Water Technology

An Introduction for Environmental Scientists and Engineers


  • N. F. Gray, Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Water and wastewater engineering is the worlds biggest industry with more professionals working in it than in any other single industry sector. This accessible student textbook introduces the reader to the key concepts of water technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water treatment and supply and wastewater treatment. In 2000 the Water Framework Directive came into force – this is the most substantial piece of EC water legislation to date. It requires all inland and coastal waters to reach "good status" by 2015. Professor Gray includes the new framework throughout this new edition taking into account the implications of compliance and practice, as well as discussing the topical issue of sustainable principles in water management.
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Undergraduate and Masters students on environmental science and engineering courses and students registered for the CIWEM Diploma


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6633-6


"...the book is written for an interdisciplinary audience and is an introductory text directed at undergraduates, but it would serve as a starting point for anyone new to the field or for practitioners requiring a fresh view. This second edition builds strongly on the first, but it has been restructured, making the content more accessible and logically arranged. A valuable section on the Water Framework Directive has ben added, as has a closing chapter on "Sustainable principles in water management" The Times Higher, December 2005

Table of Contents

Water resources and quality assessmentWater quality managementDrinking water treatment and supplyWastewater treatmentSustainability