. BOWIE, J. G. SANDERS, G. F. RIEDEL, C. C. GILMOUR, D. L. BREITBURG, G. A. CUTIER and D. B. PORCELLA / Assessing Selenium Cycling and Accumulation in Aquatic Ecosystems 93-104 D. W. RODGERS, J. SCHRODER and L.