Water Supply


  • Alan C. Twort, Formerly consultant at Binnie, Black & Veatch Consulting Engineers, UK
  • Don D. Ratnayaka, Consulting Engineer with Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK
  • Malcolm J. Brandt, Consulting Engineer at Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

This new edition of a classic text has been significantly expanded to cover the most current issues and international standards are examined in-depth, with detailed coverage of WHO, European, UK and US standards, organisations and practice. Written with the postgraduate and professional water engineer in mind, this text will also be essential reading for undergraduates studying water engineering.
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Postgraduate students of water engineering. Professional water engineers.


Book information

  • Published: June 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-340-72018-9


'A classic text on water supply......the book provides information on practically every aspect of water supply....the authors' wealth of experience is evident in the practical approach used throughout'. Asian Water, May 2001 Review of the previous edition: "The authors have a wealth of experience in the water industry, which is reflected in their clear and concise presentation ... an excellent publication" Water and Environmental Management Journal

Table of Contents

Public water supply requirements and its measurements * The organisation and financing of public water supplies * Hydrology and surface supplies * Groundwater supplies * Dams, impounding reservoirs and river intakes * Chemistry, microbiology and biology of water * Storage, clarification and filtration of water * Specialised and advanced water treatment processes * Disinfection of water * Hydraulics * Service reservoirs * Pumping plant: instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) systems * Pipes, pipeline construction and valves * Pipeline and distribution system design and analysis * Distribution practice.