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M33 Flowmeters in Water Supply, Third Edition

M33 Flowmeters in Water Supply, Third Edition Lowest new price: $124.99
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Author: Awwa


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

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Lowest new price: $30.00
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Author: Anna Clark

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, 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.

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The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water Lowest new price: $3.62
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Author: Charles Fishman
Brand: Free Press

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink—indeed, water can be made so clean that it’s toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this surprising and mind-changing narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. But the era of easy water is over.

Bringing readers on a lively and fascinating journey—from the wet moons of Saturn to the water-obsessed hotels of Las Vegas, where dolphins swim in the desert, and from a rice farm in the parched Australian outback to a high-tech IBM plant that makes an exotic breed of pure water found nowhere in nature—Fishman vividly shows that we’ve already left behind a century-long golden age when water was thoughtlessly abundant, free, and safe and entered a new era of high-stakes water. In 2008, Atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. California is in a desperate battle to hold off a water catastrophe. And in the last five years Australia nearly ran out of water—and had to scramble to reinvent the country’s entire water system. But as dramatic as the challenges are, the deeper truth Fishman reveals is that there is no good reason for us to be overtaken by a global water crisis. We have more than enough water. We just don’t think about it, or use it, smartly.

The Big Thirst brilliantly explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water—but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As Fishman shows, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness.

As Charles Fishman writes, “Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly.” The Big Thirst will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we’ll always have plenty of it.

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  • Free Press

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 2): Water-Harvesting Earthworks

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 2): Water-Harvesting Earthworks Lowest new price: $26.62
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Author: Brad Lancaster
Brand: Rainsource Press

Turn water scarcity into water abundance!
Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water and air quality.

Building on the information presented in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site.

  • Real life stories and examples permeate the book, including:
  • How curb cuts redirect street runoff to passively irrigate flourishing shade trees planted along the street
  • How check dams have helped create springs and perennial flows in once-dry creeks
  • How infiltration basins are creating thriving rain-fed gardens
  • How backyard greywater laundromats are turning "wastewater" into a resource growing food, beauty, and shade that builds community, and more.
  • How to create simple tools to read slope and water flow
  • More than 225 illustrations and photographs

 

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  • Rainsource Press

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Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam

Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam Lowest new price: $180.00
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Author: Jonathan Brant PhD
Brand: Brand: Professional Publications, Inc.

To pass the Civil PE exam’s water resources and environmental depth section, you’ll need to be familiar with the exam topics and how to use relevant equations. The Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam provides comprehensive coverage of the exam topics. Detailed tables, figures, and appendices make it possible to solve many exam problems using the Depth Reference Manual alone. Example problems demonstrate how concepts are applied, and end-of-chapter problems provide opportunity for independent practice.

Comprehensive Reference and Practice for the Civil PE Exam’s Water Resources and Environmental Depth Section
  • Clear, easy-to-understand explanations of water resources and environmental engineering concepts
  • A complete introduction to the water resources and environmental depth section of the Civil PE exam
  • An overview of the Ten States Standards
  • 115 solved example problems
  • 101 exam-like, end-of-chapter problems with complete solutions
  • 230 equations, 65 tables, 102 figures, and 8 appendices
  • An easy-to-use index

Topics Covered
  • Activated Sludge
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Groundwater Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste and Pollutants
  • Hydraulics—Closed Conduit
  • Hydraulics—Open Channel
  • Hydrology
  • Waste and Wastewater Composition and Chemistry
  • Wastewater
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

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A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis (Peter T. Flawn Series in Natural Resource)

A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis (Peter T. Flawn Series in Natural Resource) Lowest new price: $18.65
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Author: Seamus McGraw

As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux?

The most comprehensive—and comprehensible—book on contemporary water issues, A Thirsty Land delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature with our own ever-expanding needs. Part history, part science, part adventure story, and part travelogue, this book puts a human face on the struggle to master that most precious and capricious of resources, water. Seamus McGraw goes to the taproots, talking to farmers, ranchers, businesspeople, and citizen activists, as well as to politicians and government employees. Their stories provide chilling evidence that Texas—and indeed the nation—is not ready for the next devastating drought, the next catastrophic flood. Ultimately, however, A Thirsty Land delivers hope. This deep dive into one of the most vexing challenges facing Texas and the nation offers glimpses of the way forward in the untapped opportunities that water also presents.

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Water Distribution Grades 1 & 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Water Distribution Grades 1 & 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO Lowest new price: $88.98
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Author: American Water Works Association

AWWA s Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.

WSO Water Distribution, Grades 1 and 2, is organized into 22 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams. Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific distribution processes in detail. Other chapters cover water use and system design, water mains, hydrants and valves, water system supply security and public relations. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 1 or 2 exam is included in this book.
To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter.

Key Features

Developed in accordance with current ABC criteria
Focused on specific experience and certification level
Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter
Refers to more than 100 videos for additional training

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Environmental Engineering Reference Manual, 3rd Edition

Environmental Engineering Reference Manual, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $280.00
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Author: Michael R. Lindeburg PE

Get your PE Environmental Engineering Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads.

Comprehensive Environmental PE Exam Coverage

The Environmental Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the NCEES Environmental PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed with common environmental engineering concepts. Together, the 58 chapters provide an in-depth review of important topics from the NCEES Environmental PE exam specifications. The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you’ll find what you’re looking for no matter how you search.

This book features:
  • over 100 appendices containing essential support material
  • over 500 clarifying examples
  • thousands of equations, figures, and tables
  • industry-standard terminology and nomenclature
  • equal support of U.S. customary and SI units

After you pass your exam, the Environmental Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your environmental engineering career.

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Wetland Indicators: A Guide to Wetland Formation, Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping, Second Edition

Wetland Indicators: A Guide to Wetland Formation, Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping, Second Edition Lowest new price: $109.52
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Author: Ralph W. Tiner

Understand the current concept of wetland and methods for identifying, describing, classifying, and delineating wetlands in the United States with Wetland Indicators - capturing the current state of science's role in wetland recognition and mapping.
Environmental scientists and others involved with wetland regulations can strengthen their knowledge about wetlands, and the use of various indicators, to support their decisions on difficult wetland determinations. Professor Tiner primarily focuses on plants, soils, and other signs of wetland hydrology in the soil, or on the surface of wetlands in his discussion of Wetland Indicators.
Practicing - and aspiring - wetland delineators alike will appreciate Wetland Indicators' critical insight into the development and significance of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and other factors.

Features

  • Color images throughout illustrate wetland indicators.
  • Incorporates analysis and coverage of the latest Army Corps of Engineers delineation manual.

  • Provides over 60 tables, including extensive tables of U.S. wetland plant communities and examples for determining hydrophytic vegetation.
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    Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance

    Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance Lowest new price: $29.95
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    Author: Daniel M Brown

    Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting shows how to design, build, and maintain a rainwater system that consistently and reliably provides potable water that is orders of magnitude cleaner than typical public municipal water. The book covers advanced oxidation processes, disinfection, biofilm control, filtration, plumbing, electronic controls, and water testing. Electronic schematics of essential control circuits are provided. Plumbing diagrams for both on-grid and off-grid systems are provided. Proper pump sizing for a given storage capacity is discussed. The book shows how to use a spreadsheet to properly size storage capacity based on actual rainfall data, collection area, and assumed daily usage rate. Mechanical design and fabrication details of key components are provided, such as automatic first flush divert valves, a rainwater pre-filter, disinfectant injection, and a water level sensor. The book contains unique information not found anywhere else, some of which disputes the teachings found in other sources. As one book reviewer put it, “I thought I knew everything there is to know about rainwater harvesting, but this book is lightyears ahead of anything I've seen.” The book is not written by an armchair theoretician, but by an actual practitioner who has successfully maintained a system on his own private residence, as the only source of potable water, for several years. The book also demonstrates how private rainwater harvesting stimulates real water conservation, as opposed to the futile efforts of governments and public utilities.

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