The Drinking Water Dictionary

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9780071375139: The Drinking Water Dictionary

Definitions for every aspect of safe drinking water

Developed under the aegis of the American Water Works Association - and incorporating the wisdom of over 23 experts in their respective fields - The Drinking Water Dictionary gives you a single-volume reference that’s encyclopedia in its scope. At your fingertips you’ll find definitions of abbreviations and acronyms…hydraulic formulas…mathematical models…Units of Measure (US customary and SI)… and Conversion Factor tables. This is the first place to look – and the only source you’ll need – for definitions of more than 15,000 terms in all areas relating to drinking water:


*supply
* microbiology
* treatment
*distribution
*regulation
*management
* chemistry
*health effects
* and 34 other topics

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With comprehensive definitions of thousands of essential terms of today’s water engineering and sciences, this is—

The Best Water Quality Dictionary You Can Own—


*15,000 up-to-date entries fully define the language of water quality
*Authoritative and accurate—definitions supplied by leading experts in each field as part of the 23-member AWWA Technical Advisory Committee
*Encyclopedic—covers all disciplines—supply, treatment, regulation, chemistry, health effects, microbiology, stormwater, wastewater, hydrology, distribution, management, and 34 other topic areas
*Abbreviations, acronyms, hydraulic equations, chemical formulas, and mathematical models
*Conversion factors tables
*Units of measure in both customary and SI units

This comprehensive, indispensable reference puts accurate information at your fingertips. Whether you are a professional, a student, or a general reader with interest in a critical environmental subject, The Drinking Water Dictionary defines the current language of water quality and gives you a better understanding of the ideas and concepts you need to know.

About the Author:

The leading organization of water management professionals in the United States, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) empaneled a committee of 23 experts to compile authoritative definitions and develop this dictionary. This special Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has worked since 1994 creating this unequaled reference. James M. Symons, Cullen Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston, served as Project Supervisor and Editor. AWWA has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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