Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment

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Author(s): Marilyn Waite

Publication Date: 29/04/2010

Pages: 248

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781843393238

eISBN: 9781780401454

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Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment covers elements of water engineering and policy making in the sustainable construction of buildings with a focus on case studies from Panama and Kenya.  It provides comprehensive information based on case studies, experimental data, interviews, and in-depth research.

The book focuses on the water aspects of sustainable construction in less economically developed environments.  It covers the importance of sustainable construction in developing country contexts with particular reference to what is meant by the water and wastewater aspects of sustainable buildings, the layout, climate, and culture of sites, the water quality tests performed and results obtained, the design of rainwater harvesting systems and policy considerations.

The book is a useful resource for practitioners in the field working on the water aspects of sustainable construction (international aid agencies, engineering firms working in developing contexts, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs).  It is also useful as a text for water and sanitation practices in developing countries.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction, Sustainable Construction in the Developing World, Objectives and Scope, Motivation for Objectives, Roadmap; Background on Water Aspects of Sustainable Buildings, Water Quality Indicators, Rainwater Harvesting in Developing Countries, Summary/Lessons Learned; Background on Wastewater Aspects of Sustainable Buildings, Wastewater Systems Presented in Panama Case Study, Wastewater Systems Presented in Kenya Case Study, Summary/Lessons Learned;  Panama Site and Water Management Practices, Description of Study Area and STRI Building, Potable Water and Wastewater in Bocas del Toro,Municipal Potable Water in Bocas del Toro, Water Management at STRI, Conclusion; Water Quality Testing at Panama Site, Rainwater Harvesting Water Quality Experiment, Rainwater Harvesting Experiment Results; Kenya Site and Water Management Practices; Description of Kenyan Climate and Water Resources, Description of Study Area, Water Management in Laikipia near Mpala Research Centre; Water Quality Testing at Kenya Site, Rainwater Harvesting Water Quality Experiment, Rainwater Harvesting Experiment Results; Designing Rainwater Harvesting System in Kenya; Policy Considerations and Conclusions,Similarities and Differences between Case Studies, Feasible Low-Cost Technologies, Policies that Encourage Sustainable Building Water Practices
 

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