Sustainable Water Engineering

Sustainable Water Engineering

1st Edition - November 27, 2020

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  • Editors: Susanne Charlesworth, Colin Booth, Kemi Adeyeye
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161203
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128164044

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Sustainable Water Engineering introduces the latest thinking from academic, stakeholder and practitioner perspectives who address challenges around flooding, water quality issues, water supply, environmental quality and the future for sustainable water engineering. In addition, the book addresses historical legacies, strategies at multiple scales, governance and policy.

Key Features

  • Offers well-structured content that is strategic in its approach
  • Covers up-to-date issues and examples from both developed and developing nations
  • Include the latest research in the field that is ideal for undergraduates and post-graduate researchers
  • Presents real world applications, showing how engineers, environmental consultancies and international institutions can use the concepts and strategies


Researchers, post graduate students, final year undergraduates, and scientists in chemical engineering, civil engineering and geography working on sustainable water engineering. Practitioners working for engineering companies, local authorities and water companies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction – insights and issues

    2. Potable water quality/treatment
    3. Small scale domestic water supply (inc. RwH, Grey)
    4. Macro potable water supply
    5. Water efficiency in buildings
    6. Supply in developing countries (inc. WASH)

    7. Design and infrastructure
    8. Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)
    9. Community and property flood protection
    10. Wastewater treatment/engineering
    11. Domestic wastewater in developing countries

    12. Hydroelectric power
    13. Extracting energy from wastewater
    14. Converting urine to energy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 27, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161203
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128164044

About the Editors

Susanne Charlesworth

Susanne Charlesworth is a Professor in Urban Physical Geography at Coventry University in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. She is the author of more than 65 peer reviewed journal articles on urban pollution and SUDS, many book chapters, and has co-edited books on aquatic sedimentology and water resources. She collaborates with groups internationally and has given papers at international conferences worldwide. Her research interests are SUDS; Sedimentology; Role of Green Infrastructure; Ecosystem Services Provision; Urban lake and river sediments; Urban Physical Processes: Urban Hydrology; The risk to children’s health of contaminants in playground material; Sources of radioactive isotopes in street dust and its effect on human health; Efficiency of porous paving in degrading oil and dealing with metal pollutants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Ryton Gardens, Coventry, UK

Colin Booth

Dr Colin Booth has been the Associate Head for Research and Scholarship for the Dept. of Architecture and the Built Environment since joining UWE in early 2012. He has also been the Acting Director of the Construction and Property Research Centre, until he became the Deputy Director of the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience. He has more than 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 co-edited books and 60 book chapters; he has taught water engineering and water resources management to both undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than a decade and his most recent research has focussed on flood protection engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, UK

Kemi Adeyeye

Kemi Adeyeye is an academic, chartered architectural technologist and chartered surveyor. She specialises in Integrated Design and her research focusses on the multi-disciplinary and multi-factorial aspects of Resource Efficiency and Resilience. Therefore, she works on solutions that integrates architecture, planning, people, policy, process and technological approaches for sustainability and resilience. She has ongoing collaborative projects on water efficiency, water infrastructure and transitional housing with professionals in industry and academia, in the UK as well as internationally. She has a track record on books and book chapters on water efficiency, water drainage, circular (spiral) economy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Integrated Design, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, UK

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