Water and Society IV
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute, UK
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
This volume presents papers from the 4th International Conference on Water & Society. The focus of the conference was to encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society. The valuable research contained in this book demonstrates the need to bridge the gap between specialists in physical sciences, biology, environmental sciences and health.
The availability of clean and inexpensive water can no longer be taken for granted as the need for water continues to increase due a growing global population. Heavy water consumers such as agriculture and industry often contribute to its contamination. Water distribution networks in urban areas and soiled water collection systems, present serious problems as well as the need to maintain ageing infrastructures. Possible technologically solutions, such as desalination or pumping systems are energy demanding but, as costs rise, the techniques currently developed may need to be re-assessed.
The following list covers some of the subjects included in this book: Water Resources Management; Urban Water Management; Water Quality; Water Resources Contamination; Water, Sanitation and Health; Groundwater Management and Conservation.