Water and waste management covers the design, building and operation of plants for water treatment and supply, sewerage, wastewater treatment and disposal, and solid waste treatment and disposal.
Since the last edition in 2002 there has been an increasing importance on the issues reflecting climate change. This is particularly important when the result of this change must be ‘managed’ and ‘controlled’ to maintain an amenity such as water supply. This new edition includes many new entries on the topics of stormwater management and flood management, as well as the new EU Directives that cover this field.
With over 7000 terms, this dictionary encompasses the most recent terminology on water and waste management. It is a handy reference for consultants, contractors and professional engineers as well as academics and students who need a quick definition to technical terms.
- Provides a handy reference for consultants, contractors and professional engineers as well as academics and students who need a quick definition to technical terms. References US, UK and European standards, legislation and spelling providing a global relevance Offers detailed coverage of the terminology of Stormwater management and flood management not found elsewhere
Civil, environmental and chemical engineering professionals. Environmental biologists, environmental chemists and environmental managers.
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- 17th August 2005
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PREVIOUS EDITION REVIEWS: 'This is an important and timely dictionary that all libraries supporting programs in waste management, environmental studies, and hydrology should have in their collections. Highly recommended for all libraries.'- Choice “The Dictionary of Water and Waste Management is a comprehensive reference guide that covers water and waste treatment as well as management." - Industrial Environmental Management "Definitions of words, phrases and abbreviations... are clearly explained in simple layman's terms. The range of words is comprehensive, notching up a total of 439 pages, including an appendix of unit conversion factors." - Industrial Environmental Management “It is a handy reference for consultants, contractors and professional engineers as well as academics and students who need a quick definition to technical terms.” – Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Report “Unlike many dictionaries, this publication is easy to read. The words to be defined are bolded and the spacing between lines . . .[it is easy to] follow the material.. . . Keep this useful publication at arm’s length for an accurate explanation of important terms.” – Science Direct