Sustainable Water Resources in the Built Environment


Standard price: £98.00

Available as an ebook

Please purchase via www.iwaponline.comOpens in new window

Also part of Water Intelligence Online Digital Reference Library

Standard ePrice: £98.00


Access ebook

Author(s): Marilyn Waite

Publication Date: 29/04/2010

Pages: 248

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781843393238

eISBN: 9781780401454

Download book flyer Print page

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

Also available as part of your Water Inteligence Online subscription

Marilyn Waite

The latest from @IWApublishing

Trending Article in Hydrology Research📈 "Dramatic Growth of Hydrological Science in the UK in the 1960s and Early… 23 hours 23 min ago
Trending Article in Water Policy 📈 "A comparative study of various parameters of drinking water quality in Shahrou… 1 day 22 hours ago
RT : 📅 Nominations are closing soon on 27 May for the IWA Diversity and Water Award. 🏳️‍🌈 Find out more and su… 2 days 5 hours ago