Implementing a Stormwater Management Program presents a four-step, common-sense approach that describes how to create and implement a successful stormwater management program. Guidelines, concepts, techniques, and thought-provoking questions are included for all phases of program development, including problem identification, program conception and creation, and final implementation. Discover the fundamental elements of policy creation, institutional planning, technical planning, financial planning, and public involvement and awareness. Find out how to implement the shell program and component parts such as operation and maintenance programs and capital improvement plans. Guidance in the legal aspects of stormwater programs and keys to success are also provided. The book will be an essential reference tool for environmental consultants, municipal engineers, regulatory officials, elected officials, and stormwater program managers.
This volume collects essays from academics and practitioners from a diversity of areas and perspectives in order to discuss water security at various levels and to illuminate the central idea of water security: its focus on the individual. Beginning with the big picture, this book aims to illustrate the depth of the water security crisis and its interconnections with other aspects of societal development. It particularly draws a connection to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and discusses that challenges faced in meeting the 17 sustainability development goals (SDG) by the year 2030. Moving from international to domestic and community perspectives, this book provides a unique analysis of issues and solutions to the water issues we face today in light of the ever looming global changes brought on by climate change.
Over the past few decades the recognition of our common need for water has increased, as policymakers have sought to place more focus on the individual within policy. After the recognition of water and sanitation as a fundamental human right by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, there is increasing recognition of the individual as the building block for the struggle for water security. This reality also intersects with adverse impacts of global climate change, and the book responds to the broader question: will clean and safe water be available where we need it and when we need it in the future?
Water, with its simple molecular structure, reveals a complex nature upon interaction with other molecules and surfaces. Water at Interfaces: A Molecular Approach provides a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to water at interfaces, focusing on its molecular characteristics. The book considers interfaces at different length scales from single water molecules to involvement of large numbers of water molecules, and from one-dimensional to three-dimensional interfaces. It begins with individual water molecules, describing their basic properties and the fundamental concepts that form the basis of this book.
Humans are extinct. They exist only as a footnote in ancient history. All that remains are the ruins of their crumbling cities and their mechanical creations. A civilization of intelligent machines thrives in their stead, the perfect society governed by order and reason. Or so it strives to be. To maintain order and continue the march of progress, dangerous Robots are sent to the detainment facility, Damascus-7, to spend the rest of eternity away from society. When a Robot is decommissioned under suspicious circumstances in this supposedly secure facility, Agent Silverman Mk-1443 is sent to investigate. A veritable Wild West of the dirty, grimy future, Damascus-7 is a world of its own, far removed from the civilized bots, where unsavory machines and dangerous gangs run amok. The trail to the perpetrator will lead Agent Silverman down a path that will have serious consequences much grander than he could have imagined, and will cause him to not only question his superiors' motives, but his existence itself.
This book is the result of a long-term co-operative research and professional development programme between the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), Mexico, and the University of Salford, UK. It provides the design basis for the fabrication of small and large scale commercial absorption heat pump systems, and includes a comprehensive treatment of the economics of heat pump systems. It charts the development of heat pump technology from theoretical principles to the operation of practical systems for the purification of water, both for human consumption and a wide variety of industrial purposes.
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