Owing to climate change related uncertainties and anticipated population growth, different parts of the developing and the developed world (particularly urban areas) are experiencing water shortages or flooding and security of fit-for-purpose supplies is becoming a major issue. The emphasis on decentralized alternative water supply systems has increased considerably. Most of the information on such systems is either scattered or focuses on large scale reuse with little consideration given to decentralized small to medium scale systems. Alternative Water Supply Systems brings together recent research into the available and innovative options and additionally shares experiences from a wide range of contexts from both developed and developing countries.
Alternative Water Supply Systems covers technical, social, financial and institutional aspects associated with decentralized alternative water supply systems. These include systems for greywater recycling, rainwater harvesting, recovery of water through condensation and sewer mining. A number of case studies from the UK, the USA, Australia and the developing world are presented to discuss associated environmental and health implications.
Alternative Water Supply Systems provides insights into a range of aspects associated with alternative water supply systems and an evidence base (through case studies) on potential water savings and trade-offs. The information organized in Alternative Water Supply Systems is aimed at facilitating wider uptake of context specific alternatives at a decentralized scale mainly in urban areas.
Alternative Water Supply Systems is a key reference for postgraduate level students and researchers interested in environmental engineering, water resources management, urban planning and resource efficiency, water demand management, building service engineering and sustainable architecture. It provides practical insights for water professionals such as systems designers, operators, and decision makers responsible for planning and delivering sustainable water management in urban areas through the implementation of decentralized water recycling.
- Rainwater Harvesting
- Performance and Economics of Internally Plumbed Rainwater Tanks in Australia
- Evaluating Rain Tank Pump Performance at a Micro-component Level
- Rainwater Harvesting for Stormwater Management
- International charging and incentive schemes for rainwater harvesting systems
- Socio-technical aspects of decentralised rainwater harvesting systems
- The value of linking behaviour change at home with rainwater harvesting in schools
- The Potential of Self Supply in Uganda's Rakai District: Assessing Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Storage Cost and Geographic Availability
- Greywater Treatment and Reuse
- Membrane processes for greywater recycling
- Extensive treatment of greywater
- Domestic rainwater harvesting, greywater reuse and health
- Greywater reuse: risk identification, quantification and management
- Greywater Recycling: Guidelines for safe adoption
- Condensate Recovery and Sewer Mining for Non-Potable Applications
- Air Conditioning Condensate Recovery and reuse for non-potable applications - I: background, quantity, feasibility and sustainability
- Conditioning Condensate Recovery and reuse for non-potable applications - II: quality, recovery and case studies
- Introduction to Sewer Mining: Technology & Health Risks
- Getting Sewer Mining off the Ground: Financial Perspectives
- Implications of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Systems
- Fugitive Gas Emissions and Ecological Footprint of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Risk mitigation for wastewater irrigation systems in low-income countries: Opportunities and limitations of the WHO guidelines
- The growing burden of poor quality irrigation water - can it qualify as an alternative water system? Large scale wastewater reuse systems and energy
- Decision Making and Case Studies on Alternative Water Supply Systems
- The socio-technology of potable and non-potable water reuse
- Designing co-governance processes for alternative water systems
- Decision Support Systems for Smart Building Water Cycle Management
- Moving from Building-scale to District-scale - San Francisco's Non-Potable Water Program
- The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Water Recycling System
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