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Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners, and Managers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124114661, 9780124115323

Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners, and Managers

1st Edition

Integrated Water Security Series

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Editor: Ravi Jain
Paperback ISBN: 9780124114661
eBook ISBN: 9780124115323
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th February 2014
Page Count: 254
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Concise and readable, Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners and Managers provides an overview of issues including infrastructure planning, planning to evaluate vulnerabilities and potential threats, capital improvement planning, and maintenance and risk management. This book also covers topics regarding potential contaminants, available water security technologies, analytical methods, and sensor technologies and networks. Other topics include transport and containment of contaminated water, treatment technologies and the treatability of contaminants.

Key Features

  • Threat and vulnerability risk assessments and capital improvement
  • Identification and characterization of potential contaminants and clean up
  • Application of information assurance techniques to computerized systems


Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineering Technicians and Civil Engineering Technicians

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • About the Authors
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1 Water System Security Overview
    • 2 Historical Perspective
    • 3 Defense-In-Depth Approach
    • 4 Dual-Use Benefits
    • 5 Technology Solutions
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. U.S. Regulatory Environment and Planning for Water Security
    • 1 Legislation
    • 2 Regulatory Requirements and Guidance
    • 3 Planning Efforts and Documentation
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 3. Threats
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Water System Vulnerabilities
    • 3 Threats to Water Systems
    • 4 Potential Contaminants
    • 5 Public Health Information
    • 6 Case Studies
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 4. Prevention
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Motivation for Physical Protection Planning
    • 3 Water System Components Requiring Protection
    • 4 Water System Hardening
    • 5 Water System Physical Protection Technology and Devices
    • 6 Water System Security Standards and Guidelines
    • 7 Capital Improvement Planning and Maintenance
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Detection
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Detection Methods
    • 3 Contaminant Warning Systems
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Response
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Threat Evaluation
    • 3 Potential Responses
    • 4 Short-Term Emergency Water Supply
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 7. Rehabilitation
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Rehabilitation Approach and Regulatory Guidelines
    • 3 Rehabilitation Planning and Assessment
    • 4 Rehabilitation Methods
    • 5 Additional Rehabilitation Methods
    • 6 Rehabilitation of Buildings
    • 7 Transport and Containment of Contaminated Water
    • 8 Treatment of Contaminated Water
    • 9 Disposal Issues
    • 10 Postremediation Monitoring
    • 11 Long-term Alternate Water Supply
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 8. Conclusions
  • Appendix A. List of Acronyms Used in Water Security Literature and Legislation
  • Appendix B. Water Contamination Events Reported in English Language Newspapers
  • Appendix C. Chemical and Biological Threats on the Contaminant Candidate List
  • Appendix D. Physical Prevention Devices for Water Security
  • Appendix E. Detection Devices for Water Security
  • Appendix F. Treatment Systems for Recovery and Rehabilitation Efforts
  • Index


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About the Editor

Ravi Jain

Ravi Jain is Dean and Professor of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech. He studied public administration and public policy at Harvard, earning an M.P.A. degree and did additional graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Dean and Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA

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