Treatise on Water Science, Four-Volume Set book cover

Treatise on Water Science, Four-Volume Set

Water quality and management are of great significance globally, as the demand for clean, potable water far exceeds the availability. Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and economics, and the Treatise on Water Science seeks to unite these areas through contributions from a global team of author-experts. The 4-volume set examines topics in depth, with an emphasis on innovative research and technologies for those working in applied areas.

Oceanographers, engineers, advanced students and others whose work concerns water research; water supply/utility companies; government agencies tasked with environmental resource management; and environmental science libraries

Hardbound, 2102 Pages

Published: January 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53193-3


  • Volume 1: Management of Water Resources,
    Edited by Peter Rogers, Harvard School for Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA

    Volume 1 focuses on the Management of Water Resources. Without water, life as we know it would disappear from the planet. Water plays an extremely important role in maintaining a sustainable life on this planet for all species including homo sapiens.
    The volume posits three questions:

    Will we have enough water to grow food to feed ourselves in the 21st century?
    How will we provide water and sanitation for an additional 3 billion urban dwellers?
    How should we address the future climate uncertainties?
    The eleven chapters in this volume deal with how we can examine these questions from the different perspectives of a group of leading water experts drawn from the fields of engineering, economics, public health, government, finance, and agriculture. The chapters are intended primarily for physical and biological scientists to understand the economic and social context of their own work.

    Integrated Water Resources Management
    Governing Water: Institutions, Property Rights, and Sustainability
    Managing Aquatic Ecosystems
    Water as an Economic Good: Old and New Concepts and Implications for
    Analysis and Implementation
    Providing Clean Water: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations
    Pricing Water and Sanitation Services
    Groundwater Management
    Managing Agricultural Water
    Implementation of Ambiguous Water-Quality Policies
    Predicting Future Demands for Water
    Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Communication: Methods for
    Climate Variability and Change


    Volume 2: The Science of Hydrology
    Edited by Stefan Uhlenbrook, Department of Water Engineering, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

    Volume 2, Hydrology covers the water cycle, and all processes involved at different scales. It discusses dynamics of all water cycle variables (precipitation, evaporation and runoff) and the natural and human water storages such as interception, soil water, groundwater, lakes and reservoirs. It analyzes the movement, distribution and spatio-temporal dynamics of hydrological processes and various ways to observe and quantify them (including remote sensing and ground-based techniques). Chapters include coverage of coupled processes and other linkages of hydrology and related fields such as aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry and geomorphology. Three chapters discuss different ways to model hydrological systems and the uncertainty of hydrological predictions.

    Global Hydrology
    Evaporation in the Global Hydrological Cycle
    Infiltration and Unsaturated Zone
    Mechanics of Groundwater Flow
    The Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics of Rivers
    Lakes and Reservoirs
    Tracer Hydrology
    Hydrology and Ecology of River Systems
    Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Linkages
    Catchment Erosion, Sediment Delivery, and Sediment Quality
    Field-Based Observation of Hydrological Processes
    Observation of Hydrological Processes Using Remote Sensing
    Hydrological Modeling
    Uncertainty of Hydrological Predictions
    Statistical Hydrology
    Scaling and Regionalization in Hydrology
    Stream– Groundwater Interactions

    Volume 3: Aquatic Chemistry and Biology
    Fritz Frimmel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Volume 3, Aquatic Chemistry and Microbiology, deals with reactions, effects and fate of water ingredients in aquatic systems, and with the tools for reliable assessment of water quality concerning chemical, hygienic and toxicological aspects. It is intended to supply the molecular facts for a meaningful diagnosis of the status of aquatic systems, for efficient technical processes within the water cycle, for drinking water supply and for waste water management. The information given in the volume is of special interest for analytical chemists, environmental scientists and engineers working in research, development or university teaching. –

    Sum Parameters: Potential and Limitations
    Trace Metal(loid)s (As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, PGE, Sb, and Zn) and Their Species
    Sources, Risks, and Mitigation of Radioactivity in Water
    Emerging Contaminants
    Natural Colloids and Manufactured Nanoparticles in Aquatic and
    Terrestrial Systems
    Sampling and Conservation
    Measurement Quality in Water Analysis
    Identification of Microorganisms Using the Ribosomal RNA Approach and
    Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization
    Bioassays for Estrogenic and Androgenic Effects of Water Constituents
    Online Monitoring Sensors
    Standardized Methods for Water-Quality Assessment
    Waterborne Parasitic Diseases: Hydrology, Regional Development, and Control
    Bioremediation: Plasmid-Mediated Bioaugmentation of Microbial
    Communities – Experience from Laboratory-Scale Bioreactors
    Characterization Tools for Differentiating Natural Organic Matter from Effluent
    Organic Matter
    Chemical Basis for Water Technology

    Volume 4: Water-Quality Engineering
    Edited by Keisuke Hanaki, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; and Tom Vereijken, European Water Partnership, Grontmij, The Netherlands

    Volume 4, Water Quality Engineering, includes theory, practice and the recent development of a wide range of technologies for water, wastewater and sludge. Chapters in the volume explore how local social, economic and engineering factors must be considered when making technology choices.

    Water and Wastewater Management Technologies in the Ancient Greek and
    Roman Civilizations
    Membrane Filtration in Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse System
    Seawater Use and Desalination Technology
    Abstraction of Atmospheric Humidity
    Safe Sanitation in Low Economic Development Areas
    Source Separation and Decentralization
    Modeling of Biological Systems
    Urban Nonpoint Source Pollution Focusing on Micropollutants and Pathogens
    Constructed Wetlands and Waste Stabilization Ponds
    Membrane Technology for Water: Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration,
    and Reverse Osmosis
    Wastewater as a Source of Energy, Nutrients, and Service Water
    Advanced Oxidation Processes
    Biological Nutrient Removal
    Biofilms in Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Membrane Biological Reactors
    Anaerobic Processes
    Microbial Fuel Cells
    Water in the Pulp and Paper Industry
    Water in the Textile Industry
    Water Availability and Its Use in Agriculture


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