Mays, Larry W Urban Water Supply Handbook

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Urban Water Supply Handbook

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This state-of-the-art resource draws upon the accumulated wisdom of a carefully chosen team of internationally recognized experts selected for their extensive experience in the essential aspects of water supply systems. This industry “who’s who” covers everything from the historical perspectives of urban water supply to planning, safety and security – an especially timely and crucial issue, management, performance indicators, operation, pricing, maintenance, and public-private partnerships. The author includes informative case studies for valuable “real world” perspective.

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THE FIRST BOOK TO OFFER ALL-INCLUSIVE, WIDE-SPECTRUM COVERAGE OF URBAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

This state-of-the art resource draws upon the accumulated wisdom of a carefully chosen team of internationally recognized experts selected for their extensive experience in the essential aspects of water supply systems. You’ll find authoritative, detailed coverage of:
* Historical perspectives of urban water supply
* Strategic planning for small water systems
* Security analysis
* Integrated management and water use management
* Performance indicators for management support
* Outsourcing and public-private partnerships
* Optimal operation
* GIS applied to water supply systems
* Water pricing and drought management
* Water demand analysis
* Urban water infrastructure in the desert
* Regional water supply planning models
* Intrusion susceptibility using GIS
* Reliability/availability analysis of distribution systems
* Maintenance, reliability, and replacement scheduling
* Adaptive management for water supply planning

Complete with informative case studies, the Urban Water Supply Handbook will prove to be an invaluable resource for consulting engineers, public works engineers and administrators, municipal engineers, and water managers worldwide involved with urban water systems.

About the Author:

Larry W. Mays is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and former chair of the department. He was formerly Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered professional engineer in seven states and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is author of Water Resources Engineering (John Wiley & Sons) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker), co-author of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill), and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, and Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook (all from McGraw-Hill). He is also editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and co-editor of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Among his honors is a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.

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