Twort's Water Supply

Twort's Water Supply

7th Edition - September 3, 2016

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  • Authors: Malcolm J. Brandt, K. Michael Johnson, Andrew J. Elphinston, Don D. Ratnayaka
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081000434
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081000250

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Twort's Water Supply, Seventh Edition, has been expanded to provide the latest tools and techniques to meet engineering challenges over dwindling natural resources. Approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrhea-related diseases amounts to 2.2 million people each year from the consumption of unsafe water. This update reflects the latest WHO, European, UK, and US standards, including the European Water Framework Directive. The book also includes an expansion of waste and sludge disposal, including energy and sustainability, and new chapters on intakes, chemical storage, handling, and sampling. Written for both professionals and students, this book is essential reading for anyone working in water engineering.

Key Features

  • Features expanded coverage of waste and sludge disposal to include energy use and sustainability
  • Includes a new chapter on intakes
  • Includes a new chapter on chemical storage and handling


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Demand for Public Water
    2. Water Supply Regulation, Protection, Organization and Financing
    3. Hydrology and Surface Supplies
    4. Groundwater Supplies
    5. Dams and Reservoirs
    6. Intakes
    7. Chemistry, microbiology and biology of water
    8. Storage, clarification and chemical treatment
    9. Water filtration
    10. Specialized and advanced water treatment processes
    11. Disinfection of Water
    12. Chemical storage, dosing and control
    13. Energy use, sustainability and waste treatment
    14. Hydraulics
    15. System design and analysis
    16. Distribution practice
    17. Pipeline design and construction
    18. Valves and meters
    19. Pumping; electrical plant; control and instrumentation
    20. Treated water storage

Product details

  • No. of pages: 932
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: September 3, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081000434
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081000250

About the Authors

Malcolm J. Brandt

Civil engineer specialising in water supply planning and distribution system management; responsibilities include research in the UK and overseas as well as project execution in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North and South America.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

K. Michael Johnson

Civil engineer for design of large and small works such as dams, spillways, intakes, pipelines, tunnels, pumping stations, conventional water treatment, reverse osmosis and water storage in UK, South and Central America, Middle East and Far East.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

Andrew J. Elphinston

Chemical engineer specialising in potable water treatment, including both conventional and advanced treatment processes, with experience in UK, North and Southern Africa and Far East.

Affiliations and Expertise

Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

Don D. Ratnayaka

Chemical engineer with extensive specialist knowledge of water treatment techniques; responsible for all aspects of water treatment process design for projects in UK, Europe, Africa, Asian sub-continent, Middle East, Far East, and Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

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  • AnaCastro-Castellon Wed Dec 26 2018

    Twort’s Water Supply

    It is a must to have for engineering students and practicioners. Touches all subjects and relevant aspects related to water supply from source to distribution, including regulation.